2009-10 Winter Barefoot Running
Dare to Go Bare!
This was probably the most challenging winter of barefoot running since beginning my barefoot running adventure in Fall 2003. We had more back to back cold days during the month of January than we've had for a couple of decades. Over half of the days this past winter I ran in snow at least an inch deep and sometimes over six inches. The wind chills were formidable, especially when my runs were in the teens and single digits. I have a lot of respect for the cold temps, but I also know what the human body can withstand (especially in my case).
Ran barefoot every day outside from December 21, 2009 through March 20, 2010 (89 Running Days)
48 of these days I ran in snow and/or ice
Ran 2 days in sub-10 degree F weather (not counting windchill)
Ran 15 days in sub-20 degree F weather (not counting windchill)
For all 89 days, my average run was 7.2 miles a day at an average of 33.6 degrees F
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