I participated today in both the 10k and the 5k runs of the "29th Annual Guthrie Gallop." It takes place in Sayre, PA.
It was my first official unshod 10k race, so I PR'd - 46:43.55 was my time.
The course for both races are fairly flat. The 5 is just a shortened portion of the 10. The weather was great for running, a little on the humid side especially after a downpour that came toward the end of the 10k.
The 10k started at 9AM and the 5k started at 10:30AM, so there was plenty of time to do both.
The running surface was primarily blacktop and in areas very rough blacktop. I looked forward to stoned driveway entrances in areas the pavement was so rough. I was able to...
Barefoot (Mostly) 50-Mile Endurance Run Race Report
By Barefoot Terry
April 6, 2013 – Sacramento, CA
The day had I had waited a year for had finally arrived - Redemption Day. It was the morning of the American River 50-Mile Endurance Run once again. Last year, I had trained numerous miles only to wind up injured at the start line resulting in my first DNF ever.
THIS year was going to be different. This was MY year. It was time to run to Auburn to get MY AR50 Finisher’s Jacket.
I kissed and hugged my wife and kids – my “crew” for the race. I stripped off my Sockwas, handed them to my wife, and joined the growing crowd of runners as they meandered toward the starting line. My family headed to watch the start from the Guy West Bridge. The runners would race west away from the bridge for a...