People, I have finally found my cyberniche. Forget blogging, forget tweeting. I want to be an internet radio star! I discovered a forum where I can ramble on and on about all my favorite places to run in New York City, the random running tips that occur to me as I go through my training, and the pet peeves I may have towards the New York Road Runners. That’s right, I am one of the personalities on the New York Running Show, recorded live through TalkShoe.com every Sunday at 8 PM. (I say “one of the personalities” because I don’t want to make the other panelists feel bad, but really: I’m the main attraction.) Imagine The View, except on the radio, with a group of 4 to 8 runners talking only about NYC-area running and racing, Another difference between The View and the NY Running Show is that we are not obnoxious, we don’t have coifs, we don’t have celebrity guests, and we are probably dressed in our sweats when we broadcast.
Some of the recent topics we have addressed on the show include theorizing about what a second New York City Marathon would be like (the course, the time of year), tips for running outdoors during NYC winter, and a “NYRR suggestion box” episode. My co-panelists include some of my favorite runners, like Joe, Julie, Amy and Brenn. On any given episode, we offer a wide range of opinions, experience, and knowledge of routes to run in different parts of the city and environs. Each podcast lasts about an hour (despite my lobbying to keep it closer to 30 minutes) because we all like to get our two cents in. Joe spearheaded the show, and he organizes us each week by setting the topic and getting the episode up on iTunes (which means you can subscribe and automatically download our bon mots every week).
I hope you will download a sample episode, and get to know us. Upcoming topics include brainstomring tweaks to the club system, training with a store group, and the role of social media in the NYC running community.