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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 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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Week 8: When do you not run?

3.01 miles, 29:04, 2.01 miles done at marathon pace “I don’t want to run.” This flashed across my brain as I walked to the post office this monring, right before I was to go home, change, and do a seven mile run with five of those miles done at marathon pace. I’m now eight weeks into… Read more…

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Week 7: Five things

7 miles with 5 at marathon pace, 1:04:25 I’m trying to find something clever to say here, but I’m tired. It’s cold. It’s going to be very cold this weekend, and I have many miles to run. So how about four things I’m thinking about? Cool. I’m adjusting both my food and strength training to go with… Read more…

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Four things Disney can do to improve running for vacationers

For the first leg of this trip, I spent a week in Walt Disney World with my family. Since I am also marathon training, I knew I’d be running while there too. Disney is a racing juggernaught. The Disney Princess Half Marathon and Disney World Half Marathon are the eleventh and twelfth largest half marathons in… Read more…

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A book giveaway!

Hello from Jekyll Island, Georgia! I’m here after my stint in Disney, which I’ll be writing about shortly. Until then: a giveaway! My publisher and Goodreads are giving away three galleys (aka preview copies) of Running: A Love Story. Want one? Click on the button found here by February 14. It’s that simple. Good luck! And now… Read more…

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Week 5: The calm before the running storm

Rest day. This week marks the end of the “easy” training. I’ll put in 24 miles by Sunday, then jump up to 39 next week. At that point, this schedule also includes one “strength” workout (what most of you would call speedwork) and one tempo run a week. Gulp – not just about the higher mileage, but… Read more…

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