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Post-Run Fueling

NYC's summer running can be brutal. We’ve got your typical summer heat, but the east coast humidity takes it to the next level. Working heart rates are higher and we’re sweating so much that our clothes are soaked. On days like this, eating right after a run can seem like the last thing you want to do.

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Pregnancy “Planned”

I had 3 goals in 2019: PR a half marathon in May, run the Chicago marathon in October and get pregnant in November. I had a “plan”, so what could possibly go wrong? To kick things off, I went to my gynecologist, who is aware of my RED-S history, and we discussed my plan. Bloodwork showed that my hormone levels were all normal, so there was no reason not to continue with my 2019 plan.

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Everything Counts

Runners are typically diligent about sticking to a training schedule. The plan says 5 miles at tempo pace, so you're doing 5 miles at tempo pace! However, when deciding how to adjust training or what you want to do for your run on a given day, we often forget to take into account all of the other "stuff" that's happened.

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Mental Strength During Injury

I read the book Rebound by Carrie Jackson Cheadle and Cindy Kuzma, and I cannot recommend it enough. It was recommended to me professionally, but ironically I found the time to read it while I was out of the office after knee surgery in January. It breaks things down in a digestible way and provides mental drills at the end of each chapter to develop strong mental skills.

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