NYC Marathon: The long runs

This is my NYC Marathon long-run training journey in pictures. I often get asked about mileage and training plans. I’m not a certified running coach so I don’t feel comfortable telling people how to train for a marathon, however, I’m happy to share my plan and experience with you. I wrote my own training plan ¬†knowing what my body can handle. I feel like I have a good grasp on long-runs, but for my next marathon I need to work on the week day training sessions. In total I run 3 days a week and this works for me.

7 Solo miles round Central Park:img_5460

8 Miles along the Westside Highway:img_5737

8 Hot and sweaty miles with Gotham City Runners


8 Mile solo running tour of Prague:


10 Miles along NYC Summer Streets:


8 Miles with Nike NYC:img_6500

9 Miles along NYC Summer Streets with Alex:img_6587

4 Solo miles + 6 miles with LDN Brunch Club at the Brixton 10km = 10 Miles:img_6756

10 Miles with Annabel in Austria:img_7102

13 Miles with Nike NYC:img_7229

The sub-2 hour Philly half-marathon:img_7340

15 miles through Manhattan & Brooklyn with Ashley and Nicole:img_7514

17 miles with Nike NYC on the East Side and West Side highway:

Run Rock’n’Roll Half-Marathon (13.25) + 6.75 evening miles = 20 miles:

21 Miles through Central Park, along the Westside Highway, over to Brooklyn and back with Katie:img_4441-jpg

14 miles along the Westside Highway with Delta

Final 7 miles along the last ten miles of the marathon course with Rose and Nike NYC

Final 3 mile shake-out run with Charlie, Holly and Kirsty

Marathon Day – 26.2 miles!

18 Long runs + 1 marathon all injury free! This training cycle wasn’t easy; in particular the humidity of the New York summer months are a real challenge, but I’ve loved running all over the city with so many amazing and inspiring runners. The sense of community in the lead up to the New York Marathon gives you such a buzz, you know that everyone is in it together.

Zoe x



  1. January 4, 2017 / 2:02 pm

    such a cool progression. thanks for sharing.

  2. January 6, 2017 / 9:24 am

    Ahh this brings back so many summer training memories! Even though it’s uncomfortable and sweaty I got a bit nostalgic for shorts and tank top running weather. Hope your 2017 is off to a great start!

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