Category Archives: transition

My Mind-Body Disconnect

  Body is recovering slowly since my marathon.  But, my mind is going AWOL at the same time. For instance, I have resumed running, albeit off season mode.  Not sure if the timing is appropriate but this is what I … Continue reading

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Week In Review – 29 Sept 2019

Three weeks since my Erie Marathon, my body still recovering.  Suspect, a trip overseas and associated jet lags contribute to my zombie state as well.  In any events, good to be home. Of course the big news this week is … Continue reading

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Zombie State

  I feel like a zombie.  Not sure if it’s seasonal change, post marathon recovery, jet lag or a combination of the above that is having an effect on me. Fall has officially arrived this past Monday.  With it, cooler … Continue reading

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My Post Erie Marathon Recovery

Sunday a week ago I ran the Erie Marathon.  Now, my body feels pretty much back to normal. While not ready for another marathon, I have recovered enough that most of my aches and pains are gone. My body is … Continue reading

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September 11th -18 Years Later

  September 11, 2001 changed our life. Eighteen years later, my tears still welt up from listening to the National Public Radio’s interviews of eyewitness accounts on what happened during that fateful day. The terrorist attacks on American soil were … Continue reading

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Week In Review – 8 Sep 2019

2019 Erie Marathon is now in the book! My time is  03:48:50.  I will have more about the race after I analyze my splits.  For now, I am glad it’s over.  Every year, I spend 20 weeks in training for … Continue reading

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Day 5 Week 20 – Tapering

  Marathon Training 30 min easy run, overcast, cool & 67 degree Tapering In anticipating the Erie marathon this Sunday, I have been cutting back on my routines and putting things on the back-burner: the bushes around the house are … Continue reading

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Day 6 Week 19 – Recovering Mind & Body

  Marathon Training 12 mi incl 6 @ goal pace; Sunny & 75 degree Recovering Mind & Body My body is drained from all the running of the past weeks (accumulated fatigues from my marathon training). Since body is one … Continue reading

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Day 5 Week 13 – Taking Stock of My Training

  Marathon Training 57 min (6 mi incl 3 mi steady), sunny, humid & 78 degree Taking Stock of My Training To Date The Stamina phase of my marathon training is drawing to a close.  Starting next week, I will … Continue reading

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Day 2 Week 9 – Acclimating

  Marathon Training 84 min (7 miles + 6 hill repeats), sunny & warm, 72 degree In three days “summer begins” so says my calendar.  Wouldn’t you know it, I am already feeling the heat when I run in the … Continue reading

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