Friday, November 03, 2006

If you can make it there ...

... you'll make it anywhere. (Frank Sinatra)

kind regards from NYC, Manhattan, 108W 24th Street.

On Tuesday when we arrived it was Halloween Evening. Streets were crowded with costumed people all in a very good mood. It is like a German Carneval, albeit with a very different kind of music.

Thursday afternoon we were out to Central Park for a jog along the last mile of the marathon. We tried the finish for a first time.

Our travel agency has engaged two famous coaches for us. Herbert Steffny (mid) was 3rd in NY 1984 and won a bronze medal at European Championships. Wolgang Münzel (right) was an international marathon and fell runner, German fell running champion, and now he is the national fell running coach of the German team.

Fred Lebow, founder of New York Road Running Club and the New York City Marathon.

Columbus Circle at the South West corner of Central Park. It gets dark quite early now, around 5.15pm.

See you soon, watch my race number 12233 on Sunday. I hope to run alongside Bettina whose number is F2824.


Blogger Sabine said...

Hello Uli

Best of luck for tomorrow's race! It will be the experience of a lifetime, I am sure. I will train hard over the next couple of months, so you can run alongside me in London next year (how is that for wishful thinking?).


5:58 pm  
Blogger Uli said...

Hi Sabine,

Many thanks for your wishes and the really tempting prospect to run with you in London. I would expect this to become my most entertaining and enjoyable marathon. I will keenly follow your schedule during the oncoming months.


7:28 pm  
Blogger Marcus said...

where were you?! I watched Eurosport, but only a blog named LANCE was shown all the time...
Nice pics anyway!

2:02 pm  

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