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Fairfield Half Marathon – 2015

Well here it is the Fairfield half marathon, the most consistent post on this blog.   This was my 8th half marathon, all barefoot except the first one.

Let’s start with training, or lack of. The formula stayed the same, running 3 times a week with the long run on the weekend, it’s how I run normally. I just like to plan out the long runs accordingly, I can easily to do that without a plan.  I was averaging about 15 miles per week, for 12 weeks, not much.  I got in two 10 milers as well.

It poured all night before but luckily the rain held off for the race, the temperature was much lower than previous years.  Usually it would be 80 degrees at the 8:15AM start, this year it was about 60 degrees and overcast, actually perfect running weather.

I started the race at an 8:00 MP pace, way too fast.  I never even came close to running an 8:00 MP pace during training but felt pretty good so I kept that going for about 3 miles, then scaled back to 8:20, my goal was to keep a consistent 8:30 pace.  By mile 9 the fatigue started to set in, nothing drastic but to a point where to increase the pace was a no go.  The adrenaline always gets the best of me in the beginning.   I would rather increase the pace towards the end, than start fast in the beginning.  Came in at 1:51.   Fun times!

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3 thoughts on “Fairfield Half Marathon – 2015

  1. stumbled upon your site. Running SanFran Marathon next week. In shoes! But reading your blog and watching your pictures is inspiring – makes me want to try the barefoot thing . You just did it cold one day? But I guess how else ? Run with socks ?! Cool man.

    Come run Vancouver one day

    Posted by aaron604 | July 18, 2015, 2:39 AM
  2. Great work. Stumbled upon your site. Inspiring! Makes me want to try the barefoot thing. How did you start? Just go for it one day? Or run in socks first ? Ha! Cool man.

    Come run Vancouver one day.

    Posted by aaron604 | July 18, 2015, 2:42 AM
    • Hi, and thank you! I started just by the curiosity after i heard about running barefoot. i ran about a half mile around the block and decided this would be for me. I didn’t run in socks! My advice if you are interested start completely bare!

      Posted by Barefoot Gentile | July 19, 2015, 9:09 AM

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