Hood To Coast! A 200 mile, two day, relay run starting from Mt. Hood, and going all the way to the Oregon coast. I’d heard of it even before moving to Portland, and knew at some point that I wanted to do it, but with all the apartment hunting and exploring of the city, I didn’t realize the race was actually happening this week until, like, a week ago, by which time it seemed impossible to me that I could sign up. But, I was informed by certain running contacts that teams sometimes need runners at the last minute, and that the best thing I could do was leave my weekend open and tell everyone I knew I was interested, and to check online.
Both the H2C forums associated with the race website, and the FaceBook page, had teams and...
English translation is below. Translation courtesy of Susafras. Thanks, Susafras!
Es war mal wieder soweit ein Lauf musste her und zwar kein einfacher. Wir entschlossen uns (meine Tochter und ich) unseren Sommer Urlaub in der Pfalz und Umgebung zu Verbringen. Das trifft sich sehr gut denke ich und melde mich gleich bei einem guten Lauf freund von mir zum 1. Pfälzer Felsen Trail an. Diesen will ich natürlich Barfuß Laufen. Es geht über insgesamt 45Km mit etlichen Höhenmetern. Das tolle an dem Lauf ist das man an mehreren Stationen aussteigen kann wenn man genug hat.
Es ist auch ein Freundschaftslauf also kein Rennen um die Sekunden. Das passt zu mir ohne stress Idyllisch durch den Pfälzer Wald laufen das kann nur toll werden.
The Suggs Sports Medicine Symposium in Springfield Illinois on 2012 August 3 Friday featured Barefoot Ken Bob Saxton.
Ken Bob Saxton was the featured speaker at the Suggs SportsMedicine Symposium in Springfield Illinois on 2012 August 3 Friday. This is a very short clip from a much longer presentation, which was also followed by one of Ken Bob's Running Barefoot Play-Fun-Shops (ie; workshop or clinic).
Perhaps it’s the name of the run that keeps the numbers down: “Prepare To Die!” sounds, well, intimidating. As is the description: twenty miles total. Ten miles up to the top of Larch Mountain, and then back down, on apparently very rocky trails, the kind that would be intimidating to regular shod runners, only we’re a bunch of crazy barefoot runners. Not only that, but this isn’t even a ‘real’ paid-for event. We’re all volunteers. Madness. Only weirdoes from Oregon would do something like this!
As a newly arrive transplant from Michigan, I am gradually becoming a weirdo. I ran with...