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Day 1 Week 18 – Sow A Thought, Reap An Action

  Marathon Training Cross training – yoga for hamstring, no running Sow A Thought, Reap An Action I can’t touch my toes without bending my legs.  It’s a fact, not the end of the world.  I know.  What I did … Continue reading

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Week In Review – 18 Aug 2019

Summer is in full swing, and it is sizzling hot outside.  The heat wave is expected to continue until middle of the week.  Lucky me.  Glad to have completed my last long run yesterday.   Confronting finality has a way of … Continue reading

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Day 6 Week 17 – Last Long Run

  Marathon Training 226 min (21 miles incl hill work), humid & 75 degree That is 3 hours 46 minutes for us earthlings.  Which is more than  what I have planned, 20 miles or 3 hours 30 minutes.  What happened? … Continue reading

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Day 5 Week 17 – Body Talks

  Marathon Training 72 min (8 mi incl 6 steady), cloudy, humid & 73 degree Body Talks Today’s “six miles at steady pace with one mile warm up and cool down” was supposed to be not too taxing.  The workout … Continue reading

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Day 4 Week 17 – Summer Icon?

  Marathon Training 48 min (5 mi) plus 6 striders, cloudy & 75 degree Summer Icon After the run this morning, while stretching,  I realized I was immersed in a sea of cicada chorus.  Their enthusiastic sounds were so deafening, … Continue reading

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Day 3 Week 17 – Working With Others

Marathon Training 60 min (6 mi recovery run), cloudy, pleasant & 75 degree Working With Others I am a task oriented person. Meaning getting the job done is important to me.  Over the years through experiences I have learned  that … Continue reading

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Day 2 Week 17 – In Current Moment

  Marathon Training 96 min (11 Mi: 8 tempo, 2 warm up, 1 cool down), cloudy & 75 degree Today’s 8 mile tempo run is the longest I have completed and marathon specific.  A hard workout designed to condition my … Continue reading

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Day 1 Week 17 – Inspirations On Running

  Marathon Training Cross training: yoga for upper body, no running Inspirations On Running On Saturday, Jeannie Rice finished the Akron Half Marathon with a record time of 1:37:03.  Her time not only won her the age group title but … Continue reading

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Week In Review – 11 Aug 2019

Erie marathon is less than 1 month away.  And I am in my third weeks of Speed Phase.  Polishing my leg work for better speed.  After the break last week, I had to re-calibrate my pace to get back on … Continue reading

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Day 6 Week 16 – The Earth Is Melting

  Marathon Training 194 min (18 mi w/ fast finish), pleasant & 70 degree The last four miles of today’s long run was dedicated to the marathon specific workout – Fast Finish Long Run. Super glad that Brandon was running … Continue reading

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