Category Archives: health

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 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 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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Day 1 Week 6 – Active Recovery?

8 miles easy pace + 6 x 10 sec hill sprints Are rest & recovery synonymous?  Not exactly.  According to Elizabeth Millard, rest is passive and a subset of recovery.  Because recovery also includes active components such as sleep. Yes, … Continue reading

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Day 6 Week 5 – Don’t Worry, Part 2

  14 miles, overcast, 67 degree Part 1, here. People worry.  Some more than others.  In truth, worrying is unproductive.  It robs our attention and energy away from the real important, the present moment. Psychotherapist and author Andrea Wachter explains, … 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 4 Week 4 – Cutdown The Vanity

6 miles cutdown with 1 mile warm up & 1 mile cool down. Just because I could does not mean I should.  Today’s cutdown workout was a good example of this saying.  It also reminded me the difference between being … Continue reading

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