Before this: NYCM2011: All over the press
Yesterday was the press conference for the Footlocker Five Boro Challenge team, at the Marathon Pavillion, which is where Tavern on the Green used to be. Everything will happen in there this weekend, the interviews, the NYRR shows, more press conferences, and come race day… this will be epicenter. It also helps that it is located just a few yards away from the finish line.
I got there early and took some pictures. This is the week when Fall officially starts for me, so the trees are gorgeous (the ones still standing after the Snoctober we just had, around a 1000 trees in the park suffered, and they need to clean it all up by this weekend for the marathon!)
In Central Park West there are already lots of preparations going on.
That’s my city!!!!
Going into Marathon Pavillion/Tavern on the Green/The finish line!
They’re starting to build the finish line!!!! Bleechers have been up for over a week now!
And onto the Marathon Pavillion, where all the Press stuff is already set up. This is where they do the NYRR TV!
The Tiffanny Cup the Five Boro Champion gets. I really would not even know what to do that with. Who are we kidding, I’d break it in 5 minutes…
Oh hello, picture time already?
I guess I’ll sit here then!
Yeah, my marathon nails are out and not embarrassed! My team starts to get there! Rob/Bronx! Sal/Queens!
Then the conference starts… NYRR and Foolocker spoke about the Challenge and gave some info. Then we each did our own little talk, for 5 minutes. I wanted to do a little collage of the pictures of me speaking (but I didn’t): it looks like I am dancing. My hands are just everwhere!!!!
I know you must be wondering what on earth is she talking about that she’s gesturing so much? Spreadsheets, processes, systems, Linux, C++.. ah, I am so dramatic!!!
Then a few photos with the team!
Again, who knows what I’m doing…
What is this about??? mmmm, not sure. Oh, oh, I guess I am telling them how we’re gonna JUMP UP!??!?!?
Then God, I mean, Mary, comes over to say Hi.
On the other side of the room, NYRR is on. And guess who is there… yeah, Carrie!
She’s super sweet. Loved her!
Other press conferences happening in the room: Kim Smith!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Overall, not a boring day, I’d say! 😉
After this: NYCM2011: FootLocker Run – Bart, Ryan, Bobby, Carrie, Steph, well… everyone was there!/ NYCM2011: Who wasn’t at the expo? / NYCM2011: Have you seen a Marathon Morning like this? / NYCM2011: Get Ready, Set, GO! / NYCM2011: Beyond The Finish Line (finally the last post!) / NYCM2011: Marathon Monday (Ed, the breakfast, Carrie, the press conference, etc.!) /