Archive for March, 2014

Set Goals, Lay Track

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Set Goals, Lay Track

I love numbers. From the beginning of my athletic career (gymnastics), through grade schools and college (baseball), to now (triathlon, endurance sports), being able to measure and quantify results and progress has always been one of my favorite things to do. I am obsessed with batting average, home runs, RBI’s, WAR, OPS, isolated slugging percentage, win probability added, watts, mph, RPM, stride rate, splits, and transition times. But not heart rate – I hate heart rate.

All of this is front ...

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Sleepy Hollow Half Race Results

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Sleepy Hollow Half Race Results

Nice work this weekend by the CCMS contingent at the implausibly hilly Sleepy Hollow Half.

  • Isang Smith 1:34:14 (2nd in AG)
  • Jessica Purcell 1:41:40 (4th in AG)
  • Steven Zebrak 1:47:11

Our athletes had to deal with the usually hilly course being modified to make it even worse (or better depending on your POV), as well as also a coach who refused to taper them for the race. Well done.

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Wait ’til Your Mother Hears About This

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Wait ’til Your Mother Hears About This

Transferring bibs has become a pretty standard, albeit rule-breaking, procedure in big New York Road Runners races. Check out craigslist and other message boards and you’ll see bibs for sale; and there’s no doubt that friend-to-friend transfers take place on a regular basis. Generally, my attitude is that it’s NYRR’s problem rather than mine. I’m fairly confident that Mary Wittenberg isn’t carefully perusing my accounting records to make sure that no one’s ripping me off, so why should I worry ...

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2014 NYC Half Results

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Congratulations to the City Coach athletes who raced yesterday.

  • Sheila Monaghan – 1:26:00
  • Jamie Kyei-Frimpong – 1:31:40
  • Alisa Mantoni – 1:32:23 (PR)
  • Rui Guimaraes 1:36:06
  • Alisa Stern –  1:36:11
  • Meera Joshi – 1:37:12 (PR)
  • Lottie Bildirici – 1:40:58 (PR)
  • Adele Laboz -1:46:28
  • Juny Francois – 1:48:06
  • Lester Wasserman – 2:04:29 (as part of a 20-miler)
  • David Rodriguez – 2:06:43
  • Marc Mouhadeb – 2:11:57
  • Michele Levy – 2:12:41

If I omitted you from the list, please let me know. And don’t blame me, it’s because you didn’t register under CCMS, not because I don’t love ...

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NYC Half Preview

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NYC Half Preview

The NYRR NYC Half is something of a polarizing race. Some people grumble about the high price, overcrowding, and more of the usual complaints about big NYRR races, while many others love the race. They point to the nice expo, spectator support, the excitement of running through Times Square, blah, blah, blah. Those people are like the ones who look you in the eye and tell you they got Playboy for the articles. You know what everyone really likes about the NYC ...

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Al Gordon Classic Race Results

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Al Gordon Classic Race Results

Congratulations to Meera Joshi for whom the Al Gordon Classic  was her first race as a member of CCMS and her last in the 40-44 AG. Impressively, Meera whooped up on some of the young folk and took 3rd in the AG with a time of 29:04 (7:16/mile). Look out 45-49 AG.

Plus, Al Gordon marked the return of the always impressive Jen Heister, in her first race since the birth of her baby boy. Jen finished in 33:10.

Nice work ...

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