And So I Peaked

Last week I tried to be all profound and was like, “Hey everyone, I learned some lessons this week and this is all my knowledge. I don’t think I’m meant for semi-high mileage running.” Oh really, Ali? Really? Is that why, after a weekday high of 37 miles, I managed to have one of my […]

Filling The Barn

As I tapered for the Hamptons Marathon last year, many people kept repeating the same phrase to me: The hay is in the barn. Personally, I think this phrase is stupid. Hay? Barns? How are these things related to marathon training? And also, WTF are you talking about? But as always, these seasoned runners, triathletes […]

The Day I Ate 20 Miles For Breakfast

Today was the run I’ve been wanting. It was the run I needed. It was the run that convinced me I’m going to kick the crap out of the Hamptons Marathon on September 24. My confidence has officially been boosted. I can easily list a handful of reasons today’s 20-mile run went so well: I […]

My Longest Run

So this is my life now… Staying in on Friday nights, eating lots of food. Waking up early on Saturday mornings. Running for what seems like most of the day on Saturday. Maybe showering. Then plopping my butt on the couch until someone forces me to move. I’m oddly excited for this. Marathon training is […]

The 12 That Kicked My Butt

Well, I did it: I ran the 12 miles I was planning to run. But let me tell you, at no point was it easy. Maybe it’s because I didn’t sleep much last night, and it’s most certainly because I didn’t fuel properly this morning. But I did it. And now it’s done. My route […]