Ran in the Des Moines, Iowa Half Marathon yesterday. This was my longest reace ever as I had only ran in 5 and 8k's before. I started out sticking with the 2:10 pacer for quite a while and realized that wasn't going to work for me after about 4 or 5 miles and began backing off to get my reart rate down a bit. I ended up taking 2:32 by my watch but the timing chip on my ankle didn't register except for at the starting line. I spoke with the timing technitians and tey said those chips need to be horizontal and that being vertical makes them harder to read. There was another barefoot runner in the Half and his worked but he had his on top of his foot with a string going around two toes and his ankle.... will try that next time. The other BFR was Jaymon from the BRS Iowa chapter and he did really well! There was also a barefoot runner in the full marathon who was from the BRS chapter too so I was running in good company! I'll update more later.