Posner – Kenneth

“Try hard — try harder!” – Kenneth Posner (April 18, 2016)

Posted on Jun 22, 2016 in 2016, M 50 - 54, New York, Posner - Kenneth

“Try hard — try harder!” – Kenneth Posner (April 18, 2016)

On Friday April 15, 2016, I was on the train to Boston to attend a conference on Native American Running presented by Harvard’s Peabody Museum in collaboration with the Boston Athletic Association and other sponsors. This topic has interested me since reading a book by Peter Nabokov which described how Indians ran to communicate, fight, and hunt, as well as interact with spiritual forces. I thought the Indians’ experiences might contain clues to human potential which have been forgotten in today’s technology-obsessed world. I’m glad I went: the speakers talked about the spiritual and...

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Charting my race versus plan – Kenneth Posner (April 20, 2015)

Posted on Jul 12, 2015 in 2015, M 50 - 54, New York, Posner - Kenneth

Charting my race versus plan – Kenneth Posner (April 20, 2015)

“Life is just a place to spend time between races.” — George Sheehan, Running & Being: The Total Experience I completed my third Boston Marathon in 2:48:32. This was just over a minute faster than my time in 2014. It was my eighth marathon PR, my fifth PR of the year, and my 12th PR since turning 50. It was my 61st marathon/ultra and coincidentally I came in 61st in my age group… For “A” races, I typically develop a specific pace plan, especially if I’ve had prior experience with the course. The blue line below shows my plan for Boston 2015: it starts relatively slowly,...

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