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January 2017 Goal Call

Running in Brooklyn Bridge Park

Hello hungry friends and happy 2017! I hope your year is off to an excellent start and that you’ve already begun to log lots of miles (if that’s what you want to do, that is)!

My 2017 has been good so far, but I’d be lying if said getting back into an early-morning workout routine after almost 2 weeks of vacation hasn’t been a struggle. So that’s definitely something to work on!

And speaking of working on things, that leads me to the gist of today’s post. Read More

A Year Of Running: All The Best Things About 2016

Hungry Runner 2016 Best Nine

It’s New Year’s Eve and I’m sitting in my Brooklyn apartment watching Gilmore Girls. I went for a run over the Manhattan and Brooklyn bridges with Anna this morning and besides ordering some beauty products off of Amazon earlier, that’s about the only other thing I’ve done today.

A pretty sweet end to a pretty sweet year if you ask me! Read More

True Life: Marathon Taper Made Me Cry

Ladies and gents, it’s that time during training: the marathon taper … and I have officially gone bonkers.

Even though this year’s NYC Marathon is my second, this is actually my first time experiencing the bumpy, winding, loop-de-looping roller coaster known as the marathon taper madness. Read More

Strength Running Marathon Training Plan Review: The Halfway Point

Marathon Training Plan - Preview

Alrighty, so I’m actually 12 weeks into my marathon training (AHHH!), but I think doing a  marathon training plan review and a check in on my progress now — and then another after the race — will be helpful for all of you AND myself.

I’m happy to report that so far, overall my training is going really well. Last week in particular was been the most challenging, as I was running on legs that ran 42 miles the week before — the highest weekly mileage I’ve ever done — and I also ended up getting a little sick and was in bed for two days at the end of the week. Luckily I only missed one easy run as a result.

Overall though, I’m feeling strong and I’m confident that finishing out this 16-week plan is going to have me VERY prepared for race day.

The plan I’m following is the intermediate marathon training plan from Coach Jason Fitzgerald’s Injury Prevention for Runners program on StrengthRunning.com.

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NYC Marathon Training Update: Learning To Press Pause

NYC Marathon Training Update

Sometimes you just have to stop and take a break.  It’s that simple. This is especially true when you’re training intensely for a big race (e.g. you’re 12 weeks into NYC Marathon training). I think no matter how many times I learn this lesson or how far I continue into my running career, this lesson will be one I’ll have learn again and again. Read More

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