Barefoot Runners Society
Finally did marathon debut in huaraches in Holland
By canary island feet
I had decided to seriously start transitioning to barefooting in fall 2014 after researching it and tinkering around with it. I was set back by having a back injury (unrelated to running). I also didn’t want to alter my plan to do 8 marathons this season while incorporating barefooting. I got my kilometers barefooting to over 25kms in a single session. I wanted to debut a barefoot marathon or huarache marathon in December in Irish marathon - didn't work or I chickened out. March at the Barcelona Marathon it was anticipated that there would be heavy rains, so I switched back to shoes before the race start, but then it turned sunny. At some point, I started to get TOFP and I pulled back some in April...
Millersburg Rotary Club 10k & a new PR for me!!
I've ran plenty of races in the city but in the last few years I've enjoyed the small town races out in the country. I really hadn't looked for any new ones in the last couple years though, so this year I started looking. One I knew about but never ran - the Earth Day Challenge (1/2 marathon) I decided to do this year and ran with fellow BRS member Yvonne. I identified a few others too, and this weekend's Millersburg Rotary Club 5k/10k lined up with my schedule so I decided to go for it. Its on a stretch of paved rail trail (Holmes County Trail) that I hadn't visited prior to this week and wanted to, so it was dual purpose. And while up that way, thought I'd make a trip through Ohio's 'Amish Country' and visit a few places a rarely get to.
It was too soon after the Capital City half marathon I did 2...
Plantar Fasciitis: How Runners Can Learn How To Step Out of the Pain
By Sock Doc
Plantar fasciitis is a type of foot pain that occurs in the heel and sometimes in or around the arch of the foot as your plantar fascia is the thick connective tissue on the bottom of your foot. Symptoms are usually worse in the morning, and tend to ease off or go away as you walk throughout the day. The pain can be sharp over one specific point, or more diffuse throughout the fascia (sheath of muscle) of the foot. Today this is treated conventionally with “night splints” to help stretch the fascia, and reduce muscle contracture. It is not a very comfortable way to sleep and the therapy is about as beneficial and primitive as a caveman making a square wheel. As with most pain,...
Potawatomi Trail Runs 50 Miler
I’d been looking forward to this race. Last year’s 50 was the first time I had gone ultra-distance. I had never ran a step beyond 14 miles when I started training for it, and that had been some 18 years ago. Last year I survived.
This year, I wanted to run it. Actually, what I wanted to do was double the distance and survive again! I had been training diligently for the 100, but IT band problems jumped up in February, so I made the decision to scale back the race and just go for the 50.
The Potawatomi Trail Runs are held in McNaughton Park, Pekin, IL, generally the first or second weekend of April. There is a 50, a 100, a 150 (which starts on Friday) and this year there was a 200 for a few brave souls. There is also a 30 mile “fun run” on Saturday evening. The course is mostly single trail, 2 creek crossings,...
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