Barefoot Runners Society
I freaking did it
From 0k to 44k mountain marathon in a year
By Line Kolbe
Damn it was a tough run. Don't even know where to start. I'm still so overwhelmed by it and it's all still sinking in.
It was 3 mountains. 16 km, 12 km and then 16 km again. The crossing of the first mountain went great. No pain anywhere and I had plenty of energy. The weather was nice. It took longer than I expected because there were so many on the trail that we had to wait on each other to get ahead. When I got down to the valley on the other side Thomas, my husband, was waiting there for me with my shake and there was a water and food station.
The second mountain was a lot tougher than expected. It was very steep and slippery because of deep mud on the trail. On the way up here my legs, especially hips, started to hurt....
On The Measurement of Running Style 1:
Risks and Benefits in Transitioning To Barefoot/Minimal Footwear Running
All, (From Martin Daumer, PhD)
This has taken quite some time: The paper based on the study we had done with your (BRS) support has finally been published (paper attached)!
Please feel free to distribute widely - we would really like to thank all the runners who have contributed with their experience to help other runners to avoid injuries.
Jacobs Journal of Sports Medicine
On The Measurement of Running Style 1: Risks and Benefits in Transitioning To Barefoot/Minimal Footwear Running (www.thebarefootrunners.org/misc/J_J_Sport_Med_2_3_014.pdf)
Methods - A survey with the social network of the “barefoot runners society.” An online...
Hot Undies Run - Houston, TX
This past weekend I went back to Houston to run the Hot Undies Run which is a fundraiser for the Muscular Dystrophy Association. Great cause and a fun event which I've done before but this time I brought my crew from the Golden Triangle Strutters to the run.
I signed up for the LA6000D a while back thinking it would be a good high altitude prep race for Leadville. The race description claimed it was a 63k with 4000m (13,000′) elevation gain and the highest point is at 3000m (10,000′). Pretty much the same elevation as the start of Leadville with slightly less elevation gain. Basically a single climb from the valley floor in the pic below to the snowy part of peak on the left.
I flew into France Thursday night so I could relax a little on Friday before the race. Instead of relaxing I decided to rent a mountain bike and ended up riding a 50k with a good 2000m worth of climbing. Whoops. Hopefully it will also be a good training mistake as the MTB race is a week before the trail run. Anyway onto the race.
The start was at 6am on Saturday morning. I got a...
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