Central Park Hot Chocolate 10-Miler

Today I took another stab at the 10-Miler and it went much better than before. I would’t have believed that from the beginning though. I got to the location a little earlier than I planned. That meant I was cold and it was a struggle to stay warm. I kept pacing back and forth trying…

NYCRUNS Hot Chocolate 10-Miler

Impulse decision! Today I registered for the NYCRUNS Hot Chocolate 10-Miler in Central Park on January 12, 2014. That week my Princess Half Training Program has me running 11 miles. I figure 10 miles is close enough. Plus, this gives me another race before the half to check out my pacing when I’m racing instead…

Twilight Zone Tower of Terror 10 Miler

Last night was the Twilight Zone Tower of Terror 10 Miler. Two and a half hours after I started, I crossed the finish line. Not what I want, not what I expected, and not my best. But I did it, and that’s what matters. Before the race my mom was struggle with a sore hip…

10 Miler Training: Week 18

This is it. Tomorrow I run the Tower of Terror 10-Miler. At this point I was hoping to be writing about how ready I am and that I can’t wait to see an improvement over last year’s half marathon. Instead, I’m thinking, “I sure hope I finish this thing.” On Wednesday I did my only…

10 Miler Training: Weeks 15-17

As mentioned before, I sprained my ankle so I haven’t been running. That’s why I haven’t bothered with the recaps. There hasn’t been much to recap. I’ve been resting my ankle and avoiding running. As I entered the 18th and final week of training, I figured it was a good time to recap the past…

10 Miler Training: Weeks 13 & 14

Unlucky 13, right? You can say that again. Week 13 turned out to be nothing more than a big disappointment. But what’s new? No other week has been good either. Monday I arrive back from Florida. We took the first flight out and went directly to work. When I finally got home that evening, I…

10 Miler Training: Week 12

Only six weeks remaining and now I’m starting to stress. The longest run I’ve done is 5miles and that’s only half the distance I’ll be running in October. Yikes! Six weeks sounds like a lot of time, but it’s really not…especially since my training has been lacking…including this past week. I mention in the Week…

10 Miler Training: Week 11

Where has the time gone? Not only am I done with 11 weeks of training, I’m also one week away from being done with my summer classes, and two weeks away from the last day of work before I take my academic leave. Wow! So this week wasn’t great. I started with a run on…

10 Weeks of 10-Miler Training

10 and 10, haha. I don’t know why I find that so funny. Anyways, I’m done with 10 weeks of training now. Only 8 more weeks to go! So exciting and terrifying at the same time (haha, see what I did there. Tower of Terror 10-Miler). Alright on to the serious part…how this past week…

10-Miler Training: Week 9

I’m writing this post a day earlier than I normally do, but that’s because I completed my week of training a day earlier than I normally do. Plus, I’m going to shift some runs around next week, but I’ll get to that in a moment. First, lets talk about this week. Tuesday was my first…

10-Miler Training: Week 8

And I thought things were turning around…I was wrong. Here’s how my week went. Monday: This is always a “rest” day for me. I work from 9am-5pm then I have class from 6-9pm so I really don’t have the time. And we all know I’m not a morning person, so getting up extra early is…

10-Miler Training: Weeks 6 & 7

So my last post I mentioned that I thought Week 6 was going to be my turn around week. It wasn’t. I didn’t go for a single run. I’d like to blame it on the move, but I know that’s not the only factor. I have a gym in my basement now, so I had…