Eat, Sleep, Run, Rest, Repeat This week was hard. Like really really physically, mentally, and emotionally hard. After coming off of a week that was supposed to be "peak week" in training but instead was spent under the covers in bed, I felt behind. There is nothing more decapitating then physically being unable to accomplish something you want so bad. I dreamed about my first run back all week long, so when I was finally feeling human again my mind could not wait to get back
Gratitude Changes All Things Sometimes the world tells you to slow down. Sometimes it forces you. I’m sitting here shivering under my covers, bed written for the 3rd straight day, brain fogged with the flu and trying to reflect on last week’s training. I can’t help but feel saddened and even a bit depressed thinking of all the training I should and could be conquering. I wanted this week’s update to be about admiration and who pushes me forward when I feel like slowing down.
To Be An Athlete, You Must Train Like One Week 6 was primarily focused on miles.. lots and lots of miles. This week I decided to take a break from long, slow runs and target strength and speed work. Most runners know that their performance will significantly improve if they do more then just run. Strength and speed workouts play a crucial role in improving race times and peak performances. Why, you may ask? Strength training improves maximal force, power and explosiveness inc
"I will not get sick, I will not get sick, I repeat, I will not get sick!" Andddd I'm sick..
Not that I am the least bit surprised.. this New York weather can't seem to make up it's mind this winter. One day I am shivering through a random snow storm and the next I'm sweating in the sunshine. Bouncing back and forth from treadmill to trail run workouts, my body has been all out of wack this season.
So this week I was faced with 2 new challenges.. 1) to face my first "long
Personality & Performance: There is no doubt that personality certainly shines through performance. The mind plays a crucial role in what the body will do. And just like anything, there is no such thing as a 'one size fits all' training plan. Each individual responds to stress in very different ways. One runner may find jam packed, busy weeks or bad weather as a sign to call it quits, whereas another brushes it off and does the best the can with the time and conditions they h
What a week it has been! This week was winter break at my school and I have been thouroughly enjoying my time off. My runs have been much more relaxed and less pressed to fit into any schedule. I have been trying out new cute coffee shops and scratching restaurants off the NYC restaurant bucket list. It was a very mindful and therapeutic week that allowed me to refresh and reset. Here's how it reflected through my training: WEEK 4 TRAINING: TOTAL MILEAGE:63.42 total miles BEA
Gluten Free As Can Be It's the end of week 3 and I'm loving the stage I'm at.. I finally feel like I'm coasting right back into race shape. However, as my milage increases, naturally so does my hunger. As a practicing Catholic, Lent began this week, and so did my annual gluten detox. Generally, I enjoy being gluten free, not because I have celiac's disease or because I'm trying to stay up to date with the latest dietary trends, but more because living gluten free makes me fee
SMART Training "Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic, Timely" Ok, so maybe I should attend one of my PE classes and listen to my own advice on SMART goal planning/training because my Week 1 wasn't so "SMART." Truth is, I've never started training for a race so late in the game. I think I may have let the pressure of feeling like I was behind get the best of me and over-trained my first week. This is a common fallback of mine, adrenaline junkies don't do well with "res
I am officially in Boston Training mode and ready and eager then ever take you on this journey with me. I am extremely humbled and honored to share the course amongst the most elite runners in the world. But don't get me wrong, this does intimidate me a bit. As a part of some mental preperation (and retail therapy) I purchased a flashy pair of new Brooks running shoes, as well as this Believe Training Journal to keep me honest and motivated throughout my training. The journal
“But really, how do you run for so long.” – Everyone. It’s easy really. Something just comes over me, it sets me free. I turn my mind off and letting my beat bumpin’ playlists take me away. My music, my playlists, they are everything to my run. The feed me with sustainable energy, helping me to soar through miles and miles of euphoric bliss. I am constantly updating my music and I am totally pumped to share my favorite “beat of the week” with you throughout my training journe