Saucony Kinvara 5 Giveaway Winner

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Hope everyone had a great weekend! The winner of the Saucony Kinvara 5 Giveaway (on Instagram) is: Sauceyjill! Congratulations! Please email me at nycrunningmama@gmail.com and I’ll get the code over to you ASAP! =) Follow me on Instagram so you can stay in the loop with other giveaways! And, check out the Last Chance gear on Saucony.com […]

26Strong + Saucony Shoe Giveaway!

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Don’t forget to enter the other giveaways I’m hosting this week in honor of Mother’s Day (Vitamix S30 Blender + Entry into in24 Philly Race). If you’ve been reading here for a bit, you may remember that I participated in the 2013 Saucony 26 Strong Campaign in the fall. I had a blast – and […]

Saucony 26 Strong Project Video #1

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As I I mentioned a few months ago, I was selected to be a member of the Saucony 26 Strong Project organized by Saucony, Competitor Group and Women’s Running. Over the last few months, I’ve had the pleasure of getting to mentor and know Hallie, my “cadet” for the Philadelphia Marathon.  Her whole story can be found […]

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 […]

Things I’m Loving – Ironman Edition

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Husband came home earlier than expected yesterday (yay!). Even though I was able to take a 45-min nap before dinner, I guess my body still needed sleep as I slept straight through my 4am this morning. I hate missing workouts but I know that sleep is more important and that missing one measly workout (which […]

Scotland 10k Race Recap

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I got up early Saturday AM (5am) and did my usual pre-race routine: Drank my coffee, nursed the little guy who had just woken up (and decided not to go back to sleep), ate a slice of whole wheat bread with peanut butter, drank some Nuun, packed my bag and was out of the house […]

Two Weeks Off From Running + Scotland 10k this weekend

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I loved reading all your comments on yesterday’s post – glad to know that my husband and I are not the only ones who struggle with both fitting in working out daily. Ever have a day where everything seems to go your way?  Yesterday was one of those days for me.  Started with an amazing […]

Saucony Virrata Review

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Over the years, I have dabbled with zero-drop shoes on more occasions than I can remember.  I SO wanted to wear a lightweight, more natural shoe.  But each time I have had to sadly return to my previous training shoe because my foot felt too naked, too unsupported for anything more than a mile or two. They just […]

Pre-NYC Half

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The NYC Half Race Recap will be up tomorrow but I’ll save the suspense…I PR’d by over 2 min!!! I didn’t get my sub-1:32 but I was darn close (1:32:23) and could NOT be happier with how the whole race went.  I don’t think the smile has left my face since I crossed the finish line. […]

Slowing Down the Treadmill

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Do you ever feel like you are on a treadmill and it just seems to be getting faster and faster…and that you will fall off if you hesitate for even a second? This is how I have felt the last few weeks.  Overwhelmed. Like I was holding down the fast forward button and couldn’t pick […]

Race Report: Cold Feet 10k

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Saturday morning was the Cold Feet 10k, a local trail race through the Greenbelt on Staten Island.  Even though I’ve lived on Staten Island a good part of my life, I always seem to forget how expansive the trail network is here – there’s over 2800 acres of trails, parks, and natural areas.  It’s amazing! […]

What I’m Loving

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Happy Valentine’s Day!!!  Hope you all indulge in a little chocolate / sweet treats today =) Workout yesterday: 700 yd swim (following the 0to1650 plan) + 5 mile progression run on gym’s treadmill.  My arms felt tired from the first stroke in the pool yesterday…I have one more pool workout on Friday and then off […]

Intervals

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Please keep my beautiful friend, Sarah, and her family in your prayers.  Her adorable 4 month old son, Jack, is undergoing surgery today.  You can read about her son and what he’s going through here. ——————————————————- If you look at my marathon training plan, it’s a mix between being extremely detailed and very vague.  The […]

Hot Chocolate 10k Race Recap

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As I said yesterday, I’m not going to sit here and blame the freezing temperatures or the ice / slush on the ground as the reason I did not reach my goal.  I signed up for a race in the winter in NYC, so ice/snow/freezing temperature kind of goes along with the territory.  Do I […]

Thanks, Mother Nature!

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Yesterday’s 10k race didn’t go as planned…partially due to Mother Nature.  She decided to give us about an inch or so of snow Friday night.  It wouldn’t have been a problem had it not been well below freezing overnight and all day yesterday.  The race started at 8am and despite an amazing job by the […]

It’s Racing Time

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This Saturday is my first race (where I’ll actually be racing for time) since I found out I was pregnant a year ago. I’m getting anxious, nervous, excited to race again.  I’m running the Hot Chocolate 10k in Prospect Park.  If I run a sub-42, I can apply for the Saucony Hurricane Team.  I haven’t raced […]

Cold Weather Running

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Wednesday’s Workout – 5 easy recovery miles (8:27 pace) on the treadmill: 3.8 miles while both boys napped and another 1.2 after I went to get little guy from his crib (he sleeps 9-10 hours straight at night but only likes 30 minute cat naps during the day).  This was my view for the second […]

The Wind Against My Wings

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I’ll run in the heat, rain, cold, or snow with no very little complaining.  The one element that I despise and will avoid at all costs is the wind.  I hate it.  For me, there’s nothing as depressing as pushing yourself and feeling like you are barely moving. I always check wind speed before a run […]

When do you throw in the towel?

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  Race for Recovery Update Photos post will be up tomorrow or Friday (taking me A LOT longer to compile them all then I had anticipated!) Results can be found here Giveaway Winners can be found here ———————————————– As you are probably aware, I was set to race the Hot Chocolate 10k on Sunday.  I […]

First Step is Believing + Review of Saucony Guide 6

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My biggest goal right now is to make the 2013 Saucony Hurricane Team.  In order to even apply, I have to run a qualifying time in the 2012 calendar year.  We are 2/3 through November and I find myself with my back against the wall and the clock winding down. I’ve been hesitant to discuss […]

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