Blog entries from posnerk

posnerk has a total of 5 entries.

  1. posnerk
    This blog post describes a project I completed which consists of walking, hiking, or running every mile of official trail in New York's Catskills Mountains. I am probably the only person to have completed this project barefoot. To be honest, it is mostly barefoot hiking, rather than running, but hopefully you will enjoy it....
    posnerk, Jul 4, 2022
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    Here is a report on reaching 9,000 cumulative miles of barefoot walking, hiking, and running, which comprise among other things 51 races of which 13 were marathons and ultramarathons. The blog post covers racing, barefoot hiking, and lessons learned.
    posnerk, Jul 4, 2022
  3. posnerk
    This was posted on my blog On November 22, 2018 I completed the Art Van Turkey Trot Chicago 5-mile race, coming in 3rd out of 70 in my age group and 119 out of 2180 overall. My son Philip finished #8 in his age group and my wife Sue, who ran the 5k, finished #6 in her age group. Two small successes: a decent performance on my part, and seeing family members running...
    posnerk, Nov 25, 2018
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    Here's an update on my barefoot journey, which started in 2015 (inspired by, of course, Born to Run) and is now up to 3,000 miles of running, hiking, and walking. In recent months, I've learned a lot from reading Ken Bob Saxton's book on barefoot running, and just wish I'd read it much earlier!
    posnerk, Sep 5, 2018
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    Inspired by Thea Gavin, I recently hiked down Bright Angel Trail without shoes, and then at the bottom put on my Terraflex trail-running shoes and power-hiked back out. Blog post at
    posnerk, Aug 23, 2018