Archive for July, 2008

My Blog – My $.02

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The tragic death at last week’s NYC Tri, as well as the one at
yesterday’s NJ State Tri has led to knee jerk reactions on the part of many observers who have
suggested major changes to our sport.  While I support the concept of making triathlon as safe as practically
possible, the truth is that there is an inherent risk,
and many of the well-intentioned ideas of how to make it safer, would in
fact negatively impact it.

Many people were ...

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NJ State Championships

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Lauri Young made a splash at the NJ State Championships today – 1st Place in 50-54 AG, sprint division. 

 

Rookie Bobby Dweck continues his improvement and finished the Olympic Distance race is 2:53.

Congratulations.

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Nike NYC Half Marathon Report

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The whole NYC Half Marathon race weekend was a lot of fun.  It started Thursday with the Niketown Speaker Series, which featured City Coach athlete Edie Perkins, and Warren Street’s Marc Antone sharing their expertise with a big crowd Thursday night.  They were a pleasure to work with, and provided the audience with a lot of valuable and ...

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Niketown Speaker Series this Thursday

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False Advertising

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I try to avoid re-posting items, but there are some annual rituals (such as the European high heel race) that warrant reruns.  The TV commercial for the Nike NYC Half Marathon is such an item.  If you pay careful attention, you’ll see NSQ around the 13-second mark.  She’s the one saying "and I’m crossing the finish line" complete with a Bollywood-worthy head roll.  Ironically,  not only ...

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All Dressed in Rubber With No Place to Go

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At our recent pre-race briefing for our training group, Helene and I debated whether it’s quicker to doff one’s wetsuit immediately after exiting the water, or to unzip, pull the suit to your waist, run and then take it off once you reach transition.  One option that we didn’t consider was not taking it off at all.  Ever.  Not ...

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NYC Tri

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Nyc_triathlon_2008_029Lots of results to chronicle.  The day’s highlight was Johanna Bjorken taking 2nd in the 35-39 AG despite a still gimpy ankle.

Believe it or not, I didn’t see anyone running with their helmet, but the crazy stakes were raised, as a woman was witnessed doing the whole race in her wetsuit.

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Ironman Lake Placid

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Emily Kindlon – 13:27:26
Jon Miles – 13:32:18
Leanne Elisha -13:56:47

Congratulations everyone on dealing with the adverse conditions and hanging tough.

 

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What’s In a Name?

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InigoThe third place finisher at today’s NYRR Run for Central Park is listed as  Bo Gus.  That’s right – his name is BOGUS. (I don’t believe that for a second, but I love that some dude who managed to cross the line in 20:00 has a sense of humor.)  That got me to thinking about some of the other ...

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Good Tidings NYC

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Apparently that time I dressed up in a sailor’s uniform to meet women has come back to haunt me, as I’ve received a string of nervous e-mails about the tide for this weekend’s NYC Tri from people who apparently think I know what I’m talking about.  Thankfully, while researching the role, I studied up on the meaning of tide ...

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