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NYC Training Week #9

  What a week. It ended with another tough race. Monday: Rest. Tuesday: 6 hill repeats, followed by a 30 minute bootcamp. Wednesday: Was my first basketball game. It appears basketball was a good life choice. Everyone on my team is a similar skill level and has a similar background: high-level high school/low-level college bball […]

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Race Recap: Maritime Race Weekend

After a busy month or two… okay let’s face it I’ve been┬áneglecting┬áthe blog big time and there is no way around it. But this past weekend (marking the middle of September, almost 3 months since my return home) was indeed a busy one. I ran two races! Yup, two. And I took a Kettlebell Certification […]

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NYC Marathon Training Week #8: Monday-Saturday

I haven’t done my long run yet, but so far it’s been a good week. I tried something new this week and doubled-up on my boot camps and my runs. I was lucky enough to have time in the evening to do this, as with the darkness at 6:30am these days, getting up in time […]

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NYC Marathon Training Week #7 – Longboat Island 10k

This race didn’t go as I hoped, but it went as I expected. 54:05. I’ve run faster 10ks, but I’ve run slower 10ks. And the race, while lovely, wasn’t designed for someone who cared about time. It started at 11:15am on a hot day. The trails were open to other pedestrians and cyclists. This is […]

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NYC Marathon Training Week #7 – Tuesday-Saturday

It was a busy week in Balser-land. And a hard one. I battled a sore throat most of the week as well as frustration. Running fast is hard work, y’all. That is all. On Tuesday, I did a 45 minute Nike bootcamp in the morning. I really like these workouts, but I am wondering if […]

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NYC Marathon Training Week #7- Monday

Midway through this week, I will be halfway through my training. Crazy. Monday was the first day of September. I love September. I am excited for work to get busy again and have launches and events and awards and festivals and do so much that by the end of November, I want to fall over […]

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NYC Marathon Training – the rest of week #6

Let’s catch up. Wednesday was my birthday. No workouts as a present to meee! (I had actually planned to go to morning yoga, but when the alarm went off at 6am, I was like ‘screw this, it’s my birthday.’) The next day, I thought I was on the ball. I brought extra clothes to work […]

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NYC Marathon Training Weeks #5 & #6 – Wednesday-Tuesday

It’s been a week since I last blogged, but I have a good reason: I went to Nova Scotia for my cousin’s wedding and I didn’t take my laptop! Let’s catch up on the training: Week #5 Wednesday: My coach says I need to get more hardcore about the cross-training. I know she’s right. I […]

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NYC Marathon Training Week #5 – Tuesday

Tuesday was one of those days were nothing went right and nothing felt right. I came home, headachy, tired and having screwed up my evening plans thanks to a last-minute work thing. But I forced myself out the door to get my run in. Then I forced myself to go be social as soon as […]

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NYC Marathon Training Week #5 – Monday

How is it week #5 already? I overslept on Monday, and had plans after work. I spent most of the morning convincing myself that I could do my cross-training after my plans. Then my co-worker went to the gym and I decided to say ‘screw it’ and go for a bike ride at lunch. Because […]

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