Mike Kobal

August 23, 2009

Last Minute Marathon Tips: Nikon D90

Last Minute Marathon Tips: shot with Nikon D90 from Mike Kobal on Vimeo.

This one is for you runners out there (if you don’t run, forward it to your friends and family members who do, they will thank you for it), esp if you are preparing to run a marathon this fall, watch this essential two minute video! First time marathoner or multi time marathoner alike, it will help you succeed and avoid silly mistakes that can cost minutes or even force you to drop out. This short video is my friend Toby Tanser’s idea. Toby, with more then 160 international race victories during his professional career, the author of The Essential Guide to Running the New York City Marathon, Train Hard, Win Easy, is also the founder of Shoes4Africa. He lives and coaches in NYC.
Shot with the Nikon D90, 17-35mm. FCP, MisFire effects.
Music: http://www.amadou-mariam.com

Filed under: City Life — mike.kobal @ 10:19 pm


  1. Well done and entertaining – loved the speed and effects – both worked FOR the content, not against it. Great choice on the music too.

    Comment by nahiku888 — August 24, 2009 @ 2:11 am

  2. thanks nahiku888

    Comment by mike.kobal — August 24, 2009 @ 7:01 am

  3. Great tips !

    Comment by RUNNERSTALK.CO.ZA — August 24, 2009 @ 12:00 pm

  4. All my friends and I who are running marathons this year are loving this !! Very nice job .. great tips – and fun ! and your buddy is kinda cute too ! LOL

    Comment by Claire — August 25, 2009 @ 6:55 am

  5. Insanely wonderful! The tips are great, but I had to watch a couple of times since I couldn’t stop staring at Toby’s coat. Holy cow.

    Also – Amadou & Miriam totally rock.

    Comment by Daniel — August 26, 2009 @ 10:54 am

  6. thanks guys. good luck with the training and the race!

    Comment by mike.kobal — August 31, 2009 @ 9:59 am

  7. Loved this. I’m re-posting it!

    Comment by Jean — October 6, 2009 @ 11:17 pm

  8. I loved it and I too am re-posting! Awesome!

    Comment by Dan Cleveland — October 8, 2009 @ 10:58 am

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  10. That made me miss NYC a little bit. Have fun, runners, and be sure to save some energy for the Queensboro Bridge.

    Comment by barefoot Josh — October 8, 2009 @ 11:10 am

  11. AMAZING. So inspiring to watch 3 days before my first marathon! Chicago or bust! Thank you!!!

    Comment by Kate — October 8, 2009 @ 12:43 pm

  12. My first is 10 days away Thanks!

    Comment by Jim — October 8, 2009 @ 3:39 pm

  13. Good luck everybody, you will need it, no matter how well prepared you are. I ran three New York and as a lazy Ex Austrian opt to watch it on TV these days.

    Comment by mike.kobal — October 8, 2009 @ 7:41 pm

  14. Very cool. Just emailed it to my buddy who’s doing Chicago this weekend. I like the make a list idea. It’ll keep me from unzipping my suitcase 3 dozen times.

    Thanks for posting.

    Comment by RunFasterDaddy — October 8, 2009 @ 11:58 pm

  15. Love it!!!! My friends and I are training for a marathon. I’m passing this on to them. GREAT ADVICE! Thank you!!

    Comment by Denise — October 9, 2009 @ 3:03 pm

  16. Very cool. Just emailed it to my girl who’s doing new york this weekend.

    Comment by charms — December 23, 2009 @ 4:33 am

  17. love this,great!

    Comment by charms — January 3, 2010 @ 4:38 am

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