Category Archives: marathon training

Recover Better

It has been ten days since I ran the Erie Marathon, and I am still recovering.  The 6 miles I tried today feels tiresome.  Not just the legs, but my lungs and heart are also laden. Looking back to my … Continue reading

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On Marathon Training

 Knowing is not the same as Doing. It can take months of effort to train yourself new habits for your behavior, work that no amount of knowledge can replace.   ~ Scott Berkun, Author Marathoner earns a special spot in my heart.  … Continue reading

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Week In Review – 9 Sep 2018

Ran the Erie Marathon today.  While the official result is yet to be posted, my watch has me finishing at 3.35:11.  Very lucky that the rain held off until later in the day and did not rain on the marathon. … Continue reading

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Day 6 Week 20 – Arriving at Erie, PA

Cloudy & 61 degree. After 6 hours of drive, we arrived in Erie under a cloudy sky.   Temperature was on the cooler side.  But we (Alex, Brandon, Jamie, PJ, YC, and myself) were in high spirit. The race packet pick … Continue reading

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Day 5 Week 20 – Inclement Weather Racing

3 mile easy pace, sunny & 72 degree. Weather forecast for Sunday’s Erie marathon is “heavy rain and windy” with high temperature in the mid-60s.  While not ideal, inclement weather is however manageable while racing. Here are the extra precautions I … Continue reading

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Day 3 Week 20 – Go Ahead & Change the World

2 mile warm up, 3 mile tempo, 1 mile cool down, humid & 79 degree. Ever thinking about changing the world?  Perhaps when you were younger?  But why not now?  Is it too hard?  Is it impossible? Nonsense!   You can … Continue reading

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Day 1 Week 20 – My Marathon Training 2018

4 mile easy + 4 strides, hot & 85 degree. Finally, Week 20 has arrived.  Looking back to April when my Erie Marathon training started, this journey has been quite rewarding. Foremost, I enjoy the miles and miles of hitting … Continue reading

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Week In Review – 26 Aug 2018

Week Nineteen of my Erie Marathon training.  Total miles ran this week: 28.  weight is 147 pounds and resting heart rate 57 beats per minute.  One week to go. A key strategy in achieving marathon success is race pace.  A good pace … Continue reading

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Day 6 week 19 – Carb Loading Time

8 mile easy pace, humid & 78 degree. With the Eric marathon just one week away, I am getting into the final preparations for this event.  Carb, short for carbohydrates, loading is one of such final details. The demand of … Continue reading

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Day 5 Week 19 – Thoughts on Erie Marathon

1 mile warm up & cool down, 4 mile steady pace, sunny & 78 degree. The unofficial end of Summer in the US is the arrival of the Labor Day holiday, next Monday.  It is marked with Back-to-school sales and … Continue reading

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