Running in the dark is an inevitable part of fall and winter running for most runners. As a New Yorker, who primarily runs in parks on running paths, I often don't think much about needing to wear reflective clothing or worrying about being seen. However, I think this is something everyone should be concerned with no matter where they live. For people like myself who live in a city and only run … [Read more...] about November is National Running Safety Month
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Congratulations! You've just completed your goal race for the fall and as much as you were looking forward to taking a break from running for three hours each Saturday, you surprisingly feel a bit lost without your training plan. Here's what to do in the weeks following the race: Sleep as much as possible to let your body heal from both the emotional and physical stress marathon running … [Read more...] about What To Do After Your Fall Marathon
One of the most challenging parts of tapering for a marathon is the feeling idleness brings. My advice is to focus on what you can do during your free time verses what you wish you had done differently during training. I created this marathon countdown to-do list so that each day you have an assignment to complete that will help you reach your marathon goals and help calm your nerves (because we … [Read more...] about New York City Marathon Week To-Do List
Fall race training is coming to an end which means it's almost race day. At this point the only thing standing between you and your race day goals is surviving the taper. Almost all runners suffer from a case of the "taper crazies" due to a reduced volume of training. During this time of craziness we tend to get nervous, over-think things and doubt our ability to reach our goals. This is the prime … [Read more...] about Train Your Brain: 4 Things to Do to Build Confidence During the Taper
If you are running a fall race and haven't started to work on training your brain, now is the time! This workout will help you visualize success as you complete a challenging interval workout. For the workout run each interval a little bit faster than the last. For example: Interval 1: Run at 75% effort Interval 2: Run at 80% effort Interval 3: Run at 90% effort Interval 4: Run at 95% … [Read more...] about Train Your Mind & Body to Get Ready for Race Day with Finish Line Intervals
1. Foxie 1/2 Zip by Moving Comfort: I've been throwing this top on in the morning over my tank when heading out to meet friends for an early morning catch-up session. I think it's going to make a great winter running top. It has a side back pocket that's large enough to stash money, gu and an iPod. The fit is cozy but not fitted. The brushed cotton cotton makes it feel more like a … [Read more...] about September Favorites