So last night was the first time in my current push that I ran 5k. 5.4k actually according to Google Earth. If I run this distance twice again this week then there is nothing to stop me graduating to running a full circuit of Clapham Common next week (5.9k).
I was expecting my soles to be very tender after last night’s run. But this couldn’t be further from the truth. My soles are doing very well and hardly seemed to have noticed the run at all. This strategy of focusing on the regularity, whilst slowly upping the distance really seems to be working out. My ankles are a little achy today, but aside from that, nothing really. I’ve even stopped the practice of using the inserts in my barefoot shoes the day after a run, as now my soles not need them.
Let’s see if this week pans out the way it should and if I feel ready for the Common next week.
Oh, and on a final note, I noticed this morning that I’d largely stopped noticing my PF. So it looks like I spoke a little too soon last week when I said I was disappointed that it wasn’t abating at all. But let’s not get too excited yet. More next week.