Sunday, September 7, 2008

Random Thoughts on a Sunday Morning

-- Should you be out running this morning, be sure to wave to the cyclists (and be careful in crossing their path) that are participating in the NYC Century. Good thing Hanna blew through, though the streets may still slippery with some of the wet leaves ...

-- The Fitness Games result for men and women are posted on the NYRR site. My favorite stat: the races were run in 94 percent humidity ...

-- The second NYRR long training run, scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 13, has sold out as registration reached its 2,500 limit. So, if you don't have a number ... it's too late. One wonders, by the way, why the Central Park races can accommodate 6,000 runners but these training runs can only handle half that.

-- Not a fan of football? Universal Sports will broadcast the IAAF Grand Prix meet from Rieti, Italy, this afternoon at 3 p.m.

2 comments:

jdrun1 said...

RE: the # of runners in the long training runs ... My guess is it's because the number of laps and how many times you're lapping the slower runners. It gets to be quite a mess of bodies out there on these long runs, something that's not quite so pronounced when the field is spread out over a mere 10k distance. Just a guess, though, from somebody who's done these long runs in the past.

Brooklyn Runner said...

That certainly crossed my mind. I don't recall there being a limit in past years, though my memory may be faulty. I am thinking, though, that the problems NYRR has had with Central Park may have led to a restriction.