• Marathon Training

    Getting Psyched for NYCM

    October 26, 2011


    The New York City Marathon is just 10 days away. Yikes! Obviously, I’m freaking the f out nervous, but I’m also getting really excited for it. From what I hear, it’s not just a marathon; it’s an experience. Last night, I started a new book called The Long Run by Matt Long, a New York City […]


    Run and Done

    October 16, 2011

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    Wahoo! Twenty miles run and done! Theodora and I rocked our 20-mile long run this morning. Surprisingly, it wasn’t all that bad either. (Who says that about 20 miles?!? Crazy people. That’s who.) Hey, nice shirt, Theodora. I woke up bright and early to prepare for this morning’s run. I ate my usual breakfast (nut […]


    All Business

    October 6, 2011

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    I was all business this morning. I wasn’t planning to do my long run until tomorrow morning, but then I realized that I needed to drop Murphy off at my sister’s house for the weekend, which will probably take me a solid 3 hours with rush hour traffic. I probably could have squeezed in my […]


    Training & Cravings

    October 5, 2011

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    Last week, I received an email from a reader asking for suggestions with how to deal with her cravings during marathon training: I am writing because I read that you gained weight while training for a marathon. While I know I’ve built muscle, I feel I also put on a good 5 pounds of unwanted weight. […]


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    Yesterday was quite the day. I ran 18 miles and then spent the rest of the afternoon drinking, which seems to happen quite often during my marathon training. It was pouring rain when I woke up, so I considered moving my long run to Sunday, but I really didn’t want to put it off. I […]


    Torn Over Training Plans

    September 22, 2011

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    Ok, friends, let’s get right to it! Eats first and then some marathon talk. Snack My breakfast didn’t do a great job of holding me over until lunchtime, so I snacked on a very ripe peach around 10:30 AM. Boy, was it juicy! Lunch Lunch came a little while later: ham and Swiss cheese on […]


    In My Shoes

    September 13, 2011


    PLEASE NOTE: SmartCoach Plus believes the plan you have selected is not sufficient to prepare you for the Marathon. Please consider choosing a different race that will give you more training time. If you decide to enter this race, run conservatively, and don’t hesitate to take walking breaks as necessary. Gah. This is not good […]