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15 Weeks to Berlin: Training Recap

15 Weeks to Berlin: Training Recap

Just when I was so proud of keeping up with strength training sessions, I missed all of my strength training lunchtime bootcamp last week due to sickness and also this week. A team lunch, a work meeting and emotional drainage took precedence over the 30min sessions. But I alteast got my runs in and maintained my routine and cadence from the past 2-3 weeks. Monday: Yoga followed by a 3 mile treadmill run It was the worst treadmill spot ever…

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Why the London Marathon is my favorite

Why the London Marathon is my favorite

3 years ago, I gathered at Greenwich village with 40,000 others to make a trip from Greenwich to Buckingham Palace/St. James park and that journey instantaneously became my absolute favorite marathon ever. Yes, I loved the London Marathon even more than the New York City Marathon, which was every bit as wonderful as I’d read it would be. But London was … just something else. Ever since I dreamed of the possibility of running a marathon, London was at the…

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Earth Day Tips – How to be an eco-conscious runner

Earth Day Tips – How to be an eco-conscious runner

My picture perfect run where I could get lost with myself and my thoughts and just BE would be on a trail or a beach run. I don’t get too many chances to run on the beach, but I am lucky to have an abundance of trails just 15min drive from me. How can I as a runner protect and take care of the trails? Sharing some tips for Earth Day on how to be an eco-conscious runner. Leave it…

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Goodbye, Runner’s World

Goodbye, Runner’s World

About 8-9 years ago, as a brand new runner who knew absolutely nothing about running, I gave myself a New Year’s Gift – a subscription to the Runners World Magazine. I would look forward to every magazine and soak up the columns and articles. As years passed by and I grew more inquisitive of running, I started interacting with the Runner’s World writers through their online presence. I “met” and talked with Bart Yasso over twitter way before I met…

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What you need to know about the Tokyo Marathon

What you need to know about the Tokyo Marathon

The Tokyo Marathon is a very different race than the races in the US. I had researched hard on many aspects of the Tokyo Marathon that you normally would not know about and since they all played such a vital part in my finish, I wanted to share some of the things that I learnt.

My first running injury – Patella Tendinitis

My first running injury – Patella Tendinitis

10 days ago, I ran the Teardrop Half Marathon and had a huge PR and finally got to one of my goals of running sub 2:30 in a half marathon. I went out for an easy recovery run on Sunday and some yoga on Monday and my usual easy run on Tuesday. About 30 minutes into my one hour run, I felt a twinge in my right knee. I walked some and run again. Twinge again. Walk some more and…

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Do you really need a goal marathon time?

Do you really need a goal marathon time?

All of last year I dreamt of my goal, and I visualized crossing the finish line, and breaking down in tears on seeing my time goal minus some seconds/minutes on the clock and fist pumping as unicorns and mermaids showered glitter on me and presented my medal and walked me along. (Surely I’m not the only runner who fantasizes!)  None of that happened, except for the tears.  My history of marathons have been as follows –  Chicago Marathon 2011 – 6:16 (No experience, didn’t adjust…

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