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Here are my training logs from upcoming & past races, to get a glimpse into how I run!

My training is based off a combination of what has worked for me from collegiate running, online research, and my own experience into what makes me feel best! I am in no means an expert or coach.

Boston Marathon; 4/21/2014

Lehigh Valley (Chicago Marathon training); 9/8/13; 3:19:43

  • Training log
  • After a near 1.5 year hiatus away from racing due to work stress and injuries, I planned to race the 2013 Chicago Marathon. However, in order to race the 2014 Boston Marathon, I’d need to get a new qualifying time and I knew the Chicago Marathon would be too late. So, I registered for the Lehigh Valley Marathon in early September to nab a comfortable time before Chicago. It took me a bit to get back in shape after the extended time off, but I loved seeing progress in my training log. However, I felt a stress fracture coming on in my right tibia a few days before the Lehigh race and while I got a comfortable BQ time (hooray!) and felt great, I couldn’t run for the next 3.5 months to let it heal. I’m satisfied with my race effort and workouts leading up to it, and am excited to be healthy and tackle Boston 2014.
  • Race Recap

Boston Marathon; 4/16/12; 3:09:28

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  • This was probably my best training cycle to date, credited to a bit more experience under my belt and a very mild NYC winter! Workouts were going better than ever, and I felt strong. I was confident in my abilities to break 3:00 at Boston! Unfortunately, Mother Nature had a different plan for Marathon Monday with 85+ degree temperatures. Instead, I ran to enjoy the race– pleased with my time, all things considered, and absolutely loved the atmosphere in Boston.
  • Race Recap

NYC Marathon; 11/6/11; 3:03:37

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    • My goal for this race was to break 3:00. While I was a bit disappointed that I missed the mark, I still set a PR by about a minute! This training cycle, I added in regular workouts with the CPTC team and tried upping the mileage a bit from my 2010 marathon training.
  • Race Recap

NYC Half-Marathon; 3/20/11; 1:24:23

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    • This was my second half-marathon ever, and I PR’ed by over 5 minutes! (2010 NYC Half-Marathon was 1:29:35, I didn’t keep a training log, sadly) To get used to running a bit quicker, I tried to incorporate one speed/interval/tempo run per week around my goal race pace, which I think really helped lead to my PR, as well as above-distance long runs of 14-16 miles.
  • Race Recap

NYC Marathon; 11/7/10; 3:04:32

  • Training log
    • This was my first marathon, so mapping out this training on my own was a lot of guess work! Basically, I plotted out my goal miles to hit for the week, the distance of a planned long run each week, and built my schedule around that. I tried to take one day off per week…sometimes more, sometimes less. This log also includes my race splits at the bottom.
  • Race Recap

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