Category Archives: marathon training

Apathy Is Sad

  When the road we face is uphill or when the battle gets fierce, it’s easy to contemplate giving up.  There is a convenient excuse – oh well, we have tried it, but it is of no use. So might … Continue reading

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My Pandemic Running Windfall

  The Coronavirus has shutdown many road races, particularly the major ones, for the fear of  they becoming superspreader events. So for the past eighteen months my running has been casual with a serendipitous twist. I’m more plugged in with … Continue reading

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Putting “Fear” In Perspective

  Fear has a bad reputation in our culture – it is perceived as a negative and weakness. In actuality, fear is not all bad. Being afraid is normal. After all it is one of the fundamental human emotions.  It … Continue reading

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Race Goal For 2021

  In case you haven’t noticed, my blog’s “Countdown To The Big Race” has been updated with the Virtual Boston Marathon on 8 – 10 Oct 2021. No. No. Not that I have signed up for the virtual race, some … Continue reading

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A Training Journal That Wasn’t

  I started this blog as a training journal for my marathon training.  Which is a 20 weeks program leading right up to the marathon race. Well, there was no marathon last year (2020) due to the Coronavirus.  Most of … Continue reading

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Virtual Race?

  The term “virtual race” is strange to me.  I don’t understand it, never tried, and not sure if I will.  Certainly, virtual races have picked up steam with the Coronavirus lockdown.  It is a way for people who want … Continue reading

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Should I Write 2020 Off?

  Slowly I am coming to the realization that my 2020 marathon may not happen this year. The race I am talking about is the Erie Marathon.  Currently, its website still has 13 September 2020 as the race date.  But … Continue reading

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Setting Marathon Goal

  Each year I set my marathon goal.  While the outcome is straight forward, either I met it or not, the process of setting my goal is far from simple. Let alone the subsequent training and race day performance.  Allow … Continue reading

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Letting Go Of Erie

  Almost a month, twenty-five days to be exact, has passed since my incredulous race of  2019, the Erie Marathon.  Most of physical demands from the race have faded.  A slight twinge in my right ankle lingers.  Time to say … Continue reading

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Week In Review – 8 Sep 2019

2019 Erie Marathon is now in the book! My time is  03:48:50.  I will have more about the race after I analyze my splits.  For now, I am glad it’s over.  Every year, I spend 20 weeks in training for … Continue reading

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