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Saturday, April 22, 2006

50 Mile Ultramarathon - Completed in FiveFingers™

After the race, me, Leah and Scott Jurek
Howdy Folks

I know it sounds crazy, and maybe it is a little, but here's the deal:

As you know, on Monday the 17th I ran the Boston Marathon (see story and photos below). I was hoping that I would be able to recover in time to run a famous 50 mile ultramarathon on Saturday the 22nd.

I rode up to Palmdale with Scott Jurek and his wife Leah along with Brian Morrison. We all Indian food for dinner at a restaurant that Andy Kumeda and I found last year on our way up to Mt. Whitney. Hal Koerner and Ian Torrence joined us along with Luis Escobar and his friend. Great food and conversation.

These FiveFingers are tough. They got dirty, but the soles are looking new

Woke up a 4:30 am the next morning, got a ride with Luis Escobar and friend to the start line, and off I went at 6 am, 50 miles before me.

Well, to make a VERY long story short, I made it in a little over 11 hours. Naturally, I could have been fresher, my legs were still stiff from Boston from the very start, but I knew I had the energy and the will. Thanks to Xy Weiss for keeping me company for the last 20 miles. My unofficial time: 11:16:01

Please do not ask why I was unofficial in this race. It is too embarrassing.

I feel fine today. Thanks to FiveFingers my feet are fine too.

Best Regards, Barefoot Ted

PS. I needed to get an official 50 miler under my belt in order to qualify for the Angeles Crest 100 which I hope to do this year.

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Blogger Papa Louie said...

Did you get any blisters?

Monday, April 24, 2006

Blogger Barefoot Ted said...

Nope, no blisters in this race.

I have gotten blisters with FiveFingers, especially on fast, long runs where my foot gets wet. The outside edge of my big toe is prone to blistering in those circumstances.


Monday, April 24, 2006

Blogger John said...

How many pairs do you have, Ted? Any appreciable wear on your earlier pairs?

Monday, May 29, 2006

Blogger Barefoot Ted said...

John, I have a lot of FFs.

However, I do have one pair that I have been wearing daily to test how well they wear.

Answer: FFs are going to last a LONG time. The soles still look fresh after 100s of miles.


Thursday, June 08, 2006

Anonymous Anonymous said...

what socks can you use with FF's for running?

Monday, July 31, 2006

Blogger Barefoot Ted said...

Injinji socks work with FiveFingers.


Monday, July 31, 2006


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