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Athena Li
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Almost died in heat but completed first race of the year!
This week, I made a rash decision to sign up for a half marathon as part of my training run. However, there was only one 'nearby' at the Rockaway Beach. The travel time from my apartment to the Rockaway Beach (17th Street) was an hour and 45 minutes which I...
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Sweet 16! NYRR Long Training Run #2
I set my alarm for 5:45 this morning and hit snooze.. Finally I dragged myself out of bed right before 6:00. I made a myself a peanut butter toast (my typical breakfast before any long run) and shortly headed up to E102nd where the training run starts. The ...
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Happy National Running Day!
Happy National Running Day! 😃👣 What is National Running Day? According to http://www.runningday.org/about/, National Running Day, held annually on the first Wednesday in June, is a day when runners everywhere declare their passion for running. I'm very ex...
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Mission accomplished: finished NYC Marathon (with a stress fracture)
“Strength doesn’t come from what you can do. It comes from
overcoming the things you once thought you couldn’t” – Rikki Rogers It's been
quite some time since I last updated my marathon training. Why? 1) I was
depressed and couldn't bring myself to share my...
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What a milestone (18 miler)/crushed Harlem Hills 3 times!- NYC Marathon training week 8
Last Sunday was another early rise for me and for other fellow runners who are either training for a marathon, NYC, Chicago, Marine Corps, Berlin, Philly, etc or they are just simply out of their mind and in love with the Harlem Hills.. If I wasn't training...
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16 miles before 10 o'clock - NYC Marathon training week 4
Waking up at 6 in the morning on the weekend doesn't sound strange to me anymore... It may sound crazy to some people why I get up so early to run, but it makes 100% sense to me and my fellow runners because we all have the same goal at the end - be able to...
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Running break is over.. NYC Marathon training week 1
Running break is over!! I think I have taken enough time off from running since the Brooklyn half.. I have not been doing a lot of running especially long distance running this summer because a) it's been too hot and humid b) I can't get up in the morning t...
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What's my story?
How did I get started with running? How did I develop a passion with running? These are questions I get quite often from friends and strangers! Before I get into my story, I would like to share this quote with you. "Pain is temporary. It may last a minute, ...
What's my story?
What's my story?
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Running Shoes
I started running competitively in the summer of 2011 and that was when I finally invested into a pair of Asics running sneakers. The model is Asics Gel - Nimbus 11. This pair of shoes lasted me for about 2 years. As you can see, they are pretty worn out no...
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Running Shoes
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On May 17th, I woke up at 4:30am to travel to Park Slope for a day I have been looking forward to - the Brooklyn Half Marathon! Since I was in the first wave, my start time was at 7:00am (Thank god the sun was up by then).  The temperature was around 58 deg...
Brooklyn Half
Brooklyn Half
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