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 Read More...
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 Read More...
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)
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- Read More...
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 Read More...
Where we’ll be over the next two weeks:
Sunday, October 23rd: Guilford, Connecticut, Bimbler’s Bluff 50k. Shelly 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 Read More...
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: Read More...
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 Read More...