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Where Should I Watch on Race Day?
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Where Should I Watch on Race Day?

I’ve been getting a lot of questions asking me where runners should tell their friends and family to go and watch them while they run the TCS NYC Marathon. Check out my other posts on the TCS NYC Marathon here. First know that there are some apps that spectators need to have on their phone. Essential… Keep Reading

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TCS NYC Marathon Start Village

Yesterday was an exciting day with the release of Wave, Corral and Start Village assignments from the NYRR for the TCS NYC Marathon. (If you haven’t seen yours yet, you can log into your account at mynyrr.org to find it.) I got a lot of questions about how the start works once you take the… Keep Reading

TCS NYC Marathon
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2017 NYC Marathon Pre Race Tips

As a nine-time race veteran and New York City local for more than 20 years, I have a bit of an insider’s view on the TCS NYC Marathon. Below is my take on the pre-race festivities. There’s a second post (they’re too long to post as one combined article) that goes into my course strategy.… Keep Reading

I'm Published in Runner's World
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Published in Runner’s World!

I was excited to write an article for Runner’s World! Below is the article, full transparency, my wife helped edit it and was an ace up my sleeve. You can find the article through this link. So without further ado: Tackle Your Next Half Marathon With These Five Tips My name is Eric Rayvid, I’m… Keep Reading

A recognizable landmark on the course is the Soldiers' and Sailors' Memorial Arch at the edge of Prospect Park
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Race Strategy: AirBnB Brooklyn Half

Cue the music! It’s the most wonderful time of the year! the AirBnB Brooklyn Half is less than two weeks away! And that means it’s time to talk course strategy. Just in time is my latest video offering a description of the course from the corrals on Eastern Parkway to the finish line on the boardwalk… Keep Reading

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NYRR United Airlines Half Race Strategy

As of today, there are 16 days left to prepare for the 2017 NYRR United Airlines NYC Half. I love this race; now is the perfect time to talk race strategy. If you haven’t done this race (or even if you have), here’s what you can expect on the course (here’s a link to the page… Keep Reading

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How Should You Really Carb Up?

Let me ask you a question, when you’re stuffing your face with pasta the night before a big race, what do you tell yourself? If you’re anything like me, you tell yourself and everyone around you that you’re “carbing up” for tomorrow, right? What if I told you that the right way to “carb up”… Keep Reading

Race Week
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It’s TCS NYC Marathon Race Week!!

I wait all year for the excitement in my hometown to crescendo around the TCS NYC Marathon and it’s evident everywhere I look. See my other TCS NYC Marathon posts here. Street banners, bus and subway ads and the TCS NYC Marathon Pavilion at Tavern on the Green!! It’s only a matter of time before the statue… Keep Reading

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