2013 New York City Half Marathon – My Experience

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I can’t count the amount of times I’ve said “it’s one of my two favorite races of the season” in the past two weeks. The New York City Half Marathon really is an incredible scene from start to finish. It draws a professional field thanks to the hard work of Mary Wittenberg and the New…

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2013 New York City Half Marathon Photos

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I had my GoPro with me yesterday during the NYC Half Marathon and pulled it out at different points during the race. I’ve tried a few different ways to carry it, I own the headband which is too tight and generally uncomfortable for 13.1 miles. The chest strap bounces around too much so I’ve taken…

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Marathon Swag

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I love running swag, looking at it makes my day go faster (running nerd alert). And I particularly love these magnets given away at the ING NYC Marathon. I’ve now run four NYC Marathons (2012 being unofficial since it was cancelled due to Hurricane Sandy). They didn’t have it in the swag bag in 2008 when I ran my…

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NYC Half this weekend!

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My knee is like 1000% better and I’m ready to run the NYC Half this weekend! One of my favorite races of the year, this run takes us on a full lap of Central Park and through NYC streets! I’m starting to get pumped for this race! I love running through Times Square first thing…

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What Lance Armstrong Taught Me

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I watched with millions of people and baited breath as my one-time hero went on national television and admitted to using performance enhancing drugs for each of the seven Tours de France he won. It didn’t give me any satisfaction. In fact, it angered me. But I wasn’t angry with Lance, I was angry with…

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Pushing the Heart Rate

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I’ve been sick for a few weeks so I haven’t been running consistently. That needs to change since I’m about to ramp up training for the Flying Pig Marathon on May 5 – I need to get into the long runs pretty quick if I want to be in good shape for the race. So…

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