Like most of you I was glued to both Twitter and live coverage of the NYCM yesterday. My butt didn’t leave the couch until noon. My random musings:
If Mary Keitany bottled up some of that blazing speed she had early on in the race (sub-5:10 pace in the early miles?!?!) and unleashed it during the later miles, she could have won. I’m shocked that she held the lead as long as she did (even surging a bit when Dado and Deba were in her sight). Even elites go out too fast!
Apolo Ohno (Olympic medalist and Dancing With The Stars winner – did you forget that one?) ran his first marathon in 3:25. Damn, that’s impressive. Speed skating must be excellent cross-training.
Ethan Zohn ran his second NYCM despite recently finding out that his cancer had returned. Extremely impressive. I’m a huge fan of Ethan and his hair 🙂 and have been since he won Survivor years ago.
Lauren Fleshman tweeted this post-race: I’m a marathoner! BonktASTic last 3 miles. If it didn’t hurt so bad I’d have been laughing at the loss of body control! I love her attitude and that she doesn’t take herself too seriously.
Congrats to everyone who ran the NYCM! I hope you refueled last night with lots of food and beer!
A few days ago I was looking through my latest Runners World (page 55 if you want to see for yourself) and saw this:
Having seen the SWIH in my RW this weekend I was hoping that’s what I’d see when I read your post title. I showed it to my husband and said “is this for real?” Maybe if you freeze the bottle it keeps you cool but I can’t imagine drinking from the botle while running then getting it back in that little headband.
Ummm….I feel like that would drive me crazy. And if it’s hot out, wouldn’t the water bottle just be a hot water bottle around your head? I “watched” on twitter then found the live streaming when the women were in the last few miles and watched for awhile. So exciting!
I can only hope someone buys me that sweet water bottle holder for Christmas.
first, whoa ohno killed it! jealous! clearly, he’s just an athlete.
second, that is absolutely ridiculous and there is NO way it can be remotely comfortable!
Do they have a holder like that for Reese’s or pizza? I’m just askin…..not for myself of course.
Oh my, the gear is truly getting out there now…..
I wasn’t able to follow NYC live, but I checked in w/ lots of folks when I could. Sounds like a great day!
The live coverage was AWESOME!!!! I’m in for 2012 after being rejected three consecutive times. Here’s the thing, I might be pregnant. Do I dare run a full marathon pregnant, that’s the question. My OB told me to try to at least be 4-months by November. Guess we’ll just have to wait and see how that goes. Otherwise, I intend to defer to 2013.
no comment on that water bottle holder. LOL
That water bottle holder looks like it would be the most uncomfortable thing?!
the NYCM even though i didn’t actually run it reminded me even more of how hard a marathon really is and how incredibly awesome it is to complete one. I was supposed to pace my friend for the last 12 miles to a 3:30…but it was a rough rough day out there…not even close but it gave me time to look around at all the people running and see how inspiring it all was.
such an exciting race! I almost wish I had spectated instead of ran the damn thing. Hehe. that water bottle looks like the most ridiculous invention ever.
As a runner that head thing doesn’t even look comfortable!
HAHAHAH that picture is hilarious!