Just got word that I have been selected to run the NYC Half Marathon in March! Yay! It was so much fun last year- I still can’t believe that I ran it in 8:13 per mile. Although before my NYC marathon training I regularly ran shorter distances at 8:00 and below, 8:13 was a surprise for … More Big Apple – Another Bite!
Today I enter into my senior year in my running age group, the only one I’ve ever known since I started running 3 1/2 years ago. I celebrated with my 30th half marathon (or more) of 2016. I felt good, but I continue to run at the slow paces I learned during my training for the … More Senioritis
“If you feel like letting go, when you think you’ve had too much of this life, well hang on.” As I made the turn from 5th avenue into the park, even with REM exhorting me over the headphones to continue, I knew I was in trouble. I had already taken a walk break of 50 … More Everybody Hurts
“It’s a light and tumble journey from the east side to the park, just a fine and fancy ramble to the zoo” or so wrote Paul Simon, a quintessential New Yorker, about the Central Park Zoo. I am reminded of that tune this morning on the eve of the TCS NYC marathon because I am … More At The Zoo
So that’s it. One week until the TCSNYC Marathon, one final “long run” of a mere 7 miles. A “pseudo long run” is what the NYRR Virtual Training App calls it. Rocked it in 1 hour 3 minutes – nice and cool out. Practiced my fueling, tried to keep from running too fast. Even remembered … More Come Hell or High Water
My Runner’s World daily email yesterday warned me that life might not be all rainbows and unicorns after my big race. In fact, I might have the “Post-Marathon Blues”. Oh great, just what I need. Another thing to worry about training for the TCSNYC Marathon. As if weather and pace and fueling and socks and hydration and … More Post Race Depression Already?
I gotta wear shades! Or so goes the song by Timbuk3, one of the 80’s “one hit wonders”. I am always intrigued by the notion of one hit wonders – artists or groups that somehow put it all together for one shining moment and earn a place in music immortality that no one can ever … More The Future’s So Bright
A while back I worked with a person at one of my clients who loved the word penultimate. Being in marketing we are all prone to hyperbole, and this fellow used to regularly describe the products or brands or events he was working on as the “penultimate” example of whatever that thing was. In meeting after … More Penultimate
For my long run this week the NYRR Virtual Trainer recommended finding a race. “Go out and race a half — not only will it be fun, but you’ll get a good idea of what time you can run in the TCS NYC Marathon!” Well I haven’t raced in a little while – and who … More New York Minute
Almost a year ago I got a Christmas gift of the Night Runner 270 shoe lights. Usually I run waaaay before the sun comes up and I’d had some scary encounters with drowsy/crappy/inattentive drivers who apparently missed all my reflective gear. Not to mention the occasional alligator, deer, fox, or coyote. One morning the guy … More #Imanightrunner