Category Archives: training technique

Benchmarking

  It is late Friday night, many are celebrating the weekend, but not me.  I am here alone thinking about my Parkrun 5 K race tomorrow. Since my last marathon in November I have been “off-season.”  Tomorrow’s 5 K will … Continue reading

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Experiencing The Difference

For me, the best way to experiencing something is by doing.  This hands-on approach reinforces my experience via the five senses.  For instance, in a new place I learn local direction by running through its neighborhood – seeing the landmarks, … Continue reading

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Writing Meditation Part III

Part 1 & 2, here & here. Came across an “how to” article on writing meditation that I found interesting and would like to share it here.  Source: How to Use Writing as a Meditation Practice | HuffPost. The author … Continue reading

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Daily Practice?

Why does it have to be daily?  Can I skid a day or two?  What about the weekends? These are the questions that went through my head in November of  2017 before I started my daily yoga practice.  Now two plus … Continue reading

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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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