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Friday, October 2, 2009

Triple Lakes Half Marathon tomorrow

13.1 miles is an odd distance for me. For training, my long runs are longer and my short runs are shorter. I'm not sure how I'm going to pace myself, especially since I haven't been training for distance lately (broken toe [happened in shoes], twisted ankle [happened in shoes], and learning to run barefoot). Since I had a fast race last weekend, I'm hoping my race ego will let me go slower on this tough course. I think a goal of sub-2hrs is reasonable.

Since this is a trail race with lots of single-track, splintery wood plank bridges, and rocky paths, I'll be wearing the aqua socks. The VFFs might actually be a slightly preferable shoe for the course, but I'm boycotting them on principle.

Wish me luck!

Iris the Wife will also be running tomorrow: the Women's Only 5k Run. She's taken a big ol' swig of the running kool-aid.


  1. Good luck to you and Iris tomorrow!

    I look forward to the race report.

  2. Good luck at the race.

    The temps have really dropped up north. I'm getting cold feet on the running barefoot plan. What are these aqua socks you speak of? I can afford $6.


  3. Viper -

    Just make sure you spend time being barefoot and really listen to your feet (both literally and figuratively).

    I got my aqua socks at WalMart. You can get them at Walgreens, Costco, CVS, places like that. There are different kinds, the WalMart variety has been my favorite so far. You might have a hard time finding them now, given the season, but you can find some online.