As Hurricane Sandy is about to smack New York with supremely high winds and flooding rain for at least 24 hours, the important news for runners is that it’s still very much expected that Sunday’s ING New York City Marathon will go on as scheduled. From foreign entrants especially, race director Mary Wittenberg said today, “we are seeing some questions about ‘will the marathon go on,’ and answering ‘yes.’”
Mixing in Fly Wheel for a Well-balanced Training Program
Have you ever worked your tail off on an incline in spin class only to see your neighbor spinning so fast it’s highly doubtful they’ve got any resistance on at all? If the thought of reaching over and turning up their resistance a few full turns tempts you the way that it tempts me, I encourage you to check out Fly Wheel.
They use torque and speed to create a metric called power, and at key moments during your ride, you can see scope the torque board to see how your effort stacks up against the other folks in your class. Of course, aliases are encouraged and you can opt not to participate, so this is by no means a shaming technique. A little aggro? Perhaps. But I think it’s a beautiful thing to hold yourself accountable to the rest of the class.
Better yet, it’s a great way to squeeze in some social cross-training into your marathon training program.
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Lady Bridgerunners are hitting up the Nike Women’s Marathon
A party of three has more than doubled in size. This year, our Lady Bridge team has become a family of seven with serious plans to kill that one mile, nearly 300 ft elevation gain with smiles on our faces.
Training is well underway, so stay tuned for more @ladyBRxSF adventures.
$5 bet that we convince one of our crew to live-blog from the course. @shutupandrun?