Monthly Archives: April 2019

Day 2 Week 2 – When Is It Time?

29 min. (approx 3 miles),  pleasant & 60 degree Saw this question while reading an advance-health-care-directive pamphlet that froze me in my track. Spoiler alert! the question maybe a bit morbid to some.  But necessary to others. The question was, … Continue reading

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Day 1 Week 2 – Know Your Pace

38 min. (approx 4 miles) + striders Starting too fast is a common mistake for marathoners.  Being there, done that.  So prevalent in fact, even elite runner is not immune from it.  Just ask Hayley Carruthers. Carruthers finished 18th in … Continue reading

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Week In Review – 28 Apr 2019

  The first of my twenty week marathon training is complete.  My training strategy parallels closely to what I did last year with some refinements.  Similar process with incremental improvements in keeping with my training style. Noticeable already, I find … Continue reading

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Day 6 Week 1 – End of April Long Run

10 miles, windy & mid 60s Winds blow pollen into my eyes. Makes me almost want to cry. A perfect day to run, otherwise. With friends and strangers sharing strides. Conversations and camaraderie fill the air. Wonderful long run memory … Continue reading

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Day 5 Week 1 – Sustainability

rest day, no running Even though I am running short distances ( 3 to 4 miles)  each day this week, I can feel the accumulated fatigue in my legs.   That’s why today’s break is much appreciated. The built-in breaks in … Continue reading

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Day 4 Week 1 – Run By Feel, Part 2

29 minutes (approx. 3 miles), cloudy & mid 60s This morning’s 3 mile easy pace run was not so easy.  The culprit?  A not-so-good night of sleep.  I woke up in the middle of the night and had a hard … Continue reading

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Day 3 Week 1 – My Life (Back) In Training

38 minutes (approx 4 mile),  cloudy & low 60’s Just last week, I was off season.  Now three days into my marathon training, how has my life changed (besides the format of my post titles)?  In a way, my surrounding … Continue reading

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Day 2 Week 1 – 2019 Training Strategy Overview

28 minutes (approx. 3 miles), sunny & mid 50s. Today’s forecast has high temp in the 80s.  On days like this, I run early to avoid the heat and ultraviolet rays. And as a general rule, I prefer running early … Continue reading

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Day 1 Week 1 – On Better Quality Training

38 minutes (approx. 4 miles) incl/ fartlek; cool breeze & 54 degree Fahrenheit. Coach Greg McMillan (of the McMillan Calculator fame) suggests that training by minutes instead of miles provides more quality and consistent training for runners.  The concept is … Continue reading

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Week In review – 21 Apr 2019

The weather continues to warm up into the spring in Washington DC this week. It’s safe to wash one’s car and mow the lawn without the threat of snow, salt, or below freezing temperature. However, the changing season does bring … Continue reading

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