Category Archives: transition

Week In Review – 23 Sep 2018

It has been two weeks of transition from my marathon in Erie, PA to off-season, a time typically marked by gradual healing, reflective soul searching, and occasionally a sense of nullness. I say “typically” because this time I applied my … Continue reading

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Week In Review – 16 Sep 2018

A post-marathon week, lots of reflections and contemplation, recovery, as well as waiting for the massive Hurricane Florence to make landfall. My Erie Marathon took place last Sunday.  I finished the race with a time of three hours thirty-five minutes … Continue reading

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Post-Race Transition

Post marathon transition is tricky.  People become lost after being focused for so long on a single target (in my case – 20 weeks).  Day in and day out, what I thought about, planned for, and executed to are all … Continue reading

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Day 6 week 19 – Carb Loading Time

8 mile easy pace, humid & 78 degree. With the Eric marathon just one week away, I am getting into the final preparations for this event.  Carb, short for carbohydrates, loading is one of such final details. The demand of … Continue reading

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Day 5 Week 19 – Thoughts on Erie Marathon

1 mile warm up & cool down, 4 mile steady pace, sunny & 78 degree. The unofficial end of Summer in the US is the arrival of the Labor Day holiday, next Monday.  It is marked with Back-to-school sales and … 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 3 Week 16 – The Waiting Game, Part 2

Part 1, here. The second time my life got put in a suspended animation is when my mom went into the hospital. My mother is in her mid 80’s and has an history of heart condition.  So when she complained … Continue reading

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Day 1 Week 15 – Transition Back

Travel day, no running. “43” days to the Erie Marathon.  That is what my blog’s countdown calendar shows which leaves me just a little over six weeks of time to prepare before the big race.  What ahead is the marathon specific … Continue reading

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Day 4 week 3 – It Takes Time

3 miles easy, sunny & 65 degree While building up the volume in my Base Phase (the first 9 weeks), I feel my body is adjusting.  This includes my muscular, cardio, and mental systems. Even with today’s 3 miles at … Continue reading

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Day 6 Week 2 – Life’s Up and Down Moments

  10 miles long run, cloudy & 71 degree Attended my son’s graduation today.  Gorgeous weather for the occasion and exciting time for the graduates and families.  In the midst of celebrating, a poignant thought occurred to me that life … Continue reading

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