Feldenkrais Workshop

Coach Tony has set up a Feldenkrais workshop to be conducted by Jae Greunke. He writes: I have been doing sessions with her and have found them to be not only interesting but key to my recent success. I highly recommend that you check it out. We ll only have space for 15 people so make reservations ASAP by emailing coachtruiz@aol.com. The workshop will be held on Friday, March 2nd, in the early evening. It will last two hours, and will cost $10. This is a very reasonable rate which is being modestly subsidized by CPTC. Here is the description…

The New Bedford Half Marathon

Several of our long distance runners are planning to travel to New Bedford, Massachusetts to run the New Bedford Half Marathon on Sunday, March 18, 2007, at 11:00 a.m. This is a fast and very competitive race, as it is this year s host of the USATF-New England Team Championship. This race would be an excellent tune-up for anybody running the Boston Marathon or another spring marathon. You can register online here. The registration fee is $25 until February 28 and $35 thereafter. Online registration closes on March 13. For more information email Jim McQuade at jmcquade@orrick.com. Having run this…

Club Record at the Boston University Valentine Meet

Some highlights from the BU meet over the weekend. Caryn Waterson was third in the 800, running 2:10.12, which is thisclose to the US National indoor meet qualifying standard, missing it by only 1.62 seconds. Kate Irvin was seventh in the mile, running a season’s best 4:53.36. And Aileen Conlon smashed the Club record in the 3000 meters by over seven seconds, coming in second in her heat, running 9:42.42. Aileen averaged 5:12 mile pace for almost 2 miles. Andrea Costella also ran a PR in the 3000 (10:22.36) which puts her back onto the top ten list.

No Tuesday Night Armory Workout Tomorrow! Meet 7PM at Central Park Instead

The Armory is closed this Tuesday, therefore Tony s Tuesday Night Workout for the distance group will be held in Central Park at 7pm; and Tony s Thursday Night Workout for the distance group will be held in The Armory at 7:30pm.

More From Thursday Night at the Races

In addition to Natalie s hella good win, the other orange spike award (we just made that up; it s kind of like a game ball) goes to Mike Potter, who dropped 4.7 seconds in the 800 over his race two weeks ago. That s more than a second per lap.

Thursday Night at the Races Report

Another large group of CPTC runners ran in the NYRR track meet Thursday night, although, for some reason, Glen Carnes didn t run that night. The mile, being the first event, never seemed to end, lasting from 7:00 – 8:40 PM. Natalie Gingerich won the mile, and broke five minutes, running 4:57.4, becoming only the sixth CPTC woman to run under five minutes. Of course, since Natalie is second on the CPTC 1500 meter list with a 4:27.19, it was not terribly surprising, but still, a significant accomplishment. Full results will be coming shortly.

Track and Cross Country on TV Alert

On Sunday, Friday s Tyson Invitational track meet from Arkansas will be on TV from 1:00 – 3:00 PM on ESPN2. Also on that telecast, there will be coverage of Saturday s USATF Cross Country Champsionships from Boulder (last year it was at Van Cortlandt), which promises to be quite a cross country meet, with almost all of the top US distance runners competing.

Thursday Night Workout Report February 8th, 2007

Old Man Winter decided to show up to yesterday s Thursday Night Workout, as the coldest Thursday of the year descended upon Central Park. But that didn t stop 36 resilient runners from meeting at the statue. While the weather was cold and crisp here, everyone felt thankful that Mother Nature spared us from the 100 inches of snow that Oswego, NY received over the past seven days. Only Alan Ruben decided to don shorts for the workout, while everyone else ran in pants or tights. Speaking of tights, several women in the club secretly admired Stuart Calderwood’s running tights.…

New Arrival

Congratulations to Michaela Carnes (wife of Glen) who gave birth to Eric Carroll Carnes on Tuesday morning. Both mom and the baby are healthy and doing well.

Members In The News

While we ve been running in brisk winter temperatures, one CPTC member has recently taken his running act to the mild climate of Bermuda. Longtime readers of this journal already know that this person is none other than the legendary Sid Howard. For the 28th time, Sid ran in the Fairmont to Fairmont 10K Road Race. According to local newspaper accounts, with his trademark racing style cycling cap, Sid has turned into somewhat of a celebrity on Bermuda. For the record, Sid first visited Bermuda in 1977, and has returned ever since. As he told the Mid Ocean News: “When…