Category Archives: awareness

Day 5 Week 7 – Downtime

Have been on the road with family.  Traveling and visiting, doing the summer vacation routine.  All good except it’s tiring and leaves not much time for my marathon training. Luckily, this week is a low mileage week.  Just in my … Continue reading

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Day 4 Week 7 – A Running Life Style?

2 mile easy. Well, normally 2 miles would be my warm up run, but today it is all I could barely handle. I am not over-trained but am traveling.  And being on the road is taking a lot out of … Continue reading

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Day 2 Week 7 – Blame

6 miles easy, 58 degree Fahrenheit. Blaming is insidious and counter productive. Why do people do it? Shifts responsibility away from self. What does blaming accomplish? Bad relationship, distrust, and hurt feeling. What this says about the person who blames … Continue reading

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Day 1 Week 7 – Me & The Natural Order

Rest/ Off day, no running “Do what’s appropriate,” or something similar, is a Chinese saying I have heard. Meaning as we march through life, there is a natural order of things that we fit in.  Knowing what to do and … Continue reading

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Week In Review – 6 Aug 2017

Ran 12.5 miles today and 40+ miles this week. This has been week number 6 of my marathon training. A lot of the nuts and bolts from my training I blogged about.  From active recovery to training plan, mental strategy … Continue reading

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Day 6 Week 6 – Comfort Zone

Our comfort zone is a safe place that offers us refuge from the storm. A place where we can relax, recharge, and re-calibrate if desired. Whether it is at home, with friends, or in things, our comfort zone soothes and … Continue reading

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Day 5 Week 6 – Happy Feet

Rest/ Off Day, yoga Today is a rest day, no running for me.  So I practice yoga for the feet. Yes, the feet! Day in and day out, my feet have been pounding the pavement/ asphalt. Almost taken them for … Continue reading

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Day 4 Week 6 – Restoring Balance

1 mile warm up, 6 mile steady (8:40), 1 mile cool down, 71 degree Yesterday was a demanding day, outside of running.  External demands for my time and attention like meeting and appointment were all consuming.  Of course, it’s life’s … Continue reading

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Day 3 Week 6 – Sound Body And Mind

7 mile easy (9;40) + strides For the last three weeks my marathon training has included hill sprint, steady run, stride, and fartlek for aerobic strengthening.  These workouts have increased my running intensity.  Why is that important other than more … Continue reading

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Day 2 Week 6 – Keeping It Fresh

  5 mile easy recovery (10:00) Switch up the distances from 6 miles back-to-back today and tomorrow to 5 miles and 7 miles respectively.  Variation is good.  Also with today’s shorter distance, I get to concentrate on on my running … Continue reading

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