Archive for March, 2008

Jack Rabbit Supports Miles for Mom

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Jackrabbit In addition to generously supplying Clif Bars and Accelerade to the riders, in order to encourage reaching deep into your
pocket to support Locks of Love, JackRabbit is giving a pair of running shoes
to the donor who guesses the total number of calories burned by the ...

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Shave Jonathan’s Head!

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EbayThe auction to shave my head has officially begun.  All proceeds go to Locks Of Love.  The auction ends Friday 4/4, with the shaving taking place the morning of the Miles For Mom century.   Bid early and often.

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PP Du

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03nycm765 Congratulations to our friend Stacy Creamer on her victory at Saturday’s Prospect Park Duathlon.  (Back when I was just slow – as opposed to slow and injured like I am now – Stacy and I were "teammates" on the Central Park Track Club in much the same way that Michael Jordan and Bill Wennington were teammates on the ...

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Meet The Athletes

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Nate
We’re spicing up the website a little bit and including profiles for some of our athletes.  First up is Nate Horne, who joined us last year and has been nothing short of super.  Though he set the bar high in 2007, there’s reason to expect even better in ’08.  In his spare time, Nate is a physician ...

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All My Spare Time

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SmrtBecause working 6-7 days/week doesn’t keep me busy enough, last night at 2a I decided that I needed another blog.  This one – Signs of the Apocalypse – is dedicated to the prevention of cruelty to the English Language.  I won’t rest until everyone is fit, fast, and knows when to use an apostrophe.

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Friends in High Places

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Ramon
Nice interview by our friend Paul Leone with our friend Ramon Bermo at Inside Nike Running.  While Ramon’s best known nowadays as a coach, don’t let his friendly and approachable demeanor fool you – he’s a badass athlete.  Back in the first year of the Flat as a Pancake Du, he and I left T2 in 4th and ...

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Doug Stern Swim Video

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Anyone who has read our humble blog knows that I was a huge fan of Doug Stern.  I recently found this video which clearly and intelligently explains the role of arm recovery in setting up your stroke, as well as how stroke defects can negatively impact your kick. 

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Brooklyn Half – the Latest

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IMPORTANT UPDATE:
Due to concerns in the Brooklyn community, the date of the 2008 NYRR
Half-Marathon Grand Prix Presented by Continental Airlines: Brooklyn
has been changed from Saturday, April 26, to Saturday, May 3, at 9:00
a.m.

For those who have already
registered, NYRR is offering three options to resolve issues resulting
from this change:

                    * Leave your entry as it stands and run the race on ...

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Biomechanics of Running

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Brooklyn Half

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Here’s a recap of what we know (and don’t know) about the NYRR Brooklyn Half Marathon.

  • Originally posted date was 4/27
  • That was quickly changed to 4/26
  • NYRR never held the permit for Prospect Park for 4/26.  (Wanna guess who does?)
  • That weekend is the end of Passover, and running through a largely Jewish section of Brooklyn is probably not going to be well received.
  • On 3/13 NYRR briefly announced that the race would not be held on 4/26
  • Later on 3/13, NYRR removed said ...
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