The hot, sticky, sweaty, humid, salty summer has been hard on your body.  For your sunbathing pool-loving friends, it has been great.  But for you, the runner, the summer has not been your friend.  You have been waiting for cooler weather – any cooler weather, rather impatiently, I may add – especially after the last couple of years!

Fall Running to Me….

The cooler weather brings back memories of high school cross country meets for me.  Running on trails between many-colored leafed trees …  Wearing that light sweatshirt and getting that minor chill before your run starts….. There are days when the leaves are so thick and wet that you need to be careful not to slip – the smell of those leaves in big piles around you as you run.  Soon Thanksgiving rolls around, bringing about a round of even cooler weather and more fun holiday “Turkey Trot” races.  The winter draws nearer and nearer and the season is soon over.

What are your Fall running memories?

Was this when you ran your first race?  Your first marathon? Did you also run cross country as a teen years ago?

Whatever the reasons are, the season is here and we will get through it together……

Trials of Miles,

Coach Nick

Nickolas Joannidis
Nickolas Joannidis
I have been running for over 35 years, having done practically every possible racing event or distance from the 100 meters through the marathon. I competed in varsity high school cross country and track at Saddle Brook High School in the mid-1980's, varsity cross country and track at Division II Pace University and finished well over 200 road races since then, including 20 marathons with a lifetime best of 3:14:50. I was the president of the Hoffmann LaRoche corporate running team for 7 years, growing the team from 25 to over 90 during his tenure. I coached many of these runners to achieve their goals, whether they were beginners or advanced. In 2011 I was an assistant coach for the Fair Lawn Recreation track team, helping the 10 to 14 year old group. I am currently personally coaching dozens of runners, from beginner levels to advanced levels and getting them to be prepared to meet their goals.

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