First "Public" Barefoot Run

Blog entry posted by Pon, Oct 1, 2012.

Ok, So I decided to start a Blog :)

I just recently started to run barefoot/minimalist, actually I just started to run at all this year! Since June I've been trying to run "skin to the ground" as much as possible, which hasn't been much :(

Most of the times I run around the neighborhood at night, so basically no one see me, not that I care but that is the way it is, when I do run on daylight I use my VFF's. This past saturday I found some free time very early in the morning so I decided to go for a run on a local park, since there was a big race on sunday and I saw no events scheduled for saturday I beleived I was in for a "lonely" run but whe I arrived I noticed there was some kind of private race going on, I was wearing my VFF's and started to warm/strech trying to not interfere with the race, a couple of minutes after the start I took off the KSO and started to run on my own, as you can predict I had a lot of eyes on my feet LOL, the plan was to run as much as I could (5K was my goal) and not care much about pace/speed (but I tracked it anyway) I sure tried to go unnoticed but failed, which was good since the people at the hydration post offered me water even when I was trying to go past them, I guess they wanted a closer look! :)

I ended up running 6 Km in 41 minutes and it fealt Great! on Sunday I noticed minor blisters on my 3rd and 4th toes so I guess I need to try to focus on not pushing.

I'm thinking on signing up for my first official 5k barefoot before the end of the year!

Thanks for reading

About the Author

Barefoot runner newbie living in Monterrey Mexico