Floridians!!

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  1. soulrunner

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    any floridian barefoot runners? I need secrets on how to fight the heat of this damn sun!
     
  2. Barefoot TJ

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    No doubt!  It was 90+ degrees

    No doubt! It was 90+ degrees when I headed out at 4:00 p.m. I was doing great for the first 3.5 miles, then the last 1.5 miles was rough. The neuromas in my feet were swelling from the heat coming from the asphalt. At least the asphalt wasn't blistering hot though 'cuz I ran in the shade most of the way. I'm going to have a rough time this summer. I can tell now. I think the winter allowed me to run because the cold, frigid, frozen ground kept the neuromas in my feet from swelling. Sorry for rambling...
     
  3. sherrhod

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    This will be my first

    This will be my first barefoot summer. I tend to run later in the evening, so I don't think the heat will be a problem. For the times it is unbearable, I will probably just use my VFFs.



    Sherri
     

  4. Barefoot TJ

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    Hi Soul,  I noticed you had

    Hi Soul, I noticed you had not joined the Florida chapter yet. Give us a try. We're still trying to organize some of the states/areas, but you can post meetups over there.
     
  5. soulrunner

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    Thanks for pointing that out

    Thanks for pointing that out TJ, I never realized I could join those chapters.

    Sherrhod-Are you in the South Florida area?

    But yeah, that concrete really heats up here! Already got a blister on my big toe :(
     
  6. sherrhod

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    No, I am in Fort Walton Beach

    No, I am in Fort Walton Beach (Northwest Florida).



    Sherri
     

  7. svilla

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    soulrunner wrote:any



    Run early. I normaly run 0530 mon - fri and a little later 0630 on Sat.
     
  8. bfr_dave

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    Yep, run early or run

    Yep, run early or run late.

    Only other solution is to put on footwear if you must run in the heat.
     

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