Apparently the NY Times must be reading my humble blog and all the references to cheaters.Continue Reading →
Posted by: Coach Cane
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.
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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.
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 ...Continue Reading →
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 ...Continue Reading →
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 ...Continue Reading →