Marathon Training Starts Now

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This past Friday marked 100 days until the 2014 New York City Marathon.

That sounds crazy to me! OK, so 100 days seems like kind of a long way to go (and a lot of days of training), but since I started working towards this goal in January of 2013, which is almost like, 2 years ago, in the grand scheme of things that seems like a microscopic amount of time.

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Review: Mizuno Wave Kazan Trail Running Shoes

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The following post is sponsored by FitFluential LLC on behalf of Mizuno.

If it were possible, all of my runs would take place on rugged trails shaded by trees and surrounded by wildlife. However, I live in New York City, so instead most of my runs takes place on paved cement and surrounded by a jungle of tall concrete buildings. I guess you could compare the city dwellers roaming the streets to wildlife at least.

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That’s Too Much Running!

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Hungry Readers, on Monday we will be 16 weeks out from the New York City Marathon!!!!

That’s right, there’s 16 weeks until November 2. How crazy is that?

Do wanna hear something that you might think is even more crazy? I’m not going start training for another 2 weeks.

That’s right. I only plan on training for 14 weeks. Why?

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You Really Need to Exercise Outside

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I can’t believe I’m only just realizing this now, but the workout that I did with Discover Outdoors¬†on Tuesday¬†and my interview with running coach Eric Orton helped open my eyes to the fact that one of the main reasons I love running, is because I get to do it outside!

If I had the choice between working out in the gym or going for a run, I’d choose running every time. And it’s not just because I enjoy running more than lifting weights or other forms of exercise, but more so because I’d rather spend time and exercise outside.

I guess I sort of knew this all along, but I only really started thinking about it recently.

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34 Thoughts Everyone Has During a Spin Class

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On Monday I attended my first ever cycling class at Flywheel. While this wasn’t my first time spinning (I’ve been to plenty of spin classes before), I realized that I still felt like a total newb!

And it wasn’t because it was my first time at Flywheel; the class was pretty similar to every other spin class I’ve ever been to. I’m convinced that it’s because there’s some secret cult you need to be initiated into if you want to be really good at spinning.

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Would You Eat Veggie Flavored Ice Cream?

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No, seriously…. Would you? Because it exists.

OK, it’s actually less like ice cream and more like a sorbet. The point is, it’s a frozen treat, it’s called Ortaggi and I tried it last night after my first ever spin class at Flywheel. (Yesterday was a day of trying so many new things!)

Now I know, unless you just really love veggies, veggie flavored snacks don’t really sound so appealing. Luckily, last night I was surprised to find this extra healthy post-workout treat was refreshingly tasty.

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