Altitude run – Mammoth

Gasping for air as I slowly trekked up a hill. Catching my breath during the descent.  Our hour run along the path from Twin Lakes towards Lake Mary was a huffing and puffing trek for me.  My friend and I stopped when we reached the lake to absorb the beautiful scenery and yes, to take […]

9 weeks later…

Training plan derailed.  Here I am with only 9 weeks to go building my mileage cautiously so I can stay healthy and make it to the start line.  It has been a challenge maintaining my mileage with the number of hurdles I encountered the past 9 weeks: 1) foot pain/tight hamstring which forced me to take a week […]

Better days ahead

Foot pain and tight hamstrings. Sick fussy baby and never ending demands from my 3-yr old. Sleepless nights. Restless days. Tears and more tears. This was my emotional roller coaster week. To top it off, while I was running additional miles after my interval workout with the track club, the discomfort in my right foot got […]

NYC Marathon training

This week starts my 20 weeks of training for NYC marathon.  After perusing through my collection of books with different approaches to marathon training, I decided to base mine off the “Run Less, Run Faster” plan.  The idea of quality runs three times during the week, plus two additional cross training days appealed to me. […]