Archive for July, 2010

The Wisdom of Sean Connery

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Last night I got a note from an athlete that upset me a little. She is relatively new to our squad, and is a hard working, dedicated runner. She has been dealing with some pre-existing injuries that have forced us to reconsider this season’s goals. In her note she said that she would understand if I didn’t want her to register under City Coach at races. Of course i told her that all I ever ask from my athletes is ...

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Becoming Iron Again

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My parents tell me that when I crossed the finish line at Lake Placid in 2008 that the announcer told me I was an Ironman.  I didn't hear him.  In 2008 I crossed the line really cold, extremely wet and insanely tired.  I enjoyed the experience but I didn't have a good time.  I felt shriveled ...

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My Math Teacher is Faster Than Your Math Teacher

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NYRR NSQ There's a really nice piece about NSQ in the new edition of New York Runner. It's written by our old friend Stuart Calderwood.  (Click on the image for a full-size version.)

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Caption Contest – Nickelodeon Edition

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Spongebob OK, have at it. Leave captions in the comments area of the blog. 

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Ironman Lake Placid Race Results

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The team is in. Congratulations to City Coach athletes Jon Miles, Leanne Elisha, Agnes Zbylut and Bobby Dweck on their strong performances.  Leanne and Agnes both set PR’s (Agnes by 2.5 hours) and Bobby made a strong debut.  Congratulations also go out to Jon Blyer, Tom Malone and the rest of the BTC crew, John McGovern (sub 10 at age 46), James Gray (of RUN NYC), ...

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NJ State Triathlon (Sprint) Results

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Lauri NJ Welcome back to Lauri Young. At today's NJ State Triathlon, Ms. Young finished 2nd out of 47 in her AG and 27th out of 607 women. Tremendous work on a rough day. Congratulations Lauri.

 

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Three-Legged Dog Revisited

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3LD A couple of seasons ago, the lovely and understated Emily Kindlon announced that our team mascot should be a three-legged dog. I liked the concept – we're not always pretty, but we get the job done. Killer even offered to harm an intact animal if necessary. The legend grew, as folks sent us photos of tripods, and our Reach the Beach team even had ...

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PPTC Speed Series – Race Results

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Great work tonight as Bonnie Averbuch beat not only the heat, but also the rest of the women at the PPTC 5k last night. She ran 19:37 (6:19/mile) for the win. Congratulations Bonnie.  

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No Whining – TdF Edition

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Voigt Pictured to the left is Jens Voigt, finishing stage 16 of the Tour de France on a loaner bike after a nasty crash.  Below is his account of the incident and how he avoided the SAG wagon. (Text from bicycling.com as recommended by our boy Scott.)

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Hudson Valley Tri – Race Results

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Speaking of strong performances in yesterday's heat, Robert Watson was 6th overall and 2nd in the 40-44 AG at yesterday's Hudson Valley Tri. Congratulations Robert. 

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