NYCM Training: Weeks 4 and 5

My 6 week training program may be the most unusual and illogical plan I have ever done. I run when I feel good just to keep my fitness up from Wineglass. I have not run with a Garmin in months and I love it. I just use a timer. WEEK 4 Wednesday: 5 Miles @ 6:45 pace I spent the weekend in Portland, Oregon partying with my college buddies, so I didn’t really run. I consider that training for the party... read more

096 Staten Island Half Marathon – 01:27:33

I signed up for the Staten Island Half Marathon once I started running again. I had 6 weeks to go from zero miles to a marathon so this race fit right in. My friend Stephan was running it too and it would be his first Half Marathon. I knew we would be celebrating after. I was worried on Thursday as my legs had not fully recovered from that Sunday’s Marathon. I even went out that morning with Abbe... read more

NYCM Training: Week 2 and 3

I have really been enjoying my ability to run again. It reminds me of my early days in 2008 when I first started. I have been running without a Garmin most of the time and just going by feel. WEEK 2 Wednesday: 5 Miles @ 6:50 pace Thursday: 4 Miles @ 7:00 pace Friday: (I stayed home from work sick but wanted to get an easy run in as it was nice out.) 3 Miles @ 8:30 pace Sunday: I was supposed to do 16 and... read more

095 Wineglass Marathon – 03:17:30

The concept of ‘Mind over Body’ is nothing new to the Marathon and Ironman community. Runners commonly refer to a marathon as 10% physical, 90% mental. For Week 2 of my NYC Marathon training plan I ran: Wednesday: 5M Easy Thursday: 4M MGP Friday: 3M Easy I had a discussion with Dr. Levine about the Wineglass Marathon and we decided it would be a great opportunity to get an aided training run... read more