Archive - February 2016

NYC Marathon Entry Deadline Nears

The TCS NYC Marathon is arguably the most iconic race on the planet and a sure bucket list item for any distance runner. The one drawback to this legendary race is that its very difficult to get in.

One way for guaranteed entry is to fund raise on behalf of an official sponsor like Fred’s Team or the Jimmy V Foundation. Or you could be one of the 2000 runners with a sub 3:10 that gets in.

But if you are trying to get in as part of the lottery, you better hurry. The deadline is Sunday, February 21. Having done this race 3 times, I can’t put into words how amazing this event is. The 4 am bus ride from Giants Stadium, taking the Verrazano with 50,000 others from around the globe and making the final turn (slightly uphill) in Central Park were experiences I will remember my entire life.

So go sign up today,get your New York on …

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The Super Bowl Of Running?

The Super Bowl…It may be America’s greatest tradition. We all get together with friends and family, stuff our faces with chicken wings and Bud Lights, gamble, laugh at commercials and enjoy watching the sport WE invented. What could possibly be better?

As a runner, I often wondered if that same tradition could ever be passed onto running. Would there ever be a day in which friends gathered together, huddled around a TV & screamed and yelled for a running race?

At first, I would say “No Way”. Running has the unique distinction of being basically un-watchable. Most of us could watch 9 hours of football on a Sunday and not have the slightest inkling to want to go out and tackle someone (thankfully). Similarly, we could watch all 7 games of the World Series without feeling the slightest urge to go out and play catch.

However, on the rare occasion that a running event is broadcasted on TV, I (like …

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