What is Glycogen Depletion Training?

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After I mentioned that I did not fuel or drink water during the 20 miler last weekend, I got a few questions about the reasoning behind it, so I wanted to share my thoughts (and in more than a sentence or two on IG or twitter). Let me preface this post with a few things. […]

Asics LA Marathon Race Recap

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Hello and Happy St. Patrick’s Day!! I had wanted to write this recap early last week (actually, planned on working on it on the flight home) but between wanting to spend less time on the phone/computer and more time with the boys and having lots going on last week, I didn’t make much progress. Race […]

Asics Giveaway

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This time next week I will be in California, getting ready to run the LA Marathon. The warm, sunny weather is going to be much needed, much-welcomed escape from the temps we have been dealing with in the northeast. As a member of the Asics LA Marathon Blogger Challenge, I’ve been been able to test […]

Less Black and White Workouts

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I’ve always been a big fan of workouts during marathon training where it’s easy to track progress: set intervals (400, 800, 1600), set distance and pace tempo runs, even wave tempos (odd miles at a fast pace, even miles at a pace about a minute slower). From week to week, my goal is either to […]

My Favorite Home Workout DVDs

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After making the commitment a few weeks ago to get back into the habit of doing core and strength work on a more regular basis, I decided to purchase a few workout DVDs to help me stay on track. I have some regular exercises that I enjoy doing, but have heard amazing things about barre […]

Update on Training -> Be Smarter Than Me

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If you follow me on Instagram or Twitter, you may have seen that I briefly mentioned I was having knee pain the last few weeks. But I haven’t gone into detail…so here it it is: About three weeks ago, I began feeling something in my left knee. It wasn’t painful – just kind of a […]

Keeping The Dream Alive

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So first, I want to give a special CONGRATS to one of the runners I coach – Joe D (from Staten Island) who ran a 6+ minute PR at the Fred Lebow Half Marathon this past weekend! Despite super frigid temperatures and a tough course (two+ loops of Central Park including Harlem Hill), he ran […]

Getting Faster by Getting Stronger

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I’ll be the first to admit that I do not do enough core or strengthening exercises. At the start of every training cycle, I vow to myself that I will make it a habit to do both (like I did back in Jan 2012!), but that usually only lasts a week or two and then […]

Miles for Meg + The Beauty of Flexibility

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Another week of training for the LA Marathon is complete. It was a good week of running and I was able to get in all my planned runs while also hitting my highest mileage (of this training cycle) – 64! Monday: 10 treadmill miles (8:06 pace). Nothing exciting about this except that I finished watching Homeland […]

Philadelphia Marathon Race Recap

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So first some GREAT news! I was selected as one of the 20 Inspirational Runners in the US by Dailyburn! The people on this list are amazing runners and people and I’m incredibly honored to be put in the same category as them. ——————- These things are much easier and fun to write when it’s […]

2013 Philadelphia Marathon – Lesson in Not Quitting

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First, I just want to give a HUGE congrats to Hallie, my “cadet” from the Saucony 26 strong team who is a marathoner!! Congratulations, Hallie!! =) This isn’t the post I had planned on writing. I ran a 3:23:02 yesterday – almost 90 seconds slower than my PR was not how the day was supposed to […]

Training for Finish Line not Finish Line Clock: Philadelphia Marathon Goals

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My target race, the Philadelphia Marathon, is just four days away. I’ve talked about the things I’m doing differently this training cycle. It has been the most enjoyable, exciting training cycle to date – and I think the primary reason is that I have eliminated the stress of going after a certain time. I often go into a […]

Changing the Way I Eat

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During Ironman training, I felt hungry ALL the time. There never seemed to be enough food in the house to keep me full. Because I was always starving (and tired), I was reaching for things that were the quickest to cook/prepare: grilled steak, cold cuts, chicken cutlets (fried), a huge dish of pasta. Add to […]

Eight Mile Tempo to Ride into the Marathon

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First week of taper is almost over. I’m still smiling and haven’t gone crazy yet. I think a huge part of it is that I was still running every day and still had a few workouts to get in. So I haven’t had to run easy for consecutive days yet. Ask me again next week […]

Spectating the NYC Marathon

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First, I just want to give a HUGE congrats to everyone who raced Sunday at the NYC Marathon. Conditions were not ideal (15 mph headwind for 20 miles makes me legs hurt just thinking about it) but there were so many amazing PRs, first time finishers and perseverance in spite of the poor conditions. Special […]

Thera-Gesic Review + Giveaway

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I rolled my ankle a few weeks ago during one of my AM runs as I discussed briefly here.  My ankle was slightly swollen but I had no pain walking the next day, so it seemed to be more of a light roll then a sprain – or something worse. But there was still a bit […]

Running in Cold Weather

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It’s that time of year again, friends! I didn’t think that we would see temps in the 30s for another few weeks but winter seems to have crashed the party early. I tweeted this out before my run Saturday morning as a way to convince myself to dress the way I knew I should and […]

Finding the Motivation: Running Truths

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Truth: There are some days where I wake up not wanting to run.  I doubt if there is anyone who really truly wakes up every morning with the burning desire to run. I’d say 90% of the time, I’m pretty quick to pop up when the alarm goes off…there is virtually no hesitation on those mornings. […]

Highs and Lows

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This weekend was {this} close to being an absolutely perfect one.  Friday afternoon, I said goodbye to the boys (who were being watched by my sweet sister!) and picked up three of my college girlfriends from the airport/their apartment in NJ enroute to our 10 year college reunion at West Point. Friday night was an […]

Saucony Ride 6 (Toddler/Baby) Review

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With the exception of my sons’ first few pairs of walking shoes, I don’t think I have paid more than $20 on a pair of shoes for them.  I do most of their shoe shopping at discounted stores (TJ Maxx, Target, zullily) and moderately priced stores during sales and when I have coupons (Gap).  I just […]

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