• NYCM11

    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 […]



    September 17, 2011

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    I ran 15 miles today. Yep, you read that correctly: 15 miles. I have no idea how it happened, but it did. And it was awesome. Clearly, we take marathon training very seriously. Theodora had 20 miles on her training schedule today, so she left her apartment bright and early to start her long run. […]


    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 […]



    Woah. Today is flying by! And it’s already Wednesday! Short work weeks rule. Breakfast I started my day with a warm, creamy bowl of oatmeal with cinnamon, brown sugar, and vanilla soy milk mixed in. Hooray for oatmeal season! I missed it. I topped my oats with pecans, peanuts, cashews, raisins, ground flaxseed meal, and […]


    Monday Morning Brag Post

    August 1, 2011


    Can we talk about this graph?!?! Holy crap! I ran 125 miles in July!!! That’s more than a quarter of the total miles I’ve run this year (401 miles) in a single month. While this is totally insane, I am incredibly proud of myself. I never thought I could run that sort of mileage without […]


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    There’s something about running distances over 13 miles that bugs me out. I’ve completed a number of half marathons, so I’m totally confident with my ability to run that distance, but when it comes to anything longer, I start to question my running abilities. It happens every time. This lack of confidence plagued me throughout […]


    That Run Was Stupid Hot

    July 22, 2011

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    Can we talk about this?!? 👿 It was 93 degrees outside when I finished my 12-mile run this morning. I am not smart. I woke up bright and early with every intention of starting my run by 5:30 AM to beat the heat, but I don’t know where the time went. I ate breakfast: peanut […]