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Race Recap: NYC Marathon 2019

Race Recap: NYC Marathon 2019

Last month I was blessed to complete my 4th New York City Marathon! It was a hard, mentally challenging race for me, but I made it to the finish-line in one piece. Check out my recap vid below, and don’t forget to subscribe to my Youtube channel!

NYC Marathon Training Series: Week 8 | Vlog

NYC Marathon Training Series: Week 8 | Vlog

The halfway point of marathon training, week 8! This week goes pretty well. I nailed all of my runs, and strength trained as well. This is the beginning of the hard part of marathon training. After this week is usually when the lull starts to happen foe me. At this point I am still on the training high, and pushing through strong.

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NYC Marathon Training Series: Week 7 | Vlog

NYC Marathon Training Series: Week 7 | Vlog

Onto Week 7 of this years New York City Marathon training! This week was actually really fun. I got my usual swim/run/weight training in, but I also had the chance to hang out with my run buddies outside of running. Its always pretty strange when we get to see everyone outside of our running gear, because 80% of the time we are running, but when we do get to just hang out it is always a blast.

Check out the footage below.

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NYC Marathon Training Series: Week 6, & Traveling to Atlanta

NYC Marathon Training Series: Week 6, & Traveling to Atlanta

Hello, and welcome to the first episode in my New York City Marathon 2019 training series. I knew that this years training would be unlike previous years, so I thought now would be a great time to document it.

This episode picks up during week 6. I do a little running, swimming, gym workout, and I even travel to Atlanta and volunteer at a race. I promise the next episodes won’t be as long…unless some travel is included in them!

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Race Recap: NYRR Staten Island Half Marathon | October 13, 2019

So the last time that I did this race on October 11, 2015 I swore it would be my very last time because I absolutely loathe going to Staten Island. Well, turns out, 2015 wouldn’t be my last time, because here I was again in 2019 running the Staten Island half all over again.

Now, the only reason that I registered for this race was because I had New Balance points that were going to expire, and one of the point redemption options was a free race entry. Now, the only reason I had New Balance points to begin with was because I was going to use them to redeem an entry for the London Marathon 2020….well that was a total dud, and a super long story that I won’t get into right now. BTW, I am fundraising for Team Sense for a London Marathon entry. CLICK HERE to donate!

Anywho, I woke up at the early hour of 4:30am to get ready for the race. I was meeting Janis, and then we would drive to Staten Island. Our original plan was to park downtown, and take the ferry over to Staten Island, but I really couldn’t be bothered with the extra commuting.

Heading to the Verrazano Bridge

We made it to Staten Island about an hour before the race started, and found a great parking spot about a half a mile from the start line. Parking near the start always turns into a traffic nightmare when its time to leave resulting in a 1hr+ standstill to get off of the island.

Janis and I pre-race

This race is pretty uneventful, except for the monster hills. There is very little crowd support, so the out and back of this route is very boring. I was taking it pretty easy, and felt good up until mile 7. At that point fatigue, and climbing hills started to kick in. It probably didn’t help that I ran 10 miles the day before either!

Mile splits

I stopped at the aid stations for an extended period of time during miles 9 and 10 because one of my gels spilled in my pouch and everything was sticky included my phone. I had to stop and clean my phone off with water before the stickiness dried. This is the 2nd time this has happened to me. The first time was a couple weeks ago in Atlanta. My buttons were stuck because the gel dried, and I had to chisel them and scrape the crusty gel out to get them moving again, and I didn’t want that to happen again, so stopping it was!

Anywho, the race ends on a hill, and I was completely over it at that point. I mean this was my 2nd race in as many weeks that ended on a hill so I was not a happy camper.

Headed to the finishline, one of my buddies caught this pic.
and this one too!

Overall, not my best performance by far, but my best performance that day. This was just another training run for me, so I was just happy to log the miles.

Will I be doing this race again? That is a definite never! Even if I get a free race entry I would pass on this one. I am completely done running in Staten Island!

I completed 5 of 6 races in the 5 boro series this year, here are all the medals
Why won’t she let me be great!

Next up, I am headed to Detroit for the Free Press International Half marathon, and I am excited!

Until then…

I am participating in the London Marathon on April 28, 2020 on behalf of Team Sense. Please consider donating to help me reach my fundraising goal of €1700, Thank you!


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