Archive for January, 2012

Hospital for Special Surgery: Strength Training for Triathletes

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On Friday I was lucky enough to present at the Hospital for Special Surgery's "Treating the Multisport and Endurance Athlete" symposium. While I often speak about the ways that strength training can reduce the risk of unjury, the HSS audience was made up primarily of physical therapists, who are already quite aware of that. After all, they're the ones treating patients with the injuries that are caused by muscular weakness and imbalances. Instead, I focused on the performance ...

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Channeling Tom Brady

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Channeling Tom Brady

How Tom Brady can help you with delivery and recovery:

Know when to throw a lateral and when to go deep: If the goal is to score a touchdown, remember that you are concerned with forward movement, whether that movement occurs on the ground or in the air. They told me to push with all my might—think of this as the largest bowel movement. In retrospect, I think I was asking the doctors to go for the long pass. Not only ...

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Introducing Woman Redefined

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Because someone had to get the talent in the family, my sister Rachel has created the new website Woman Redefined. They're looking for submissions from women about athletics and fitness. Here's more about the site.

Woman Redefined began as a look at words commonly used to describe women. We wondered if words like “shallow,” “pushover” and “underhanded” couldn’t be used to our advantage. Our goal was to take negative terms and cast them in a positive and athletic ...

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Maui Oceanfront Half Marathon Race Results

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Adele

Thankfully there was no snow at this weekend's Maui Oceanfront Half Marathon. That allowed City Coach's Adele Laboz to return to racing with a clock time of 1:40:22, which was good for 2nd place in her age group. Plus, Adele also continued the trend of runners submitting artwork.

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Manhattan Half Marathon Race Results (Sorta)

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Luke sketch

Saturday's Manhattan Half Marathon was supposed to begin the season for us. Unfortunately, Mother Nature wasn't in a very cooperative mood, and blanketed Central Park (and the rest of our fair city) with a few inches of snow. In the interest of safety NYRR turned the race into an untimed "fun run". That didn't deter Luke McCambley ...

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Gallowhat?

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Gallowhat?

I woke this morning and planned on a happy and productive day. Then I opened my internet saw this in Men’s Health Magazine:

Gain speed by walking.

Add a walking break of 30 seconds to 2 minutes after each mile you run. This prevents muscle fatigue, says Jeff Galloway, an Olympian and the author of Running Until You’re 100. “I typically see my runners drop at least 13 minutes from their marathon times because fatigue is so drastically reduced,” ...

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Exercising While Pregnant, Part 2

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On the day that I found out I was pregnant, I was scheduled for a 2hr run. I peed on the stick praying for it to be positive. I was about 2 days early in the recommended time frame for testing. Patience is not my strong suit and so I tested early to see if I was indeed pregnant, and if ...

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Happy Holiday

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Human progress is neither automatic nor inevitable… Every step toward the goal of justice requires sacrifice, suffering, and struggle; the tireless exertions and passionate concern of dedicated individuals. – Dr. Martin Luther King

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The First Day of a New Year

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So, I rang in the New Year in bed. I was gifted a stomach bug. I’m 99% sure I got sick because of all my whining in the previous post. It’s a good reminder that one should not complain about what one has or hasn’t if you have anything at all. So, with that logic I’m embracing my stomach bug. Afterall, I have a stomach to have a bug in; others do not.

So, like everyone else I have a bunch ...

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So Damn Lucky

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I post this video for the Dave Matthew’s Band’s So Damn Lucky at year’s end for three distinct reasons.

  1. The title perfectly describes how I’m feeling nowadays. I have a great family including a beautiful baby boy and wonderful wife, terrific friends and teammates, and I love the work I do with City Coach, JackRabbit and Nike Run NYC. Asking for more would be plain greedy.
  2. In many ways, I am like Dave Matthews. Allow me to explain. ...
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