"So many of our dreams at first seem impossible, then they seem improbable, and then, when we summon the will, they soon become inevitable."
Written by: Scott Dinsmore
Average Reading Time: 5.5 minutes
Three weeks ago I thought that running a barefoot 50k Ultra Marathon at 7500 ft. of elevation would be impossible. So did a few others.
Three days ago I found out it wasn't.
In just a sliver under 8 hours and 24 minutes, after over 31 miles, I wobbled across the finish line of the Tahoe Rim Trail
, barefoot-style (In my Vibram's
Up until Saturday I'd never run over 15 miles, let alone a marathon, especially at elevation.
I heard all kinds of objections (both from myself and others). But you haven't even run a marathon. Those barefoot things you call shoes will never give you the support you need. That elevation gain is too much for a first long run.
And on it went.
So why did I decide to give it a shot? Because it seemed impossible.