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Barefoot Trail Running

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  • Is anyone interested in doing more trail running? I love Central Park, but I dearly miss running in the woods. There are some nice trail sections in the North End of the Park.

    Would anyone be interested in joining me on some trail runs? I'm researching locales now.


    There is a Trail Race this spring on Bear Mtn. (http://www2.thenorthf.... Distances range from 5k to 50 mile (10k, half marathon, marathon, 50k).

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  • Jeanne D.

    My weekends are pretty full now until late January. I'd like to plan some trail runs after that. Please let me know ideas/times/locations you would like to try out. Post here or email me at [masked].

    November 29, 2010

  • Jeanne D.

    I'm sorry it has taken me so long to put a plan together. I posted 2 new trail meet ups. I'm going to drive up to Bear Mountain tomorrow morning to run the 10k course. Also, there is a Thanksgiving Day Trail Run that I posted. Please email with more ideas for trails. Also, if you are familiar with a system of trails and would like to guide us on a trail run, please let me know.

    That being said, I've never done the Bear Mountain 10k before, so we may get off trail:)

    November 19, 2010

  • Alejandro Q.

    Saturday works for me. I live in Astoria. I don't know how many people from Queens would like to join us, but perhaps we can have a meeting place in Manhattan. Say, in front of the Plaza hotel (we can
    park in front of the small street between the fountain and the main entrance of the hotel)? Should we say 7:30 AM?

    November 16, 2010

  • Jeanne D.

    Saturday morning works best for me. I'd like to leave pretty early (say 7 or 8am). What are good times for everyone else? I live on the UES and can pick up there. Alejandro, what is your location?

    November 15, 2010

  • Rob L.

    Does Anyone hike/run/bike on Mondays or Tuesdays as those are m days off - I would enjoy some company???!!!! - Kathryn I just want to say GO IRISH!!!!!!!

    November 15, 2010

  • Kathryn G.

    I would love to join for this wknd, but Notre Dame is playing at yankee stadium and I've got tons of houseguests and tailgating to attend to, not to mention the actual game. next time, though, definitely count me in. I can usually borrow a friend's car too. Have fun this wknd!

    November 15, 2010

  • Hans

    Jeanne, I can start 12 noon Saturday. Sunday I'd prefer an earlier start. I suggest you call what works for most and I'll do my best. (I occasionally get last-minute fire drills at work even over weekends, even though it has been good lately).

    November 14, 2010

  • A former member
    A former member

    can't swing it this weekend. sorry :(

    November 14, 2010

  • Alejandro Q.

    I can do it on Saturday morning and I can take three people in my car.

    November 14, 2010

  • Jeanne D.

    Hans - what times work best for you? Yes, you can bring Xena as long as there is room in my car.

    November 14, 2010

  • Rob M.

    Going to Philly next weekend. Keri is running the marathon there. I'm game for the week after!

    November 14, 2010

  • Hans

    I MAY be able to join if it's Saturday PM or Sunday, in which case I can take 2-3 passengers.

    November 14, 2010

  • Maciek M.

    Count me in! ;-)

    November 14, 2010

  • Jeanne D.

    Would anyone like to meet-up next Saturday or Sunday (Nov 20th or 21st) for a trail run? If people have the time we can go up to Bear Mtn. If not, we can go to the Palisades.

    1 · November 14, 2010

  • Hans

    I do have a car and can squeeze in 3 in the backseat. Sunday mornings are often good for me, but my schedule is unpredictable so I will have to play this ad-hoc. For example, I am not yet sure if I can go to the Palisades 1 hour from now, even though it is sure looking good at the moment...
    For example, I am thinking about goi

    November 13, 2010

  • Jeanne D.

    Unfortunately, I am out of town this weekend. I'm glad there is so much interest. What days & times are best for everyone to get out of the city to the woods? Personally, I'm a fan of early Saturday mornings to get out of the city.
    I have a car that can seat up to 7 people (not much leg room for the back 2 though).
    Thanks for all the ideas on locations. There is so much available right around the city.

    November 12, 2010

  • Rob M.

    Hey, how about this weekend? The weather is supposed to be gorgeous! Palisades sounds good. Does anyone have a car that we can use? Maybe we can go farther to Bear Mountain or somewhere.

    November 11, 2010

  • Hans

    I am totally up for trails. I've been doing Palisades Park just across the GW bridge - nice trails, not too hilly, but a little noisy due to the Palisades Parkway. I did the 10K at Bear Mountain last May in VFFs and would like to do the Half Marathon in 2011. Maciek, I think you saw the past events on that link and the new event hasn't been posted yet. Bear Mountain is awesome but a true beast, lots of stones and hilly, so using the word endurance to describe it is right.

    1 · November 11, 2010

  • Rob L.

    I AM BEYOND EXCITED - Bear Mountain is one of my favorite places to run, bike, hike - bring dates to! I am all for this!

    November 11, 2010

  • Gregory S.

    South Mountain Reservation in NJ has a great system of trails. It's easily accessible via NJ Transit. Just take the train to Millburn and there is an entrance to the park right across the street. Penn Station to Millburn is about 45 mins. I've done some trail runs there and it was a lot of fun (not in VFFs though).

    November 11, 2010

  • A former member
    A former member

    Love communing with nature. barefoot trail running in Muir Woods was natural. I'm ready when you are.

    November 11, 2010

  • A former member
    A former member

    not up for races but definitely some trails to get my forest fix :) let me know times and all and will try to join

    November 11, 2010

  • Alejandro Q.

    Never done it but I would love to try. Of course, depending on day and time.

    November 11, 2010

  • Maciek M.

    Unfortunately, I just checked and... ALL(!) Bear Mountain, NY Races are sold out :-(((( Only waiting lists are available...

    November 11, 2010

  • Maciek M.

    And thank you for the info about the Bear Mtn. race... ;-)
    Anyone interested?!

    November 11, 2010

  • Maciek M.

    Yes, yes, yes... I second that!!! I trully miss woods :-(

    November 11, 2010

  • Rob M.

    Definitely would like to trail run Jeanne, especially if we can in the park! Also, Inwwod Hill or Van Cortland Park might have some good ones.

    November 11, 2010

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