My hometown's half marathon report.

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  1. Barefoot Gentile

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    My hometown's half marathon report.
    By Barefoot Gentile


    It must be summer, it must be June, which means it’s time for my yearly hometown’s half marathon race report. To make it short and sweet, training was nothing magical, very low mileage hoovering around 15 – 18 miles per week. All runs were slow. I recently bought a new Garmin, the Fenix 5X, and started to play around with running by heart rate, since the watch has a built in optical HR monitor. This was my 9th consecutive year running this race, 8th time barefoot. I came in with a time of 1:50:29 which I was very pleased with considering how light my training was. I actually beat last year’s time by 2:24. How that happened I don’t know. I got about 4 hours of sleep the night before the race, for some reason I just can’t sleep before a race. The weather was beautiful and bit hot, it was close to 80 degrees at the 8AM start time. Happy Summer!

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    The home stretch, this is about 100 yards from the finish line.

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    With my son and daughter. My 10 year old didn’t make it, he is at that stage of sleeping in late on the weekends.
     
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    Love it! Nice tradition you got going there and great time! I've only done one 1/2 so far (in the bad old shod days) and got 2:02. Doing my first barefoot, trail 1/2 marathon end of this month and doubt I'll be under 2:00 just because trail running for me tends to be slower than road. I'd love to break 2:00 some day, though, and I can see that goal in sight now.
     
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    Adorable kids. Thanks for sharing, Adam! Mirrored to the home page.
     
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    Nice run!
     

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    Congrats, Adam. Great time too!
     

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