Posted by: mmartininycmarathon | October 26, 2009

ING NYC Marathon Week!

Picture 1It is officially Marathon week and with the first Sunday in November approaching quickly, that can only mean ONE thing in this city…. MARATHON! It is incredible and surreal to imagine that this journey has been over 5 1/2 months long. Through ups and downs, injuries and triumphs we all prevail to finally make it to the start line.

This week is OUR week.

It is our final week to focus on running, hydration, etc and fully prepare for what is about to be a life changing event in our lives.

Yesterday was the Official Poland Spring Marathon Kick-off race and for Team for Kids, it was time to bust out ALL the green! From head to toe, be green, be a cow, be a girl if your a boy, doesn’t matter as long as your sporting green and having fun. FUN it sure was! I decided to piece together something, sort of a guitar rockstar melted w/ Michael Cera in Juno with the classic track outfit (wristbands and all!). Have a look at the pictures. I think the hair made me go faster, even though I wasn’t supposed to. The great thing was that I felt comfortable throughout the entire 5 miles. Ended up shaving off 9 secs per mile off my previous attempts. I guess the training has made me faster… NAH, it was the HAIR!

Now, go check out the “bitchin hair”! (shout out to Leila for that descript, I LOVE it!) and then you can see what is in store for this week!









Team for Kids workout with the NYRR Youth Program’s teams – the Rabbits.




Team for Kids “Light Up the Night Run”. Light run with green light sticks around Central Park proudly sporting our signature green.


Off / Dinner with Elizabeth to finalize race day logistics.


ING NYC Marathon Health and Fitness Expo
10:00am-8:00pm Jacob Javits Center,
West 34th Street and 11th Avenue

Team for Kids Class of 2009 ING New York City Marathon Pre-Race Celebration

Pasta Dinner with teammates 


Team for Kids Class of 2009 ING New York City Marathon Awards Breakfast
9:00am-11:00am Tavern on the Green – Central Park

Family is coming up @ 3:00PM

Pasta Dinner w/ family in Hoboken at 6:00PM


2009 ING NYC Marathon!


  1. thanks for the comment on my blog!! good luck tomorrow-I will definitely be out there tomorrow, volunteering at mile 18 with the rest of my teammates…and cheering too! (I know a couple of your TFK coaches very well, BTW…)

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