Monday, September 19, 2011

Random Thoughts on a Monday Evening

*The Staten Island Half (my favorite of the five official halfs that's not run in Brooklyn) on Oct. 9 is nearing capacity, so if you're planning to race, sign up now! Grete's Great Gallop on Oct. 1 still has space, though ... really ... do you want to race two loops of Central Park or go gallivanting on Staten Island?

*Boston Marathon entries continue this week, with the first round of entries already locked in. Now it gets interesting, as the remaining qualifiers seeking entry will continue be seeded based on how fast they beat their qualifying time. Entrants should know by Sept. 28. As of tonight, 88 people from Brooklyn were listed in the entrant database.

*Looking for some Northeast cross-country races this fall? Check out Chuck's X/C Calendar.

*Still looking to blast that final 5K of the year? Check out the Music That Heals 5K in Prospect Park this Sunday, Sept. 25. A look at upcoming races is here, courtesy of NYCRuns.

*Finally got down to Brooklyn Bridge Park (in Dumbo) the other day, where I haven't been for weeks. Checked out Jane's Carousel (it looks a little out of place, though is certainly beautiful), though even more importantly - you can now run in that area again and make a nice half-mile plus loop near the Manhattan Bridge.

*My DVD movie pick of the week (and maybe it'll inspire you to run in Red Hook): The Adjustment Bureau. Yeah, it's a cheesy sci-fi film (all the better), some great shots of the area, however.

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