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Harlem Half Marathon Non-Race Report

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Harlem Half Marathon Non-Race Report

Back in December I was excited to catch a little social media buzz about the 2015 Harlem Half Marathon. Being a Harlem resident and businessman, I was intrigued about ways that this could benefit both the Harlem community and the running community in general. Knowing what a challenge it is to secure the necessary permits to close streets, and the exorbitant cost associated with compensating the city, and on the heels of the Brooklyn Triathlon fiasco in which huge fees ...

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The 2014 Naughty List

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The 2014 Naughty List

Before we can get to all our favorites who made the Nice List, let’s take a look at those who’ve earned their way onto the Naughty List. 

10. Whole Foods. I can hear it now. “Whoa, hold on just one second Coach Cane, I came here for your usual angry rants about cheaters, dopers and frauds, but Whole Foods is as pure as the driven snow.” Yes, somehow, a $13 billion company that sells you $4 bottles of water, useless (but expensive) detox and cleanse ...

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Nike Run NYC and Me

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Nike Run NYC and Me

Until now I have avoided publicly commenting about the Nike Run NYC changes. And to a large extent, I want to continue to avoid sharing my opinion about the new program, as ultimately the decision to change is entirely up to Nike. They fund the free program and are entitled to do what they want with it, so in that respect, my opinion does not (and should not) matter.

A bit of history. In 2002 I was ...

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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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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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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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2013 State of the City (Coach)

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2013 State of the City (Coach)

As always, I’m grateful to be surrounded by such a wonderful group of athletes, staff, friends and family. So as 2013 comes to an end, let’s take a look at some of the highlights of the year.

We set out to make some noise at the national level in duathlon, and the ladies of City Coach didn’t disappoint. Sheila Monaghan and Isang Smith travelled to California to race their way to a slot on the National team, ...

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Start the Year with a Faster Finish

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JackRabbit Sports is bringing their popular and successful Targeted Training for a Faster Finish group to Prospect Park, and we’re running the show. Tom Buffolano, who has headed our Brooklyn Half and NYC Marathon programs will be in charge. The weekly meetings will focus on quality miles – tempo, intervals, hill repeats, etc. – and will help you prepare for anything from 5k to marathon racing. If you’re interested in learning more about the program, stop by JackRabbit’s Park Slope ...

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Marathon Recovery

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Marathon Recovery

Below is my annual repost on marathon recovery. 

Now that that nonsense is out of the way, here are some ways to promote post-marathon recovery.

  • Move. Cooling down prevents blood from pooling in your legs and helps clear lactic acid. (If you’ve paid attention to my earlier posts, you know that lactic acid levels will return to baseline even if you lay down the moment you cross the line, and lactic acid has nothing to do with soreness, but an active cool ...
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