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Jan. 27:

January 27, 2013

Listen to Episode 109

Brenn and Joe. Brenn spoke of the new project that he and Gregg are working on, a website called They hope to launch in a few weeks. We’ll keep you posted.

And there was talk about blogging in general and some specifics from Joe.

Jan. 20: The Musical!

January 20, 2013

Listen to Episode 108

Steve joined Joe and we spent a bit of time talking about NYCRuns getting together with the New York Running Company’s east-side store for weekly runs. And we spoke of other things. Here’s the New York Trail and Ultra Runners Meet-up page.

Then Joe decided against reading a poem. Choosing instead to sing it. Be forewarned. Here are the lyrics, for a Winter’s Trail:

When the snow falls, and soon after it’s done,
I will admit, a great time for a run.
The softness of stride, the muffled-out noise,
Perfect to run, to savor its joys.

The wind how it howls, and tickles the skin,
Makes one feel sad, for those who slept in.

But after a day, or maybe it’s two,
The lightness of snow is no longer new.
The surface gets hard; prints from many a foot,
It gets tough to know where your next step to put.

So as for me when that snow turns to ice,
Plowed roads and the treadmill will have to suffice.

You find yourself suddenly thrust in mid-air,
Wondering just how it was that you ended up there.
Or your foot gets stuck and your ankle gets bent,
Leaving you non-running time during which to repent.

So as for me when that snow turns to ice,
Plowed roads and the treadmill will have to suffice.


Jan. 13

January 13, 2013

Listen to Episode 107

This was a solo effort in which Joe discussed the re-launched WestchesterTrails site and solicited information for inclusion.

Works in progress:

The trail map:

The track map:

Jan. 6

January 13, 2013

Listen to Episode 106

Brenn, Gregg, Steve, Joe.



Dec. 16: NYCRuns in Review

December 16, 2012

Listen to Episode 104

Steve and Joe talking about the year.

Dec. 9: The NYCRuns Ekiden

December 10, 2012

Listen to Episode 103

With Steve, Brenn, and Emmy.

Much was said about the NYC Ekiden that NYCRuns put on on Dec. 9. A great event. Steve found some video of the first one put on by NYRRC back in 1988:

We spoke of a photo from NYRR from this years Empire State Building Run-Up. Here’s the Facebook entry. Here’s video. The issue is No. 1 (who won the race). Seems pretty clear he false-started and that’s why he blocked the other runners:


Dec. 2: Following Up

December 2, 2012

Listen to Episode 102

Steve, Sam, and Joe were joined by the long-missed Ari, who had good things to say about the Disney wine-and-dine HM he ran with a friend in November. Follow-up on NYRR’s improved communications. What’s up with Mary Cain. And how about getting people to learn about others looking to run together at, say, the Rockies. And some talk about LetsRun’s message board. Plus some spontaneous training advice.

November 25: Can You Hear Me Now?

November 25, 2012

Listen to Episode 101

We spent most of the show talking about not talking. The cone-of-silence from NYRR. Brenn pointed out that there are lots of complex issues and that NYRR may want to have them all resolved before presenting an omnibus announcement on what’s to be done about the Marathon. In any case, none of us, not Brenn, not Gregg, not Steve, not Joe, could come up with an easy solution so on that front it was agreed to cut NYRR some slack.

Steve pointed out an article in Runner’s World from David McGillivray, the Bostom Marathon RD, on race cancellations (which was written before but published after NY was cancelled.

Joe identified the Times article that said that Mary Wittenberg said — hearsay on hearsay — 2012 entrants have entry into 2013.

And Joe proposed a puzzler: How deep would a crowd be for a 25 mile course, allotting 1 yard per person, with people on both sides? (h/t to Scott Douglas.)

Also, the show ran a little long after technical difficulties delayed it being stopped. We spoke about tiered-pricing in the end.

November 18: The Brooklyn Marathon (and Bucks County too)

November 18, 2012

Listen to Episode 100

Amy, Brenn, Steve on Brooklyn. Gregg on Bucks County.


November 11: One Week To Brooklyn

November 11, 2012

Listen to Episode 99

Steve Lastoe his Brooklyn Marathon crew were on board to talk about next Sunday’s Brooklyn Marathon. Joined by Brenn, Amy, Sam, and Joe.