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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 16 – To Be Or Not To Be

6 mile easy pace, cool &71 degree. First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press, or … 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 6 Week 15 – Fast Finish Long Run

16 miles (8 easy pace, 4 steady, 3 tempo, 1 cool-down), cloudy & 76 degree Another high volume workout (distance + intensity).  Incorporated the “fast finish” in my long run.  The goal was to prevent marathon fading while finishing strong.  So … 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 4 Week 15 – Running On Empty (Stomach)

6 miles steady pace, 1 mile warm up & cool down, cloudy & 76 degree. I am a morning runner.  Not only I like to run early to get my blood circulating, I run without ingesting any food other than … Continue reading

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Day 3 Week 15 – Running Intensity?

6 miles easy pace, cloudy & 81 degree. Still tired this morning.  Not sure if I was feeling the carryover from yesterday’s high volume workout or from my trip to the Big Apple.  But the “easy pace” felt harder than … Continue reading

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Day 2 Week 15 – High Volume Alternating Tempos

3.3 miles warm up, 6 mile alternating tempos btwn 8:00 and 7:40 w/ no rest, 3.3 miles cool down, cloudy & 73 degree.  Actual splits: 8:00, 7:27, 7: 59, 7:30, 8:03, 7:35. Ran the alternating tempos on local school track … Continue reading

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Day 4 Week 14 – Running With A Purpose

7 miles easy pace,  sunny & 75 degree. An underpinning principle of marathon training is knowing the purpose of each run.  Is the run for building endurance, increasing speed, or assisting in recovery?  Having a clear purpose answers the powerful … Continue reading

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Day 3 Week 14 – Shifting Perspective

Travel day, no running. Travel shifts one’s perspective, by choice or otherwise.  Different surroundings, people, time zones, or climates that could jolt one’s frame of references.  It’s both the challenge, as well as the reward, of traveling. Challenge because the … Continue reading

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