24 for 24 Hour Run for the Homeless October 29 & 30, 2010 By Barefoot Rick Roeber
Philippians 4:13 - I can do all things through Him who strengthens me.
Track surface technology has certainly evolved throughout the decades. I imagine that dirt tracks were the first to be engineered. Then, came cinder tracks which gave athletes the benefit of surface stability along with better drainage and drying capability. Then, we saw tracks evolve to harder surfaces such as asphalt and concrete. Over the past couple of decades, we've seen the introduction of the rubberized track surface. Originally, these were created with a somewhat smooth surface -- not exactly ideal for wet conditions as they would sometimes add to "slippage" for runners. While a liability for shod runners, these were ideal for barefoot runners. (I have recommended these in the past to new barefoot runners.) They afforded a smooth texture and additionally a somewhat cushioned surface to run...
Barefoot Des Moines Marathon By Barefoot Angie Bee
The 2010 Des Moines Marathon was my first barefoot marathon, the first of many barefoot marathons to come.
I have hit many speed bumps along the way this year and have had to change my perspective and expectations I have placed on myself.I had anemia over the summer and started working for nuun active hydration so I had to modify my diet and training in order to make it to the finish line.
Wild Life Half-MarathonBy John "StJohnTheGambler" YoheI probably shouldn't be here. I'm going to be running the Detroit Marathon next week, but I'd probably be taking a two hour run today, Sunday, anyways, and this half marathon (and marathon too) is right in my back yard, on very familiar territory: The Wild Life Marathon, Half-Marathon, Walking Half-Marathon, and 5K start out in Concord, a small town/village just west of Jackson, where I now live (again). The majority of my race will be on the Falling Waters Trail, a ten mile paved trail between Jackson and Concord and an old railroad lane going through some of the most quiet and scenic land in Jackson County. In fact, the Jackson end starts almost outside my apartment door, and I've made the long run all the way to Concord a few times this summer. I feel obligated to come out and support the race, which is new, in its second year now, and it’s a pleasant surprise in an area not known for its interest in...
Run the Rocks 5KBy Barefoot Mary
The day started clear and cold...much colder than it has been in Colorado, since I moved here 4 weeks ago. It is a true sign that the fall is setting in.
I crawled out of bed shivering at 7 a.m. with 10 hours of weekend sleep under my belt and a stomach rumbling for food. I took down a couple glasses of water as my (dear, sweet, roadie-like) husband fixed me a light protein shake with frozen blueberries in the blender. I had allowed myself a “real meal,” since there would be no running until 9:30 a.m., a blessedly late race time if I ever heard one. I downed a cup of black tea – my morning feeding ritual complete – popped in my contacts and pulled on a Michigan State t-shirt. I had to represent the team that had beaten University of Michigan the day before. (GO GREEN!!!) A little Great Lakes Spirit in the middle of the desert.
I devised an ankle strap for my chip timer with a long Goody hairband and...