Posted in AthletesJune 22, 2012
Liz began running just two years ago, and joined City Coach this season. She has quickly become a regular at our Thursday night runs, as well as the Uptown Girls Tuesday night track workouts. She’s training for an ultra, all the while setting PR’s at shorter distance all season long.
- Weapons of choice – Mizuno Sneaks, Garmin, Ben and Jerry’s Ice Cream, Beer.
- Best races – My first marathon ever – Philly Marathon 2011. I surpassed by “goal time” and nailed a BQ by over 7 minutes. I fell in love with running that day, and walked away from the finish line a stronger person.
- PR’s – Marathon: 3:15, Half Marathon: 1:28, Ten Miler: 1:05, 5k: 18:41
- Family – Two fantastic parents, a brother (James) and sister (Martha), and my kitty-man Mozart.
- Birthplace – Bridgeport,, CT and raised outside of Philly on a christmas tree farm.
- Occupation – Actor, Singer, Model, and student (soon to be Certified Sports Nutritionist and Personal Trainer).
- Anything else you’d like to share? I am running a 100-Miler in July (because I’m a crazy person!) within 24 hours.
It’s been a while since we published a caption contest, so it’s time to correct that error. Enter your caption as a comment. The winner will receive a spiffy City Coach T-shirt for their troubles. Our team of judge will make the final decision Monday, June 25. Remember that sucking up and bribery are appreciated.
Congratulations to Bridget “Who’s That Girl?” McKenna (Aetos Capital) who finished the 3.5 mile course in 21:17 (6:05/mile), which was good for 4th place at the Wednesday edition of the J.P. Morgan Corporate Challenge. And let’s not forget the indefatigable Cirpriana Cuevas (Loew’s Corporation) who finished in a strong 24:20 (6:57/mile). There’s no word as to whether Bridget wore her trademark pearls or Cip wore her signature skirt for the event, but I can only hope so, as it would have served to further crush the dreams of the masses behind them.
Nice work ladies.
Congratulations to Bobby Dweck on another strong sprint tri performance. Though he tends to prefer the Ironman distance, Bobby finished 13th in a field if 130 and 1st in his age group at the Long Branch Sprint Tri. Bobby has the home court advantage since the course goes by his home, though unlike what I would have done, he didn’t have his friends and family on the porch misdirecting the competition.
Nice work Bobby.
Congratulations to Liz Corkum, who won Saturday’s Worcester Fire Department 5k in a speedy 18:41, which is good for 6:01 per mile. Not a bad little training run for Ms. Corkum, who is preparing for her first 100-miler later this summer.
Great job Liz.
Despite being one of a few racers who were emphatically directed the wrong way by course marshals, our very own Lauri Young placed third overall at the Wendy’s International Duathlon. (For the record, the International Du was held in Ohio, USA, and there seems to have been no international participation, nor was this international distance. But in fact it was a duathlon, so at least Wendy’s got that part right.)
But I digress. Despite putting in 4-5 extra miles, Lauri still made her way to the podium, and won her AG by 30 minutes. Congratulations Dr. Young.
Would someone please tell Cipriana Cuevas that she’s not supposed to get so fast so fast? You’ve heard me tell the story before….starts running…does Run for the Rabbit a few months later…does her first marathon in 4:50….does a marathon in 3:34 less than a year later…loses 80 pounds along the way…breaks 7-minute miles for the first time…yada, yada, yada. Her latest head turner came today at the NYRR Portugal Day 5-miler, where she not only went sub-7 again, but also won the 25-29 AG in a time of 34:10.
Though it has been one of my favorite rides of the year since its inception in 2006, I’ve decided to put the annual No Sleep ’til Brooklyn Prospect Park century out to pasture. We had a lot of fun with the event, which included 30 mind-numbing but fun laps of the park. We managed to get the ride in six times – always on 6/21 to celebrate the longest day of the year. Increased crowding in the park, increased scrutiny of cyclists, as well as the new lane configuration (which limits cyclists to one lane) all led me to be concerned for rider safety, and ultimately choose not to ride this year.
In case you have finished reading everything else ever posted to the internet and have nothing else to do, feel free to read up on some NSTB history. Or you can just see some highlights here.
Posted in Blog,Coach's CommentsJune 13, 2012
If you’re running this year’s NYC Marathon and are looking for a group to train with, look no further. Once again, we’re teaming with our friends at JackRabbit Sports to provide their Marathon Training Program. We have groups in Manhattan and Brooklyn. Tuesday meetings focus on speed, while the Saturday runs are reserved for longer distances. In addition to the group runs, you’ll have weekly workouts sent to you via email, a Facebook page for communication among the group members, a nutrition workshop, a pre-race strategy meeting, two online Q&A sessions, shop discounts, and more.
Check out the JackRabbit site for more info, or write to me with questions.
Posted in AthletesJune 13, 2012
We met Fabian Gallardo at the inaugural NYRR Sprint Tri in 2009, and struck up a friendship after the 2010 race. He joined the team shortly after that, and has become a good training partner and better friend. Plus he’s the official team chef.
- Weapons of choice: Cervelo S3. Newton shoes. City Coach uniform
- Best Races: NYC half marathon, Toughman, Park to Park 2 mile swim, Nautica NYC Tri, NYRR Sprint Tri, Central Park Tri
- PR’s: Half marathon 1:29, NYC Tri 2:13:01 Olympic, NYRR Tri 1:03:46, Central Park Tri 1:00:53, Toughman Half Iron 5:16:53
- Family: Helene – amazing wife. Luna -little monster. Two sisters Flor and Itzia. Parents Ale and Memo.
- Birthplace: Leon Guanajuato Mexico
- Occupation: Chef at Viceversa
- Anything else you’d like to share? Have fun. Respect for Pachamama. Best award after each race – meeting new friends. Bike ride without trash talk it’s no fun.