Tuesday, March 16, 2010

First Barefoot Run of the Season

Mid-upper 50s, sunny, and a low tide in the afternoon... No brainer where to run today! Parked at Pine Point, took off the shoes and ran barefoot on the beach for the first time the season.

Great run, but the concern was with my foot. It did hurt some, but just in that sprain kind of way. I think it's safe to run on it but I need to just chill out and be careful until it's healed. Run today was a confidence builder in that aspect, so that's good.

So back to the run... it otherwise went great. There were a couple sections of beach where hundreds of huge quahogs had washed up on shore (probably a result from the storm and still lingering large surf). Most were intact and alive, and the seagulls were having a hay day with them.

Water was warm enough to occasionally splash through when the waves pushed the shoreline up. I even soaked my feet in the ocean for a few minutes at the turn around point. So nice to run barefoot again!

Ran 8.1 miles @ 8:35/mile pace.
Beach with packed sand.
Very flat.
Mid-upper 50s, sunny.
Barefoot, shorts, short sleeved shirt.


Love2Run said...

My verify word is dented, which is close to demented which somehow comes to mind. Nice pace for a barefoot run on the beach (in March)!

Blaine Moore said...

Jealous...oh well, Twin Sponges was fun too. :)

Kim said...

Lucky you Jamie!! I would love tor be able to run on the beach! Watching gulls trying to eat shell food can be so entertaining, so glad you got to see some of it for yourself.

Brace yourself for more nice weather this weekend, we have more than earned it! ;-)