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Day 2 Week 5 – A Win-Win Approach

  4 miles easy pace with fartlek surges, cloudy & 67 degree The morning air was cool, and my strides felt good.  Instead of the planned three miles, I ran four including a couple fartlek during mile 3. Since this being … Continue reading

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Day 1 Week 5 – “Down Week”

  No running today.  I am nursing two blisters, one on each foot, from the long run this past Saturday.  I move today’s 3 miler to tomorrow to buy me time so the blisters have a chance to heal. Serendipitously, … Continue reading

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Week In Review – 20 May 2018

Week four of my Erie Marathon training.  Total miles ran this week: 29.  My weight is 150.4 pounds and resting heart rate 61 beats per minute. One of the more intimate factors with my marathon training is the weather.  Because I do … Continue reading

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Week In Review – 13 May 2018

Week Three of my Erie Marathon training.  Total miles ran this week: 27.  My weight is 152 pounds and resting heart rate 58 beats per minute. It had been a busy week.  Foremost, moving my son out of school where he lived … Continue reading

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Week In Review – 29 Apr 2018

Week One of my Erie Marathon training.  Total miles ran: 23 Yes, my 20 weeks of marathon has started.  This week’s schedule is easy paced transition with a few fun runs sprinkled in between.  Understood that training for marathon can … Continue reading

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Day 3 Week 1 – Steady Run In Base Training

4 miles, easy pace with a steady run for mile 3 (my split: 9:14, 9:00, 7:41, 9:15) , overcast & 57 degree.  It should be obvious from my splits that I injected a steady run within today’s easy runs. The … Continue reading

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Day 5 Week 19 – “Groundhog Day” In Real Life

Rest/ Off day. Ever watch the movie, “Groundhog Day” where the main character wakes up everyday to the same day?  That’s sorta how I feel.  Here I am.  Being 9 days away from the Harrisburg marathon, this is the last … Continue reading

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Week In Review – 15 Oct 2017

Total miles ran this week: 44 Third week of Marathon Specific training, workouts intend to condition my body for the 26.2 miles challenge.  Workouts like the hill to tempo, tempo intervals, and surges aim to train my legs to run … Continue reading

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Day 5 Week 16 – A Day Off

Friday the 13th – no running today. Not because I am afraid of running into a black cat.   But because it is my day off from running, a scheduled day of rest, and a day I savor so so … Continue reading

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week In Review – 8 Oct 2017

Total miles ran this week: 53 In my marathon specific phase, I am still making up some of the lactate threshold runs. This requires a bit of juggling of the schedule and doubling up on the intensity of my weekly … Continue reading

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