I know I keep complaining about the heat. But it's so hot. And I'm so over it. It was a realfeel of 107 today when I went galloping through the forest. I wore my fuel belt and polished off my water at mile 5 of 7. Gah!
It was a let's-forget-that-happened kind of run. Hot, slow, and testing my new minimalist shoes.
This was run #2 with them. I wore
them on Saturday and ran 3.5 miles in them before switching into my old
shoes for another 3.5. That seemed to be okay. I should have done the
same today, but I opted to run outside instead. My calves feel a
little stiff now and I definitely felt the lack of cushioning towards the end of my run.
I will just need to jumble my schedule a bit for awhile so I can properly adjust to the shoes. I do like how light they feel. If it was fall and about 50 degrees cooler outside, I could fly!!! For another few months, I will just be shuffling and hopefully training some new muscles.
When I was at Fleet Feet on Friday, I tried
on a few pairs of minimalist shoes and decided to go with the Pure
Flow. They fit the best and still had a little of bit of cushioning. Good for a newbie like me. We'll see how this little experiment goes. Lots of Loopsters seem to like their minimalist shoes and the only way to know if I like 'em is to try 'em!