Tag Archives: Marathon Training

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A WednesDAY In The Life

Date: July 29, 2014 at 7:28 pm- by Ali- Comment(s): 59

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 […]

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 […]

What Marathon Training Has Taught Me

Date: September 21, 2011 at 8:47 am- by Ali- Comment(s): 52

I don’t know if I’ll like running a marathon. 26.2 miles might be too much for me. I plan to find out on Saturday. But I do know that I have loved training for this marathon. Many people may disagree. […]

Strong Is Sexy

Date: September 13, 2011 at 8:28 am- by Ali- Comment(s): 85

Last night I took a Chisel class at the gym. I hadn’t been to class — or done any quality strength training — for a few weeks. I was convinced all my hard-earned strength would be lost and I envisioned […]