Archive for February, 2009

The Biggest Liar

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Dane It seems that the good folks at NBC's The Biggest Loser have engaged in some creative editing.  Contestant Dane, who lost 100 pounds in just eight weeks before being eliminated from the weight-loss competition, is seen running a marathon alongside his svelte and aerodynamic wife, and seen triumphantly crossing the finish line. 

The minor technicality is that the dude didn't do the ...

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Another Climb, Another Win

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Chris Solarz won another climb in Philadelphia this weekend.  With next week's Albany stair race coming up, Chris had better make more room in the trophy case.

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Mmm…Pancakes

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Pancakes
Every year I remind my faithful readership about several significant and meaningful events, but none more monumental than National Pancake Day.  That's right – free pancakes at IHOP.  We can pretend that the fact that IHOP's support of the National Children's Network is what attracts us to the event, but let be honest.  Free pancakes could support the German Army and I'd probably go ...

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Because They Can

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As I mentioned, on Saturday NYRR held a race in Prospect Park.  Years ago they put on You Gotta Have Park, the Turkey Trot and the Brooklyn Half, but in recent years they've abandoned the former two.  So when NYRR announced to the clubs that they'd be adding some outer borough races, and would work with local clubs, it was cause for optimism among the member clubs from Brooklyn. 

Then – without consulting PPTC – NYRR announced that the added ...

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Cherry Tree Race Report

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It was a busy weekend of racing in Brooklyn.  Yesterday, NYRR made a visit to Prospect Park for the Snowflake 5k – more on that later – and today was the annual PPTC Cherry Tree 10-miler.  Results are trickling in and will be updated as they are received.  Here are the results in the order they were reported:

  • Sarah Wenk – 1:25:00
  • Lauri Young – 1:20:xx
  • Adele Laboz – 1:16:xx
  • Bobby Dweck – 1:18:07
  • Emily Kindlon – DNS, illness
  • Kevin Starkes – ...
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Show Them The Money

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Applications for the 2009 NYC Marathon are now being accepted.  In case you're wondering, it's gonna cost you.  First, there's the non-refundable $11 processing fee.  Even if you're among the majority of applicants, who are rejected, NYRR will still hit your credit card for the fee.  In addition to the processing fee, if you're really lucky, you have the privilege of paying $138 if ...

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God Forsaken?

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The Texas Independence Relay posted the start times, and City Coach is the number one ranked team, meaning they'll start last.  Better to be the hunter than the hunted. 

Meanwhile, the gentlemen are continuing to cultivate their race day beards.  By the start, there should be some serious facial hair working

In addition, in their race summary, the charm school dropouts broke down the entrants by region.

Area                                                # of Teams                   %
Houston                                                91                         57%
Dallas – Fort Worth                                 17         ...

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It Will Grow Out…I Promise

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OO12GCAF2M9W1CAVU2VZSCAGNT33UCARVG88JCAZGO1MICAPD6N3OCAC4ARHYCAYCU39HCAIANN82CAP3I5Z3CANU8C5TCAQFL3OMCAGVDISGCAUG5CU6CAFFJ3OOCADLOI9PCABA52MUCACBAXSS Okay, sorry.  I went to trim the blog and cut it all off.  I tried to fix it, but it was like a bad mullet.  So, it all came off.  Here we are starting over.  Coincidentally, I feel like I really am starting over this week.  I haven't done much riding since my Ironman this past July and guess what I'm doing tomorrow?  Sixty minutes on ...

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Room for One More

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Room for one more Now that Killer and Chris Solarz have both won stair climbs this month, we're loading up the City Coach coach and heading to Albany on Thursday (yes, Thursday) March 5 for the CFF Stair Climb.  It's 809 steps of fun, and there's room in the car for one more. Who's in?

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The Spin Cycle

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A while back I suggested that a small gym in a laundromat would be a great way to pass the time while cleaning your clothes.  Drop in a load of laundry, ride a stationary bike for 30 minutes, toss the wash in the dryer, do a quick treadmill jaunt, etc.  Taking it one step further, Shane alerted me to an article about a Chinese middle school student who rigged a stationary bike to  actually power a washing machine.

Of ...

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