I hope everyone's season/training has been enjoyable/effective.
I've semi-recently converted to barefoot running (approx 6mos). I've come to love the feeling of running unshod and have decided to run Chicago barefoot this Oct. I've always had a mid/fore foot stride since childhood and I finally feel like I'm not fighting my feet/shoes. What started as barefoot on the beach, turned into barefoot on the trail, then to barefoot on the street. I currently run in self made huaraches soled with thin rubber.
It's still very early in my training plan (wk 2) and I'd like to hear from some of our Gurus about their experience (and considerations) with marathons, barefoot running, or running barefoot marathons.
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I've linked to a copy of the training plan I made for our group. (5 of us are going) and just wondered if there were any mileage/volume considerations I might have missed about switching to barefoot.
Also, I am training for a Nov IM (my 1st) as I had to bail on last years IM attempt 2 weeks out due to unforeseeable complications (not training related).
Is it too much to run my 1st barefoot marathon (3rd OA) and then attempt the IM portion barefoot in less than 4 weeks? If so, should I add in some "shod" workouts in my marathon flats just in case?