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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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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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Too Hot To Flight?

  Summer began yesterday for folks in the Northern Hemisphere.  That includes me, yours truly.  And right on queue was the record heat. The temperature was so hot, flights were canceled in the Southwest region of the US. Rationales for … Continue reading

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