Archive for October, 2010

Marine Corps Marathon Race Report

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Congratulations to Bonnie Averbuch for her PR of 3:16:59 at today's Marine Corps Marathon. This is Bonnie's first full season of serious training, and she shows no sign of slowing down. Congratulations Bonnie.

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Look Who’s Talking

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For those of you who aren't sick of hearing me talk about the marathon just yet, come on out to JackRabbit's Union Square location on Thursday at 7p. I'll discuss logistics, course management, race day nutrition, carb loading, and anything else you'll need to know if you're running NYC. Even if you're running another fall marathon, come on by.

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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 decreasing your ...

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Boston Marathon Full

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So now that the Boston Marathon has filled in just 8+ hours, we're left with a lot of angry, disillusioned and disappointed runners. And there are almost as many suggested solutions as there are runners left out in the cold. Here are a few of the ideas I've heard so far.

  • Eliminate charity spots. As a purist, I feel that every runner who toes the line at Boston should earn their way in, so I have no problem with this suggestion, ...
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Another PR for NSQ and JC

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Wedding 040What a way to end the season than with another PR and win. I was lucky enough to marry my high school sweetheart (except he was in grad school when I was in high school and we had not yet met. Details…Semitics…I mean semantics). Anyway, there are a lot of folks who got us to the PR of hosting a wedding for ...

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Remember Three Things

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We've used a few (somewhat) tongue-in-cheek mottos for our humble team:

  • Trample the Weak, Hurdle the Dead.
  • Ride it Like You Stole It
  • The Beatings Will Continue 'til Morale Improves. (Or "Moral" if you got the typo version/collector's item.)

But what I'm really looking for out of our athletes is the following:

  • Race Hard, Have Fun, Do Good 

I think that as our team has grown we've managed to do a pretty good job of each of those three. We have some fierce competitors ...

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No Whining – Chilean Miner Version

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Edison PenaAs documented with some of our earlier No Whining posts, dedicated athletes will go to great lengths to get their workouts in. But few have shown more mental toughness than Edison Pena. Pena was among the 33 miners trapped underground for over two months before their rescue over the last two days. Despite the conditions, Pena managed to run 3-6 ...

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Long Course Tri (Du?) Nationals Race Report

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While I could recap the entire race weekend (two 13 hour drives, eating more fast food in two days than I have in the past two years, "Paradise By The Dashboard Light", almost not making it to the race), doing that would probably blow up the internet. So let's begin on race morning.

I woke up feeling pretty well rested and ...

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The Finish Line

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Waiter: I have to ask, do you do P90x? NSQ: No, Quee 90x.

I figured out the taper, the nutrition, and the proper training. I was race ready. What I didn’t figure out was how emotional i would be. While no dry heaves yesterday, I cried. Bawled in fact. I was so fuhklempt seeing all these people whom I love right before me. I could not have ...

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Staten Island Half Marathon Race Report

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Terence and the ladies started 10-10-10 out right, with a fine effort at the Staten Island Half. Full results are here, and our team results are posted below.  

  • Terence Gerchberg     1:22:00 (PR)
  • Sara Bibi                   1:39:00
  • Gladys Haddad            1:41:50 (PR)
  • Tami Morano              1:47:04
  • Lauri Young                1:48:38 
  • Agnes Zbylut              1:50:52
  • Iris Shalam                  1:50:58
  • Adele Laboz                1:53:39 (with a 7 mile warm up)
  • Michele Levy               2:12:19
 

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