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Functional Strength Workout led by Mike Riccardi and Finish Line Physical Therapy by nbrwebjohn
April 24, 2016, 4:00 pm
Filed under: Injuries, Inspiration, NBR Goings On, Workouts

Rescheduled!
Saturday, April 30
10 AM – 11 AM

Finish Line Physical Therapy
119 W 23rd St, Ste 304, New York, New York 10011

FinishLinePTWorkshopRunners are notorious for skipping strength workouts; after all, if you’re already logging a bunch of miles training for a race, who has the extra time? Here’s the truth: improving functional strength will improve running performance—even if it means sacrificing a few miles per week to work on strengthening. The key is understanding how to incorporate it into your regular schedule.

Mike Riccardi of Finish Line Physical Therapy will take the group through an effective functional strength workout that focuses on running-specific exercises in all three planes of motion. We’ll start with the foundational tools for an effective warm-up [mobility, dynamic stretching, foam rolling, 3D running drills] followed by a strength workout [consisting of 3 rounds of 5-6 exercises] that focuses on the muscle groups runners need the most to generate power during speed and hill work.

  • Meet at the Saturday Morning Bridge Run to do an easy 4-mile run to Finish Line for the workout.
  • If you want to just do the strength workout, meet at Finish Line PT.

Bio: Mike Riccardi earned his Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree from Springfield College and has been part of the Finish Line PT staff since 2014. He is recognized as a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) and a Fellow of Applied Functional Science (FAFS) from the internationally acclaimed Gray Institute. Mike has played soccer his whole life — including two years in college — and has been a recreational runner since high school, preferring Tough Mudder & Spartan Races. Call him a distance running convert? Not so fast, although he did finish his first half-marathon in 2015.

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NYRR Brooklyn Half Training Run #2 – 11 Miles by nbrwebjohn
April 20, 2016, 10:00 pm
Filed under: Events, Group Runs, Inspiration, NBR Goings On, Workouts

April 23rd, Saturday
8:00 AM

Start McCarren Park Track (North Side of Track)

BklynHalfTraining2016TwoAre you training for the NYRR Brooklyn Half or just wanna come for a run with a group of runners? Thanks to NYRR and New Balance we are hosting two training opportunities for everyone! Everyone from NBR to other non NBRs are invited!

We will split into different pace groups, we are offering from 7:00 pace to 11:00 pace. Look for pacers in NBR shirts. We will have a stagered start at 8:00 at the north side or the McCarren Park Track. This is the route for this 11 mile run:

Safety first! Don’t forget to bring your ID, metro card, cash, and water/Gu. Unfortunately, we do not have anywhere to store your bags, so def. pack light!

We are excited to host this event and happy to have you all join us! Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us here.

See you on April 23rd at 8:00AM!   RSVP on the Facebook Event.



NYRR Brooklyn Half Training Run #1 – 7 Miles by nbrwebjohn
April 6, 2016, 9:00 pm
Filed under: Events, Group Runs, Inspiration, NBR Goings On, Workouts

April 9th, Saturday
8:30 AM

Start McCarren Park Track (North Side of Track)BklynHalfTrainingOne

Are you training for the NYRR Brooklyn Half or just wanna come for a run with a group of runners? Thanks to NYRR, New Balance, we are hosting two training opportunities for everyone! Everyone from NBR to other non NBRs are invited!

We will split into different pace groups, we are offering from 7:00 pace to 11:00 pace. Look for pacers in NBR shirts. We will start at 8:30 at the north side or the McCarren Park Track. This is the route for this 7 mile run.

Safety first! Don’t forget to bring your ID, metro card, cash, and water/Gu. Unfortunately, we do not have anywhere to store your bags, so def. pack light!

We are excited to host this event and happy to have you all join us! Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us here.

See you on April 9 at 8:30AM!   RSVP on the Facebook Event.



Runner Safety Forum by nbrwebjohn
January 8, 2016, 9:00 am
Filed under: Apparel, Events, Gear, Injuries, Inspiration, NBR Goings On, Pain, Workouts

January 20th, 2015
Wednesday – 8:30 PM (after Wed Night Run)

McCarren Park Recreation Center
776 Lorimer Street, Brooklyn, NY 11222
(between Bayard & Driggs, right across from the track)

RunSafe2016

Safety is an important, and often overlooked, concern when running on city streets, in large groups, with various paces, sometimes in cold temperatures. Please join our NBR Runner Safety Forum following the Wednesday night road run on January 20th. The forum will be led by our very own safety expert Steven Kvalheim! Bring your own tips too – everyone should come ready to talk about safe running, ‘running etiquette’, and discuss ideas they have to make us all safe on the mean streets of North Brooklyn.

Facebook Invite.

Steve’s Safety Notes.

 



How to Buy a Pair of Running Sneakers Workshop by nbrwebjohn
November 19, 2015, 10:00 pm
Filed under: Apparel, Events, Gear, Injuries, Inspiration, NBR Goings On, Pain, Workouts

howtobuyshoesDecember 2nd 2015
Wednesday – 8:30 PM

Brooklyn Running Company
222 Grand Street, Brooklyn, NY 11211

(Seriously, you need to go to this!)

Proper shoe fitting is one of the most important aspects of successful, pain-free running. At Brooklyn Running Co. we pride ourselves on excellent knowledge of running footwear and foot mechanics, using several methods of stride identification and bio-mechanical data to fit you in the ‘Perfect’ running shoe for your stride.

Join us for a free information session on December 2nd for a night of complimentary food, beverages, and a presentation about how to choose the right footwear and what it truly means to get fitted with a running shoe. We’ll be answering any questions you may have, whether it’s about heel-to-toe drops, minimal vs. maximal cushioning, or even about how to get your favorite shoe colorways from your favorite shoe companies- we’ll be there to answer it all!

P.S. This is right after the Wed night road run – come on over all deliciously sweaty and learn about sneakers.

Facebook Event.



Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture for Runners Workshop by nbrwebjohn
November 11, 2015, 10:00 am
Filed under: Injuries, Inspiration, NBR Goings On, Pain, Workouts

Thursday, November 19thAcupuntureWorkshop
8:30 PM (after Thursday PM Track Workout)

Brooklyn Athletic Club
8 Berry Street, Brooklyn, New York 11249

Many runners have described how running makes them feel whole: mind, body, and spirit moving in unison. Chinese Medicine agrees. It views the individual as a whole being with the mind, the body, and the spirit, interconnected and supported by an underlying energy system.

This talk will cover some of the basic questions you have about Chinese Medicine and acupuncture. Does it hurt? Not really. Does it work? Many runners swear by it. How does it work? We’ll cover that. We’ll talk about the esoteric and practical elements of Chinese Medicine and how they can be used to create a balanced running lifestyle. And we’ll touch on some common running injuries (plantar fasciitis, IT band syndrome, hip tightness, etc) and how these can be treated with acupuncture and acupressure. Also on the menu is off-season maintenance, which will include a few delicious recipes that use Chinese herbs to address some common running ailments.

Bio: Stephanie Raine Lee is a New York State licensed acupuncturist and board certified Chinese herbalist. She works at Worksong Community Acupuncture* located on Driggs and McGuinness. A graduate of PCOM (Pacific College of Oriental Medicine), she has a Master of Science in Traditional Oriental Medicine and makes an amazing roast chicken. She’s experienced in treating muscle pain, anxiety, insomnia, fatigue, gastrointestinal discomfort, and gynecology – and she wants to see you heal yourself. Outside of Worksong, she maintains a private practice in Middle Village and a food blog called The Herby Kitchen.

*Community acupuncture’s main goal is to serve the community and make acupuncture available and affordable to everyone. Come and visit us!

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Sunday Long Run, Trick or Taper Edition (a Todd Zino tradition) followed by Brunch sponsored by Airbnb by nbrwebjohn
October 21, 2015, 10:00 pm
Filed under: Events, Group Runs, Inspiration, NBR Goings On, Workouts

October 25th, Sunday
8:00 AM
Start McCarren Park Track (North Side of Track)

Brunch will be breakfast burritos & coffee at Urban Rustic ().  Arrive between 9:15-10am.  Post on Google Group here if you’re planning of coming so we can have a general idea of how much food to order.

This week as we taper for the marathon, Airbnb is sponsoring our run by providing brunch, after the run.  They also offer a great opportunity to volunteer and more free food after volunteering… we all love food, doing good for the community, and hanging out together so sign up!!

The run will start at the Bins in McCarren Park at 8am and go out to Forest Hills Park and a bunch of cemeteries for 11 miles.

Here is the route. We go out Driggs, take a right on Morgan ave, veer to the left as it becomes Knickerbocker Ave, then a left on Cooper Ave, a right Cypress Ave, a right onto Vermont Pl, cross the street and enter the park.  We will run a partial loop of the park, exiting on Highland Blvd, then taking a right onto Bushwick Ave, left on Metropolitan ave, and finally a right on Union to take us back to the Park.

If you take a right on Cooper Ave (instead of the left) and then take a right on Bushwick Ave, and return to the park, this would be about 8 miles.

As always, bring metro card, money, gels, ID etc…safety first!

We encourage everyone to come out and run with us. All paces and distances are welcome. (Post your pace and distance so others can join you and all will be happy.)

If you’re new to the group or the long run, feel free to email me directly with any questions.

-Your Sunday Funday Team

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