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NYRR United Airlines Half Race Strategy

As of today, there are 16 days left to prepare for the 2017 NYRR United Airlines NYC Half. I love this race; now is the perfect time to talk race strategy. If you haven’t done this race (or even if you have), here’s what you can expect on the course (here’s a link to the page… Keep Reading

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How Should You Really Carb Up?

Let me ask you a question, when you’re stuffing your face with pasta the night before a big race, what do you tell yourself? If you’re anything like me, you tell yourself and everyone around you that you’re “carbing up” for tomorrow, right? What if I told you that the right way to “carb up”… Keep Reading

Race Week
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It’s TCS NYC Marathon Race Week!!

I wait all year for the excitement in my hometown to crescendo around the TCS NYC Marathon and it’s evident everywhere I look. See my other TCS NYC Marathon posts here. Street banners, bus and subway ads and the TCS NYC Marathon Pavilion at Tavern on the Green!! It’s only a matter of time before the statue… Keep Reading

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TCS NYC Marathon Videos

We’re 12 days out from the TCS NYC Marathon!! In 12 days, most of the folks reading this post will waked up at an ungodly hour, make their way to either the Staten Island Ferry or the NYC Library and journey to Staten Island. (Don’t miss my other posts on the TCS NYC Marathon.) After… Keep Reading

Where Should I Watch on Race Day?
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Where Should I Watch on Race Day?

I’ve been getting a lot of questions asking me where runners should tell their friends and family to go and watch them while they run the TCS NYC Marathon. Check out my other posts on the TCS NYC Marathon here. First know that there are some apps that spectators need to have on their phone. Essential… Keep Reading

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TCS NYC Marathon Start Village

Yesterday was an exciting day with the release of Wave, Corral and Start Village assignments from the NYRR for the TCS NYC Marathon. (If you haven’t seen yours yet, you can log into your account at mynyrr.org to find it.) I got a lot of questions about how the start works once you take the… Keep Reading

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Eating to Train or Training to Eat?

Eating While Training It’s no secret that I’m getting ready for my 9th TCS NYC Marathon — and eating is a huge part of my preparation. If you’re like me, you can get obsessive about caloric intake and weight while training for a big event. I try not to obsess over my weight too much… Keep Reading

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