Monthly Archives: May 2018

Day 4 Week 6 – Are You Hungry?

4 miles easy pace with steady run on mile 3, overcast & 71 degree One interesting byproduct of marathon training for me is an insatiable appetite. Even at this point when my weekly mileage is less than 30, my body … Continue reading

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Day 3 Week 6 – It’s More Than Running

6 miles easy pace, overcast & 73 degree Like ballerina, runner’s feet get lots of stress.   For running is basically jumping from one foot to the other, runner’s feet feel the impact of one’s body weight more than 1,500 times … Continue reading

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Day 2 Week 6 – To Run or Not To Run?

4 miles recovery pace, overcast & 73 degree Not sure the cause, but my right heel has been a bit tender lately.  Possibly, it is from poor running mechanic when I ran in the rain and acquired the blisters a … Continue reading

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Day 1 week 6 – Memorial Day – A Day Of Remembrance

6 miles easy pace + strides, overcast & 64 degree While the meaning of the Memorial Day often gets lost or confused, the following post is an apropos reminder. https://www.linkedin.com/embed/feed/update/urn:li:activity:6405942476456099840 As the author, Mark Deskins, my former boss, wrote “It’s not … Continue reading

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Week In Review – 27 May 2018

My weight is 152 pounds and resting heart rate 56 beats per minute. So glad to have this down week planned in my marathon training.  I was four weeks into my training at the beginning of the week and accumulated 103 … Continue reading

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Day 6 Week 5 – “Heat” Run

  6 miles easy pace, hot & humid, mid-to-high 70s degrees Even though my run today was “only” 6 miles, I regretted not bringing my water bottle right from the start.  The sun was up at 8 AM, beaming without … Continue reading

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Day 5 Week 5 – Stretches

  No running today (to give my body and mind a break). I have been running as part of my marathon training for over a month now.  Happy to say my body is getting toned, legs are stronger, and complexion … Continue reading

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Day 4 Week 5 – Sleepless In . . .

  4 miles easy pace with steady on mile 3, sunny & 71 degree A tenet of any exercise/ training programs is the overload & recovery cycle.  While I am fine with my running (overloading), getting consistent good night of … Continue reading

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Day 3 Week 5 – Be Still

4 miles easy pace, partly cloudy & 74 degree “Be Still,”  simple words that have been estranged from my vocab lately. Being busy, marathon training . . . my monkey-mind spills out excuses. The untamed animal has exploited the timing … Continue reading

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Day 2 Week 5 – A Win-Win Approach

  4 miles easy pace with fartlek surges, cloudy & 67 degree The morning air was cool, and my strides felt good.  Instead of the planned three miles, I ran four including a couple fartlek during mile 3. Since this being … Continue reading

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