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!