Category Archives: life

Week In Review – 12 Aug 2018

Week Sixteen of my Erie Marathon training.  Total miles ran this week: 52. My weight is 145 pounds and resting heart rate 58 beats per minute. What a week this one has been.  Lots of stresses, some planed, others not.  My long … Continue reading

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Day 3 Week 16 – The Waiting Game, Part 2

Part 1, here. The second time my life got put in a suspended animation is when my mom went into the hospital. My mother is in her mid 80’s and has an history of heart condition.  So when she complained … Continue reading

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Day 2 Week 16 – The Waiting Game

8 miles easy pace, sunny & 84 degree. It is all too familiar that life’s circumstance can traps a person in suspended animation.  These drama happens at places like waiting in the airport, hospital, traffic, etc. where one’s emotion and … Continue reading

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Week In Review – 29 Jul 2018

Week Fourteen of my Erie Marathon training.  A cut-back week that coincides with my vacation to the Big Apple. Total miles ran this week: 23. I relish the opportunities that travel brings – opportunity to step back and reflect about myself,  to try … Continue reading

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Day 4 Week 14 – Running With A Purpose

7 miles easy pace,  sunny & 75 degree. An underpinning principle of marathon training is knowing the purpose of each run.  Is the run for building endurance, increasing speed, or assisting in recovery?  Having a clear purpose answers the powerful … Continue reading

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Day 2 Week 14 – A Good Life

Rest Day.  No running. Three and a half years ago I retired from the federal service.  Ever since, my life has been on an wonderful journey.  Not that I disliked my job or the people I worked with. Only that … Continue reading

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Week In Review – 15 Jul 2018

Week Twelve of my Erie Marathon training.  Total miles ran this week: 51 (high mileage week). My weight is 146.4 pounds and resting heart rate 55 beats per minute. The bread & butter of lactate threshold training is tempo runs (and intervals).  … Continue reading

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Day 3 Week 12 – Trying Time

  Give me your tired, your poor,  Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free . . .  Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed to me,  I lift my lamp beside the golden door!  ~ from the Colossal Statue of Liberty It … Continue reading

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Day 2 Week 12 – Value Of Time

5 miles easy pace, sunny & 73 degree The amount of time we have each day is the same.  But how we value our time differ.  Here is an example of my time value has shifted. Before my retirement three … Continue reading

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Day 5 Week 11 – Self Exile?

3 miles recovery pace, sunny & 79 degree Do you ever find yourself a bit detached from the world?  I do, and I confess it is by choice. Lately I find myself don’t care much about the news.  Seems much … Continue reading

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