Training for your first marathon is exciting, but it can be intimidating. Having a good training plan, shoes that fit you properly and proper clothing are no-brainers. But what are some of the other things you need to ensure you have a successful training season? You don't have to spend a ton of money, but you do need to invest a little money on the things that will enhance your training the … [Read more...] about Training for Your 1st Marathon: 7 Must-Have Items that Will Enhance Your Training
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Your excuses for not incorporating strength training into your training plan are no longer valid. ;) I know what's it's like to pile on the miles, spend time foam rolling and stretching only to not have any time left for doing strength workouts. However, the benefits we get from cutting a few miles off our schedule and taking that time to do strength training are immeasurable. Strength training … [Read more...] about 15 Minute Equipment-Free Strength Workout for Runners
This past Sunday, Rick and I ran the NYRR Retro 4-miler. I'm really loving racing all these shorter races, though I have to admit that running as hard as I did during the race wasn't fun at all in the moment. It hurt. When we woke up Sunday morning neither of us were feeling well so we got a little off schedule. I had half a cup of coffee and a picky bar before the race and we jogged 1.72 miles … [Read more...] about 2015 NYRR Retro 4 Miler Recap: My Fastest Race Since 2010!!!
It's no secret that the 10k is my least favorite race distance. It's just a sufferfest. The distance is too long to be short and too short to be long. It is not my sweet spot. I'd much rather run a 4-miler (popular in NYC due to the layout of Central Park) or a half marathon. Here are a few reasons why I had a bad race day at the UAE Healthy Kidney 10k I psyched myself out about it from the … [Read more...] about 2015 UAE Healthy Kidney 10k Race Recap