Two years in a row, NYC had ideal marathon conditions. It was absolutely perfect from start to finish, I got what I needed: a really GOOD race, so now I can start thinking about a GREAT race!

I needed one day, just ONE good day to feel like the past 3 years of crap were truly behind me. (check)

I needed to feel strong enough to start (check), in control enough to know I would finish (check), and energetic enough to sense I was holding back until reaching the final 10k of the race (check) so I could blow the doors off in the final miles (check). I had to walk, but not because I made a tactical error; I chose to listen to my body and am PROUD of that choice.

In the latest podcast, I discuss the race and my mindset leading up to the start line. Enjoy!