So I went for a pair of the Nike Free running shoes. I guess I'm jumping on the barefoot running bandwagon but with a normal looking pair of running shoes. Vibrams? Too alien-like. Nike Free's? Adorable!
(Of course I had a photo shoot with my shoes. Nerd alert!)
As soon as I got the UPS confirmation that they were on my doorstep, I grabbed them, put on my running gear and my new shoes and rushed out the door to try them out. Yep. I already love them. I did an easy mile warm-up then did 100 meter repeats on the grass at about 80% exertion followed by a mile cool down. It felt sooooo gooooood. And speedy. And hard! And fun. I could get into this barefoot running phenom.
Do you believe in barefoot running? Is it a gimmick? Who knows. It could be. I'll tell you one thing... you won't be seeing this girl sporting Vibrams anytime soon. Lo siento! Those things are just fugly! I won't wear the Nike Free's for higher mileage runs, though... just for strides, drills, and quick jaunts around the 'hood. And to wear with shorts to look cute, of course.
Non-Garmin stats: 1 mile warm-up. 100 meters x 10 at a bit faster than 5K pace. 1 mile cool down. Then some TRX. So I didn't wear socks.... was I supposed to?!?