I know that to some people, what I'm about to say sounds insane. My marathon training plan is twenty weeks long. I live and breathe by the philosophy that what works for one person will not work for another person. It's how I coach my runners and why having a personal run coach is important. It takes time to figure out what works for you and it takes even longer to figure it out if you don't … [Read more...] about Marathon Training: Call Me Out on This
My personal running adventures. Read below to learn about my training and read past race recaps.
After running six marathons between November 2012 and October 2014, I needed a break. Having reached my ultimate marathon running goal in 2013, I was satisfied with the marathon. Qualifying for the Boston Marathon and the entire training season leading up to the Rock'n'roll San Diego Marathon is a time period I'll remember forever. It taught me that I do not in fact give up and that obstacles … [Read more...] about Marathon Training: All in For Number Ten
I’ll never forget the excitement, intimidation and obsession I had with running a marathon before completing my first marathon. I thought there was no way I’d ever be able to run more than six miles. I thought, I’d never look like a runner (whatever that means). I thought that if I crossed the finish line of one marathon, I’d be satisfied. Seventeen years later, marathons still hold a certain … [Read more...] about One and Done? What I Want 1st Time Marathoners To Know
If you live and run in NYC you know how daunting running loops in Central Park can be. If you have ever trained for a marathon or 8 while living in NYC, you've most likely ran more Central Park loops than you ever thought was humanly possible. Therefore, running said loop for the one millionth time can make it feel as boring as running on a treadmill. For those of you who don't live in NYC, it … [Read more...] about Managing Loops in Central Park: NYRR More/Shape Half Marathon Recap
For as long as I've been running, I have wished for a shoe that could track its own mileage. At long last, that dream has come true with Under Armour's SpeedForm Gemini 2 Record- Equipped running shoe. With a retail price of $149.99 this shoe will store data from your run and download the stats from your run via bluetooth to the mapmyrun app on android or apple devices. The shoe automatically … [Read more...] about First Run Look: Under Armour SpeedForm Gemini 2 Record-Equipped Running Shoe
Hands down one of the most important things I do in training is run races. The key word here is run. I don't race them. It allows me to practice executing different race strategies while running with a crowd of runners. I'm lucky that I live in a place where races are affordable races are held frequently and are only a mile or two away from my front door. I've talked a bit about my goals for … [Read more...] about Race Recap: 2016 NYRR Gridiron Classic