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Day 4 Week 9 – First Tempo Run Of The Season

  Marathon Training 67 min (7 miles incl 3 mile tempo), overcast & 74 degree First Tempo Run Of The Season Ran three mile tempo run this morning and it brought back memory.  Tempo run is supposed to be near … Continue reading

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Day 3 Week 9 – Sleep Updates

  Marathon Training 48 min (5 mi), overcast & 72 degree Sleep Updates I am not a good sleeper.  Not that I don’t value sleep, the benefits of sleep are well documented.  Not to mention I need good sleep for … Continue reading

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Day 2 Week 9 – Acclimating

  Marathon Training 84 min (7 miles + 6 hill repeats), sunny & warm, 72 degree In three days “summer begins” so says my calendar.  Wouldn’t you know it, I am already feeling the heat when I run in the … Continue reading

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Day 1 Week 9 – Seeking Balance

  Marathon Training 48 min (5 mi), sunny, warm & 74 degree I am transition from the endurance to the stamina phase.  The latter will include intervals and tempo runs.  They are added to the easy pace runs to condition … Continue reading

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Week In Review – 16 Jun 2019

Week 8 concludes my endurance phase of the marathon training.   My aerobic capacity and fuel management (i.e. fat burning) are coming along nicely.  Take yesterday’s 17 miles for instance: it was tiring but better compared to the 16 miles I … Continue reading

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Day 6 Week 8 – Blue For Sudan

Marathon Training 190 min (17 mi), pleasant & 62 degree If I had to pick a day for my long run, it could not have been better than today. It had the elements of an ideal running day: cool temperature, … Continue reading

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Day 5 Week 8 – Freedom Versus Democracy

  Marathon training 38 min (4 mi), windy & 60 degree Freedom Versus Democracy What’s the difference between freedom and democracy? I often think of them as hand-in-hand twins. But the protests in Hong Kong has made me realize that … Continue reading

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Day 4 Week 8 – Misty Morning

  Marathon training 48 min (5 mi), overcast, light drizzles & 66 degree Misty Morning Ah, misty morning.  How fortunate for me.  Second time it rained in the morning this week.  And I got to run worry free.  No sunscreen, … Continue reading

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Day 3 Week 8 – Writing As A Hack

  Marathon training 64 min (1 mi warm up & cool down + 5 mi steady), overcast, pleasant & 66 degree Writing as a hack A phrase that stuck in my head is a quote from Kevin Systrom, the Instagram … Continue reading

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Day 2 week 8 – Our Digital World

  Marathon Training 48 min (5 mi), breezy & 70 degree Our digital world Mary Meeker’s 2019 report on Internet Trends is out.  Heads up – it is 333 page/ slide presentation (the slides are downloadable) with charts and figures.  … Continue reading

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