Wear Blue, Memorial 4 miler + Competitor Photo Shoot!!

If you are planning on running this weekend, consider participating in the Wear Blue: Run to Remember. wear blue pauses to remember the hundreds of thousands of men and women who have answered the call to defend our country’s freedoms....more

Should You Hire a Running Coach?

Over the last year (and especially the last few months), I’ve been asked a lot about my experience with having a coach – what the benefits are, what I get out of it and whether I would recommend a coach to another runner. Let me preface this whole post by saying that this is not meant to be a sales pitch for me. Yes, I coach ....more

2015 Brooklyn Half Marathon: Race Recap

The only thing better than running a PR at the Brooklyn Half on Saturday was helping a good friend run one. As I mentioned a couple of weeks ago, I had decided to forego racing on Saturday. My coach and I both felt it was a bit too close after Boston – my first speed work was this past week (8 miles with 4 at tempo) and I am still in the regeneration stage ....more

North Face Mountain Athletic Training App

This post brought to you by The North Face. The content and opinions expressed below are that of NYC Running Mama. The Mountain Athletics line by The North Face isn’t just about gear ....more

Women’s Running Magazine Feature

A couple of months ago, I received an email from one of the editors at Women’s Running asking if we could schedule a quick phone call for a story she was working on. My family and I were on vacation (work-cation for my husband!) in Florida and the boys and I had driven to my grandmother’s home (she lives about 90 min away from where we were staying) for the day. Of course I said yes and we spent about 20 min chatting about running, kids and fitting in training with a family ....more

Summer/Fall Racing Plans

Hope you had a wonderful Mother’s Day!! Just a reminder about the THREE giveaways I’m currently hosting! North Face $500 gift card...more

NOW® Immersion Event + Giveaway!!

Last week, I had the privilege of attending an immersion event with 10 other bloggers at NOW®...more

More Recovery + Serendipitous Boston Weekend

I think the tendency is to not talk much about recovery because let’s face it, it’s not too exciting. But a good recovery can set you up for a strong and successful training cycle. And a shortened or ignored recovery period can derail your next training cycle – or even worse – cause injuries ....more

Jonathan Adler + Garmin Giveaway

I’ve had my Garmin trackers (both the Vivofit 2 and Vivosmart) for over four months. I wear one of them almost every single day – and when I don’t, feel like something is missing. There have been plenty of times where I have opted for a bare wrist and thus, no data in lieu of fashion ....more

Going from 3:21->3:15

As most runners do, I like to go back and take note of things that worked during the previous training cycle as well as highlight some things I plan to improve upon or change. For this post, I am focusing on things I changed which seemed to work – and which ultimately help run my strongest and most-consistent marathon to date. (Note: Even though my PR went from 3:21 to 3:15, the PR was from a few years of training so some of these changes were over a period of time.) Garmin-free as much as possible....more