Category Archives: training technique

Marathon Under Two Hours?

Sounds incredible?  So was the 4 minute mile back in 1954 before Roger Bannister broke it.  Not to mention, runners have been progressively getting faster due to advancements in technology and training. Current world record for marathon is 2.02:57 (2 … Continue reading

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Unbounded Passion

Our days are numbered, but our dreams aren’t.  As long as there is a breath remaining, we can and should dream to our heart’s content.  Why bother, you ask? Because our dream will fuel our passion. It behooves us to … Continue reading

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Seizing The Moment?

  Action has appeals.  No matter business or personal consideration, seize the moment is where rubber meets the road, where true competition happens.  Right?  It appears so if you listen to all the buzz. Yes, according Abraham Maslow that satisfied … Continue reading

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Day 1 Week 19 – Trick Or Treat

10/31/2016 – 9 AM run, sunny & cool (48 degree), 3.3 miles warm up, 5 miles at 8:00 pace, 3.3 miles cool down This is my last “hard” workout before the Harrisburg Marathon in 13 days. Enough time for my body … Continue reading

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Day 5 Week 18 – Rest Day & Yoga

10/28/2016 – rest day & yoga Rigor of the marathon training had me got away from yoga, my other favorite. Took advantage of today. Practiced yoga for core, and it felt good.  Good to be back on the mat again. … Continue reading

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Day 4 Week 18 – Transition To Taper

10/27/2016 – 7 AM run, cloudy, 9 miles easy Why do we do what we do? Inquisitive mind wants to know. After 17 weeks of training, the tapering phase has  finally arrived.  What exactly does this milestone mean?  Kickback, hibernate, … Continue reading

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Day 2 Week 18 – Endurance Training

10/25/2016 – 7 AM run, cold (37 degree), 9 miles easy Despite of going to bed early, my sorry body is still tired from the tempo runs of yesterday.  I must have run really fast, too fast perhaps.  Otherwise, a nine mile … Continue reading

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Day 1 Week 17 – Tempo Intervals

10/17/2016 – 7 AM run, sunny, 3.3 miles warm up, 3 x 2.5 miles at 8:00 to 8:10 pace w/3 min jogging rest, 3.3 miles cool down Tempo intervals (i.e. tempo runs broken into intervals) is intended to push my lactate … Continue reading

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Day 1 Week 16 – Marathon Cutdown

10/10/2016 – 8 AM, cool & breezy, 3.3 miles warm-up, 6 mile cutdown (8:40, 8:30, 8:20, 8:10, 8:00, 7:50 – No rest), 3.3 mile cool down Another marathon specific workout – Cutdown runs is intended to push one’s body by increasing … Continue reading

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Day 7 Week 15 – Week In Review (9 Oct 2016)

10/7/2016 – rest day, total 52 miles for the week Five weeks to the Harrisburg marathon. In addition to the high weekly mileage, my training now includes more marathon specific training like the alternating tempos, steady runs, and marathon surges. This will … Continue reading

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