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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Qualifying for the New York City Marathon

It has happened! I am running the TCS New York City Marathon on November 2, 2014! I cannot begin to explain what the New York City Marathon means to me, or even how the process of committing to qualifying affected me (though I will try to in a following post). All I know is that I am literally so...

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Dash to the Finish!

While most runners in New York this weekend were eating their final bowl of pasta before the BIG race on Sunday, a few (thousand) of us were warming up the roads Saturday morning. That’s right- the New York Road Runner’s Dash to the Finish! Staging for the race began just around the...

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Not Just Any Bib Pickup

Today, I had to hit up the Javits Center to pick up my Dash to the Finish bib and shirt for tomorrow- far from just another drop in at the Road Runner’s office on the Upper East Side. In fact, this huge arena, which also hosts New York events like the Comic Con and the New York International...

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