I’ve done 4 Time Trials in my sandals
August Did Not Run
November, December, January and February - Did Not Run
March 21:24 Barefoot
Today, I ran my first barefoot TT and I’m thrilled with my results. I was 6 seconds off my Personal Best set in October ‘10 (also the last time that I ran a TT).
I took it comfortable today with the plan of using the first kilometer as a warm up and then to speed down the hill to the round-about turnaround, push up the road at a comfortable but hard pace, recover on the brief down and then push the last kilo including the little climb up College Road and then just short of a sprint to the finish. I also didn’t check my log book to see what my last time was and I really couldn’t remember other than between 5 and 6 minutes a kilometer. I followed my plan, watching Val ahead of me and passing Chris just after 2.5kms. I was pleasantly surprised to have N tell me that I was just 6 seconds off my best time – the effort felt so much less and that really shows progress!