Archive for February, 2010

Triathlon Education Webcast

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Tri night Last week I was lucky enough to join Dr. Jordan Metzl and some of the area's top triathlon authorities at the 2nd Annual Amazing Night of Triathlon Education.  The event, held at Rockefeller University, featured 10 minute talks on almost every subject relevant to Triathletes including training tips, nutritional information, injury prevention strategies, gear updates, sports psychology, and a ...

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Snow Problem’s No Problem!

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Last week we had a nasty little snow storm here in NYC.  Kids got a snow day. Businesses closed.  Folks hoarded milk as if a nuclear holocaust was imminent and they'd ...

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RIP Randi Rosenberg

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I'm sad to report the death of Randi Rosenberg, co-founder of the Young Survival Coalition, which continues to support women under the age 40 with cancer.   Randi is survived by her husband Matt (who introduced me to YSC and helped us arrange for the Race Across the Window to support the cause) and their daughter Alexandra.

To learn more about Randi, read this tribute at Livestrong.  And please continue to support the YSC's Tour de Pink and ...

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Ladies’ Night at the Hardware Store (aka NJ Trail Race Report)

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Ladies night NSQ, Hanna, Jene, Michael and I made a field trip to historic Morristown, New Jersey bright and early on this brisk morning for the second in the NJ Trail Race Series.  Jene won the 5-mile version of the women's race and Hanna won the 10-miler.  Each won American cash money, along with a gift certificate that expired some time during the ...

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Now you wouldn’t believe me if I told you, but I could run like the wind blows

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Puppy 033I got a puppy approximately 5 weeks ago.  I'm trying to figure out how to tie it into the blog.  What does having a puppy have to do with running, swimming and biking?  Well, he would prefer that I not do any of that and, instead,  focus on my dog toy throwing skills.  He would also like to shred all my running sneakers and ice packs.  ...

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Hey Road Runners, Can You Outrun a Coyote?

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Coyote2 If you're in Central Park, you may get to find out since one has been hanging out there lately.  If you want to be safe, just run with a group.  That's not to suggest that the coyote won't try to chase you down and have you for dinner – he will.  But with a group around, you don't have to be faster ...

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Great Moments in Advertising Part II

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Milf  A couple of years back we pointed out a Spirit Airlines ad with some suggestive copy.  Exhibit A is pictured to the left.  At the time, they swore that it was an "innocent mistake".  Of course I was skeptical, and used it as an opportunity for fun little contest.  For those of you who claim I'm just a big, fat cynic for discounting ...

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