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Paul Thompson, An Interview

July 7, 2013

Listen to Episode 122

The Show is in off-and-on mode. Tonight it was on, with an interview with one of New York’s premier Masters Runners, Paul Thompson. Mostly though we spoke about the UK system for runners (and it’s the same for other sports as well). Thanks to Paul for coming on.


May 19: Joe and Brenn

May 20, 2013

Listen to Episode 121

Just Brenn and Joe, talking about Brooklyn (Brenn) and Mary Cain (Joe).

Also a brief solo thing, Ep. 120.

April 21: Final Boston Thoughts

April 25, 2013

Listen to Episode 118

Joe, joined by Mark, with some final thoughts on Boston.

April 16: Boston and the Bombs

April 16, 2013

Listen to Episode 117

We recorded after the explosions at the Boston Marathon. We spoke of it with Brenn, Gregg, Steve, Mark, and Amy.

And apropos to some of what we discussed, Mark forwarded this article from Ken Benson at the Times: Security Experts Ponder Whether Any Long Race Can Be Completely Safe

April 7: Cloud259

April 11, 2013

Listen to Episode 116

There’s been talk about this new Cloud259 podcast, so Joe, Brenn, and Gregg decided to turn the tables on, well, Brenn and Gregg, and ask them about their show.

March 17: Just Me

March 17, 2013

Listen to Episode 115 [link fixed]

It was just Joe today, and he rambled on about a few things.

March 10: And Miles to Go

March 17, 2013

Listen to Episode 114

The North Brooklyn Runners had a mile race, and we spoke of it, and of racing the mile on the track.

March 3: Amy, Steve, and Joe

March 3, 2013

Listen to Episode 113

Amy, Steve, Joe.

Amy spoke of her indoor triathlon experience, sponsored by Jack Rabbit Sports. Results not yet up. 10-minute swim, 30-minute ride, 20-minute run.

Steve had comments about his junket to Savannah for a Running USA conference.

Joe mentioned the fine third episode of with an interview with Ulrich Fluhme and a discussion of drugs and drug-testing.

Steve mentioned seeing Mary Cain at Millrose. Joe offers the following video from her freshman year, when she still ran for Bronxville HS, in this case on its 4 X 800 relay at the national championships (advance to 6:40):

Feb. 24: Brenn, Joe

February 24, 2013

Listen to Episode 112

First we spoke about our friend Paul Thompson, one of the area’s top runners who was training for London, but who suffered an injury-of-an-unknown-nature and is now planning on skipping it. His blog entry.

A bit of comment about the NYCRuns Central Park Half and full marathons (marathon results), with a fine pre-race article in Bloomberg.

Then a review of the first two and preview of the next episode of the show recently started by Brenn and Gregg, 259Cloud.

Feb. 10: Brenn, Steve, Joe. Where Have All The Marathoners Gone?

February 10, 2013

Listen to Episode 111

Following up on Brenn’s (and Gregg’s) initial podcast on, [LISTEN] we spoke about the marathon a why, given the growth of the event, there seems be fewer sub-2:30 men than there used to be. Is there a cap on how fast a good athlete who doesn’t run track but plays, say, soccer or lacrosse in high school can run a marathon? We don’t know.

And Brenn spoke of the upcoming Millrose Gamers. Verdict: the move to the Armory seems to be working. And there may be a nice upswing in indoor track after the doldrums of not-so-many-years ago.

Finally, Steve spoke of the first of NYCRuns Club-Challenge Races, held today in Prospect Park.