Barefoot Runners Society
IBRD 2012 Official Report
The second annual International Barefoot Running Day was a great success! We are still gathering the stories, pictures and statistics, but we are hoping to top last year's event by a wide margin.
The statistics so far:
- Registered events: 40
- Countries with events: 12
- Continents represented: 4 (N. America, S. America, Europe, Australia)
- U.S. States represented:17
- Number of runners: 304
- Estimated total distance run: over 2200 KM / 1600 miles.
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Runner in a 19th century factory and what I saw at Maker's Mark
First "modern" olympic marathon in 1896
I've been thinking a lot about the training season, injuries and the conversations I have with my running buddies about training. My thoughts on the subject are as follows and this is essentially the lecture I would give my clients when I was a personal trainer.
Running is a repetitive motion. Think about your image of a 19th century factory, or a modern cell phone factory for that matter, lots of people doing the same thing over and over until they get over-use injuries, carpal tunnel, broken down joints, or just get...
Pineland Farms Trail Running Festival/ 3rd Annual Barefoot Runners Society Meetup, May 26th!
By Jason Robillard
The 2012 Pineland Farms Trail Running Festival is shaping up to be the biggest spring barefoot party in the country! Last year’s event was awesome- two days of running, meeting other barefoot runners, eating great food, listening to great music, and drinking awesome beer! It’s one of the few events we attended that immediately became a “must-do” event.
As such, Shelly and I will be there this year. I talked to Erik Boucher, one of the race directors, and he gave me some tantalizing details for this year’s event, including:
- Free beer to all participants and volunteers courtesy...
How was your barefoot running this Winter?
2011-2012 Winter Barefoot Challenge
By Barefoot YOW
One of the most common questions on BRS, in the late Fall, is "What footwear do you wear in the Winter?" Our answer is NONE. (or at least sometimes none)
Running barefoot in the winter poses unique challenges and opportunities. You need not be chained to a treadmill for the winter nor resign to wearing footwear. We choose barefoot for the exact reason that we do so in the summer -- sensory feedback. Through group discussion and a lot of trial and error, each participant ventures into the frozen world. We explore weather/road conditions to find new limits, and often pushing ourselves into unknown running territory. This is a summary of the BRS Barefoot Winter Challenge 2011-2012,...
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