last night at the super runners shop in times square was the book launch for marshall ulrich's just released "running on empty" - the chonicle of his epic, record-setting 52 day run across the united states in the fall of 2008. that afternoon, as a lead-up to the book release, marshall led a 3+ mile group fun run in central park.
before he sat down to autograph copies of the book, marshall spoke about the run (and included slide presentation) and the various highs and lows that he encountered along the way. in the crowd was frank giannino (who was also at the steps of city hall when marshall completed the run in november 2008). giannino holds the trans-con speed record.
the nyc area running/ultrarunning community was well represented. in addition to some who were at the fun run earlier, here is a brief list of those in attendance: todd, tony, emmy, cherie, catherine, phil, admas, dave, and micah. afterwards, we headed down to bxl cafe to continue the socializing!