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Barefoot below freezing.

This morning I took my first barefoot run below 32 degrees. I saw two different temperatures from two reliable sources, one said 30 degrees, the other 31, anyways it was cold.   I started my run at 5:30am,  and ran 4.5 miles with a 8:35 pace.  

My toes are the first to really get effected by the cold,  I wouldn’t say they went totally numb, but very close. About 15 minutes into the run, they started to come back to life.  From there it’s up and downs with degrees of coldness.   Overall my feet as a whole handled everything really well, of course they were more sensitive than usual to certain road textures.

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