spectator’s report

October 17, 2014

When Good Spectators Yell Bad Things

It wouldn’t be fall marathon season without some sort of controversy surrounding the races, would it? Many seasons it’s a marathon that’s canceled where runners don’t get a refund (in fact, that happened in Boulder this year); other times, people are up in arms because someone dared to take pictures along the race route instead of running her fastest. (Um, I think you all know where I stand on that.) This weekend, though, the Baltimore Marathon organizers had the audacity to suggest that spectators refrain from using the cheers “almost there” or “not far to go” unless they were actually …

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February 14, 2012

Spectator’s Report: Hot Dog Challenge

Friday went almost exactly according to plan. By 10am, I had lifted weights, run 4 miles, and done an hour of Zumba – score! When it came to my Friday night date, though, I was in need of some downtime (especially with all I had on tap for the rest of the weekend)… so I ended up cancelling. And I wonder why I’m single! Instead, I went out with coworkers and friends to one of my favorite beer bars, and headed to bed by midnight. Now that’s my idea of a perfect Friday night! When I woke up on Saturday, …

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August 11, 2008

Spectator’s Report: Nike NYC Half Marathon

In order to get guaranteed entry to the 2009 NYC Marathon, I’m required to run nine races and (new this year) volunteer at one. So far I’ve done:1. Manhattan Half Marathon2. Gridiron Classic3. Bronx Half Marathon4. Colon Cancer Challenge 15K5. Central Park Challenge 6. Brooklyn Half Marathon7. New York Mini 10KI’m still planning to do the Queens and Staten Island Half Marathons (September 14 and October 12, respectively), so all that was left was volunteering! The Nike NYC Half Marathon was a much-hyped race with a lottery system and a hefty price tag ($70 for a HALF marathon?? What the …

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April 21, 2008

Marathon Monday!

I have a long post from yesterday that I’m halfway done with, so I’ll post that later. But for now, just wanted to say how excited I am… the front runners in the marathon are only about 10 miles away! Time for me to head out because they’ll be here before I know it. Exciting to hear that they’re on track to set a course record, too. My plan is to walk down to mile 24 (it’s a block from my friend Adam’s apartment where I stayed last night), watch the leaders, then make a quick alcohol run and also …

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