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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 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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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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Roosevelt Island ParkRun – June 17, 2017

Scroll all the way down to the end of the post for the tl;dr version. Prologue I’ve been racing every weekend this summer.  In the past month, I’ve done the Capitol Hill Classic 10K, Alexandria Running Festival Half Marathon, Belmont … Continue reading

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2016 New York City Marathon Training – Week 10

This may be one of my shortest training posts I’ve ever done because I only had one workout this week. Last Saturday’s long run took so much out of me that my coach assigned easy running for the other days. Continue reading

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Training Supplement – August 31, 2016

Like most runners in the area, I’m done with summer. To get me through this week, I relied on fun music to lift my mood and new gear. On my runs this week, there were safety concerns, hazards, and interesting animal sightings on the rail trails. Continue reading

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2016 New York City Marathon Training – Week 9

The first repetition all downhill and fast. I ran a little harder than the conditions may have warranted but it still felt like marathon effort. But during the 5th repetition, I decided to dial things back significantly and mentally prepare myself to just finish. Continue reading

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