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Discussion: Barefootin'

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May 5, 2020 2:50 PM # 
I like to go to the UMD track/football field and jog some barefoot, on the turf.
Haven't for a long time, and the stadium is closed now.
The irony, as you pointed out somewhere, is that I do believe that the Hokas have saved my feet, after several years-long episodes of plantar fasciitis. Anyway, a light session on a soft smooth surface I think is good policy.
May 6, 2020 10:26 AM # 
Of course my feet are sore now.

I really thought I was holding back because the grass next door is not as soft as my yard. So I might have to skip a day, but I will try to keep doing this from time to time.

The Speedgoats feel good though no as springy as the Saucony and Skechers. I put Icy Hot on my feet yesterday (spray) just a little. I've done that in past if feet were sore and it worked fine...if you are not used to it then it could cause fire...BUT ironically the last 50 yards or so out of blue my left foot heel suddenly felt very hot every step. Almost like getting huge blister. I guess I got it(Icy hot) too close to heel.
May 6, 2020 10:56 AM # 
About 10 years ago after I started Attackpoint (2009!) I tried to get in shape and race (did 4) my feet did not feet right...I was using very heavy plastic inserts...I was buying shoes trying to catch up on shoe knowledge again...I noticed Superfeet and other inserts...the sales guy was pretty arrogant but he sold me a pair of Superfeet. They felt like they had no support but my planter fascia did not return, my shoes felt so light (and I had to downsize from 10 to 9...had run in 8 and 8.5 in old days).

Never satisfied with feel. Sometime later I stumbled across Powerstep Pinnacle Maxx (maroon color...for me) and they were 'perfect'. They were cheap at first $20 to $25...but they keep going up. They don't wear out except the fabric cover. I bought a lot of them so I don't have to switch out all the time (the plastic ones were too expensive to have more than one pair).

So I have to work out how much barefoot supplement training to do.
May 6, 2020 11:02 AM # 
Started in on Jurek book. Like it so far. Weird to be reading about Duluth area right after my last visit of 83. Sure wished the Hoghead 15K had kept going. I see they still have a festival.
May 6, 2020 11:17 AM # 
15. RICK BAGWELL 18 COLORADO SPGS CO 2:52:10 acent 1:42:09 descent 4:34:19 time for old course.

A 16 year old actually beat me so I was only 2nd in age group.

Googled 1974 Pikes Peak results...they do a great job because stuff way 'newer' than that is hard to find even on internet. I was one month short of 19. I ran 2:52 to the top and 1:42 down for 4:34 but they said they changed course and added 1.1 so I guess it was not is like 6% difference so my time would be 4:45 theoretically and 3:03 for the ascent so about 11 minutes more for the race. After watching the ultra stuff I am so glad I ran this. Just like Boston 1977 even though Boston did not run well (about 3:15). Maybe instead of having idiotic dreams of 50K on up I should shoot for a race like Pikes Peak, except its hard to get into most of the races you want to run now days.
May 6, 2020 11:23 AM # 
1974 Pikes Peak Marathon
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By Matt Carpenter

7:30 a.m. Sunday, August 11th, 1974

Note: The race started by the COG depot so it was 1.1 miles shorter than the
current Pikes Peak Ascent and Marathon which start at the Manitou Springs courthouse.
This change took place in 1976. The adjustment times are for comparisons only and were
made by adding 6.3% to the Ascent time. The adjusted Ascent was then added to the actual
Descent time to get the adjusted total.
May 6, 2020 11:24 AM # 
Shows 99 men finishers and 7 women. Guess PP was first marathon to allow women...1959...7 years before Boston. Didn't know that. I beat first woman by hour. :)

Walt Stack was 66 that year and took 7:21 or so to run it.

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