So I went to that "other" place to wish them a happy birthday today, but apparently, it's more like a good-bye day for me. Apparently, they shut down all of their forums and created Facebook pages to replace some of them...not the barefoot running forum though.
Jerusalem Marathon is well known for its uphills and downhill. Nobody is going to this race to try to do a new personal record. It is impossible. Everybody is coming to this race just for pure fun.
It is called "A race for the soul."
Therefore, I decided to do this race barefoot.
We reached the the staging area before sunrise. The temperature was cold. I was afraid that I did a serious mistake to leave my shoes at home. (I live close to Tel-Aviv were the weather is already warm. I was surprised by the morning chill in Jerusalem.)
But after one KM of running I got warm up enough to enjoy the rest of the race.
I was running together with my friend and he set a slow pace so I had a chance to really enjoy the race and the course and the environment.
Some streets were tough and itchy. Some were smooth...