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    Running the 2022 New York City Marathon with The James NoMad

It’s 2022, and the New York City Marathon is back—in person! This year, The James NoMad is proud to support athletes as they return to this vibrant event in the city, with fans and all.

Run with The James NoMad 

After being scaled down in the last couple of years amid the pandemic, the celebrated New York City Marathon will return in full force this November. Participants will run 26.2-miles through the five New York boroughs — a route as grueling as it is famous. Established in 1970 with a course that ran the entirety of Central Park, this test of endurance is a lifelong dream for many runners. Making that dream a reality, however, comes with its own challenges. If you are running in the 2022 New York City Marathon and want to know some secrets for conquering this legendary course, The James NoMad is here to help you get to the finish line.

Preparation is Everything

Your success depends on you, and only you. So you’ll want to prepare your body and mind as much as possible. If you’re lucky enough to be a runner in this year’s Marathon, you already know that getting to this point takes immense effort and training—not just on the day of the race, but on every day that leads up to it, too. Prepare yourself by identifying your weaknesses and facing them head-on. Focus on the things you need to improve, and actively work on them to ensure success. Set realistic goals for yourself. Do you need to break world records or come in first place? No. But you do need to set attainable goals, with a finish time goal in mind so that you can work toward achieving it.

Of course, you’ll also want to plan your lodging ahead of time, perhaps by booking a hotel stay well in advance. Because so many people travel to New York for this event, many hotels book up quickly. The James NoMad is the ideal city oasis to relax before and after the marathon, having Scarpetta at the ready for a pre-race carbo load.

Peloton bikes at The James NoMad

Training Buddies

Staying motivated throughout your journey to the marathon can be the biggest challenge of training. Consider joining a running club or making new friends that are also running the race in November. Together, you can hype each other up and offer encouragement when the going gets tough. It’s also important to remember different types of exercise that can help you with your conditioning and endurance. Build up your core with yoga, your stamina with weights, and your endurance with swimming. Switching up your training will help keep it fun, and your body will thank you!

The James NoMad has a fully equipped gym for you to train on the days leading up to the race. We’re also in partnership with SLT Tread and Exhale MedSpa, which can help you train and restore your body to tip-top shape so you can run the best race of your life. First, tone your body and get your cardio in with an SLT Tread session. Then, rejuvenate and recover with whole-body cryotherapy or pressotherapy session! And don’t forget Standard Dose, just blocks from The James NoMad, where you can take advantage of prime mediation space, complimentary with your stay at the hotel. Enjoy a peaceful meditation before the race to clear your mind, or afterwards to calm down from the adrenaline rush.

Get to Know the Route

A defining characteristic of the Marathon is that it takes runners through all five New York boroughs — Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island, and The Bronx. Each comprising its own different terrain and challenges. The marathon starts runners off with amazing views from Staten Island’s Verrazano-Narrows Bridge, then through the flatlands of Brooklyn. After that, things get tough on the hill climb that is the Queensboro Bridge, but a descent into the streets of Manhattan awaits before hitting the (so-called) 20th-mile wall in the Bronx. The good news is, if you’ve made it this far, it’s only a short jaunt to the finish in Central Park!

The James NoMad is centrally located in the Flatiron district, meaning it’s easy to make your way to every borough by cab or aboard the subway. Stretch your legs a few days before the race, and walk 30 minutes from The James to Central Park to check out the finish line!

Stronger Every Mile

Completing any long-distance run isn’t just a physical challenge. It’s a full-body trial, and it puts your mental strength to the test. Many runners swear by yoga and meditation to get them in the runner’s mindset. Some runners also develop mantras to help them get through their races.

Fortunately, when you stay with us at The James NoMad, you’ll find serenity within the concrete jungle. You’ll also have access to Standard Dose’s state-of-the-art mediation facilities so you can enjoy a complimentary sound bath to clear your mind or participate in one of their yoga sessions to recenter yourself and your mind.

Race Weekend

Calm your nerves the night before the race at The James NoMad, courtesy of our Insomnia Cart, which comes fully equipped with everything you need for a restful night’s sleep before the big day.

At The James NoMad, you won’t have to travel far to feed your body in a way that will get you ready to run! Remember that running and training require lots of calories and electrolytes to keep you at your best, and a marathon is an extra challenge. Get your carbs in with our partners at Scarpetta a day before the big race. Then order a sensible room service breakfast before heading to the starting line, so you have all the energy required for every mile!

The Grand Finale

Preparing for success makes you more likely to conquer your goals. Completing the New York City Marathon is what you’ve been working towards, and everyone at The James NoMad will be cheering you on every step of the race. Run towards the fantastic feeling waiting for you just across the famous finish line. Don’t forget to make reservations at The Seville on the night of the race, so you can cheer your accomplishment with your fellow runners, friends, and family!

For a marathon weekend you’ll never forget, book your room at The James NoMad. We’ll take care of you so you can focus on putting your best foot forward on race day. We can’t wait to see you so soon!

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