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New York City Marathon Training: Week 5

Date: August 22, 2016 at 7:08 am- by Ali- Comment(s): 15

Week 5 of marathon training was a week. It was just…a week. An emotional one, a stressful one, a not-feeling-like-myself one. It was also the first week that I felt like marathon training really started to catch up to me. I […]

How To Wake Up For Morning Workouts

Date: August 18, 2016 at 8:06 am- by Ali- Comment(s): 27

“How do you wake up so early to run?” It’s a question I’m asked fairly often. And, as someone who writes about health and fitness, I’ve written the “How to Become a Morning Runner” article more than once. Everyone wants […]

The Inaugural Brooklyn Mile Recap

Date: August 16, 2016 at 11:51 am- by Ali- Comment(s): 10

On Sunday, I ran my first-ever mile race — the inaugural Brooklyn Mile! I was irrationally nervous about this race all week. Every time I would go on the race page, I would get a knot in my stomach — […]

New York City Marathon Training: Week 4

Date: August 15, 2016 at 6:06 am- by Ali- Comment(s): 18

Hello from the other side of my fourth week of New York City Marathon training! We are officially 12 weeks out from Race Day, which seems…soon. Holy cow. Week 4 marked another really solid week of training for me. My […]

New York City Marathon Training: Week 3

Date: August 8, 2016 at 12:26 pm- by Ali- Comment(s): 24

Week 3 of New York City Marathon training was great! I loved Week 3! My third week of training consisted of two well-executed (and hard) workouts, a fun long run, and one delicious ice cream cone. I was working at […]

My Running Must-Haves

Date: August 5, 2016 at 10:09 am- by Ali- Comment(s): 18

Now that marathon training is ramping up, I find myself constantly turning to the same few, tried-and-true items I swear by when it comes to running. I’m a pretty firm believer that we as humans — especially in 2016 — […]

NYRR Team Championships 2016 Recap

Date: August 3, 2016 at 10:36 am- by Ali- Comment(s): 6

I ran the NYRR Team Championships race on Saturday. The short: It was very hot, it was very humid, and I did not run my best, most well-executed race. I feel meh about it. I’m not necessarily disappointed, but I do […]

New York City Marathon Training: Week 2

Date: August 1, 2016 at 11:30 am- by Ali- Comment(s): 16

Well…Week 2 of New York City Marathon training was not the best. There was nothing particularly wrong or damaging, but I [again] didn’t prioritize strength training or foam rolling, I ate a lot of junk, and my runs were more meh […]

High Fives For Friday

Date: July 29, 2016 at 6:28 am- by Ali- Comment(s): 18

Happy Friday! This week has been…weird? I’ve been in a funk. Nothing is wrong, I’ve just been cranky and unmotivated and blah-ish. So in the spirit of my blah-ness, here is a mindless post about nothing. Because sometimes, answering arbitrary questions about my […]

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New York City Marathon Training: Week 1

Date: July 25, 2016 at 12:21 pm- by Ali- Comment(s): 19

And just like that, the first week of marathon training is complete! Overall, I feel good about how the week went and I’m so happy to be back on a training plan. Here’s a little breakdown of how it all […]

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