LA Marathon: Barefoot strides
There are no ifs, ands or feet about it – running a marathon is no easy task. It takes skill, heart and a lot of determination to cross that finish line… especially if you’re running barefoot. But for seven runners in last weekend’s LA Marathon, running in “God’s shoes saved their soles.”
Among the seven brave “soles,” was Garmin’s very own Byron, who was completing his 20th marathon since 2004, and his 10th barefoot. Byron and the other barefooters were certainly among good company, as they paved the way with Barefoot Ken Bob Saxton, who was completing his 65th barefoot marathon. The guys said the course was very nice, and although the heat made the asphalt slightly uncomfortable, all of the open fire hydrants providing water to splash in definitely cooled off the feet.
With his Forerunner 305 on hand, Byron was able to keep track of his distance, pace and heart rate as he made his way through the more than 25,000 participants. He said many folks even asked him for a distance check when they recognized the 305 on his wrist! So when you’re pounding the pavement – with or without shoes – make sure your Forerunner is along for the run.
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