Good day all.
Well yesterday I had not planned on doing a Park run, but as it was International Park Run day, and they were trying to set a record, I mozied on down to partake.
In lovely weather and excellent conditions I ran the 5km Park Run barefoot, and scored a 22;15 min finish. More than a minute faster than last week with shoes (and rain). Admittedly I did not give it 100% (ok I did 98%) as I knew I had signed up for the Freo Half Marathon today.. Vince Naylor is another barefoot runner, and how good to not be the only “hardcore/aka weirdo” on the course! Vince Naylor is the race Director for the Lake Joondalup Park Run.
And yes, as per my post on barefoot faster options, I personally find barefoot is faster 🙂
Hi, I am in my mid forties and run barefoot. Mostly really barefoot, sans any form of foot protection. My claim to fame for this blog, is that I have run my first full marathon completely and really barefoot, in a respectable time of 4:16. Scroll through my posts and enjoy them - all with a good sense of humour too.
My story is simply my story of running barefoot, brought about by all the various questions people ask me. I am not a specialist of any sort or any particular athlete or doctor or guru. I am an average woman who runs barefoot, enters a few club runs and a few fun runs. I run races from 5km to marathon. I love trail running, and include chats about my trail adventures.
To date, although I only started running end of August 2013, I have done nearly 2000km, of that at least 1500km in barefeet. Real barefoot. No minimalist shoes. Although when I do run in shoes I use my zero drop mimimus ones (haha - they are my ONLY pair of running shoes..)
The blog tells of my journey through life, on the road, barefoot.
The journey my real barefeet go through when they connect with the road.
The emotions my real barefeet bring out - in me, in passers by, in fellow runners.
The aggressive reactions and debates as to the well being of the real bare-feet I run in.
The passive acceptance of my real bare-feet and their exposure to the elements.
The humour to show those real bare-feet of mine are not just a piece of running equipment, a statement, a leftie or a rightie, but real flesh and blood feet with real issues.
An interesting post note..I commenced my first active run in August 2013 progressing sporadically. But it really was only from May 2014 that I started running on a consistent and slightly more serious note and slightly faster than walking pace. I am scheduled to run my Comrades Marathon in May 2015..that is a massive progression from walk/shuffle er um excuse me look at me run.. to aiming to run a World famous Ultra. Some one pinch me please!
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