Category Archives: training technique

Mind Over Body Is Over-rated

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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Day 3 Week 18 – Run Less, So To Run Fast

Cross training – yoga Finally decided to listen to my body and took today off from running.  For the past few days, I have been a living zombie with my body feels like in a coma and can’t seems to stay … Continue reading

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Day 2 Week 18 – Recovering From A-10

  6 mile easy pace, cloudy & 72 degree. With the 2018 Annapolis 10 miler in the record book, my body is still recovering from the Sunday’s race. I must have pushed myself harder than I realized. During this morning’s … Continue reading

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