#GoRunIt with Coach Kastor

If you read my last blog post, then you all know how amazing and helpful coach Kastor is. He has been running for a pretty long time, lots of cross-country, track, and road running. He has a degree in Exercise Physiology.  After graduating college, he created and coached a non-profit running club called the High Sierra Striders. He is now the head coach for the ASICS Mammoth Track Club … Continue reading #GoRunIt with Coach Kastor

A letter to my coach

Being part of teamASICS for the New York City Marathon has been an incredible journey so far. I’ve made lots of new friends, connected with amazing, inspiring people, and have had my own coach! Andrew Kastor, better known as coach Kastor, has been an incredible tool in my training. A little bit about him…Coach Kastor has been running for a pretty long time, lots of … Continue reading A letter to my coach

We all face challenges

Everyone has challenges, many have battles we know nothing about. That is why training is so important. Sometimes things don’t happen as well plan so  with training so far in advance, we have plenty of time to try and try again. If you have a bad run, or going through a bad streak, keep trying. Change things up, run the opposite way, run at a … Continue reading We all face challenges

A path with no obstacles, probably doesn’t lead anywhere.

The training for my dream race continues! It has been a little tough at times but nothing I can’t overcome. The weather here in Orlando continues to interfere in my training. Now that I am well into the double digits, I much prefer to run outdoors. We dodged a rain filled tropical storm, and still battling with heat in the low 100s. I had a … Continue reading A path with no obstacles, probably doesn’t lead anywhere.

“The best is yet to come..” -Frank Sinatra

Training for the New York City Marathon continues. I am doing my best to head out onto the trails but it’s been difficult. Since the heat here has been in the crazy triple digits, I have no choice but to run indoors. As crazy as it sounds, because I have been living in FL almost all my life, I don’t do well running in the … Continue reading “The best is yet to come..” -Frank Sinatra

Beat the treadmill blues

When you think about running, you imagine a beautiful trail, comfortably paved roads, some tall trees to add some shade….sounds perfect right? So what do you do on the days that the rain storm outside looks like a monsoon? Or its so cold outside your hands freeze going to get the mail?….You hit the treadmill!!! I do love a good run in the rain…there is … Continue reading Beat the treadmill blues

Training for the NYC Marathon begins

As of April 1, I am officially in NYC Marathon mode. I create my own training schedule that fits to my abilities. So far it has been 3 to 4 miles every other day. I am starting off slow and easy. I make my schedules knowing where my weaknesses are and what I need to work on. I do have some speed intervals scheduled later … Continue reading Training for the NYC Marathon begins