Monday, March 08, 2010

Small Rocks of Death

Another gorgeous day out, albeit a windy one. After work, I strapped on the Vibram Five Fingers and hit the converted railroad bed for a trail run.

The good news was there was less snow/ice than expected. I'd say around 90% of the trail was bare. The bad news was I forgot how many small, jagged rocks there were in some sections. You see, the trail itself can be very well packed, so these rocks don't have much give at all when stepped upon. A few hurt a little, but overall it still wasn't too bad.

Seven to eight mile runs seems to be the norm lately. That's fine, as another 50k run is planned for next weekend. Good spacing between that and the one we did two weeks ago, so good to keep the mileage in the lower-mid range for now.

Ran 8.1 miles @ 9:02/mile pace.
Trails, sections of mud and some ice/snow.
Slightly hilly.
Mid 50s, sunny, windy.
VFF Sprints, shorts, short sleeved shirt, Moeben sleeves.

2 comments:

Kim said...

Jamie, that is my biggest fear with the Vibram's and running the trails. I have had a bruise on the bottom of my foot once and it hurts pretty bad. HA

Sounds like a great run and good luck on that 50K this weekend. I can't even imagine!

Jamie said...

Kim, it just takes practice. There are people who run 100% barefoot on far worse terrain. There's a learning curve to it, but just have to work your way up.