Fairfield, CT Half Marathon - 2016 By Barefoot Gentile
This race marks my 10th barefoot half marathon.
Basically the same formula I use for all half marathons, train 8 weeks (if you call it training), it's more like running 3 days a week which I do all the time, except running longer on the weekends, which is maxing out at a few 10 milers.
It was a beautiful morning on race day, but was going to get hot by 9AM it was already in the 80's but zero humidity, so to me quite comfortable. Came in at 1:51:38 which I was happy with it. I did stop at mile 8 to hit a port-a-potty, first time ever I stopped to pee during a half marathon, I was kind of pissed (no pun intended) at myself I had to stop but just couldn't hold it any longer, my time would of been cut shorter, but oh well.
Once again I was lucky enough to spend a part of my summer time along "la vézère" in dordogne, Perigord region located in France. This specific area, is as huge and incredible concentration of prehistoric, troglodyte and medieval major sites. From Lascaux painted caves, to Neanderthal and homosapiens sites. So quite exciting to get my feet in the path of those historical major places.
The playground is composed of different surface types. Main road, well maintained, perfect for barefooting, but too narrow for vehicles and runners in both time (so perfect to get hit by a car) not my first choice. Secondary roads very very hard for the feet. Trail forest path (rarely used made partly of silex rocks), crossed by animal forest path. The two last one are just perfect to discover the area. But not without a minimal protection on your feet.
Barefoot Rick Roeber to Run His 100th Marathon Without Shoes By KMBZ
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - He's run more than 26,000 miles, and he does it without shoes. "Barefoot Rick" Roeber is preparing for his 100th marathon by fundraising. He started running barefoot marathons in 2003. In honor of his 100th marathon, Rick hopes to raise $10,000 for the Kansas City Rescue Mission. To continue reading, please visit: http://www.kmbz.com/Local-man-to-run-his-100th-marathon-and-he-does-it/22803870
One of my favorite places to walk barefoot at is Fort Des Moines Park. The walking trail was brand new and I thought it was great to check out. I experienced a lot of sensations while walking barefoot on the trail. I felt rocks, tree bark, and a whole lot more. I went there when a part of the trail had a lot of mud on it. I could feel the mud sift between my toes and that was the best experience of my barefoot life but the next time I went there was a real treat. This was definitely one of my favorite times I went on a barefoot walk. It was June 20, 2014 at Fort Des Moines Park. It had rained overnight and there was a lot of mud on the trail and I never had the feeling of walking on a trail that was entirely muddy so this was a perfect opportunity. I drove out to Fort Des Moines Park and went on the walking trail was wet and squishy with mud as I predicted. It...