Author Archives: terryshen

Day 1 Week 17 – Getting Ready For Racing

8 mile easy pace + 6 strides, cool & 71 degree Entering the last week of my Marathon Specific Phase, I feel recovered from the Saturday’s 21 miles run.  My body shows no sign of fatigue as if my empty”tank” … Continue reading

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Week In Review – 12 Aug 2018

Week Sixteen of my Erie Marathon training.  Total miles ran this week: 52. My weight is 145 pounds and resting heart rate 58 beats per minute. What a week this one has been.  Lots of stresses, some planed, others not.  My long … Continue reading

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Day 6 Week 16 – What Does “Spent” Feel Like?

21 miles long run (230 minutes), cloudy & 78 degree. Running consumes energy.  For average person, that is about 100 calories per mile.  And our body is capable of storing up to 2000 calories.  So for endurance running, 20-21 miles is where … Continue reading

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Day 5 Week 16 – To Be Or Not To Be

6 mile easy pace, cool &71 degree. First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press, or … Continue reading

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Day 4 Week 16 – On Good Habits

2 mile warm up, 5 mile tempo, 1 mile cool down, sunny & 78 degree Feels good to be back on the marathon training after a day of unexpected “off.”  By now my body is more conditioned to go out, … Continue reading

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Day 3 Week 16 – The Waiting Game, Part 2

Part 1, here. The second time my life got put in a suspended animation is when my mom went into the hospital. My mother is in her mid 80’s and has an history of heart condition.  So when she complained … Continue reading

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Day 2 Week 16 – The Waiting Game

8 miles easy pace, sunny & 84 degree. It is all too familiar that life’s circumstance can traps a person in suspended animation.  These drama happens at places like waiting in the airport, hospital, traffic, etc. where one’s emotion and … Continue reading

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Day 1 Week 16 – Tempo Intervals Reappraised

2 miles warm up, 6 x 1 mile @ 10K pace w/ 90 second rest, 1 mile cool down, sunny & 84 degree Today’s tempo intervals was more ominous in thoughts than in reality.  First, the weather.  The sun was … Continue reading

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Week In Review – 5 Aug 2018

Week Fifteen of my Erie Marathon training.  Total miles ran this week: 60+ (high volume week). My weight is 145 pounds and resting heart rate 54 beats per minute. After last week’s cutback, my training this week went back to the marathon … Continue reading

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Day 6 Week 15 – Fast Finish Long Run

16 miles (8 easy pace, 4 steady, 3 tempo, 1 cool-down), cloudy & 76 degree Another high volume workout (distance + intensity).  Incorporated the “fast finish” in my long run.  The goal was to prevent marathon fading while finishing strong.  So … Continue reading

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