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A Case For Social Distancing

I like the term social distancing. It sounds more friendly and less ominous than the other terms such as separation, quarantine, isolation, etc. Especially used in the context of  confronting the COVID-19 pandemic, I believe social distancing suits our values. … Continue reading

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Day 4 Week 18 – Burning Up

  Marathon Training 6 mi: 8 x 400m w/ 200m jog between, 2 mile warm up, 1 mile cool down; sunny & 78 degree My splits for the 400m repeats were: 1:40, 1:37, 1:37, 1:38, 1:36, 1:38, 1:40, 1:40 Burning … Continue reading

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Day 4 Week 14 – Me & Tempo Intervals

Marathon Training 9 mi: 2 w/u, 3 x 2 mi w/ 4min rest, 1 c/d; sunny, pleasant & 72 degree Tempo Intervals I have come a long way with the Tempo interval workout.  The challenge for me has always been … Continue reading

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Day 1 Week 13 – Yasso What?

  Marathon Training 8 mi: 10 x 800m w/ 50 sec rest + 2 miles warm up, 1 mile cool down, sunny & 70 degree Cruise Interval The 800 meter repeats I did this morning is also known as the … Continue reading

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Day 1 Week 11 – The Answers

  Marathon Training 8 mi: 5 x 1 mi tempo interval w/ 90 sec break in between + 2 mi warm up & 1 mi cool down; sunny weather, pleasant & 70 degree Splits for my tempo intervals were: 7:56, … Continue reading

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H.I.I.T.

Stands for High Intensity Interval Training.  It is the secret to fitness training, and how a 101 year old set a world record for centenarian cyclist distance (in an hour).  According to the AARP, HIIT is one of the most important … Continue reading

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Day 3 Week 19 – Race Pace

1 mile warm up + 2 x 2.5 mile race pace + 1 mile cool down, sunny & 79 degree. The interval runs this morning was ran at my race pace based on how I felt (and then verified with … Continue reading

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Day 4 Week 18 – Yasso 800s?

2 mile warm up + 8 10 x 800 with 1 min. rest + 1 mile cool down, cool 71 degree My workout today was 8 x 800 meter cruise intervals.  I said “was” because on my way to the … Continue reading

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Day 3 Week 17 – Maximizing High Volume Workout

3.3 mile warm up & cool down, 3 x 2.5 mile intervals with 5 min jogging break in-between, sunny & 76 degree Ran tempo intervals today to put some buffer  between now and Sunday for recovery.  So I will be … 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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