Tag: training

Here’s Why Hill Repeats Are Important For Runners

Runners have a love/hate relationship with hills. And while sometimes it’s an obstacle just to get motivated to lace up, adding hill repeats into regular running schedules is worth that uphill climb. For the longest time, I used to avoid hills at all costs. It’s much easier to stick to the flat lands, never going

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NJ Half Marathon Training Recap: Weeks 4-8

The end is near. This is the last four weeks of of training for my next half marathon, each week getting me closer to race day and reaching yet another goal. But this is only the beginning of the end, meaning there is still lots more work to do before the big day. After yesterday’s

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Shamrock ’N’ Run 5k Race Recap And Review

Despite the cold pre-spring chilly weather, there was a sea of green that filled the streets in Rutherford, New Jersey for the 7th annual Michael Cassidy Shamrock ’N’ Run 5k on St. Patrick’s Day. And I was among the 387 participants who came out to support a good cause, challenge ourselves as runners, and start

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This Is How You Know You’re Ready For Half Marathon Training: Week 1 Recap

Getting back to running has literally been a one step in front of the other experience for me post-baby. It didn’t matter that I ran well late into my third trimester, or that once I got my eight weeks clear after delivery I was on that treadmill. Falling in love with running again has been

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Half Marathon Training Week 1: Guilt And Goals

I can proudly say that week 1 of half marathon has been completed! Even though I am just one short week into training, I have already had many mixed emotions about traveling down this journey again. For a few weeks before deciding to go for it, I was toying around with the idea. It was

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Are You Ready To Race? Just Sign Up And Set That Goal

If you ever contemplate whether or not you should go for a run, just do it. You won’t regret it even if it winds up being a slow and steady jog. The same applies to when contemplating whether or not you should make that jump and go ahead and sign up for your first race.

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Apple’s Watch Reveal Features Marathoner Christy Turlington Burns: Why The Apple Watch Is Ideal For Runners

Today was Apple’s highly-anticipated “Spring Forward” event that featured the reveal of the iWatch. Runners may be interested to know that Apple CEO Tim Cook spent a decent time during the discussion to talk about how the Apple Watch may be the perfect tech gadget for runners. Cook’s presentation featured the appearance of model, marathoner

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Virtual Race 10K Snow Day Run

I am so over this winter weather and all the snow. But I must say that it looks gorgeous outside my backyard, blankets of fluffy whiteness tucking tightly onto tree branches. I am so tempted to go outside and run in the snow, but decided to stay nice and warm inside. That doesn’t mean that

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When To Take A Break From Half Marathon Training

Wanted to take a minute to bring you all up to speed on my half marathon training. After finishing my  5k in 30-minutes, 30-seconds, I had never felt so strong! However, I was super sore the next day and moved by long-distance run from Sunday to Monday. I also had to make some other adjustments,

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Rest Day Workout: To Run Or Not To Run?

If you are thinking about whether or not to run, then you should run! So, today was supposed to be a rest day. However, I had some extra afternoon free time and lots on my mind, so I just couldn’t resist a short run. Now rest days are really important during any training. Your muscles

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