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Twas The Friday Before The TCS NYC Marathon…

by Nellie

Happy Friday y’all!

And just like that we are days away from the NYC Marathon. This training experience was way better than last year–first and FOREMOST I didn’t gain a pound! Unlike last year when I gained a solid 20 pounds during marathon training, I am SO happy to leave marathon training the exact way I came in! Also, I might take more than one photo on the course this time around. 🙂

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In the meantime my workout week was pretty good despite a busy week.

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Monday: decided to celebrate Halloween with a spin class at Peloton from my favorite instructor. The class was so hard and intense it was downright scary. I made it through and was so happy it was done (don’t worry I didn’t celebrate with Halloween candy, although these kids got a TON).

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Tuesday: I was only scheduled to do 3 miles but after mile one I realized that I had nothing in the tank…I only made it to 2 miles! Not the biggest confidence boost days before the marathon!! Ugh. I made up for it though with an extended weight training session.

Thursday: I attempted to run 3 miles again and felt so good I extended it to 4.5 miles. Confidence restored!! Finished that with front loaded squats and dead lifts.

Saturday: I have another Peloton class scheduled for Saturday morning for a pre race shakeout spin. During the training season I’ve noticed that I run WAY better if I spin the day before. I don’t question the science I just follow it!

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‘Twas the Friday before the marathon. I am drinking all the water and my roller and I will be getting intimate in the next few days.

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I’m excited.

As I sat through the course run down at the expo yesterday I realized that there were certain parts of the race that I had completed blacked out from my brain. Last year’s experience was a doosie. I was hella miserable for the last six miles. This year I have a few goals and they may not be what you think.

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  1. Slow TF down. I openly admitted that I went all crazy in Brooklyn. The first half of the race I felt like I was floating on air. I need to be way smarter about this and prepare for the long haul.
  2. Finish standing upright: I practically crawled across the finish line last year. This year I hope to at least be upright with a smile on my face!
  3. Eat appropriately: I had one meal at 7 am and nothing before my race started at 11. Will be planning much better (aka eating at least one more small meal).
  4. Be present: it drives me crazy that I legitimately can’t remember crossing the last two bridges or even entering Central Park towards the end of the race.

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If you want to follow me, my number is 69480. See y’all on the other side!!

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How was your fitness and health week? Will you be following along with the TCS NYC Marathon?!

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6 comments

Allie November 4, 2016 - 5:35 am

GO NELLIE GO NELLIE GO NELLIE!!!!!!
I’m just a tad excited.
Your “new” plan sounds hella good!!
Get it woman!

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Janine Huldie November 4, 2016 - 6:50 am

Aw, good luck this weekend and I truly got faith that you got this, my friend!! 🙂

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Danielle November 4, 2016 - 9:11 am

Have a great race! I have definitely made the goal of being present before too. I think it does make the race more enjoyable and stops me from freaking out about all the miles I still have to run! Haha.

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LaShawn November 4, 2016 - 10:03 am

Good luck Nellie!! I’ll be following along!!

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Michelle November 5, 2016 - 11:39 am

Wishing you all the best! Cheering you on from Boston 😉

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Tamara November 6, 2016 - 6:27 pm

AW.. go you!! I know it’s already past but I was away this weekend and didn’t read. I can’t wait to read your recap!!

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