By Kenneth A. Posner
Have you ever thought of working 350 miles in 9 days? Kenneth A. Posner did simply that once he accomplished a record-setting run alongside New York’s lengthy course, a 350-mile mountaineering path that stretches from long island urban to Albany. Running the lengthy Path’s page-turning narrative combines the joys and demanding situations of Posner’s severe patience feat with the lovely common good looks and deep old importance of latest York’s Hudson Valley.
A one-time informal runner, Posner stocks his pleasure of constructing right into a trail-runner and at last an ultrarunner, in addition to the pursuit of a “fastest recognized time”—a new measurement of maximum path operating, the place a few of the sport’s quickest and such a lot skilled athletes vie to set new pace files for vital trails. Hikers, walkers, and runners will take pleasure in his specific descriptions of making plans, pacing, equipment choice, food, hydration, and navigation, in order to support them organize for his or her personal adventures at the trails.
Interspersed with the operating experience, Posner relates the fascinating tales of the lengthy course and the areas it passes via, which come with a few of New York’s most vital parks and preserves and the specific mountains and forests they safeguard. in the course of the booklet, he channels the voices of recognized New Yorkers linked to the lengthy Path—Walt Whitman, John Burroughs, Theodore Roosevelt, and Raymond Torrey—who convey their appreciation of the traditional fantastic thing about the region.
Running the lengthy Path is the tale of what usual humans can accomplish with a bit selection and many grit. no matter if you stroll or run, you'll find notion in Posner’s tale.
An skilled ultrarunner, Kenneth A. Posner is the writer of Stalking the Black Swan: learn and selection Making in an international of utmost Volatility. He lives in long island urban and works as leader of strategic making plans and investor kinfolk at Capital financial institution monetary Corp.
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