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September 2nd, 2014 - 12:32 pm § in Exercise, Marathon Training

Marathon Training: Week 9

I wavered a bit this week. I was just excruciatingly tired.  I wasn’t really sleeping that well and the temperatures reached “hot as hell” proportions at my normal run times. I still got three runs in….though I feel guilty about my long run turning into almost nothing. Physi[...]

August 25th, 2014 - 9:53 am § in Marathon Training

Marathon Training: Week 8

This is what I like to call the cross over week. It also happens to be half way through my training plan…coincidence? I think not. I call it cross over, because it is the first week where your long run gets you to the point where you are committing to doing more than a half. […][...]

August 18th, 2014 - 10:13 am § in Exercise, Marathon Training

Marathon Training: Week 7

Week 7 is in the books, and we are under 80 days to the New York City Marathon.  After my long run last week, I decided it was time to cut back on the number of times I was running during the week. I think my body just needs a bit more recovery time as […][...]

August 11th, 2014 - 7:15 am § in Marathon Training

Marathon Training: Weeks 5 & 6

I dub these past two weeks “a break from humid running.” I was in NYC for much of the first week. Before my first run in NYC the news said it was a humid one out there — I was prepared. Had my extra water, my body glide and a way to stash my shirt […][...]

July 21st, 2014 - 10:25 am § in Exercise, Marathon Training, Workout Reviews

Marathon Training Week 3

This was an exciting week for me. Mostly because I was finally linking up with a running group to keep me motivated and I would get a new route! Thankfully this was a “back off” week. I say thankfully, because I had some terrible runs that left me scared I had already injured myself R[...]

July 14th, 2014 - 1:55 am § in Exercise, Marathon Training

Marathon Training Week 2

This week was all about ensuring I didn’t get off track while traveling. Luckily, I arranged my travel (and fun activities) in a way that actually made it quite easy. Monday: Rest Day Resting on Mondays is quickly becoming my favorite thing. Mostly because I am exhausted after the weekend, eve[...]

July 7th, 2014 - 9:37 am § in Exercise, Marathon Training

Marathon Training Week 1

This first week was all about figuring out my routine. I got used to waking up extra early, shifting my yoga class schedule, and getting back into the swing of early bedtimes on Fridays. I did a lot of research on new hydration and refuel options. I am trying Nuun and Salt Stick and Myothon [&hellip[...]

June 29th, 2014 - 8:40 am § in Marathon Training

It Begins: Marathon Training

I officially begin training for the NYC Marathon this week. I’ve been dreading it slightly because the humidity is just unbearable already and I know it is going to be hard. Like real hard. So I’ve signed up for a running group with Runner’s Edge in Boca. I start Saturday morning r[...]

June 4th, 2014 - 10:24 am § in Exercise, Marathon Training

I’m a Runner

*in honor of National Running Day* I overheard someone at yoga today talking about how a friend “does yoga to run.” And I thought that makes sense. I enjoy yoga, and it makes me feel good, but it started as a way to stretch myself out so that I was running better. My first memory [&helli[...]

May 4th, 2014 - 9:25 pm § in Exercise, Marathon Training

suburban running

Who would have thought running in cities would be easier than running in suburbia. That’s at least been my experience since moving to Delray Beach, Florida. Don’t get me wrong I love my beach runs, but I’ve now been running the same 4.5 mike loop for a month and I might as well be [...]