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Tahoe Rim Trail 100, Grand Mesa 100, Trans-Rockies Stage Race, and Upcoming Clinics

Jul 25, 2012 | No Comments

This has been a busy week, hence the shortage of posts. My message in boxes are piling up quickly and the chores are falling by the wayside.

In the news:

Shelly and I, along with our awesome friends Krista Cavender, Jon Sanregret, paced and crewed Jesse Scott to his first 100 miler at Tahoe Rim this last weekend. Jesse kicked ass! I’ll try to write a crew report as soon as possible, though I […]

How to Choose Your First 100 Miler (Or Any Other Ultra Distance)

Jul 10, 2012 | 9 Comments

I have a few friends that are beginning to dabble in ultras, and are going through the process of choosing a race. In some cases, it is their first ultra. In other cases, they’re looking for a longer ultra after successfully completing a shorter ultra. At any rate, here’s a quick guide to choosing a race.

Step one: Assess your abilities. Specifically, what are your strengths and weaknesses? Do you prefer flat courses or hilly courses? Are […]

Ambitious Race Schedules: Pushing Your Limits

Jun 6, 2012 | 14 Comments

In light of this recent post on the Scientific American blog, I decided to fill the rest of the year with interesting challenges. My heart is fine, damn it!

June- Bighorn 100 miler, Dayton, Wyoming

July- Grand Mesa 100 miler, Grand mesa national Forest, Colorado

August- Trans-Rockies six day stage race, Rocky Mountains, Colorado

September- Hallucination 100 miler, Hell, Michigan (planning on running barefoot)

October- Grindstone 100 […]

Upcoming Clinics: Chicago, Washington D.C., New York, and Maine

May 15, 2012 | 5 Comments

Here’s our clinic schedule for the next two weeks:

Sunday, May 20th- Barefoot Clinic, Down and Dirty Chicago
Sunday, May 20th- Barefoot Clinic, Uncle Dan’s, Northpost, IL, 5pm (group run to follow)
Tuesday, May 22nd- Barefoot Clinic, Hudson Trail Outfitters, Rockville, MD, 6:30pm-8:30pm
Wednesday, May 23rd- Barefoot Clinic, Eastern Mountain Sports, Upper East Side, New York City, 6:30-9:30
Thursday, May 24th- Barefoot Clinic, Eastern Mountain Sports, SoHo, New York City, 6:309:30
Friday, May 25th-Barefoot Clinic, Maine Running Company, Portland, Maine, 6-7pm
Saturday, May 26th- […]

Barefoot Runners Society Update and West Coast Tour

Feb 25, 2012 | 14 Comments

Here’s an update on the state of the Barefoot Runners Society.  The team that has been managing the site and organization are in the process of setting up the new site.  There are two significant hurdles:

The old hosting software (Drupal) sucked, which was a frequent complaint.  Unfortunately it is difficult to move anything from Drupal (further demonstrating its suckiness quotient).  It was important to everyone to preserve all member forum and blog posts.  I was originally in favor […]

Upcoming Events in Connecticut, New York City, and Boston

Oct 21, 2011 | 3 Comments

Where we’ll be over the next two weeks:

Sunday, October 23rd: Guilford, Connecticut, Bimbler’s Bluff 50kShelly will be running this race, I’ll be cheering her on and snapping pictures.
Tuesday, October 25ht: New York City, Paragon Sports clinic and run.  Events start at 6:30pm at their store (867 Broadway, NY, NY).  Runners will receive a free long sleeve Merrell/Paragon tech tee for participating!
Saturday, October 29th: Wellesley, MA, City Sports 5k trail run and barefoot clinic starting at […]

Our Updated Schedule of Events

Sep 12, 2011 | 10 Comments

Here’s a quick update of our travels through the end of the year:

September 17th- Seattle, WA: OutdoorFest
 September 23rd- Succasunna, NJ: Clinic at Ramsey Outdoor in Roxbury Mall (more details shared soon!), group run prior to clinic
September 24th- New York City, NY: Merrell Barefoot Jam; NYC Barefoot Run pre-race activities
September 25th- Governor’s Island, NYC, NY: 2nd Annual NYC Barefoot Run
October 1st- Shepherdstown, WV: Freedom’s Run Marathon
October 7th- Swoope, VA: Grindstone 100 Miler
October 15th- Nashville, TN: […]

Coming Barefoot Events

Jul 12, 2011 | One Comment

I haven’t updated our travel plans lately, so here they are:

July 14-16: 18th European Outdoor Trade Fair, Friedrichshafen, Germany
July 19th-20th: Driving from Grand Rapids, MI to Pennsylvania
July 21st to 26th: exploring Pennsylvania trails, no events planned
July 27th or 28th: Barefoot running clinic @ Crossfit Akron, OH (tentative)
July 30 to 31st: Burning River 100 Miler Endurance Run (Shelly and I are both pacing friends)
August 1st to 5th: driving to Colorado
August 6th to 12th: Exploring Colorado, no events planned
August […]