I’m just a little late in posting this. The St. Patrick’s day 5K was actually 3/11/2012.
I’ve always liked that race. It’s flat. This year, I ran it barefoot. This year, I nearly PR’ed it. The roads were less than ideal, but since I had not trained in my invisible shoes, I didn’t want to run a 5K in them. I had to find a leather punch and punch a new toe hole. Then I had to find a good tying method. I think I found it, but that’s another post.
Anyway, The race was good. I ran it barefoot. The road was chip sealed, I think. My feet hurt for the next two days and I got a HUGE blood blister on my big toe on my left foot. That was it. It was VERY good and very fun! I met up with a few people I knew before and after the race. I think next year I’ll run in my huaraches.
I’ve signed up for another 5K. I need to scout the route to see if I can do this one barefoot with no problems or if I need to run in the huaraches,which I’ll be ready for!
So here’s my official times:
- Gun time: 33:23.9
- Chip time: 32:56.2 (PR on this course is 32:45 chip time/32:14 Garmin time)
I came in 505 out of 657 and 33rd in my age group out of 62.