Finally! The Bronx 10M.
I was signed up for the Bronx 10 Mile in 2019, but my feet hurt (my long bout of plantar fasciitis had started just a couple of weeks earlier) so I didn’t run. Instead, I showed up with my camera and took some photos of fellow Harriers.
This year, I was good to go. Even if my dog wasn’t impressed.
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Week 10 of my 17-week training block: I’m now past the halfway point, so things are starting to get real.
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I was thrilled to return to my hometown of Northport, Long Island for this year’s Cow Harbor 10K. I was thrilled my favorite in-person race was back. I was thrilled just to be able to run.
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In a 17-week training block, week 9 is the halfway point.
This means I am halfway through my training block for the NYC Marathon.
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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!
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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.
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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?).
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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.
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I have not written a race recap since April 2020. Remember April 2020? Let’s not try.
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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.
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