Sorry for the spoiler in the title, but yes, I ran a 7-minute mile at the 2021 New Balance 5th Avenue Mile. Feel free to stop reading now if you want!Continue reading “7-Minute Surprise: 2021 5th Avenue Mile Race Recap”
Week 8 was decent! I feel like I’m slowly climbing out of whatever running hole I fell into. Here’s hoping I stay out.Continue reading “2021 NYC Marathon Training: Week 8”
Overall, week 7 of marathon training had a nice upward trajectory: iffy at the start, with me questioning my ability to run not only this marathon but at all, ever again; ending much better, with me only questioning other mysteries of life (what am I doing? why am I here? is time travel possible yet because I’d love a second chance at some stuff?).Continue reading “2021 NYC Marathon Training: Week 7”
No running took place in week 6.
While I did make an attempt on Sunday after I took the below photo (in light rain, which I genuinely love to run in), I didn’t get more than a few seconds in before calling it off. My right heel still hurt too much, for reasons I still don’t understand.Continue reading “2021 NYC Marathon Training: Week 6”
I have not written a race recap since April 2020. Remember April 2020? Let’s not try.Continue reading “Back At It: 2021 Retro 4-Miler Race Recap”
And then there was week 5.
Week 5 started out shaky, had a promising middle, and ended terribly. I suppose “terribly” is relative. I’m not injured, I can walk with zero issues, I still have food to eat and a roof over my head, and I think I’m mentally sound (although this is questionable). As far as marathon training goes, it was not a great week.Continue reading “2021 NYC Marathon Training: Week 5”
Week 4 of training was supposed to go up in mileage from the week before, and it did, but only by a mile – a sore heel on Sunday eliminated that day’s planned run.Continue reading “2021 NYC Marathon Training: Week 4”
Week 3 was what we call a “down week,” which in this case means I chose to run three fewer miles than the week before – not exactly a big drop in mileage, but it also didn’t feel harder than week 2.Continue reading “2021 NYC Marathon Training: Week 3”
Week 2 of training was good! It was also my highest mileage week in over a year: 34 miles.Continue reading “2021 NYC Marathon Training: Week 2”
Hi, it’s me. I am going to write about marathon training now. It’s strange to be writing about marathon training again. While I’m at it, it’s strange to be writing again.Continue reading “2021 NYC Marathon Training: Week 1”