Sunday started with an easy walk.
Monday I was re united with buddy. On impulse I decided to run barefoot! Maybe it wasn’t quite impulse – during my long nights awake coughing I re read my MAF book and Phil advocates barefoot running. All my life I’ve been barefoot indoors so I have a good grounding and running on the treadmill wasn’t a problem. Actually it feels quite good it makes me feel aware of the amazing design and biomechanics of the human body. I could feel my legs absorbing energy and springing back: they felt like those running blades that you see in the para-olympics look!
I’d lost a bit of speed at MAF compared to my last run before I was ill but not panicking about it (yet).
Tuesday I had calves of steel! Painful, unyielding, calves of steel! I didn’t run that day😳
Today, back to Buddy for another run. Buddy was fine, but he wasn’t playing with my phone. The music was fast forwarding and skipping and doing silly things. I thought that it might have been something touching the screen so I put the phone on a chair next to buddy. However next thing- Siri keeps spontaneously switching on and off. 😤😤 To add insult to injury my HRM wasn’t picking up my pulse. I started off with trainers on, not wanting to repeat the steel calves. Compared to Monday my feet felt wooden, inflexible and sort of numb, so after 10 mins I took them off. So in the end I just ran by feel, barefoot with intermittent music. And it was a good run! About a minute per km faster than normal. After that I got my casserole out of the oven and it was, well a bit crispy looking😳 Another technological let down!