Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Count Down

So I have 3 more days before my first half marathon. This week I only have 3 two mile runs before the big race early Sunday morning. I am pretty certain that my hamstring is 90% recovered, just hoping that 10% is not going to be an issue.

Once this half marathon is over I am going to start training barefoot in earnest with a view to doing a barefoot 5k in a month or two. It will be an interesting experiment to compare how my body feels after a long run barefoot than with shoes.

Sunday, March 25, 2012

One Week To Go...

So, the barefoot running has taken a back seat for the time being. About 3 weeks ago I pulled the hamstring in my left leg and have been having physical therapy and slowly, very slowly getting back to running.

I have one week left before my first half marathon and today did a 9 mile run. The good news is that my hamstring held out, so I am hopeful that I should be able to complete the necessary 13.1 miles next week.

The bad news, is that based on my interval times from today's run I will complete the race next week in 2 hours 1 minute and 30 seconds.

Will I get under 2 hours ? Will my hamstring hold out ?