Archive for October, 2012

Run With Scissors Double Marathon Race Results

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Run With Scissors Double Marathon Race Results

Last weekend, the Ohio chapter of CCMS decided if a marathon is fun, a double marathon on trails would be twice as much fun. As such, Kevin Motsch partook in the Run With Scissors Double Marathon, and made (relatively) short work of it. Despite an unscheduled detour off the course for a few miles, Kevin finished second. Congratulations Mr. Motsch

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NYC Marathon Course Management

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NYC Marathon Course Management

The start is the hardest part of the NYC course as you climb the Verrazano. If you’re lucky enough to start near the front, be careful not to go out too fast. In fact, if you race well it should be your slowest mile of the day because of the elevation gain. If you’re starting toward the back, you may be tempted to weave around folks to make good time up the hill. Resist this temptation at all costs. Make ...

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Achieving Personal Best: Proposal

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Achieving Personal Best: Proposal

Back in 2008, a few photos of me were used in a New York Times “Personal Best” by Gina Kolata. Those two words – personal best – are particularly meaningful to me.

In January, 2012, I wrote my sabbatical proposal to the Faculty Review Committee at The Dalton School.  I was fortunate to be honored with the grant to pursue racing and interviewing elite athletes. Over the next few months, I will be posting these interviews. Below are excerpts from ...

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Trivia Time: Who’s That Girl?

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Trivia Time: Who’s That Girl?

It’s been a while since our last trivia question. This one will likely take a little research, but it’ll be worth it, as the first person with the correct response will be awarded a nifty City Coach T-shirt. Here you go.

Who is Greta Varchi and what has she done that no woman in an Ironman has ever done?  Get to Googling everyone.

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Role Models

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Role Models

I recently stumbled upon a blog written by a prominent celebrity trainer. In it, she lamented the overly sexualized and suggestive images of some women in the fitness industry.

“If their goals included becoming porn stars, then congrats they succeeded! But as a reputable fitness expert who has worked my ass off to be an inspiring and motivating positive role model for women, girls, daughters and moms I find it to be reprehensible and demeaning to women in our industry and ...

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Feel Good Friday: Downhill Edition

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A few weeks ago, this of a little girl learning to ride a bike got a lot of attention because she was hating every minute of it. Her father (seemingly innocently enough) tried to encourage her, but she wanted nothing more than to leave the bike out in the rain to rust. I’m the first to admit that I watched that video, chuckled at that video, and shared that video.

Recently, Daniel Coyle (author of Lance Armstrong’s ...

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Ironman World Championship Race Results

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Ironman World Championship Race Results

Belated congratulations to Mike Terry, who finished the Ironman World Championship in Kona, in 11:27:57. Mike had a quick turnaround after his qualifying race in Louisville just seven weeks earlier. Qualifying for Kona is a goal that many triathletes aspire to, and most never achieve. Mike managed to do this in just his second Ironman.

Ho`omaika`i Mike.

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Grete’s Great Gallop Race Results

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Grete’s Great Gallop Race Results

A double dose of congratulations for performances at Grete’s Great Gallop (half marathon) this weekend. Jeffery Dweck set a PR with a 1:26:22 on the rolling course of Central Park. Meanwhile, Marc Mouhadeb PR’ed with 1:36:23. Making Marc’s performance even more impressive is the fact that he did it was a 7-mile warm up as part of his Philadelphia Marathon training.

Nice work gentlemen.

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Paine to Pain Trail Half Marathon Race Results

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Paine to Pain Trail Half Marathon Race Results

Congratulations to the indefatigable Deanna Culbreath, who won yesterday’s Paine to Pain Trail Half Marathon in a course record time of 1:31:39. Also on hand, and apparently not aware that he ran a marathon last week, was Stephen England, who finished 11th overall in 1:30:52, and J. Geoffrey Badner in 1:34:18. Did I mention that this was a trail race?

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Two Days, Two 5K PR’s

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Two Days, Two 5K PR’s

Remember how my season was to end after I went to France? Well, I am trying to pack in as many possible PRs before I sit and do nothing in November. The goal this weekend was to run sub-19 for 5k. Fast, flat course in Brooklyn: Get to the Point 5k on Sunday, October 14 . Small race with a great vibe and Brooklyn Lager at the after-party. The last time I raced it, we had the Nike smart ...

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