Miles:
12 total / 0 in 2019
Goal:

My goals are to regain my health, my body and be able to call myself a barefoot runner. Ultimately losing 120-140 lbs.

Rosmery Hernandez-casey ran: Barefoot. Surprisingl...

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  • 1 miles
  • 00:19 time
  • 18:30 pace
  • 233 calories
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alright 1 mi 00:19 18:30 pace

Barefoot. Surprisingly, my soles don't bother me as much anymore. I convinced my hubby to walk with me, which was great, but his pace is a lot faster than mine. He is a whole foot taller than me, so his strides are bigger. Trying to keep up with him I started getting feet and slight shin pain. Tomorrow, instead of a rest day, I may just walk a block or two.

  • Michele S.
    Michele S.

    Nice job, Rosmery! I have similar issues with my hubby and even friends. When I am barefoot, I have to go at my own pace. Trying to keep up with someone else usually makes something hurt. So, I always carry my shoes if I go out with someone else :)

    almost 7 years ago Like

  • Rosmery H.
    Rosmery H.

    I've been meaning to ask, would it be counter -productive to run some days with shoes and others without?

    almost 7 years ago Like

  • Michele S.
    Michele S.

    For the best barefoot progression, it's best to be barefoot. Your feet, legs, and body all need to learn the correct form and as soon as you put on shoes, your form will change. If your goal is to be a barefoot runner, you should be barefoot. If you have another goal - such as a 5K in May for example ;) - you'll probably need to spend some time with shoes to get the training you need to do the race. I think 5K training barefoot might be a little too aggressive this early on.

    almost 7 years ago Like

  • Derek R.
    Derek R.

    MIchelle is 100% spot on. I went from traditional shoes straight to barefoot outdoors and cheap ($2.50) water shoes on the treadmill because I wasn't allowed to go barefoot. I started extremely slow with running, first for time then for distance. For example I ran on the TM for 5 mins, then 6, then 7 etc until I was running a mile. Then when I felt confident I started slow 5k runs outdoors either barefoot or in 4mm Invisible Shoes huaraches. I haven't been able to enjoy running in a shoe with ANY padding

    almost 7 years ago Like

  • Derek R.
    Derek R.

    since then, and I have tested and reviewed many different makes and models of minimal shoes. Take it slow is the most important advice for anybody going barefoot. Avoid "transition" shoes until you have trained your body to run barefoot and figured out your preferences. If you like and need the padding of a transition shoe, find one that works for you and be sure that it is zero drop. Everyone is different and as long as your body is happy that is all that is important.

    almost 7 years ago Like1 person