Week 1 – IMLP 70.3 Training

Wooo! 70.3 training has officially begun! The big race is Lake Placid IM 70.3 on September 10th so we’re about 15 weeks out. This year with my HIM and marathon so close together I decided to enlist the help of a coach.  I went with Kindal (@runningwithstrength) and she is going to guide me through two succesful races.  Not going to lie when I saw the schedule I freaked.  Every day there are two discplines, sometimes together in a brick and sometimes as two workouts.  It is going to take a lot of coordination and effort to get it done but luckily Drew is also training so I have a buddy along the way. Here’s how Week 1 went down! Monday: 5/22 Total Rest Day Tuesday: 5/23 RUN: 4×1200 at HMP (Total 6 miles @ 8:17) Before this workout I went to the doctor for my heel. I was freaking out […]

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Plattsburgh Half Marathon Recap- Crushing Goals!

Plattsburgh Half Marathon Official Time: 1:39:28, 7:37 pace Watch: 13.28 miles, 1:39:38, 7:30 pace Overall: 43/351 AG: 3rd/53 Gender: 9/179 At the beginning of 2017 I made one of my fitness goals to break 1:40 in the half marathon and as of this weekend I can successfully cross that off my list! Going into the weekend I was honestly pretty nervous because this will probably be my last half marathon for a while and potentially for the year due to my personal and tri/marathon schedule.  I was starting to put pressure on myself to hit this goal and quite honestly I hate that feeling so I tried to be as calm as possible and remind myself to have fun, it’s just running after all. My dad was also running the race and we stayed at our condo in Lake Placid the night before so all I had to do was […]

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NYC Marathon Goals

“If your dreams don’t scare you they aren’t big enough.” The NYC Marathon is 6 months away! In case you didn’t see it on my Instagram or FB page, I am running this marathon for Fred’s Team.  This team raises money for Memorial Sloan Kettering for cancer research.  This cause is very near and dear to my heart because their cutting edge research saved my mom’s life in 2010!  Read more about my story and considering donating HERE! Before I get to the point of this post – my goals for this year’s marathon, I first want to give you a little background on the marathons I have run.  In college I vowed that when I graduated I would do a marathon.  So in 2014 I ran  the Philadelphia Marathon (4:09) and then in 2015 I ran Chicago (4:19).  Looking at the times I ran frankly disappoints me and if we are […]

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