Progress is good, right?
So, it’s time to work on form and diet. Yup.
First thing is sticking my Nike’s in the closet and pulling out my Vibram Five-Fingers. I’d tried them before, but had gone straight to running in them rather than, of course, doing what’s recommended and walking the first two weeks. For the next two weeks will be daily 5 miles walks — hopefully this will help straighten out the underpronation in my left leg. It doesn’t help that I haven’t put up anything that could be considered a 3 mile time in the past two weeks, so starting again with 5 mile walks will definitely help. Part way through, Adam and I were discussing the whole underpronation issue and he mentioned that he just forced himself to walk differently. So, I tried simply forcing the inside to hit the ground first, and it hurt like crazy. So I kept doing it. After a while, it doesn’t hurt so bad, and I managed to finish without it being noticeable, and my leg didn’t kill me afterward.
We’re also going with the Duke University Rice Diet, starting tomorrow. Oh, but with a twist. I’m adding some Hammer Nutrition chromemate, salmon oil (seriously), and xobaline. I’m picking everything up after work tomorrow — rice, fruits, salmon…
New schedule for the next 2 weeks:
0500 – Medicine ball 200/upper body band/push-ups/crunches
2100 – 5 mile speed walk