Testing out: barefoot shoes

Running again. I bought Merrel’s barefoot trainers some time ago, but I haven’t done any running with them yet. Today I went again to Kauppi, since the track is softer than pavement and thus a good place to try out my pink shoes. Barefoot running is supposed to naturally reduce impact on the ground by forcing the runner to land on mid-foot or fore-foot rather than on the heel. Natural cushioning that is. I’m not going to get rid of my softer shoes, but I’m gonna give these flat ones a change too.

It does feel a bit different to run with un-cushioned shoes. My calfs are way more tired than usually. And I ran slower than usual. But maybe when I get hang of the new (to me) running technique, the pace will pick up too.

I also biked to the track and back, about 8k all together cycling. Then running up and down and up and down and up and down the hills in the forest. Fun! Let’s see if my legs are sore tomorrow 🙂

Distance: 5.2km, Avg.pace: – min/km, Avg.speed: 8 km/h 

Total distance run this year: 156km (200km coming up, yaiks!)


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