Marathon On My Mind

Good morning! Today I have Marathon Training Brain, so that’s what we’re going to talk about. In December of last year, I finally “qualified” for the 2012 New York City Marathon. I ran nine New York Road Runners races, I volunteered at the New York City Marathon Expo, and I was finally — as the […]

A Changed Runner

Good morning! It’s a beautiful day in NYC — the last beautiful day of the week, most likely, before we enter a crazy heat wave. Good thing I got an air conditioner this weekend. Good thing I haven’t installed it yet… Really good thing I have many friends in the area who already have AC […]

When Coach Says “Don’t Run”

It’s Monday…again. I swear, lately I blink and the weekend is over. Not cool. Not cool at all. If you’re catching up from the weekend, you didn’t miss much blogging on my end: On Friday, I celebrated my birthday! The day involved lots of sweets, lots of flowers and drinking in moderation lots of Pinot […]

Hamptons Marathon Training: Week 1

Well I’ve already strayed from my training plan. Sorry, Coach Cane. The way I’ll be receiving my training plans is through an online log Coach Cane has set up for me. He’ll plan my workouts one week at a time, which I like, as opposed to giving me an entire 16-week plan all at once. […]

Give Me Your Marathon Advice

Good morning! I can’t believe I’m already back at the office. This weekend felt like it lasted about two seconds. In case you unplugged for the weekend, here’s what you missed in Ali On The Run land: I announced that I was selected as a finalist in JackRabbit’s Run For The Rabbit competition. I have […]

Rise & Run

I was excited to wake up this morning. Like, really excited. I knew it was going to be sunny out — even if it was really, really cold — and my plan was to head for Central Park instead of running along the East River. I love my proximity to the park, but I try […]

It’s Always Training Season

My bags are unpacked, my medal is put away and — after a Chisel and Spinning session at the gym tonight — my legs are no longer sore. The National Half Marathon is officially over. Sad! Don’t get me wrong, I’m still psyched about how well the race went. I’ll be happily sticking with my […]

Entering Race Day Mode

The countdown is on! In less than one week, I will be traveling to D.C. to run the National 1/2 Marathon. Despite the fact that I’ve been sick for the past week, I’m getting totally pumped for the trip and for the race. When I first signed up for this race, I set two goals […]

Let Training Season Begin!

Good morning! As I mentioned briefly in yesterday’s post, I’m registered for a race! Until last week, I only had one race scheduled for 2011: The Colon Cancer 15K in Central Park. I basically signed up for that race so I could still do something in lieu of not getting into the NYC 1/2 Marathon, […]