TCS New York City Marathon Training – WEEK 14 OF 16


Only 13 days until the 2014 TCS New York City Marathon!


The hardest weeks of training are now behind me. With only two weeks left, the plan is starting to taper off in miles and zero in on marathon goal pace. Yesterday, I ran my last long run off 16 miles with the last 8 at marathon goal pace.

This week, my longest run will be an easy 10 miles. The only tough day on my schedule is a 2 x 2m at threshold pace. As my mileage drops, so do the temperatures here in NH. I’m really trying to stay healthy now.

I’ll be running 7 of my training miles in Philadelphia this week as part of the Timex One Relay. On Sunday I’ll be running 10 in Washington, DC as I cheer on my wife, Tina, at her first marathon. With all the traveling, I’ll be taking my vitamins and washing my hands every chance I get.

I got a big gift from ASICS this week that really lifted my spirits. First, I received a box full of branded NYC marathon gear: gloves, hat, shirts, and jacket. Second, a pair of NYC marathon special edition ASICS Gel Kayano 21 running shoes! I love my ASICS gear, and I took my new shoes out for my 16-miler yesterday. Dy-na-mite!


Don’t forget to show off your #MarathonBeard during your NYC Marathon training.