Tag Archives: Life

Day 2 Week 9 – Acclimating

  Marathon Training 84 min (7 miles + 6 hill repeats), sunny & warm, 72 degree In three days “summer begins” so says my calendar.  Wouldn’t you know it, I am already feeling the heat when I run in the … Continue reading

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Week In Review – 16 Jun 2019

Week 8 concludes my endurance phase of the marathon training.   My aerobic capacity and fuel management (i.e. fat burning) are coming along nicely.  Take yesterday’s 17 miles for instance: it was tiring but better compared to the 16 miles I … Continue reading

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Day 5 Week 8 – Freedom Versus Democracy

  Marathon training 38 min (4 mi), windy & 60 degree Freedom Versus Democracy What’s the difference between freedom and democracy? I often think of them as hand-in-hand twins. But the protests in Hong Kong has made me realize that … Continue reading

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Week In Review – 9 Jun 2019

The Erie Marathon is on 8 Sep, thirteen weeks away.  As time goes, I am one-third way through my marathon training.  One more week of aerobic strengthening remaining before I transition to lactate threshold/ stamina phase. With the exception of … Continue reading

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Day 3 Week 7 – What Does The Future Hold?

  Marathon Training 62 min (7 mi: 1 w/u & c/d + 5 steady pace), sunny & 67 degree What Does The Future Hold? I am not a navel gazer.  Nor do I believe that we can meditate the world’s … Continue reading

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Day 1 Week 7 – Beyond Pain and Pleasure

Marathon Training 67 min (7 mi) + strides, sunny & 64 degree Beyond Pain and Pleasure? Short of human survival, our choices of where to focus our attention are commonly on pain and pleasure.  More explicitly, to avoid pains and … Continue reading

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Week In Review – 2 Jun 2019

Freedom in not free.  If you want peace, prepare for war.  I get that.  But trade war is a different kind of war, altogether.  First, nobody wins in a trade war. In fact, many lose. And second, trade war should … Continue reading

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Day 1 Week 6 – Parabellum

  Marathon Training 57 min (6 mi incl. fartleck), pleasant & 64 degree Parabellum The word para bellum is from the Latin phrase “si vis pacem, para bellum.” Translation: “If you want peace, prepare for war.”  Para, “to prepare” + bellum … Continue reading

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Day 2 Week 3 – Why Travel?

Travel Day 29 min (approx 3 miles)  is scheduled.  But I am spending most of my day in the airports, coming and going.  Suppose to land well past sunset.  So my run may not happen. Training While on the topic … Continue reading

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Week In Review – 5 May 2019

Know your pace for marathoners is equivalent to the maxim about know thyself – it is  easier said than done.  To realize the reward, paying attention and working diligently towards the end goal have no substitutes.  My marathon training is … Continue reading

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