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2016 New Jersey Marathon Recap

If you’ve read Running: A Love Story, you know how much the 2013 New Jersey Marathon meant to me. You can refresh yourself here – though if you still plan on reading the book, you may want to hold off on reading this until then. It’s not exactly a spoiler – since hello I wrote about… Read more…

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Week 17: Revisions

5 miles including three one-mile repeats, 50:59 On Saturday morning, I sat on a bench in Boston Common, called my mom, and started sobbing. “I don’t want to do this anymore,” I said through huffed out breaths. “I can’t. I can’t do this.” She asked what I was referring to, and I couldn’t pinpoint just one thing… Read more…

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Week 15: Is it all too much?

1.5 miles, 15:49 I knew this day would come. Or: I hoped it wouldn’t, but I figured it would. Trying to keep up with the heaviest part of the marathon training at the same time I’d be doing events and travel for Running: A Love Story (and also, you know, keeping up with my regular job)… Read more…

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Week 13: Drive 55

16 miles, 2:39:17 When I mapped out my training for the 2016 New Jersey Marathon, this week stood out. Not only did it call for 56 miles of running, but this week also overlapped with the launch of Running: A Love Story. I didn’t laugh so much when I saw that as I cackled. That would be… Read more…

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Week 12: TV and races

4.5 miles, 43:51 Well that didn’t go as planned. Right before I started my run, I got an email from 6ABC asking if they could interview me that afternoon. This is the second time this week I got an email from TV news this week while about to or mid-run. I am not complaining! This is a… Read more…

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Week 11: Big miles, big book

8 miles, 1:26:42 If all goes well tomorrow and I get in all 16 miles on my schedule, I’ll be crossing the mag 50 mile a week marker for a total of 54. For someone who runs as slow as I do, that’s a lot. That’ll come to many many hours of running (Daily Mile… Read more…

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Running: A Love Story – excerpted

So what’s this book all about? The New York Times will tell you. They ran an excerpt yesterday. Things are going to go quickly from here, I think. I’ll have a book trailer to share on Tuesday, and I’ll be announcing the tour soon. A books of the books showed up on my doorstep today,… Read more…

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Week 6: The hard stuff, and a magazine appearance

Four miles, 42:28 Well, I’m here: the hard part of the schedule began this week. Differences now: instead of five days a week of running, I’m running six. Instead of all easy, slow runs, one day a week is dedicated to speedwork and the other to a tempo run (here, that means miles run at… Read more…

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Running: A Love Story – the pre-order giveaway!

  Hey look at that! We’re giving away stuff! If you pre-order the book and send proof of said purchase to runningalovestory@gmail.com, you’ll be entered to win one of five prize packs that include a Exit 3.1 shirt, race entry, Body Glide, socks, and a little something special from me. The grand prize will also… Read more…

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Week 4: Brrrrrrrrrrrrr

  5 miles, 53:12 I saw somewhere today that the real feel temperature this morning was three degrees. I ran at 6:30 a.m., so I’m going to have to go with — or colder. It’s the first time that I’ve ever worn my balaclava and couldn’t pull the mouthpiece down at some point during the run from warming… Read more…

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