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...
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...
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.
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:...