Category Archives: nutrition

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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Day 3 Week 19 – Taper Interlude

6 mile easy, 47 degree Fahrenheit Things I do during taper: Long & plenty sleep –  My body is insatiable for sleep.  Nap all day long, if I could.  Also, the colder temperature seems ideal for hibernation.  Despite all the … Continue reading

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Why I Love Yoga – The Corpse Pose

  Every yoga practice has, regardless how much or little I sweated, a pose at the end called corpse pose or savasana ( (shah-VAHS-uh-nuh) in Sanskrit. It is the final relaxation pose where yogi’s mind and body come together in … Continue reading

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