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16 Miler with some barefoot miles

16 miles, Time: 2:22:57, Pace: 8:57, 31 degrees.

I ran 11 miles in sprints, then at mile 11 took off the footwear and ran the rest of the 5 miles barefoot.    As soon as I took off the footwear I knocked off about 4 minutes for each mile 11 to 16.   It was awesome running barefoot with tons of snow still out, the streets were cleared.  I hit some pretty beat up  gnarly roads, but handled it fine.

I was really surprised that I didn’t lose any conditioning  in the two months that I was in footwear.   As of now I am done with footwear, unless we get another snowstorm or below freezing temps.

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  1. It’s been kinda warmer these last couple of days, eh? I’m still not comfy running barefoot though. Not till it’s like 50 or 60 degrees out. I’m a total wuss. LOL

    Posted by T.R.Leigh | February 13, 2011, 4:57 PM

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