The last time I ran my Monday recovery run on Monday was a month ago. It has only happened four times during this training cycle.
After a rough training week, I needed a mindless run. It seemed like a perfect opportunity to wear my new and improved hippie shoes (aka huarache sandals).
Last week, I trimmed up the toe areas of the homemade shoes to prevent the soles from flapping. I trotted around the neighborhood at a dreadfully slow pace.
I'm sick of seeing 11-minute miles on my training log. Thankfully, tomorrow's tempo run should cure that ailment -- should.
The good news is that my hippie shoes were much quieter and the toes didn't fold under once. I'll have to try them again on the trails.