Ultimate Coffee Date for October

It’s that time of the month…

some people try to run in all 50 states. I just collect Starbucks mugs lol

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

1.Over coffee…

I’d tell you that it’s only October and I’ve already registered for TWO half marathons in 2020.

Image result for helderberg to hudson half marathon

April 15, 2020

Feb 16, 2020

Have you already registered for any 2020 races?

2.Over coffee…

I’d tell you that I only have ONE more week of insane traveling with my job. After that it should be the normal occasional travel to NYC. (Should but who knows?)

Too bad, the 8 weeks of travel was during peak Marathon Training. UGH!

Anyone else have work get in the way of training for a big race?

3.Over coffee…

I’d tell you that I’m following the minimal (get to the finish line) Marathon Training Plan. That means ONE 16, ONE 18 and ONE 20 miler (and NO long mid-week runs).

Long runs are tough!!

Kinda nervous. Hope the adrenaline and the crowds will get me through 26.2 miles.

All you first time marathoners, How many long runs did you do? How did it work out?

4.Over coffee…

I’d tell you that speaking of that dreaded 20 miler, I was going to run 7 miles from the finish of a half marathon and then take the bus to start. But the bus leaves at 6:15 am and the area is kinda shady plus it’s DARK.

Image result for hannaford half marathon

Oct. 13, 2019

New plan.

Park at the start and run 7 miles there. (Safer area). The race starts at 8:00 am. Then take the bus back to the start after the race.

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

5.Over coffee…

I’d tell you that I’m thinking of running the NYC Half Marathon again.

You can sign up for the lottery on Oct. 17 but I think that I may get in by my H2H half marathon finish time (2:11:15).


one of the advantages of being OLD

It’s not guaranteed (like last year) since it was not a NYRR race but my time was fast enough.

Fingers crossed.

(And yes, that again would qualify me to run NYCM. And no, I WILL NOT RUN ANOTHER MARATHON!!!!!!!)

Anyone else entering the lottery for the NYC Half?

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24 thoughts on “Ultimate Coffee Date for October

  1. We;ll see what actually happens with next year’s NYC Half & Full. 😉

    I ran a half a month before my 18 mile race but it definitely wasn’t just a training run. OTOH, there’s a vast difference between 18 miles & a marathon. I know lots of people who do use halfs as a training run for a full.

    You’re going to be ready.


  2. Wow you are way ahead of the game for 2020! I have some ideas of races I’d like to do, but I haven’t signed up for anything yet. I’m hoping to do races in at least 2 different states though.

    I think your marathon training plan is absolutely fine. Honestly, sometimes less is more and that adrenaline is going to kick in big time once you start the race!


  3. I think you’re doing well with your training, especially in spite of your crazy work schedule. I have never run farther than 20 miles for any of my marathons. Only one of them did I do more than one 20-miler (I ran two 20-milers for my second marathon). Granted, I never had any big hopes of BQ’ing, either, but those long runs take a lot out of you. I do better going into a race like that with the bare minimum, too…over-training has never worked for me.


  4. I was just starting to think about 2020 races – good for you for already having two planned.

    Sounds like you have a good plan for your 20 miler! While my training plan included plenty of back-to-back runs, I never did a 20. It makes me nervous but I’m trusting in my coach. You’re going to be ready, no doubt!

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  5. You will do great with the marathon – I bet you’ll be smiling from start to finish because YOU ARE THERE!!! And a friend who ran it said it was so cool to run through all the boroughs and it’s still her favorite race ever, so with as much as you love NYC, this is going to be your race.

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