Day 30 - Fiyah!
|My very own BFR Fiyah! T-Shirt!|
Did another short barefoot run today which ended up being close to 4 miles. It was cold and overcast, but man, it felt good. After the initial shock of the cold, my feet eventually adjust. They go from stinging to tingling. Its an indescribable feeling. Like running on blunt pins and needles. Ok. So maybe that doesn't sound cool, but for me its heaven. Like I can feel every single nerve receptor. I run on pavement and asphalt mostly. I know there are people who hate that stuff, but I'm starting to really enjoy it. Yeah. I'm a glutton for punishment. I know it. I would love to do more trail running, but I think I had better work on some strength training first. My knee is in recovery mode and I don't want to blow it.
|The flex print. Nice and clean.|
Speaking of that little bitch, my knee... She fared pretty well on my run today. No angst and no pain. Not even a twinge. She was tight though. I felt the tightness starting up on the bottom of my kneecap towards the end of my run so I backed off and walked. I stretched my leg a bit and the tightness subsided. No heel pain either. Relaxation was key. I tend to stiffen my ankles when I'm running especially when its cold out. So relaxing my ankles when I lift my legs helps. I also tried to keep my cadence up and focused on landing straight under my body. Whatever I did today worked. Success. Fiyah!
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