May
13
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by Tristan at 12:11 AM
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Capital City 1/2 Marathon '18
By Tristan


It's been a while since I raced... last September. Winter, like usual, was mostly all just easy runs, with occasional long-ish runs. But early in 2018 I started devising a plan to rock this half marathon that was April 28th. For the first time ever I was debating following a real training plan. Well ok, I did debate such a thing once before, but quickly dismissed as I'd never be able to follow it with my hectic schedule. Still the same schedule is an issue, but over the years I've managed my time a little better and also have become a much better runner. Another big factor, this time attempting to train I am single. While it's not the relationship status I want, it does certainly free up a lot of time and allow me to postpone various housework and not get yelled at. :p So I decided to go for Hal Higdon's advanced plan. It might have been a bit much, but I felt I...​
May
12
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by macdiver at 7:57 AM
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Slightly Belated Race Report
By Macdiver

A little background first. I chose to run a spring marathon this year to force myself to run through the winter. Normally I take off from November till March-ish. To run in the cold I was using a pair of moccasins (really $20 bed room slippers) that were some sort of leather with rubber glued to the bottom. After several runs in wet conditions they fell apart so I bought a pair of Xero Genesis. On cold days I wore wool socks and would push the sock between the toe for the toe strap. I had no issues with chaffing.

Since this marathon had about 14 miles or so on gravel I wore the Xero Shoes for the marathon. This was my first marathon not being completely barefoot.

The marathon was on April 22 hence the title of the thread. For reference regarding the pacer, Boston was 6 days before my marathon.

Some notes, this report is a copy...
May
01
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by Barefoot TJ at 2:15 PM
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International Barefoot Running Day (IBRD) is this Sunday!

----MASTER LIST FLYER HAS BEEN UPDATED----
****SEE POSTS BELOW FOR EVEN MORE LOCATIONS****

Here's the latest list of IBRD events for Sunday, May 6, 2018! Quite impressive!

To learn more about these events, please visit https://www.thebarefootrunners.org/pages/ibrd_local_events_listing/.
Apr
30
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by Barefoot TJ at 2:56 PM
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Bruce Tulloh, Barefoot Champion of the 1960s, Dies
By Athletics Weekly


European 5000m gold medallist, coach and author was an athletics pioneer in many ways


Bruce Tulloh, European 5000m champion in 1962, one of Britain’s best and most popular runners of the 1960s, trans-America record-breaker, and an ongoing influential figure in British athletics as a coach and writer, died on April 28, at his home in Marlborough, of cancer, aged 82.

Tulloh was the first non-African to compete without shoes in top-level international races, and he argued that the lack of any weight on his feet enabled him to accelerate more suddenly. That could give him a surprise winning break even on world-class fields like the 1962 European 5000m, when he got away with 700m to go.

Deceptively...