This was the first long run I did for the year on Friday 3rd Feb. It comes up to about 25 km. I ran with a colleague who did the 100km Sundown. Of course I was out of my league but the pace was comfortable for me and we chatted for 3 plus hours non-stop as we ran. The pitstop and turnaround was Macdonalds at the East Coast Parkway. Iced latte, Gatorade and Cinnamon melts never tasted so good.
There were a few things I discovered and one of it was that I could use my old non-support Adi-zero which has a very thin sole. It must be my adapting to bare-foot running. JOY! And no ITB problems but just tightness in the knees. What was great was I was able to do a 15km 3 days later with no problems.
Why the long run? Its getting into the zone and what a joy it is to hit 15 km and feel good. Thanks to the barefoot running style I am confident I won’t bust my knees just yet.
After the run, I was really happy to be able to do a long run so comfortably so I downloaded a book into my kindlefire
Excellent stuff and the story about Matt Long really moved me.