NYC Marathon Training Week 11: Hamptons Half Marathon

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Week 11 of NYC Marathon training was a little bit of a cut-back week and ended with summery weather for the Hamptons Half on Saturday, and a late-September beach day on Sunday.   Monday – Easy yoga Tuesday – 5.5 miles (easy … Continue reading

Hamptons Half: Third Time’s The Charm

Tomorrow morning bright and early I will be running my third Hamptons Half Marathon! This was my first half marathon back in 2012, and I started training when I was still living in Sicily, finishing up my year teaching English. … Continue reading

NYC Marathon Training Week 10: The Big 2-0

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Week 10 of NYC Marathon training included my first 20 mile run, which felt like a huge milestone. I also started reading A Race Like No Other, a book about the 2007 NYC Marathon. This is how the introduction begins: … Continue reading

NYC Marathon Training Week 9: Off to the Races

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This was a busy week of training (my highest weekly mileage ever) that finished in races both Saturday and Sunday – the Fifth Avenue Mile and the NYRR 18 Mile Tune-Up! ~~~~~ Monday – Easy yoga class Tuesday – 5.25 miles (5 … Continue reading

NYC Marathon Training Week 8: Halfway Point

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This week marked the halfway point in my 16-week NYC Marathon training plan! We got a burst of summer weather after a relatively cool August, so running this week was rough. Luckily by the time I did my long run on Sunday, … Continue reading

NYC Marathon Training Week 7: Summer’s Last Hurrah

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This is a weekly recap chronicling the highs and lows of training for my first marathon: NYC 2014! To see previous weeks’ training recaps, click here. And before we knew it, it was the last week in August. The summer always … Continue reading

Scenic Runs: Gerard Point, Long Island

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  Gerard Point, a 1.5-mile peninsula in The Springs, on the East End of Long Island, is one of my favorite places on earth. Not only is it a perfect place to catch the sunset (which you can see over … Continue reading

NYC Marathon Training Week 6 – Cutback Week!

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This is a weekly recap chronicling the highs and lows of training for my first marathon: NYC 2014! To see previous weeks’ training recaps, click here.   This was a cutback week, and I loved every minute of it! I felt … Continue reading