Category Archives: training technique

H.I.I.T.

Stands for High Intensity Interval Training.  It is the secret to fitness training, and how a 101 year old set a world record for centenarian cyclist distance (in an hour).  According to the AARP, HIIT is one of the most important … Continue reading

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Heart Work Is Hard Work

Listening to or following your heart sounds deceptively easy.  All one needs to do is to listen deeply, find that voice from within, and follow it.  Simple, right?  What is my problem, you ask? My challenge is I can’t find … Continue reading

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Mind Over Body Is Overrated

The phrase is often associated with self discipline but in a negative way: the mind has control of the body and can overpower one’s body to accomplish things.  It may work for a little while, but in the long run … Continue reading

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Learning Should Be Fun

Yeah but how?  You ask.  The answer lies in pattern recognition and recreation. As a child, we recognize that a waving hand with the sound of “bi” means someone is leaving.  It is a pattern.  By linking patterns together like … 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 4 Week 19 – Emotional Reasoning

mental preparation & yoga stretch, no running Preparing for a marathon takes more than just running, even though that is a big part of it.  I am getting myself ready for the Erie Marathon by attending to the non-running aspects.  … Continue reading

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Day 3 Week 19 – Race Pace

1 mile warm up + 2 x 2.5 mile race pace + 1 mile cool down, sunny & 79 degree. The interval runs this morning was ran at my race pace based on how I felt (and then verified with … Continue reading

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Week In Review – 26 Aug 2018

In memory of Senator John McCain. Week Eighteen of my Erie Marathon training.  Total miles ran this week: 40.  weight is 143.5 pounds and resting heart rate 57 beats per minute. No question the Personal Record at the Annapolis 10 miler was … Continue reading

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Day 5 Week 18 – Greg McMillan’s “Great 8”

  6 mile recovery pace, cool & 72 degree. If you haven’t heard Coach Greg McMillan’s Great 8 factors on a successful marathon, I highly recommend it.  In fact, I follow many of the tips he talked about in my … Continue reading

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Day 4 Week 18 – Yasso 800s?

2 mile warm up + 8 10 x 800 with 1 min. rest + 1 mile cool down, cool 71 degree My workout today was 8 x 800 meter cruise intervals.  I said “was” because on my way to the … Continue reading

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