Category Archives: Goals

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 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 3 Week 5 – Finding My Training Niche

6 miles easy + 4 x 20 sec strides, 63-68 degree My legs have recovered from the Monday’s hill sprints.  They felt good for today’s 6 miles (9:30 pace) and the striders.  And tomorrow’s steady run will continue the aerobic … Continue reading

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Day 6 Week 4 – A New Beginning

11 easy miles, in sandals. Tried out the thicker sandals on the C&O Canal Towpath today and the sandals handled well. These sandals have 10 mm soles, almost double the thickness from my previous pair.   I will be wearing … Continue reading

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Day 3 Week 4 – Intention Of Marathoners

8 miles easy + 4 strides, 74 – 78 degrees Are marathoners gluts for punishment?  It may appear that way to the bystanders but if you ask the marathoners themselves, I bet you will get a different answer. In fact, … Continue reading

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Day 1 Week 3 – Heart & Sole of Marathon Running

  Ran 8 miles w/ 4 mi steady run, 2 mi warm up, 2 mi cool down It’s week 3 already. This 20 week marathon training has been my ritual for many years.  It is like the marathon itself, seems … Continue reading

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Day 3 Week 2 – Run By Feel

Ran 6 mile easy + 4 strides One of my running goals during the base run phase is to get a better feel for my running pace.  By pace, I don’t mean time but effort.    Coach Jenny Hatfield describes … Continue reading

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Day 6 week 1 – Welcome July

Ran 10 easy miles (averaged 10:00 per mile).    It might have been easy pace, but the run was by no means easy.  The culprit was humidity,  86% this morning.  It made the run felt like uphill all the way. … Continue reading

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Living Now?

Living now.  Sage advise. Better than living in the past, or living in the future. Life is NOW. But what about the “living” part? Is “work to live or live to work” part of the living? Not a trivial question … Continue reading

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