Hi guys! Summer is in full swing here in New York. It’s hot, humid and super sunny. I’m pretty into it.
Marathon training officially kicked off on July 3. I’m running the NYC Marathon in November. It’s my first-ever marathon. I’m using an 18-week training schedule based on Hal Higdon’s Novice 1 Marathon Training Plan. Check it out:
Matt helped edit the schedule to fit in some real-life things. For example, “CLASS” refers to the NYRR running class I am taking 6:30am on Tuesday mornings. It’s a class focused on speed work. I’m excited for it but 6:30am is SO EARLY to be running fast.
Have you run a marathon? What did your training plan look like?
All the workouts: July 3- July 9 (Marathon Training Week 1)
October 19, 2017: UPDATE the below code has expired. If you’d like to run the Big Apple Half Marathon or the Queens Half Marathon, use NH10 as your discount code!
Hi all! Just popping in briefly to share some news. I was selected to be a NYCRuns ambassador. What does this mean for you? Race discounts on a ton of races in NYC! The team at NYCRuns gave me a handy promo code and I am excited to share the goods with you.
Use the code BC17NH at checkout and you’ll save $5 or $10. You can use the code as many times as you like.
NYCRuns produces races on behalf of organizations (usually charities) and also runs their own races. The discount code only works on NYCRuns races.
Here are some of the races coming up where the code applies:
Happy Monday, guys! If you live on the east coast are you preparing for the blizzard that’s coming our way? How do you ready yourself? Do you have a go-to storm shopping list? I’m already stir crazy just thinking about the weather. I was going to bear witness to the madness at my local Whole Foods, but Matt assures me we can walk to Shun Lee in case of emergency.
New Yorkers: Do you order in during a storm? It’s a city-dwellers ethical dilemma.
Last week was a great one and it ended with my first-ever Cycle for Survival experience.
Want to fall in love with running but have no clue how to get started? If you’re reading this with no running background, I believe in 2-3 months you can develop a long term running habit.
I’m not a running coach, a physical therapist or certified to instruct fitness in any way, shape or form. So why am I writing this post? Because I am a person with nearly no natural athletic talents who has fostered a real love for running and fitness. If I can, you can. I also learned how to ride a bike age 30, so I have some experience picking up hobbies at a mature age. (You know when the threat of failure is fully realized.)
If you’d ever thought to yourself “I wish I could run.” I’m here to tell you, “YOU CAN!” I have a some easy advice that just might work for you. First, let’s define the goal: You are a runner if you run. You don’t need to break a record or stand on a podium to be a runner. You just need to put one foot in front of the other and keep going.
Here’s a step by step plan that will guarantee you become a runner:
I feel very lucky to call Central Park my running home. Running around the Great Lawn in the early morning is so serene, if not for the view of skyscrapers, you can almost forget you’re in New York. Over the past 5 years, I’ve learned quite a few things about the park and its history, so I wanted to share them.
the Great Lawn in the morning