Archive for September, 2014

A Different Cyclist vs. Pedestrian Outcome

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A Different Cyclist vs. Pedestrian Outcome

Last Friday a cyclist (and friend of mine) was commuting in Queens. He was fully within the law and was not speeding, not riding recklessly, not running lights, etc. or any of the other things that “heartless speed demons” (as Andrea Peyser likes to call them) do. A pedestrian stepped out in the middle of the block from between parked cars. In an effort not to hit her, the rider hit his brakes. His front wheel locked up and he ...

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5th Avenue Mile

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5th Avenue Mile

Congratulations to all our team members at the New York Road Runners Fifth Avenue Mile. Among the adults, we had some strong showings.

  • Isang Smith – 5:07 (4th place in AG, 6th woman overall)
  • Alison Desir – 6:04
  • Sam Segan – 6:09
  • Juny Francois – 6:27

Even more exciting, was the debut of our youth team.

  • Elysse McCambley (age 13) – 5:50 (3rd overall girl under 14)
  • Ava Joshi (age 9) – 9:49

I couldn’t be more proud of both Elysse and Ava. Congratulations girls.

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Trying Something New on Race Day – an Age Group Nationals Recap

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Trying Something New on Race Day – an Age Group Nationals Recap

Never try anything new on race day. You’ve heard it. You’ve practiced it. You’ve likely told other new athletes the same advice. However, I think there are exceptions to this rule. For one, you should always try a new course on race day. Your racing life will get pretty boring if you don’t. Also, you should always try for a new time and pace on race day. For obvious reasons.

I did all of the above this weekend ...

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