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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The NYRR 18 Mile Tune Up!

We’re deep in the throes of marathon training now! Last Sunday I joined over 4,000 runners as we attempted to tackle the full three loops it would take to hit the 18 mile mark. I was a bit worried because my mileage has not been as high as I would have liked it to have been at this point...

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Taper Madness

Instead of the glorious slow taper into moderately simple nine mile runs I had envisioned for the last two weeks, my tapering has looked a lot like this -> Some mystery injury near my ankle had begun to flare up shortly after my second to last long run. I took it easy, iced it, and completed my...

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