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Training for the Newburyport River Run Half Marathon

Training for the Newburyport River Run Half Marathon

It’s hard to believe we are already four months into 2017 and I am deep into half marathon training for the Newburyport River Run Half Marathon on May 7th! My runner’s high from last year’s NYC marathon seemed to carry me through the cold winter months in New England and back into a training schedule for my upcoming half. For most of what I can remember, i have always had a love of running, but it’s completely safe to call…

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New York City Marathon

New York City Marathon

After years of running races, I have certainly found myself getting questions from friends, family, etc. about why I love running so much? “How do you run for that long? I would get bored?” “Once you’ve done a marathon, is it pretty easy after that?” “Do you listen to music while you run?” “What do you think about?” and then again, there will always be the ones that after hearing you run marathons can’t help by just ask “WHY???” While…

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Chicago Marathon

Chicago Marathon

At the start of 2015 I couldn’t decide whether or not I would once again embark on the long and trecherous journey of training for a marathon. With two marathons under my belt, I thought that I would focus on half marathons for the year. However, this all changed when I discovered that my company was going to give employees the opportunity to take part in one of the World Majors, the Chicago Marathon. The running geek inside of me…

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Philadelphia Marathon

Philadelphia Marathon

Growing up, I was lucky enough to have someone to look up to from the day I was born. No matter how many years pass by, I will always consider myself the baby sister and Laura the older sister. She has taught me so much through the years and of all those things, she taught me to learn to love running. I still have fond memories of high school track and cross country being her teammate. Even though we are…

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Vermont City Marathon

Vermont City Marathon

Ever since high school, running has always been a huge part of my life. Junior year was when my love affair with running began. I’ll never forget the devastation I felt when I found out I didn’t make the volleyball team. I had moved to Pennsylvania Sophomore year and was looking forward to another season on the team. Even with a year under my belt, I still didn’t feel like I truly fit in and the new high school. It…

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Great Bay Half Marathon

Great Bay Half Marathon

I couldn’t believe that I had made the decision to attempt what seemed like the impossible and run 26.2 miles straight. In order to achieve this accomplishment, I knew that I needed a plan to carry me through the training and all the way to the finish line. I wanted to make sure that I was not only completing the appropriate mileage with my training plan, but also staying on track with a strong pace. In order to meet this…

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Seacoast Half Marathon

Seacoast Half Marathon

After moving to New Hampshire in February 2012, I began to rediscover my love of run through various races with my friends. While I was far from the running shape I was in during high school cross country, I felt excited every chance I had to run 5ks as I once did on the team. I pushed myself to run 10ks and started to think about how much further I could run. I loved having the chance to run in…

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