Comment from: Larry Prater [Visitor]
Larry Prater

Haven't run a marathon in 26 years. Just moved to VFFs and resumed walk/jog/running after a decade-long layoff. Now, at 63, I'm doing 3+ miles every day and have complete four obstacle runs and about a dozen 5Ks (at sub-one-hour times, barely). Your participation and performance in the USMC Marathon gives me inspiration to continue the long road back to competitive racing.

10/31/12 @ 12:08
Comment from: philip [Visitor]
philip

Sounds like an awesome experience! Ive been reading this site for about a week now and I am falling more in love with it! Eventhough I am not the biggest runner, more like a bodybuilder in training, It is great to learn more about minimalist shoes and know that alot of the people on this site are right in Atlanta

10/31/12 @ 18:12
Comment from: james [Member]  

@Larry: That's wonderful that you're rediscovering running -- best of luck on the comeback trail!

10/31/12 @ 18:40
Comment from: Kelly Williams [Visitor]
Kelly Williams

Hey I was there! My friend was running it. I didn't see you in the sandals, but I saw several feet with VFF's on running by and a guy running it barefoot!

10/31/12 @ 18:50
Comment from: Solya [Visitor]
Solya

What laces did you use on the luna sandals? I've had some problems racing in the elasticized leather.

10/31/12 @ 23:05
Comment from: james [Member]  

@Solya: I had the ATS laces. They've been making steady improvements to the laces, and I believe they've nailed it with the ATS laces. After the race, I had the tiniest little red spot on the top of one foot where the laces rubbed my skin -- nothing to complain about at all though.

11/01/12 @ 07:42
Comment from: alvinj88 [Visitor]
alvinj88

I would have done the same. run a nice easy pace with no pressure. congrats!

11/01/12 @ 08:19
Comment from: Barefoot Bud [Visitor]
Barefoot Bud

You are an inspiration to the growing barefoot savages of northwest Florida! Thanks for your teachings, coaching and support as we all enjoy getting healthy and staying fit! At 50 and never running before your help, I am about to do two 10ks without worry! Thanks!

11/01/12 @ 19:49
Comment from: PIet Barber [Visitor]
PIet Barber

Hey! You weren't the only one at the MCM in BFT Huaraches! I also finished the 37th Marine Corps Marathon wearing BFT Luna Classics.

http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=4821412015189&set=t.1293112106&type=3&theater

I crossed the finish line with Barefoot Todd. This was his 297th marathon. (http://barefoottodd.com).

You probably didn't see me because i was WAAAAAY in the back of the pack, demonstrating my worst marathon performance yet (and it was not because of the sandals).

When I finished the MCM with Todd, we were definitely not running 10 minute miles. :(

11/02/12 @ 11:25
Comment from: rebecca ward [Visitor]
rebecca ward

i ran the MCM in my VFFs!!! i ran for a little while with Barefoot Todd and got to hear a fun story. it's so interesting to see so many of us doing what people tell us is impossible.

11/06/12 @ 18:09
Comment from: Geekay [Visitor]
Geekay

I ran it barefoot! It took me upwards of 6 hours, but given this is my first marathon and with my very erratic training ( max of 16 miles per week) it was an achievement for me.
If I can do it, i guess anyone can :-)

Geekay

11/27/12 @ 16:32
Comment from: John [Visitor]
John

I just ran the 2013 Marine Corps Marathon in Lunas. Was debating whether or not I should wear them when I came across your blog so thanks for the inspiration! Got lots of comments but only one person correctly called them huaraches.

11/01/13 @ 10:16