Category Archives: Goals

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 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 4 Week 16 – One Month to Erie Marathon

  Marathon Training 8 mi: 20 x 200m w/ 200m jogging breaks, 2 mi warm up, 1 mi cool down, Sunny & 74 degree. My splits were between 45 sec to 48 sec. One Month to Erie Marathon An month … Continue reading

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Day 3 Week 13 – Flexible With Training Plan

  Marathon Training 60 min (6 mi), sunny & 78 degree Flexible With Training Plan When I woke up this morning, it was already hot outside – temperature in the high 70’s.  I struggled with the thought of going with … Continue reading

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Day 6 Week 11 – Accumulated Learning

  Marathon Training 180 min (16 mi), sunny, very humid & 80 degree Heat Training today.  Dew point climbed from 71 degree when I started my run to 75 in mid morning.  On top of the wet-blanket like humidity, the … Continue reading

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Day 6 Week 5 – Fitness Assessment

  Marathon training 8 miles including a 5K Parkrun Fitness Assessment I ran the 5K race this morning to gauge my fitness level.  And my time was 23:22.  Using the McMillan calculator, my 5K time projected a 8:41 marathon pace … Continue reading

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Day 1 Week 2 – Know Your Pace

38 min. (approx 4 miles) + striders Starting too fast is a common mistake for marathoners.  Being there, done that.  So prevalent in fact, even elite runner is not immune from it.  Just ask Hayley Carruthers. Carruthers finished 18th in … Continue reading

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Day 3 Week 1 – My Life (Back) In Training

38 minutes (approx 4 mile),  cloudy & low 60’s Just last week, I was off season.  Now three days into my marathon training, how has my life changed (besides the format of my post titles)?  In a way, my surrounding … Continue reading

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My Cars and I

My cars are old.  Leaks, squeaks, or cracks are more common than catastrophes. As such they need maintenance.  I don’t take them to the dealership anymore (for which I think they are grateful).  Too many items to fix and probably … Continue reading

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Quality Sleep?

I have bad sleep patterns.  A nemesis that I have been dealing with for a while.  With my marathon training set to start in two weeks, imperative to remedy my poor sleeps.  Otherwise, it will impact the effectiveness of my … Continue reading

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