A Staten Island triathlete and endurance coach ventures into the ultramarathon realm where there are seemingly no limits to human endurance. In 2013, he successfully finished the Grand Slam of Ultrarunning (picture of 2013 Grand Slam finishers above; I'm second from right), becoming only the 282nd person (since its beginnings in 1986) and only the fourth New Yorker to finish four of the oldest and most prestigious 100 mile ultramarathons in the U.S. in only 10 weeks.
Sunday, June 14, 2020
The race is virtual, the course is real!
Starting Monday June 15 and finishing Sunday June 21, this semi-virtual race will be open to the public. It will be on the same 4 mile course as the Celic Run (with slight changes).
Link to the registration:
Map of the course:
Video of the course can be seen on YouTube here: https://youtu.be/NRc_auWnyjY
If you have a GPS watch that uploads to Strava or Garmin, then you're set! All you need to do is register, run the course, upload the data to Garmin and Strava, and then notify me that you finished by giving me the link to your run on Garmin or Strava.
If you don't have a GPS watch, I will be at Clove Lakes Park to time everyone on an individual basis on Sunday June 21 from 8-10AM. Look for me at either the start on Clove Road or at the finish near the Stonehendge building (I'm in a brimmed hat). Both the start and the finish are reasonably close to each other so if you don't find me at the building, take a 30 second walk to Clove Road and look south towards Victory Blvd, and I should be there.
I will tabulate the results and will post on the address above and on the email list.
This is a free race; donations are accepted.
Friday, May 29, 2020
I broke down Ironman's Return to Racing Guidelines that went public yesterday. #Ironman is not going to like it. Better to get an honest opinion now. Maybe this will give them time to change it & avoid the financial disaster that awaits them. #triathlon https://t.co/LPz9VuZC4r pic.twitter.com/YBcM74wDuX— Coach Iron Pete Triathlon Endurance (@ironpete_ultra) May 29, 2020
Friday, May 8, 2020
Goal complete.— Coach Iron Pete Triathlon Endurance (@ironpete_ultra) May 8, 2020
Tinkering with a loop using the new ped walkways on the Goethals & Bayonne Bridges.
Not easy...had to get around Newark Airport & cross the Passaic into Jersey City.
Got it done! Neighborhoods weren't spectacular, but I survived.#GVRAT1000K #StatenIand #NY #NJ pic.twitter.com/kEQeqJtpoj
Thursday, May 7, 2020
Well! The 1st crazy wk done! Dragged my 50 yr old corpse through 66.8mi during the 1st wk of the #GVRAT1000K.— Coach Iron Pete Triathlon Endurance (@ironpete_ultra) May 8, 2020
I give myself an A-. Yeah, I'm shameless that way.
2nd wk? More adaptation. After 4 wks, there's no stopping me!
Honored to join you lunatics in this! #statenisland pic.twitter.com/RJtmnQTJZK
Monday, April 27, 2020
So a friend threw this virtual race my way. This is modeled from the Last Great Vol State race, the summer race across TN.#Running 1000K, 3 months, $60. They have a virtual map to chart progress.— Coach Iron Pete Triathlon Endurance (@ironpete_ultra) April 27, 2020
Who will join me in this craziness?#ultrarunning https://t.co/ThkZFzJ5bs pic.twitter.com/8qU5ZXlQGk
Sunday, April 26, 2020
The trick to having a productive day is to have a very productive 1st hour. The rest of the day will then be fine. I'll tell you what to do in order to ensure a productive 1st hour.https://t.co/5LGmLYilmt #sundaythought #sundaymotivation #statenisland #ny #sundayvibes pic.twitter.com/c9CQ3VAYHc— Coach Iron Pete Triathlon Endurance (@ironpete_ultra) April 26, 2020