I’m taking the direct skin on tarmac approach very slowly but after managing a 300m true barefoot dash last week I thought it was time to go out again.
I don’t recommend late night, barefoot runs on rainy nights. For one thing the gravel sticks more persistently but more importantly the damp attracts soft squishy critters with hard shells and the darkness means you can’t see them.
You can feel them squelching between your toes though.
I ridded myself of the slime after 330m and put the mocassins back on for the remaining 2 miles.