Category Archives: marathon training

Day 3 Week 1 – Steady Run In Base Training

4 miles, easy pace with a steady run for mile 3 (my split: 9:14, 9:00, 7:41, 9:15) , overcast & 57 degree.  It should be obvious from my splits that I injected a steady run within today’s easy runs. The … Continue reading

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Day 2 Week 1 – What Motivates Me

3 miles easy pace, cloudy & 59 degree Rain in the forecast motivates me.  It makes me go out and run (to get ahead of the rain).  Today was such case.  Later on when the dark clouds gathered and precipitation … Continue reading

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Day 1 Week 1 – A New Beginning

  4 miles with fartlek surges. Sunny, 66 degree. Without fanfare, today marks the kick-off for my marathon training.  I am training for the Erie Marathon in September.  That’s why my 20 week training started earlier than usual.  Might as … Continue reading

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A Pleasant Surprise

My Parkrun 5K time this morning was much better than anticipated.  I had a time of twenty-two minutes and twenty-nine seconds (22:29) which is a better fitness level than I was ever able to achieve in 2017.  This was a surprise … Continue reading

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Benchmarking

  It is late Friday night, many are celebrating the weekend, but not me.  I am here alone thinking about my Parkrun 5 K race tomorrow. Since my last marathon in November I have been “off-season.”  Tomorrow’s 5 K will … Continue reading

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Erie Marathon

I have decided to run the Erie Marathon in Erie, Pennsylvania on 9 September 2018.  Because the early September race date, my 20 week training will start next week.  Hoohoo. The marathon course is around the Presque Isle State Park … Continue reading

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What Is Your Thing?

If you are trying to decide on your New Year’s resolution(s), may I suggest first finding out what is your thing.  Then you have a better chance finding a good resolution.  Allow me to elaborate. I run marathon.  Do I … Continue reading

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Daily Yoga Practice

With the Harrisburg Marathon now over, so is my marathon training.  The fitness level I achieved from the 20 weeks of marathon training still remains.  My weight, blood pressure, and cardio capacity are relatively decent. Naturally, I want to transition … Continue reading

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Day 6 Week 20 – Marathon Eve 2017

15 minute run easy. Well here it is.  The time has come.  Arrive in Harrisburg, PA.  Bib pick up and hotel checking are a breeze.  Benefit of a small marathon. Now I am settling in on what I have trained for the … Continue reading

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Day 4 Week 20 – Taper Transition

3 mile easy, cloudy, 51 degree Fahrenheit It was one of those Seattle-like days here in Washington, D.C.  Gray and cloudy sky.  Drizzling all day.  Not a day for sunbathing that’s for sure. I did manage to catch a break … Continue reading

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