Friday, August 14, 2009

Couch Potato Sunday

It's a rare weekend where runners can become couch potatoes and stare at your computer/TV - and get some decent running coverage.

First off, let's go local. The NYC Half Marathon takes place Sunday. Not only can you view parts of it on TV or computer, but you also sign up for e-mail alerts to track your favorite runners. There are 300 runners from Brooklyn registered for the race (if my search through the database is accurate), so if you're not in Manhattan to cheer them on, give them some virtual support.

Then, of course, there's the IAAF Athletic Championships. I'm on vacation, but I guarantee that I'll be watching the 100 meters on Sunday afternoon at 3:35 p.m. (and plenty of other races in the coming days).

Watch ... and get inspired. Tons of races this fall to focus on and set your goals. (And go for a run Sunday morning before all of this stuff!)


a bk runner said...

I think 300 is just the max # of runners the search will retrieve. When you search for Brooklyn, it retrieves 300 runners, but when you sort these runners by bib number, the bib numbers only go up to 4000-something for 300 runners. So I think we'll have a lot more representation tomorrow!

Brooklyn Runner said...

Aha. That makes perfect sense. Annoying, but perfect sense.

Emily said...

Did you see that the Nike Plus Human Race is going to be in Prospect Park this year? October 24.