Category Archives: Marathon Training

i’m in!

nyc marathon I can’t say there’s a better sight than this acceptance confirmation right now. After four lottery attempts and more years of running I’m finally going to run the NYC Marathon this year. I’m still in shock, caught somewhere between excitement, fear and OhEmGee what in the world (WTF) did I just do? Is anyone else in? I think this is just the push I need to get back to more running and posting about it. I always do better with a plan. Speaking of plans, this is the one I’ve made up for the Nashville Country Music Half Marathon. NashvilleCountryMusicHalf2015 I’m running it this year as a RockNBlog Ambassador. Last year was my first, and until this point, my only RocknRoll race. I had so much fun and I can’t imagine this year will be any different. Also on the horizon is RocknRoll Vegas (what!) in November and maybe St. Louis or Chicago. Woohoo! So excited for a full 2015. So are you doing NYC this year? How about any RocknRoll races? Do you have any tips for me for my first full? Tell me in the comments. Oh, and I almost forgot a special treat. You can save $15 off any half or full RocknRoll race in 2015 using CUPCAKECARDIO in the promo code field. Valid on half or full distance only. Not valid for races in pre-sale pricing. Happy running! rnrpromocode

Marathon Training Day 1

30 Day Shred Day 8
3 mile run (34:49)

Started the day bright and early and felt the first bit of a Florida fall. Basically, it’s the temperature the rest of the country is normally. You gotta take what you can get. It’s still not quite cool enough for me to drink hot coffee (iced skinny caramel macchiato ftw) just yet.

I made the mistake of dragging Rico along and my first two miles were painfully slow. The dog needs to pee EVERYWHERE. We stumbled upon a dog park I thought would never end up getting built in our complex and I let him enjoy the freedom.

Finally open with no notice. Or it’s been there for months and I’ve never noticed in the dark.


I ran the loop back home and dropped off the dog. He was quitting on me anyway.

Happy thirsty dog

Then I did the last mile on the golf course located in the fancy neighborhood next to our apartment.

Golf course where poor people like us are allowed to run. Look, but don’t touch.

With a loop like this I could have run longer. I did  the last mile in 9:40 without the added strength training Rico provided.

Do you run with your dog? Do they keep you going or slow you down?