Archive for October, 2009

New York City Marathon – Trying to Finish a Marathon in Fewer Miles Than Required – NYTimes.com

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Apparently the NY Times must be reading my humble blog and all the references to cheaters.

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Guest Stars at Today’s Nike Run

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Flanagan Wanjiru Today was the last run for the Nike Marathon training group.  Terence and I have been tormenting the runners for the last four month and I think the best part of running the marathon for them will be that they don't have to listen to me any more. ...

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Final Marathon Words of Wisdom

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WisdomDon't even think of breaking a sweat Saturday.  Just do a short, EASY run to stay loose.

If you're in NYC, get to the expo now – before all the out-of-towners get here and crowd things up.  And get through the expo quickly.

Set your clock back Saturday night.  It's an early wake up for a late race.  Don't make it earlier than it has to be.

If ...

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More Marathon Tips

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  • Start conservatively and don't get frustrated by the early congestion.  Don't waste a single step traversing the road to get past slower runners.
  • If you're going to have a friend pace you along the course, be
    very specific about where they're to meet you.  And don't try to have
    the rendezvous on a crowded section of 1st Avenue or elsewhere where it
    may be impossible for them to find you. 
  • Cut the tangents.  Just as you don't want to bob and ...
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Niagara Falls International Marathon Race Results

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Great work by Dan Hopard at the Niagara Falls International Marathon.  Dan finished in 33rd out of 700+ racers, in a time of 3:09:40.  Not too shabby for a guy who struggled for years to break 4:00:00.  Not only did he PR, but he did it with a negative split once again.  Congratulations Dan.

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NYC Marathon Course Preview

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Today let's take a look at the details of the NYC Marathon course. 

The start is the hardest part of the NYC course as you climb the Verrazano.  If you're lucky enough to start near the front, be careful not to go out too fast.  In fact, if you race well it should be your slowest mile of the day because of the elevation gain.  If you're starting toward the back, you may be tempted to weave around folks to ...

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Marathon Carb Loading

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With the NYC Marathon just around the corner, let's go over a few glycogen loading basics. 

Keep in mind that your body can only store about 2,000 calories worth of glycogen.  Fully loading your glycogen tank – coupled with prudent race day nutrition – will help ensure that you avoid "hitting the wall".  Despite what the old school used to say,  there's little or (probably) no reason to deplete your glycogen stores before loading.  Because you're tapering and significantly ...

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2010 Triathlon Training Camp – Palm Springs

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I love NY, but not when it's cold. We've teamed up with JackRabbit for a great pre-season training camp in ...

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Marine Corps Marathon Results

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Congratulations to Sarah Wenk for finishing the Marine Corps Marathon in 4:24:17, good enough for 69th place out of nearly 500 in the 50-54F age group.

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Marathon Deaths – Another Perspective

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Clearly the deaths at the Detroit Marathon/Half Marathon are tragic, and the apparent coincidence of three runners dying so close together is noteworthy and newsworthy.  Still the following abstract that I grabbed from PubMed looks at it from a different, and interesting angle.  They note that more people would die driving on the closed roads than die running during marathons.  And for those of you who were scared by this weekend's events and are considering a life of gluttony and ...

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