There are 93 days until the NYC Marathon. Past NYC marathon runners: How did you do it?! How did you train in this miserable heat?  Send advice!

Last weekend we escaped to Maine to visit Acadia National Park. We LOVED it. I wrote about hiking and biking in Maine. Check out those posts here:

Hiking in Acadia: Beehive Trail, Gorge Path Trail and The Great Head Trail

Biking the carriage roads in Acadia National Park

Here’s the full recap from week four of marathon training:

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Training for your first marathon is a big undertaking; I know, I’m doing it now. I’ve asked some of my friends with a marathon or two (or five) under their belts to share wisdom borne from past experience. Here’s what I learned:

TRAINING

Nutrition

“SALT SALT SALT. I can’t emphasize this enough. I literally ate salt packets when it was really hot. Each time you do a water break have a salt break also. I found that JUST drinking Gatorade didn’t cut it.” -Steph G, 3-time marathoner

“Gatorade is key on any run longer than 12 miles.” -Aman S, marathoner

“Though one should keep to a nutrition plan that they’ve set for themselves and not change too much (and practice it on your 20 milers!!!) I did find eating the bananas given out on the course really helpful! they don’t upset your stomach and you can eat them easily while running.” – Camilla G, 2-time marathoner

Marine Corps Marathon 2013

Karen V after the Marine Corps marathon 2013

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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)

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Hi there! It’s been a fabulous whirlwind since I last posted. Last Saturday, Matt and I got married!  I can’t thank our friends and our family enough for making it the most magical weekend of my life.  It was better than I even allowed myself to imagine.  

💥 just married 💥 #camphaberstein

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I could talk about the wedding weekend forever. But before we get to that, let’s talk about the week of workouts leading up to the wedding:

Monday: 30-minute training session. I’ve been seeing Leo Pinto of Leo Results Fitness. I can’t recommend him enough! Full post on this coming soon.

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Hi friends. I am really excited about the response to last week’s post about wedding diets. It was very interesting to hear from different people on the blog and through social media on how wedding prep triggered (or didn’t!) a will to diet/workout. With about 30 days to go until my own wedding, it’s something that’s been on my mind.

After last week’s taste of summer, I’m not thrilled about the gloomy, grey weather in this week’s forecast. Anyone else feeling me on this?

Lucky for me, last weekend had glorious sunny weather.  I was in Great Barrington (again) but this time with a few lovely ladies for my bachelorette party.

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Before we get to that, here’s what went down last week:

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