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?
I’ve dealt with injuries, mainly involving my knees, ever since I began running races. Every round of half or full marathon training has been marked by an injury at one point or another. It varies each time, too. Sometimes the pain is in my right knee, sometimes my left, sometimes only when sitting, other times only when … More Injuries: As much a part of running as the shoes
Before I get into the past month, I have an announcement to make: I decided to re-introduce animal protein into my diet. I’ve been struggling with low energy, fatigue, and meat cravings. So, I’m going to slowly start eating meat again. – – – JK. Happy April Fool’s Day :) Still a happy vegan!
I’m officially done with week one of half marathon training! I’m using the Hal Higdon intermediate program, which is a 12 week program. I used his novice 2 marathon program when I trained for the Madison Marathon and loved it, so I decided to go with another one of his programs for this upcoming half.
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
It’s been about a month since my last half marathon, and something unexpected has happened. Running less has made me a better runner. My half marathon training involved running 25-35 miles a week through wintry roads and on treadmills, pushing myself in the hopes of improving as a runner. I ran through varying levels of … More Running Less to Run Stronger
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
First it was in my right knee. Then in my left. Now it’s in both. This persistent and ever-present knee pain has proven to be quite a source of frustration as I’ve tried to get past it, only to have it come racing after me (no pun intended) in a ceaseless cycle. After much research … More How Runner’s Knee Taught Me Self-Love
I’m four weeks into training for my second half marathon, and the experience has been quite different from the training for my first half, which I began last fall. For one, I’m following a program this time around in the hopes that my time improves. (Link to the program here: http://cdn.running.competitor.com/files/2013/03/30_nat.pdf) I did follow one for … More The Treadmill: AKA Dreadmill