When I say my first race, I don't mean my first one barefoot...I mean my first one ever. I have officially decided (as of today) that I want to try for a real 5K or 8K, but I'm trying to set myself a realistic goal so I have something to work towards. At this point, I can run a comfortable 1 mile barefoot. As much as I'd love to get to a 5K in mid-October, I'm guessing that's probably not going to happen. Our big city race happens in November and the lowest length is an 8K. Would trying to get up to that be TMTS? I run three times a week. Any tips are appreciated!