Friday, June 17, 2011

Breaking in the summer feet

Earlier in the week I ran half mile intervals.  I ran them at 6AM.  Although it was very hot and very humid my paces were right in line.  I gave myself some leeway but I was a bit faster.  There is a fine line between blowing up and hitting your marks.  Since I was only running 4 x 1/2 mile with 90 seconds rest I felt comfortable in pushing the pace.  If I were doing 8 or 10 of these intervals then I would have backed off about 5 seconds.  So I was finished all of them in under 3:03.  This is a few seconds slower than the winter intervals but I will take it!

There was another purpose of this run.  I ran in my race shoes without socks.  There are the same shoes that gave me blisters a couple of weeks ago.  I did not wear them during the Heat Wave because of this.  Preparing the race shoes.

This time while running the intervals I did not experience any discomfort.  There were no hot spots.  I just felt fast.  After the session I did notice that I had one blister on my right foot.  It was nothing major.  That was  few days ago.  I am confident that I will be able to wear these race shoes for the Dragonfly.  Progressive overload works for just about everything.  Create a stress and let it recover.  It comes back bigger and stronger.  That works with training and preparing summer feet!

3 comments:

it's all about pace said...

thanks for baring your sole =:-)

Papa D said...

I hope you slay the Dragon....
At least you have cool looking shoes.

Mike said...

Nice fast intervals! How were yout feet with no socks?