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Archive for February, 2008

U.S. Women’s Olympic Marathon Trials – huh?

NYC hosted the men’s trials the day before their marathon and we’re doing the same up here in Boston… only better. Read about this and more from the quotable David McGillvary today. After reading the article, let’s have some fun: comment here about the other 10% of the time Dave crosses the Mass Ave. [...]

20 February 2008 at 23:55 - Comments

Adidas technical tshirts for Boston Marathon!

Yes, it’s true… no more long sleeve cotton tshirts! The BAA is giving us technical tshirts from Adidas this year. I heard this last night at a BAA runners clinic for members of the Boston Marathon charity teams; I’m running with the Dana-Farber team this year. (help me!) While discussing the chip timing system, David [...]

19 February 2008 at 23:46 - Comments

Leaky calcium channels & snips of thigh muscle

Scientists claim to have figured out why muscles get tired and developed a drug to eliminate fatigue. Clearly, this would be a performance-enhancing drug… so should it be banned? Is this really that much different than ibuprofen? And how the hell did they get anyone to agree to this?

“Highly trained bicyclists rode stationary bikes at [...]

13 February 2008 at 15:02 - Comments

Joe Paterno and the Boston Marathon

Penn State’s proudest, Joe Paterno and his wife Sue, are coaching a team of Happy Valley runners training for the Boston Marathon. While a junior at Penn State, I rode my mtn. bike past JoePa’s home every day on my way to and from campus. One fall morning, while riding through the woods nearby, I nearly [...]

8 February 2008 at 22:56 - Comments

Super Sunday Medals @ Marathon Sports Boston

Mailing all the unclaimed medals from the Super Sunday 5K/10K is a pain in the butt. Instead, they can be picked-up at Marathon Sports on Boylston St. in Boston starting Monday, 2/11. If you placed top 3 in your age group and didn’t get your medal, please visit the store soon. [...]

7 February 2008 at 22:38 - Comments
I wish I read this more thoroughly. I just went to try and pick up my award today. The girl ...
9 February 08 at 19:22

Was the Super Sunday course short?

I’ve heard that question a lot in the last 24 hours. Race director claimed 5K sharp… so what happened? Honestly, I have no idea. Too much reliance on technology? Keep in mind, a small discrepancy gets multiplied when using the same start and finish line for a 2 lap course. [...]

4 February 2008 at 15:44 - Comments
alain - boston, ma
Thank you! Now please reveal your ID before someone accuses me of posting that much-needed compliment. :-)
7 February 08 at 20:43
Sorry Alain - Didn't mean to post anonymously, I'm kind of new to this Blog stuff..Karen Taylor10k @ 46:05...
8 February 08 at 01:05


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3 February 2008 at 22:47 - Comments

WOW – Thanks for coming out today!

There were some potholes, a few bumps in the road and more “congrats” than I ever would’ve expected with so many glitches… but the first ever Super Sunday 5K/10K is now “in the books.” Thanks to all of you for coming out to support a great cause. Yes, there are many areas for improvement. [...]

3 February 2008 at 21:27 - Comments