RACE DATE: May 7, 2022
LOCATION: Northport, NY
I thought I might have ended this blog. I didn’t mean to. I just had a very busy spring, summer, fall, early winter… and with posting about races on social media, I got mini-recaps out of my system while this poor old blog got the short end of the stick. I felt true guilt about it, but there were so many things that needed my attention last year. My priorities shifted. I figured I’d get back to it when I could.
Continue reading “Try to Catch Up: 2022 Run for the Health of It 5K”
Only five weeks late with this one! Could be worse.
I have a few recaps to catch up on, so I will try to keep this one fairly short. Spoiler: this was a Central Park 4-mile PR. Not my fastest 4M ever (almost!), but the fastest 4 miles my old bones have ever run inside Central Park.
In other words: a course PR!
Continue reading “Course PR in a Long Run Sandwich: 2022 Race for the Kids 4M Race Recap”
It’s been a month since I’ve run this race and I’m finally getting this recap up. I’ve had a busy month and unfortunately this blog has not been a priority as of late. If you’re a faithful reader, apologies!
The 2022 Washington Heights 5K (sorry, I don’t have time to write out the full name more than once) was my first 5K since the 2020 race of the same name, a.k.a. the last race many of us ran before the world as we knew it changed. I remember that day in 2020 as being very cold. The hills felt especially difficult. I was still dealing with plantar fasciitis and had been for about six months. I did okay but came 23 seconds short of my course PR from 2019.
Continue reading “Over the Hill: 2022 Washington Heights Salsa, Blues, and Shamrocks 5K Race Recap”
One of my goals for 2022 is to run one race a month. I did something like this in 2018 (16 races) and had a really good year.
My first race of 2022 was NYRR’s Joe Kleinerman 10K, my first 10K since last September’s Cow Harbor, and my first NYRR 10K since September 2018’s Grete’s Great Gallop, still my 10K PR.
Did I think I would PR in the Joe Kleinerman 10K? I did not.
Continue reading “2 Fast, 2 Frigid: 2022 Joe Kleinerman 10K Race Recap”
I love running stats! So much so that every year around this time I write a post about running stats. This may only be interesting to me, but that’s fine, as this entire blog may only be interesting to me, which also is fine.
Continue reading “2021: The Stats”
I still can’t believe this happened. Not the race itself, just the fact that I ran it.
Not that I haven’t run marathons (this was my fourth), but I’ve struggled through two years of frustrating foot issues. I even told a friend last spring that I didn’t think a 2021 marathon was in the cards for me.
And now here we are.
This marathon was not my fastest, slowest, best, or worst. But, based on events leading up to it, the 2021 New York City Marathon might be my most miraculous. So many things had to fall perfectly into place to make it happen.
Friendly warning: I write annoyingly long race recaps. Here we go!
Continue reading “Right Where It Belongs: 2021 TCS NYC Marathon Race Recap”
I did it. I finished the training block. I ran the 2021 NYC Marathon.
Continue reading “2021 NYC Marathon Training: Week 17”
The penultimate week of training. Second week of taper (which really feels like the first week of taper, if I’m being honest). We’re almost there, folks.
Continue reading “2021 NYC Marathon Training: Week 16”
Playing catch up with these posts yet again! One nice thing about November is that I am insanely busy with photoshoots (mostly families) – a nice “problem” that has made me continue to put off writing these last few posts. But it’s getting down to the wire, so here goes.
Continue reading “2021 NYC Marathon Training: Week 15”
Week 14 was kind of exciting because this is the week we received our NYC Marathon confirmation forms containing our bib numbers, and wave and corral assignments.
Continue reading “2021 NYC Marathon Training: Week 14”