A Confession…

Halfway around my first baseline loop- of anything- in a long time, I had a realization. And it makes me feel very guilty as not only a New York City runner, but even more so as a New York City runner whose primary running grounds for the past three years are Central Park. So here it is: I...

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Scenic Run Problems

Kind hard to get your long run in when you have to look at views like this: I snapped this picture one evening last week on my run. I head headed down the east side, from midtown, along the water and had just turned onto the west side, near Battery Park City. My west sided runs have been brutally...

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More Miles, More Shoes

Two marathons. And all the miles in between and after. It was time for new running shoes. Really time. Yesterday, I got out of work early, headed down to Paragon Sports to get some shoe guidance and make some decisions. Two years ago, I bought my first pair of shoes there and they were awesome...

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New York City Marathon Training: Round 2

TCS New York City Marathon Training! I’m back and ready for more miles. I did a bit of running on and off the past several months, but between recovering from my knee injury last fall, planning a wedding, and recovering from planning said wedding, my consistency took a hit. It wasn’t...

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Part 2: Taper Sadness

For my first Marathon, this past spring, I experienced the Taper Madness for the first time. I had a slight foot injury and was trying to balance a light 3 week taper with not exacerbating my ankle problem. I felt like I was going crazy between tapering, trying to heal, and pre-marathon anxiety...

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Part 1: The Beginning of the End

At last, the New York City Marathon has come and gone. The last month has been crazy with training (and not training- more on that) so I will begin at the beginning of the end. Staten Island.  October 12, 2014. The plan was to complete my last long run in combination with running the Staten Island...

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