Category Archives: Goals

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 5 Week 14 – Standard of Excellence?

Excellence is easy to spot because it exceeds expectations, never settles for good-enough, and improves itself by surpassing the self. I get inspired witnessing excellence in action.  Whether it’s the Olympics, Broadway musicals, America Got Talent or similar, the common … Continue reading

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Day 1 Week 10 – Homestretch

7 miles easy pace + 4 strides, sunny & 73 degree Not going to deny it, I am super tired as in barely able to keep my eyes open. No, no.  I am not tired from this morning’s run, nor … Continue reading

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Week In Review – 10 Jun 2018

Week Seven of my Erie Marathon training.  Total miles ran this week: 38.  My weight is 150.4 pounds and resting heart rate 58 beats per minute.  Two more weeks remain in my Base phase of the 20 weeks marathon training. In a … Continue reading

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Day 4 Week 7 – Base Phase Revisited

4 miles easy pace, sunny & 64 degree Thus far my Base phase runs consist of all easy paced workouts with a few variations interspersed, and they are fartleks, steady state, strides, and long run. While they look repetitive and … Continue reading

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Day 2 Week 5 – A Win-Win Approach

  4 miles easy pace with fartlek surges, cloudy & 67 degree The morning air was cool, and my strides felt good.  Instead of the planned three miles, I ran four including a couple fartlek during mile 3. Since this being … Continue reading

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Day 1 Week 5 – “Down Week”

  No running today.  I am nursing two blisters, one on each foot, from the long run this past Saturday.  I move today’s 3 miler to tomorrow to buy me time so the blisters have a chance to heal. Serendipitously, … Continue reading

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Day 5 Week 4 – Friday Thoughts

Rest day, yoga, and rainy. Saw another school shooting in the news (the 3rd one in 8 days).  It happened this morning in Santa Fe, Texas with 8 reported dead. Shocking as the news might be, I was stunned by the … Continue reading

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Day 3 Week 4 – A Wasted Breath

5 miles (2 miles easy pace, 2 miles steady, 1 mile easy), slightly humid & 69 degree We go through life doing many things.  Even on a daily basis, routine matters, special events, or surprises (the unplanned happenings) occupy our … Continue reading

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Week In Review – 13 May 2018

Week Three of my Erie Marathon training.  Total miles ran this week: 27.  My weight is 152 pounds and resting heart rate 58 beats per minute. It had been a busy week.  Foremost, moving my son out of school where he lived … Continue reading

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