I hit a bit of a writing block today, so I headed to my Facebook wall to find out your fitness questions. Ellie wrote that she wants to know how to get past a plateau. Without having more information about her specific plateau, here are five things you can do to push past a plateau. 1. Mix up your diet. When was the last time you tried a new vegetable or had millet instead of brown rice? … [Read more...] about Five Five Ways to Push Past a Plateau
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I'm still a little in awe of how exciting this week is getting. You'll be pleased to know that there is only one NYCM per year and therefore, I'll resume to writing about other fitness topics next week, but for now it's all marathon all the time on FCITC. Yesterday, was part one of my Q&A session with Bart Yasso, Chief Running Officer at Runner's World. Today he tackles two more questions … [Read more...] about Bart Yasso Answers Your Last Minute NYCM Questions Part 2
If you're an avid reader of Runner's World, then Bart Yasso needs no introduction. In fact, I bet you've even cursed his name a time or two doing the famous "Yasso 800s" workout. If you aren't familiar with Bart, he's the Chief Running Officer at Runner's World and all around running celebrity. Today, I had the opportunity to speak with Bart over the phone and ask him a few of your last minute … [Read more...] about Bart Yasso Answers Your Last Minute NYCM Questions Part 1
If I've said it once on this blog, I've said it a thousand times, outdoor winter running changed my life. I'll never forget the time that in my pre-outdoor winter running days, my husband suggested I take my moody self outside for a run. I put on some workout clothes, laced up my sneakers and headed up to Central Park. I returned home more angry and in a worse mood than when I left. You wanna … [Read more...] about Running Essentials: The 6 Essential Items You Need for Winter Running
It's a hot summer morning, you wake up knowing you have a long run on the schedule. After getting dressed and fueling accordingly you jog to Central Park to begin your run. All is well and good as you notice your legs feel tight and a little tired from all the training. You begin to think you're crazy for having signed up for this race and start immediately debating on turning your ten mile run … [Read more...] about Running Essentials Thursday: When the Voices in Your Head Won’t Shut-Up
It is one hundred hot degrees in NYC. The city feels and smells like the inside of a hot yoga studio. Obviously running is a much bigger challenge than normal. Today I had three one-mile (3x1600) repeats on my schedule as well as a warm-up and cool down. I managed to complete two of those repeats, but just didn't have a third in me. I'm still undecided as to weather or not the heat won, or if I … [Read more...] about Running Essentials Thursday: Know the Signs of Heat Exhaustion