All my barefoot runs, which have been only a few, have benefited from smooth, clean surfaces: the gym till I got booted and the sidewalk on the two warm days in early March. I decided to change that last night.
The mornings are still a bit cold for me to handle the barefoot run. We are barely in the 40F range at 5:30 A.M. when I run. But the daytime felt like true spring. At 5:00 P.M. and 65 degrees, I decided couldn't wait for my mornings to warm up. A short run in my naughty shoes was an emotional must. I covered myself sufficient for public decency laws, but remained a metatarsal exhibitionist, and ran. Only this time I spurned the smooth surfaces.
Around here, winter turns the sides of the roads into medieval torture apparatus. We gravel the roads after the summer cools down but before the fall freezes. This helps manage snow...
Star Wars Dark Side Half-Marathon at Disney World By Swoggis
April 17, 2016. Walt Disney World. The Star Wars Dark Side weekend at Disney World included three standard-distance races: 5K, 10K, and half-marathon on consecutive days and a smattering of kids’ races up to 1-mile distance based on age. There was also a special Dark Side Challenge for people who wanted to run both the 10K and HM back-to-back (and get a special finisher’s medal shaped like the Death Star). Registration opened on September 22, 2015 at noon, and by the time I finished signing myself and my family up for our races at 12:18PM, the 10K/HM Challenge combo was completely sold out. So, be forewarned that you need to be Johnny-on-the-Spot when online registration starts for a RunDisney race or you may not get in. in hindsight, I’m glad I wasn’t able to get into the 10K/HM Challenge and only ran the Half.
I Don't Think You're Going to Like This By rb2001
A post by our fearless leader, TJ , got my head churning (see post here). Many thoughts and ideas have been floating around lately and this article seems to have created the catalyst to turn them into viewpoints. I think these viewpoints will not be all that popular in this community. I have elected to put them down and share them not because I feel they are needed, but because I feel I need to hear the other side.
It all started with that post that featured an article with the shocking headline: Running Science Backs Off The Minimalist Shoe.
The headline said science so it must be pretty sweet.
Normally I read, summarize some interesting points that I share and move on. This time I found myself in rant mode that...