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About Barefoot Lorena

I run barefoot and share that in my blog (english & spanish) • Corro descalza y lo comparto en mi blog (español & inglés)

NYC here I come

Just thought I would let you all know quickly that I’m going to run with Chris McDougall, John Durant and other fellow barefoot runners in Brooklyn for McDougall’s Naked Tour!
I’m very excited about it and its sounds like its going to be a blast! Cant wait to post pics about it next week…


Primera carrera 5k descalza

¡Este es mi reporte de la carrera Sport City 5k! También cuenta como la segunda mitad de mi 10k para la Carrera Virtual 10.10 de Barefoot Neil (¡Feliz cumpleaños, Neil!).

Me da mucho orgullo decir que esta fue mi primera carrera oficial que corrí descalza y… ¡mis pies están super bien! Mi tiempo oficial fue 31:22 (que es muy bueno para mí), pero el resultado más importante fue la ausencia total de ampollas o dolor alguno, excelente señal.

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Entrenamiento de septiembre y nueva aplicación

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Primero que nada, ¡mi desempeño en mi primer mes de reanudación de correr descalza! Algunas equivalencias interesantes producidas por mis bitácoras en miCoach y dailymile; he registrado la distancia del trayecto del tunel del Canal de la Mancha y quemado las calorías equivalentes a 31 donas (“Mmmm, donas”) ó 12 hamburguesas.

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Classic WTF moment captured

photo finish composite!

That reaction of the girl on the left, classic!

First barefoot 5k race

Here’s my Sport City 5k race report! This is also the second half of my 10k for Barefoot Neil‘s 10.10 Virtual race (Happy birthday, Neil!).

I’m very proud to say this was my first official race that I ran barefoot and… my feet are great!! My official time was 31:22 (which is very good for me), but the most important result was having blister/pain-free feet, excellent sign.

Just look at my excited self!

Starting off I felt uncomfortable with all the people around me, took me a bit to get into my groove. This is me right after the finish line.

I guess this is my finally-i-did-it face. But this next pic I found hilarious, being checked out by an onlooking staff! (That’s a ‘WTF??’ expression if I ever saw one!)

And here is the obligatory post-race feet pic

Not bad! Caked in dust, but in fine shape.

You can check out my pace throughout the race here if you’re interested.

I feel very lucky and grateful to have received so much support from the online community of barefooters (dailymile, twitter,, yahoo forum, etc). Without them I would have never been able to do this and never found out I could love it so much.

My Sept run stats and new tracking app


The course of the Channel Tunnel (English).

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First off, here’s how I did on my first month back barefoot running! Interesting equivalencies produced by my miCoach and dailymile trackers; I have logged the distance the Chunnel travels between England and France and burned the calorie equivalent of 31 donuts (“Mmmm, donuts”) or 12 burgers.

The following is a summary of the weekly time running and pace composition of all my barefoot running in the past month. The individual workouts you can find on my dailymile page.

My distance are still pretty low, averaging at 12 km per week, but that’s just the way it is starting out especially since I’m running exclusively barefoot. My training is going better than expected, not a blister or soreness of any kind!! Amazing what good form does. Keeping it slow and gradual to allow my feet and legs to adapt. Most runs are on easy, mostly smooth, cement sidewalk, an 8 or a 6 on the Barefoot Ken Bobs Surface Texture Scale (10 being the easiest and 1 being the roughest), or on a 5ish, rough, paved trail. My feet are in perfect shape! I should be great for my upcoming 5k (T minus 3 days!).


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I’m liking my new tracking application, which I started using in September when I started running again. I’m still using my smartphone to track runs since I still don’t own a proper runners tracking gadget, but the application I use has changed since Adidas bought BiM Active’s software and turned it into miCoach. Unfortunately, as of yet there is still no easy way to share info from miCoach on the blog (no widgets, no RSS feed, nuthin). But, hey, it’s free. I can, however, show you what an example workout of mine looks like.

I would just like to add that a significant part of the success of my training is due in part to the support I get online via dailymile, twitter  and blogs. Check out who I follow, who follows me, dailmile friends and blogroll in sidebar. Thank God for the interwebs.

1st Annual New York City Barefoot Run!

I love their slogan: “A NEW race… for the OLDEST way to run.” (Check out the details and news!) I’m so excited about what John Durant has organized through Barefoot Runners NYC and Terra Plana’s and Tip Top Shoes sponsorship! Attending Barefoot Ken Bob’s workshop in Central Park (John Durant was there!) was such a thrill for me, I soooo wish I could go to New York for this! Big names of barefoot running are going;

I’ll be barefoot running a 5k race (my very first!) on the very same day, so I’ll be there in spirit and sending out good vibes to everyone there.

this post updated on oct 2

¡Hola, endorfinas, las extrañé (i.e. Corriendo descalza otra vez)!

Habiendo terminado recientemente la terapia física para mi rodilla amolada, volví a comenzar a correr descalza esta semana con buenos resultados. ¡Estoy más motivada que nunca después de correr 5k descalza sin ningún problema (sin dolor, sin ampollas, solo endorfinas)! También estoy emocionada de empezar un nuevo programa de entrenamiento y estoy segura que me llevará a mi primer 10k descalza.

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