Category Archives: weather

The Feel of Autumn

Here in the Mid-Atlantic, Autumn is marked by a spectacular palette of the changing leaf colors.  The shortened daylight adds a vivid touch to the final quarter of the year.   Below is one of my favorite representations. For me the … 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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Day 5 Week 20 – Inclement Weather Racing

3 mile easy pace, sunny & 72 degree. Weather forecast for Sunday’s Erie marathon is “heavy rain and windy” with high temperature in the mid-60s.  While not ideal, inclement weather is however manageable while racing. Here are the extra precautions I … Continue reading

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Day 2 Week 19 – Heat Wave Break

Cross training, no running. The air conditioning has been running all day.  The poor thing is working overtime against a heat wave that hit the Capital region today. With the daytime high in the 90’s and evening low in the … Continue reading

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Day 1 Week 16 – Tempo Intervals Reappraised

2 miles warm up, 6 x 1 mile @ 10K pace w/ 90 second rest, 1 mile cool down, sunny & 84 degree Today’s tempo intervals was more ominous in thoughts than in reality.  First, the weather.  The sun was … Continue reading

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Day 1 Week 13 – Long Cool Down!

2 miles warm up, 6 x 1 mile (90 sec rest), 2 miles cool down, sunny & 82 degree Believe it or not, the hardest part of my workout today was the cool down.  Yup! I walked it because I … Continue reading

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Week In Review – 8 Jul 2018

Week Eleven of my Erie Marathon training.  Total miles ran this week: 48.  My weight is 147.4 pounds and resting heart rate 54 beats per minute.  Both are trending downward. Things are heating up this week, weather and training wise. 91 degree … Continue reading

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Day 6 Week 11 – A Pleasant Long Run

18 miles (205 minutes) long run, pleasant & 68 degree Couldn’t have picked a better weather for today’s long run.  Low humidity & cool temperature surround me with refreshing breathes and plenty of companies on the C&O Canal Towpath.  Walkers, … Continue reading

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Day 2 Week 11 – The Right Push

2 mile warm up, 2 mile tempo, and 1 mile cool down, humid & 76 degree Determined not to deal with another 90+ degree run like yesterday, I got out early this morning to beat the heat.   Nonetheless the air was … Continue reading

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Day 1 Week 11 – Smart Heat Run

7 miles easy pace, sunny & 91 degree Today is the hottest weather I have ever run in.  Ever!   It is so hot the National Weather Service issued heat advisory for my immediate area today and tomorrow. I saw a … Continue reading

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