Connecticut barefoot runners!

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  1. Barefoot Gentile Barefooters

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    Anyone out there besides me? I swear barefoot running hasn't hit this state yet.

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    You, sir, are a pioneer! 

    You, sir, are a pioneer! It's up to you then, if you want to take on the task. Would you like to become the Connecticut Chapter President? It really wouldn't have to take up much of your time. Just organize BFR group meetups at least once a month. Attend races in your area where you and your friend run barefoot or in VFFs. Encourage BFR divisions in those races/events. Hold meetings. Determine how you would like your chapter to operate, etc. There's might be a small start up fee, but you could possibly get that back from your members by charging them $2 - $5 a year to become one of your members. We're still working out the logistics, but if you are interested in taking this on, please write back here to let me know. Thanks, TJ.



    P.S. Besides, with the new baby coming, I'm sure you'll have nothing but time on your hands. :)

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  3. Barefoot Gentile Barefooters

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      You know that is something

    You know that is something I really should think about. I get questions all the time about my VFF''s and of course crazy looks when I run barefoot.

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  4. Jill B. Barefooters

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     Hi!  Does this make

    Hi! Does this make me barefoot runner #2? :)
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    Welcome, Jill!

    Welcome, Jill!

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  6. Jill B. Barefooters

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     Thank you!  Great to be

    Thank you! Great to be here! ;)
  7. Mike R Barefooters
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    Hi, I'm new to the

    Hi, I'm new to the chapter.

    I started barefoot running back in June, 2010. I've been running for about 20 years and just wanted to try something new. I got hooked after a couple weeks of barefooting. I transitioned slowly and I'm up to 4 miles barefoot. I still run in shoes just to keep my mileage up but it's getting tougher to run in shoes. I just switched to VFF's for the winter. Not as good as barefoot but will have to do till warmer weather. Last month, I ran a 5k in my VFF's and shaved 1 minute off my normal shod time. Next spring, I plan on running a 5k barefoot and see how I do.



    I live in Suffield. Is anyone else from northern CT?

    Mike

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    Welcome, Mike!  Is that

    Welcome, Mike! Is that barefoot 4 miles total or 4 miles in one run?

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  9. Mike R Barefooters
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    Hi TJ,My usual runs are

    Hi TJ,

    My usual runs are for 9 miles of which 4 miles of the 9 are barefoot. My goal is to run the whole 9 barefoot but I'm adding the miles very slowly to avoid any injuries.

    For the winter, I replaced my running shoes with Vibrams and I'm running about 6 miles in them. I ran about 2 miles barefoot today but the wet road was very cold so I put my Vibrams back on.

    Mike

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    Thank you.  Just was

    Thank you. Just was wondering.

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  11. Boosted333 Barefooters

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    I'm in Wallingford, CT...

    I'm in Wallingford, CT... HI !

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  12. gunnerstahl Barefooters

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    Nice VFF run in Ft Collins CO

    Nice VFF run in Ft Collins CO at CSU campus. Wonderful weather and a great mountain backdrop
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    Welcome, Gun!

    Welcome, Gun!

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  14. gunnerstahl Barefooters

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    Great run today in the

    Great run today in the beautiful windy morning. I got about 9M in with 7.5 in fingers and 1.5 barefoot. First time outside bare---- wow that was different with the differences in ground temp and surfaces. I loved it. I'm hoping to divide that run in half for both in a couple of weeks. I was glad to get the run in after sitting on the bike last night---quads weren't happy for a bit.

    Anyone care to comment on fingers vs. Lunas? I love them both-- I seem to get more of a mid strike with lunas and more of a fore with fingers. I tend to alternate between but overtime I guess moving to barefoot the lunas are a closer footfall.
  15. Striped Toad Barefooters

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    Anyone here do the Holyoke

    Anyone here do the Holyoke (MA) St Patricks race today?
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    Silly dog. 

    Silly dog. :love:

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  17. Striped Toad Barefooters

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    Thats our Gizmo

    Thats our Gizmo
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    Gizmo is a good name for a

    Gizmo is a good name for a Pug.

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  19. Em Barefooters

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    Hi! I am a newbie. I run in

    Hi! I am a newbie. I run in the Merrell barefoot and have started totally barefoot for a few miles here and there. Just did 1.5 barefoot miles the other day after a 5 mile run in the "barefoot" shoes. Anyone doing the Fairfield 1/2? I really want to!

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    Welcome, Em!

    Welcome, Em!

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