Hello!!! Lets get this group running!!!

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  1. Chris Bedrava

    Chris Bedrava Barefooters
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    Hello fellow Barefooters.

    I have taken on the role of President of the Ohio Chapter... Why? Because I enjoy running and I do not enjoy shoes! I have been running minimalist and barefoot since February of this year so I am new to this and was looking around for like-minded folks to run with and learn from. I attended a workshop recently with Barefoot Ken Bob and the group in attendance agreed that we should start a club, so "Naked Soles Barefoot Running Club" was born. We have only a few members and I was looking to find more people to join in on the fun... My search led me to this site and here we are.

    Please introduce yourselves and let me know where you are located so we can begin getting some fun runs together!



    I am located in Massillon Ohio.



    A few of us will be going on a short fun run on 6/24/10 at 8:00pm starting at Backlist Books in Downtown Massillon.



    Chris
     
  2. bsimoneaux

    bsimoneaux Barefooters
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    Glad to see this group

    Glad to see this group starting up! I'm relatively new to BFR, but am loving it so far. I'm in Oxford, OH.

    Happy running.

    Brent
     
  3. Chris Bedrava

    Chris Bedrava Barefooters
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     Glad to have you with us

    Glad to have you with us Brent. We now have a few people around Cincinnati.



    Chris
     
  4. swedishpimple

    swedishpimple Barefooters
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    Greetings fellow Ohioans.New

    Greetings fellow Ohioans.

    New Akron based BF runner here... actually a new runner period. I'm 4+ months into what started for me as a BF walking, hiking, and running experiment and is quickly become a passion.

    I'm not sure if I am up for a group run as of yet... but someday. For now I am focusing on slow paced base training... and sorta feeling things out on my own.

    Anyway... just thought I'd say hello.

    S. Pimp.
     

  5. Chris Bedrava

    Chris Bedrava Barefooters
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     Swedishpimple,I am glad

    Swedishpimple,

    I am glad you found your way here. Taking it slow is the best way to get started. Our Thursday meetup in Massillon is for experienced runners as well as those just getting started, so whenever you feel up to it, we meet at Backlist Books in Downtown Massillon every Thursday at 7pm. I look forward to meeting you. We also have a Facebook page called Naked Soles Barefoot Running Group.



    Keep it fun,



    -Chris
     
  6. swedishpimple

    swedishpimple Barefooters
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    Chris,Thanks for the open

    Chris,

    Thanks for the open invite for the meet up... I just might have to take you up on that once I'm ready.

    BTW.

    I just joined the Naked Soles BFR FB group.

    Thanks,

    Thomas Stafford (aka swedishpimple).
     

  7. sprkthead2

    sprkthead2 Barefooters
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    Hi I'm from Reminderville,

    Hi I'm from Reminderville, have been running in VFF for 2 years. Currently transitioning to barefoot.
     
  8. Barefoot TJ

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    I use to joke that you could

    I use to joke that you could put sand paper in your shoes/VFFs and on the treadmill.
     
  9. VFF Antonio

    VFF Antonio Barefooters
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     Been running in VFF's since

    Been running in VFF's since July. Live in Akron. My first race was the Race for the Cure 5K with a time of 25.57 and just ran the Towpath Marathon 10K with a time of 53.47. Going to run the run/walk on water this upcoming Sat. with a buddy that also runs in VFF's.

    Look forward to possibly hook up with any other minimalist/barefoot runners in the area. Mostly run the metropark trails in the Merriman Valley area, but looking to expand my horizons since runs are starting to get into the 6-7 mile range for the long runs.
     
  10. Barefoot TJ

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    Welcome, VFF!

    Welcome, VFF!
     
  11. swedishpimple

    swedishpimple Barefooters
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    Hey VFF.... welcome!It

    Hey VFF.... welcome!

    It sounds like we share stomping grounds in Akron. I live in one of the neighborhoods just off of Merriman Rd.

    S. Pimp.
     

  12. Croper245

    Croper245 Barefooters
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    Hi.  My name is Chad and I've

    Hi. My name is Chad and I've been running in KSO's and doing a few barefoot miles for around a year and a half now. On an errant impulse, I ran the Glass City Marathon in my KSO's . . . and lived! I'm in the Perrysburg area and I run all over town.

    I've yet to see the runner pictured in the link below despite living across the street from the park where she allegedly runs.

    http://www.toledoblade.com/article/20100912/ART16/100919924

    All I have to say is: that form doesn't look very comfortable to me! Ouch!

    Also, I've never run in the snow without Vibrams. Have you guys? 'Cause our Northwest Ohio winter is right around the corner and I don't want any of my hard earned calluses to schluff off during the long winter months.

    Anyway, glad to be a part of the movement! (comical militant fist pump!)



    -Chad
     
  13. Mike

    Mike Barefooters
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    Welcome Chad! And I was

    Welcome Chad!



    And I was thinking the same thing about her form... Looks like some serious heel striking. :puzzled:
     
  14. Barefoot TJ

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    Congrats on the barefoot

    Congrats on the barefoot marathon, Perry!
     
  15. Barefoot TJ

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    Well, congrats anywho!  I'm

    Well, congrats anywho! I'm sure if you set your mind to it, a marathon will be in your future as well.
     
  16. Dr Who runner

    Dr Who runner Barefooters
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    Hi all Dr Who from the North

    Hi all Dr Who from the North Coast (Sandusky)

    I have been running barefoot for just over a month. This is rather addicting even in 26 degree weather.

    I haven't taken to public roads as yet but I'm working on getting my feet tough enough to take on some country roads.

    Learning how to relax and good form is a real challenge when you feel all the rough pavement and stones but I'm working at it.

    I have made a pr. of VFF want to bes from some toe socks but haven't run in them much yet I want to keep running barefoot as long as I can.

    Keep up the fight.

    Later.

    Dr Who
     
  17. Barefoot TJ

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    Welcome, Who!

    Welcome, Who!
     
  18. Randy Reed

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    Hey,  down in the Dayton

    Hey, down in the Dayton area.
     
  19. khyricat

    khyricat Barefooters
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    I'm in MI, but about 45

    I'm in MI, but about 45 minutes north of the OH line by car.. and spend a fair amount of time in the Toledo area and also over near Youngstown (godkids and best friend live in Girard, and have "family" in Southington and Liberty as well). Newly back to running, but loving the barefoot thing, haven't hit outdoors yet as I don't have minimal shoes, and the snow is a bit scary, but I am planning on trying that tomorrow!
     
  20. houseofbritton

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    Hey everyone!New to BFR and

    Hey everyone!

    New to BFR and loving it! I live in Bluffton, in between Lima and Findlay. I will be running in the Flirt with Dirt 5k in Findlay next month. Anyone want to join me?



    Emily
     

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