Saturday, March 29, 2014

Swag!! and Becky!!

So tomorrow my friends at the South Brooklyn Running Club are leading a NYRR sponsored training run for the Brooklyn Half.  I volunteered to lead the eleven minute group, because, well, somebody needs to do it, and today that seems to be about my speed.  The run is a single loop around Prospect Park, leaving from Carroll Park, for a total of about 6 miles, to be followed by beer.  The run is sponsored by New Balance, so as a group leader I got major swag: a tech jersey, a tech hoodie, shorts, and a pair of shoes (NB 890s).  All totaled, it's almost $200 worth of stuff, retail -- the shoes alone list at about $100.  I guess that just brings home the point that the actual cost of materials is probably about $5.  Anyway, pretty cool. Hopefully I'll be able to slog out an even pace.

But I haven't even mentioned the best part!!  Becky will be up from DC for a mini runningprofs reunion.  She will be there to make sure I keep the pace honest. :-)

UPDATE: Here's a photo of the gang (see if you can spot us), and another from the back of the pack.


  1. I may be limping around now, but it was worth it. Ted seemed to be doing just fine, btw...and was a very diligent pace leader.

  2. Limping a bit myself, but that was fun!! It was great to see you Becky