Wednesday, October 28, 2009

The taper continues

Well less then 4 days away and the NYC Marathon will be underway. Make sure you track me bib # 3069 or watch it live on line. I will include instructions on how to do this in this post. Leg feels good and just enjoying the rest.


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For live race streaming, visit, beginning at 9:00 a.m. Streaming coverage will also be available on-demand from your computer when you return home.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

NYC 1 week away

Well the taper is going well. Glad these rainy days are during my taper weeks because I would hate to do long runs in the rain. Did a 5k this morning in Delaware. It was nice race. Very well organized. I finished 3rd overall and won my age group in a time of 17:42. It was about 70 degrees and 100% humidity. I will update more as the marathon approaches. Enjoy the weekend.


Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Last Long Run

This was the last ling run before the NYC Marathon.

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Saturday, October 17, 2009

5k Next weekend

One way to keep up the intensity is to run a short race like a 5 of 10 k so next Saturday I am running a 5k in DE it is in support of a friend's daughter. Here is the info and a chance to race me before I head off to tour the 5 boroughs of NYC. See info below.

Run for the Buds presented by Valero.

5K run / walk at the Wilmington Riverfront on Saturday, October 24th at 9AM.

Please consider joining us for the RUN or WALK. (**Note** we'll probably have more walkers than runners.)

If you can not attend, we are accepting donations online as well.

Registration and additional information is available on our website.

P.S. We have a team name = "Amanda Gilligan"

Week 14 NYC Training (Taper week 1)

Well taper is going well and the leg is feeling better. I am glad it was a taper weekend because doing a long run in the cold and rain is not my idea of fun. All the hard work is over now it is time to rest but keep up the intensity. I will do one more mid distance run this week 12-15 miles just to keep fresh. Enjoy the weekend. GO PHILS beat LA.

Thursday, October 15, 2009 | View LBI 18 Miler in Beach Haven, New Jersey | View LBI 18 Miler in Beach Haven, New Jersey

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So the marathon is less then 3 weeks away. The leg is feeling much better. I am keeping up with stretching and all the other exercises that go along with it. I am reducing my mileage but keep up the intensity. I probably do one more mid range run 12-15 miles within the next week and then begin to cut mileage even more to get ready for the big race. I posted a map of the race from Sunday.

Monday, October 12, 2009

NYC Training Week # 13

Let the "taper" begin. Did 60 miles last week to finish up week 13.

3 weeks to go. Leg is feeling better.

Did the LBI 18 mile run yesterday. This was a cool race. 18 miles straight and flat. My time was 1:55:03 4 in age group and 15 overall. This was a good tune up as NYC is less then 3 weeks away.

Broke 2400 miles for the year. Enjoy the cool running weather this week.

Sunday, October 04, 2009

NYC Training Week # 12

4 weeks till race day. I ended up with 85 miles for the week which was a nice amount for the week. Leg is getting better each day. Next week have a 18 miler in LBI should be a nice tune up before NYC. Enjoy the fall running weather.

Thursday, October 01, 2009

Sept 2009 Wrap-Up

163 miles for the month.

Did a 20 miler yesterday and leg felt good. I am signed up for the LBI-18 miler next Sunday. That will be a good race with a month left until NYC. Leg is feeling better get a couple more long runs in then begin the taper. Enjoy the weekend. GO PHILS.