Category Archives: marathon training

Week In Review – 13 Aug 2017

Ran 13.7 miles today and a total of 21.7 miles this week. I am traveling this and next week.  Coincidentally,  my running so happens a low mileage recovery week.  So all is well. Invariably, what I see, hear, and experience … Continue reading

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Day 5 Week 7 – Downtime

Have been on the road with family.  Traveling and visiting, doing the summer vacation routine.  All good except it’s tiring and leaves not much time for my marathon training. Luckily, this week is a low mileage week.  Just in my … Continue reading

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Day 4 Week 7 – A Running Life Style?

2 mile easy. Well, normally 2 miles would be my warm up run, but today it is all I could barely handle. I am not over-trained but am traveling.  And being on the road is taking a lot out of … Continue reading

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Week In Review – 6 Aug 2017

Ran 12.5 miles today and 40+ miles this week. This has been week number 6 of my marathon training. A lot of the nuts and bolts from my training I blogged about.  From active recovery to training plan, mental strategy … Continue reading

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Day 5 Week 6 – Happy Feet

Rest/ Off Day, yoga Today is a rest day, no running for me.  So I practice yoga for the feet. Yes, the feet! Day in and day out, my feet have been pounding the pavement/ asphalt. Almost taken them for … Continue reading

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Day 3 Week 6 – Sound Body And Mind

7 mile easy (9;40) + strides For the last three weeks my marathon training has included hill sprint, steady run, stride, and fartlek for aerobic strengthening.  These workouts have increased my running intensity.  Why is that important other than more … Continue reading

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Day 2 Week 6 – Keeping It Fresh

  5 mile easy recovery (10:00) Switch up the distances from 6 miles back-to-back today and tomorrow to 5 miles and 7 miles respectively.  Variation is good.  Also with today’s shorter distance, I get to concentrate on on my running … Continue reading

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Day 1 Week 6 – Active Recovery?

8 miles easy pace + 6 x 10 sec hill sprints Are rest & recovery synonymous?  Not exactly.  According to Elizabeth Millard, rest is passive and a subset of recovery.  Because recovery also includes active components such as sleep. Yes, … Continue reading

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Week In Review – 30 Jul 2017

Total 40 miles this week. As the month of July drawing to an end, a quarter of my 20 week marathon training is now complete.  My training thus far has been base running – building a base by increasing mileage. … Continue reading

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Day 6 Week 5 – Don’t Worry, Part 2

  14 miles, overcast, 67 degree Part 1, here. People worry.  Some more than others.  In truth, worrying is unproductive.  It robs our attention and energy away from the real important, the present moment. Psychotherapist and author Andrea Wachter explains, … Continue reading

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