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
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
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
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
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!
Last night, I made my first attempt at a Beer Mile, and it was a truly humbling experience. I learned a few things, including: That I can no longer drink like I could in college I shouldn’t have chosen a beer that I already hate That beer is like Goldilocks’s porridge – it can be … Continue reading Taking On the Beer Mile
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