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NYC Marathon Training Update and Team Clarke

NYC Marathon Training Update. Less than 4 Weeks to Go!

One month to go until the NYC Marathon!

One month to go until the NYC Marathon!

It’s hard to believe that less than a month remains until the New York City Marathon! I am excited to be a part of this famed race in the Big Apple. I am especially excited and honored to be running for #TEAMCLARKE for The Clarke Schools for Hearing and Speech. This cause is so close to my heart as 100% of the fundraising will go directly to the Clarke Schools who have been an integral part in helping my niece who was born completely unable to hear. She was born with a rare genetic disorder that is called auditory neuropathy. The path at first was unclear but she now hears with bilateral cochlear implants and is an energetic, fun-loving kid who loves to chat with you and tell you stories! My niece attended The Clarke School for Pre-school where they helped her with hearing and speech skills and acted as a great support for her family.

Facts about Hearing Loss

Did you know . . .

  • FACT: 48 million Americans have a significant hearing loss.
  • FACT: Over 90% of deaf children are born to hearing parents.
  • FACT: 15% of children between the ages of 6-19 have a measurable hearing loss in at least one ear.
  • FACT: Hearing loss occurs in 5 out of every 1,000 newborns.

These statistics were collected by the Center for Hearing and Communication.

Please join me in supporting the Clarke Schools for Hearing and Speech as I run 26.2 miles at the New York City Marathon on November 7th. I am getting so close to my fundraising goal of $2500. It would mean so much to me and our family if we could surpass this goal to give back to the Clarke Schools! So many families will benefit from your generosity and 100% of donations will go directly to the school!

To DONATE please head on over to my fundraising page on CROWDRISE. Thank you so much for your generosity as I #RUNFORHEARING

NYC Marathon Training Update

And now for a little talk about mileage this week. I had a solid week of training. I felt very re-energized from Rise. Run. Retreat. The previous weekend and was pleased with my strong race finish at the Leaf Peepers Half Marathon. After spending a weekend with runners (who blog too!) who share the same passion as you for sport its hard not to find your motivation again. I was very focused this week and made sure to complete all of the workouts from my Coach Denise Goode from The Sustainable Athlete. I have been working very hard to get to sleep at a reasonable hour too. Dealing with Hashimoto’s I am often exhausted during the day and then oddly amped up when I should be going to sleep so I am trying to make adjustments to my sleep habits. Endurance athletes need sleep to allow their bodies to recover! I have not been getting enough! I am back to loving bootcamp and now that I have been back at it for about a month I am starting to see stronger from all of the lifting, pull-ups, erging and more. The long run this weekend was made extra awesome because I was joined by the awesome friend who trained with me when I was trying to qualify for Boston the first time. Even through she wasn’t training for everything at that point she ran every single long run with me! Running with Bridget always makes the miles tick by quickly.

Here is what my workouts looked like this week:

  • Sunday 10/2-Leaf Peepers Half Marathon
  • Monday 10/3-Recovery
  • Tuesday 10/4 (My 40th birthday!)-Bootcamp and a short trail run
  • Wednesday 10/5-Fartlek Run dynamic w/u, 20 min gradual w/u, 25 mins as 1:00 “on”, 1:00 “off”, 5 min easy run to conclude, 7.5 Miles
  • Thursday 10/6-Bootcamp and then Marathon Pace Run. Dynamic w/u, 10 min gradual w/u, Settle in to 8:10-8:20 pace. Be consistent with the splits., **Work in some nutrition***10 min easy run to conclude, 9 miles
  • Friday 10/7-Easy Yoga at home
  • Saturday 10/8-45 Minute Base run on the treadmill
  • Sunday 10/9-Endurance Run. 2:50 dynamic w/u, 10 min gradual w/u, Settle in to ~9:00 pace until the last 4 miles of run. Run the last 4 at goal marathon pace. 18.5 miles of mixed trails and road.

What was your hardest run workout this week? What was your easiest?

Organic Runner Mom


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