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Still running, but so many race weekends in 2017 do not leave any time for blogging. Follow me on Instagram at barefootElvis or search using #barefootelvis

January 20, 2017 (Friday) [4.5 miles]

Heavy rain overnight, but only light drizzle when I started this morning. Rain jacket since there are still scattered showers about. Only had to use the hood a few times. Legs felt a bit tight, so kept a even slower pace average of 17:07 min/mile. Rest day tomorrow, then the race on Sunday. Slight chafing (itchy, but not red)above the web of the toe, the price to pay for running with foot ware.

January 19, 2017 (Thursday) [3.1 miles]

Streets wet, light showers, but more on the way. Rain jacket with capri tights. Still sporting my sandals. Slightly faster overall pace at 16:39 min/mile, but still taking it easy.

January 18, 2017 (Wednesday) [6.7 miles]

The sandals actually keep my feet from wearing out, and since it's still dark, allows me to not worry as much about what I'm stepping on. Slightly faster at 16:59, but still took it easy. A series of rain storms are headed to the area the next 6 days, so looks as if my weekend race will be wet. Hopefully I'll catch a break the next few days as I taper down. Only need 4 miles over the next 2 days to reach 30 for the week.

January 17, 2017 (Tuesday) [6.2 miles]

Slow, easy recovery run. First mile felt pretty good at 15:06, then I could feel my depleted muscles. Still being cautious wearing my Xero Sandals. Overall average pace 17:11 min/mile.

January 15, 2017 (Sunday) [13.1 miles]

Rock 'n' Roll Arizona Half 2:44:51 (12:35 min/mile pace). Overall 7188 of 10278, Division 255 of 336, Gender 3389 of 4325. PR for course. 2016(2:54:44), 2015(3:07:04).

January 14, 2017 (Saturday) [3.1 miles]

Rock 'n' Roll Arizona 5K 36:45 (11:50 min/mile pace). Overall 1125 of 2177, Division 40 of 60, Gender 540 of 822.

January 12, 2017 (Thursday) [4.5 miles]

Slept in yesterday (relatively, a full 8 hours). Woke up way too early at 12:30 am (4 hours of sleep), and could not get back to sleep, so out of bed at 1:30. Left for my run at 2:20 am. More rain forecast later this morning, but streets were still wet in spots from the previous day's rain. Still used my sandals for a short, slow (19 min/mile) run. Finished before 4 am, but wanted to go to work early anyway. Rest and travel tomorrow, but not leaving until after work.

January 10, 2017 (Tuesday) [8.1 miles]

Only 4 hours of sleep, but wide awake. Plenty of time for a longer run, even though I knew it would be a slow pace. Still cautious and wore my sandals again. Big remix weekend coming up (13.1 + 3.1 = 16.2 miles), so I need to be rested. More rain forecast the next few days, but I already reached necessary miles to make 30 this week. Not sure if I want to rest for 3 days, or run in the rain. Maybe a good time for a swim.

January 9, 2017 (Monday) [6.6 miles]

Swim yesterday, but with my new watch, which has an accelerometer to detect when I switch directions, no more counting laps. Body slightly wiped out from both the swim and the Saturday race. Super easy (18:26 min/mile average) recovery run. Rain forecast later in the morning, got a few sprinkles but not enough to get the ground wet. Used my Xero sandals again, just because I have another race on the weekend, and cannot risk another injury. Roads have been pretty debris laden due to all the rain, pothole, run-off, etc.

January 7, 2017 (Saturday) [9.3 miles]

Resolution Run 15K, 01:40:02 (10:44 min/mile pace). Division (50-59) 19 of 22. Male 103 of 126. Overall 267 of 395. Small race, especially when I'm used to running with 10,000+. Flat course, so pace was mostly consistent, but surface varied (most great though). Splits 10:52, 10:24, 10:18, 10:11, 11:09, 10:43, 11:15, 11:05, 11:07.

January 5, 2017 (Thursday) [4.6 miles]

Using sandals again as a precaution, but no socks this time. Pace dead slow (19:15 min/mile average), as to taper for Saturday's race.

January 4, 2017 (Wednesday) [6.8 miles]

Toe cut only left a slight blood stain on my bandage, but to be cautious, I wore my toe socks, and ran in my Xero sandals. Very little pain, so I know I got all the debris out of the wound. Rain predicted tomorrow, but maybe I can get a run in before the rain starts. I signed up for the Resolution Run 15K on Saturday, so I only need 4 miles to make my weekly 30. Or maybe more, if I decide that I want to increase my mileage for 2017.

January 3, 2017 (Tuesday) [5.5 miles]

Back to the dark early morning runs. Not sure exactly when I stepped on a sharp object, but after a while, it dug in deep enough to cause pain. The location was on my right big toe, which is very thick and hard due to the callus. That thick skin also kept me from noticing the problem until it got too late. The last few miles I ran with my toe curled up to relieve the pressure. Several swipes with my hand did not seem to reveal anything. About a ½ mile from home, I passed a bright street lamp, and looked at my toe, and saw some blood. Ok, definitely something in there. After my shower, I examined the area, and saw a noticable cut in the skin. I pressed around, so see if anything was hidden, and sure enough I found something. I dug out a sliver of glass about 3 mm long, what a relieve to get that out. Of course there was blood, and I had to bandage my toe. We will see if I can run tomorrow, I may have to put some tape around my toe to keep ith area clean.

January 2, 2017 (Monday) [5.2 miles]

Light sprinkers, so a wet run. Day off work, so a daylight run. Average pace 15:40 min/mile. Not sure about siging up for Resolution Run on Saturday, due to chance of rain. Not sure if I want to try to bump up the weekly mileage for 2017 to 35 or higher.

January 1, 2017 (Sunday) [4.1 miles]

New Year's run, short and easy. Ground a bit wet from the overnight rain, but many dry spots, so splashing necessary. Rest day on Saturday helped a bit. Average pace 15:12 min/mile, so not as slow as last week.

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