Week 9: NYC Marathon training

I LOVE the fall. I love fall running. I love fall weather. I love fall snacks (cider donuts anyone?). I love being busy and motivated.

In college, my roommate kept a “quote book”- a book where she kept all her favorite quotes. Therefore, I inherited her love of quotes and words.

I’m trying to keep up my motivation before the semester/work/training just crushes me. So here are my favorite quotes/links that I love because they feel very relevant to my life right now:

Training update
According to my Google calendar, the NYC Marathon is 7 short weeks away, which is absolutely bananas. Only 6 long runs separate me from the NYC Marathon on November 1.  Wow.

I’m doing a half-marathon (NYC Runs Half) and volunteering at the NYRR training run this upcoming weekend, then a dumpling eating contest the day before the Bronx 10 mile race (yes I signed up for a food eating contest!!!), then a 20 mile run the weekend after.

Then I’ll be in San Francisco the weekend of Columbus Day, then the Runner’s World Hat Trick (a 5k, 10k & Half-Marathon!) the weekend after, then the Poland Spring 5 mile race the weekend before the marathon.

I finally like I’m into marathon training after weeks of dragging my feet and failing at long runs. I did my longest run this training cycle last Friday night.  For the record, NYC at night is amazing and safe (but crowded at 10pm even on the Brooklyn Bridge).

week 9 – week of 9/7/15
Monday – 55 minute Strength class at Uplift + 1.5 hr class at Yoga Shanti
Tuesday – rest day
Wednesday – 45 minute DASH 28 class at Mile High Run Club
Thursday – rest
Friday  – 15 miles at night!
Saturday – rest
I went upstate to Poughkeepsie to my parent’s house and for the Hudson Valley Food & Wine Festival.  The wine and food pairing was definitely a highlight.

cakeballs! the apple was delicious (the tan one)

Sunday – 3.6 miles in Prospect Park

How is your training going? Who’s super excited/anxious for the marathon?

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