One Hour Self Challenge

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  1. BareFootBC

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    Anybody interested in setting the timer for an hour and seeing what you can do. It’s not a competition, it’s more about challenging yourself then posting the results. If you post give a little background (shod/barefoot, running/walking/something else, was it road/trail/beach/something else, weather conditions, and anything else that may seem pertinent.
     
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    I’ll start...
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    Yesterday I ran a mix of asphalt roads, concrete sidewalks, and maybe a mile of grass Barefoot. It was a sunny 25C/77F with a light breeze.

    My goal is to do 8 miles an hour by the end of October.
     
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    And today was a Trail Run whilst Barefoot, pretty much got the result I expected...
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    ...a variety of terrain (hard pack trail, mud, rock, pine needles, pine cones, roots (damn them anyway), a short stretch of paved path, and constant elevation change. 28C, blue skies, and a deep and abiding appreciation for all the trees providing shade.
     
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  4. Tedlet

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    Went out for my usual weekend run -so I thought I'd try and make a note of where I got to after an hour. Pretty gentle run really, more or less flat all the way & a mixture of asphalt type surfaces -some rougher than others, barefoot. Enjoyed myself so much that when I looked at my watch I'd missed the hour mark by a few minutes..:rolleyes:. Reckon I'd covered about 9.5km by that point anyway -so a bit of an approximate starting point for me! (note to self: -pay attention to the task in hand next time!)..:)
     
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  5. Barefoot TJ

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    This is a neat idea to inspire others to want to run and share what the details of their run was like. Thanks, BC!
     
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    Today's run. 6.01 miles in 1:02:48 for an average pace of 10:27. I'm a little slower in the sand. More time to enjoy running on the beach.
     

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    Sand run- I’m a little envious, it’s been awhile since I’ve had an opportunity for that. Hoping the lake we’re going to for the weekend has a stretch I can get out on.
     
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    Thanks TJ
     
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    This is a bit off-topic, sorry, but I'm seeing a Garmin interface... Do you want to be my friend? :embarrassed:
    Is there a Barefoot Runners group on Garmin? I'm gradually connecting with people from here on Strava, and it's strangely encouraging to receive those little thumbs up.
     
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    Did pretty good the other day despite the smoke filled skies from forest fires...[​IMG]
    ...my average cadence was about 176 so definitely getting there.
     
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    Interesting idea, I don't think I've ever thought to run for a given time. Usually I just go out and back for a distance, or just run around until I don't feel like it anymore. :)

    I went back through my strava history to find an activity close to an hour, and there was one from August, so that's pretty recent.

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    Most of the run was on the hard sand at my local beach at low tide, which is where I do most of my running. It's pretty much perfect for barefoot running, so I'm quite lucky. There is a little bit of soft sand at the very end before you go across the bridge, and then a concrete path towards the bluff with a tiny gravel section that keeps me on my toes. :)

    That's a pretty good effort running with smoky skies - I had a run last year on a day when there was some smoke about from a bushfire many kms away and I was noticeably struggling and ended up coming home early.

    As an aside, I've actually been through Sparwood (which is unusual because I'm an Aussie who hasn't travelled all that much). Waaaaaaaaaaaaay back in 2005 we drove around BC and part of the route was from Waterton Lakes up to the Kootenay NP. My memory is a little foggy, but I remember stumbling across some lovely spots on that drive, Lundbreck Falls springs to mind. A really nice part of the world!
     

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    The hour run isn’t something I’m consistent at, my running/hiking/walking style is more like yours, just go until I’m done. I find that I’m much more focused on form and cadence for that hour when I’m doing it though.

    Waterton- heaven on earth (except for when it’s windy). Hope you had the opportunity to visit Red Rock Canyon when you visited. I’ve hiked a lot of trails there and when areas reopen after the fires a couple of years ago there’s some multi day hikes I want to revisit. Lundbreck is pretty nice too- it’s neat to watch how much it changes with the seasons. Glad you enjoyed my part of the world, it’s pretty awesome:)
     
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    Yes, we stayed for a couple of nights and visited Red Rock Canyon, as well as a few others. Waterton was definitely a highlight of the trip. So much wildlife! I remember we walked around a lake and saw a bear footprint in the mud that was bigger than my wife's foot. Not much further along the trail and we found a freshly steaming bear turd that was also bigger than my wife's foot, at which time we decided to turn around and head back to safety. :eek::bear:

    Sorry, threadjacking again.
     

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    I went slightly over one hour today. Garmin stats are 6.6 miles in 1:01:26 for an average pace of 9:19. Training effect was 3.5 with an avg HR of 150. Splits were 9:34, 9:12, 8:59, 9:29, 9:31, 9:23, 8:51 (partial mile)
     
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    Did it again this morning, just a fraction slower than last time. I'm usually one-paced, and I can't concentrate for longer than about a minute while running so I tend to just drift along and get what I get.


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    Wicked, wicked Larry. No biscuit!
     
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    Well, that's quite traditional...
    https://web.archive.org/web/2007022...eplanet.com/resources/historical/run1hour.asp

    The first hour runner, whose name has been preserved, was Edward or Edmund Preston, a Leeds butcher. His usual racing distance was apparently ten or twelve miles, the former event he easily ran in less than an hour. He flourished in the 1690's. In those days betting was the life-blood of the sport. Thus when Preston met the King's footman in a running match, five or six thousand people came to watch and bet. Many wagered all they had. Preston won and whole families were ruined. Some after wagering their horses on the result were forced to walk home.

    There was one hour event that I participated in 7 years ago, I got something like 13,3 km. I started fast and tried to stay fast. There was one actually good distance runner that lapped me occasionally, I always sprinted for a while trying to match the pace as long as I could. Great run, good effort. Probably not optimal startegy for maximum distance..
     
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    Remembered to look at my watch the other day at the hour mark -9.1kms part way through a fairly gentle longer run, so pretty average I guess...
     

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