Save the Heidelberg

The 2nd Avenue Subway line has been under construction (in modern times) for the last 4 years now. Any of you who have wandered 2nd Avenue or live up there as I do, know it has crippled or closed many businesses from 96th Street to 63rd Street. Unfortunately, there is not much we can do about the construction and we have to endure it another 2-4 years. What we can do however, is support some of the... read more

The 2014 New York City Hot Dog Challenge

How do you celebrate your birthday? I like to have a bunch of my crazy friends run 3 miles while eating hot dogs. I started my day with an 18 mile run withe the team (Gotham City Runners). It was cold, but manageable. We had a pretty good turn out, most of whom were just in for a 10-12 mile jaunt. I needed to get some more miles in due to my upcoming early spring marathon. Coming up the west side and... read more

Why Aren’t You Training

Sometimes it’s really hard to wake up and get a training session in. Sometimes it’s really hard to get a training session in at night. Just to clarify, if you run, bike or swim to race (singularly or in triathlon) you are not working out, you are training. You are part of a militia, a ‘Runner Army’ or a breed of killer athletes setting the streets on fire. This is your life. Any of... read more

Thursday Night at the Races

NYRR hosts track meets during the winter months here in NYC. I went up to run with the Team (Gotham City Runners) this past Thursday, fearing for my life as I haven’t done track work since… oh maybe September? We had a great turnout, especially since it was so cold it was actually chilly in the Armory, something I have never experienced. It’s normally steamy hot in there, and kinda... read more

The 2014 Whiskeython

The 2014 Whiskeython took place last Sunday. “Whiskeython? Whoa, what’s that?!” Put simply… 2 laps of the lower loop in which the winner takes home a bottle of booze. For all you non-runners, 2 laps of the lower loop is just over 3 miles. The race is put on by the infamous New York Rogue Runners. These folks put on crazy races throughout the NYC area (normally on the ‘off... read more

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