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Subject:Race results: Atlanta Track Club track meet! (12 May)
Time:12:25 am
(in order of tonight's races)

Alex oniugnip: (racing in barefoot shoes)
- a relatively un-warmed-up 200m with some middle-school guys. 27 seconds. (won the race!)
- ran a more warmed-up 800m, at 2:37. Probably didn't run hard enough, could have felt worse at the end :)

Mark markluffel:
- did a pretty intense mile: 5:45. Led the pack for quite a while and finished strong!

Lindsey lindseykuper:
- Did the mile! 7:45, totally passing people towards the end. \m/

These track meets -- pretty awesome. They're big friendly events with a lot of people, ranging from very young to pretty old. We might be out again next week!
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praetorian42
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Time:2009-05-13 10:49 pm (UTC)
I'm really behind on my training for the Peachtree Road Race, so maybe I'll come one of these weeks soon to run a mile and see how I do at race pace.

As it stands now, I'd be lucky to get an 8 minute mile. How sad =(
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leadsynth
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Time:2009-05-14 12:47 am (UTC)
Barefoot . . . shoes . . . ?
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lindseykuper
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Time:2009-05-14 05:41 am (UTC)
Ooh, I'll take this question!

Being barefoot has health benefits, but some people find it impractical to actually go barefoot (since one has to carefully avoid pointy objects and/or spend a long time toughening up one's soles). So they wear barefoot-simulation shoes instead. "Shoes" may be the wrong word, though.
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oniugnip
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Time:2009-05-14 05:51 am (UTC)
I've been running in those crazy things for the past few weeks, actually. It's a workout for your feets! You tend to step much more lightly, with less pounding, and you can push off with your toes.

There's no broken glass or sharp rocks at a track meet, though, so I probably could have gone without.
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deepdistraction
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Time:2009-05-16 11:11 pm (UTC)
Did they feel strange at first? After years in shoes, my toes kind of cram together. I would think the toe separation thing might feel odd.

And does the material let perspiration escape?

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oniugnip
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Time:2009-05-17 08:51 pm (UTC)
They did feel a little strange at first -- getting your toes into the little toe areas takes some practice!

And the tops are meshy, so it's sort of like wearing a nice synthetic workout shirt -- I guess the sweat wicks out pretty well.
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