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Bodyweight Exercises for Runners

Patty is a runner, personal trainer and cross country coach. She loves working out and writes about her experiences on her blog Reach Your Peak. For monthly tips and workouts, make sure to sign up for her newsletter! Sometimes, as runners, we don’t have access to heavy weights at a gym, or don’t have time to do a lifting session after a run…or simply just want to work out at home. Well, no…

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5k Cross Country Success

So this was a tough but good day. Ran out of time to get in the full 4 miles during warmup and did a quick light stretch, some drills and one strideout before the gun! Race was packed and crowded up front so I kind of got sucked in a little but checked myself within a minute to not overdo it.  After about 3/4 mile things opened up and I was feeling good so I opened up, too.

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Course was rolling…

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The “Almost” NYC 18 miler

The “Almost” NYC 18 miler

Jim is well on his way to the 2014 TCS NYC Marathon.   He’s doing all the training necessary to set a PR come race day.  On this particular weekend, NYRR puts on a course assisted long run for those in the marathon.  Jim was all set to get in his LR with everyone else there. 

The “race” went off without a hitch.  The one problem was that Jim couldn’t get to the start line.  No really; he couldn’t…

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Running is Tough

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There is no doubt that running is one of the toughest sports – both mentally and physically – that man has created.  We ask so much of ourselves.  Both while we are running and even when we’re not.  We are always pining, tinkering, wondering about running. photo (27)

We pound mile after mile, day after day.  We think about running while we eat, while we sleep and while we run.  We get nervous about…

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NYRR 4 Mile Race

Running the NYRR 4 Mile Race


Temp: 77 degrees & 84% humidity.

It was a muggy and cloudy morning on race day & once I woke drenched in sweat I knew it was going to be a tough day racing. On the train ride to work all I was thinking about was breaking 20 minutes (for 4 miles). Heck, I did a 7M tempo @ 5:15 pace 10 days ago & it felt like a walk in the park.

I knew I was fit. While I was at work waiting for the…

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It’s Nice to Win

It was hot, muggy, and disgusting out – but it didn’t matter for Rob – as he came away with a first place showing in the Garfield YMCA 5k.

In the words of Rob “Brutal out there – 80 degrees, 84% humidity. Very controlled but fast first two miles, then hit the hills the last mile and settled a little. Ended up with splits of 5:40 (with a long downhill in the middle) and 5:50 (flat/rolling) before…

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