Archive for October, 2011

Beach to Battleship Race Results

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Big City Coach congratulations to Janos Kulcsar (12:59:09 in the full IM distance) and Nannette Veith (6:56:27 in the half IM) at Beach to Battleship. And major thanks to coach Marc Delese for his excellent work preparing Janos for his iroman debut.

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Marine Corps Marathon Race Results

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Huge congratulations to Stephen England who set 8+ minute PR today at the Marine Corps Marathon with a time of 2:46:36.

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Separated At Birth?

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Usually when I do a Separated at Birth comparison it's of two people. But these two group shots caught my eye.

There has been a lot of buzz about Saturday's Rock 'n' Roll 10k in Central Park. Many fans of the race commented that they were attracted to the race because of the high quality finishers' medals.

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When I saw a photo of the runners in ...

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Let’s Talk Marathon

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If you're running the NYC Marathon this year, please join me at the Upper West Side JackRabbit (72nd Street between Columbus & Amsterdam) this Thursday at 7:30p. We'll be in their community space to discuss course management, carb-loadining, race-day nutrition, logistics, and everything else you'll need to know in order to have a great 5-borough, 26.2-mile race on November 6.

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Fall Foliage Half Marathon Race Results

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While I fail to grasp the appeal of a scenic course, Lauri Young is a more enlightened human being than I am, and chose to do yesterday's Fall Foliage Half Marathon in Rhinebeck, NY. Mother Nature giveth and Mother Nature taketh away, as the the pretty course is also pretty hilly, with nearly 850 feet of climbing throughout the 13.1 miles. Lauri finished 4th in the 50-54 AG in a time of 1:56:22. 

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More on the NYC Marathon Changes (updated with more mind-numbing comments)

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The new NYC Marathon Guidelines for guaranteed acceptance continue to make for some good fodder on running blogs and the NYRR Facebook page. I’ve made it clear that I see this as nothing more than a money-grab based on the fact that NYRR makes more money on 9+1, tourist and charity entries than they do on those who qualify based on time. But I’ve also stated, and understand that NYRR is entitled to do whatever they please with ...

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Caption Contest

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It's been too long since we've had a caption contest. It's time to change that. Please submit all entries as a comment on the blog. Deadline for submissions is Friday 10/28. The winning will receive a "used" bicycle saddle.

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Thanks to our friend Gary Berard for passing along this gem

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Hartford Half Marathon Race Results

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Congratulations to Matt Duelka for his 1:20:04 at this Hartford Half Marathon. Matt's time was good for 4th out of 165 in his age group and a new PR. 

 

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No Whining – Legally Blind Edition

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image from cmsimg.mansfieldnewsjournal.comWhile everyone thinks my favorite posts are in the Cheaters or the Dear A$$hole categories. No doubt I love those, but the No Whining posts are the ones I enjoy the most. So I'm gratified to write a second post in that category this week. 

Today is the story of Sami Stoner. Though she sounds like a ...

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When Faster Equals Slower

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NYRR recently announced their new policies for guaranteed entry in the NYC Marathon. I outlined the new guidelines and my opinions about it last week. One of my faithful readers (we'll call her Ennis Cue to protect her anonymity) wondered why I didn't love the changes. "You're an elitist snob, why wouldn't you want a faster race?" Here's the problem – while it's true that I'm an elitist snob (which in and of itself is pretty ...

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