Category Archives: health

Aging Well

I enjoy good health and have been fortunate thus far in life without major hiccup. When I went for my annual physical checkup a few weeks ago, I asked the doctor that given my age (retired)  am I out-of-the-woods as … Continue reading

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Recover Better

It has been ten days since I ran the Erie Marathon, and I am still recovering.  The 6 miles I tried today feels tiresome.  Not just the legs, but my lungs and heart are also laden. Looking back to my … Continue reading

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Erie Marathon Afterthought 2

Almost a week since I ran the Erie marathon, my body is still recovering slowly.  Besides the two 3 mile recovery runs during the week, today’s 7.5 miles is the longest distance I have attempted post marathon. I say “attempted” … Continue reading

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Day 2 Week 20 – The Marathon Challenge

Day off, no running. For many folks, marathon is a daunting sport.  Not only the endurance and speed demanded to finish a 26.2 mile race are not for the feint of hearts but also the inner strength required to face … Continue reading

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Day 6 Week 16 – What Does “Spent” Feel Like?

21 miles long run (230 minutes), cloudy & 78 degree. Running consumes energy.  For average person, that is about 100 calories per mile.  And our body is capable of storing up to 2000 calories.  So for endurance running, 20-21 miles is where … Continue reading

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Day 5 Week 15 – Balancing Fun & Fitness

6 miles easy pace, cloudy & 71 degree. The marathon specific phase of the training is high volume.  Meaning it’s both long in distance and high in intensity.  Sounds ominous?   Only if you let it.   I have determined to keep … Continue reading

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Day 2 Week 13 – What To Do On Rest Days?

6 miles easy pace, sunny & 78 degree When it comes to rest days, there is a tendency, at least for me, to do nothing and just let it all hang out.  After all don’t we deserve it?   Certainly, do-nothing … Continue reading

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Day 2 Week 11 – The Right Push

2 mile warm up, 2 mile tempo, and 1 mile cool down, humid & 76 degree Determined not to deal with another 90+ degree run like yesterday, I got out early this morning to beat the heat.   Nonetheless the air was … Continue reading

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Day 2 Week 9 – Fun & Fitness

5 miles easy pace (fartlek in mile 4), humid & 79 degree Yesterday, the outdoor temperature was 83 degree while I ran.  It was so hot, sweats kept on pouring out of my body, soaking my gears, and salting my … Continue reading

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Day 1 Week 8 – Self Worth

7 miles easy pace, cloudy & 65 degree Do you value yourself?  If that question sounds silly to you, add this, “more than others do?” –  Do you value yourself more than others do? Often our self-worth is influenced by … Continue reading

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