Monthly Archives: July 2013

Day 3 Week 1

6 easy miles, today. I took advantage of the easy miles to explore the Anacostia in Southeast DC.  Explore what? Hills. Got hill work out tomorrow.  So I scouted around and found a couple options.  They were mostly concrete bridges … Continue reading

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Day 2 Week 1

Today’s 7 miles (including the strides) felt a bit hurried. Had early meetings scheduled, two in fact.  They were on my mind when I left for a run. Such a mistake.  Should have cleared my mind within the first few … Continue reading

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Day 1 Week 1

Five easy miles this morning.  Beautiful weather and lots of folks taking advantage of it.  Folks are biking, walking, jogging along the Anacostia Riverwalk Trail. For the record, I weigh 151 pounds.  I will monitor my weight through this training … Continue reading

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My Training Starts On Monday (28 July 2013)

My 16 week training for the Potomac River Run starts tomorrow.  Instead of using the SRC schedule, I have come up with my own.  Why? SRC is running the Las Vegas Marathon (same day as the Potomac River Run).  Its … Continue reading

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Run Your Own Pace

is a good rule that applies to running marathons as well as life.  With such appeal, one wonders why it is not more commonly practiced by runners or folks at large. Runners don’t have a lot of control of the … Continue reading

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Live Long and Prosperous

is a common greeting that I think makes sense when the two conditions (live long and live prosperous) go together.  Otherwise, what good is a long life if poor?  And what good is material endowment if died young? Questions like … Continue reading

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Leisure Running 2

Another gorgeous day in DC. Ran on the trail along the Anacostia river. 4 miles of joy. The RFK Stadium where Redskins used to play is across the water at my turn around point, and the Nationals Park is on … Continue reading

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Leisure Running

My marathon training will start next Monday, on 28 July.  I have a mixed feeling about that. The training program will be a 16 week kick-bud program.   Interspersed with speed intervals, tempo, and hill runs, the training will lead … Continue reading

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Feeling Like a Pig

In my other post, I give the example of the bacon and egg insofar as the pig is committed while the chicken is only involved.  The post describes my belated decision to enter  a marathon race this year as compared … Continue reading

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Flash Mob – It’s a Good Thing

Flash mob, if you don’t know what it is, is a planned spontaneity. Sounds oxymoron.  It is. Contrary to its title, a flash mob actually takes lots of planning and preparation (weeks or months).  Un-announced to the public, flash mob … Continue reading

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