Hey- recently I ran the Hartford Quarter Marathon in Farmington Barefoot. It was a decent route. Double loops of paved asphalt. A little colder and wetter than planned, but wasnt this whole winter? Ran into some significant bark / branch / rock / mud litter on the trail around miles 2-3 and 5-6. Ended up with some blisters that day, but I was happy with my pace 8:16 overall. Next race: Simsbury River Run. 10K Sunday April 27th 12noon. Thinking that I will run this one barefoot as well. I am coming to the realization that it takes a lot of work to get up to a Full Marathon barefoot. I have been putting in some time swimming for my July Triathalon. Between the pool and the showers, I lost some foot skin. Yesterday's 16 mile bike ride in the rain didnt do the bottoms of my feet any favors either. I even considered doing the Olympic Tri barefoot. I mean, swimming, no brainer. Running 10k, shouldnt be an issue. But how do you barefoot bike ride, and will my feet be too soft from the hour in the lake for me to run barefoot? Its a neat idea, but one I dont expect to persue on my first Oly Tri.