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Triathlife in NYC

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Triathlife in NYC

“Where do you swim?” people always ask when I tell them I compete in triathlon and live in New York City.

  1. “The East River. It’s the closest body of water to my apartment.”
  2. “The Hudson – I take it right down to my office in the Financial District – beats the 4/5 any day!”
  3. “The Reservoir in Central Park. But sometimes the ducks get in the way.”

I want to say all of these. Friends and family are intrigued by the fact that I ...

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Races’ Places for Cole’s Goals

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Races’ Places for Cole’s Goals

Kind of like picking an airline before picking your destination, I decided on most of my races before deciding on my goals. After I admittedly missed out on a few races for which I procrastinated signing up, I went on a racing sign up spree in late January. If I had decided my schedule just one month earlier, I’d have asked for race fees for Christmas. For a half second I balked at sharing my race schedule, then I realized ...

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Things I Hate About Triathlon

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It’s impossible for me to keep a running blog (puns!). I love writing, but doing it consistently is like going to the dentist every month. It would probably be good for my teeth, but I don’t want to go to the dentist every month.

So to spur me out of my slump, I am going to do my favorite thing, complain. I love complaining and I love triathlon, so the opportunity to complain about triathlon is too good to NOT write ...

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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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Lift Things Up and Put Them Down and Other Goals for 2015

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Lift Things Up and Put Them Down and Other Goals for 2015

Does anyone else look at weekends as an opportunity to get in more training? That’s where I’m at right now. I’m coming off of a long Valentine’s/President’s Day weekend where the aim of each day, besides keeping my flowers alive and my chocolates from disappearing, was to get in solid workouts and resting the remainder of the day. With an average high of 18 degrees this weekend, the latter was pretty easy to do.

That said, I’ve been thinking a lot ...

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Capping Off 2014

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Capping Off 2014

Since I last wrote about USAT National Age Group Championships, there have been a few momentous happenings. Unfortunately, “momentous” doesn’t always mean positive, but we’ll get to that. First, the good – a week after my peak race at Nationals, I coasted for a week until the Lewisburg Triathlon, which was also Herb’s triathlon debut!

I took off some time and started to focus more on running ...

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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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My Christmas Wish List

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My Christmas Wish List

Everyone, especially all of the wonderful women in my life, knows that Thanksgiving is just a good meal and a speed bump on the way to the main event that is Christmas. Now that we have passed that minor inconvenience, I thought I would take a page out of every content playbook ever used and share my offseason Christmas wish list with my 5 readers. Now you have it in case you want to buy me any of these items:

A ...

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Rules Were Made To Be Broken

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Rules Were Made To Be Broken

The NYPD just announced that they’re going to stop arresting people for possession of small amounts of marijuana. Of course that doesn’t mean that they’ll look the other way if you’re caught with mass quantities or other more glaring offenses, but if you don’t do anything crazy, no one will care.

It’s in that same vein that some folks view bending the rules in a marathon. For instance, NYRR rules strictly prohibit transferring bibs in any of their races. But because of the ...

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Season Review & Off-Season Goals

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Season Review & Off-Season Goals

I think that every driven triathlon (nay, person) is their own toughest critic. I remember speaking with my super human teammate Jess after her Lake Placid race. The disappointment in her voice was palpable, and I laughed as I responded to her own scathing critique of her race, “You are such a triathlete!”

But I get it. Hidden within my words of encouragement is a deep empathy for the way she expressed frustration with her race. It’s something very hard to ...

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