Category Archives: training technique

Learning Should Be Fun

Key words are “should be.” When was the last time that you remember learning was fun? While not everyone agrees, I contend that fun should be the adjective part of our learning process.  We learn better while having fun.  At least don’t … Continue reading

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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 – 26 Nov 2017

Two weeks post-marathon recovery thus far.  First week I did little of any running.  Only four miles on Saturday.  Similarly this week, eight miles on Saturday.  The low mileage weeks were supplemented with daily yoga practice and intended to help … Continue reading

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Daily Yoga Practice

With the Harrisburg Marathon now over, so is my marathon training.  The fitness level I achieved from the 20 weeks of marathon training still remains.  My weight, blood pressure, and cardio capacity are relatively decent. Naturally, I want to transition … Continue reading

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Foundation (aka Back To Basics)

  How is your foundation?  By foundation, I am referring to one’s base.  A simple bodily analogy would be your feet.  Are you on solid footing? The reason for the question is because all too common people try to leap … 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 20 – Marathon Taper Progress

4 mile easy, 47 degree Fahrenheit During today’s 4 mile easy run, my legs feel good.  No aches nor pain.  I have been waiting for this day.  With 4 days to go, it is finally happening.  Also a sign that … Continue reading

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Week In Review – 5 Nov 2017

Total miles ran this week: 32 Marathon tapering is both physical and mental.  After all we are a holistic entity.  One affects the other.  So when the time came for the Last Hard Workout during my taper, its impact is … Continue reading

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Day 6 Week 19 – The Life Within

8 miles easy. How is it?  By it I meant your life within. Is it still like a sheet of glass over a tranquil lake?  Or turbulent like a storm brewing over the horizon? Somewhere in between?  For me, the … Continue reading

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Day 4 Week 19 – My Evolving Marathon Pace

2 X 3 mile @ MP w/ 3 min rest, 1 mile warm up & cool down During the taper, I have been honing in on my marathon pace including today’s interval workout.  It seems finally that my marathon pace … Continue reading

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