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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

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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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NYC Marathon Map Illustration giveaway winner!

NYC Marathon Map Illustration giveaway winner!

And the winner of the NYC Marathon Map Illustration giveaway, as selected by the random thing where I just a button, is…

random winner illustration

Susanne! Congrats!! I’ll be giving Phil your email address and you should be hearing from his soon!

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FREE. THE. NIPPLES.

Hey friends, I try to not judge, but lately, I’ve seen a few things I think we need to change. I know, it’s tough, but let’s see if we can do this. It is running-related, I promise.

I am lucky that I have gotten rid of most of my shame. I was the girl that put on a bra at 10 and didn’t take it off for many years. I was seriously proud that I even slept in those wire-padded-mounstrosities. Yes,…

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2014 NYC Triathlon in Pictures.

2014 NYC Triathlon in Pictures!

 

I had run Saturday (Summer Streets!!) because I had work on Sunday!!! wohooo, there’s a whole weekend of waking up early! ;-)

Great thing was that Juan was volunteering at the finish line so we both took out early as we had to be within a few blocks from each other at the same time. When we left the apartment, it was pouring. We walked almost 2 miles, trough a deserted Central Park. It was so…

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Summer Streets. Rain. 14 Miles. YEAH.

 

Hey friends! Someone is in a GREAT running mood… I was dreading last week though.

I was starting my long runs, I was slated for 14 on Saturday and you well I can’t run long by myself… the week before I had run 12 with team mates but this past Saturday EVERYONE I knew (EVERYONE!!) was doing the Team Championships so I had no one to run with. So sad-Elizabeth face all over the place. What am…

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Giveaway: A NYC Marathon Map Illustration! #nycmarathon

Some great marathon related art out there!!! I still need a big piece for above my couch if anyone is feeling generous, but came across these amazing prints…

Giveaway: A NYC Marathon Map Illustration! #nycmarathon

Some great marathon related art out there!!! I still need a big piece for above my couch if anyone is feeling generous, but came across these amazing prints…

And… we’re BACK!

I guess I hadn’t told many of you so when people see me running and they haven’t seen me in weeks or months, they are perplexed: “you’re running now?“.

I am. It all started back again, out of nowhere, with July, and I’ve been doing around 25 miles a week consistently, even some enthusiastic speedwork. Slow, and frustrating, yes, but back on the horse. Mid-July I made myself a NYC Marathon…

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Do you “like” to run hard?

Do you “like” to #run hard?

I really don’t.

I always knew I run my easy runs too slow, my long runs too too slow and I do my tempos and intervals with very little enthusiasm. I realized this morning, when a friend was dragging me through a fast half mile (which was probably at 9mm) that I just don’t like pushing! Ever!!!

Two weeks ago, when I was in Florida, I run with two coworkers that were, as they said, slower than me.…

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