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    Barefoot Running Experiences

    I have done this. These days I usually just buy cheaper shoes (last years model) at an outlet store. I have never had a problem with any shoe I have ever worn. And after I break them in they all feel the same anyways. And this is after some mega mileage that I don't run anymore.
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    Barefoot Running Experiences

    I'm definitely not going to work out every day barefoot. I might start throwing down a barefoot run maybe once a week. I've ran through an injury once before, ended up out of commission for over 2 months, and I'll never do it again. One reason I really enjoyed it is because I felt so light on...
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    Barefoot Running Experiences

    Well I have never had any injury whatsoever in my 11 years of running so far. However I hear that shoes that are supposed to mimic barefoot running are actually the worse thing you can have on your feet. I know when I am wearing shoes and I start to fatigue, I start to rely on them to...
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    Barefoot Running Experiences

    If you are going to run on concrete then you will have to do it before the sun heats it up too much. After I get a couple more runs under my belt I am going to time myself for a mile and a 5k and see how the times compare when I am barefoot to when I have shoes on. But I thought concrete...
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    Barefoot Running Experiences

    I know there are at least 2 other threads on the science behind this, but is anyone here a dedicated barefoot runner? I run about 50 miles a week right now, and today I went for my first barefoot run. I ran a 30 minute route that took me on grass, concrete and 1 mile around a track. As...
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    Extremely freaked out. Climbed some sort of antenna.

    What does radiation have to do with heights? I am not afraid of heights, hence why I thought it would be fun. (And it was) Does my life have to be boring in order to do something like this? I don't understand any of your logic.
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    Extremely freaked out. Climbed some sort of antenna.

    Haha. No I was sober. I felt like I needed a change in my life, as the routine is getting old. There was quite a bit of rust at the bottom of the antenna, and the box beside it looked very beat up and had some graffiti on it. What a surreal experience it would have been if the whole tower...
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    Extremely freaked out. Climbed some sort of antenna.

    Thanks Skeptic and others. I was browsing a lot of BASE jumping forums, where there was a huge outcry to stay away from AM towers. No one could explain why either, they just said it was bad. The area around the tower was pretty much trashed. I think the red lights are the only thing that...
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    Extremely freaked out. Climbed some sort of antenna.

    Well thanks guys. I feel a lot better about it now. I think I escaped any acute damage. I really doubt I'll have any long term damage since I bet the thing wasn't even on. I'll sleep a lot better tonight!
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    Extremely freaked out. Climbed some sort of antenna.

    Yes, there was a large box right by the tower. I'm pretty sure it is an AM tower because I managed to find some info on the licensee and it said those towers are an AM array. There was no hum from the box, and everything around it look old. There was no heat or anything from the tower all the...
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    Extremely freaked out. Climbed some sort of antenna.

    Here is a picture of all of them together. I realize that this was a stupid thing to do. I am glad that I didn't get electrocuted, but now I'm just concerned about radiation.
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    Extremely freaked out. Climbed some sort of antenna.

    Hey guys, Last night around 12 midnight, I decided it would be a good idea to climb a nearby antenna next to my house. It is about 143 meters high, and I went all the way to the top. However, I have been googling around, and I think I might have climbed an AM tower antenna, and I am REALLY...
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