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