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Discussion in 'Chapters' started by Barefoot Gentile, Apr 6, 2010.
Welcome! Unfortunately too
Welcome! Unfortunately too far for me.
Hey everyone! I'm in
Hey everyone! I'm in Manchester CT and yea it seems that the barefoot running movement is dead out here. I was lucky enough to get injured and actually find barefoot running helped immensly. I've been about 2 1/2 months into my BF journey and my body is screaming to be guilty of tmts but im keepin it relaxed at 4 bf miles daily on average. Hopefully I'll run into some other bf ct runners as I get the weirdest looks from everyone >.>
I'm still in high school and will be 18 soon, about to enter my senior year. I'm hoping to run some marathons this fall and next spring.
Welcome, Geles, Gentile
Welcome, Geles, Gentile should be along shortly.
My first barefoot trail run
My first barefoot trail run today was interesting. Much tougher to get used to so I did 2 barefoot and then put on shoes for the other 6. However all in all very fun. Will have to learn to get used to the trails and their myriad of obstacles when bf. So much more scanning the ground. Luckily I know these like the back of my hand otherwise I swear I'd destroy my feet haha.
Commited barefooter as of
Commited barefooter as of 2/1/2012. I'm in Southington and have been running minimalist for a few years now. I am currently recovering from some surgery and I figure this is as good as anytime to get a nice slow start. My feet tell me patience may not just be a virtue but also the key. I look forward to a healthy first year as a barefoot runner.
JCat, be sure to join the
JCat, be sure to join the Connecticut Chapter through the Chapters tab above (or here: http://barefootrunners.org/chapters/connecticut )
Check her out! Rae is a 17 year old who is running across the country to raise money for Soles4Souls, barefoot! She ran through CT last week.
If you know anybody along her route.....she could use some people to run with her and maybe put her up for the night.
So no one has posted here in forver, but I'm new and saying hi I am trying to transition to barefoot but let's be honest, it's friggin cold here! So I have vibrams and am doing all the excercises to get myself ready to go
Hi Paul! How's it going! Good luck on your transition, I think we are all ready for spring. I would like to possible start a Connecticut barefoot/minimal running group this spring/summer.
Awesome maybe I will be ready by then Too ambitious to want to be able to run the ING Half in the fall totally barefoot? We shall see
I think you can run the half in the fall. There's plenty of time to work on your form and your distance. I followed an online training schedule, not exactly but good enough, and I was able to run my first half barefoot with no problems. And if you're still worried, just carry some socks with you, on your training runs and for your half. Good luck. Set your mind to it, and you can do it!
Thanks... just trying to figure how I will transition from running 2 halfs back down to the super low mileage and work my way back up. I'll have 14 weeks or so to try and build up.
Fourteen weeks to accomplish what?
Starting over from scratch, without shoes, will help you to increase your distance much quicker than if you were incorporating shoes into the mix, so you've made the right decision to start low and work your way back up...bare. You'll get there, just be smart about it. Listen to your body, not only during your runs but afterwards and the day or two after that, to make sure you aren't injuring yourself by ramping up too quickly.
14 weeks between my last scheduled half in shoes and the ING half I would like to do barefoot
I see. In that case... Not so sure. Depends on you. Play it smart..
I thought you were talking about from now until the fall.
Me either... I won't push it. I have not registered for ING yet.
I'm thinking of running the ING Harfford half marathon this fall barefoot. I've done the full marathon a few times shod a few years back and I'm already up to 11 miles barefoot so the distance shouldn't be a problem. If you decide to run it, we'll have to meet up somewhere that morning.
Hopefully it won't be as cold as last year!
I ran the Hartford Marathon in 2012, barefoot. It was cold in the beginning, 32 degrees but warmed up to about 50 degrees. It's a barefoot friendly course as well. You can definitely be ready to run the half barefoot by Oct. 2013
Thanks, I know the Half and Full used to run different courses but I am hoping the area is still good. Some day I'll consider a full.