HELLO CONNECTICUT ! I am a fairly new runner. I was doing the TM on and off for years, but did my first 5K Aug 2012 and only started doing some runs on the roads a little before that. For the past 6 weeks I have been doing some barefoot running. I "peaked" around week 4 with 9 miles unshod that week, but my feet took a beating. This week I eased back to 6 miles, but 5K was a race! Yep. I did the GE Petit Road Race in Plainville unshod. It was my first. Pretty cool getting those looks and comments. All in all, it went well. Paced about 8:50 and my best (shod) so far is 8:19, so Im closing that gap. My form isnt that great, I guess, because I still get blisters almost every run. I am constantly thinking about form even on my shod runs. I knew about the Ken Bob appearance at Fleet Feet but wasnt able to get out of work to go. And I was only about 10% into his book at the time. Well- Thanks for setting up the meeting place. I look forward to seeing you guys around.