Sam vs. Alan Webb at the New Balance Games

CPTC s own Sam MacKenzie will compete against Alan Webb (and other top runners) at the New Balance Games tomorrow at 2:40pm at the Armory. The Field…. Alan Webb, USA, Nike James Thie, Wales, NYAC Andy Badderly, England, New Balance Jason Lunn, USA, Nike Adrian Blincoe, New Zealand, New Balance Eliud Njubi, Kenya, Westchester TC Grant Robison, USA, Reebok Shane Stroup, USA, Nike Sam MacKenzie, USA, Nike Central Park TC Abiyott Endale, Ethiopia, Westchester TC Alexandsr Skvortsov, Russia, Spartanik TC Josh McAdams, USA, New Balance Neville Miller, USA, NYAC Richard Smith, USA, Unattached

Need Track Spikes? Head to Urban Athletics

Urban Athletics will gives CPTC members 20% off on all Nike track spikes and other Nike gear. If they don t have the spike you want, Urban will order it and it should arrive in 2-3 days. Urban Athletics 1291 Madision Avenue (at 92nd Street) 212 828-1906 For the Armory, you must have 1/8-1/4 inch “pyramid” spikes, NOT “Christmas trees”, NOT “pins”.

Response to “Running in the Cold”

Men wear tights; boys wear shorts. P.S. I have men s medium Nike tights for $25.

Running in the Cold Part 1

Toby Tanser…. Man in Tights??? According to Toby s latest article in Metro Sports NY, he says to always wear tights when the mercury drops below 40 degrees to keep muscles warm and functioning. Is this the same Toby Tanser who races in shorts and a singlet, no matter what the weather? What happened to the Toby we all know and love??? Let s get one thing straight here: forty degrees is not cold. Just because it s winter doesn t mean that we have to pretend we are in Quebec City. Wearing tights in this weather is beyond overkill.…

Happy B-Day to the Webmaster!!!!

Birthday wishes to the webmaster from the track team!

Book Review

Ligaya Mishan has another review in the New York Times Book Review. This time it s for Deborah Cohen s Household Gods: The British and Their Possessions, a “witty and beguiling history of a hundred years of British domestic interiors.” Unfortunately, Ligaya s review makes no mention of how the Victorians felt about the color orange.

Thursday Night at the Races Photos

Sue Pearsall has posted several hundred photos from last night s track race on her website: Mile 800m 2-Mile

Walk Run It Off

Remember that pyscho coach you had — not on this team, obviously — who never cared when you said you were injured and insisted you keep running anyway? Well, it turns out he may have been right, as the Times details. Some quick guidelines from the sidebar: Evaluate yourself. Is there redness or swelling? Does one side look different from the others? If not, continue exercising. Cross-train in a way that exercises around the area, like cycling instead of running for an injured Achilles tendon. Ice the injured area for about 20 minutes after exercising. See a doctor if you…

On Stopping or Looking at Your Watch While Track Racing

Don t do it. Ever. In fact, don t wear a watch in a track race. We re all watching you and we ll give you splits later.