Category Archives: awareness

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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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 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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Day 2 Week 16 – The Wrong Kind of Speed

  Marathon Training 9 mi: 6 x 1 mi tempo interval w/ 90 sec rest, 2 mi warm-up , 1 mi cool down; sunny & 76 degree The Wrong Kind of Speed My splits for the 6 intervals were: 6.56, … Continue reading

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Day 1 Week 16 – Mass Shootings

  Marathon Training 57 min (6 mi), overcast & 79 degree Mass Shootings After this past weekend’s two mass shootings, gun control is again a hot topic. And chances are nothing will be done as before. Why?  Issues are being … Continue reading

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Week In Review – 4 Aug 2019

A down week  – these past seven days have been restorative and a needed break for me in my marathon training. I am 35 days away from the Erie Marathon. Important to keep my balance and focus, so I will … Continue reading

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Day 5 Week 15 – Between Black & White

  Marathon Training 48 min (5 mi) plus 6 strides, overcast, cool, 74 degree Between Black & White Between black & white, there is gray.  Not only that, shades of gray if you will. It’s imperative, being human, to recognize … Continue reading

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