Category Archives: shoes

On The Trail Once Again

I like trail running in the woods.  It is different:  different mindsets, muscle groups, and definitely different challenges. On this relative “warm” winter day (temperature reaching 60s Fahrenheit), I took my run into the woods.  The rain yesterday disguised the … Continue reading

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Week In Review – 17 Sep 2017

Total mileage this week: 18 – a set back due to unforeseen event Ever being in a dream and the time just disappeared?  That is how I felt about this week.  I spent the first four days of the week in … Continue reading

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Day 6 Week 12 – A Different Long Run

18 miles easy on the C & O Canal Tow Path. 9:30AM. Typically my long runs are monastic events – solitude runs on the C & O Canal Towpath with spiritual-thought sprinkled in every so often.   Today’s run was different. … Continue reading

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Day 6 Week 11 – Longest Run

18 mile easy. Nice running weather, temperature in the low 60s. Today’s long run is the farthest I have run thus far. Because the cut I got on my right foot from last week’s long run, I have been wearing … Continue reading

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Day 6 Week 10 – Harvey & Me

16 mile easy. Tropical Storm Harvey brought precipitations to our area today, Nothing to the scale of its former category 4 hurricane stature.  But it was cold and rained all day nonetheless. Earlier in the week, I blogged about running … Continue reading

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Day 6 Week 4 – A New Beginning

11 easy miles, in sandals. Tried out the thicker sandals on the C&O Canal Towpath today and the sandals handled well. These sandals have 10 mm soles, almost double the thickness from my previous pair.   I will be wearing … Continue reading

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Day 6 Week 3 – Press On

14 miles easy pace. With run by feel, I noticed that my feet got a lot hotter with socks and shoes as compared to wearing the sandals.  The reason was I do my long runs on the Chesapeake & Ohio … Continue reading

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Day 4 Week 3 – Bring On The Heat

8 miles easy ( w/ 4 x 90 sec fartleks after mile 4 and 5 min easy pace between surges), 79 -84 degree Fahrenheit. Today’s fartleks  not only added variety to my run but also made the second half quicker which was … Continue reading

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Marathon Under Two Hours?

Sounds incredible?  So was the 4 minute mile back in 1954 before Roger Bannister broke it.  Not to mention, runners have been progressively getting faster due to advancements in technology and training. Current world record for marathon is 2.02:57 (2 … 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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