Monday, February 13, 2017
Today is World Radio Day! While I associate this with Shortwave Radio (and Ham Radio) - celebrate with any radio - including AM/FM!
Here's the link to the official World Radio Day page - that includes a map with links to local events.
Sunday, February 5, 2017
What a difference a month makes. The year kicked off with the Joe Kleinerman 10k - in the low 20s. A month later the Gridiron 4 Miler greeted us with low 30s. But the wind chill, and waiting around for more than 30 minutes until the start, had me frozen solid at the start! It was a slow first mile, not so much because it was crowded (and it was - with over 5,100 runners ultimately finishing the race) but rather my frozen self had to warm up!
As for the race itself, I ran a 29:44, 7:26 pace. It was well under my 30 minute objective (which was something of a soft target). I "voted" for New England on the 72nd Street transverse - not so much because I was rooting for the Patriots -- just didn't want to run the extra few feet to the right :O
NYRR race #2 is in the books!
Here are the official results from NYRR.
Saturday, February 4, 2017
I finally had a chance to visit the new NYRR location on 57th Street yesterday when I went to pick up my bib/shirt for the Gridiron 4 Miler. I would have gone last month, for the Joe Kleinerman 10k, but I registered so late for that one (the day before) that I had to pick up my bib on race day, in Central Park.
The Gridiron 4 Miler will be race #2 on the road to 9+1 for the 2018 NYC Marathon.
As always, if you're at this one - say hello!
Wednesday, February 1, 2017
Hard to believe we're a month into the New Year! I don't know how January flew by so quickly, but on the running front, I didn't get in many races (only the Kleinerman 10k) to kick off the month/new year. Hopefully, I will get in more races (and mileage) this month.
This weekend is NYRR race #2 - the Gridiron 4 miler (and will miss the TRRC Freezer 5K because of the conflict). I plan to run another NYRR race this month as well, the Al Gordon 4 Miler (and get in a trip to Brooklyn as well)!
Next weekend is the Boston Buildup 20k. It'll be my first BB race of 2017 because I missed both the 10k and 15k last month. Weather permitting, I will also run the second Freezer 5 race the following weekend (having missed the first because of the conflict).
Here's how it looks so far:
2/5 - NYRR Gridiron 4M
2/12 - Boston Buildup 20K
2/19 - Freezer 5 Miler
2/25 - NYRR Al Gordon 4M
As always, if you're at any of them - say hello!
Saturday, January 7, 2017
A chilly start to the new year in races! In fact, this was a last minute addition because I only signed up for the Joe Kleinerman 10k yesterday afternoon (and surprised to learn it finally closed out when I checked the webpage before heading into the city this morning)!
In another rarity, I picked up my bib and shirt on race day. That meant I didn't get to see the new space at Columbus Circle. That will have to wait for NYRR race #2 this year (probably early next month).
As for the race itself, was very happy to squeeze in under 48 minutes - especially for the first race of the year. I haven't done much mileage in the past month, so need to do some base rebuilding over the next month or so. I didn't mind the cold (23 at the start), but the occasional wind gusts were tough. Just after the start a few flakes came down and but the time I was coming back up the East Drive, it was snowing!
The only negative of the morning was having my phone freeze up just after the finish - argh. It had 55% charge, but the cold was too much - and it turned into a dead weight until I got it back home and plugged it in for a charge.
Here is a link to the official results at NYRR
Tuesday, January 3, 2017
Hard to believe it's time to start writing 2017! Did the all of 2016 just fly by in a blur?
As for racing, I've only committed to a pair of races for this month - the January races of the 2017 Boston Build-up Series. The 10k is this weekend in Norwalk and the 15k is in Ridgefield, two weeks later. I had wanted to run the Fred Lebow Half Marathon, but it conflicted with the 15k. I'm hoping to run all 4 of the Build-up races this year (and the Blow-out too).
I may get in a couple of other races this month, but for now - here's the pair:
1/8 - Boston Build-up 10k
1/22 - Boston Build-up 15k
As always, if you're at one of them - say hello!
Sunday, December 25, 2016
Merry Christmas Everyone!
No white Christmas this year (a week ago, a different story). Can't believe how quickly 2016 has flown by. Not just the year itself, but seems like Thanksgiving was only a couple of weeks ago! As for today, after a few miles this morning, will opens presents, cook, have Christmas dinner when my brother and his family arrive, open a few more presents, and enjoy the holiday spirit! I hope your Christmas will be just as enjoyable!
All the best :D