Category Archives: health

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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Day 5 Week 5 – Our Internal Biological Clocks

  Marathon Training Rest day, no running. Our Internal Biological Clocks I have been looking into my poor sleep patterns.  I used to believe I sleep because my body is tired.  Although partially true, there is something more basic to … Continue reading

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Day 1 Week 2 – Know Your Pace

38 min. (approx 4 miles) + striders Starting too fast is a common mistake for marathoners.  Being there, done that.  So prevalent in fact, even elite runner is not immune from it.  Just ask Hayley Carruthers. Carruthers finished 18th in … Continue reading

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Day 5 Week 1 – Sustainability

rest day, no running Even though I am running short distances ( 3 to 4 miles)  each day this week, I can feel the accumulated fatigue in my legs.   That’s why today’s break is much appreciated. The built-in breaks in … Continue reading

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The Battle Rages On – Confession Of A Homeowner

Home is great but the work to maintain it sucks. Every spring, my yard becomes my  sworn enemy. Let me clarify.  The yard is fine, but it’s what’s on top of it, the weeds, crabgrass, dandelions, etc. are my headaches. … Continue reading

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Reblog: Runners’ Pedicure: Give Your Feet a Little Tune-Up to Stave Off Running-Related Problems

Is pedicure good for runners?  That is a subject I have been pondering for a long time.  Not that I want to be a beautiful feet model. But with the mileage runners go through, our feet take a lot of … Continue reading

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Running With The Master

Last year Gene Dykes ran a sub-3 marathon (2 hours 54 minutes and 23 second to be exact). He was 70 years old and broke the age group (70 – 74) record held by the great Ed Whitlock (2.54:48) when … Continue reading

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Connecting To My Heavier Self

During off season, the luxury of eating without worrying is a thing of the past.  Like everyone else, I eat and gain weight.  Without the training regiment to burn off excess calories, whatever I put in my mouth eventually shows … Continue reading

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