Archive for September, 2010

Pace is Negotiable. Distance is Not.

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Negotiation_Skills When training for a marathon, some long runs go exactly according to plan. (We love those). Some don’t. How you handle the ones that don’t can have a big impact on how you perform on race day. If you have a sub-par day, there are three ways to handle things:

1 – Go home.

2 – Hold onto your goal pace for as long as possible, ...

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Updates From Nationals

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We'll be down in Myrtle Beach for Nationals and will be tweeting updates throughout the race. Stay tuned to twitter.com/joncane Saturday morning for compulsive and constant tweets, and then of course check back here for a full recap once the dust settles. We'll keep you posted on NSQ and Terry, plus we'll keep an eye out for John McGovern, Rick Krupa and other friends.

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You Can’t Win a Training Run

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EgoThis is the time of year when a lot of ambitious marathoners – both experienced and newbies – who are getting nervous. It's an understandable response, but how they respond to their nerves can greatly impact their results on race day. Over the next few weeks I'll post some thoughts on how to get the most out of your efforts on race day, as ...

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5th Avenue Mile Race Report

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5th Avenue Mile results are up. Congratulations to all the City Coach and Nike RUN NYC athletes, as well as a few friends.  Here's a sampling:

  • Francis Laros 4:38 (5th place 45-49)
  • Sara Bibi 5:56 (10th place 35-39)
  • Iris Shalam 6:51
  • Tami Morano 6:55
  • Girma Segni 4:25 (3rd place 25-29)
  • Sid Howard 5:50 (1st place 70-74)

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Newport Liberty Half Marathon Race Report

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Congratulations to Bonnie Averbuch on her 1:29:50, good for 9th overall and 2nd in her AG at today's Newport Liberty Half Marathon. That's nearly a 5-minute improvement in her Half Marathon PR in five months, so it looks like Bonnie's set up nicely for the Marine Corps Marathon.

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High Heel-a-Thon Multimedia

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Screen caps have been added to the photo gallery, and now we have our first video of the event.  


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JackRabbit (Brooklyn) Marathon Workshop

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I'll be at JackRabbit's Brooklyn location tomorrow (9/23) at 7p to discuss the last few weeks of marathon training, tapering, race day logistics and race tactics. I'll be joined by Ben Kessel of Priority Fitness.

If you're running NYC, come on by.

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I Love Our Team

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I Love Our Team

This morning’s Regis & Kelly High Heel-a-Thon perfectly exemplified why I love our talented and fun team.

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It was Adele Laboz’s birthday. She was joined at the race by more than a dozen friends – including City Coachers Iris Shalam, Michele Levy, Tami Morano and Sara Bibi – who came to celebrate her birthday and participate in the race. The ladies ...

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Men Entering Women’s Races

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On the heels of Shane's repeat victory at the Regis & Kelly High Heel-a-Thon, our friend Troy sent over a WSJ article that examines the growing trend of men competing in "women's races". Recently I posted a tongue-in-cheek commentary about the disparity between the prizes for men and women at the heel race, but at today's event was clearly different in that it had a separate men's field, and the men were clearly welcome participants (although poorly compensated ...

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Shane + High Heels = WIN

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Shane in heels Details will follow, but Shane has just repeated as champion of the Regis & Kelly High Heel-a-Thon. That's a nifty $1000 payday for Mr. Neil.  

(Thanks to Lesley Higgins for the photo.)

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