Up To Speed – March Madness

UAlb Women's Track & Field Wins Ninth-Straight Indoor Title

Short Story: Women's track & field wins its ninth-straight America East Indoor title, and 11th overall in 12 years, scoring 180 points, winning three events, and setting one championship meet record.

John Landy, pursuer of Sir Roger Bannister's four-minute mile mark, dies at 91

Dueled Roger Bannister in ‘Mile of the Century’

The second man to run the mile in less than four minutes

Snowshoes and Smiles

Our very own Alissa V.Z. doing something pretty awesome: racing 2 snowshoe races in just 1 weekend. Check out this article about snowshoe events up north and also Alissa's amusing start as to why she joined us for Brave the Blizzard a few years back

– Josh Merlis

McDonald's China confirms it is testing exercise bikes in stores

Burger chain says 'stationary bike seats for eating inside are being tested at two locations in China'

McDonald’s China said the bike seats can reduce customer guilt at the idea of eating fast food. The bike is made of recycled plastic materials, McDonald’s said.

While exercising on the exercise bikes, cellphones, or other electronic devices can be charged by the energy generated during the process. This is part of McDonald’s China’s measures to promote sustainability.

Triathlete’s Complete Guide to Training for a Half-Iron/70.3 Triathlon

Finishing a 70.3 is well within your reach. We’ve got all the tips, gear lists, and training plans to get you on your way.

Highly recommended plan by local triathletes. Many love of our local triathlete love the Half Ironman length and that this program is a good intro into being an Ironman.

Marathons are hard. Marathons up the Catskills are harder.

The vertical gain over the 26 miles is like climbing Chicago's Willis Tower - nearly five times.

Why Is the Running World Abuzz? Many Reasons. But Especially No. 2.

An Arizona high school track has reduced the amount of time that elite runners may train there, apparently because someone used it as a bathroom.

Keira D’Amato and Sara Hall Rewrite the Distance Running History Books

On Sunday, two mothers in their late 30s set new American records in the marathon and the half marathon. It’s a sign of things to come.

by Talya Minsberg

Other articles from NY Times Column on Running

Mohawk-Hudson Bikeway Mileage Chart

Jack Berkery posted this amazing piece of information for those who love to bike on Facebook and ARE site:
Info others have requested recently. I don't remember where I got this but have had it probably 10 years now.

Running marathons made the Pearls Before Swine comic strip by Stephan Pastis!!

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