Tuesday, September 29, 2009

nbboston.com technical difficulties

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Our website is still accessible from this link.

Thank you for your patience as we work to resolve the issue.

Monday, September 28, 2009

Saturday practice at Franklin Park

A new map location has been added for Saturday's practice location - Franklin Park.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Fresh Pond Run Pool

For Saturday's Fresh Pond workout, I'm going to leave my place a bit after 9a to pick up Archard then Karina for a run pool warmup.

Let me know if you'd like to join and which location you'll start at. There is plenty of street parking at my location and Karina's.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

NBB women stomp Downtown 5k

(The NBB announcements page is having issues. The weekend race results will be announced when possible.)

Great job to Rebecca for finishing 2nd at the Downtown Providence 5k. Results showed a pretty tight finish for the top three spots.

The NBB women's team won the USATF standings. Congrats to Rebecca, Jenn, Archard and Karina.

There is a Flotrak interview of Rebecca.

Monday, September 21, 2009

RTB Numbers for the running geeks

For the running geeks, here are the RTB numbers (times, splits, paces, average paces).

Individual results and summary:

Sunday, September 20, 2009

NBB RTB team good sports

Through the New Hampshire mountains' chilly air, we ran 207 miles from Cannon Mountain down to Hampton Beach. The New Balance Boston RTB team put up a good fight and stayed positive. However, we were no match for the Hello Kitty Athletic Club this year. The results tell the tale of how we ran with passion and the fun we had.

At the finish, the Kittys greeted us with good cheer, we shared some laughs and filled ourselves with chowder, grilled chicken and all the soda you can fit in.

The NBB team splits will be posted later. Thanks for another great RTB!

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Ready to wring the beach out of this relay

We are now six hours away from heading up north for the much anticipated Reach the Beach Relay.

This past week has been full of preparations, communications and excitement.

The two Justins are bringing their "furry, cuddly" nature. Ryan is confident in his runner status as being "committed, and popular . . . and very handsome to boot." Newcomers to RTB, Mark, Chris, and Nicole, are in for an adventure. Lara and Christine are itching to show the Kittys that they've got catnip and are not afraid to use it. Laura and Liz plan to double team the Kittys' "female" runners. Tom and I bring our experience and wise ways... of having a killer time.

Hills, Kittys, NH, Beach: Here we come!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Season Opener Fun

First, many thanks to the Carraras for again hosting the Annual NBB Season Opener. You've opened your home and filled our stomachs.

Although the rain kept everyone out of the pool, plenty of fun was still had. Football on the tv provided entertainment, and foosball and ping pong games provided us with fierce competition. Next year, we'll be sure to provide official rules to all participants. (Goalies do not score two points in foosball).

If you have photos from the event, please feel free to post them on our team photo website. An album has already been created for the event.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Update! Run Pool to Fresh Pond

For Saturday's practice at Fresh Pond, the actual tempo starts at 10a (previously I said 9a, my apologies for any confusion).

For those driving, you need to arrive early enough to park, warmup, stretch, "etc" - that's why we have a meet time of 9a. Also, note that the parking lots at Fresh Pond are for Cambridge Residents Only. There is parking across Fresh Pond Parkway, in local business parking lots (choose wisely).

There is a group warming up to Fresh Pond from Watertown. The local Watertown-ites (myself, Jeff C, Karina, Archard) are run pooling there. I'll pick up Archard, then JC and Karina along the way. Contact me if you'd like to join.

Also, don't forget to RSVP to the NBB Season Opener cookout that's occurring at 2p on Saturday! If you didn't get an evite, you're not invited. Just Kidding! Please let us know. The system was quirky and some invitations were lost.

See you then!

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

RTB: T minus 10 days

...Let the festivities begin!

We are now 10 days away from the fabled Reach the Beach Relay. The NBB team, as well as the HKAC team, have been ramping up the preparations.

The start times and team bib numbers have been assigned. The first wave of relay teams start at 7:30a.

NBB will be toeing the line last at 4:00p on Friday September 18, along with Hello Kitty and a few other brave souls.

The Smack was laid and we're ready to roll.
207 miles. 12 runners. 2 vans.
This is Boston's New Balance.

9/8-9/20 Practice Schedule

Practice for the next two weeks is:

Tuesday, 9/8 6PM @ Cleveland Circle

Saturday, 9/12 9AM @ Fresh Pond, Cambridge

*(Fresh Pond location newly added to NBB Maps)

Tuesday, 9/15 6PM @ Cleveland Circle

Saturday, 9/19 9AM @ TBD

See you tonight!

Friday, September 4, 2009

Erin D: Happy B!

As a non-facebook user, I heard from a facebook user that it was Erin D's birthday yesterday.

Happy Birthday!