Ultimate Coffee Date for September

It’s that time of the month…

to join up with Coco & Deborah for their ultimate coffee date.

1.Over coffee…

I’d tell you that the logistics for my first marathon – NYCM are set.

  • Hotel for Nov 2 & 3 – booked (free with pts)
  • Train to NYC on Nov 2 – booked(free with pts)
  • Bus home on Nov 4 – booked ($1 megabus)

On August 1, I battled the website and signed up for my baggage and transportation.

Who knew it was this complicated?

I chose the Poncho as recommended instead of post-race bag check.

Image result for nycm poncho option

And I picked the 7 am bus to the start instead of the ferry.

Related image

I’d love to take the ferry to watch the sunrise on the Hudson River but after you arrive in Staten Island, you still have to board a bus.

Just seems easier to walk to the NY Public Library from my hotel and take ONE bus to the start.

If you have already run NYCM, which options did you choose and did you make the right decision in the end?

2.Over coffee…

I’d tell you that traveling with my job is picking up.  That will be making my mid-week mileage quite challenging.

3 miles instead of 6

But it is what it is.

Hopefully, the weather will cooperate in the next two months so at least I get complete all my long runs.

Anyone else keep their weekday runs short (or even skip them) and concentrate only on long runs when training for a big race?

3.Over coffee…

I’d tell you that last two weeks while I was working in NYC, all my friends at home were seeing Hamilton locally.


I could see it on Broadway since I’m there so often but I’m always running!!

I finally broke down and bought a ticket.

Can’t wait!! (And Marathon training will be over!!)

Have you seen this show?

4.Over coffee…

I’d tell you that tomorrow I am running a half marathon in RI.  I had planned to run this race at some point because my college roommate built a home (on the water) nearby.  But I couldn’t go until this year….and then I signed up for my first full marathon.

So it will just be a training run. It should be hilly but have beautiful water views.  Perfect conditions for relaxed 13.1 miles, right?

Anyone else run a half marathon and use it as only a training run?

5.Over coffee…

I’d tell you that for work I went to NYC three times in August (5 days, 3 days and 3 days) and this week, as well (3 days).

I ran a race in Brooklyn, ran along the Hudson and East Rivers and in Central Park.

Then there’s nothing there for me until the NYCM on Nov. 3.

So of course, I signed up for a 10K race on Oct 5.

Do you have a favorite city to run or race in?

One more for good measure –

6 .Over coffee…

I’d tell you that a few weeks ago, I ran along the Hudson River in NYC so I could see the GW Bridge and the Little Red Lighthouse.

thanks @travellingcari

I learned that a book was written about it.

Children’s books are the best!

Ever buy a children’s book?

It’s also Friday so I’m also linking up with Fairytales and Fitness for the Friday Five linkup! Join in! Don’t forget to link back to your hostess and visit some other bloggers.

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17 thoughts on “Ultimate Coffee Date for September

  1. Wish you would have wrote about your pickings for NYC last week. Would have been helpful:) Looks like things are coming together. I am so behind! I can’t believe it is coming up so soon. I still have not gotten a longer run in. I hear ya with traveling for work, it is hard to get one on the road, and when I am home I am always teaching classes in the am, so by the time I am done at a 11 am who wants to do a long run then? Hopefully I will get one in now that the weather is becoming cooler.

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  2. Back in the day, what few half marathons I ran were always training runs for a later marathon. It’s funny looking back at my slower average paces for my halves as compared to my marathons. I’ve never run the NYC Marathon (and I regret it) so I’m no help to you.

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  3. I love that picture of the little lighthouse — and the book! Cala] classic children’s books are great! I’m jealous of your trips to NYC — well, maybe just one trip long enough to go for a run or two! I have not seen Hamilton, but I LOVE the soundtrack.


  4. That’s a lot of planning for one race LOL I bet you feel like a huge weight has been lifted, and now you can just focus on the long runs between now and taper. My mid-week runs are seldom ever any further than 5 miles. I do three miles (usually) on Mondays & Fridays (sometimes maybe four miles), and I do the 5-milers on Wednesdays…then just have the long run(s) on Saturdays. I guess I usually do a shakeout run on Sundays, but that’s usually only 2-3 miles. My body does well with lower mileage, so I’m not messing with that 😉

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