Soles 4 Singapore - My 1st Barefoot Marathon

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  1. Jaqa

    Jaqa Barefooters

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    Hi Guys!

    I am going to be running the Standard Charter Marathon Singapore 2016 barefoot.

    This was the aim from last year when I ran it shod (Inov RoadX 233 sans socks) because of lack of training due to injuries and a bad case of dengue. I came in just over 5 hours and hated it. I have never felt so crappy during the race. There was a total lack of long runs before except for a 35km the weekend before, as I had some serious calf issues the whole of last year. I was running barefoot from May last year but had to ditch those for shoes just so I could ramp up the training. (I could have ditched the race but ego said No!) The dengue also floored me for 5 weeks.

    The pictures of me during the race weren't pretty, and for the last 10k I was running sun and walking shade. Obviously, with humidity of 80% and temps of 33C, the conditions weren't conducive to easy running.

    Roll on to this year, I have been training pretty well with far less issues. I was going to do Barefoot event organized by Habitat for Humanity Singapore, http://bareyoursole.sg/ , but was out the country at the time. So, I decided to take it one step further and raise some awareness and funds for them by running a marathon barefoot.

    Please can you Like my Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/Soles4Singapore/ , and if you feel like donating, it would be much appreciated!

    To create content for my page, I have finally started my blog, Goat Foot Running, http://goatfootrunning.blogspot.sg/ , and made my Strava public. Hopefully I can keep this up for some time...

    Any support, moral or otherwise, will be very much appreciated!!
     
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  2. Jaqa

    Jaqa Barefooters

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    TJ, if this is in the wrong section, can you please move it?
     
  3. skedaddle

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    Good luck Jaqa!
     
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  4. Barefoot TJ

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    Sounds like a great event. I wish we could have known about this event ahead of time; we could have helped to promote it.

    This is a good place for this thread, but I mirrored it, so it will now show up in the main forum as well.

    Good luck on your barefoot marathon and your fundraising. Please share a report and pictures with us.
     
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    Hi TJ, just to clarify, the marathon will be on the 4th December 2016.
     
  6. Barefoot TJ

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    I guess I was talking about this: I was going to do Barefoot event organized by Habitat for Humanity Singapore, http://bareyoursole.sg/ , but was out the country at the time.
     
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