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July

ah you’re so predictable, hot weather and all, but so so great. I love summer, have I told you that before? You’ll never hear me complain about the heat, unless I don’t want to wash my hair that day and it’s getting to be a sweaty mess, ever. The tiny layers, the sweatiness, the sprinklers, the sun, the colorful runners, the never-ending weekend morning runs that always come down to a sweat puddle in a brunch situation… omg the finest things in life….

so, July, I went to see a preview of this movie which was a blast and a true story about a girl who decides to run the NYC Marathon. It has very funny running moments. If you’ve seen it, let me know your thoughts!

On July 3rd I run a 5K, which was burning hell a bit balmy. I did ok. I started slow, you know, to warm up a bit more up the hill and the hammered down to get 1st in my AG. YEAH. Then I almost melted.

There was a LOT of running actually in July, fun runs, speedwork, tempos, long runs, always with the most amazing friends and all over the city! 

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DATA DOWNLOAD

Small Recap

  • Total Miles: the most so far this year, so yeah, GOOD, and a even few miles ahead of he 1800 yearly miles goal.
  • Downs: there was a bunch of rain… like flash flooding. Two of my 5Ks got cancelled because of rain..
  • Ups: ALL OF IT! I LOVE SUMMER RUNNING!
  • Balance: MORE please.

June

was awesome and QUICK…?

It started with the Italy Run, a 5 miler in Central Park that was fun. I run it with a few friends and we had a blast. The next weekend, I raced the Mini10K, hot as always but also a blast, so how could I miss it? The next weekend I raced the Queens 10K, also always hot but totally manageable this year. Then the next weekend I raced the Front Runners NY Pride Run. Yes, a race every weekend. A little insane on the racing side but that is how I like my summers… There were also some amazing runs sprinkled in. Like, for example, that midweek run where we went up Riverside to see the goats munching on poison ivy…

 

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DATA DOWNLOAD

Small Recap

  • Total Miles: 157. Racing that much kills the mileage.
  • Downs: NOT ONE!
  • Ups: Racing! Love seeing all my friends at the races!!!!
  • Balance: July, here we come!!!!

 

May

was a quick one… It bothers me a bit that mileage goes down as soon as the weather gets nicer BUT that is only because I race much more and hey quality over quantity (plus mini tapers…!). You just can’t do it all -or do it all well, correct? So, I’ve been replacing my tempos by races this past month, I only got in a tempo or two, I just can’t do that many hard miles a week. But I always get my intervals in!

Early May I run the Sharon 5 Miler, which was super horribly hill fun! 

 

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I REALLY need to get out of NYC more… I always say that and I then I get so lazy. Anyway, that was a super fun weekend out of town with friends. Then we had the Brooklyn Half, which was also awesome!

 

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DATA DOWNLOAD

Overall Small Recap

  • Total Miles: 134, I am getting behind on my 1800 goal!
  • Downs: just the mileage.
  • Ups: all the races and the runs and the friends. Life and running is GOOD.
  • Balance: I am in a good, GREAT, place. see below…

I have come to terms with WHERE I AM. For 3 years I haven’t PRed and I was pouting about it. I had a few PRs this year, yes, but it’s because it’s at distances I hadn’t bothered with before, it’s like they almost don’t count. A few months ago, I’d get a 1:40 half and I’d point it was about 4 minutes off my 1:36 PR. Now I KNOW that 1:40 is where I am. I am training hard, I am doing all that I should be doing, and HEY, I am older, THIS IS MY BEST. And it’s fine. I am happy with it. Not sure how to explain what changed in my perspective. I am not sure I can say that I will never get closer to 1:36 again -because the truth is not only I am not sure I can get there at all but if I could it is a very remote possibility I am not willing to chase. This, this right here today, is my best. And it sort of reset my goals and status quo of what I can and want to do. Hard RESET. Let’s go.

April

Just like that, we are back to RACING!!!! I started the month with a race I had heard SO much about, the Washington DC Cherry Tree Blossom 10 Miler, an epic run through a very scenic and historic course. The race was truly beautiful, joyful and fast. The race report is here and the video recap is there as well. There was a taper before, a recovery after and then I race the Hot Chocolate 15K in Brooklyn. Also Fun. Did pretty well and the speed is coming back (slowly). Training is good for the soul. And the race results ;-). Oh and I almost forgot: I did a relay marathon in a 200-meter track. That was fun and brutal and insane and fun. More here.

Of course, there were many other fun runs, speedwork sessions, group intervals and what not. See pictures below for more:

 

DATA DOWNLOAD

Overall Small Recap

  • Total Miles: 127, CRAP. Three races really bring down the total with the taper and the recovery…
  • Downs: legs were sore
  • Ups: All the fast miles!!!
  • Balance: Good month overall. Hard work is starting to pay off!

March

was momentous!! On December 10 I started a training program (that I wrote obviously) that would take me through the NYC Half on March 17. It took 527 miles, 14 weeks, 101 miles at goal pace, 6 training partners, two continents as training grounds, and a lot of sweat to get there. The United NYC Half popped up and it was glorious. My race recap is here, and the race video recap is here if you are curious. It was not a PR or a particularly fast race but I felt strong and did amazing. I was able to crush the distance and come out happy. I love halfs. This one is super scenic and that helps.

 

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The other BIG thing is that I was in Buenos Aires for a week and the running was AMAZING!!!! I will post a video soon. Or maybe a “where to run” type post but for now, here are a few pictures for now:

 

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Running in Palermo was a total blast. Can’t wait to go back. I really will work on a post. 100%!

DATA DOWNLOAD

Overall Small Recap

  • Total Miles: 159, still ok, the taper and the post half recovery slowed me down! Though I am still somehow 31 miles ahead of the 1800 miles goal for 2019.
  • Downs: not one!
  • Ups: I had an insane 5-mile tempo that will inspire me all year. Running in Palermo. Finally managing to do speed by myself when I don’t have an option. This month was above the charts!
  • Balance: TOO GOOD

February

was cold and FAST. Did I tell you I have been training HARD?? I started mid-December, this is week 12 of 14. First race is the NYC Half in two weeks. Training is going amazing. The hardest part was the first 2-3 weeks… when I still didn’t think I could do it. It had been so long since I had a written-down-formal-training-program that I was a bit scared. But if my runners do it, why wouldn’t I? They inspired me. They ask for it, they pay for it, they’re not afraid… what am I waiting for??? So I did it to myself!!!!

So… it was aggressive. So far in these 12 weeks, I’ve run 83 miles under 7:30 pace. Which is what I think should be around my half marathon pace (though who knows?); that’d be around a 1:38 half, not a PR but I don’t think I am in PR shape. We shall see in the next few months… stay tuned.

February had a little snow, some cold days, some brutally cold days, lots of friends and runs, no races, and I don’t remember what else. It was chill, fun, and rewarding.

 

DATA DOWNLOAD

Overall Small Recap

  • Total Miles: 170. not bad. at all. for a short month
  • Downs: by the end of the month I was getting sick of the cold… as usual.
  • Ups: Training is going amazing!
  • Balance: Excited for warm weather and less laundry soon!

January

was something: it started REALLY HOT (the first day of the year I did speedwork in a sports bra!) and then it was record-breaking COLD. Running in the cold is so tricky… if you’re underdressed you’ll be miserable (and prone to injure stiff muscles), but if you’re overdressed you’ll also be miserable (and prone to not finish a workout either). Not only I spend way more time layering up but leveling each layer’s materials is a science I work at perfecting every day. Plus, add the wind-chill, the humidity, the area you’ll be running around, and the specific workout to the variables and it could literally cripple you in distress before you even start running… WHY DO I DO THIS TO MYSELF, HUH?

ANYWAY… so it was hot, then cold, then freezing, then back to cold that felt warm because after freezing cold is nothing. I am, somehow, still sticking to my crazy exhausting training plan, and it’s actually going great (some days better than others!). It’s mostly 4 hard workouts a week, but I built them slooooow, so it’s all safe. Painfully horrible BUT SAFE. It’s going well. Plus, I’ve had a few good friends jump in to help in, to pace, to train with, or just distract me from my thoughts of jumping into the reservoir. They are ALL faster than me. I swear. No joke, it’s super humiliating humbling, every week. My main pacer, Pamela Hunt, just won Runner of the Year at the NYRR Club Night. And there I am, trying my best, huffing and puffing, week after week. Why? Because I a not ready to give up. Not yet.

January was a challenging month on the personal side, most of you know. It was heartbreaking but also full of joy. I am trying to navigate all those super strong emotions. We learn something every day if we keep our eyes and hearts open. I am mostly thankful to get to go through this, and to know the people in my life are super strong and we hold each other up.

 

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DATA DOWNLOAD

Overall Small Recap

  • Total Miles: 147. Not bad! IF I am shooting for 1,800 miles in 2019, the monthly average should be around 158, so I need to up it up a bit. I think it’s hard to put on a lot of miles when I am training because I am currently doing 4 hard workouts a week, so I need more rest than usual…
  • Downs: just the world-record-breaking really really really cold temps
  • Ups: I have managed to stick to my training even in this cold weather!
  • Balance: starting the year STRONG! Let’s go!
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June, where did you go?

June

was awesome and QUICK…?

It started with the Italy Run, a 5 miler in Central Park that was fun. I run it with a few friends and we had a blast. The next weekend, I raced the Mini10K, hot as always but also a blast, so how could I miss it? The next weekend I raced the Queens 10K, also always hot but totally manageable this year. Then the next weekend I raced the Front Runners NY Pride Run. Yes, a race every weekend. A little insane on the racing side but that is how I like my summers… There were also some amazing runs sprinkled in. Like, for example, that midweek run where we went up Riverside to see the goats munching on poison ivy…

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DATA DOWNLOAD

Small Recap

  • Total Miles: 157. Racing that much kills the mileage.
  • Downs: NOT ONE!
  • Ups: Racing! Love seeing all my friends at the races!!!!
  • Balance: July, here we come!!!!

 

May

was a quick one… It bothers me a bit that mileage goes down as soon as the weather gets nicer BUT that is only because I race much more and hey quality over quantity (plus mini tapers…!). You just can’t do it all -or do it all well, correct? So, I’ve been replacing my tempos by races this past month, I only got in a tempo or two, I just can’t do that many hard miles a week. But I always get my intervals in!

Early May I run the Sharon 5 Miler, which was super horribly hill fun! 

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I REALLY need to get out of NYC more… I always say that and I then I get so lazy. Anyway, that was a super fun weekend out of town with friends. Then we had the Brooklyn Half, which was also awesome!

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DATA DOWNLOAD

Overall Small Recap

  • Total Miles: 134, I am getting behind on my 1800 goal!
  • Downs: just the mileage.
  • Ups: all the races and the runs and the friends. Life and running is GOOD.
  • Balance: I am in a good, GREAT, place. see below…

I have come to terms with WHERE I AM. For 3 years I haven’t PRed and I was pouting about it. I had a few PRs this year, yes, but it’s because it’s at distances I hadn’t bothered with before, it’s like they almost don’t count. A few months ago, I’d get a 1:40 half and I’d point it was about 4 minutes off my 1:36 PR. Now I KNOW that 1:40 is where I am. I am training hard, I am doing all that I should be doing, and HEY, I am older, THIS IS MY BEST. And it’s fine. I am happy with it. Not sure how to explain what changed in my perspective. I am not sure I can say that I will never get closer to 1:36 again -because the truth is not only I am not sure I can get there at all but if I could it is a very remote possibility I am not willing to chase. This, this right here today, is my best. And it sort of reset my goals and status quo of what I can and want to do. Hard RESET. Let’s go.

April

Just like that, we are back to RACING!!!! I started the month with a race I had heard SO much about, the Washington DC Cherry Tree Blossom 10 Miler, an epic run through a very scenic and historic course. The race was truly beautiful, joyful and fast. The race report is here and the video recap is there as well. There was a taper before, a recovery after and then I race the Hot Chocolate 15K in Brooklyn. Also Fun. Did pretty well and the speed is coming back (slowly). Training is good for the soul. And the race results ;-). Oh and I almost forgot: I did a relay marathon in a 200-meter track. That was fun and brutal and insane and fun. More here.

Of course, there were many other fun runs, speedwork sessions, group intervals and what not. See pictures below for more:

DATA DOWNLOAD

Overall Small Recap

  • Total Miles: 127, CRAP. Three races really bring down the total with the taper and the recovery…
  • Downs: legs were sore
  • Ups: All the fast miles!!!
  • Balance: Good month overall. Hard work is starting to pay off!

March

was momentous!! On December 10 I started a training program (that I wrote obviously) that would take me through the NYC Half on March 17. It took 527 miles, 14 weeks, 101 miles at goal pace, 6 training partners, two continents as training grounds, and a lot of sweat to get there. The United NYC Half popped up and it was glorious. My race recap is here, and the race video recap is here if you are curious. It was not a PR or a particularly fast race but I felt strong and did amazing. I was able to crush the distance and come out happy. I love halfs. This one is super scenic and that helps.

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The other BIG thing is that I was in Buenos Aires for a week and the running was AMAZING!!!! I will post a video soon. Or maybe a “where to run” type post but for now, here are a few pictures for now:

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Running in Palermo was a total blast. Can’t wait to go back. I really will work on a post. 100%!

DATA DOWNLOAD

Overall Small Recap

  • Total Miles: 159, still ok, the taper and the post half recovery slowed me down! Though I am still somehow 31 miles ahead of the 1800 miles goal for 2019.
  • Downs: not one!
  • Ups: I had an insane 5-mile tempo that will inspire me all year. Running in Palermo. Finally managing to do speed by myself when I don’t have an option. This month was above the charts!
  • Balance: TOO GOOD

February

was cold and FAST. Did I tell you I have been training HARD?? I started mid-December, this is week 12 of 14. First race is the NYC Half in two weeks. Training is going amazing. The hardest part was the first 2-3 weeks… when I still didn’t think I could do it. It had been so long since I had a written-down-formal-training-program that I was a bit scared. But if my runners do it, why wouldn’t I? They inspired me. They ask for it, they pay for it, they’re not afraid… what am I waiting for??? So I did it to myself!!!!

So… it was aggressive. So far in these 12 weeks, I’ve run 83 miles under 7:30 pace. Which is what I think should be around my half marathon pace (though who knows?); that’d be around a 1:38 half, not a PR but I don’t think I am in PR shape. We shall see in the next few months… stay tuned.

February had a little snow, some cold days, some brutally cold days, lots of friends and runs, no races, and I don’t remember what else. It was chill, fun, and rewarding.

DATA DOWNLOAD

Overall Small Recap

  • Total Miles: 170. not bad. at all. for a short month
  • Downs: by the end of the month I was getting sick of the cold… as usual.
  • Ups: Training is going amazing!
  • Balance: Excited for warm weather and less laundry soon!

January

was something: it started REALLY HOT (the first day of the year I did speedwork in a sports bra!) and then it was record-breaking COLD. Running in the cold is so tricky… if you’re underdressed you’ll be miserable (and prone to injure stiff muscles), but if you’re overdressed you’ll also be miserable (and prone to not finish a workout either). Not only I spend way more time layering up but leveling each layer’s materials is a science I work at perfecting every day. Plus, add the wind-chill, the humidity, the area you’ll be running around, and the specific workout to the variables and it could literally cripple you in distress before you even start running… WHY DO I DO THIS TO MYSELF, HUH?

ANYWAY… so it was hot, then cold, then freezing, then back to cold that felt warm because after freezing cold is nothing. I am, somehow, still sticking to my crazy exhausting training plan, and it’s actually going great (some days better than others!). It’s mostly 4 hard workouts a week, but I built them slooooow, so it’s all safe. Painfully horrible BUT SAFE. It’s going well. Plus, I’ve had a few good friends jump in to help in, to pace, to train with, or just distract me from my thoughts of jumping into the reservoir. They are ALL faster than me. I swear. No joke, it’s super humiliating humbling, every week. My main pacer, Pamela Hunt, just won Runner of the Year at the NYRR Club Night. And there I am, trying my best, huffing and puffing, week after week. Why? Because I a not ready to give up. Not yet.

January was a challenging month on the personal side, most of you know. It was heartbreaking but also full of joy. I am trying to navigate all those super strong emotions. We learn something every day if we keep our eyes and hearts open. I am mostly thankful to get to go through this, and to know the people in my life are super strong and we hold each other up.

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DATA DOWNLOAD

Overall Small Recap

  • Total Miles: 147. Not bad! IF I am shooting for 1,800 miles in 2019, the monthly average should be around 158, so I need to up it up a bit. I think it’s hard to put on a lot of miles when I am training because I am currently doing 4 hard workouts a week, so I need more rest than usual…
  • Downs: just the world-record-breaking really really really cold temps
  • Ups: I have managed to stick to my training even in this cold weather!
  • Balance: starting the year STRONG! Let’s go!

HEY!!! May 2019 Recap

May

was a quick one… It bothers me a bit that mileage goes down as soon as the weather gets nicer BUT that is only because I race much more and hey quality over quantity (plus mini tapers…!). You just can’t do it all -or do it all well, correct? So, I’ve been replacing my tempos by races this past month, I only got in a tempo or two, I just can’t do that many hard miles a week. But I always get my intervals in!

Early May I run the Sharon 5 Miler, which was super horribly hill fun! 

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I REALLY need to get out of NYC more… I always say that and I then I get so lazy. Anyway, that was a super fun weekend out of town with friends. Then we had the Brooklyn Half, which was also awesome!

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DATA DOWNLOAD

Overall Small Recap

  • Total Miles: 134, I am getting behind on my 1800 goal!
  • Downs: just the mileage.
  • Ups: all the races and the runs and the friends. Life and running is GOOD.
  • Balance: I am in a good, GREAT, place. see below…

I have come to terms with WHERE I AM. For 3 years I haven’t PRed and I was pouting about it. I had a few PRs this year, yes, but it’s because it’s at distances I hadn’t bothered with before, it’s like they almost don’t count. A few months ago, I’d get a 1:40 half and I’d point it was about 4 minutes off my 1:36 PR. Now I KNOW that 1:40 is where I am. I am training hard, I am doing all that I should be doing, and HEY, I am older, THIS IS MY BEST. And it’s fine. I am happy with it. Not sure how to explain what changed in my perspective. I am not sure I can say that I will never get closer to 1:36 again -because the truth is not only I am not sure I can get there at all but if I could it is a very remote possibility I am not willing to chase. This, this right here today, is my best. And it sort of reset my goals and status quo of what I can and want to do. Hard RESET. Let’s go.

April

Just like that, we are back to RACING!!!! I started the month with a race I had heard SO much about, the Washington DC Cherry Tree Blossom 10 Miler, an epic run through a very scenic and historic course. The race was truly beautiful, joyful and fast. The race report is here and the video recap is there as well. There was a taper before, a recovery after and then I race the Hot Chocolate 15K in Brooklyn. Also Fun. Did pretty well and the speed is coming back (slowly). Training is good for the soul. And the race results ;-). Oh and I almost forgot: I did a relay marathon in a 200-meter track. That was fun and brutal and insane and fun. More here.

Of course, there were many other fun runs, speedwork sessions, group intervals and what not. See pictures below for more:

DATA DOWNLOAD

Overall Small Recap

  • Total Miles: 127, CRAP. Three races really bring down the total with the taper and the recovery…
  • Downs: legs were sore
  • Ups: All the fast miles!!!
  • Balance: Good month overall. Hard work is starting to pay off!

March

was momentous!! On December 10 I started a training program (that I wrote obviously) that would take me through the NYC Half on March 17. It took 527 miles, 14 weeks, 101 miles at goal pace, 6 training partners, two continents as training grounds, and a lot of sweat to get there. The United NYC Half popped up and it was glorious. My race recap is here, and the race video recap is here if you are curious. It was not a PR or a particularly fast race but I felt strong and did amazing. I was able to crush the distance and come out happy. I love halfs. This one is super scenic and that helps.

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The other BIG thing is that I was in Buenos Aires for a week and the running was AMAZING!!!! I will post a video soon. Or maybe a “where to run” type post but for now, here are a few pictures for now:

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

Running in Palermo was a total blast. Can’t wait to go back. I really will work on a post. 100%!

DATA DOWNLOAD

Overall Small Recap

  • Total Miles: 159, still ok, the taper and the post half recovery slowed me down! Though I am still somehow 31 miles ahead of the 1800 miles goal for 2019.
  • Downs: not one!
  • Ups: I had an insane 5-mile tempo that will inspire me all year. Running in Palermo. Finally managing to do speed by myself when I don’t have an option. This month was above the charts!
  • Balance: TOO GOOD

February

was cold and FAST. Did I tell you I have been training HARD?? I started mid-December, this is week 12 of 14. First race is the NYC Half in two weeks. Training is going amazing. The hardest part was the first 2-3 weeks… when I still didn’t think I could do it. It had been so long since I had a written-down-formal-training-program that I was a bit scared. But if my runners do it, why wouldn’t I? They inspired me. They ask for it, they pay for it, they’re not afraid… what am I waiting for??? So I did it to myself!!!!

So… it was aggressive. So far in these 12 weeks, I’ve run 83 miles under 7:30 pace. Which is what I think should be around my half marathon pace (though who knows?); that’d be around a 1:38 half, not a PR but I don’t think I am in PR shape. We shall see in the next few months… stay tuned.

February had a little snow, some cold days, some brutally cold days, lots of friends and runs, no races, and I don’t remember what else. It was chill, fun, and rewarding.

DATA DOWNLOAD

Overall Small Recap

  • Total Miles: 170. not bad. at all. for a short month
  • Downs: by the end of the month I was getting sick of the cold… as usual.
  • Ups: Training is going amazing!
  • Balance: Excited for warm weather and less laundry soon!

January

was something: it started REALLY HOT (the first day of the year I did speedwork in a sports bra!) and then it was record-breaking COLD. Running in the cold is so tricky… if you’re underdressed you’ll be miserable (and prone to injure stiff muscles), but if you’re overdressed you’ll also be miserable (and prone to not finish a workout either). Not only I spend way more time layering up but leveling each layer’s materials is a science I work at perfecting every day. Plus, add the wind-chill, the humidity, the area you’ll be running around, and the specific workout to the variables and it could literally cripple you in distress before you even start running… WHY DO I DO THIS TO MYSELF, HUH?

ANYWAY… so it was hot, then cold, then freezing, then back to cold that felt warm because after freezing cold is nothing. I am, somehow, still sticking to my crazy exhausting training plan, and it’s actually going great (some days better than others!). It’s mostly 4 hard workouts a week, but I built them slooooow, so it’s all safe. Painfully horrible BUT SAFE. It’s going well. Plus, I’ve had a few good friends jump in to help in, to pace, to train with, or just distract me from my thoughts of jumping into the reservoir. They are ALL faster than me. I swear. No joke, it’s super humiliating humbling, every week. My main pacer, Pamela Hunt, just won Runner of the Year at the NYRR Club Night. And there I am, trying my best, huffing and puffing, week after week. Why? Because I a not ready to give up. Not yet.

January was a challenging month on the personal side, most of you know. It was heartbreaking but also full of joy. I am trying to navigate all those super strong emotions. We learn something every day if we keep our eyes and hearts open. I am mostly thankful to get to go through this, and to know the people in my life are super strong and we hold each other up.

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DATA DOWNLOAD

Overall Small Recap

  • Total Miles: 147. Not bad! IF I am shooting for 1,800 miles in 2019, the monthly average should be around 158, so I need to up it up a bit. I think it’s hard to put on a lot of miles when I am training because I am currently doing 4 hard workouts a week, so I need more rest than usual…
  • Downs: just the world-record-breaking really really really cold temps
  • Ups: I have managed to stick to my training even in this cold weather!
  • Balance: starting the year STRONG! Let’s go!

April 2019 Recap

April

Just like that, we are back to RACING!!!! I started the month with a race I had heard SO much about, the Washington DC Cherry Tree Blossom 10 Miler, an epic run through a very scenic and historic course. The race was truly beautiful, joyful and fast. The race report is here and the video recap is there as well. There was a taper before, a recovery after and then I race the Hot Chocolate 15K in Brooklyn. Also Fun. Did pretty well and the speed is coming back (slowly). Training is good for the soul. And the race results ;-). Oh and I almost forgot: I did a relay marathon in a 200-meter track. That was fun and brutal and insane and fun. More here.

Of course, there were many other fun runs, speedwork sessions, group intervals and what not. See pictures below for more:

DATA DOWNLOAD

Overall Small Recap

  • Total Miles: 127, CRAP. Three races really bring down the total with the taper and the recovery…
  • Downs: legs were sore
  • Ups: All the fast miles!!!
  • Balance: Good month overall. Hard work is starting to pay off!

March

was momentous!! On December 10 I started a training program (that I wrote obviously) that would take me through the NYC Half on March 17. It took 527 miles, 14 weeks, 101 miles at goal pace, 6 training partners, two continents as training grounds, and a lot of sweat to get there. The United NYC Half popped up and it was glorious. My race recap is here, and the race video recap is here if you are curious. It was not a PR or a particularly fast race but I felt strong and did amazing. I was able to crush the distance and come out happy. I love halfs. This one is super scenic and that helps.

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

The other BIG thing is that I was in Buenos Aires for a week and the running was AMAZING!!!! I will post a video soon. Or maybe a “where to run” type post but for now, here are a few pictures for now:

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

Running in Palermo was a total blast. Can’t wait to go back. I really will work on a post. 100%!

DATA DOWNLOAD

Overall Small Recap

  • Total Miles: 159, still ok, the taper and the post half recovery slowed me down! Though I am still somehow 31 miles ahead of the 1800 miles goal for 2019.
  • Downs: not one!
  • Ups: I had an insane 5-mile tempo that will inspire me all year. Running in Palermo. Finally managing to do speed by myself when I don’t have an option. This month was above the charts!
  • Balance: TOO GOOD

February

was cold and FAST. Did I tell you I have been training HARD?? I started mid-December, this is week 12 of 14. First race is the NYC Half in two weeks. Training is going amazing. The hardest part was the first 2-3 weeks… when I still didn’t think I could do it. It had been so long since I had a written-down-formal-training-program that I was a bit scared. But if my runners do it, why wouldn’t I? They inspired me. They ask for it, they pay for it, they’re not afraid… what am I waiting for??? So I did it to myself!!!!

So… it was aggressive. So far in these 12 weeks, I’ve run 83 miles under 7:30 pace. Which is what I think should be around my half marathon pace (though who knows?); that’d be around a 1:38 half, not a PR but I don’t think I am in PR shape. We shall see in the next few months… stay tuned.

February had a little snow, some cold days, some brutally cold days, lots of friends and runs, no races, and I don’t remember what else. It was chill, fun, and rewarding.

DATA DOWNLOAD

Overall Small Recap

  • Total Miles: 170. not bad. at all. for a short month
  • Downs: by the end of the month I was getting sick of the cold… as usual.
  • Ups: Training is going amazing!
  • Balance: Excited for warm weather and less laundry soon!

January

was something: it started REALLY HOT (the first day of the year I did speedwork in a sports bra!) and then it was record-breaking COLD. Running in the cold is so tricky… if you’re underdressed you’ll be miserable (and prone to injure stiff muscles), but if you’re overdressed you’ll also be miserable (and prone to not finish a workout either). Not only I spend way more time layering up but leveling each layer’s materials is a science I work at perfecting every day. Plus, add the wind-chill, the humidity, the area you’ll be running around, and the specific workout to the variables and it could literally cripple you in distress before you even start running… WHY DO I DO THIS TO MYSELF, HUH?

ANYWAY… so it was hot, then cold, then freezing, then back to cold that felt warm because after freezing cold is nothing. I am, somehow, still sticking to my crazy exhausting training plan, and it’s actually going great (some days better than others!). It’s mostly 4 hard workouts a week, but I built them slooooow, so it’s all safe. Painfully horrible BUT SAFE. It’s going well. Plus, I’ve had a few good friends jump in to help in, to pace, to train with, or just distract me from my thoughts of jumping into the reservoir. They are ALL faster than me. I swear. No joke, it’s super humiliating humbling, every week. My main pacer, Pamela Hunt, just won Runner of the Year at the NYRR Club Night. And there I am, trying my best, huffing and puffing, week after week. Why? Because I a not ready to give up. Not yet.

January was a challenging month on the personal side, most of you know. It was heartbreaking but also full of joy. I am trying to navigate all those super strong emotions. We learn something every day if we keep our eyes and hearts open. I am mostly thankful to get to go through this, and to know the people in my life are super strong and we hold each other up.

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DATA DOWNLOAD

Overall Small Recap

  • Total Miles: 147. Not bad! IF I am shooting for 1,800 miles in 2019, the monthly average should be around 158, so I need to up it up a bit. I think it’s hard to put on a lot of miles when I am training because I am currently doing 4 hard workouts a week, so I need more rest than usual…
  • Downs: just the world-record-breaking really really really cold temps
  • Ups: I have managed to stick to my training even in this cold weather!
  • Balance: starting the year STRONG! Let’s go!

March 2019 Recap

March

was momentous!! On December 10 I started a training program (that I wrote obviously) that would take me through the NYC Half on March 17. It took 527 miles, 14 weeks, 101 miles at goal pace, 6 training partners, two continents as training grounds, and a lot of sweat to get there. The United NYC Half popped up and it was glorious. My race recap is here, and the race video recap is here if you are curious. It was not a PR or a particularly fast race but I felt strong and did amazing. I was able to crush the distance and come out happy. I love halfs. This one is super scenic and that helps.

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The other BIG thing is that I was in Buenos Aires for a week and the running was AMAZING!!!! I will post a video soon. Or maybe a “where to run” type post but for now, here are a few pictures for now:

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Running in Palermo was a total blast. Can’t wait to go back. I really will work on a post. 100%!

DATA DOWNLOAD

Overall Small Recap

  • Total Miles: 159, still ok, the taper and the post half recovery slowed me down! Though I am still somehow 31 miles ahead of the 1800 miles goal for 2019.
  • Downs: not one!
  • Ups: I had an insane 5-mile tempo that will inspire me all year. Running in Palermo. Finally managing to do speed by myself when I don’t have an option. This month was above the charts!
  • Balance: TOO GOOD

February

was cold and FAST. Did I tell you I have been training HARD?? I started mid-December, this is week 12 of 14. First race is the NYC Half in two weeks. Training is going amazing. The hardest part was the first 2-3 weeks… when I still didn’t think I could do it. It had been so long since I had a written-down-formal-training-program that I was a bit scared. But if my runners do it, why wouldn’t I? They inspired me. They ask for it, they pay for it, they’re not afraid… what am I waiting for??? So I did it to myself!!!!

So… it was aggressive. So far in these 12 weeks, I’ve run 83 miles under 7:30 pace. Which is what I think should be around my half marathon pace (though who knows?); that’d be around a 1:38 half, not a PR but I don’t think I am in PR shape. We shall see in the next few months… stay tuned.

February had a little snow, some cold days, some brutally cold days, lots of friends and runs, no races, and I don’t remember what else. It was chill, fun, and rewarding.

DATA DOWNLOAD

Overall Small Recap

  • Total Miles: 170. not bad. at all. for a short month
  • Downs: by the end of the month I was getting sick of the cold… as usual.
  • Ups: Training is going amazing!
  • Balance: Excited for warm weather and less laundry soon!

January

was something: it started REALLY HOT (the first day of the year I did speedwork in a sports bra!) and then it was record-breaking COLD. Running in the cold is so tricky… if you’re underdressed you’ll be miserable (and prone to injure stiff muscles), but if you’re overdressed you’ll also be miserable (and prone to not finish a workout either). Not only I spend way more time layering up but leveling each layer’s materials is a science I work at perfecting every day. Plus, add the wind-chill, the humidity, the area you’ll be running around, and the specific workout to the variables and it could literally cripple you in distress before you even start running… WHY DO I DO THIS TO MYSELF, HUH?

ANYWAY… so it was hot, then cold, then freezing, then back to cold that felt warm because after freezing cold is nothing. I am, somehow, still sticking to my crazy exhausting training plan, and it’s actually going great (some days better than others!). It’s mostly 4 hard workouts a week, but I built them slooooow, so it’s all safe. Painfully horrible BUT SAFE. It’s going well. Plus, I’ve had a few good friends jump in to help in, to pace, to train with, or just distract me from my thoughts of jumping into the reservoir. They are ALL faster than me. I swear. No joke, it’s super humiliating humbling, every week. My main pacer, Pamela Hunt, just won Runner of the Year at the NYRR Club Night. And there I am, trying my best, huffing and puffing, week after week. Why? Because I a not ready to give up. Not yet.

January was a challenging month on the personal side, most of you know. It was heartbreaking but also full of joy. I am trying to navigate all those super strong emotions. We learn something every day if we keep our eyes and hearts open. I am mostly thankful to get to go through this, and to know the people in my life are super strong and we hold each other up.

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DATA DOWNLOAD

Overall Small Recap

  • Total Miles: 147. Not bad! IF I am shooting for 1,800 miles in 2019, the monthly average should be around 158, so I need to up it up a bit. I think it’s hard to put on a lot of miles when I am training because I am currently doing 4 hard workouts a week, so I need more rest than usual…
  • Downs: just the world-record-breaking really really really cold temps
  • Ups: I have managed to stick to my training even in this cold weather!
  • Balance: starting the year STRONG! Let’s go!

February 2019 Recap

February was cold and FAST. Did I tell you I have been training HARD?? I started mid-December, this is week 12 of 14. First race is the NYC Half in two weeks. Training is going amazing. The hardest part was the first 2-3 weeks… when I still didn’t think I could do it. It had been so long since I had a written-down-formal-training-program that I was a bit scared. But if my runners do it, why wouldn’t I? They inspired me. They ask for it, they pay for it, they’re not afraid… what am I waiting for??? So I did it to myself!!!!

So… it was aggressive. So far in these 12 weeks, I’ve run 83 miles under 7:30 pace. Which is what I think should be around my half marathon pace (though who knows?); that’d be around a 1:38 half, not a PR but I don’t think I am in PR shape. We shall see in the next few months… stay tuned.

February had a little snow, some cold days, some brutally cold days, lots of friends and runs, no races, and I don’t remember what else. It was chill, fun, and rewarding.

DATA DOWNLOAD

Overall Small Recap

  • Total Miles: 170. not bad. at all. for a short month
  • Downs: by the end of the month I was getting sick of the cold… as usual.
  • Ups: Training is going amazing!
  • Balance: Excited for warm weather and less laundry soon!

January

was something: it started REALLY HOT (the first day of the year I did speedwork in a sports bra!) and then it was record-breaking COLD. Running in the cold is so tricky… if you’re underdressed you’ll be miserable (and prone to injure stiff muscles), but if you’re overdressed you’ll also be miserable (and prone to not finish a workout either). Not only I spend way more time layering up but leveling each layer’s materials is a science I work at perfecting every day. Plus, add the wind-chill, the humidity, the area you’ll be running around, and the specific workout to the variables and it could literally cripple you in distress before you even start running… WHY DO I DO THIS TO MYSELF, HUH?

ANYWAY… so it was hot, then cold, then freezing, then back to cold that felt warm because after freezing cold is nothing. I am, somehow, still sticking to my crazy exhausting training plan, and it’s actually going great (some days better than others!). It’s mostly 4 hard workouts a week, but I built them slooooow, so it’s all safe. Painfully horrible BUT SAFE. It’s going well. Plus, I’ve had a few good friends jump in to help in, to pace, to train with, or just distract me from my thoughts of jumping into the reservoir. They are ALL faster than me. I swear. No joke, it’s super humiliating humbling, every week. My main pacer, Pamela Hunt, just won Runner of the Year at the NYRR Club Night. And there I am, trying my best, huffing and puffing, week after week. Why? Because I a not ready to give up. Not yet.

January was a challenging month on the personal side, most of you know. It was heartbreaking but also full of joy. I am trying to navigate all those super strong emotions. We learn something every day if we keep our eyes and hearts open. I am mostly thankful to get to go through this, and to know the people in my life are super strong and we hold each other up.

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DATA DOWNLOAD

Overall Small Recap

  • Total Miles: 147. Not bad! IF I am shooting for 1,800 miles in 2019, the monthly average should be around 158, so I need to up it up a bit. I think it’s hard to put on a lot of miles when I am training because I am currently doing 4 hard workouts a week, so I need more rest than usual…
  • Downs: just the world-record-breaking really really really cold temps
  • Ups: I have managed to stick to my training even in this cold weather!
  • Balance: starting the year STRONG! Let’s go!

2018 TCS New York City Marathon: race week events!

  I will be updating this every day. If you have anything to be added, just forward it to me. So, recheck every day! updated 10/30. 7:30 pm

And don’t forget to re-read the New York City Marathon Tips, Course Strategy, and Info! post

 

Wednesday, October 25th

  • Wednesday Morning IronStrength Workout in Central Park with Dr. Metzl

When: 6:30 AM – 7:30 AM

Where: Delacorte Theater, 81 Central Park West, New York, NY 10023

What: Come join our monthly morning workout in Central Park with Dr. Jordan Metzl on Wednesday Morning October, 24th in Central Park! We will meet by the benches outside the Delacorte Theater starting at 6:20 AM and will leave by 6:25 AM. The workout runs 6:30-7:30 AM and will consist of hills, strength, and tons of fun! (and SWAG for those who work hard!) Come join us as we celebrate movement, community, fun, and sweat! Cost: Free

More info and RSVP.

Thursday, October 26th

  • NYC Marathon Discovery Event

When: 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Where: 295 Madison Avenue, 10TH FLOOR, New York, NY 10017

What: Virtually discover the NYC Marathon! Led by running coach John Honerkamp, we’ll walk step by step through the course. Cost: $10.

More info and RSVP.

Saturday, October 27th

  • On the Last 10!

When: 7:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Where: JackRabbit, 1051 3rd Ave, New York, NY 10065

What: JackRabbit & On will be leading the way with GU providing the fuel that will help you get one step closer to that goal by leading you through the Last 10 miles of the Marathon course. Plus, you won’t need to worry about a thing the whole way. We will have nutrition on the course and we will take care of your bags as well. Plus, there will be breakfast at the finish with plenty of other fun SWAG. Cost: Free

More info and RSVP.

  • Yoga for Runners to Benefit Achilles International at Pure Yoga East!

When: 2:30 PM – 4:00 PM

Where: Pure Yoga East, 203 East 86th Street, New York, NY 10028

What: Join us for a special IronStrength for a Cause event on Saturday, October 27th at the beautiful studios of Pure Yoga East. We are honored to host a Yoga for Runners class to raise funds and awareness for our friends at the New York Chapter of Achilles International, an organization that promotes athletic participation for disabled athletes. Runners and non-runners are welcome! To give a small sense of the amazing courage and strength of Achilles athletes, this class will be a blindfolded yoga class. Registrants are asked to bring a blindfold. We’ll be hearing from some of the amazing Achilles runners before class. Cost: $25

More info and RSVP.

Monday, October 29th

  • NYRR Member Monday: Course Strategy, Meet Your Pacer, and Happy Hour

When: 6:00–8:00 p.m.

Where: TCS New York City Marathon Pavilion, Central Park at West 67th Street, New York, NY 10065

More info and RSVP.

Tuesday, October 30th

  • On x Paragon Sports Fun Run & Live Panel Event

When: 6:30PM to 9:30PM

Where: Paragon Sports, 867 Broadway, New York, NY

What: Getting excited about the NYC Marathon? Join On x Paragon Sports for a pre-marathon fun run followed by a LIVE podcast recording of Hurdle by Emily Abbate with On Co-Founder Caspar Coppetti. Cost: Free

More info and RSVP.

  • The Unifying Power of Sports After Tragedy with Deena Kastor, Meb Keflezighi, Peter Ciaccia, and Clifford Chanin

When: 6:30–8:00 p.m.

Where: TCS New York City Marathon Pavilion, Central Park at West 67th Street, New York, NY 10065

More info and RSVP.

Wednesday, October 31st

  • Special Screening: The Human Race and Post-Screening Chat with Director Liz Vassey and Kathrine Switzer

When: 6:00–9:00 p.m.

Where: TCS New York City Marathon Pavilion, Central Park at West 67th Street, New York, NY 10065

More info and RSVP.

  • Shake It Out With Shake Shack & JackRabbit!

When: 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM

Where: New York Running Company by JackRabbit, 10 Columbus Circle, New York, NY 10019

What: Who’s ready to shake it out with Shake Shack, Rhone, and Ciele on 10/31? Wait…10/31, that’s Halloween! Yes, it is and not only are we bringing back our annual Shake Shack Marathon Shakeout Run, but we are also adding in the fun spirit of Halloween. So, get out your costumes, get out your running shoes, and let’s show this city how fun runners really are! This year’s Shake Out Run will start at JackRabbit Columbus Circle at 6:30pm and take runners through Central Park on a 3-mile route passing by the finish line of the NYC Marathon. The sweat will be worth it and rewarded with a complimentary drink at Shake Shack on the house! The run will finish at the Shake Shack on 86th & Lexington. Cost: Free

More info and RSVP.

Thursday, November 1st

  • Hoka One One Runs the Highline

When: 7:00 AM – 9:00 AM

Where: JackRabbit – Union Square, 42 West 14th Street, New York, NY 10011

What: What better way to kick off your pre-marathon celebration than by joining JackRabbit and HOKA ONE ONE for a group shakeout run on November 1st at 7am. We will take runners on a short 3-mile run over the Highline and back down by the Hudson, followed by a special talk and Q&A at 8:00 AM with HOKA sponsored athletes. Lite bites and refreshments will be provided! Cost: Free

More info and RSVP.

  • TCS New York City Marathon Expo Presented by New Balance

When: 10:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m

Where: Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, Halls 3B and 3E. 11th Avenue at West 35th Street, New York, NY 1000

What: Number Pickup / Course Strategy with NYRR Coaches / TCS New York City Marathon Logistics with NYRR Staff.Cost: Free to enter.

More info and RSVP.

  • NYRR RUNTalk: Olympians Bernard Lagat, Abdi Abdirahman, and Juan Luis Barrios

When: 4:00–5:00 p.m.

Where: NYRR RUNCENTER featuring the New Balance Run Hub, 320 West 57th Street, New York, NY 10019

More info and RSVP.

  • TCS New York City Marathon Prep with HSS: Strength Training with Pam Geisel

When: 5:00–6:00 p.m

More info and RSVP.

  • Pre-marathon happy hour + trivia at Brooklyn Running Company

When: 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Where: Brooklyn Running Company, 222 Grand St, Brooklyn, New York 11211

What:  fun evening of running trivia + beer with the good folks at Brooklyn Running Company plus a chance to shop the super-limited edition rabbit NYC collection.

More info and RSVP.

  • NYC Race Day Ready with Jackrabbit & Saucony

When: 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Where: New York Running Company by JackRabbit, 10 Columbus Circle, New York, NY 10019

What: Join Jackrabbit and Saucony for an exclusive event that will get you ready for your big day in the Big Apple! Shake out your legs on a group run in Central Park at 6:00pm. Customize your race-day outfit from 6-8:00pm, though we’ll take a short break for the athlete chat. Settle in for a championship-level chat with some of running’s finest: Rod Dixon, Molly Huddle, Jared Ward and Tim Ritchie. Cost: Free

More info and RSVP.

  • NYRR RUNTalk: Running with Diabetes Hosted by Abbott

When: 6:00–7:00 p.m.

More info and RSVP.

  • Empowered by Running: Des Linden

When: 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Where: 295 Madison Avenue, 10TH FLOOR, New York, NY 10017

What: Join Custom Performance for an Evening with Desiree Linden, champion of the 2018 Boston Marathon! Hear Des’s story and take a personal photo with the legend herself! Cost: $80/$100

More info and RSVP.

  • Screening: Icarus and Post-Screening Chat with Academy Award-Winning Director Bryan Fogel

When: 6:00–10:00 p.m.

Where: TCS New York City Marathon Pavilion, Central Park at West 67th Street, New York, NY 10065

More info and RSVP.

  • NYRR RUNTalk en español con Beverly Ramos y Rafa Botello

When: 7:00–8:00 p.m.

Where: NYRR RUNCENTER featuring the New Balance Run Hub, 320 West 57th Street, New York, NY 10019

Friday, November 2nd

  • Morning Miles with New Balance – TCS New York City Marathon Edition

When: 7:00 AM – 9:00 AM

Where: New York Running Company by JackRabbit, 10 Columbus Circle, New York, NY 10019

What: Join us on November 2nd as we take on the morning with a shake out run and some fun hosted by New Balance. We will do a 3-mile route and end back at the store where we will have some lite brunch items and refreshments. Don’t miss a special guest appearance – you will be running with 2017 World Steeplechase Champion, Emma Coburn! Cost: Free

More info and RSVP.

  • KT Tape NYC Marathon Shake Out Run with Meb

When: 7:00 AM – 9:30 AM

Where:  JackRabbit, 140 West 72nd Street, New York, NY 10023

What: KT Tape and JackRabbit offer an experience to remember! Become one of the lucky few who will get a chance to meet and run with one of the greatest marathoners to ever wear the Team USA singlet, 2009 New York City Marathon Champion and Olympic Silver Medalist Meb Keflezighi. Come get KT Tape’d up at 7 am, hear some inspirational words from Meb, and head out with him on an easy 3-mile run through beautiful Central Park! Light refreshments will be served afterwards and Meb will be there to sign autographs, take pictures, and answer questions. Cost: Free

More info and RSVP.

  • TCS New York City Marathon Expo Presented by New Balance

When: 10:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m

Where: Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, Halls 3B and 3E. 11th Avenue at West 35th Street, New York, NY 1000

What: Number Pickup / Course Strategy with NYRR Coaches / TCS New York City Marathon Logistics with NYRR Staff.Cost: Free to enter.

More info and RSVP.

  • TCS New York City Marathon Estrategia del Recorrido con Germán Silva

When: 10:00–11:00 a.m.

Where: NYRR RUNCENTER featuring the New Balance Run Hub, 320 West 57th Street, New York, NY 10019

More info and RSVP.

  • Consigli strategici per la TCS New York City Marathon

When: 11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.

Where: NYRR RUNCENTER featuring the New Balance Run Hub, 320 West 57th Street, New York, NY 10019

More info and RSVP.

  • NYRR Corriendo un Recorrido de Historia con German Silva

When: 11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.

Where: NYRR RUNCENTER featuring the New Balance Run Hub, 320 West 57th Street, New York, NY 10019

More info and RSVP.

  • Kursstrategie für den TCS New York City Marathon

When: 12:00–1:00 p.m.

Where: NYRR RUNCENTER featuring the New Balance Run Hub, 320 West 57th Street, New York, NY 10019

More info and RSVP.

  • Tour di corsa escursionistica NYRR

When: 12:00–1:30 p.m.

Where: NYRR RUNCENTER featuring the New Balance Run Hub, 320 West 57th Street, New York, NY 10019

More info and RSVP.

  • Stratégie de course pour le TCS New York City Marathon

When: 1:00–2:00 p.m.

Where: NYRR RUNCENTER featuring the New Balance Run Hub, 320 West 57th Street, New York, NY 10019

More info and RSVP.

  • NYRR-Tour der Laufgeschichte von NYC

When: 1:00–2:30 p.m.

Where: NYRR RUNCENTER featuring the New Balance Run Hub, 320 West 57th Street, New York, NY 10019

More info and RSVP.

  • L’histoire du NYRR en petites foulées

When: 2:00–3:30 p.m.

Where: NYRR RUNCENTER featuring the New Balance Run Hub, 320 West 57th Street, New York, NY 10019

More info and RSVP.

  • TCS New York City Marathon Prep with HSS: Foam Rolling

When: 5:00–6:00 p.m.

Where: NYRR RUNCENTER featuring the New Balance Run Hub, 320 West 57th Street, New York, NY 10019

More info and RSVP.

  • On Art Run with Q&A Featuring Mammoth Track Club Coach Andrew Kastor

When: 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Where: New York Running Company by JackRabbit, 10 Columbus Circle, New York, NY 10019

What: The On Art Run arrives in NYC at New York Running Company by Jackrabbitto help you shake out your legs before the marathon while enjoying a few of our favorite art pieces in the area. Mammoth Track Club coach Andrew Kastor will be on hand for a panel discussion and a short Q&A. Cost: Free

More info and RSVP.

  • TCS New York City Marathon Book Club: Sebastien Samson and Amby Burfoot

When: 6:00–7:00 p.m.

Where: NYRR RUNCENTER featuring the New Balance Run Hub, 320 West 57th Street, New York, NY 10019

More info and RSVP.

  • NYRR Night of Champions

When: 6:00–10:00 p.m.

Where: TCS New York City Marathon Pavilion, Central Park at West 67th Street, New York, NY 10065

What: For tickets, visit nightofchampions.nyrr.org Cost: check the link.

More info and RSVP.

  • Yoga & Meditation for the NYC Marathon

When: 6:30 PM

Where: THE FOUNDRY powered by Finish Line PT

What: Join 8-time NYC Marathon finisher and therapeutic yoga teacher for athletes, Amanda Kerpius, for a gentle runners yoga flow and Yoga Nidra meditation and visualization of the NYC Marathon course. Hosted at THE FOUNDRY powered by Finish Line PT, the evening will start with a gentle yoga flow designed to stretch major muscle groups and prepare the body for deep relaxation and lead into the meditation portion of the evening. Cost: Free

More info and RSVP.

  • After Kipchoge:  Records, Barriers, and the Future of the Marathon Panel

When: 7 PM

Where: Tracksmith New York Pop-Up at 161 Grand Street

Saturday, November 3rd

  • Rabbit Pop Up + Recovery Lounge

When: 9 am to 1 pm

Where: 295 Madison Avenue, 10TH FLOOR, New York, NY 10017

What: Join rabbit and our friends at Custom Performance NYC for the perfect pre-marathon morning. We’ll start off with a nice little shakeout run, led by Street 101, and followed by juice, bagels and a recovery lounge you won’t want to miss. Not to mention, you can shop all of rabbit’s super-limited edition NYC gear!

More info and RSVP.

  • RUNHealthy: TCS New York City Marathon Pre-Race Stretching

When: 9:30–10:30 a.m.

Where: NYRR RUNCENTER featuring the New Balance Run Hub, 320 West 57th Street, New York, NY 10019

More info and RSVP.

  • Shack-Out run with Mario Fraoli

When: 9:30 am

Where:  Tracksmith New York Pop-Up at 161 Grand Street

  • TCS New York City Marathon Expo Presented by New Balance

When: 10:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m

Where: Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, Halls 3B and 3E. 11th Avenue at West 35th Street, New York, NY 1000

What: Number Pickup / Course Strategy with NYRR Coaches / TCS New York City Marathon Logistics with NYRR Staff. Cost: Free to enter.

More info and RSVP.

  • NYC Shakeout Art Run

When: 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM

Where: Burton Flagship Store, 69 Greene St. New York, NY 10002

What: Whether you’re in town for the New York City Marathon, a New Yorker running the NYC Marathon or just want to get in a beautiful tour of the world’s best street art, come do a 5K art run around downtown NYC. We will see lots of new street art and murals in the Lower East Side and SoHo on this relaxed pace NYC Shakeout Art Run. Cost: $30

More info and RSVP.

  • Nike NYC Shakeout Run

When: 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Where: 138 Bowery

What: Lace up and get ready to run the city during this marathon inspired weekend as we shakeout the legs, loosen up those muscles and sweat out the nerves before race day. Our light three-mile run will kick off from 138 Bowery at 11:00 AM
Reserve your spot, bring a friend, and get ready to roll. 10:00am – 11:00am check-in / 11:00am – 12:00pm shakeout run /
12:00pm – 2:00pm Q&A with special guest + DJ’d post run hydration and nutrition. Cost: Free

More info and RSVP.

  • The Curiously Elastic Limits of Human Performance with Author Alex Hutchinson and Team New Balance’s Emma Coburn

When: 12:00–1:00 p.m.

Where: NYRR RUNCENTER featuring the New Balance Run Hub, 320 West 57th Street, New York, NY 10019

More info and RSVP.

  • Six Who Sat: A Conversation with ESPN 30 for 30 Podcast Team, Nina Kuscsik, and Kathrine Switzer

When: 1:00–2:00 p.m.

Where: NYRR RUNCENTER featuring the New Balance Run Hub, 320 West 57th Street, New York, NY 10019

More info and RSVP.

  • I’ll Have Another With Lindsey Hein and Paula Radcliffe Live!

When: 2:00–3:00 p.m

Where: NYRR RUNCENTER featuring the New Balance Run Hub, 320 West 57th Street, New York, NY 10019

More info and RSVP.

  • NYRR Marathon Legends: Joan Benoit Samuelson, Frank Shorter, and Bill Rodgers

When: 3:00–4:00 p.m

Where: NYRR RUNCENTER featuring the New Balance Run Hub, 320 West 57th Street, New York, NY 10019

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  • Team #MovedMe: Inspiring Stories of the TCS New York City Marathon

When: 4:00–5:00 p.m.

Where: NYRR RUNCENTER featuring the New Balance Run Hub, 320 West 57th Street, New York, NY 10019

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  • Carbo-Load with Gwen Jorgensen

When: 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Where: Tarallucci e Vino Nomad, 44 E 28th Street, New York, New York 10016

What: Join us the night before the NYC Marathon to chat with Olympic gold-medalist Gwen Jorgensen about her training regimen, setting goals and how sleep is crucial to all of it. Pasta bites + drinks will be provided!

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Sunday, November 4th

  • TCS New York City Marathon Live Stream

When: 10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.

What: Swing by the NYRR RUNCENTER while you are waiting for your runner to finish the TCS New York City Marathon or join in after the race to shop for official TCS New York City Marathon gear presented by New Balance!

Where: NYRR RUNCENTER featuring the New Balance Run Hub, 320 West 57th Street, New York, NY 10019

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Monday, November 5th

  • Marathon Monday at the TCS New York City Marathon Pavilion

When: 7:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

Where: TCS New York City Marathon Pavilion, Central Park at West 67th Street, New York, NY 10065

What: Celebrate your accomplishment at the TCS New York City Marathon Pavilion. Jumpstart your recovery at the Hospital for Special Surgery Runner Recovery Zone, shop for New Balance finisher gear, have your finisher medal engraved by Fond Memories, and purchase commemorative editions of the New York Times. Cost: Free to enter.

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  • TCS New York City Marathon Re-Broadcast

When: 8:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.

What: After you have your medal engraved at the TCS New York City Marathon Pavilion, come check out the re-broadcast of the TCS New York City Marathon, which will be playing all day at the NYRR RUNCENTER. You can also shop for official TCS New York City Marathon gear presented by New Balance!

Where: NYRR RUNCENTER featuring the New Balance Run Hub, 320 West 57th Street, New York, NY 10019

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Tuesday, November 6th

  • TCS New York City Marathon Medal Engraving

When: 9:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.

Where: NYRR RUNCENTER featuring the New Balance Run Hub, 320 West 57th Street, New York, NY 10019

More info and RSVP.

Wednesday, November 7th

  • TCS New York City Marathon Medal Engraving

When: 9:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.

Where: NYRR RUNCENTER featuring the New Balance Run Hub, 320 West 57th Street, New York, NY 10019

More info and RSVP.

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Don’t forget to re-read the New York City Marathon Tips, Course Strategy and Info! post

I’ve compiled this listing from brands/athletes/stores’ social channels or emails. Events might have been updated at a later date so please check the source for updated info. If you have/see any other events not listed here, pls send my way. Have fun!