Aug
19
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by Tristan at 10:33 PM
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Columbus Half Marathon
By Tristan with contribution by Hannah

August 12th was a day of many firsts for me. My first barefoot half marathon (first half marathon period). And also my first real barefoot race - I did do a 5k earlier in the year barefoot but I ran at a friends much slower pace so I wasn't really racing. I also got to run with another barefooter for the first time... BarefootHannahC Thanks for coming down Hannah! Oh and this is my first ever race report!

I couldn't really have asked for better weather for August. For the last couple months its been a heat wave here, breaking many records actually. But as the race approached the weather started looking cooler and cooler. It was an early race, 7am, and last I had checked the hourly weather the night before it indicated at 7am temps would be 59F and 100% humidity. That sounds pretty...
Aug
19
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by Barefoot TJ at 3:03 AM
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Get your Barefoot Running Magazine here!!!!

The summer edition of Barefoot Running Magazine published by our friends at Barefoot Running UK is now available for download. This issue is jam packed with lots of info about our favorite hobby and sport. In fact, BRS has the main feature in this edition on page 6.

If you would like to contribute to this magazine, please feel free to submit your articles of interest, race reports, photos, anything barefoot and minimalist running you think others would be interested in reading.

Get your FREE copy here: http://www.thebarefootrunners.org/misc/BFRMIssue5-Summer2012.pdf
Aug
17
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by Barefoot TJ at 5:50 PM
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Olympics, Women and Barefoot Running
From our very own Kate "Kitty" Kift
BRS Regional VP and writer for Candian Running Magazine

A talent apparent in the Barefoot running community is that we can tie-in almost anything to barefoot running. How many barefoot runners can run 5 miles while eating doughnuts? I can name three. Actually three started, but two were disqualified because they failed to eat 24 donuts – I think at least one of them threw up.

I am a genius for making tenuous links. As I was running my usual route, I came up with another random connection. How do you connect barefoot running, equality for women and the Olympics?

1984. Zola Budd would have also worked too. Read more here:...
Aug
13
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by Barefoot TJ at 2:19 PM
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Healthy, Active, Barefoot Kids
By Dr. Stephen Gangemi, a.k.a. Sock Doc

Kids these days! I sound like my grandparents saying that, but the difference is while they were perhaps referring to some punk kid tailgating them on their way home from their weekly Bingo game, I’m referring to the kids walking around in pumped-up-kicks whose health and fitness levels fall very short of achieving any Presidential Fitness Award.

Raising healthy kids starts with the feet, and that means the bare feet. It’s what our parents and grandparents did as kids. It’s what Huck Finn and Tom Sawyer did too, and they had some pretty cool adventures. Now kids would rather stay indoors, texting and friending on Facebook instead of playing with friends...