Category Archives: training technique

Day 2 Week 9 – Fun & Fitness

5 miles easy pace (fartlek in mile 4), humid & 79 degree Yesterday, the outdoor temperature was 83 degree while I ran.  It was so hot, sweats kept on pouring out of my body, soaking my gears, and salting my … Continue reading

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Week In Review – 10 Jun 2018

Week Seven of my Erie Marathon training.  Total miles ran this week: 38.  My weight is 150.4 pounds and resting heart rate 58 beats per minute.  Two more weeks remain in my Base phase of the 20 weeks marathon training. In a … Continue reading

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Day 6 Week 7 – After Long Run Report

15 miles (157 min), sunny & 73 degree Pretty tired from today’s 15 mile long run.  The weather was slightly humid, but at least there was not too much sun.  Many folks were out on the Towpath.  But they did … Continue reading

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Day 5 Week 7 – Faith In Training?

3 miles easy pace, sunny & 77 degree It took me a while to learn to trust my body when it comes to marathon training.  In the past, I put my faith in the training schedule.  I would follow it … Continue reading

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Day 4 Week 7 – Base Phase Revisited

4 miles easy pace, sunny & 64 degree Thus far my Base phase runs consist of all easy paced workouts with a few variations interspersed, and they are fartleks, steady state, strides, and long run. While they look repetitive and … Continue reading

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Day 6 Week 6 – Conditioning

14 miles (146 minutes), cloudy & 69 degree Running a marathon is not as impossible as one imagines if, and this is a big if, the body is conditioned properly.  Generally, a 12 to 20 weeks period is recommended.  I … Continue reading

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Day 2 Week 6 – To Run or Not To Run?

4 miles recovery pace, overcast & 73 degree Not sure the cause, but my right heel has been a bit tender lately.  Possibly, it is from poor running mechanic when I ran in the rain and acquired the blisters a … Continue reading

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Week In Review – 27 May 2018

My weight is 152 pounds and resting heart rate 56 beats per minute. So glad to have this down week planned in my marathon training.  I was four weeks into my training at the beginning of the week and accumulated 103 … Continue reading

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Day 5 Week 5 – Stretches

  No running today (to give my body and mind a break). I have been running as part of my marathon training for over a month now.  Happy to say my body is getting toned, legs are stronger, and complexion … Continue reading

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Day 4 Week 5 – Sleepless In . . .

  4 miles easy pace with steady on mile 3, sunny & 71 degree A tenet of any exercise/ training programs is the overload & recovery cycle.  While I am fine with my running (overloading), getting consistent good night of … Continue reading

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