Category Archives: Training

2017 New York City Marathon – Week 7

Five workouts this week: a threshold pace run, two medium runs, a general aerobic workout, and a long run!  Coupled with the weather, it was too much for me.  I hate it when a good week is followed by a … Continue reading

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2017 New York City Marathon – Week 6

A cut-back week but I ran my workouts hard.  In fact, for the mileage, I ran faster than I have in weeks!  Looking ahead, I’m actually excited about doing a threshold run in two days. Training Schedule August 6th – … Continue reading

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2017 New York City Marathon – Week 5

I ran 78 miles that included a two-a-day, threshold run, two medium runs, and a long run with some miles at marathon race pace!  And, I didn’t sleep well this week so it was rough at times.  But, I did … Continue reading

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2017 New York City Marathon – Week 4

Unlike last week when warm temperatures drove me inside, I ran all my workouts outside.  I ran a general aerobic run with strides on Monday, and medium runs on Tuesday and Thursday. Today, I ran my first 20 miler of … Continue reading

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2017 New York City Marathon – Week 3

Despite traveling and very little sleep this week, I got my runs in!  I ran a tempo run on Monday and medium runs on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday.  I did them all on the treadmill due to 80 degree morning … Continue reading

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2017 New York City Marathon – Week 2

I moved my schedule around so I could run long on Friday. That run was a disaster but all things considered it wasn’t a bad week. Training Schedule July 9th – July 15th Sunday: Recovery Run. 6 miles. Monday: Medium-long … Continue reading

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2017 New York City Marathon – Week 1

It was my first week training for the 2017 New York City Marathon!  My schedule was tough but I completed all of my workouts despite heat, humidity, a rain storm, and very sore muscles. Training Schedule July 2nd – July … Continue reading

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My 2017 New York City Marathon Training Plan

The New York City Marathon is my favorite marathon.  Making my way through all five boroughs of the city with 50,000 of my fellow runners and thousands of amazingly supportive New Yorkers has been absolutely thrilling! If everything goes as … Continue reading

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Summer 2017 Training – Week 8

  It wasn’t a particularly hard week – two medium intensity days during the workweek and then a long run today that included the Fletcher’s Cove ParkRun.  I start training for the New York City Marathon tomorrow!  But, I’m not … Continue reading

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Summer 2017 Training – Week 7

A week out from New York City Marathon training, I dialed down the intensity but kept my mileage up.  On Monday, I ran a 3 mile tempo run on the treadmill. The next day, I did a 12 miler through … Continue reading

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