My 2015 Race Schedule

2014 held a light race schedule for me because of injuries and moving across the country. Sadly, I had to cancel my 2014 NYC marathon entry which was expensive but I have guaranteed entry for 2015 now. This year (Mungu akipenda) I’m looking forward to getting back to my marathon running self. May 2 – AmericanContinue reading “My 2015 Race Schedule”

Race bling: race medal display

After years of storing my race medals in the bottom drawer, I’ve decided to display my marathon medals (my medals from half-marathons, 10 and 5 Ks are still stored away for now). I purchased a 30 inch “Victory Medal Display” board for $26…. by buying the plain “make it your own” version and painting blackContinue reading “Race bling: race medal display”

Running together, apart

Last Saturday, a few running friends and I ran 20 miles of the NYC marathon course. I got so excited when I noticed that they put up the route flags along the course in Brooklyn & Queens. Even though I’m not running NYC (my friends are but I’m running Philly marathon on Nov 17), IContinue reading “Running together, apart”

Running through step-backs

It’s been awhile since I have written a blog entry – summer turned insane for me between work, travel, training for marathon #2 and life in general. It’s been a rough past 12 months but I am discovering my true self in the process and counting my blessings; I’m preparing for a life reset. The thingContinue reading “Running through step-backs”

Training Paces – I’m running my long runs too fast and my fast runs too slow

Like most runners, I often run my long runs too fast and my fast runs too slow. Lately I’ve been trying to force myself to slow down on my 10+ mile runs and really sprint my shorter ones. I found this super convenient training paces calculator on Runner’s World – http://www.runnersworld.com/tools/training-paces-calculator. You enter in your goal/actual paceContinue reading “Training Paces – I’m running my long runs too fast and my fast runs too slow”

NYRR’s 9+1 = I’m going to be running a lot this year

I decided to sign up for NYRR’s 9+1 program*….. so basically I will be spending most of my time this summer/fall running races, training for races and eating & sleeping tons to replenish The things I do for guaranteed 2014 NYC marathon entry. My race calendar now looks insanely packed…..between the 9 required scored racesContinue reading “NYRR’s 9+1 = I’m going to be running a lot this year”

Sometimes you need to just slow down and enjoy the view

It’s been hard to stick to my marathon training schedule these past 2 weeks. The hubby, dog and I have been traveling between Ithaca and Westchester, NY. Both places got quite a bit of snow and bouts of 0*F weather. To cope we used tons of gym guest passes and tried to brave the freezingContinue reading “Sometimes you need to just slow down and enjoy the view”