Sunday, January 1, 2012

Random Thoughts as the New Year Begins

Congrats to all the hardy runners who were out for the New Year's Eve runs in Central and Prospect parks (not to mention the Prospect Parkers who ran the club's Harry's Handicap race and then jumped in the water in Coney Island.)

*Don't send me pictures of the latter - I've seen them on Facebook already :-)

*Lots of interesting articles in the NYTimes recently, including the magazine cover story this week about losing weight, GPS watches not tracking accurately (that's a surprise?), other uses of McCarren Park's track (though where's the NBR mention!!), the challenges of elite athletes finding sponsors, how older runners perform

*My New Year's Day run was on the Brooklyn Bridge from the southern end of the Promenade. Mindful of the GPS inaccuracies, my new Garmin 210 showed that the Promenade is almost exactly 1/3 of a mile, and the run to the end of the Brooklyn Bridge is 1.93 miles.

*Speaking of which, song of the day that powered me (mentally) over the bridge, since I don't wear earphones outside: Gavin DeGraw's "Not Over You"

*NYRR Manhattan Half is closed, out, but still plenty of spots for the Joe Kleinerman 10K on Jan. 7

*For the speedsters among us, don't forget the indoor track races upcoming

*A reminder: 2012 Olympic marathon trials are in Houston this year. Brooklyn's Kelly Chin will be among those running.

*The Jets are done and the Pats clinched home-field advantage (cool). Good luck Giants tonight.


Viola said...

Do you know of there are posted results for the NYE run?

Mara Kofoed said...

Great blog! Do you know how to register for the BK Half Marathon? I hear it's tricky to get in and you have to register the second it's available. This is my first time. THANKS! marapk1 at gmail

Anonymous said...

Is what Mara said true? Too many yuppies in NY since the last time I ran races. Very many years ago. Races almost never closed out back then.

I need to get into this race to get auto qualifying for the marathon. I have no chance of getting in by lottery for sure unless I move out of country for a day or two.

Ajlounyinjurylaw said...

Great way to had started the new year.