I was trying to have a nice barefoot run along some roads passed by "le Tour de France" cycling race. Just an hour before the race (all road closed to traffic).
The roads were prepared for days, cleaned like never before to ensure a safe race. Wasn't that perfect conditions for a barefoot run?
To my surprise, not really. They were in fact full of promotional vans and logistic or security cars linked to this hugely French mediatised sport events... The programmed barefoot long run turned to be a micro victory runs just before and during the cyclists race.
It was fun, never had a so enthusiastic public while...
My hometown's half marathon report. By Barefoot Gentile
It must be summer, it must be June, which means it’s time for my yearly hometown’s half marathon race report. To make it short and sweet, training was nothing magical, very low mileage hoovering around 15 – 18 miles per week. All runs were slow. I recently bought a new Garmin, the Fenix 5X, and started to play around with running by heart rate, since the watch has a built in optical HR monitor. This was my 9th consecutive year running this race, 8th time barefoot. I came in with a time of 1:50:29 which I was very pleased with considering how light my training was. I actually beat last year’s time by 2:24. How that happened I don’t know. I got about 4 hours of sleep the night before the race, for some reason I just can’t sleep before a race. The weather was beautiful and bit hot, it was close to 80 degrees at the 8AM start time. Happy...
BRS's California-San Diego Chapter President Emilie Reas in the news! Grandma's Marathon: San Diego runner is barefoot and injury-free
By Duluth News Tribune
On her training runs through the streets of San Diego, Emilie Reas is reminded about once every mile by passersby that she is missing her shoes. In her most recent marathon, she counted more than 40 comments spectators and runners made about her bare feet — about one per kilometer.
Reas, 35, a neuroscientist at the University of California-San Diego, has been running for more than 20 years — since high school — and most of that time was spent in shoes.
But on Saturday, she'll toe the Grandma's Marathon start line just outside of Two Harbors and run 26.2 miles down Highway 61 to the finish line in Canal Park barefoot — across hot pavement, cobblestone and debris. To continue reading, please visit:...
25k run for me (20k announced, + 2k to join the race, 3k of "oups lost my way")
no chrono, open start from 9h30 to 11am
only local bio food and drink proposed during the race and after,
in the huge and unforgettable site of Floreffe abbey (some part of the 12 century)
a boarding school where I spent 4 terrible years...
yep, not easy to go back 30 years later in this place without remembering young scholarship time, but for this particular kind of event (no time recording, local bio food, and the marvelous landscape), i was ready (and had no choice: my wife registrated me last week).
first i thought of the 10k, but she encoded an optimistic 20k, a barefoot who finally ended to be a 25k for me...
after a parking adventure, i finally joint the start (was running) half an hour before the deadline, just in time...