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Sept. 2: Gregg, Joe, and a touch of Steve

September 3, 2012

Listen to Episode 90

Steve talked of the updated NYCRuns site and then bowed out as Gregg and Joe went on about the Paul Ryan Marathon-fiasco. I’d post a link to the LetsRun thread that started it all, but it appears to have been deleted.


August 26: Gregg, Brenn, Joe, and their Baggage

August 26, 2012

Listen to Episode 89

Gregg gave us a rundown of his Percy Sutton 5K on Sunday, in which he set a PR.

And speaking of PR, or the lack thereof, we then discussed NYRR’s decision, and the way it announced the decision, that there will be no baggage claim in this year’s marathon. Brenn made the good point that it might be better to get a lined poncho right after the finish than wait however long it would take to get your own clothes. This point was one NYRR never got around to making.

Finally, Brenn’s heading up to Tuckahoe on September 9 for the Tuckahoe Challenge race. Here’s a link.

Aug. 19: Gregg and Joe

August 21, 2012

Listen to Episode 88

Tonight was a bit of a chat with Gregg and Joe. Gregg mentioned links (other than the faithful for New Jersey and Long Island races:

Mainly New Jersey races:

Long Island:


August 12: Olympic Recap

August 13, 2012

Listen to Episode 87

Again with Brenn, Gregg, and Joe, mostly talking about the Olympics.


August 5: Brenn, Gregg, and Joee

August 5, 2012

Listen to Episode 86

With Brenn, Gregg, and Joe. Gregg ran yesterday’s Club Champs, so we talked about them, before morphing into race strategy in Central Park races and more generally, with some heated discussion. And some talk about the Olympics men’s 10,000.

Here’s the Kip Litton thread on LetsRun we mentioned, and here’s a blurb from the New Yorker piece on him by Mark Singer.

And here’s Martin Gladwell’s piece on Alberto Salazar, which non-subscribers may get.

I was correct in my recollection of last year’s club Championship. I wrote:

I did have a bit of a scare as I approached the finish. For the first time, I started getting shaky in the legs. The finish is shortly after a left-turn onto the 103rd Street Transverse and before I made the turn I questioned whether I would make it. As I said, it was tougher than I expected. I took water at 2. I was fine afterward and in the post-race jog. I don’t know what caused it.

July 29: Joe and Steve

July 30, 2012

Listen to Episode 85

It was Joe and Steve. About Yonkers, the Founders 5K in Prospect Park, and a six-hour ultra, all NYCRuns productions.

And a bit of a chat about Amy’s swim around Governor’s Island.

Episode 84: Yonkers and the Mile

July 22, 2012

Listen to Episode 84

Again this week it was Joe and Brenn and Gregg. Brenn brought up Joe’s post at RunWestchester on the Yonkers Marathon which was a follow-up on Episode 82 of this show.

Which led to a discussion of the mile and Joe’s account of his first mile as a 50 year-old.  And it began with Gregg and Brenn talking about a one-mile challenge from Marathon Talk.

Brenn then complained about the rating for the  East Side Track on a site, and Joe challenged him to put-up or shut-up and write to the site-owner about it and Brenn said he just might and Joe said “well, then do it then”, and Brenn said, well, I’m not sure what Brenn said. Somehow the point was made: if you have comments about a site and particularly one that purports to provide information for local runners, share. This holds true for WestchesterTrails and for NY Running Routes and any other similar site that seeks to disseminate information runner-to-runner.

And here’s the link to Gmap-pedometer.