Went out for a 2 miler this morning, and is it just me or does the cold (it was about 45 degrees this morning when I ran) make your feet ultra-sensitive. There were a few points where I thought they were about to warm up and start to feel okay, but then I hit a wet section of road that I couldnt avoid and they froze up again. My feet were really hurting for a bit.
No blisters though, which is a plus. But how do you deal with cold pavement/asphalt/cement when you are running. I dont get my Vibrams till Christmas . Maybe I should break out the water shoes and just use those. Any other tips for cold roads?
Run 1,800 miles
Do 10 minutes of core work every day
10 mile goal: 1:12:00 (Black Cat 10 miler - March)
It would take sub freezing temps to do any real damage to bare feet so.... HTFU
Its the only way. Unless of course you put on some shoes. but thats no fun
Barefoot and happy
Blaine Moore (MM#2867)
Ed - I shared your hot water treatment post with a buddy this weekend while we were out running a barefoot 8 miler on the beach. We kind of did the opposite, though - we ran with our feet in decidedly not hot water (although it was warmer than the air, which was high 30s/low 40s while we were out there.)
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