Archive for September, 2009

Exploding Myths

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For the sake of those misguided souls who ignore science and choose to include “functional” and explosive training in their strength routines, I’ve posted this link to an article written by Ken Mannie, Head Strength & Conditioning Coach at Michigan State University.

“The subject of explosive weight training is one that has been in the center of a maelstrom among strength and conditioning practitioners for quite some time. Many individuals and some associations advocate the use of so-called explosive weight training ...

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Westchester Triathlon Race Results

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Great work by Nate Horne for winning his AG at the Westchester Triathlon and finishing 10th overall.  Congratulations to the Jack Rabbit training group as well. 

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Hamptons Half Results

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Great work by Blair Heinke and Bridget McKenna (2nd and 3rd women respectively) and Tim Armstrong and Stephen Szycher (7th and 8th men respectively) at the Hamptons Half Marathon Saturday.

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What Were They Thinking?

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Details for the 2010 NYC Tri have been announced.  It's July 18, which means it no longer conflicts with IMLP.  On the other hand, registation opens at midnight November 1.  Last year the race sold out in 22 minutes.  This year's registration opens the night before the NYC Marathon, which means that there are going to be a lot of marathoners up past their bedtime.  A little birdy told me that if you are running the marathon and contact the NYC Tri ...

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The Kids With Cancer Hater vs. The Purple Menace

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Last week I wrote about Eddie Izzard covering over 1,100 miles in 50 days and complimented his dedication.  I also made a comment that apparently got some purple panties in a bunch, as I got a note that slammed me for my "thinly veiled criticism of Team in Training" which asked "why anyone would be so negative?", "what's my problem?" and why would I "criticize someone ...

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Work, Work, Work

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It's time for a field trip to Las Vegas to check out Interbike with our friend Andrew from Brickwell.  I'll post periodic updates of some of the highlights.  If there's anything you want me to check out, just say the word.  No need for special requests for hookers and blow – I'm all over it.

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Queens Half Marathon Race Results

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Nice work by Sarah Wenk at today's Queens Half.  Sarah finished 9th in her AG and broke two hours, without breaking stride for her Marine Corps Marathon preparations.

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Richmond Rockets 6-Hour Ultra Race Results

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Congratulations to Agnes Zbylut on her 4th place finish at the Richmond Rockets 6-hour Ultra on Staten Island today.  Agnes covered 34.5 miles in six hours for an impressive average of 10:26/mile. 

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Harlem Renaissance 5-miler Race Report

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Congrats to Nicole Sin Quee on her win at today's Harlem Renaissance 5-miler.  I suspect she only ran it because the start is around the corner from home and she astutely figured that a victory could get her in the Amsterdam News.  Still, a win is a win.  Nice job NSQ.

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The Hoyts

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Here’s another post to keep you motivated for this weekend’s training.  They Hoyts are a constant source of inspiration for me.



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