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Day 5 Week 7 – Downtime

Have been on the road with family.  Traveling and visiting, doing the summer vacation routine.  All good except it’s tiring and leaves not much time for my marathon training. Luckily, this week is a low mileage week.  Just in my … Continue reading

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Day 4 Week 7 – A Running Life Style?

2 mile easy. Well, normally 2 miles would be my warm up run, but today it is all I could barely handle. I am not over-trained but am traveling.  And being on the road is taking a lot out of … Continue reading

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Day 5 Week 6 – Happy Feet

Rest/ Off Day, yoga Today is a rest day, no running for me.  So I practice yoga for the feet. Yes, the feet! Day in and day out, my feet have been pounding the pavement/ asphalt. Almost taken them for … Continue reading

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Day 4 Week 6 – Restoring Balance

1 mile warm up, 6 mile steady (8:40), 1 mile cool down, 71 degree Yesterday was a demanding day, outside of running.  External demands for my time and attention like meeting and appointment were all consuming.  Of course, it’s life’s … Continue reading

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Day 4 Week 4 – Cutdown The Vanity

6 miles cutdown with 1 mile warm up & 1 mile cool down. Just because I could does not mean I should.  Today’s cutdown workout was a good example of this saying.  It also reminded me the difference between being … Continue reading

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Day 2 Week 4 – The Importance of Recovery

5 Miles easy, recovery run. “Recovering from hard workouts is as, if not more, important than the actual workout itself.” ~ RunnersConnect.net In fact, our fitness level diminishes through workout and  improves during recovery. Sounds counter-intuitive?  But logically, workouts depletes … Continue reading

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Day 2 Week 3 – The Stimulus & Response Cycle

8 mile easy recovery, early morning run, 72 degree Fahrenheit. Weight lifting is a good example in explaining the stimulus & response cycle of training.  Muscle fibers are torn from lifting the load (stimulus).  They grow stronger (response) to handle … Continue reading

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Day 1 Week 2 – Mind Over Body?

4 mile tempo run, 2 mile warm up and 2 mile cool down. In this base running phase of the marathon training, my goal is to build up my running volume.  Last week I totaled 33 miles, this week 37 … Continue reading

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Continuing Education?

  Often time when we step out of school and get a job, we stop learning & start producing.  Sure we learn about the job as far as where is the coffee mess,  the conference room, and the dress code. … Continue reading

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Social Responsibility?

What social responsibility? You ask. So long we are members to a group,  whether local community, city, state, country, or the world, for that matter, we have social responsibility to each other.  Why? Life is made of gives and takes. … Continue reading

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