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by Barefoot TJ at 8:22 PM
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Seattle Marathon
By John "stjohnthegambler" Yohe

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A foggy morning here in Seattle. Seagulls squawking. Strange weirdos in running clothing stumbling in the chill towards the Space Needle like zombies. When most people are still in a food coma from Thanksgiving, some of us have decided that running 26.2 miles on a Sunday morning sounds like a good idea.

I'd heard that the Seattle Marathon was well-run, and so far so good, since the Start is near the Armory, a huge heated food court with clean bathrooms in which to wait (the Armory, not the bathrooms). Plus not one but two places to buy coffee and tea and nibbles. My friend Katherine and I thought we'd be shivering in the cold, but this is nice. We even end up cutting things a bit close because we don't want to leave the warmth until the last minute, but find out that...
by Barefoot TJ at 8:21 PM
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Who Needs Shoes? I Just Hiked the Grand Canyon Rim-to-Rim Barefoot!
By Thea Gavin

Hiking Across the Grand Canyon, Barefoot and Smiling All the Way (pictures below).

I’ll begin with a disclaimer—the following notes about my barefoot hike across the Grand Canyon are not meant to sound braggy. (Well, maybe a little. But there’s more to this blog post than just “Hey, aren’t I cool and shoeless as I sashay down North Kaibab Trail.”)

What I did this weekend has probably been done many times before, by people native to the area.

But—as a suburbanite 53-year-old chronically injured running grandma–my hope for the writing that follows is that it will...
by Barefooting Bob at 8:16 PM
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We Need Your Votes Because Your Opinion Matters:
International Barefoot Running Day

Ok, this is the long and the short of it. We have been getting some interesting comments pertaining to the selection of the date for :barefoot: International Barefoot Running Day :barefoot:. This will be the 3rd year running of this ever expanding and very important event.

Earlier in the year we had members expressing their concern about holding it on the first Sunday of May (the 5th)because it conflicts with Cinco de Mayo. So it was suggested to be moved to the second Sunday of May (the 12th) which is Mother's Day. Now with this move we heard an outcry from other members. So this is our dilemma. We obviously cannot please everybody all the time but we...
by Barefoot TJ at 8:24 PM
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First BF marathon report by longtime lurker...
Joris Goose

After lurking and leeching heavily here and there, soaking info like a maniac sponge, I am finally posting my first and loooooooong report here about (the road to) my first BF marathon, to make up for my posting passivity.

Hopefully, it is more interesting for you guys to hear about transition, MAF runs, spring versus active foot lift, low carbs and red beetjuice than my friends and family who are by no means as geeky as I am ;)

Short background: 33 years old guy, have been playing field hockey until I went to college, then started partying and drinking pretty competitively and stopped all real sports activities all together. Six years ago started running. Usual story I guess, running with a nike+ app and loud music on and trying to go...