Marathon Training Week 3 – THE LONG RUN!

Happy Tuesday All! I hope everyone had a fabulous weekend and got some kick a** running in! Battling last weeks training pains was incredibly frustrating, however I am SOOO happy I rested and recovered. I can’t emphasis enough that being kind to your body is so important! We kill it during training, and we are always walking that fine line, so if you do break down a bit – TAKE THAT BREAK & RECOVER! Also, it’s great to have a global plan, but keep in mind sometimes life just doesn’t go the way we want it to. When it goes [...]

By | 2016-11-13T09:30:20+00:00 June 24th, 2014|Nat's Training, Running|0 Comments

Training Week 2 – Pain In The Butt (Literally)!

Hey Guys! I’ve been traveling since last Wednesday, so I’m sorry I didn’t get a chance to post last week’s workouts on Monday. I was spending some quality time with my family on Long Island, and now I am enjoying some R & R in Martha’s Vineyard!! I’m not going to lie last weeks training was not optimal and I had a bit of pain, however I’m not stressing it. When the going gets tough you either keep going, or you take a small break, so that you CAN keep going! Also, don’t take life so seriously; hence the photo [...]

By | 2016-11-13T09:30:20+00:00 June 19th, 2014|Nat's Training, Running|0 Comments

Berlin Marathon Training Week 1!

Hey Guys! I’ve decided to blog about my training for the Berlin Marathon, and I hope that you’ll enjoy this journey with me! I’ll post my workouts weekly and everything that I felt was good/bad about them. Please keep in mind that I have done a fair amount of base training to get me to where I am in today. I do not suggest anyone who wants to run a marathon start with my program. If you want to run a race of any kind, I would suggest getting a running coach and having them assess you first. 😉 Without [...]

By | 2016-11-13T09:30:21+00:00 June 9th, 2014|Nat's Training, Running|0 Comments

Want To Run Faster? Get Glutes!

Those glutes of yours are more important than you may think when it comes to running, other sports, and everyday activities. We spend a lot of time just sitting around on them, and not giving them the activation love they deserve!! If they do not receive this attention they will sleep the day away, and it will be harder to engage them each time you workout. If you learn to train and activate your glutes, you will have an advantage in improving your running economy, get stronger, go longer, & build speed! Here are a few exercises that I like [...]

By | 2016-11-13T09:30:21+00:00 June 7th, 2014|Running|0 Comments

Daily Devotion: Self Love

I would like to first say thank you to everyone who is supporting me on this journey of health & happiness. I’ve decided to add to my blogging about fitness & food; and share with you my thoughts on things in our lives we tend to overlook, being the busy bees we are. Each week, I will focus on one topic that we should all stop and think about, and really try to be in that devotion for the day and continue it each day throughout the week, and make it a life long practice. Let’s build on our awareness [...]

By | 2016-11-13T09:30:21+00:00 March 2nd, 2014|Meditations, Running, Training|4 Comments

The Weather Outside Is Weather!

No I didn’t mess up my title I just find that phrase hysterical, because my sister sings random shit constantly. (Ok I do too, but she is way more awesome at it!) 😉 So if you haven’t noticed it’s winter and my motto for MOST runs is, “Bundle Up B*itches!” Here are a few tips for running out in your winter wonderland, and also when not to! […]

By | 2016-11-13T09:30:22+00:00 January 7th, 2014|Running, Training|0 Comments

Bumps Along The Way…

Most athletes hit bumps along the way in their training – IT’S NORMAL! It could be from a lack of motivation, an injury, odd pains, work stress; honestly, the list can go on. During christmas week, I happened to fall into the “odd pain” category, so I wanted to share with you my experience, and give you guys the low down of what happen, how I recovered, and let you know that something you may think is serious, may just be your body telling you to RELAX! […]

By | 2016-11-13T09:30:22+00:00 January 4th, 2014|Running, Training|0 Comments

Are You Overtraining?

If you couldn’t tell by my previous posts I am a big fan of rest, recovery, and getting the appropriate nutrition in to keep your body working efficiently. I can’t stress this enough, because overtraining causes so much havoc in the body, such as performance declines, nagging injuries, and decreased quality of life. I was the epitome of an over trained runner throughout college and a tad afterwards, and it resulted in 7 stress fractures, lots of over-use injuries, and it has taken me some time to get my body back to fully functioning. I don’t want this to happen [...]

By | 2016-11-13T09:30:22+00:00 November 19th, 2013|Endurance, Marathon, Nutrition, Overtraining, Running, Training|0 Comments

What’s Next On The Menu??

Just finished your 1st, 2nd, or 15th marathon, and already thinking about what race to do next…. Well that’s good!!! Keep running and keep setting new goals! For the next month I have my athletes recover their bodies while keeping up their fitness. You have to allow your body to heal and recover properly, so you can consistently hit your goal times, and stay healthy. If your not performing well, or getting injured frequently, you may be doing TOO MUCH! Here’s an example of a weekly plan post marathon racing for one of my athletes: […]

By | 2014-03-06T14:34:06+00:00 November 6th, 2013|Endurance, Marathon, Running, Training|0 Comments

Carb Loading, Fueling, and More!

I hope most of you lovely marathoners have been slowly carb loading all week! Carb loading simply means not using your glycogen stores and eating the same way you were while your training. That means no dieting during your tape!! You don’t have to go INSANE the night before, that actually could make you more sluggish in the morning. Keep in mind EVERYONE is different, but I believe in gradual increases, so if run and workout less during your last taper week (which you should be doing!), continue eating as your normally have, and the last 3 days add a [...]