The holiday season is here! In my opinion, NYC is the best place to be during the holiday season. I'll be spending my 18th year here and it never gets old. In fact, I'd say it gets better every year. The only thing better than Christmas in New York, is the first Sunday of November (aka New York City Marathon Day). This time of year also signals the end of the sunny days and the beginning of … [Read more...] about Not Running Related: How I Beat the Winter Blues
Here's A Simple Way to Take Your Plank to the Next Level If you’ve been incorporating planks into your core workout routine, I’ve got a fun and easy way for you to mix it up – ball squeezes. Adding in this simple addition to your plank workouts will challenge your muscles differently than ordinary planks will. All you need to get started is an inflatable ball, yoga block or … [Read more...] about Activate More Core Muscles By Adding This To Your Planks
Logging that last long run on your training schedule before heading into the taper can be exhilarating. You may even feel like celebrating having made it through the bulk of your training plan. While you should be proud of all you’ve accomplished in your training thus far, try not to forget that just because it’s taper time doesn’t meant you can sit back and relax. It can be easy to sit back … [Read more...] about The Do’s and Don’ts of Tapering
One of the most challenging parts of tapering for a race is getting out of your own head. It’s natural if you become a bit of a headcase during the taper. However, if you entertain too much self-doubt or let your mind tumble down a dark hole that leads to having an unusual amount of pre-race anxiety, you must take control of your thought process–otherwise, you’ll risk ruining your race … [Read more...] about 10 Inspirational Movies to Watch While You Taper
You did it! You crossed the finish line of your goal race for the year feeling proud of all the hard work you put in. After spending some time celebrating and recovering, it’s normal to feel a bit lost as to what to do next. You followed a training plan for weeks and weeks, but what your training plan didn’t tell you is what to do after you crossed the finish line. No worries though, I’ve got you … [Read more...] about You Just Completed Your Goal Race – Now What?
Race day is here and you’ve found yourself standing in a start corral nervously waiting for the race to begin. You’ve trained hard and been excited about this race for weeks and maybe even years. Up until now and even during your taper you were busy doing things to get ready and now that you are standing in your corral you’re not quite sure what to do with yourself aside from freak out. If this … [Read more...] about What to Do In the Final Minutes Before Your Race Starts