Posts Tagged“training for the 2010 NYC marathon”

This week’s mileage was 16 miles. Next week is 10-12 miles. We had a slight mileage change of plans this weekend… instead of 20 miles, we changed the mileage to 16. We are back to running the second 20 miler two weeks out.  We’re just crazy gals that way.  Just messing with your heads, that’s all. And funny thing is, this week we did a hilly 16 miler and I wasn’t even stressed about it.  I was all, “Meh.”  WHAT AM I THINKING, PEOPLE?  Meh?! Apparently I am unphased at a 16 mile run. I had to borrow GU for…

This week’s run was much, MUCH better. (14.5 miles) We are getting stronger. Last week’s run was so bad. We finished, but it was bad.  And actually, I was waiting for that run.  It always happens when I train. When you experience a really difficult run it shakes your confidence.  I left that day with one thought in my mind, “If I can’t do 14 miles, how in the heck will I be able to do 26?” Which, of course, only made me buckle down and try harder.  Because I refuse to feel like that come marathon day. If there…

Didja notice that I skipped the training report for last week?  Wondering why? Because it stunk, that is why.  Katie (@rjmommy) was out of town on vacation and I managed to squeeze out a measly 6 mile run before I called it quits.  Because I suck.  I can’t seem to run without her these days.  I’m beginning to think that Katie is my human GU or something. Now might be a good time to fill you in on the power that is GU, I guess.  GU is awesomeness in a tube.  It is energy and it is addictive. (Hey, don’t judge. My addiction could…

As you well know by now, I am back to my running schedule training for the  November NYC Marathon.  As I am upping my mileage and heading into training in the hot summer months, I am  phasing out running with just water for hydration and introducing some other products into the mix. One of my newest training partners is Ultima Replenisher.   Ultima, as I have discovered,  is a natural sports drink with  no sugar, artificial colors, flavors or sweeteners.  (No sugar=no cramping or sugar spikes!) Everything about this product is terrific for you, it is even gluten free.  (Go Vegans!)…