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2014 TCS New York City Marathon: free race-week events!

TCS NYC Marathon: free race-week events!

  I will be updating constantly, recheck often or every morning! Plus, send me your tips!! Monday, October 20th
  • INSPIRE YOU: MIZUNO TAKES OVER SEXY PACE: October 20, 2014 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm. New York Running Company-Columbus Circle. Get marathon ready with Mizuno! Riley and Co. will be in for a demo run with the all-new Mizuno Inspires at Monday night’s legendary Sexy Pace run. Shoes will be…

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Guess my Finish at the 2014 NYC Marathon and win a prize

Guess my Finish at the 2014 NYC Marathon and win a prize!!

Just like we did before every single race I’ve done in the last two years (link to last one, and the NYC Half guess) it’s time to place your bets again… There is always someone who hits it right in the head! (always unbelievable! look at this one: guesses here, winner here)

Rules:

Pick a finish time and write in the comments below. Whoever gets closer, wins, If there’s two identical times, the…

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Race Report: 2014 Staten Island Half

Short Race Report: 2014 Staten Island Half and pictures!

How convenient is it to run a half marathon the week before another half marathon? You’ll know exactly how to pace it!!!! Well, that part I had covered. I had crushed and burned at the Grete’s Great Gallop the week before so I knew

- I had to start a bit slower and save it

- my final avg pace of 8:01 could turn into something a bit faster if I had some grip over the first 5-7 miles.

I had still…

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Let me tell you a story (it’s a bit looooong, get a drink)

Let me tell you a story (it’s a bit looooong, get a drink)

To start telling you about the NYCM, I have to back up a little. And let the cat out of the bag… Earlier this year,the plan was to do a Spring Marathon, then an ultra, then Chicago to race and NYC for fun, and around 2,000 miles for the year. But if there is one thing I know is that planning is pointless. I’ve officially given up on planning. This is also why I’ve been so out of the Philly…

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Get “the terrible and wonderful reasons why I run long distances” by the Oatmeal

OMG, thanks Juan for preordering this book when it was announced!! We got it last week but he wanted both of us to read it together… Yesterday night, we were supposed to go to the 92Y for a talk with Brandon from Humans of New York (the most amazing site if you don’t know it!) and we picked up our tickets as people were LEAVING… we decided to head home and sit together and read the book. We…

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Race Report: Grete’s Great Gallop

I did not run a step on my honeymoon, so there went a whole week. Then, when I got back I run on Wednesday and then… I didn’t feel so good. By Friday, I was shivering, feeling feverish, my chest was tight and my throat was hurting. Booohooo. I had soup and tea and honey and all the crap people do when they’re fending some bug and felt better by Sunday so I decided I’d take a crack at the Gallop.…

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Running in St Croix

Running in St Croix (or NOT running in St Croix)

A year after we got married we decided it was time for the honeymoon. Seriously, who waits so long for the best part?? That’s another sign that there is something wrong with me… but isn’t delayed gratification a constant for some runners? Isn’t it?

delayedI’ve heard it is, so I’ll just chuck it to being a runner… I guess.

So, we did some research figured St. Croix was easier as it’s still the US, no…

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Iam running tshirt giveaway winner!

Iam running tshirt giveaway winner!

And the winner of the Giveaway: the coolest running tshirts!, as selected by the random thing where I just a button, is…

KRISTEN BEREN! 

Congrats Kristen!! I’ll be connecting you and Matt so you can let him know what you want from the store!!

For everybody else, here is a 20% discount code you can use: RUNNINGANDTHECITY

—-Comment happily: you won’t be asked to create an account!

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A Training Update. Finally.

A Training Update. Finally.

I know I’ve barely talked about my training since… May/June when I was sick of running. IT IS OKAY if you lost track and think I gave up… but I wanted to share some good news. Cause who doesn’t like those?

It took a whole year but I think I am back. BACK BACK. I was doing dandy and PRing like crazy for some time, marathon time, half mary, all of it until July last year. Many things happened but…

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Sights from @NYRR Fifth Avenue Mile: the Pros

Sights from @NYRR Fifth Avenue Mile: the Pros

ooops, that took me a while to upload, sorry! enjoy!

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great job guys!!

The Pros next!

Sights from the @NYRR #FifthAvenueMile @dashingwhippets great job guys!! The Pros next!

All the hot athletes are in New York City for the Fifth Avenue mile and I got to spend a few minutes with Nick when I picked up my copy of his new book. I will be saving it for my honeymoon in 10 days and I’ll tell you all what is up! You all know I heart Nick!

I have to convince Nick to come with me to Argentina for some fishing! The good thing is that Juan is not jealous type ;-)

#LifeOutsideTheOvalOffice @NickSymmonds @theiambrand #FifthAveMile All the hot athletes are in New York City for the Fifth Avenue mile and I got to spend a few minutes with Nick when I picked up my copy of his new book.
Opposite Results from Matching Runs
800s, mile reps, tempos, long runs, long intervals are all great workouts, but always think what workout is right for you and your training, you can’t possibly fit them all in a micro training period.

My last two long runs had quite similar results… if you saw these two runs details, you’d think they were both the same,  right?

w1 detail

w2 detailJust a 10 second difference in overall pace. The same, right?

Well,…

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People, check these tshirts out: IAM Funny shirts!
They have a running shirt section with a few funny, clever running designs. All the shirts are made with a tri-blend fabric, so they are extremely soft, and the ink is dyed into the fabric of the shirt, so it does not feel like a bumper sticker on your chest. And they are hand-printed!!! Here is a video for a little more info about then. I loved all he says, and to tell you the truth, I assumed the tshirts were going to be sooooo expensive with all that stuff and all hand-made (and they’re not!)
I LOVE them!!! they’re SOOOO soft it’s unreal!!! and they fit nicely (if you need to compare for shopping, I picked S, I like them loose!)

Sooooo sorry about the indoor pictures, you know I am usually better than that, but they’re in the laundry now to do anything about it! Plus, I was obviously  OFF cause who gets two t-shirts in the same color??? Yours truly!

Anyway, you can win a shirt of your choice!! Giveaway is HERE, feel free to share the love and enter all you want. We’ll pick someone randomly on September 17th. You have many many options to enter, so don’t be left out! One thing: if you don’t live in the US, we’ll ship it to a friend of yours in the US to hold it for you, ok?

And if you don’t want to wait for the giveaway to be over, here is a 20% discount code you can use: RUNNINGANDTHECITY

Go for it! Good Luck!

Giveaway: the coolest running tshirts! People, check these tshirts out: IAM Funny shirts! They have a running shirt section with a few funny, clever running designs.
There are two types of triathletes: the ones who have had a bike crash, and the ones who will have a bike crash (plus my run!)

My husband said that to me many many times. He’s also very very careful so I never thought anything would ever happen to him, no matter how many times he’d say it. Then he’d tell me about reading on facebook that so or so had a crash. Noooo, that’ll never happen to him.

Also, I had told him many times that the bike stuff scares me, so I knew he was being careful, because, Pre forbid, something…

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