Five Tips for Summer Running

I’ve been thinking lately about how to make the most of summer running, because while I love this season and particularly this month (fireworks and my birthday, what could be better?) the heat and humidity in the Northeast can mean training is a challenge. I am not a natural warm weather runner, and in fact I sweat and eventually wilt in the heat, so it amazes me that I can accomplish what I do, looking back. How do I do it? I follow these five tips for summer running, for the other runners out there who would rather require long sleeves for a long run than an ice bucket to pour over their heads afterwards.

 

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Central Park Reservoir in June

Weekly Workouts and Updates 6/6-6/13

My weekly workouts and updates showcase the first week of the marathon training plan that Laura created for me. Because she tailors the training plan to each runner’s individual needs, I won’t go into the very specific details, but I will be sharing the general plan as I embark on my journey to the starting line. I’ll start there today, and then get to a few other scenes from the week and weekend.

 

 

Belvedere Castle Central Park

 

 

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Cherry Vanilla on a Peanut Butter Puff-in-a-Mug

WIAW #14: Long “Runger” Day

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Here we go again – a post featuring a WIAW of my summer bar study eats! Since last week was National Running Day, I had wanted to post this last week, but due to my frequent races this month didn’t squeeze in a regular weekend long run the past couple weeks and turned yesterday into my substitute long run day instead. So today I’m sharing with all of you just how much I consume on one of these days. My “runger” is intense and long-lasting, from 30-60 minutes after the run is over sometimes through the next day. I should also mention that the typical long run of 8-10 miles isn’t all I do – whether I’m in Connecticut and walking Sasha several times, or in the city out and about, there’s an additional 3-5 miles on any given day. Especially this summer, when those are the breaks I get in my run-eat-study-repeat routine. Which might be part of what feeds my runger!

 

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Udi's gluten free toast

WIAW #13

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Welcome to the first WIAW of June, featuring the Monday kickoff of my second week of studying for the bar. I’ve got a bit less time to be creative in the kitchen around here, but while that means many repeat eats, they’re still delicious and (mostly) healthy, and I have managed to sneak in some seasonal specials, despite the very unseasonable weather that ushered in the week.

 

Pre-run breakfast: A Peanut Butter Puff-in-a-Mug with some strawberries and iced coffee, eaten at 8am while reading the paper and reading a few blogs. Like I said last Thursday, I’ve been eating this dessert-for-breakfast a LOT lately because it’s quick and easy. And my muffin-making has been lower than usual because I don’t want to heat my apartment or house by using the stove!

 

Gluten Free Peanut Butter Mug Cake

 

 

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