Monday, February 20, 2012

Frank Flies at Foxboro

Congrats to Frank KJ for taking the master's win in the 5K at the Old Fashioned 10 Miler and 5K in Foxboro. Here's his report:

"I surprised myself with a better than expected 5K race today, running 18:13 and taking 2nd in the Masters and 5th overall. Of course all the fast people were in the 10 miler but I took home a trophy that says 1st 40-49 thanks to no double-dipping. The winner, who's a master, ran a freaking 15:59. I found myself in 7th out of the gate. At mile one a Saucony female runner came up along me and we paced each for the next one mile but in the end I was a bit stronger into the wind and put some time between her and me. By the way my GPS showed 3.16M and 5:46 pace - sound even better than the official 5:53 pace so I will go with that."

In the 10 miler, a couple more Mini Pony Masters put in strong runs, with the Youngstah cranking a 1:03 and Chris Smith putting down a 1:04 for the 10 miler course. When are those Fluff people going to call about a sponsorship?? Chris isn't gettin' any younger!

Friday, February 17, 2012

Welcome NETT's Newest Member

Welcome to NETT Danyson! Congrats to Jean Dany and Jo! He writes beautiful poetry, dazzles us with his phenomenal running, but this is JD's finest performance.

Wednesday, February 08, 2012

News Flash: Forefoot Strikers Less Likely to Get Injured

A recent study at Harvard confirms what many runners suspected -- heel strikers are more likely to get injured than forefoot strikers.

See the review here in a NY Times blog.

I'd emphasize that while the study bears out the trend, the takeaway here is "if it isn't broke, don't fix it." If you don't have a lot of injuries, go with what you got. If you're a heel striker and you tend to have more injuries than most (and you know who you ARE within NETT), it might be worth trying to gradually change that pattern.

We now return to regularly scheduled blogging.