Category Archives: awareness

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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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 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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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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Day 5 Week 15 – Balancing Fun & Fitness

6 miles easy pace, cloudy & 71 degree. The marathon specific phase of the training is high volume.  Meaning it’s both long in distance and high in intensity.  Sounds ominous?   Only if you let it.   I have determined to keep … Continue reading

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Day 3 Week 15 – Running Intensity?

6 miles easy pace, cloudy & 81 degree. Still tired this morning.  Not sure if I was feeling the carryover from yesterday’s high volume workout or from my trip to the Big Apple.  But the “easy pace” felt harder than … Continue reading

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Day 1 Week 15 – Transition Back

Travel day, no running. “43” days to the Erie Marathon.  That is what my blog’s countdown calendar shows which leaves me just a little over six weeks of time to prepare before the big race.  What ahead is the marathon specific … Continue reading

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Day 4 Week 14 – Running With A Purpose

7 miles easy pace,  sunny & 75 degree. An underpinning principle of marathon training is knowing the purpose of each run.  Is the run for building endurance, increasing speed, or assisting in recovery?  Having a clear purpose answers the powerful … Continue reading

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Day 3 Week 14 – Shifting Perspective

Travel day, no running. Travel shifts one’s perspective, by choice or otherwise.  Different surroundings, people, time zones, or climates that could jolt one’s frame of references.  It’s both the challenge, as well as the reward, of traveling. Challenge because the … Continue reading

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