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AbbyNYC

New York , New York
Hi there! I'm Abby, I live, work and play in New York City where I am pursuing my doctorate in Physical Therapy at NYU. I am a marathoner, a Lululemon Run Coach, an aspiring yogi and a lover of all things fitness! My passion for running and my more than 13 years in the fitness industry is... Full Bio
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Setting Goals by AbbyNYC Posted in: Blog Posts in Exercise First off, congratulations to everyone who completed a race this weekend, especially my friends who rocked the Hartford & Chicago Marathons. Shout out to my training buddy ... Read on »
Better Than the Alternative Tuesdays: Not Racing by AbbyNYC Posted in: Blog Posts in Exercise Happy Tuesday and welcome to Taper Town, NYC Marathoners! Now that you’ve made it through the vast majority of your long training runs, that 26.2 behemoth is looking much ... Read on »
I’m A Newbie: Runger by AbbyNYC Posted in: Blog Posts in Exercise There’s this thing that happens to your body when you train to run a marathon. It’s called Runger. Runner + Hunger = Runger. And it’s a very real thing. Just a girl ... Read on »
Better Than the Alternative Tuesdays: Listening by AbbyNYC Posted in: Blog Posts in Exercise “The fool speaks, the wise man listens.” ~African Proverb Happy Tuesday, friends, and welcome to October! In case you were wondering, it really is the most beautiful t ... Read on »
Body Bank by AbbyNYC Posted in: Blog Posts in Exercise Taper weeks make everyone crazy. You, your spouse/boyfriend/girlfriend/parents/dog–everyone gets a little nuts during taper time. I get it. It’s tough. You’ve just put ... Read on »
Workout Wednesdays: Before the Workout by AbbyNYC Posted in: Blog Posts in Exercise Workout Wednesdays usually feature a fabulous running workout for you to try on for size. But this week, I’d like to put the spotlight on what happens BEFORE the workout. ... Read on »
CrossFit and Running by AbbyNYC Posted in: Blog Posts in Exercise This post has been gestating for a while, ever since I created a training schedule for my friend Tina’s Hat Trick . Tina  is a big time CrossFitter but also an experienced ... Read on »
Workout Wednesday: Tempo Down by AbbyNYC Posted in: Blog Posts in Exercise So, we all know I’m a full-time grad student, part time coach/personal trainer, and all-the time nut job, right? Ok then. No one is worried when I don’t write for a few ... Read on »
10 Commandments for Runners by AbbyNYC Posted in: Blog Posts in Exercise Obi-wan has rules for the gym in his house. Among them are, “The gym must be clean and tidy after your workout.” Common sense, you’d think. Noooooooooo. I have been to man ... Read on »
Running For More by AbbyNYC Posted in: Blog Posts in Exercise I was at a running event recently when an older, seasoned male runner was describing his favorite marathon to me. He said it was a beautiful race with a smallish field bec ... Read on »
Q & A: What’s the Point? by AbbyNYC Posted in: Blog Posts in Exercise So, when I first started running (many, many moons ago), I had no idea what the hell I was doing. I basically just tried to keep up with the boys on my team and hope that ... Read on »
Friday Fitness News: Diana Nyad Rocks by AbbyNYC Posted in: Blog Posts in Exercise There is absolutely no question that week belongs to Diana Nyad, the 64 year-old World Champion swimmer who, after 5 attempts, completed the 110-mile swim from Cuba to Flo ... Read on »
Getting Out the Door by AbbyNYC Posted in: Blog Posts in Exercise Have you ever started your training season and had to talk yourself off the ledge into actually starting? Like, a pep talk to get your butt out the door? Or maybe ... Read on »
Friday Fitness News: Dump by AbbyNYC Posted in: Blog Posts in Exercise I’ve been slacking on my Friday Fitness posts. Partly because they’re pretty time consuming, partly because I’m too busy enjoying my Fridays to sit down and write a post. ... Read on »
Q & A: Mileage, Pacing, and Balls In/Out by AbbyNYC Posted in: Blog Posts in Exercise I asked a lot of questions on the fly about mileage and pacing and whatnot, and I try to remember all of them so I can maybe answer one or two on the blog. Alas, my memory ... Read on »
A Sea of Humanity by AbbyNYC Posted in: Blog Posts in Exercise Marine Corps Marathon 2009 In so many ways, marathons express the best in human nature. I have witnessed overwhelming acts of kindness, camaraderie, and selflessne ... Read on »
Better Than the Alternative Tuesdays: History Friends by AbbyNYC Posted in: Blog Posts in Exercise I remember reading an article–probably in some teenage magazine my older sister subscribed to that I thought was THE BOMB at the time, about the types of friendships you’l ... Read on »
Running Demons by AbbyNYC Posted in: Blog Posts in Exercise We have reached that point during Fall training season when things start to sink in and (sometimes) go awry. Nagging pains become full-blown injuries. Long runs do ... Read on »
Things I’m Loving Thursday by AbbyNYC Posted in: Blog Posts in Exercise There are a few things that are blowing my mind these days. Some are running related, some are absolutely not. So, you know, pick and choose. 1. Minions. Carl. ... Read on »
Workout Wednesdays: The Key to Fartleks by AbbyNYC Posted in: Blog Posts in Exercise I’ve talked about Fartleks as a workout before here  and here . They’re a no-brainer workout that can break up a longer mid-week run and get your legs turning over. Th ... Read on »