Posts tagged NYRR
Race Report: TCS NYC Marathon 2018

Just over a week after running the TCS NYC Marathon I’m starting to feel normal again: walking without pain, not constantly re-evaluating my race day, and even starting to get excited to run another race. I ran a 4:08:50 marathon last week, which is a far cry from the time I aimed for — but even during marathon itself, I realized that while it wasn’t the time I wanted, it was the race I was trained for and the race I deserved.

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NYC Marathon Training Recap Weeks 17, 18, and Pre-Race Check-in

This is a nested training recap and pre-race check-in — in the midst of a busy week, I took a few minutes on the subway to start writing a nervous, critical post as race day approached. But now that I have finished my shakeout run, picked up my bib, and made a race-day morning and post-finish plan, I’m a bit calmer and feeling more positive about the race. Perhaps writing through my anxiety helped prepare me for the race after all!

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NYC Marathon Training Recap Weeks 11, 12, 13

The last three weeks of September were my most difficult weeks of training to date. As my mileage and intensity continued to ramp up, my work obligations also skyrocketed. Instead of 40-50 hours per week in the office with fewer than 8 hours at nights and over the weekend, I was looking at 50+ hours in the office and 10+ hours at home. I slept less, worked more, stressed constantly, ate poorly, wore down my immune system, and still tried to train harder, but couldn’t sustain that forever.

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NYC Marathon Training Recap Weeks 9 & 10

Week 9 of my training was another evening-heavy one: knowing I had a 14-miler scheduled for Wednesday and I would rather do that distance after work, I shifted all my runs to the evening for consistency’s sake. At the same time, I wanted my bike at the office so I could ride to some midday appointments, so I biked into Manhattan on Tuesday morning before knocking out 6.5 easy (if very hot) miles on my way home to start my week of night run commutes.

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