Saturday, May 16, 2009

Life In The Grass Lane

Today I rode my bike over to Mead High School and ran barefoot on the track. That lasted about two laps. It felt worse than asphalt so I moved to the grass just inside lane 1. Nice--the laps are faster there. My lower calf muscles are strong enough now to allow me to land on my forefoot but I have noticed the left calf is not as strong as the right and it starts backsliding a bit and landing more flatfooted. But it's still early on. I am concerned about the development of my callouses. They're not getting thicker and I wonder if the abrasive asphalt and cement are sanding them down. I figure I'll give them a rest while I'm attending training in Nashville this week and see if they improve.

3 comments:

Spokane Al said...

Congratulations on the mention of your blog in Paul Turner's Spokesman-Review Slice column. Every little bit of sunlight helps.

Perhaps he will comment on your barefoot running in a future column.

Jacque Hendrix said...

What kind of training? Singing? Running on Southern grass/asphalt/ground glass?

Hank said...

Al,

Perhaps Paul will take up barefoot running. :-) He doesn't need to mention me any more. There's plenty of crazy stuff in the Spokane area for him to comment on. Like triathletes maybe. ;-)

Jacque,

A-r-r-r-r-r-r-r-r-r-rmy training, sir! Actually it's on migrating from Novell Netware to Novell SUSE Linux Enterprise Server. Yawn.