Monthly Archives: July 2016

2016 New York City Marathon Training – Week 5

Between the heat and humidity, I hit a wall this week physically and mentally.  Tuesday’s interval workout left me completely wrecked.  Wednesday’s moderate run wasn’t much better.  So, I ran today’s tempo run inside on a treadmill.  That was better.  … Continue reading

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Training Supplement – July 27, 2016

It was a hot week.  But, Kelly Clarkson promised that what doesn’t kill me will makes me stronger and a podcast reminded me that bad days are “the cost of doing business” if I want to get better.  My new … Continue reading

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2016 New York City Marathon Training – Week 4

After last Saturday’s long run, I was happy for some easy running on Sunday and Monday.  I nailed Tuesday’s interval workout on Chicago’s busy but flat Lakefront Trail in low 70 degree temperatures.  Then, I had a few recovery run … Continue reading

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Training Supplement – July 20, 2016

I traveled to Chicago this weekend.  I ran on the Lakefront Trail and enjoyed the views.  I tested my new Brooks Ghosts on the trip and bought a heart rate monitor.  Along the way, I listened to some good podcasts … Continue reading

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2016 New York City Marathon Training – Week 3

Only two workouts this week as my coach transitions me to a 10-day training schedule.  I managed half marathon pace pretty well during Wednesday’s tempo run but was no where close to hitting marathon pace for four miles on Saturday’s … Continue reading

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Training Supplement – July 13, 2016

  I think I have enough gear to keep me running through November.  I also stocked up on electrolytes and gels for the hot summer months ahead.  For motivation, Spotify finally delivered some new tunes I liked.  And, the Olympic … Continue reading

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2016 New York City Marathon Training – Week 2

This wasn’t one of my strongest training weeks.  It started out alright with a 5K where the weather was cool and I ran better than expected.  But, it ended with a missed morning workout which led to an evening tempo … Continue reading

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Training Supplement – July 6, 2016

I bought new shoes this week – the Brooks Ghosts.  They seem promising. How exciting have the Olympic Track & Field trials been?  That women’s 800m final?  I got stopped in the grocery store to talk about. I also got … Continue reading

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2016 Firecracker 5K

Scroll all the way down to the end of the post for the tl;dr version. Prologue The Firecracker 5K was going to be my last race before settling into training for the New York City Marathon. Training I’ve been working … Continue reading

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2016 New York City Marathon Training – Week 1

Start spreading the news – I officially started training for the New York City Marathon this week!  The first workout was a little rough with 75+ degree temperatures and 90% humidity.  But, the week ended well with a fun tempo … Continue reading

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