A 5k Lament in Rhyme
weather throwing us for loop
time for movie + ice cream scoop
how can we rally 5k troops?
rain in vain makes a weather vane shame
squish shoes, Zeus to blame!
oh well, point is moot
man plans, god laughs - a hoot!
Added by Lee Frankel-Goldwater on May 23, 2013 at 2:30pm — No Comments
I’ve just opened a book about something I’ve done. Three weeks have passed since the event. My wife gave me the book months before I had decided to run it. We both thought the book, “Why We Run,” was about something else. The coincidence is remarkable. It’s a true story. The book would have been a good insight into the adventure. It describes an ordeal. Maybe it was a good thing I hadn’t read it any sooner. The topic was one man’s year long preparation and ultimate failure. The book…Continue
Added by Terrance A Williams on November 14, 2012 at 2:37pm — No Comments
|1st in age group||Nolan,Marga||ret 451||26:42.9||26:39.1||8:36||193||73||Bronx||NY|
Peter and Kevin,
Race results and PRs to report. My sons and I ran the York (Maine) Turkey Trot 5K today. I was pacing my seven year old, so nothing to report for me. However, both of them recorded new PRs. Lucas, age 11, ran 24:55 (4th in the 12 and under age group), lowering his PR from 27:23. Isaac, age 7, lowered his PR from 34:30 to 28:56.
As I was working out on the running path along the Bronx River Parkway in Crestwood this afternoon, a falcon swooped 30 feet in front of me, 15 feet off the ground, landing in a wooded area about 5 yards to me left. It(I couldn't peak under the fur to see if it was male or female) was about 24 inches tall, had a wingspan of about 5 feet, a beautiful brown patterned coat with a cream colored belly and some sort of critter in its talons. I left it to its dinner.
I reached my…Continue
Hello everyone. Kenn Sapeta and Cathy Schwarz have to cancel the ING running since Kenn had an injury this week and I am the caretaker. Who do I call to cancel the ING marathon entry? My phone number is area code nine one four - three six four - 6242 if someone can call me to help me.
I am in an opera today and cannot get to Javitz.
Happy and healthy running to everyone. May you do your personal best.
Added by Catherine on November 5, 2011 at 7:53am — No Comments
Sunday, October 30th, four VCTC members ran the Totten Trot 5k, a local race in Queens, N.Y. It was a cold, sunny and windy day. Andie Davis, Jill Staats, Vera King and I had expected the race to be cancelled because of the freak snowstorm the day before, but the course, which ran along the southern tier of the Long Island Sound, was surprisingly clear.
The race started half hour later than scheduled because of difficult traveling conditions getting to Queens. The first 300…Continue
Added by David King on October 31, 2011 at 9:23pm — No Comments
Kenn and Cathy Sapeta invite everyone to this trail run Sunday Oct 9 10k starts at 8:00am from Phillipstown Rec Center. Please contact us if you need a ride from the Garrison or Cold Spring Train Station.
I’m a rookie. This was my second marathon. My first was the Hamptons last year and I finished in 4:15. BQ was my goal this go-around. I started training in early May, maxing out at 60 miles per week. I did a combination of Hal Higdon’s Advanced II and Runner’s World plans, which included fairly intense speed work, hills, and strength training. I completed eight NYRR races. In addition, I watched several YouTube vids of elite athletes’ training and picked up a few pointers from that,…Continue
This is a LONG report. It's an unofficial chapter/draft in my forthcoming book that I plan on publishing in late 2012.
This is a 45min+ read... (if you find any typo's send me an email :) thanks!)
The Vermont 100
Race Report July 2011
Oh wow, I’ve been waiting a long long time to write this race report!
It’s only been 36 hours since I won the Vermont 100, but I’ve been waiting for the moment to write about a 100 mile breakthrough performance…Continue
Added by Michael on July 31, 2011 at 11:57am — 9 Comments
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Ran Coogan's yesterday with my son. My son and I do spend a lot of time together, at wrestling meets, tournaments, and practices. I try to get him pumped up when his team is losing, or when he has an important match. I don't know if all my 'coach talk' gets him psyched or not, but I know that when he runs with me, it gets me psyched. I had so much fun with him yesterday.
We started the race together, weaving in and out of people. Just when I though I'd lost him, I'd glance to…Continue
After two months of prodding VCTC members to try their skills at getting out of the cold and running indoors at the Armory Track, I managed to convince 9 others to join me for an insane 10 x 5 x 200 relay - the closing event of the NYRR Thursday Night at the Races series.
This event has been run before by VCTC members but according to Ken, this was the first time in many years we had a full 10-man VCTC team. This was exciting. Our team consisted of myself, Ken, Kevin…Continue
Upcoming races that should be of interest to members and friends of VCTC. This list is not meant to be exhaustive. These are races that are either popular with VCTCers or on my personal bucket list. Be sure to add your favorite and why you think others might want to run it in the comment section below.
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I just started running early this year, and this business is tasking...You could say I don't like to sweat that is why I have never attempted to run until now. I found out that clears my head and basically kept me sane all throughout the stress I have had this year :-) Now, I go to a gym around the area and I TRIED to run for longer durations BUT I just can't run continuously. It is frustrating! When i first started, it took me 3 weeks before I could find my rhythm. I did a lot of quads and…Continue
Leadville 100 Mile Race Report + Sri Chinmoy Marathon. My Double!
Leadville Colorado is a very unique place.
Added by Michael on October 5, 2010 at 1:51pm — No Comments