Truth: Some weeks there is nothing I love more than taking a day or two off from working out. At times rest days are tastier than a cupcake from my favorite Upper East Side bakery. Truth: Some weeks I despise rest days. I know I need it. I take them and yet my legs no matter how tired they are, yearn to run, lunge or spin. My brain seeks relief from the thoughts that weigh me down in the form of … [Read more...] about The “Take a Day Off Dilemma”
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One of my favorite things about running blogs is reading about their training progression and seeing their training plan in action. I love getting a glimpse of what works and what doesn't for each runner. That being said, after sharing a few core workouts with you, I've decided to also post my 10 week 1/2 marathon training program. If you're looking for a plan to use or to build your own plan off … [Read more...] about 10 Week 1/2 Marathon Training Plan
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
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