On the 5 minute barefoot section of today’s run I still had a feeling of pounding in my heels. I took Mark’s advice and I tried leaning forwards. It did work, but at a cost.
I felt like I was having to lean a long way to get the sensation to stop. I thought I’d mastered the lean with my progress in chi running, but obviously not – my heart rate went sky high again.
I know I run slow but it seems I’m running too slow to be able to run barefoot for any length of time (even 5 minutes is too much).
If I’m going to give barefoot running a good test, I’m going to have to take the advice of the experts and start my beginners running program again from scratch.