11 easy miles, in sandals.
Tried out the thicker sandals on the C&O Canal Towpath today and the sandals handled well. These sandals have 10 mm soles, almost double the thickness from my previous pair. I will be wearing them for the long runs. Potentially, training in them for the Harrisburg marathon later this year.
Granted, I injured my foot during last year’s marathon wearing sandals. So why sandals again? Two reasons: one, I believe in minimal shoes. They are better for my feet. And two, I plan to avoid making the same mistake thru run by feel. That is, instead relying on mileage, time, and other metrics, it will be my body telling me – if and when I am ready.
To others my marathon injury may seem a defeat, but to me it is learning. Learning to adapt. Be it the shoes, gears, or myself, I have the opportunity to apply my experience and improve my running at the Harrisburg marathon. Today’s positive outcome is a great start.
How do you renew yourself? What do you do for fun?