Category Archives: New York Road Runners

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My First Non-Training Saturday

Date: October 1, 2011 at 11:34 am- by Ali- Comment(s): 37

Last night, Brian and I went out for pasta. It’s become a Friday night ritual. Every Friday since our first date (the term “date” is a loose one — the first night we hung out I was wearing compression socks […]

Marathon Training: What Worked For Me

Date: September 30, 2011 at 8:25 am- by Ali- Comment(s): 47

I’m happy to dish out advice on plenty of things. In fact, I would like to write a book called How to Create the Perfect 16 Handles Concoction. (2 frozen yogurt flavors, heavy on the toppings, leave plenty of room […]

FITNESS Mind, Body & Spirit Games Recap

Date: September 17, 2011 at 2:13 pm- by Ali- Comment(s): 31

Three years ago I toed the start line at my very first running race: the FITNESS Mind, Body & Spirit Games 4-miler in Central Park. I had just started running and hardly considered myself “a runner.” I was super nervous, […]


Date: September 16, 2011 at 8:09 am- by Ali- Comment(s): 32

Confession: I didn’t go to work yesterday. All week — OK, all year? — I’ve been overly stressed about many things, most of which stem from my involvement with Run For The Rabbit. Training with JackRabbit and Coach Cane for […]

“Just” 12 Miles

Date: July 16, 2011 at 10:33 am- by Ali- Comment(s): 23

Weekend! It’s here! I was so happy to leave work yesterday right at 1:30 pm. I definitely could have stuck around the office all day — there’s always plenty to be done — but I purposely made lunch plans for […]


Date: July 9, 2011 at 10:36 am- by Ali- Comment(s): 52

PDR = Personal Distance Record. Done. I am thrilled to report that I successfully ran 15.5 miles this morning. It’s the longest I’ve ever run and everything went perfectly. Let me take you back to the beginning. Well. Let me […]

Mini 10K Recap

Date: June 12, 2011 at 11:59 am- by Ali- Comment(s): 56

I didn’t PR at yesterday’s Mini 10K, but it was a successful race by so many other standards. Marathon training is quickly teaching me that there are more ways to measure a race than by your finish time. Here’s how […]

Everything About Today Will Be Great

Date: June 10, 2011 at 8:08 am- by Ali- Comment(s): 41

It’s Friday, and that’s just the first reason today is going to be a stellar day leading into a phenomenal weekend. Positivity, people. Embrace it. This week went by really quickly for me. It was productive, it included some great […]

Brooklyn Half Marathon Recap

Date: May 21, 2011 at 6:19 pm- by Ali- Comment(s): 59

I wish I could tell you all that today’s race was perfect and wonderful and that I have a shiny new PR. Sorry. That’s not the recap you’re getting. Today’s race was my roughest one yet — but rest assured, […]

I Wish I Would Have Known…

Date: May 20, 2011 at 7:52 am- by Ali- Comment(s): 28

Friday! It’s here! Thank God. I’d love to say I’m looking forward to a low key, relaxing weekend, but that’s hardly the case. I’m running the Brooklyn Half Marathon tomorrow! I’ve never done this race before and I’m excited to […]