With just a little over a month left until one of our favorite days of the year - the New York City Marathon - we wanted to take this time to check in with a few of our runners and see how training is going for them. We are beyond excited for the big day and can't wait to welcome you all to Harlem as you pass our cheer station.
Are you training for the NYC Marathon - or one that is also coming up? How is training going for you? Drop us a line in the comments to let us know how you are!
Training has been exhilarating - and exhausting! This is my first marathon, so it's a pretty amazing journey, as every week I learn more about what my body can do. I'm learning how to pull back as well as how and when to push myself hard. I'm grateful for the love and support of my running family -- I could never do this alone.
Training for two fall marathons has been a roller-coaster. At first I was trying to figure out which one was "more important" to train for, but that just made my head spin. I think I finally hit my stride using a virtual training program and trusting my running ability more. I'm looking forward to crossing both finish lines healthy and pain free thanks to my coach and the support of my Harlem Run family.
A Haiku on my training:
Rain or heat, I run
Log miles until November
Want to read about more of our marathoners-in-training? Check out Alison's blog post, Marathon Prep Tips from Members of Harlem Run, where more of our HR family speak about the challenges and highlights of their training thus far!