From PR to PR! (Ottawa Marathon Training Wk T-9)


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I’m back home after a magical week in the tropics! After running the NYC Half last Sunday (full recap is coming!), I jumped on a plane to Puerto Rico that evening to start my highly-anticipated spring break. Since I had just … Continue reading

Stramilano 10K Race Recap and A Weekend in Milan

Running the Stramilano 10K in Milan, Italy

I’m so behind in posting about the final stop on my March European trip: Milan! I was in Milan for the last weekend in March, and my friend Maria Laura from college who now lives in Paris flew to Milan … Continue reading

North London Half Marathon Recap


Let me start out by saying that I have never been more undertrained for a race, nor more doubtful that I would make it to the starting line on race morning. This winter was a rough one for the Northeast. … Continue reading

Thanksgiving Weekend and Happy December!


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I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday weekend! I’m back to work today after a few much-needed days off. It was great to sit back and eat Thanksgiving food…and then leftovers for the next few days. My Thanksgiving began bright and early, … Continue reading

My New Goal Races – Including Two in Europe!

My usual stomping grounds

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I’ve been enjoying taking it easy post-marathon. Both last week and the week before my weekly mileage total was a whopping 8 miles (but I’ve run 8 so far this week and it’s only Tuesday, so I’m already ahead) but … Continue reading

NYC Marathon Training Week 11: Hamptons Half Marathon


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Week 11 of NYC Marathon training was a little bit of a cut-back week and ended with summery weather for the Hamptons Half on Saturday, and a late-September beach day on Sunday.   Monday – Easy yoga Tuesday – 5.5 miles (easy … Continue reading

Hamptons Half: Third Time’s The Charm

Tomorrow morning bright and early I will be running my third Hamptons Half Marathon! This was my first half marathon back in 2012, and I started training when I was still living in Sicily, finishing up my year teaching English. … Continue reading

NYC Marathon Training Week 8: Halfway Point


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This week marked the halfway point in my 16-week NYC Marathon training plan! We got a burst of summer weather after a relatively cool August, so running this week was rough. Luckily by the time I did my long run on Sunday, … Continue reading

NYC Marathon Training Week 7: Summer’s Last Hurrah


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This is a weekly recap chronicling the highs and lows of training for my first marathon: NYC 2014! To see previous weeks’ training recaps, click here. And before we knew it, it was the last week in August. The summer always … Continue reading