Blog entries from fredvp71

fredvp71 has a total of 29 entries.

  1. fredvp71
    OK - 2011 was a bust for posting; apparently I forgot there are other people out there who run barefoot. Sorry for the lack of networking savvy, I'm just lazy! 2011 PR's (all BF) - Longest run: 15 miles. Longest race: 13.1 miles. Highest mileage week: 42. Races (all BF) Tiger Trot 5K: 24:54 Mother of all Races 5K: 23:13 Eagles 5K: 23:16 Orrville Firecracker 5K: 22:00 Muddy Paws 10 mile:...
    fredvp71, Jan 1, 2012
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    P.S. for those who follow this mileage log (why would you?), or much more likely, for me next year when I forget, I am following a fiscal calendar system for mileage reporting, so there will be a 4 week month, 4 week month, and 5 week month. Another great PR week once again! 42 miles barefoot altogether!!!! PR. 15 mile run on Sunday!!!! PR. Including 28 miles of Luna running, 70 miles for the...
    fredvp71, Jul 10, 2011
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    Low mileage week - did 7 miles barefoot altogether. One 4 mile run, and one 5K race. Race was a great time - Orrville Firecracker 5K in the rain! Love running in the rain - bf'ers who don't are really screwing themselves. Great time with 22:00 minutes flat. Had lots of energy, and passed loads of shod in the last mile. Back on track with 5k times!
    fredvp71, Jul 10, 2011
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    A big one!! 34 BF miles altogether. Runs of 7,7,7 and 13 miles. Woo hoo! PR for weekly distance (previous record was 28); PR for single run (13 miles). No injuries from 13 miler, but feet were definitely tender. Looked like I might get a couple tiny blisters, but they disappeared throughout the day, and now I'm fine (9 hours later), so I'm calling it a good run. (I don't count runs where...
    fredvp71, Jun 26, 2011
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    Crappy mileage week; had family visiting and various issues so just 4 miles BF. Waah! Took my rest week, as per Ken Bob's book suggestion. 4 miles, that is all!
    fredvp71, Jun 26, 2011
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    Another great week - the race last week through this one off - was supposed to be a 4-day running week, but turned into a 3 day. Did 23 miles BF altogether - runs of 7.6, 7.6, and 7.6. Mixed in Luna's for another 12 miles, (but they don't count!)
    fredvp71, Jun 26, 2011
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    Another good week, everything is clicking this month! Ran 8, 8, and 3 for 19 miles. The 3 was a 5K, the Massillon Eagles 190 whatever. It was a good road race, and a nice morning for a run. Quite warm, maybe even 75 degrees or more. I ran it barefoot, obviously, and finished in 23:19. A disappointing time as I was shooting for sub-23 this month. The course was all road, a little rough, but...
    fredvp71, Jun 9, 2011
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    The big one people!! Finally, no splinter, no glass chips, no cherry pits (that's next month), and no bronchitis! Got in 26.2 miles barefoot. That's right - not a PR mileage week yet, but close. Runs of 5, 5, 5, and 11.2 miles!! 11.2 was a distance PR. Absolutely no wearing on the foot whatsoever from any of this. Running every other day as per Ken Bob's suggestion in his book. Working out...
    fredvp71, Jun 2, 2011
  9. fredvp71
    Sick all week and only managed to get in 3 miles for the week. Darn!
    fredvp71, Jun 2, 2011
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    Was, keyword, was, having a great week. Had 8 miles in the can by Wednesday, and was ready for my first 20 mile week this year. But no - came down with awful bronchitis, and haven't left the house in 2 weeks. So, May Week 2 - 8 miles. (great miles, wonderful miles. joyous miles) Week 3 will be even less; 3.2 I believe. It's finally run-able weather and I've been stuck in bed sick. Man this...
    fredvp71, May 22, 2011
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    First week of May was decent - 12 miles I believe. 5 miles, 4 miles and 3.1 miles, which was a 5K race. Hoping to do 50 miles this month, and I seem behind that pace. 5K was good - Mother of All Races in race reporting. 23:11 finish time; 3rd of 9 in age group. (none of the elite runners seem to be running this year). Ran in my Luna sandals on the side a little bit. They're okay. Using them...
    fredvp71, May 14, 2011
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    Another decent week, 11 miles, nothing spectacular. 3, 3, and 5 mile runs. Almost fully recovered from glass in foot. I'm used to it healing instantly, and this took more like 2 weeks. No worries, as it stayed under 40 degrees most mornings (arrrgh!!!) here in Ohio. Now that it's May, it was 34 degrees this morning. Frost on the windshield. Good God. 5 miles is looking to be a nice...
    fredvp71, May 5, 2011
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    Had a pretty good week last week. Did 17 miles overall, 3 miles, 2 miles, 3 miles, and the grandaddy, a 9 MILER on Sunday. Woot! It was nice and rainy, just kept my feet superwet and cool the whole way. Felt great, no new injuries, but I still have nagging pain from some glass. Some gidgit broke a bottle on my trail, most of which powdered, and has wound up ground into my foot in various...
    fredvp71, Apr 29, 2011
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    Well, a crappy week overall. Some kind of splinter/glass something in the arch of my left foot has pretty well disabled me this week. Managed to get in 7 miles total. (poop!). I'm letting it heal before I dig around with my safety pin again. Last year I popped a pebble out of my heel that was legendary. (from running in water shoes) So, hopefully back on track this week, foot feels better...
    fredvp71, Apr 17, 2011
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    OK - Put in 15 miles last week. 3 on Tue; 3 Thu; 3 Fri.; 6 on Sunday. Biggest problem this year is getting lots of splinters. No blisters, no frostbite, nothing exciting. But these stupid splinters. Spousal unit refuses to go anywhere near my feet, so guess I'm on my own with this one. Barefoot running - never as easy as I think it'll be. Who are these people running marathons after a few...
    fredvp71, Apr 12, 2011