Archive for January, 2014

Fred Lebow Manhattan Half Marathon Results

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Fred Lebow Manhattan Half Marathon Results

Kudos to Angela Riordan and Lester Wasserman on their strong City Coach debuts at Sunday’s Fred Lebow Manhattan Half Marathon, as they both train for the Boston Marathon.

Angela placed first in her age group, while Lester ran his fastest half in years. They’re both my favorite kind of athletes – they listen to their coach, and they make him look smarter than he really is.

Congratulations Angela and Lester.

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Keeping Your New Year’s Resolutions

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Keeping Your New Year’s Resolutions
If you are still keeping up with your resolutions, you have made it through a month. Congratulations! You are almost half way to forming a habit.

If you resolved to lose weight or get healthy this year, here are some tips to make the remaining month a little easier.  If you haven’t made a resolution yet, it isn’t too late (it’s still January):

1) Take a Nutritional Inventory: write down your goals and strategies and review them regularly.  Consider making yourself a ...

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The State of the (Fitness) World

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The State of the (Fitness) World

Earlier this month, the good folks at Greatist published their list of the 100 Most Influential People in Health and Fitness. Many of the names on the list are respected fitness professionals with unquestioned ethics, and deserve all the accolades they get. Many, not all.

Let’s start at the top.

1. Dr. Mehmet Oz. Not too many years ago, I’d have been tickled to see Dr. Oz on this list. Without question he is smarter than I’ll ever be. As the ...

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Who Are You Brian? And What Are You Doing Here?

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Who Are You Brian? And What Are You Doing Here?

You know what’s pathetic? When you look at the newly redesigned website of your beloved coach and mentor, see that there is a whole entire section on the site for you to blog, and then click on it only to see that nothing is found. Ouch. I feel like I let you down Cane, and that is unacceptable.
A couple of things; there is, as of now, no running theme to this blog, I am not ...

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Breaking The Injury Cycle With A.R.T

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Breaking The Injury Cycle With A.R.T

If you’ve been an athlete for many years, or if you’re newly discovering your connection with movement, you know that injuries can happen when we push our bodies to the limit. We develop a deep and complex relationship with ourselves, often exceeding what we thought possible, and we inevitably feel pain in places we didn’t know existed.

I believe that a knowledgeable athlete is a better athlete, and want to partner with our clients to break the injury cycle. Among athletes ...

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Medals of Courage 2014

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Medals of Courage 2014

In 2012 our athletic community came together to help us collect hundreds of running and triathlon medals to donate to patients at the Loma Linda Children’s Hospital. The medals were presented to the children by none other than Olympic Medalist Meb Keflezighi. This year they’re collected medals for two more children’s hospitals, and I hope that we can send them even more medals.

Our friends at JackRabbit Sports (with four locations in Manhattan and Brooklyn) as well as Brickwell Cycling ...

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Happy Holiday

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Happy Holiday

 

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D-Rod Is Dopey

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D-Rod Is Dopey

Congratulations to David D-Rod Rodriguez on completing the Dopey Challenge at Disney World. Mr. Rodriguez completed a 5k, 10k, half-marathon and marathon on consecutive days. Personally, this sounds like it’s as much fun as a rusty nail to the forehead, but I commend D-Rod for setting his sights on this goal and making it happen.

What’s on the agenda for today D-Rod?

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A Tribute to My Teacher

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A Tribute to My Teacher

Sam Ulano passed away today at age 93. I wrote the following tribute to him in 2013. He was a wonderful man, musician and teacher. May he rest in peace.

As some of you know, I was a musician all through high school and college. While my friends were out celebrating, I spent the evening of my high school graduation on stage. I continued to play the local club scene for years after that. I studied music in college as well ...

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