Category Archives: nutrition

Reblog: Nutrition Against Aging

As much as I hate to admit, getting older does take a toll on my body.  Besides training methods, nutrition has become an indispensable part of maintaining or improving my running performance. Here are the main concerns of aging and … Continue reading

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Metabolism & Weight Loss

Apparently, the key to losing weight is not decreasing your food intake but increasing your metabolism.  Yes, and allow me to explain. According to this article, metabolism is the big kahuna in our body consuming calories.  It accounts for 60 … Continue reading

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Erie Marathon Afterthought 2

Almost a week since I ran the Erie marathon, my body is still recovering slowly.  Besides the two 3 mile recovery runs during the week, today’s 7.5 miles is the longest distance I have attempted post marathon. I say “attempted” … Continue reading

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Post-Race Transition

Post marathon transition is tricky.  People become lost after being focused for so long on a single target (in my case – 20 weeks).  Day in and day out, what I thought about, planned for, and executed to are all … 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 6 Week 16 – What Does “Spent” Feel Like?

21 miles long run (230 minutes), cloudy & 78 degree. Running consumes energy.  For average person, that is about 100 calories per mile.  And our body is capable of storing up to 2000 calories.  So for endurance running, 20-21 miles is where … Continue reading

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Day 4 Week 15 – Running On Empty (Stomach)

6 miles steady pace, 1 mile warm up & cool down, cloudy & 76 degree. I am a morning runner.  Not only I like to run early to get my blood circulating, I run without ingesting any food other than … Continue reading

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Day 4 Week 6 – Are You Hungry?

4 miles easy pace with steady run on mile 3, overcast & 71 degree One interesting byproduct of marathon training for me is an insatiable appetite. Even at this point when my weekly mileage is less than 30, my body … Continue reading

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Cooking And Me

  Anyway you slice it, cooking is a chore for me.   And I suspect that may be true for others.  Foremost is about what to cook.  What materials are available? And what can I do with them? What to cook … Continue reading

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Day Of Rest & Reflection

Yesterday was the Harrisburg Marathon, a day unlike most days.  I woke up before the alarm clock set for 5:30 AM.  Went for a quick shake down run and figured the race was going to be a chilly start. Later, … Continue reading

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