Brief history - I completed C25K last year around Christmas time and then after a few weeks to consolidate the 5k/30mins I moved on to the Bridge 2 10k programme. I did pretty well on that for a few weeks but then hit a problem with my feet about 50mins into each session. It was incredibly painful and I would have to hobble home. (trainers were new for C25K and I DID have my gait analysed but something obviously not right!)
Went to the GP who told me running was bad for your body and that I should pad my trainers (not the most helpful!)
Anyway, I backed off for a couple of months to give my body a rest and have started again recently with C25K, now at week 4. I'm having the same problem with my feet already Then this evening I had a brainwave and took my shoes off for the last 5 min run and it was amazing! No pain at all, it all felt so easy. Dunno what it will feel like in the morning but I was just so pleased to be able to finish off without having to develop a weird style.
Anyway, just wondering whether anyone else has run barefoot or if there are trainers that can simulate it but allow you to cope with stones etc on paths?