Hi everyone, long time minimalist runner here. I had one of the first vibrams KSOs when they came out and I've ran in other other zero-drop shoes since. But recently I read 'Born To Run' and became inspired to ditch my running shoes altogether and do all my running barefoot - including racing. I currently run a low-18:00 in my Merrell Trailgloves in a 5k. I'd like to get to the same level or faster eventually after going barefoot. I would love to hear from those who has done barefoot running before - were you ever able to go faster than you did wearing shoes? And what are your favorite places to run barefoot in your town? Thanks!