Monday, February 13, 2017

2017 World Radio Day

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

2017 NYRR Gridiron 4 Miler: Race Photos & Results

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

2017 NYRR Gridiron 4 Miler Packet Pickup

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

February 2017 Race Calendar

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

2017 NYRR Joe Kleinerman 10k: Race Photos & Results

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

January 2017 Race Schedule

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 - 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