Tag Archives: Marathon Training

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One More Day I Get To Run

Date: October 11, 2014 at 4:31 pm- by Ali- Comment(s): 24

Tomorrow, I will run my fourth marathon. This marathon feels so different from the previous three. The first one — the Hamptons Marathon — was significant in every way. My training was perfect, I felt in the best shape of […]

71 & Done

Date: September 23, 2014 at 5:45 pm- by Ali- Comment(s): 41

I’m tapering. Oh thank the sweet running gods (or coaches, or calendars, or whatever), I am tapering. Yeah, my training plan for the Steamtown Marathon is “only” a 12-week plan, but boy has it done me in. My body feels […]

Back On The Run

Date: August 27, 2014 at 10:51 am- by Ali- Comment(s): 41

Blog? What blog? Eeeeesh, I suck. I know. To think I used to write daily here… But the absence is with good reason, you see. Last summer, I abandoned this blog for weeks at a time because I was too […]

A WednesDAY In The Life

Date: July 29, 2014 at 7:28 pm- by Ali- Comment(s): 66

Haha. WednesDAY. So this blogging thing. Eesh. I’ve been not awesome about it, which is sad (probably only for me) because I’ve had plenty to share. I’m training for a marathon! I have a coach! I’m the healthiest I’ve been […]

And So I Peaked

Date: October 15, 2012 at 9:25 am- by Ali- Comment(s): 56

Last week I tried to be all profound and was like, “Hey everyone, I learned some lessons this week and this is all my knowledge. I don’t think I’m meant for semi-high mileage running.” Oh really, Ali? Really? Is that […]

New York City Marathon Training Lessons

Date: October 12, 2012 at 9:19 am- by Ali- Comment(s): 31

Jet lag is a real disease, people. Side effects including being wide awake when you’d rather be sleeping, and being completely exhausted when it’s time to shine. I used to secretly judge people who complained about jet lag, particularly upon […]

Thankful Things Thursday: Let's Make This Quick

Date: September 27, 2012 at 9:16 am- by Ali- Comment(s): 32

In the spirit of promising not to complain about being busy (so busy — this job is great but it is killing meeee) or tired (I’d like to go to sleep from now until next Tuesday, and that still may […]

What Goes Through My Head During A 20-Mile Run

Date: September 24, 2012 at 8:35 am- by Ali- Comment(s): 76

The scene: Saturday, Ali and Brian’s apartment. It is dark outside. 6 AM: My alarm goes off. Apparently I hit snooze. My bad. 6:40 AM: I wake up. I realize I didn’t hit snooze but rather hit “off.” It’s fine. […]

Filling The Barn

Date: July 23, 2012 at 9:29 am- by Ali- Comment(s): 38

As I tapered for the Hamptons Marathon last year, many people kept repeating the same phrase to me: The hay is in the barn. Personally, I think this phrase is stupid. Hay? Barns? How are these things related to marathon […]

Ignorance Is Bliss

Date: July 9, 2012 at 8:45 am- by Ali- Comment(s): 61

You know how I know this weekend was good? I didn’t wear any makeup. I’m not a big makeup-wearer in general, but I do usually throw on a bit of please-hide-these-bags-under-my-eyes concealer or foundation or whatever it’s called, and my […]