This last weekend, I was selected in the Western States lottery. The race is run through the Sierra Nevada mountains in Northern California. Every vet I've talked to, including barefoot runner extrodinaire Leif Rustvold, tells me the vast majority of the course is definitely NOT barefoot-friendly. I'm considering a combination of barefoot on the doable parts in the daytime, Lunas when the going gets tough, and some minimalist trail shoes in the dark. The conundrum- I want to represent the BFR community as much as possible- this is the biggest stage in the ultrarunning world. I am intimately familiar with my own barefoot limits... do I push it on a race that I had a 10% chance of getting into, and won't likely get in again? Thoughts?