annual marathons since 1977 to see if being in shape from skiing with little, if any running training, was good enough to run 26.2 miles. It was. Annual triathlons since 1978 (sprint/Olympic/Half&Full IM-Jpn / Hi / CdA) . Marathon Maniac #209 / Japan 100-Marathon Joyful Running Club #803. Mostly barefoot since 1990 Goodwill Games Marathon, or flipflop thongs and other minimalist footwear (aquasock beach shoes, plastic garden clogs, straw waraji, wooden geta, cloth tabi, fabic/rubber jikatabi, leather ballet pads, etc)..
First barefoot marathon - 1990; . . . .
first barefoot Ironman - 2004. . . . . .
first barefoot ultra - 2007
|Why do I run:
to see if I'm still in good enough shape to run 26.2 miles one or more times a year, mostly barefoot, if possible, on as little training, if any, as possible. So far, so good.
|Why I started running:
1977: Mayor's Marathon in Anchorage, Alaska to see if being in shape from winter skiing was good enough to run 26.2 miles with some other ski buddies without much, if any, training. It was.