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Day 1 Week 17 – Getting Ready For Racing

8 mile easy pace + 6 strides, cool & 71 degree Entering the last week of my Marathon Specific Phase, I feel recovered from the Saturday’s 21 miles run.  My body shows no sign of fatigue as if my empty”tank” … Continue reading

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Day 5 Week 15 – Balancing Fun & Fitness

6 miles easy pace, cloudy & 71 degree. The marathon specific phase of the training is high volume.  Meaning it’s both long in distance and high in intensity.  Sounds ominous?   Only if you let it.   I have determined to keep … Continue reading

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Day 5 Week 14 – Standard of Excellence?

Excellence is easy to spot because it exceeds expectations, never settles for good-enough, and improves itself by surpassing the self. I get inspired witnessing excellence in action.  Whether it’s the Olympics, Broadway musicals, America Got Talent or similar, the common … Continue reading

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Day 2 Week 13 – What To Do On Rest Days?

6 miles easy pace, sunny & 78 degree When it comes to rest days, there is a tendency, at least for me, to do nothing and just let it all hang out.  After all don’t we deserve it?   Certainly, do-nothing … 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 5 Week 11 – Self Exile?

3 miles recovery pace, sunny & 79 degree Do you ever find yourself a bit detached from the world?  I do, and I confess it is by choice. Lately I find myself don’t care much about the news.  Seems much … 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 5 Week 10 – Our Limitations

3 miles easy pace, sunny & 84 degree Every parent has said to their child at one time or another the Ben Franklin motivation line, “you can do anything you set your mind to.”  It is the gold standard in … Continue reading

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Day 2 Week 9 – Fun & Fitness

5 miles easy pace (fartlek in mile 4), humid & 79 degree Yesterday, the outdoor temperature was 83 degree while I ran.  It was so hot, sweats kept on pouring out of my body, soaking my gears, and salting my … Continue reading

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Day 4 Week 7 – Base Phase Revisited

4 miles easy pace, sunny & 64 degree Thus far my Base phase runs consist of all easy paced workouts with a few variations interspersed, and they are fartleks, steady state, strides, and long run. While they look repetitive and … Continue reading

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