annual marathons since 1977 - 2018 = 222. 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 minimalist footwear (Merrell trail flipflops, aquasock beach shoes, plastic garden clogs, straw waraji, wooden geta, cloth tabi, fabic/rubber jikatabi, leather ballet pads, etc)..
First barefoot marathon - 1990; .
|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. Fading fast sub-four hours through age 59 (2001) to plus six hours from age 68 (2014).
|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.