Tag Archives: Coach Cane

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How I'm Surviving The Marathon Taper

Date: September 12, 2011 at 8:07 am- by Ali- Comment(s): 34

It seems all of my experienced marathoner friends have lamented their feelings about tapering since I started training for my own marathon back in April. “Tapering sucks. You’ll want to run more.” “Tapering sucks. You’ll convince yourself you’re injured every […]

Thankful Things Thursday: Embracing The Rain & A Giveaway Winner

Date: September 8, 2011 at 8:51 am- by Ali- Comment(s): 31

It’s another rainy day in NYC, but I predict the sun will come out this afternoon. I’m obviously a skilled meteorologist, so you should go ahead and trust my conviction. In addition to gloomy weather, today also brings along another […]

Taper To-Do List

Date: September 6, 2011 at 7:59 am- by Ali- Comment(s): 26

You know what’s awesome? Four day work weeks. You know what’s not awesome? I had my first marathon nightmare last night. I didn’t have a place to stay the night before the race, and then when I finally got a […]

Driving The Hamptons Marathon Course

Date: September 5, 2011 at 8:11 am- by Ali- Comment(s): 23

Well hello. I’m currently blogging from a hotel bed, where I just ate multiple delicious chocolate muffins for breakfast. Breakfast in bed? Isn’t that what I’m supposed to do on Labor Day? YES. After banging out a little 20-miler Saturday […]

The Day I Ate 20 Miles For Breakfast

Date: September 3, 2011 at 11:55 am- by Ali- Comment(s): 49

Today was the run I’ve been wanting. It was the run I needed. It was the run that convinced me I’m going to kick the crap out of the Hamptons Marathon on September 24. My confidence has officially been boosted. […]

My Semi-Ridiculous, Uncontrollable Pre-Marathon Emotions

Date: September 2, 2011 at 8:36 am- by Ali- Comment(s): 53

Since late April, I’ve been training for the Hamptons Marathon. For a long time, that marathon seemed so far away. I focused my energy each week on my weekday runs and my weekend long run. I never really thought much […]

Thankful Things Thursday: This Better Cheer Me Up

Date: September 1, 2011 at 8:29 am- by Ali- Comment(s): 47

During this morning’s semi-rough run (8 miles, two bathroom stops), I kept thinking about the fact that is not only the first day of September, it’s also Thankful Things Thursday. I cursed myself for creating this little “holiday” and was […]

Don’t Fear The Running Buddy (Plus A Giveaway!)

Date: August 31, 2011 at 8:44 am- by Ali- Comment(s): 53

I talk to runners all the time who are “afraid” of running with other people. And you see, I can relate: I used to be one of those runners. When I started running in 2008, I lived with a runner. […]

Ali On Wheels

Date: August 30, 2011 at 8:19 am- by Ali- Comment(s): 39

Yesterday I went roller skating. Today I am somehow alive to tell about it. But let’s backtrack, because before I went roller skating, I stuffed my face with cupcakes. You see, I didn’t have to work yesterday due to the […]

The Run Before The Storm

Date: August 27, 2011 at 12:06 pm- by Ali- Comment(s): 52

I really thought today’s run was going to suck. That’s a good attitude to have, right? Coach Cane had me running 14 miles: the first 10 slower than my marathon goal pace (semi-success!) and the final four faster than my […]