Ocean’s Run “Half” Race Recap

My original plan this spring was to run the Frozen Penguin Half in Brooklyn next weekend, but an unexpectedly early sellout left me scrambling for other options. I wanted a flat-ish early March half to test my fitness leading up to Boston. It couldn’t be too far away, but I was willing to travel a … Continue reading Ocean’s Run “Half” Race Recap

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Race Recap: Philadelphia Marathon

Tuck in guys and gals, I have a long one for you today. Prologue The Philadelphia Marathon was my 6th marathon, but my first in nearly 13 months due to a tibial stress fracture last winter. I didn’t run Dec. 8, 2014 – March 10, 2015, with the exception of a few short runs before … Continue reading Race Recap: Philadelphia Marathon

Staten Island Half: Race Recap

Pre-Race The morning started well. I was already kind of awake when my alarm went off, so no grogginess or disorientation to start the day. I got up, got dressed, had my typical pre-race meal of two pieces of toast with peanut butter with sliced up banana on top. It’s so good that I can … Continue reading Staten Island Half: Race Recap

Race Report: 5th Avenue Mile

I came back from recovery with the crazy goal of PRing in every distance from 1 mile to the marathon by the end of the year. After this weekend, I can proudly say I’m one step closer. Sunday dawned with clear skies, a welcome contrast from the forecast for the day at the start of … Continue reading Race Report: 5th Avenue Mile

Pride 5 Miler — Another PR!

In early May, I let you in on a secret: I wanted to PR in both of my June goal races, a 10K and a 5 miler. On the last day of this month, I’m happy to tell you that I accomplished that goal! It turns out June was a very good month for running. … Continue reading Pride 5 Miler — Another PR!

Finally, Some Validation

I ran my first planned race--the Oakley Mini 10k--on Saturday since coming back from injury, and I'm happy to tell you that I killed it! I miraculously woke up roughly on time on Saturday morning, despite the fact that I stupidly set a "weekday only" alarm on my phone. Thank goodness my bedroom gets a … Continue reading Finally, Some Validation