Happy to hear PowerBar is sponsoring me and my team Empire Tri Club again this year on Team Elite! :-)
Fred Lebow is quite a running legend. Founder of the NYC Marathon, 5th Ave Mile, Empire State Run-Up, each of which I’ve done numerous times, he also helped put running on the map. You can see his statue in Central Park.
I’m honored to have just been asked by race organizer NYRR to be an official pacer for his namesake half-marathon Jan 26th. :-)
Training for the space program has begun.
30 minutes at high speed on the Alter G treadmill down to 50% gravity and then recovery via NormaTec pressure sleeves. I’m ready for my astronaut ice cream, please.
Alex fueling for the 5k crawl.
(*I checked with a doctor, and while they’re not intended for (read: marketed towards) kids, the ingredients are safe. It’s all Gerber/Nestle*).
NYC Marathon ‘13 happened and it was great!
I was hired to pace the 4:30 group -a different experience running an even 10:15 pace the whole way, with no time off for good behavior. This would be my first time pacing a group, but my 8th time running this marathon (and my 30-something marathon overall).
I had a group of about 50 with me, possibly more, many of whom were first time marathoners, international travelers, even a few local Brooklynites.
It was great to give back to the running community, but the perks alone of being an official pace leader made the slower miles and more time on the road/legs worth it; free race entry, private heated tent with tables and chairs, private bathrooms, the above food and coffee spread. It was COLD and windy on Staten Island but we were in plush comfort.
I was able to get my training buddy Anna in with me and we had the tent to ourselves for a good hour before any other pacers showed up, then it was like a small pre-race party. Eventually it was time to run.
The runners were guaranteed they’d hit their goal time +/- 2 minutes if they stuck with their pacer, and that guarantee was delivered. My pace group was 4:30 and we finished strong and comfy at 4:29:28.
I’ll definitely do this race as a pacer from now on if possible. It’s funny, the pace was easy, but my legs are just as sore as usual, perhaps more so, and it’s already been a few days.
View from Lambo on our Saturday run. It’s a really comfy ride and if I lean into it a bit its shocks take my bouncing and rock the stroller up and down and the kids go right to sleep :-)
Managed a solid 10+ miles with a kick up the hill every loop (3x).
After months of back and forth, BOB Strollers has sponsored me and sent a new BOB Ironman Duallie. I’ve named it Lambo; it’s bright yellow and fast.
So far Lambo’s been great. It’s fairly similar in construction to my old BOB Revolution, which was a good stroller and won or placed in several races, but Lambo has bigger, running-specific tires, more padding and better shocks for the twins. Lambo also has has a handbrake, which I plan to not use ;-)
More reviews to come, but so far, smooth sailing!
Thanks BOB/Britax, and Nat at Twiniversity.com for putting in a good word for me!
Alex and his monkeyfeethands. He’s athletic already!
Really? This cup holder for a stroller comes with a screwdriver?! Do people not already have screwdrivers?