4/21 run 60 mins on pavement in southern Delaware wearing New Balance Trail Minimus MT10 with Injinji socks
HR avg 149 max 159
Ouch, why must we cover so many natural surfaces with hard concrete and asphalt. At least that's what my feet started asking me after about 15 minutes. I put in some time running along the highway today. Crosswinds were a little rough, but the temperature was perfect at around 60 degrees. My knee is feeling pretty good now, but the top of my right foot is jacked. Not sure why, but I'm having trouble flexing my big toe upward and when I put my hand on top of it; it's like I can feel the tendon rubbing/squeaking as it moves, weird I know. My left foot has been doing much better and my plantar fasciitis is pretty minimal at this point thanks to the Darco Body Armor Night Splint. I never make it through the whole night with it on, but I put it on before bed and rip the thing off at some point during the night. I think I probably get in around 4 hours with it on. Seems to be doing the trick though, combined with nightly calf stretches. The splint gets really hot at night, but otherwise it's the only one I've found that's actually wearable.
Running on the side of a 50mph highway is not a good time, but no one ran me over, and it did have a wide shoulder. Wider than any of the narrow in town streets. The good thing is, by running out of town on the highway, it forced me to run longer as I had to turn around and run the whole way back too. Not at the top of my list for scenic runs, but better than sitting at home!