Running In The Rain: Good or Bad?

Rain can derail your outdoor plans. Plan an outdoor event and you’ll be watching the forecast like a hawk and probably planning a backup indoor venue too. But what if instead of a fancy dinner party, you’ve scheduled a long run, something on the order of an hour or two of running, to prepare for…

Balance Is Everything

Balance is everything. Too much workout and you get burned out. Not enough to do and you feel bored. Balance is everything. I’ve run too much. When I do, my body feels drained, I feel like I am too hot, I’ve lost too much hydration and I’m too hungry. I’ve also gone weeks where I…

Fartlek Isn’t Just A Funny Word

I needed to run today: to clear my body of the remnants of a super-strong cough medicine to raise my metabolism sufficiently to get rid of my illness to just throw myself back into running after the cold To accomplish all this, I decided to do some speedwork a.k.a. FARTLEKS. For those outside the running community,…

Go Low And Go Slow. The Secret Behind Negative Splits

I heard this line on Dr. Oz and I thought it was so appropriate because “GO LOW AND GO SLOW” is definitely the way to tackle goals. In marathon training, one of our goals is negative splits. That means we train so that on race day, we start running at a slow pace and as…

NYRR Wants Me?

The New York Road Runners (NYRR) just started a promo inviting runners to be Social Reporters – train for the 2014 marathon and tell you about it. All things I am doing already. And then for telling you about it, I get guaranteed entry into the 2014 Marathon, the same race I’ve spent the last…

Alive and loving it

I went out for a lunch time run. Mid-run, I paused to take a photo and accidentally paused my Runkeeper app so it only recorded the first 1.66 miles. But I know what I did! And I feel so proud! I ran about 3 miles on sidewalks and up little hills and finished with 3…

Poland Spring Marathon Kickoff

This originally appeared on my blog healthyadventist.wordpress.com and was posted on October 28, 2012 I just ran the last 5 miles of the ING NYC  marathon this morning. NYRR arranged a 5 miler which covers the last few miles of next Sunday’s marathon. So I crossed the marathon finish without having run most of those 26 miles. But…