NYC area Runners and Triathletes, please join for the Tri-Mania Summit and Expo at Columbia University’s Dodge Fitness Center. It will be amazing day of education and fun with more than 2,000 of your friends. And it’s free. Register now through www.Tri-Mania.com.
I’ll be speaking at 11:45a, and will then be part of the panel on Healthy Running at noon. And you can find me before and after at the Brickwell booth, so please come by and say hi.
Posted in Blog,Coach Cane's BlogMarch 10, 2013
Nicole and I have a fun event scheduled this week with our friends at JackRabbit.
Running with… Strollers: An Evening with Nicole Sin Quee and Jonathan Cane on Running with Your Kids
When: Thursday, March 14, 6pm – 7pm
Where: 140 W. 72nd Street (between Broadway and Columbus)
Description: Being a new mom or dad no longer has to mean the end of your daily runs. Having run up to 50 mile weeks with their 15 month old in their Schwinn stroller, Nicole will share strategies on how to incorporate your new additions into a running lifestyle.
Nice work by the CCMS contingent who travelled to the scenic Martha’s Vineyard 20-Miler. Sheila Monaghan 2:33:46 (7:51/mile) and Alisa Stern 2:36:46 (7:51/mile) both ran strong, and are setting up nicely for the Boston Marathon.
Posted in Blog,Coach Cane's Blog,TriviaFebruary 11, 2013
And now for the winner(s) of the Pancake Limerick Contest!
The Sycophant Award goes to Billy Simmons. Of course he knows this is meaningless because, while his limericks aren’t bad, sucking up doesn’t work on this judge.
The It’s My Contest Award goes to Jonathan Cane. That doesn’t mean he’s actually won anything. Besides, he can get a t-shirt anytime he wants one.
The Award for Best Use of Colorful Language goes to Ken. My pans say the same thing whenever I try to use them.
The Cat Lover’s Award goes to Book Nerd. Let’s hope there isn’t any actual fur in those pancakes.
And the First Place Winner is…Emilia Benton! She’s clearly not a vegan but her heart is in the right place (hopefully, or how is she alive?).
Pancakes for dinner are what I’m makin’
Rest assured I am not fakin’
Such perfect fuel after a run
And eating them can be such fun
But so tragic without any bacon
Ms. Benton, please contact us and we’ll arrange to get your prize to you. Madam Judge, isn’t “first place winner” redundant? And aren’t you familiar with the phenomenon known as situs inversus?
Tune in next year for another pancake contest.
Posted in Blog,Coach Cane's Blog,TriviaFebruary 5, 2013
In honor of National Pancake Day, we are having a Pancake Limerick Contest. Last time around, our pancake haiku contest went over well, so now we’ll just change the format. Our official City Coach Poetry Judge will announce the awards next week. Deadline for entries is Friday, February 8, and entries must be posted in the comment section of the blog. The winner will receive a City Coach t-shirt that may or may not have some Bisquick powder on it, as well as the adoration of a legion of triathletes and poetry fans.
Remember, all entries must be submitted via the comments section by Friday, and must adhere to an AABBA rhyme scheme. All decisions by the City Coach Poetry Judge are final.
We had a strong season-opening performance at Sunday’s NYC Runs 10-miler. Deanna Culbreath was tops in the women’s field, running a smart tactical race. Deanna overcame a significant early deficit and ran past all the competition for the win in 1:05:48. Among the men, Jeffrey Dweck finished in 1:05:34 (despite having way too much fun along the way), and City Coach newcomer David Ballasiano ran 1:32:34 in his debut with the team.
Way to start off the season. Congratulations all around.
Congratulations to Dr. Lauri Young on finishing 2nd out of 81 women in her age group at the Mississippi Blues Half Marathon last weekend. Lauri finished in 1:57:48 on the challenging course. Nice work Lauri.
Posted in Blog,Coach's CommentsDecember 26, 2012
City Coach’s Marc DeLese is starting a masters swimming program on Staten Island. For those of you looking for a good workout without coming into Manhattan, it’s a great opportunity.
Richmond Masters Swimming
- Meet 4 times per month on Sundays at CSI
- $70/ month, $25 drop in
- First practice: January 6th
Check them out on Facebook for the latest details.
Last week, Sally Jenkins - the co-author on Lance Armstrong’s books, It’s Not About the Bike: My Journey Back to Life and its sequel, Every Second Counts broke her silence regarding the U.S. Anti Doping Agency’s Reasoned Decision to strip Armstrong of his seven Tour de France titles with a column entitled Why I’m Not Angry At Lance Armstrong. Judging by the rationalizations, equivocation, and hypocrisy displayed by Ms. Jenkins – whose opinion might or might not be clouded by her friendship and business association with Mr. Armstrong – she seems not to care what fueled his considerable accomplishments both on and off the bike. Ms. Jenkins says she’s not angry. But I am.
Posted in MythsDecember 17, 2012
“While it is true that the body absorbs a variety of toxic materials from the environment, the important thing to understand is that either the body already has a mechanism to remove the toxins or it does not. The body uses the liver, kidneys, GI tract and the lungs to rid itself of many toxic materials. This is normal.
Water, lemon juice, maple syrup and cayenne pepper. It sounds like something MacGyver would combine with a stick of gum to disarm a nuclear device. Unfortunately, they’re actually the ingredients of the much ballyhooed Master Cleanse diet.