Friday, 15 October 2010
I'm back. After a couple of injuries, work commitments and a trip to London last weekend, I am now back into full swing with an 11.75 mile run today.
This was a road run with a difference as 2 miles were run barefoot across the moor road between Downholme and Hudswell. Why I can hear you say? It all started after reading a book called Born to Run about the Tarahumara Indians who live in the Copper Canyons in Mexico. I decided I had to try it just once and thought that I would run at least 200 yards before giving up if I didn't like it. Well, 2 miles later it was time to put me shoes back on before coming back into civilisation at Hudswell. (Just imagine peoples faces when they see someone running down the street with his trainers on his hands. “White coats and padded cells come to mind”). All I can say is was weird but exciting at the same time and I might do it again sometime but with the onset of a North England winter just around the corner it may not happen again until next year.
Anyway, lets get back to the run itself which was done in a time of 1hr: 48min with an average moving pace of 9.55 mi/mile with an elavation gain of 1,252ft. Total calories burned were: 1,520.
All in all, a great run and nice to be back.