Barefoot Rick's Heart of America Marathon Report - September 1, 2008

 

Factoids:

Temperature at start - 73 Degrees F -- 95% Humidty (The last time it was in the 70s at the start was in 2000!)
Finish Time - 4:09:36
Pace - 9:31

Temperature at Finish 81 Degrees F -- 89% Humidity
My slowest of six Heart of America Marathons (see below)
55th Marathon
37th Consecutive Barefoot Marathon Since April 2004
*Ran the entire distance

   
(Left) - Packet Pick-up - BR and Race Director Joe Duncan (Right) Mark, BR, and Tom


BR and last year's winner Chuck Engle


Out on Hatchery Road at about mile 10, negotiating 3 miles of gravel road.

   
Mark and BR enjoying the ice-bath at the Finish Line!


Feelin' Groovy!

 

Past Heart of America Marathon Reports

Heart of America Marathon - September 4, 2000 (Finish Time - 3:46:36)
Heart of America Marathon - September 5, 2001 (Finish Time - 3:18:10)
Heart of America Marathon - September 6, 2004 (Finish Time - 3:57:41) BAREFOOT!
Heart of America Marathon - September 4, 2006 (Finish Time - 3:48:02) BAREFOOT!
Heart of America Marathon - September 3, 2007 (Finish Time - 3:58:12) BAREFOOT!
Heart of America Marathon - September 1, 2008 (Finish Time - 4:09:36) BAREFOOT!

 

Heart And Feet of America

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*I am a marathon runner and do not prescribe to a run/walk method for MY marathons. Likewise, I do not judge anyone else for "finishing" a marathon in whatever way they can propel themselves across the finish line, whether it be walking, crawling, etc. All marathon finishes are notable in their own regard.

 

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