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Thursday, February 24, 2011
Sunday, February 20, 2011
For one Race Director's point of view check this out.
I gave Majo a bullhorn. Who knew?
Brooklyn Running gave credit where credit was due. You are welcome!
Found some comments on the Runner's World forum and here too
3:59:59. Bitches banged out a 7:40 pace. Boom
Some great photos form the Dashing Wippits can be found here and their pre and post race chit-chat can be found here
Adventureartist ran a 22:30 5K without training.
The Runner's Kitchen did not want to get up at 6 am to run. (I am used to that)
gzambran did not like that wind going up the hill.
Jennifer L hat a PR by 8 minutes.
A-Diddy had a lot of equipment problems but a good time anyway
Peter Priolo thought our hill is a molehill compared to some trail ultras" but he would up sucking wind near the top. Yea, that is why we call it Zoo Hill, because people make animal noises when they run up.
ALF2617 Noticed that our hills always come with a head wind. But this runner took advantage of the downhills and broke 1:20!
Norma was 12 minutes faster than last year!! Wat to go!!! (and took a great photo of some of Prospect Park's swans). and here.
Coach Cane reported on his whole team!
NSQ had many reasons to have a "glass half empty" attitude but instead took the glass half full approach!
The Running Laminator had a 16 mile worm up for our 10 mile race. Well, he miss our race, I think he deserves an award for his effort.
@cdonahue twittered about the race. (I am still trying to figure out how that works)
Kenny Baldo Had a huge PR and then went out to L&B Spumoni Gardens for some pizza. Good choice!
Bridges Runner is a streaker. We gotta start giving out new awards!
A-Ditty had trouble with here watch but a great time anyway. This is what she wore.
Frank conquered the weather. He is Hardcore! He also came back a week later and liked it so much he asked "why there are not more races in Prospect Park."
We made the news in Staten Island
Tracy did not run. That's OK, too.
Over and Across only mentioned it in passing.
The North Brooklyn Runners have a great slide show!
Jeen in Eat, Sleep, Run Disney thought three times up the hill "wasn't as horrible as I had imagined." I will take that as a complement. But look at her blog. She has a great photo of my butt. Yes, I am the dude in the orange vest.
David Lin has another photo of my back in his blog. But this Photoshop is cooler. -------->
South Brooklyn had a good showing! and they demonstrated their understanding of chip timing here.
seanv2 is back on the mend. We are glad to provide the means for that.
The Wannabees and Former Track Stars posted some photos and videos.
TK understood that the first leg of the relay was about 2 millimeters shorter than the other two legs.
Coach JGB reports that
Hills are my Friends filled in for a friend at the last minute and ran the relay. She ran her own race and "went out last Sunday and ran my own “race”, taking it nice and slow" because she is newly ....... pregnant. I am really happy for her.
I just found We The Runners. He (I think) did the best he could and won his age group!! Yay you. That is whay we will keep this small.
Lindsey had a slight hangover so it took her 5 miles to be ready to kick butt.
It is November of 2011 and I just found this. It is an interview with me about the 2010 race!
It 2012 and I just found this from Frank in North Queens Runner. He knows parking by Prospect Park is not so bad.
Posted by Michael Ring at 8:53 PM
Tuesday, February 8, 2011
Posted by Michael Ring at 9:21 PM
Tuesday, February 1, 2011
Thank you all for taking a time out from shovelling and clearing your car out from under the snow to read this. Hey, there are priorities!
Isnt it great to learn that the 2011 PPTC Awards Party went so well ! In the words of Richard Weaver, “a good time was had by all." More details and the award winners on the PPTC blog and in this newsletter. The party, the awards ceremony, none of this happens without lots and lots of behind the scene time and energy. Muchas gracias to all those who devoted their time and energy to making this happen.
Louie Rios sighting on the inside loop the last day of January, just back from the Bermuda Marathon weekend .
Bobby Fisher reports that he went south for the Miami Marathon weekend late january, having walked the Half.
In an effort to increase PPTC presence at key Brooklyn, NYRR and other local races, Lynda Mules and Tom Tobin have stepped up to lead PPTC's women's and men's teams in 2011. Lynda and Tom are developing details for a PPTC team approach to racing that will further solidify PPTC as the dominant Brooklyn running club and a top club in the New York area. Hey, when we got it, we flaunt it! PPTC runners in PPTC singlets at the races and on the medal stand is what we all want to see!
Posted by Michael Ring at 6:59 PM
Today I went for a ride.
Smith and 9th Street is definitely the tallest subway station in NYC (It was built on over a drawbridge! What were they thinking?) From the Street to the platform there are 139 steps. The top section is 36 steps to either platform. You will not get in anybody's way if you are running up and taking the escalator down, and the air was fresh, but it is kinda run down. The view from the platform is legendary.
My next stop was the station at Lexington Ave. and E63rd St. It is known among commuters as a tough transfer. Here is a movie of someone running down There are 42 steps from the street, another 131 to the downtown platform and 36 more to the Queens bound platform. There might be a nice quantity of steps, but I would not recommend this for training. First, the stairs are spread out, meaning you have to cross the path of the people using the escalator to continue your run up the stairs. But the main reason not to run up these stairs is that it is usually a busy place.
The next stop on the F is Roosevelt Island. I have been there once before and knew it would be a great place to train for a stair climb. From the subway level to the "mezzanine" there are 24 steps. Then there are 135 in a straight line. You can easily run down the escalator and do this as much as you want without bothering anybody. The air was fresh, even though the whole thing was underground.
These two pictures are from the Roosevelt Island Station, the view from top and the bottom.
My next trip was to New Jersey, to count the stairs at the Exchange Place station on the PATH. On my way to Exchange Place, I started counting the stairs at WTC station. I stopped counting; this is not a place to run.
The signage at Exchange Place said it was 101 years old. To me it looked as new as the Roosevelt Island Station which is the newest in the NYC Subway system. There is only one set of stairs from the subway level to the street and there are 128 of them. Like Roosevelt Island, you can run up and speed down the escalator as much as you want without bothering anybody (except maybe during rush hour). I took two pictures. The first is the view from the top; you can see the Verrazano Bridge from New Jersey! I took the second from the bottom of the stairs after the PATH Police officer told me to put my camera away. (Don't tell)
On Tuesday, I will take a run in Prospect Park. I will count the stairs on big hill.
Posted by ChickenUnderwear at 4:03 AM