Category Archives: health

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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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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Week In Review – 3 Jun 2018

Week six of my Erie Marathon training.  Total miles ran this week: 34.  My weight is 151.4 pounds and resting heart rate 62 beats per minute. Memorial Day Weekend typically kicks off the summer activities.  Along with it comes the heat and … Continue reading

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Day 3 Week 6 – It’s More Than Running

6 miles easy pace, overcast & 73 degree Like ballerina, runner’s feet get lots of stress.   For running is basically jumping from one foot to the other, runner’s feet feel the impact of one’s body weight more than 1,500 times … Continue reading

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Week In Review – 27 May 2018

My weight is 152 pounds and resting heart rate 56 beats per minute. So glad to have this down week planned in my marathon training.  I was four weeks into my training at the beginning of the week and accumulated 103 … Continue reading

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Day 5 Week 5 – Stretches

  No running today (to give my body and mind a break). I have been running as part of my marathon training for over a month now.  Happy to say my body is getting toned, legs are stronger, and complexion … Continue reading

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Day 4 Week 5 – Sleepless In . . .

  4 miles easy pace with steady on mile 3, sunny & 71 degree A tenet of any exercise/ training programs is the overload & recovery cycle.  While I am fine with my running (overloading), getting consistent good night of … Continue reading

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