I recently ran the Saitama International Marathon, my fourth marathon. I talk about my training, the race itself, and share some life updates.
Wow it’s finally taper time in my marathon training and I gotta say I’m pretty excited about it. BUT before I get into my whole taper spiel, I give you the low-down on my last big long run I had last weekend– the dreaded 20 miler. It was a DOOZY; I ran 7 miles followed … More #58: The Taper: Is It Necessary?
I just had the most incredible experience running 200 miles in upstate NY with 8 other crazies. I recap how I felt throughout each leg, my times, what I ate, what we did pre and post-race, my tips for future Ragnarians, and more. Listen on Apple Podcasts ¦ Google Play WATCH MY RAGNAR YOUTUBE VID: https://youtu.be/g5wa5Bvrik0 Get 15% … More #55: 200 Miles in 28 Hours | Ragnar Relay 2017
I ran my second Airbnb Brooklyn Half last weekend. With 27,000 runners, it’s the biggest half marathon in the United States! I somehow managed to pull off a new PR AND negative splits. I recap it all (what I ate, how I felt at each section, what I did after), in this episode. Listen on … More #36: Running a Half Marathon PR (2017 Airbnb Brooklyn Half Recap)
Yesterday, May 21, I finished my third half marathon. With over 27,000 finishers, the Airbnb BK Half is the biggest half marathon in the US– it’s so popular that registration for spots sold out in 52 minutes this year. For me, this was a high-energy, fun, yet very painful one. Let’s get into, shall we?
Another NYRR race is in the books! This weekend I ran the Al Gordon 4 Mile Classic in Prospect Park, which is a big park about a mile and half away from my apartment in Brooklyn. No PR, but I learned something important about myself, the weather was beautiful, and I got an awesome scarf … More The Short Distance Race Paradox: Al Gordon 4M Race Recap
Yesterday I kicked off 2016 with my first 10K, the NYRR Joe Kleinerman 10K. It also happened to be my first race in NYC. I PR-ed (by default) with a time of 50:42, which is an average pace of 8:03 min/mile. There were 5,222 total participants, 2433 of them women. I ended up coming in 23rd in my … More Joe Kleinerman 10K Race Recap
I have now officially raced in two half marathons. Woohoo! The event was organized by Back on My Feet, a non-profit organization that uses running to help the homeless gain independence as its dedicated members get access to training, employment, and housing resources. I was pretty nervous about running this race, since my right knee … More Recap: Back On My Feet Half Marathon
I did it. I completed my first half marathon, and accomplished my goal of finishing under two hours. It wasn’t a seamlessly perfect experience, however, and I learned a lot from this race.