There's a lot of talk about negative splitting a race. It's the ideal way to execute a race strategy and is a proven confidence booster. Run the second half of a race faster than the first half and BOOM! You've accomplished something many runners aren't able to do - run a negative split. It sounds simple enough, but in reality it is very difficult to execute on race day. Here are … [Read more...] about Three Workouts That Will Help You Nail a Negative Split on Race Day
Archives for September 2016
Since we last caught up, I feel things are finally turning around. I've been putting in the work and listening to my body. Week 11 was a much needed cutback week and week 12 included the longest run I've completed in two years! By the time I reached this cutback week, I needed a huge mental break. I let go of stressing about my training and decided to stay focused on the fact that I'm not … [Read more...] about Marathon Training: Weeks 11 & 12
If you have a long run on your training schedule for this upcoming weekend, then this is especially for you! I want your next long run to be your best long run ever. I have all the steps you need to follow in order to make that happen. 10 Steps to Having Your Best Long Run Ever! 1. Have a strong mental game Treat the long run the same way you do a race. Start thinking about the … [Read more...] about 10 Steps to Having Your Best Long Run Ever
I have a question for you. Okay, actually a few questions. When you wrote out your original run goal for the fall of 2016, was it realistic? Did you truly believe that you have the power to grind it out every day during training in order to achieve your goal? If the answer is yes, are you questioning that goal right now for any reason? Progress does not happen on a linear curve. It … [Read more...] about Are You Questioning Your Fall Running Goal?
Smack dab in the middle of marathon training is when the roar in my stomach cannot be tamed and I start to get more careless with my diet. I grab whatever is around me, or let’s be honest—whatever my husband is eating at the moment that hunger strikes. Before I’ve realized it, I’m eating all day long and no longer making the healthful choices I’d really like to be making. Deep down I know I … [Read more...] about 6 Runner Friendly Foods To Stock Up on at Trader Joe’s
Marathon training was rough last week. I gave my best, but I certainly did not get my best results. I just have to keep hoping that despite the fact that I'm basically seeing zero progress, that the work will eventually pay off. I also have to be honest with myself about the impact the relentless humidity in NYC had on my training last week. To say that I'm over hot weather running, is an … [Read more...] about Marathon Training: Week 10 – All Aboard the Struggle Bus