My 14-Week Marathon Training Plan

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Welcome to my life. All I talk about now is marathon training.

Marathon training this. Marathon training that. Hey, by the way! Did you know I’m training for the New York City Marathon?

Sorry, I’m not sorry. What can I say? My world revolves around running (more so than usual now) and finishing my training program and the race successfully means a lot to me, so it’s going to affect almost every aspect of my life.

Speaking of my training program, I’ve been talking a lot about that over the past few weeks too, but I haven’t shared it with you all yet until now.

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Don’t Get Dusty: Yoga with Tara Stiles at the Reebok Fit Hub in Union Square

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This post is sponsored by FitFluential LLC on behalf of Reebok.

Ever get stuck in a rut? We’ve all been there at one point or another; feeling stuck and you’re not sure what needs to change.

If you’re like me and you find comfort in routine, then it’s not really that hard to become stagnant; whether with running, your job or just life in general.

Why am I even talking about this? Well because when I visited the Reebok FitHub in Union Square for yoga with Tara Stiles last night, she opened up my mind to a pretty great point.

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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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