I have taken over as the TN Chapter President

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  1. OdiarAmor

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    Hello everyone.

    I'm posting this to let everyone know that I have taken over as the TN Chapter President. I have been on the board since Fall 2011 after a friend from work suggested that I give barefoot running a shot. I took my shoes off, went for a run, and haven't turned back. I live in Ashland City, work on Fort Campbell (KY), and most of the family is located in Murfreesboro so I spend a fair amount of time traveling all over Middle Tennessee.

    My goal for the new year is to try and schedule at least one group run a month. In order to do this, I need your help. Please respond to this post and let me know where in Tennessee you are located and when the best times are for you to run. Thank you so much.

    Also, please let me know if you have any suggestions.
     

  2. OdiarAmor

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    Thank you Eddie.

    Have you found a spot down that way that you prefer to run at?
     

  3. paintboy

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    I'm in Nashville near Percy Priest Dam. I hit the greenway quite often but my favorite place to run is Percy Warner Park but it is not barefoot friendly unless you don't mind gravel and such. I try to go early Sunday mornings as often as possible. All are welcome
     
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    That is good to know Eddie. I will keep it in mind.

    Paint: What time do you go running?

    Do either of you do any of the local races?
     

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    Thanks for taking up leadership on this. I've been running with another group mostly. None of us are barefoot but most of us are in zero-drop shoes. We usually run Tues/Thurs at 5:30AM in Franklin, TN. Other than that I'm either running at lunch during the week around Cool Springs and on the weekends I mix it up between a track workout, trail run (Chickasaw Trace in Columbia, Heritage Trail in Thompson Station, or Percy Warner Trail), or a long run on country roads. I'd be open to join you guys for a run here and there. Just name the place. I'm always interested in trying new places.

    I plan to do the Frostbite 10k in Hendersonville on Jan 1.
     
  6. PatrickGSR94

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    Man I haven't seen anyone else in the West TN/Memphis area :(
     
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    Glad you are taking the baton. I have been mostly out of commission for the last year, thanks to school and a broken foot :( Will join in when I can, especially if it's trail.
     
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    When I hit the trails it's somewhere in the neighborhood of 7 am. It's the only time I can consistently make.

    I try to find a race every 2 or 3 months. 5k or 10k.
     
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    Thank you guys for your responses. Can anyone tell me a little more about the routes at Percy Werner? Is it trails or roads? How long are they?
     

  10. barefootdave66

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    My name is David. I live in Dickson, TN. I have be barefoot running for 3 years and barefoot hiking for 14 years. I am free on Saturdays to do group runs and when the days get longer I will be free on Tuesday and Thursday evenings.
     
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    My name is David. I live in Dickson, TN. I have be barefoot running for 3 years and barefoot hiking for 14 years. I am free on Saturdays to do group runs and when the days get longer I will be free on Tuesday and Thursday evenings.
     
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    Welcome Dave!
    I actually live in Ashland City. Do you ever run the Bicentennial Trail here in Ashland City?

    Be sure to add yourself to the member map.
     

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