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Reflections on the NYC Marathon

Reflections on the NYC Marathon

I don’t really do much in the race recap department anymore, but here’s my overall opinion of the New York City marathon (which it took me 5+ hours to run so keep that in mind). Meh.*** ***My desire to PR and failure to do so might be coloring my lackluster opinion of this race. The … Continue reading

26.2 Days of NYC Marathon: My Shirt

26.2 Days of NYC Marathon: My Shirt

A friend of mine ran the NYC Marathon a few years ago and said, “No, really, put your name on your shirt.” Naturally, I can’t just put “Nicole” on a shirt. That would be easy, logical, and practical. No. I need something that’ll confuse people! I looked into a custom t-shirt and the one I … Continue reading

26.2 Days of Fall Marathoning!

26.2 Days of Fall Marathoning!

Today, I’m kicking off my 26.2 days of fall marathoning! Get ready for a month of nothing but marathons!*** **Unless I get distracted by something shiny because then I’ll just talk about that… Last year I celebrated the 26.2 Days of the Marine Corps Marathon and I have to say, I’m somewhat saddened that I’m … Continue reading

The downside to pace based training

The downside to pace based training

53 days to the New York City Marathon, everyone! November just keeps getting closer, the long runs keep getting longer, and this has prompted me to start thinking about how this season’s marathon training differs from past seasons. For my first and second marathons I used Hal Higdon and I switched this time to the … Continue reading

The Goal

The Goal

Last night was a big planning night. I sat down with a spreadsheet and calendar to figure out how I was going to do all my fall races financially and physically. Shit, I’m tired already. Financially, it’s going to be tight. Jesus Christ is it going to be tight. But I think I can swing … Continue reading

9+1 : Do the math and get guaranteed entry

9+1 : Do the math and get guaranteed entry

  Getting into the NYC Marathon has gotten harder. Once upon a time, it was if you didn’t get in by the lottery three times you had a guaranteed entry. Well, starting this year that’s gone. The time qualifying standards got a little tighter but let’s be realistic that was totally meaningless to me anyway. … Continue reading