Apparently, great minds think alike. On Easter Sunday, I was talking with two of my brothers (big family get together) about barefoot running. Turns out, WE ALL BOUGHT A PAIR of fivefingers this week.
We were all a bit surprised to find out we each had a pair. Now, I have two brothers, my husband, father-in-law, and friend who own a pair. Wanna join the fun and start running “barefoot” too?
I love them. I actually like running “barefoot.”
The workout regimen is very doable. Too run “barefoot” you start out running every day or every other day for FIVE MINUTES.
Five minutes friends. You can do that, right? I can do anything for five minutes. I could probably hold my breath that long. Well, I’m not gonna try, but maybe I could. 🙂
The second week you increase your time to 10 MINUTES.
10 minutes is all you want to run during your second week of training.
Then, the third week you stretch your running time to 15 minutes. OK, I’m sure you’re all math-aletes, you can do the math from here on out.
It’s important to transition into barefoot running S-L-O-W-L-Y. I’m not referring to your actual speed here, I’m talking about easing into it.
You have to listen to your body, and as soon as your skin hurts, STOP. It’s protecting underneath your skin and preparing your body for this rude awakening.
You will have lactic acid in places you never knew you had muscles. It feels AWESOME.