Friday, January 29, 2010

Marathoners: NB Research Lab opportunity

The New Balance Sports Research Lab has another opportunity for NBB to help the development of shoes.
They are looking at the mechanics and needs of high level marathon runners. More specifically they are looking for runners who finish the marathon in approximately 3hrs or faster.

Testing should take about 2hrs and participants would be compensated with a pair of shoes.

If this sounds like you and you are interested, please contact Pedro Rodrigues at

Sunday, January 24, 2010

NB provides one-on-one chat with Jenny B

Tomorrow at 1:30p, there will be a live feed of Jenny Barringer being welcomed by the New Balance family as she retours the Lawrence facility. After the welcoming, there will be an opportunity to have a one-on-one live chat with Team New Balance's newest athlete. You can ask her anything from her exciting decision to be a part of such a great company to her wedding plans to how many bowls of vanilla ice cream she had this weekend in NYC.

The live feed and live chat is being provided by The live feed link. More Jenny B info.

Friday, January 22, 2010

Jenny B is NB

Jenny Barringer has signed with New Balance. The press release is today at 12:30p at the New Balance Track and Field Center at the New York Armory.
You can watch the press release on FloTrack.
Many had speculated that the Colorado athlete would sign the with Swoosh, with a FloTrack poll giving Nike 60% of the votes and New Balance only 4%.

The press release will also kick off the New Balance Games at the Armory. Joan Bohlke will compete tomorrow with other elite NB athletes in the women's mile. The race and other NB games this weekend can be viewed live at the Armory website.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010


I emailed Reggie Lewis Track in regards to their website. I'll let you know if I get any responses.

I've been a user of the Reggie Lewis Track center since my high school days (15+ years). The facility has been an amazing addition to the community and to the city. It's provided indoor track usage for the high schoolers, local colleges and post-collegiate athletes, as well as development activities for the youth of the city.
I feel that the website should be greatly improved to give the Track its due recognition for being a world class facility. The appearance and contents should be redesigned. Up-to-date information is key to keep fans and users of RLTAC aware of events, schedule updates, cancellations/closings, community opportunities, etc.
The New Balance Track and Field Center at the Armory in NY had struggled with this and has since upgraded their website. Although there can still be improvement, it provides a goal for RLTAC to achieve and possibly surpass.
I hope my comments will be taken in earnest as I continue to support the growth of RLTAC.

Yvonne Green

Friday, January 15, 2010

Harvard Invite - updated schedule

This weekend's meet at Harvard has had it's race schedule drastically updated, with events possibly starting up to 20 minutes ahead of the below times:

Running Events
10:55am Women’s 5,000m
11:15am Men’s 5,000m
11:35am Women’s Mile
11:50am Men’s Mile
12:15pm Women’s 400m
12:30pm Men’s 400m
12:50pm Women’s 500m
1:00pm Men’s 500m
1:10pm Women’s 800m
1:15pm Men’s 800m
1:20pm Women’s 1,000m
1:25pm Men’s 1,000m
1:35pm Women’s 200m
1:50pm Men’s 200m
2:10pm Women’s 3,000m
2:25pm Men’s 3,000m
2:45pm Women’s Mile Relay
2:55pm Men’s Mile Relay

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Boston Indoor Games

The Boston Indoor Games will be upon us before you know it: Feb. 6! In past years, NBBers have gathered to watch this awesome meet at Reggie, then headed out for dinner and some "team bonding"/night out on the town action afterwards.

Use the promo code BIGCHARLIECARD to save 10% on your tickets. The meet sells out every year, so don't wait! Rumor has it that the cool kids are sitting in section 17....

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

NB Web Express coupon

I happen to see a web ad for (NB's e-tailer) "Save up to 50% off Closeouts", "Free shipping on orders over $50" and there is a coupon code "NBNEWYEAR". I'm not sure what the coupon code is for but thought I'd let people know it's out there.

Monday, January 11, 2010

Maria Martin Carrara

Introducing (for a second time)

Maria Martin Carrara

She has signed on with Mark Steinberg and believes NBB will be an excellent fit for her. Asked to comment on the pressure of being the first 2 week old to sign with the super agent Maria replied:
"I don't feel pressure, I apply it. From the front, the entire race."

Time will tell if the young harrier can back up those tough words.

NB Research Lab

The NB Sports Research Lab is currently conducting a study and are looking for participants. Some of you already know Pedro as the weartest rep.

The study is looking at how ankle flexibility affects the mechanics of the entire lower extremity and how this may contribute to overuse injuries such as anterior knee pain or "knee cap" pain.

To study this relationship they are looking for runners who:
1. avg 8+ miles per wk for the last 6 months

2. heel strikers

3. healthy or have anterior/knee cap pain when running

If interested please contact Pedro Rodrigues MS PT at
Thank You

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Post workout dinner

Anyone interested in doing dinner together after Friday's workout? I was thinking Fire and Ice in Harvard Sq?

Any suggestions are welcome.
BTW, Happy New Year, everyone!