Category Archives: health

Week In Review – 15 Oct 2017

Total miles ran this week: 44 Third week of Marathon Specific training, workouts intend to condition my body for the 26.2 miles challenge.  Workouts like the hill to tempo, tempo intervals, and surges aim to train my legs to run … Continue reading

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Day 5 Week 16 – A Day Off

Friday the 13th – no running today. Not because I am afraid of running into a black cat.   But because it is my day off from running, a scheduled day of rest, and a day I savor so so … Continue reading

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Day 2 Week 16 – Recovery, Recovery, Recovery

  6 mile recovery run, humid, 75 degree Fahrenheit Wouldn’t you know it? My legs were sluggish this morning.  Remnant of yesterday’s hill-to-tempo workout which made the recovery run today albeit more difficult and yet more beneficial. Difficult because my … Continue reading

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Day 5 Week 15 – Setting Boundary

2 mile easy warm up, 5 mile steady, 1 mile cool down, 69 -72 degree Fahrenheit Setting boundary or limit used to be foreign concept to me.  Not that I was a wild and loose cannon.  Quite the opposite.  I … Continue reading

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Day 2 Week 15 – Being There, Done That?

5 mile recovery run, 62 degree Fahrenheit. A beautiful day, not a cloud in the sky. “Be present” is a common concept preached in yoga, meditation, and other spiritual practices.  So much so, it is common knowledge but unfortunately not … Continue reading

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Day 3 Week 14 – The Dead-leg Syndrome

Rest/ Off Day – Yoga Waking up this morning, my legs were like someone else’ – they did not follow what I normally do which is going out for a run.  They did not even want to get out of … Continue reading

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Day 1 Week 14 – It’s Transition Time, Again

5 mile easy. Seven weeks remain till Harrisburg Marathon.  My marathon training is yet going through another transition.  A quick recap: first 9 weeks – Base Run, then the next 4 weeks – Lactate Threshold.  Now, I have the Marathon … Continue reading

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Week In Review – 17 Sep 2017

Total mileage this week: 18 – a set back due to unforeseen event Ever being in a dream and the time just disappeared?  That is how I felt about this week.  I spent the first four days of the week in … Continue reading

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Day 5 Week 12 – “Sorry” Is Unnecessary

Life is a full of surprises – whether you’re ready or not. Natural disaster, man-made event or even what’s for dinner, fate has a way of teasing us, testing us, and keeping us on our toes.  Because the unexpected can … Continue reading

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Week In Review – 3 Sep 2017

I reached the half way point of my 20 week marathon training. Obviously it is still a work in progress.  But so far my progress is trending in the right direction (my marathon pace went from 8:40 to 8:26 so … Continue reading

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