On Saturday, I’ll be boarding one of these:
And heading to NYC…
…To do a one-on-one coaching session with Lee Saxby. If you’re not familiar with Lee, he’s one of the world’s top barefooting coaches. He’s developed some of the most simplistic ways of explaining proper barefoot running technique. His sessions on Saturday are all part of the big New York City Barefoot Run weekend. In addition to the coaching they’re offering, there will also be plenty of informative talks on proper technique from the likes of Chris McDougall, Mark Cucuzzella, Jason Robillard, Michael Sandler and others. Sunday caps it all off with the actual barefoot run out on Governor’s Island.
Now, since I”m not back to running yet (story of my life), I won’t be able to take part in the barefoot run on Sunday, which makes me sad. But that’s what next year is about. This year, I do get this fantastic session with Lee, which I’m really excited about. Did I mention the session is just for injured runners? Yeah, pretty cool. And did I mention that I’m one of nine lucky people getting this free session?
You know I’ll have a full report, with pictures, when I get back. For now, I’m loading up the Kindle to enjoy a relaxing 3-hr. train ride to NYC and getting ready to enjoy a day that revolves around running and learning.