Percy Sutton 5K

I have done a few races this year post physical therapy for my knee. Todays race was a true test of speed/knee fitness combined. As with most of my races I have somewhat of a goal time heading in but nothing is quite for certain until I start the actual race then I am able to formulate a clearer picture.

So far this season I haven’t done any speedwork namely track work. I have been focused on more strengthening sessions like hill training.

The Percy Sutton 5K was held in Harlem as part of Harlem Week celebrations. This was a solid 5K course with a challenging hill early on with some flats and a steep incline (which I slowed down on) later towards the finish. Prior to the race I did a 14 minute easy warmup and stretched as well. Throughout the race I ran a controlled hard effort race playing close attention to my knee response.

The outcome and my performance could not have been better. I am very content and happy with this race. This gives me much added motivation heading into the remainder of my racing season.

Official Time: 21:07 (6:49/mile)

Place: 412/4524 Top 10%

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SWIM AC

NEW in 2014, we’re adding a swimming only portion to our event. SWIM AC is a 1 mile open water swim in the back bay of Atlantic City. The course is exactly the same as the 1 mile course for the triathlon. (cont’d on source site)

Toddler Milestones

Find out when to expect the major milestones, like walkingtalking,gaining self controldropping naps, and even writing and drawing. See what to expect in our videos of cruising and walking. Check out photos of adorably triumphant children who have mastered these (and other) big moments, and find out if your toddler’s development is on schedule, early, or late. (cont’d @ BabyCenter)

Flushing Aquatic Pool Schedule

Flushing Meadows Corona Park Aquatic center Pool Schedule

NYC Parks Events

NYC Parks offers a multitude of events, programs and activities made with kids especially in mind. Children will have plenty to keep them active throughout the year no matter what their interests. (kids page)

Take in some tunes in New York City’s great outdoors. Musicians from around the world perform everything from opera to hip hop to world music, all in a park near you. (concerts page)

Get up, get out, and do something! Just about any day of the year, you can find something fun, informative, and healthy to enjoy at an area park. Feel free to browse the listings below, or use the search tools to find an event that matches your interests and location. (all events)

 

Topeak Bike Seat Test Ride

We also invested in getting Miles a Topeak Baby Bike seat. The baby bike seat is definitely more versatile for the urban streets of New York City as opposed to the trailer. It takes some getting use to with balancing, but at the end of our short 4 mile ride to Flushing Meadows it was already feeling natural. He is closer to me and I’m able to interact with him (high five) compared to he being further away in the Burley Bee trailer. I still favor the trailer over the bike seat as I still feel he is more comfortable in there and may have a better ride. Time will tell when he is able to convey with “words” how he truly feels :-)

Enjoying his new bike seat

topeak test ride

Our favorite Photo spot :-)

unisphere

I love it Daddy

I love it daddy

No Gassing Daddy lol

No Gassing Daddy

Day in Brooklyn with the family

The day started off with a bit of rain but eased up and the sun came out. We headed to Brooklyn with our bikes. Did some loops of Prospect Park then meet up with Grandma for some lunch at Cubano Cafe in Park Slope.

Parked the Car and started our Ride to Prospect Park

Started our Ride

Grand Army Plaza

Grand Army Plaza

A Sample of what we ate @ Cubano Cafe, Park Slope

Shrimp Quesadilla

Shrimp Quesidilla

We did 2 Loops of Prospect Park

Approx. 3.5 miles per loop

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Saris Bones 3 Nissan Rogue Setup

Saris Bones 3 Nissan Rogue Setup

Saris Bones

2009 Nissan Rogue Overview

Standard Equipment

The base 2009 Nissan Rogue S has numerous convenient standard features, including steering wheel-mounted buttons for cruise control, four-way manually-adjustable front seats, an auxiliary input jack and power windows, locks and mirrors. The SL trim adds rear air ducts, two 12-volt power outlets and a six-way manually-adjustable driver’s seat. Storage space in both models is abundant, with a cavernous glove compartment and removable partition to help organize random stuff, and a large center console that could swallow a tissue box or small purse. For occupant protection, the Rogue has front, front-side and side-curtain airbags, along with a rollover sensor. Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC) and electronic traction control are also standard.

Optional Equipment

To keep the base Rogue around $21,000, many desirable features are sold as packaged options (and mostly on the SL trim), including a leather steering wheel, shift knob and seats, roof-rail crossbars, fog lights, an auto-dimming mirror, Bluetooth, xenon headlights and remote-sensing start and entry. A dealer-installed portable navigation unit is available on all trims. Options to upgrade the audio system include a Bose 7-speaker system and Nd Richbass subwoofer, six-disc CD/MP3 player, steering wheel-mounted audio controls and XM Satellite Radio. Only the SL trim level is available with the comprehensive Premium Package (which includes paddle shifters for the CVT) and the optional power glass moonroof. The all-wheel-drive system is available on both trim levels. (more on KBB.com)

Alternate Side Parking

Many streets in New York have alternate side regulations, which allow for street cleaning. Most alternate side parking signs are clearly marked with signs featuring a “P” crossed by a broom. Some areas have three-hour restrictions (e.g. 8 am to 11 am) but times vary considerably.

The City suspends alternate side parking rules on the legal and religious holidays listed below, and makes emergency suspensions because of severe weather or other emergencies. (more info)

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