Archive for July, 2009

Kastor, Kiplagat and Ndereba to Compete in NYC Half

Wednesday, July 15th, 2009

The Press Association reports that Deena Kastor, Lornah Kiplagat and Catherine Ndereba will be competing in next month’s NYC Half Marathon.  Rose Kosgei, the winner of the 2009 Mini 10K will also be running.

From Runner’s Web:

“It is always exciting to return to New York and race against a competitive field of women,” said Kastor through a statement. “The NYC Half-Marathon is renowned among elite athletes wishing to compete at this distance, and this year it will showcase another stellar field in which I’m anxious to compete.”

Running Roosevelt Island

Tuesday, July 14th, 2009

RUNemployed has written a great guide to running Roosevelt Island, if you’re looking for a new place in the city to run:

Roosevelt Island is that two mile long sliver of land, only 800 feet at its widest, that many of us have seen only while riding in a cab down the FDR Drive in Manhattan or while crossing the Queensboro Bridge. But with flat, paved paths running nearly the entire perimeter of the island, cool breezes off the river and almost no traffic, Roosevelt Island is a fantastic place to explore as a runner.


Run for Central Park Registration Closed

Monday, July 13th, 2009

Registration has closed for New York Road Runners Run for Central Park, which takes place on Saturday July 18th.

NYC Marathon Training Under Way

Tuesday, July 7th, 2009

With just under 17 weeks until the New York City Marathon, many training programs have already begun.  If you still haven’t started a program and are looking for one, New York Road Runners has an online training program provided by TrainingPeaks for $45 and a 14-week training class in NYC directed by Bob and Shelly Glover (authors of The Competitive Runner’s Handbook) which costs from $399-$549.  NYRR has also provided a free  basic guide to training with schedules for six different skill levels.

The New York Times has a free online resource called Run Well, which includes training programs from McMillan, Gallaway, Team for Kids, and New York Flyers.

NYRR Run for Central Park Nearing Capacity

Monday, July 6th, 2009

NYRR’s Run for Central Park, a 4-miler which takes place on Saturday, July 18th is nearing registration capacity according to