NYC Marathon: 45,000 Athletes Compete for First time Since Hurricane Sandy

45,000 runners began their journey of 26.2 miles amidst the bright orange leaves and crisp fall air today in New York City, a year after the race was canceled due to Hurricane Sandy. No, I didn’t accidentally add on a 0. There were really forty-five thousand athletes competing today! Trekking through all 5 boroughs of NYC, these runners participated in one of the world’s most famous marathons. Between watching elite runners with practically 0% body fat to everyday folks with the goal of finishing, it was quite a memorable race to watch (I was in NYC this week watching my dad compete!).

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Watching with my sister Lilly!

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Runners!

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Geoffrey Mutai winning the marathon!

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Priscah Jeptoo winning the marathon for the women!

The spirit of the runners and of the spectators showed that the sport of running is here to stay, despite the tragic terrorist attack this past April at the Boston Marathon. Security at the NYC Marathon today was tight, with bomb squad dogs present. The sound of helicopters overhead were a constant reminder that the NYPD had things under control.

The NYC marathon was the topic of the city this weekend, and it was great talking all about running for 3 whole days. It was also nice to spend the weekend in New York… one of my favorite cities 🙂

Have you ever watched or competed in the New York City Marathon?

🙂 Kaitlin

NYC Adventures: Squeeze in a Quick Workout and Take a Day Trip!

New York City.

It’s only about a half hour from my house, and I definitely should go in more — I don’t make the trip as often as I should.

However, this weekend I spent the day in the city with three friends (two of which I technically met through YoungTri). Kaitlin was visiting from Florida and loves the city — and my friend Connor is a part of Enstitue and lives in NYC — check it out here.

We walked through Riverside Park, Central Park, got brunch at Sarabeth’swent to the Guggenheim museum (which was awesome — the brushwork in Van Gogh’s “Montagnes à Saint-Rémy” was stunning), ate Tapas for dinner, and headed home later that evening.

More than anything, it was quite fun to spend the day with three friends and explore the city. I woke up early that morning, squeezed in a quick run, and had an enjoyable rest of the day off from training.

Looking for something fun to do this upcoming weekend? Schedule it around training! If you live in a suburb of a major city, try a bike or run in the city rather than in your hometown! (Maybe even go as far as to plan a training weekend with friends or family in a nearby destination!) If you’re looking for something a little bit more low-key but don’t want to sacrifice an entire training day or weekend, plan out your short trips in advance. What time will you have to get up to squeeze in a bike? A run? An open water swim? You get the idea.

Plan it, make it happen, and have fun.

There’s a whole world out there to explore!

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heading into NYC!

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beautiful flowers!

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Sarabeth’s for brunch!

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Riverside park

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Riverside park

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Guggenheim museum

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Brooklyn bridge

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YoungTri friends! Haha

Thanks to Kaitlin for a lot of the pics 🙂

Tri Hard,

Caity

YoungTri Readers Doing the NYC Triathlon: Email Caitlin@YoungTri.com ASAP For Appearance in TV Story

If any YoungTri reader plans on participating in the New York City Triathlon this July, please email caitlin@youngtri.com as soon as possible if you would be interested in appearing in a television news story on the event. Contact us within the next 24 hours if interested.