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”

Marathon Training Schedule: Spreadsheets, Jack Daniels & Purpose

 My hesitations and anxieties about training for a marathon in 11 weeks reduced to nil once I sorted out my training schedule. Something out laying out every mile makes it seem more feasible/tangible.  Plus I love excel (I use it for everything from personal budgets to trip planning)! To build out my training schedule I modified Runner’sContinue reading “Marathon Training Schedule: Spreadsheets, Jack Daniels & Purpose”

Running NYC bridges on a foggy day

This weekend I ran my first long run for the Lost Dutchman marathon. Miles 1-9 were lovely taking me over Williamsburg bridge then Manhattan bridge. Even though it was quite foggy the views were great. Miles 9-13 were a bit painful but such is marathon training. Plus, I discovered 1 benefit of training in theContinue reading “Running NYC bridges on a foggy day”