Sep
04
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AFC 5K Race ReportA First 5K, BarefootBy Cali GirlWell, I did it! I met my goal of finishing a 5k this year. Getting healthier was a promise I made to my mom, who passed away of a massive heart attack last year at the age of 59, so this was sort of big for me even though I didn't do it extremely well with a time of 37:20. But... I still feel completely accomplished!I haven't run at all in about a week and a half. My last post about the hills killing me was so very true. I think it is the downhill. I need to learn to do it with a lighter landing as I ended up with TOFP in both feet, 5th metatarsal that got pretty uncomfortable on the left foot. I was worried I was going to end up with a stress fracture and so stopped running and walked for the last 10 days or so instead.I made the 2 hour drive to San Diego yesterday evening to pick up my bib and stuff and slept on a friend's couch. Then got up bright and early to head to Balboa Park. I was a bit nervous as I had...
Sep
01
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Cinderella Trail Run 10KA Newbie’s First Trail RaceBy Barefoot TerryAugust14, 2010 - It was a cool, misty, wet morning in the hills above Oakland, California. Costal Trail Runs was putting on a 10K, half marathon, marathon,and 50K ultra. The drive to Joaquin Miller Park had been without traffic (a rarity for the San Francisco Bay Area), and I arrived earlier than expected. I walked down to the registration area in my VFFs, got my number, hit the restrooms, and then wandered back to my truck to get out of the chill morning air. The temperature was about 56 degrees. Not terribly cold, but enough to chill someone in running shorts.Being an Eagle Scout, I consider myself fairly well versed on hiking trails, but this Saturday, I dared to try something new - a trail run. Not only that, I decided to run it barefoot.So, there I sat in my truck trying to keep warm. After about 15 minutes, I decided I was bored enough and headed back toward the starting area to...
Aug
31
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2010 Leadville 100 Trail Race ReportBy Barefoot Ted McDonald
Feeling great after 100 miles in the Rockies.​
My fourth summer in a row visit to Leadville, Colorado and my third completion of the Leadville 100 Mile Trail Race...what an experience. Deep gratitude for good friends and a strong body.

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Finished!
This year's race was to be my second attempt at running the entire course barefoot and with my own Luna Sandals. Two years ago, I started with sandals, but had to change into VFFs KSOs at the top of Hope Pass in order to complete the race due to horrible weather conditions. This year I was able to run the entire race with my sandals (see www.LunaSandals.com) and in bare feet...a pure joy fest....
Aug
26
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I agree, Jason. I wonder if they would publish it. Hey, you may even get an offer to write for them on occasion!