Category Archives: weather

Mid October In The Mid Atlantic

Leaves covering the sidewalks and making crunching noises when stepped upon are now gone. Cleanly swept away by the wind gusts that have been going strong all day.  Seasonal change is in the air.  And with feeling a shiver, I … Continue reading

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Day 6 Week 18 – A-10 Race Eve

  Marathon Training 59 min (6 mi), sunny & pleasant, 65 degree A-10 Race Eve Nice break in the weather.  Cool and pleasant.  The humidity has evaporated just in time for my Annapolis 10 miler tomorrow.  Mostly sunny & 66 … Continue reading

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Day 5 Week 17 – Body Talks

  Marathon Training 72 min (8 mi incl 6 steady), cloudy, humid & 73 degree Body Talks Today’s “six miles at steady pace with one mile warm up and cool down” was supposed to be not too taxing.  The workout … Continue reading

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Day 4 Week 17 – Summer Icon?

  Marathon Training 48 min (5 mi) plus 6 striders, cloudy & 75 degree Summer Icon After the run this morning, while stretching,  I realized I was immersed in a sea of cicada chorus.  Their enthusiastic sounds were so deafening, … Continue reading

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Day 6 Week 16 – The Earth Is Melting

  Marathon Training 194 min (18 mi w/ fast finish), pleasant & 70 degree The last four miles of today’s long run was dedicated to the marathon specific workout – Fast Finish Long Run. Super glad that Brandon was running … Continue reading

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Day 5 week 16 – A Beautiful Recovery Run

  Marathon Training 70 min (7 mi), sunny with slight breeze, pleasant & 75 degree A Beautiful Recovery Run Tired legs from yesterday’s 200 meter repeats had me wondered about today’s 7 mile run. Really? Luckily, the gorgeous weather made … Continue reading

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Day 1 Week 15 – Summer Eve

  Marathon training 48 min (5 mi), sunny & 84 degree Summer Eve The heat lingers long after the sun set.  Like a tropical night minus the mosquito net. Any appetite is swapped by feeling of listlessness.   How I wish … Continue reading

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Day 1 Week 14 – Summer Musing

  Marathon Training 48 min (5 mi), sunny & 80 degree Summer Musing No question, this heat is sapping my energy.  If I hadn’t run first thing in the morning, I probably would lose my focus and gradually melt away … Continue reading

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Day 6 Week 13 – Excessive Heat Warning

  Marathon Training 117 Min (10 mi), humid & 82 degree “Excessive heat warning” for Washington DC area today & tomorrow.  The forecast is right.  The heat wave has arrived with a vengeance.  My memory may be short but this … Continue reading

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Day 4 Week 13 – Preparing for Heat Runs

  Marathon Training 74 min (8 mi include 5 mi tempo), humid & 76 degree Ran my tempo run this morning.  Some miles were closer to my race pace rather than the tempo.  High humidity had me trenched in sweats … Continue reading

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