Spring Racing and 2014 Plans

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This post is a long time coming. And just plain long. I apologize in advance if it seems like a bunch of random thoughts thrown out. But there are a lot of factors going into my plans for the year and I want to try to explain them all so that my decision makes sense […]

PR Spotlight – Sarah (Run Far Girl)

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Happy Friday!! Thank you so much for all of your comments and words of encouragement on yesterday’s post!  I’m getting ready to head up to West Point for the weekend – it’s my 10 year reunion and I will be spending quality time with some of my closest girl friends ! There is a dinner/social […]

Weekend Highlights + 20 Mile Success

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This past weekend was amazing! Thank you for all of your words of support and good luck wishes for my husband! He is officially a half-Ironman! =)  Below are some of the highlights from our weekend: - Crossing Finish Line with our youngest. I can’t stop smiling at this picture. This is the first finish line the […]

So You Want To Do An Ironman?

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First, let me please preface this post by stating that I am by no means an expert at triathlons or Ironman competitions. Full disclosure: I’ve done ONE Ironman.{Hope to go for #2 next year!} But I’ve received a number of emails and comments asking various questions regarding choosing a race, training for one, time commitment […]

Things I’m Loving

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So I had my first stress workout on Monday.  Plan called for 2 miles warmup, 2 x 2 mile tempo interval (with 3 min active recovery in between each), 2 mile cooldown. Goal pace was 7:00->6:55. I hit the paces (6:54-> 6:52, 6:58-> 6:53), but it was a lot tougher than I would have liked. […]

More Recovery + I waited 7 months for this

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Hey friends! So not much running last week.  Or blogging.  It was just what I needed.  Although I thought I was ready to begin marathon training, my body and heart needed more time to recover. More time to not really do much of anything.  Except sleep in, spend more time outside with the boys, stay […]

Ironman Lake Placid Race Weekend

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I decided to break this into two segments – the days leading up to the race (Race Weekend) and then Race Day (swim, T1, bike, T2, run, post-race, post-race day). There’s a lot to say and I don’t want to have a ridiculous amount posts so bear with me. It’s long. If you want the […]

Ironman Lake Placid

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Good Morning!! I am working on a full recap from Sunday’s Ironman, but wanted to share the news (in case you aren’t on twitter or Instagram)… I am an Ironman!!! =) Sunday was a long day, but one that went amazingly smooth for almost the full 140.6 miles.  I finished in 13:04.  The swim was slower […]

Ironman Lake Placid: Tracking Details

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I’ve been asked a lot over the last week by friends and family about how they can track me on race day, so I wanted to share all the details here! Race Day: Sunday, July 28, 2013 Start Time: Pros start at 6:30am; waves will begin a few minutes after that based on projected finish times.  I […]

Ironman Lake Placid Goals + Woman Runs 366 Marathons in One Year

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Although the big day is still 11 days away, I know that there will be little to no time to post here next week.  We are heading up to Lake Placid Wednesday evening until Monday afternoon. Those days will be filled with as much relaxation and family time as possible.  I am not even sure […]

Lake Placid Training Weekend

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It was bound to happen.  Up until this point, most of my Ironman training recaps have been successful.  They may not have been perfect, but I’ve hit the distance or time I wanted.  Well, I didn’t this weekend. While our weekend trip to Lake Placid was great for so many reasons (I’ll explain below), I […]

Single Parenting

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I have so much respect for single moms and dads.  I function fine with the boys during the day but I start counting down the minutes until my husband walks in the door after he finishes work.  Kind of unfair to him because he just returned from a full day of work too.  But, even […]

Mighty Moss Half Ironman Race Recap

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After the Rev 3 Quassy Olympic 4 weeks ago, I knew it was in my best interest to have another tune-up race before Lake Placid.  There was so much that I learned in that first triathlon and I wanted to make some adjustments as well as test out my nutrition plan at the longer distance.  My […]

Age Group Win at Mighty Moss Half Ironman!

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Happy Monday, friends!! The full recap of yesterday’s half-ironman is coming…I have so much to share, but was too wiped out after the race to write it last night. Plus, I wanted to spend the rest of the afternoon with the boys rather than sitting in front of the computer. Lots of good things (36ish minute […]

Triathlon #2: Mighty Moss Half Ironman

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Follow NYC Running Mama on BlogLovin or subscribe to receive email notifications! This weekend will bring me one step closer to Ironman Lake Placid (which is ONE month away today – aghh!). My second triathlon will be the Mighty Moss Half Ironman. I am surprisingly calm – and actually, even really, really excited! This race is important for […]

Breastfeeding and Endurance Sports

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Follow NYC Running Mama on BlogLovin or subscribe to receive email notifications! ———————– I’ve gotten a ton of emails, comments, and messages from readers asking how I am managing to breastfeed while Ironman training.  I am not going to sugar coat this post and pretend that I am doing all of this training while happily and […]

Century Ride + 5k with Double Stroller

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Don’t forget to enter the Sparkly Soul Giveaway! After last week’s post on the demons I have been dealing with, I have tried to focus on what I can control each day while not freaking out about things that are still weeks away (less than 5 now!). Saturday was scheduled to be my longest ride […]

Chasing The Demons

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Don’t forget to enter the Sparkly Soul GIVEAWAY! I’ve been having a really hard time sleeping lately.  Most nights, I fall asleep pass out as soon as my head comes within 10 feet of my bed.  But I often find myself waking up for no apparent reason.  I spend the next 2-3 LONG hours willing sleep to […]

Whirlwind Weekend on the West Coast + 100 marathons by age 28

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Just wanted to drop in and say hello! It’s been over a week since I last came on here to blog.  I had such great intentions while I was on vacation – I even brought the computer with me…I always seem to think that I will have all this free time and that I will […]

Tempo Run with Double Stroller

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Last Wednesday was supposed to be a 45 min run (with 25-30 min at tempo).  My goal pace would have been between 6:40-6:45  (average) for 4 miles. But after deciding to sleep in a bit, my options were either the treadmill or the double stroller.  I spent almost the entire winter logging miles on my […]

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