Category Archives: health

Adding Intensity Back

  Erie Marathon has been in my rear-view mirror for over six weeks.  And I am finally adding intensity back into my running.  Why? Not that I have a race coming up.  The addition has more to do with me … Continue reading

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Off-season Should Be Pain-free

  Training can be stressful. Pains due to strain, overuse, or worst, injury, all self induced, are common symptoms associated with any kinds of physical training. After all, isn’t it the price of admission for pushing the envelopes? And most … Continue reading

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21 Mile Run – Post Marathon

  Ran 21 miles this morning. It took me 3 hours and 49 minutes, about the same duration as my Erie Marathon time.    Sounds crazy?   Nay. It was a loooooong social run in that I was accompanying a fellow … Continue reading

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My Post Erie Marathon Recovery

Sunday a week ago I ran the Erie Marathon.  Now, my body feels pretty much back to normal. While not ready for another marathon, I have recovered enough that most of my aches and pains are gone. My body is … Continue reading

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Day 4 Week 20 – How I ( Can’t) Sleep 

  Marathon Training Meditation & yoga stretch, no running How I ( Can’t) Sleep  It’s 10:30 pm and like clockwork I change into my pajama, get into my bed and pull up the blanket.  Sleep is a habit says conventional … Continue reading

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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 4 Week 15 – Pain and Quality of Life

  Marathon Training Cross training, no running. Did a series of yoga for legs, hips, and lower back. The result is amazing, as if I had got massages for my lower body – relief of tight muscles, and associated aches … Continue reading

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Day 3 Week 9 – Sleep Updates

  Marathon Training 48 min (5 mi), overcast & 72 degree Sleep Updates I am not a good sleeper.  Not that I don’t value sleep, the benefits of sleep are well documented.  Not to mention I need good sleep for … Continue reading

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Day 1 Week 9 – Seeking Balance

  Marathon Training 48 min (5 mi), sunny, warm & 74 degree I am transition from the endurance to the stamina phase.  The latter will include intervals and tempo runs.  They are added to the easy pace runs to condition … Continue reading

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Day 4 Week 6 – Self Sabotage

  Marathon Training 38 min (4 mi), sunny & 73 degree Legs felt heavy.  Not sure why.  Did not think yesterday’s steady pace run was that exhaustive.  Maybe it was the accumulated fatigues from the week? So I ran my 4 … Continue reading

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