Archive for July, 2009

Watch Your Tone

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One of the most persistent and baseless myths in the world of muscle physiology is the "high reps/low weight builds defined and 'toned' muscles."  Everyone from the gurus in Muscle and Fiction Magazine to the Jane Fonda aerobics types, to the Pilates peeps continue to spew out this myth.  All the Pilates in the world won't build a long, sinewy muscle.  Muscles have an origin and an insertion.  They're attached to tendons that are attached to bones.  You can't change ...

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Help Greg Fight Cancer 5K

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Jack Rabbit management and staff deserve a ton of credit for stepping up to support one of their own.  Please support this event if you can.

Greg Hamilton was
diagnosed with testicular cancer in June of 2009.  The cancer has
spread, so he is currently undergoing four months of chemotherapy, and
if that is not successful he intends to undergo major surgery to remove
the cancer from every part of his body.  Before the diagnosis he was
training to run his ...

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Mr. Manners Says

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A few years back I wrote a piece on athletic etiquette for Metro Sports Magazine.  I've never written anything that prompted so many letters of thanks, or suggestions for additions.  Excerpts from it are below.  Let me know what else gets under your skin.

Do you drive other athletes away? Can you be described as excessively malodorous? Are you guilty of the physical faux pas? We offer this guide to help ensure that your workouts are more effective than offensive.

Whether ...

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Thank/Screw You

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Last year I told you the tale of the young lady who simultaneously buoyed and crushed my ego.  The last week, as I was doing an easy (shirtless) run through Riverside Park, a slightly paunchy gentleman in a white cotton t-shirt came running past me.  He looked me over and said "I'm not used to passing guys who look like you."  That may be the second best simultaneous insult/compliment I've ever gotten.

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Kathleen Lewis, RIP

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As many of you know, Kathleen Lewis – wife of Larry and mother of Larissa – was diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor in February.  Sadly, Kathleen passed away last week.  The Buffalo News has a touching story about her. 

Please keep Larry and Larissa in your thoughts and prayers as they begin their lives without her.

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IMLP Race Report

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  • Jon Miles is in – 11:52:37
  • Leanne Elisha is in – 13:07:21
  • Agnes is in – 15:11:06

Congratulations!

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NYC Tri Results

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Here are some highlights.

  • Terry Moore won the 24 and under AG.  His time was also good enough to win 25-29, and despite having the latest/slowest swim start of the day, he was less than two minutes off of the top overall age group finish.
  • Lots of happy Jack Rabbits
  • Lots of friends out there racing – Kwok-Ming Cheng, Edgar Barbosa, Doug Oldiges, Sandra Ferrari, Dena Gudaitis, Stacey Creamer, Yan, etc.
  • Lots of friends out there cheering – Green Light, Shane, Helene, Killer, Hillary, ...
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NYC Tri Medical Symposium

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I'm not sure how I got included with
all these hotsots, but I'm practicing saying a bunch of fancy,
multisyllabic words for Saturday.  Come on by if you can.

Triathlon Symposium


Saturday, July 25

1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

BodyworksMD and Jack Rabbit Sports
Present

THE YEAR OF PREVENTION
How to stay healthy with ...

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Stars & Stripes Aquathlon Results

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Nice work by Lauren Dewey at the Stars & Strips Aquathlon this weekend.  Lauren's fighting an injury that will keep her out of the tri this weekend, but still managed a 4th place finish.  Congratulations to our old friend Rod McClave on his strong 3rd place finish as well.

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Team Gossip Girl

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20in24 NSQ, Bridget McKenna, Denise Fergus, Jen Napier and Rhoda Brophy traveled to the 20 in 24 race in Philadelphia this weekend and formed Team Gossip Girl.  Each runner covered the 8.4 mile loop. They finished in an impressive 5th out of 40+ relay teams despite the fact that they were competing against men's and co-ed teams. 

They are joined in the photo at the ...

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