Archive for November, 2008

Why I’ll Always Be Cold In Winter

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Jessicasimpsonstressed_183
Many years ago, my father spent some time working in southern California.  When it came time to return to our fair city, there was a little going away party for him.  The hot blond receptionist asked my dad why he didn't like LA.  He responded, "you're all beautiful, but you have shit for brains". 

Every winter as it gets cold here at home, I fantasize about ...

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Is It Still Cheating?

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Last week, our friend and frequent blog commenter Yan sent us a tip about a woman who ostensibly completed the marathon in 5:20+.  Seems that this woman didn't trigger a timing mat until the finish, and she only showed up in one Brightroom photo before the finish.  In said photo she was clearly walking.   Last year she registered at all the mats until the midway point, and then disappeared until the finish in 7+ hours.  The fastest half marathon time ...

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Another Anti-Cheater

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At our year-end party, we awarded our own Jeannine Bardo with the Anti-Rosie Ruiz prize for doing four laps instead of three during the Flat as a Pancake Tri.  It seems that Jeannine would have had some competition if golfer J.P. Hayes had gone into triathlon.  Here's the AP story:

Wisconsin native
J.P. Hayes disqualified himself from the PGA Tour Qualifying Tournament for inadvertently ...

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Math Question

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According to NYRR, the course for Sunday's Knickerbocker 60k was "Start at Engineers’ Gate, located on Central Park’s East Drive near the
park entrance at East 90th Street and Fifth Avenue. A 1.46-mile
out-and-back to the 102nd Street Transverse is followed by nine
clockwise 3.98-mile loops within Central Park along the following
route: South from East 90th Street on East Drive to the ...

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Race To Deliver – Race Report

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Sasha
Lots of good things happening at the Race to Deliver Sunday. 

  1. The Jack Rabbit Beginner Running group performed admirably at their first race.
  2. Sarah Wenk placed 9th out of 100+ women in her age group, while still keeping an eye on the JR group.
  3. Geoff Badner returned to racing for the first time in over a year.
  4. Four year old Sasha Badner (pictured left with her proud dad) ...
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Knickerbocker 60k

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Towle
Fun day out at the Knickerbocker 60k today.  Scott finished 7th overall in a time of 5:22:xx which is a 34 minute PR over last year's time. 

Also out there were Ramon Bermo (2nd place overall despite whining that he's getting old), Chris Solarz, and Kwok-Ming Cheng. 

Congratulations all around.

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Finman Part 2

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Finman2 I recently posted an entry about "Finman", who apparently tried to use SCUBA fins at Ironman Florida. There was widespread speculation as to Finman's real identity, but since his name was still on the official finisher's list (and I was getting notes from people claiming to be lawyers even though the Bar Association never heard of them), I chose to pull his name from my entry.  

Today ...

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Beer Mile Report

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Bud Friday night was our season-ending social.  Coincidentally, on the way to the party, a few of our athletes happened to bump into each other at the track, and a spontaneous, totally unsanctioned Beer Mile broke out.  There were six competitors.  The results (along with age and choice of poison) are below.  Congratulations to all the competitors on all their dedication and ...

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Prospect Park Fall Duathlon – Race Report

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Congratulations to Tom Buffolano and Michael Borden for their season ending performances at the Prospect Park Fall Duathlon this weekend.  Tom was 2nd in the 45-49 AG and Mike was 3rd in the 30-34.  Great way to end the season.

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New Cheaters’ Hall of Fame Nominee – Finman

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Finman
At last week's NYC Marathon, our friends at NYRR employed mats at every mile from the Queensboro Bridge to the finish, therefore all but eliminating the opportunity to cut the course without it being obvious.  Of course this spoiled my fun, since there are few things that I enjoy more than sifting through 35,000 runners' results and pointing the accusing finger of blame at those who ...

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