Archive for November, 2010

No Whining – Ironman Cozumel Edition

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Full face The young man pictured here is Matt Miller. Two years ago he had a horrific 40 mph crash that left him near death and broke every bone in his face. Yesterday he completed Ironman Cozumel in 10:30:12. A full face helmet was the only concession to his crash.

Congratulations Mr. Miller.

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Thanksgiving Day Race Reports

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TdayCity Coach was all racing all over the place Thanksgiving morning. We were out in force at the first Thanksgiving Day Marathon, held on the challenging trails of Van Cortlandt Park. Scott and Katie ran the 10k, NSQ, Francis, Stephen and I tackled the half marathon, and Leanne decided that an impromptu marathon was the way to start the holiday. Leanne not ...

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Race To Deliver (Family Edition) – Race Report

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Ricky Great work by Sara Bibi (27:43) in her first race since the marathon, and her daughter Barbara (36:48) in her first race since ever!

In addition, we had Michele Levy's youngest son, 10-year old Ricky, whose stated goal was to pas everyone ahead of him, doing the kids' race and making friends with NYRR's Mary Wittenberg.

Sign the kids up.  Congratulations everyone.

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Philadelphia Marathon Race Results

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Go greenCongratulations to Johanna Bjorken on her continued comeback. Green Light ran 3:56:14 in her first marathon since the birth of Sebastian just over a year ago. 

Shoutouts also go to Chantel, Steven, David and the rest of the Nike RUN NYC Philly contingent. 

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Winter-Proof Your Run

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Though it may seem like I spend all of my days taking undue credit for the success of my athletes and stalking cheaters, every once in a while I do take a break and work out. And when I do, I like to dress appropriately. (Last year's shorts-all-winter pledge notwithstanding.) So I was happy to see that Health Magazine included a few of my tips in their November edition. Check out the article written by our friend Rozalynn S. ...

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Let’s Talk Running Form Part 2

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Timdon
As I wrote close to a decade ago in my first post about forefoot striking, there'd be a follow up post discussing safe ways to start adjusting your running mechanics. Well……this is it!

Now before we start, here are a few things to remember. It took me close to a year to build up the strength to run a ...

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Race Recap of Nationals

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“The race starts before you get to the starting line. It’s all about preparation” Cane

 

JC and I flew down to Myrtle Beach the day before the race. Who would have thought there would be delays due to weather in October? After spending countless hours at Laguardia waiting for our flight, we made it down to SC. Terry and Bridget picked us up from the airport and we went straight to the race venue. It was packed with anxious racers and ...

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Prospect Park Youth Running Club

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PpyrcOur friends at the Prospect Park Youth Running Club are looking for sponsors. They do some great stuff with 5-13 year old kids running track and cross-country. Please take a look at their sponsorship proposal and help if you can.

Dear Prospective Sponsor,

I am writing to ask for your support for the Prospect Park Youth Running Club.  We are in our third year ...

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A Great “No Whining” Event

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No-whining-2xIt seems like there are Turkey Trot races just about everywhere nowadays. But there aren't too many Thanksgiving day marathons. Even fewer trail marathons on turkey day. And only one trail marathon in NYC – the appropriately named Thanksgiving Marathon. They also have half marathon and 10k options. Plus one of the all time great race slogans:

"No clock. No aid. No fees. ...

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Now For Something Positive

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Amidst all the talk of cheaters and overpaid, undertrained celebrities at the marathon (mostly coming from ornery bastards like me), it's easy to lose sight of some of the inspiring stories. Here's one to brighten up your day. It's about Ryon Lane, who just over two years ago suffered a broken neck, and last week ran a sub-3 hour marathon.

Here's an excerpt of Ryon's story taken from the Garmin website. 

A former ultrarunner, Ryon’s running passion took a cruel twist ...

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