Archive for June, 2011

NYRR Tuesday Night Speed Series Results

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IcahnSorry I've been delinquent in posting some race results, but I'll try to keep up from here. (If I haven't posted your result, it's not because i don't love you – it's because I'm lazy.) There was a City Coach road trip to scenic Randall's Island and the Icahn Stadium track on Tuesday for the NYRR Speed Series. Here are the highlights. 

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A Pregnant Athlete

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You never heard of a mind as perverted as mine–Eminem

There was a time in my life when I wasn’t interested in having kids but was absolutely obsessed with the pregnant belly. I thought/think they are incredibly beautiful, plus the whole thing seemed to be a tremendous athletic feat. I secretly wanted to be a surrogate just to experience the workout. One friend asked, “Do you just like sex without the ...

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Philly Tri Race Report – We talkin’ ’bout practice!

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Allen Iverson and I are kindred spirits apparently.

 

Triathlon is a very honest sport. In order to succeed, you must train your weaknesses more than your strengths in order to have a good overall race. Unfortunately…….I find this very difficult, and last weekend's Philadelphia Triathlon was a great example of this fact (and a great kick in the pants for the rest of the season).

I've done Philly the previous four years, and it is by far my ...

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Brunch

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BRUNCH PICTURES HAVE BEEN REMOVED BECAUSE I DON'T BELIEVE MY READERS ARE MATURE ENOUGH TO PROCESS CONTENT.

So let's talk about brunch.  

Brunch has a special meaning to the athlete.  It implies a reward for hours of hard work.  To an athlete, brunch is sacred.  We do it at ihop in sweats.   We talk about athlete things.   It probably involves little if any alcohol.  However, there are pots of coffee, pancakes, eggs and endless fresh water.  In ...

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Chris Solarz Sets Another World Record!

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DSC_0025 Chris Solarz climbed 33,000 feet in 11 hours 57 minutes to break the Guinness World Record™ for the “Greatest Vertical Height Climbed in 12 Hours.” The 32-year-old climbed the stairs from the 2nd floor to the 50th floor a total of 55 times in Three Logan Square (formerly known as the Bell Atlantic Tower), taking the elevator down each time. From 7am ...

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Speaking of Special…

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Most of you know that I injured myself and won't be doing IMLP.  I don't even want to talk about it, so let's not.  Instead I'm going to provide my updated race schedule for the year:

Race                    Date                                    Comments                    

Stars and Stripes               7/09         Doing this for laughs.  Have you seen me swim?

GORUC                             9/09         Doing this for laughs.  Have you seen my ...

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Being Special

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Are any of you familiar with Gypsy?  I'm guessing not enough of you.  I have spoken to no less than 10 people in my work, personal, and personal-work life this week where I really just needed to sit them down with these strippers:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d9JWlv1IoVg

Everyone wants to be special.  In fact, I was just reading a book the other day that suggested ...

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Chris Solarz Attempting Another World Record

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As I sit here complaining about the office chair here in the business center at the Pleasanton, CA Marriot, Chris Solarz – the man who has run almost 200 marathons and ultra marathons, owns two world records and has won six Philadelphia-based stair races – is in the midst of attacking a third record. Chris is attempting to break the Guinness World Record for the "Greatest Vertical Height Climbed in 12 Hours."

Chris will spend his day racing up the stairs of Three Logan Square ...

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Brooklyn Tri Club Clean Up the Park Day

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Our friends at the Brooklyn Tri Club are doing a good thing and helping clean up Prospect Park tomorrow. If you're interested in helping out, here are the details.

 
Join us as we give back to our training ground for our first annual BTC Clean Up the Park Day! Wear your work clothes and bring hydration. Gloves and snacks provided.

What: BTC Clean Up the Park Day
When: Sunday, June 26 from 10AM – 2PM
Where: Prospect Park, meet up Park Circle (intersection ...

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Perspective

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Darfur1
I cling to it like a wet t-shirt whenever something like last week happens.
Last week, I managed to kill two races with one swim workout. In all fairness, if it had just been this one minor injury with an otherwise stellar training streak there would have been only one dead race. But that was not the case. As it was, I ...
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