My first BF Trail run

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  1. tutaepaki

    tutaepaki Barefooters
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    Yesterday, I did my first BF trail run. After successfulkly navigating a 5km loop behind my house in VFF sprints, I figured I probably could handle it BF. I knew I could handle 5km BF on the roads and sidewalks...just wasn't sure about the hills and trails.

    Success. The arch on one foot looks a bit 'black and blue' with stone bruises, but it's not sore at all, and my feet had that nice tingly feeling that night in bed. Of course, it's autumn here now, so my opportunities to run it BF will diminish from now on.

    But it great to have a nearby trail I can practice on.

    I also exterimented with a little video camera mounted on my cap. (just $12 from Dealextreme.com) I got the angle wrong, so it's a great record of the track itself...but not very interesting. If I can get it converted from a 3.3GB AVI file to something smaller AND not too pixelated, I'll put some of it on FB.



    Marc
     
  2. mykroberts

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    What part of NZ are you from?

    What part of NZ are you from? I'm a little jealous as you have amazing trails there. I bet running on the black sand in the NE is particularly awesome as well.
     
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    nothin' like naked feet

    nothin' like naked feet carressing mother earth....
     
  4. tutaepaki

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    I'm in Wellington. Gets a bit

    I'm in Wellington. Gets a bit of a bad rap, but I think it's ideal for running. It's never too hot or too cold, for running, and you can't go more than 10km in any direction without finding a trail. But there's good trails all over the country I guess.
     
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    Been a few years since the

    Been a few years since the last time I went to NZ. Started out in the south island because my sister was at University in Dunedin. Its incredible how quickly the rain forest can swallow you - its like you have left civilization and travelled back to some prehistoric time.
     

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