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Running to Improve VS. Just Running

Running to Improve VS. Just Running

I can honestly say that I’ve considered myself a runner for about as long as I can remember.  As a young girl I would cheer for my dad on the sidelines whenever he raced and I ran my very first 5K around age 6 or 7.  Somehow I always felt like I was “part of the the club.” In eighth grade I started consistently running but I had no time goals.  I did not race or run for any team. …

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Tempos on Treadmills and Learning to let go…

Tempos on Treadmills and Learning to let go…

It’s hard to believe I am in Week 7 of my New York City Marathon training but it’s even stranger to think that I have done the majority of my training so far on a treadmill… I have never been a huge fan of running on a treadmill but this summer has definitely moved me out of my comfort zone. One of my good running buddies (who was also training for NYC) is out with a stress fracture so I’ve…

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Back to School- Running Style!

Back to School- Running Style!

 Today was the first day of school for my oldest.  I have a 2ND GRADER now!! Today also marks the start of a new running “season” for my training partner and I. Ok, we don’t just run together.  Sometimes we have coffee together too! We are now 12 weeks away from our next Half Marathon.  I am less than 24 weeks away from my Marathon! I am SO excited to be running again!! I finally finished my training schedule.  We…

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