MM#209 / JapanJoyful#803
Finally, after three previous years of balmy 40 and 50 degree temps, this year's Polar Barefoot Run lived up to its name. . . . 20 degrees with a NNW wind gusting to 35 mph! So, needless to say the wind chill was well below zero!
Of far greater importance than our daring (or foolishness as some might judge!) was that the Run for Mobility and the Free Wheelchair Mission got some more press.
Regarding my 200th marathon in 8:16:36.6 at age 73 compared to Ed Whitlock’s 2:54:48 at age 73 and my first one at 3:52:15 at age 34, "That was a good day. It was never a struggle, . . . . almost like walking"
"Champions are everywhere; all you need is to train them properly..." ~Arthur Lydiard
Marathon Maniac #957
Life is a headlong rush into the unknown. We can hunker down and hope nothing hits us or we can stand tall, lean into the wind and say, "Bring it on, darlin', and don't be stingy with the jalapenos."
Rick - we're impressed with your dedication too, . . . and for at last finding a smooth, sole-friendly looking course!
any slippage or falls?
It's a new year but you're as crazy as ever.
Amazing, simply amazing.
Oh, that makes my feet hurt just looking at it....
You continue to amaze people everywhere with your barefoot runs!
Way to go on the running in the wintery conditions.
I hope that your efforts were able to provide mobility for some more people in need.
P.S. Someday I will run barefoot with you!
Oh my goodness....this is amazing. You can tell you love what you do and are good at it as well. I feel a need to find some thick woolen socks right now, but I am impressed no less.
Thanks for sharing the report and the details! Good running too