Category Archives: marathon training

Day 1 Week 1 – Here I Go (Again)

Back in training.  Kicked off my marathon training today with a 4 mile tempo run, 2 mile warm up (w/u) and 2 mile cool down (c/d). Targeted pace for the tempo run is 8:00 – 8:10, and actual :  8:18, … Continue reading

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Setting My Pace

My marathon training starts next week.  It will last 20 weeks, leading up to the Harrisburg Marathon on 12 Nov 2017. A crucial part of the training is to figure out what is the right pace for me to avoid … Continue reading

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2.00:24 – Marathon Time!

Following up to my previous post, the Nike’s Breaking 2 project was today. Eliud Kipchoge of Kenya finished a marathon distance of 26.2 miles in two hours and 24 seconds. A world record! While the sub 2-hours goal remains, Eliud … Continue reading

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Why Aspire Marathon Again?

I have signed up for the 2017 Aspire Harrisburg marathon.  This marathon is where I injured my foot last year and did not finish for the first time.  This year, the marathon will be 12 Nov 2017 and my second … Continue reading

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Day 7 Week 20 – Week in Review (13 Nov 2016)

11/13/2016 – 8 AM Aspire Harrisburg Marathon, total 23 miles for the week (not including the marathon). A twofer this week: the Presidential Election on Tuesday and my Aspire Harrisburg Marathon today.  Donald Trump won the election against Hillary Clinton, … Continue reading

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Day 6 Week 20 – Harrisburg, PA

11/12/2016 – marathon eve, arrived at Harrisburg, PA., the state capital and where my 20 weeks of marathon training will be officially completed tomorrow. The logistic for this race is easy.  Harrisburg is about 2 hour drive from Washington, DC. … Continue reading

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Day 5 Week 20 – Dealing With Change

11/11/2016 – 7 AM run, cool, 3 miles easy Dealing with lost differs with each individual.  Some ready to move on.  Some wallow in emotions. So it is understandable that reactions to the Tuesday election outcome varies as well.  In … Continue reading

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Day 4 Week 20 -Why Trump?

11/10/2016 – 8 AM run, cool, 5 miles easy Simon Sinek says that “there are leaders and there are those who lead, Leaders hold a position of power or authority, but those who lead inspire us.“ I don’t know if … Continue reading

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Day 3 Week 20 – Election Results

11/09/2016 – 8 AM run, cloudy, 8 miles easy The American people have spoken, and Donald Trump is now the president-elect. It is a message of change.  Albeit, whether it is for the better or worse is yet to be … Continue reading

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Day 1 Week 20 – Uncertainty

  11/7/2016 – 8 AM run, cool, 3.3 mile warm-up, 3 miles at 8:00 pace, 3.3 mile cool down Ran the tempo run to fine tune my race pace.  My splits were 7:52, 8:03, 7:58. People don’t like uncertainty.  They may … Continue reading

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