Barefoot Runners Society
Quad Cities Half Marathon
So I did run the half marathon last Sunday. Three years ago I did "run" the full marathon and it was such a terrible experience (got hypothermic) that I blocked out everything so I went blind into the race, I couldn't remember whether the race was barefoot friendly or not. The weather was beautiful this time around it was in the low 50's at the start and clear and sunny-perfect!
So the race started right at 7:30 AM and here we go the first bridge crossing over the Mississippi, oh, oh this is not good very rough surface and not only that it was covered with lots of gravel, I was just hoping that this was the worst.
Not so quick! the entire route was just awful , all of it! Sometimes we say the...
Surly Trail Loppet 2014
By TD Moose
The weather at race time was beautiful. The temperature was in the high 60's and mostly sunny. It rained a little the night before, but nothing to cause concern for muddy trails. A thin layer of mud over hard ground is one type of surface where I find bare feet have little traction.
This was my second time doing this race. I knew that I could do it, but also knew how tough it would be. For both years I've done this race, it has been near the limit of what I could endure for a barefoot run. I knew the really tough spots, so that helped prepare for them. Basically, I eased up a bit to give myself a rest so that I could run through those sections practically on tiptoe. While that type of stride makes it easier for me to handle really rough surfaces, it takes its toll in terms of energy spent.
I signed up for the second wave...
And the SEPTEMBER TOES ON ROADS winner is ....
Here are all the statistics ....
Top Ten Chapters:
1. UK 55 points
2. France 44 points
3. Norway 15 points
4. Illinois 13 points
5. Australia 12 points
5. Oregon 12 points
7. Ohio 9 points
8. Nederland 6 points
9. Idaho 4 points
10. Canada, Mexico, Georgia, Minnesota, Missouri, New York & Pennsylvania 3 points
Largest Team: UK (24)
Number of Chapters participated: 18
Number of Runners: 103
Top Performing Chapters:
DNE Chris 440km (New York)
Lloc Coll 279km (France)
Patpiedsnus 266km (France)
Number of Runners in Winning Team doing 50km: 17
Number of Runners in Winning Team doing 25km: 4
Mogollon Monster 100M
By John "stjohnthegambler" Yohe
Call me The Mysterious Stranger. After getting laid off my seasonal summer job for the Forest Service, I’m heading north, beginning my long road trip. I pass through Payson, and on up into the small village of Pink just north of there, around dinner time. Outside the Thai restaurant on the left there seems to be a large gathering of people outside on the patio. I think, ‘Hm, that looks like a packet pickup for a race.’
I continue on to a different restaurant and, parking, happen to look up at a banner saying, MOGOLLON MONSTER 100M, Sept. 27-28. Hey, that’s tomorrow! Hey, that was a packet pickup! I’ve heard of this race, too.
So, over dinner and think and think. I actually have a couple of days free until I meet some relatives over in Sedona. I’ve been...
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