It has been bitter cold in NYC this week. I’m one of the crazy runners who hit the pavement for a few cold runs and pretty immediately regretted it. What an idiot.
Thank goodness for the sunshine that kept my exposed face warm. By the way, I’ve been sporting my Run: Bundle Up Jacket all week and I am loving it for the sub-30° runs.
So what’s happening in the fitness world this week? Well, the fallout from the ING New York City Marathon 2012 comes to a relative close, as today is THE LAST DAY TO CHOOSE YOUR RACE CANCELLATION RESOLUTION or you lose everything. Mind you, runners only get entry into one of the races offered, they still have to pay the fees associated with the race itself. Wah-wah.
(I say get your money back. Who wants to pay $500+ for a marathon?)
- If you’re looking for alternate race to run, preferably in a warm climate if you’re looking this weekend, check out this Race Finder.
- Having a partner significantly heavier or lighter than you can be a point of contention in a marriage. You don’t say, WSJ?
- As we found in our Exercise Physiology class, and the higher minds at Oxford agree, the standard BMI calculator is biased. Try this new one.
- The oldest person to run a marathon. Guaranteed to make you feel like a lazy git.
- So, Boston is coming up. But what if your BQ race was measured improperly?
- Even Boston Marathon winners get out of shape and have to struggle back. Makes me feel a little better about myself.
- As if Vermont wasn’t beautiful enough to warrant a visit, you can now do yoga while you wait for your flight.
- Yeah, yeah, yeah, blood doping can make you faster, but it also increases your risk of blood clots…
- …which all of us who sit all day long are at risk of developing already. Scary stuff, folks.
- People are still debating ideal running form (heel strike vs forefoot, blah blah blah) continues. Just RUN however it feels good for you. Coach Cane agrees with me.
- Take a deep breath in. And breathe out. Visualize yourself running fast. Apparently this works for the pros, why not give it a shot?
PSA: If you’ve ever benefitted from physical therapy, consider running the NYU DPT 5K this March. Portions of race entry goes to raising money for research and I’ll be there running with my classmates. Join me! It’s in Prospect Park. Details here.
Don’t forget our lululemon Long Run Team meets tomorrow at 9am at the E. 66th St. store (temporary location during renovation: 1142 3rd ave, between 66th and 67th Sts.
Now go out and run!