Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Random Thoughts on a Tuesday Evening

*Tomorrow is the last day for the PPTC 5K summer series (scroll down on the site). Perfect opportunity to find out how your summer training went, and if you can bash out a PR. Race time around 7 a.m. (cars in the park help to determine the start).

*Don't forget to register for the Battle of Brooklyn 10-mile race. The race - a 3-person relay in Prospect Park, or a "simple" 1-person jaunt - takes place Aug. 22.

*Let's be careful out there. According to a DoT study, the greatest number of NYC fatalities/injuries from car/pedestrian accidents in 2002-2006 took place in Brooklyn (based on raw numbers and per capita), the New York Times says

*Nifty new bike mapping tool from Google, highlighted in the New York Times over the weekend

*Trail racing is popular, the Wall Street Journal says (well, yeah ...)

*Including this year's NYC Marathon, there are 12 events on the NYRR calendar that can be used for qualifying races for next year's event

*Why doesn't everyone get their hearts a flutter say, if Ryan Hall, is announcing his plans for the New York Marathon like the Brett Favre saga? (The sporting world is warped, I tell you)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I like your blog but have a question. I live near Prospect Park but am not a huge fan of running there - too many people, not a great route. Do you know of any straight tracks in Brooklyn that allow runners access?