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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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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Hot Chocolate, Cold Toes: NYC RUNS 10K Race Recap

Today I ran the Hot Chocolate 10K in Riverside Park- my first NYC RUNS race! Yesterday, I ran down to Columbus Circle to grab my bib. The pickup was at the New York Running Company and not only did I get a bib, but they gave us a free mug too. I was glad I planned to take the train back home...

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