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As you know, the BRS is funded and operated solely by its members. A modest income from advertising and tee shirt sales no longer covers the monthly costs for running and maintaining the site. That's right. We've grown by leaps and bounds this past year! Who said...
Westlake Triathlon Race Report & Video
I haven't really swam or cycled this year but when I heard that the Westlake Triathlon coming up I had to sign up. This triathlon is put on by the Westlake Recreation Department to promote health in the area. It's beginners friendly with it being only a 120 meter swim, 4 mile bike, 1.5 mile run, and its FREE.
I had brought my Garmin 910xt but unfortunately never experimented with the functions in multisport mode so my times a little...
World Masters' Athletics Championship, barefoot & huaraches
By Canary Island Feet
The last minute change to move the half & full marathon route to a park on the edge of Lyon's city center proved to be multi-loop course that was pretty craggly asphalt with sections of rough irregular gravel & small rocks ... with the race ending in a stadium. Using huaraches for the marathon was the best option for me at my level ... but a gal from India did the half marathon barefoot and a Costa Rican did the marathon barefoot.
Why do you run?
By BF Mitch
To spend time with friends.
To impress those friends.
To lose weight.
To abolish the feelings of guilt for eating like a crazed lion.
Or do you run for deeper reasons?
To test your physical, mental, and emotional capacity in an all out war against a course or trail.
To have time away from the daily grind and time for yourself.
To distract your mind from whatever may be going on in your...
Barefoot Running Workshop 3: Hills, Speed & Precautions
By Emilie Reas, Chapter President, San Diego, California
Many thanks to all who attended the final session of our Barefoot Running Workshops! In today’s workshop we built on the fundamentals of running mechanics covered in the first and second workshops. We tweaked our speed and hill running techniques, addressed safety issues unique to barefooting and took running video selfies for gait analysis. Here are some of the highlights of the day’s fun …
When running downhill, the impact on the body...
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