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Day 3 Week 6 – It’s More Than Running

6 miles easy pace, overcast & 73 degree Like ballerina, runner’s feet get lots of stress.   For running is basically jumping from one foot to the other, runner’s feet feel the impact of one’s body weight more than 1,500 times … Continue reading

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Day 5 Week 5 – Stretches

  No running today (to give my body and mind a break). I have been running as part of my marathon training for over a month now.  Happy to say my body is getting toned, legs are stronger, and complexion … Continue reading

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My Meditative Struggles

  Every night.  When the bedtime rolls around and all is quiet, there is a raging struggle going on.  Right between my two ears. Yes, I am mindful the best practices for a good night sleep recommend going to bed … Continue reading

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Day Of Rest & Reflection

Yesterday was the Harrisburg Marathon, a day unlike most days.  I woke up before the alarm clock set for 5:30 AM.  Went for a quick shake down run and figured the race was going to be a chilly start. Later, … Continue reading

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Day 1 Week 17 – Live & Learn

5 mile tempo run at 7:39 – 7:57 pace, 2 mile warm up, 1 mile cool down. 59 degree Fahrenheit, ideal for running. My body shuddered when I stepped outside for my morning run as cool breezes swept fall leaves … Continue reading

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Day 6 Week 14 – Marathon Training Feedback

11 mile (including a Park Run 5k at the FLetcher’s Cove). Combo run today – parked at C & O Canal Lock 7 and jogged to the Fletcher’s Cove for the Park Run 5k race and jogged back afterwards.   … Continue reading

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Day 5 Week 12 – “Sorry” Is Unnecessary

Life is a full of surprises – whether you’re ready or not. Natural disaster, man-made event or even what’s for dinner, fate has a way of teasing us, testing us, and keeping us on our toes.  Because the unexpected can … Continue reading

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Day 3 Week 9 – Feel Your Body?

  Admittedly things happen despite of what I think.  This morning is a good example. Today’s my run was planned tempo intervals.  Specifically, two three-mile interval with four minute rest in-between.  Perfect for my aerobic strengthening. Right? Except that tempo … Continue reading

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Day 2 Week 8 – Is it working? How could you tell?

6 mile easy with 7 fartleks Going on 8 weeks, I have been building my base running.  How do I know if I am progressing in the right direction?  Or for that matter, the right pace I need to support … Continue reading

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Day 1 Week 6 – Active Recovery?

8 miles easy pace + 6 x 10 sec hill sprints Are rest & recovery synonymous?  Not exactly.  According to Elizabeth Millard, rest is passive and a subset of recovery.  Because recovery also includes active components such as sleep. Yes, … Continue reading

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