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Starting all over again

Week 1

It’s Friday of my 1st week of “official” training and I’m already exhausted. This is the first time in the last 5 years of marathon training that I’ll run 6 out of 7 days and my body is not wholly comfortable with this idea… yet.

That said, I’m feeling stronger and faster than ever and that’s super exciting. In my quest for improved speed and endurance, I’ve settled on 2 different plans to reach my goal time of 3:33 in May’s Mountains2Beach Marathon

To get ready for a 1/2 marathon in January, I’m using is Brad Hudson and Matt Fitzgerald’s plan from “Run Faster - from the 5K to the Marathon”. After that, I’ll transition to the “Hanson’s Marathon Method” for the full 26.2, which both frightens and excites me since their longest training run is 16 miles before the big kahuna. Every article I’ve read by followers of the plan state the same sort of wonder and fear — “will I burn out in those last “untrained” miles?” — but most barely even hit the wall. Cheers to that! 

And cheers to my newest adventure! 

Why I run: reason 457 (at Prospect Park)

ted:

Hey New York City marathoners! As you get amped for the big day on Sunday, check out this time lapse of the marathon, created in 2011 by TED staffer Gwen Schroeder.

Gwen had given up on running … until this summer when she watched a TED Talk by May El-Khalil, who founded the Beirut Marathon after a devastating injury. Read all about this talk inspired Gwen to run this year’s marathon.

And watch the talk.

Go Gwen!

How to help NYC — Updated Nov 5th,2:30pm

Hi friends, 

Since I’ve been receiving texts, emails, and FB messages from all over asking how to help, I’ve decided to put my obsessive information hoarding to good use and aggregate everything I come across here on this blog.  Please spread the word!  

BUY SUPPLIES VIA AMAZON FOR DELIVERY TO BROOKLYN FOR SANDY RELIEF! 


If I haven’t updated in a few hours, please check out the links at the bottom of the page for more information. 

PHYSICAL DONATIONS STILL NEEDED AS MONDAY MORNING —
ALMOST ALL LOCATIONS NO LONGER ACCEPTING GENERAL CLOTHING! 
ONLY COLD WEATHER WEAR — Coats, Hats, Scarves, Gloves, and Socks
Blankets
Water
Batteries — C, D, AA, AAA batteries, 9 volt
Food (hot at lunch, non-perishable/bread/cookies)
Ensure (Glucerna shake) for the elderly, vitamins for the elderly
Flashlights
Candles
Socks
Baby Items
Pet Food
Travel Sized toiletries
Cleaning Supplies (gloves, brooms, mops, bleach, paper towels)


VOLUNTEER / DONATION CENTERS  (to Rockaways, Red Hook and Staten Island) 
No need to contact to volunteer or drop-off, just show up, but check links for updated donation lists  

Manhattan 

Downtown  - CAAAV (donations and volunteers) 
46 Hester Street 
(212) 473-6485
justice@caaav.org

LES / East Village - GOLES (donations and volunteers)
171 Ave B (btw. 10th ad 11th) 
12p-5p 

Harlem  - PS 187 (donations and volunteers) 
Cabrini and 187th Street 

Upper West Side - JCC Manhattan (donations and volunteers) 
334 Amsterdam @ 76th Street  
5a - 10p 

Red Hook 

402 Van Brunt Street (volunteers and cleaning supplies, water pumps, generators needed) 
Between 10a - 5p daily 

Good Shepherd Services (donations of flashlights, candles, blankets only) 
173 Conover Street 

Visitation Church (donations of ready to eat foods, flashlights, candles, blankets only) 

98 Richards Str at Verona 
10a-5p daily 

Other Brooklyn 

Sunset Park - St. Jacobi Church  (donations and volunteers) 
5406 4th Ave 
URGENT NEED FOR MEDICAL SUPPLIES - 1st Aid kits, bandages, gauze, tape, ibuprofen, aspirin, alcohol swabs, etc!
For updated donation lists - http://interoccupy.net/occupysandy/ 
646-353-5194 (Ronnie)

Clinton Hill - Church of St. Luke & St. Matthew  (donations and volunteers) 
520 Clinton Ave 
347-824-8583 (Justin)

Park Slope Armory   (volunteers in 12 hr shifts, donations) 
361 15th Street (btw. 7th and 8th Aves) 

Park Slope - John Jay High School shelter  (volunteers in 6-8 hr shifts) 
237 7th Ave (btw. 4th and 5th Streets) 

Rockaways 

Firehouse on 59th street — across from the train station
Jean Dupont 917.975.5623

Veggie Island 
96th Street and Rockaway Blvd.

Store Front Community Center 
B113 and Rockaway Beach Blvd.

Staten Island 

Rab’s Country Lanes 
1600 Hylan Blvd

Farrell High School 
2900 Amboy Rd.

Petrides
715 Ocean Terrace

MONETARY DONATIONS TO LOCAL ORGANIZATIONS —

The Mayor’s Fund to Advance the City of New York





TEXT DONATIONS —

Salvation Army: Text the word STORM to 80888 to make a $10 donation. To confirm the donation, respond with the word “Yes.”

Red CrossText the word REDCROSS to 90999 to donate $10 to American Red Cross Disaster Relief. (If you change your mind, text the word STOP to 90999.)

Tunnel2Towers: Text the word RESTORE to 80888 to make a $10 donation. To confirm the donation, respond with the word “Yes.”


BLOOD DRIVES —

Tuesday, Nov 6th, 10am-4pm 
Duane Reade and Walgreens 
Times Square (1471 Broadway) 

ADDITIONAL LINKS —



Thanks to everyone that’s reached out in the last few days looking to find ways to help. It’s encouraging to see so many people active in our community and I’m honored that you’ve turned to me for help. 



Love, 
Gwen 

I finished my first olympic triathlon and had enough strength left to smile for a photo. 

I finished my first olympic triathlon and had enough strength left to smile for a photo. 

Post-accident consultation with Dr Simon (Taken with instagram)

Please share your opinion. Save the internet as we know it. 

I ran the NYC Marathon with a camera on my head. Cause I’m crazy like that!

This is happening. Again. 

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