Yesterday morning, I ran barefoot on cement surface for an hour. This is a breakthrough for me. It was a very smooth, comfortable and relaxed run which I enjoyed so much. I avoided heel striking and landed on my forefoot, with my knees bent. I could feel the natural spring in my feet, tendons and knees.
My feet are getting stronger and the soles are becoming thicker. I will try to slowly increase my time in barefoot running until I reach 2 hours.
I've started using aqua shoes on some of my walks. The soles are so thin, it's just like walking barefoot. I hope that my friend will bring me a pair of vibram five-fingers shoes when she arrive from London this week.I only have less than three weeks before my solo Trans-Mindanao Run/Hike (390 km in 8 days). I plan to cover an average of 50 km a day in 7-8 hours. I am thinking of running barefoot partly perhaps two hours in the morning before the roads become so hot. The next six hours will be on running shoes. Anyway, I will just listen to my body and not force myself.