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Week In Review – 13 Aug 2017

Ran 13.7 miles today and a total of 21.7 miles this week. I am traveling this and next week.  Coincidentally,  my running so happens a low mileage recovery week.  So all is well. Invariably, what I see, hear, and experience … Continue reading

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Day 5 Week 7 – Downtime

Have been on the road with family.  Traveling and visiting, doing the summer vacation routine.  All good except it’s tiring and leaves not much time for my marathon training. Luckily, this week is a low mileage week.  Just in my … Continue reading

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Day 3 Week 6 – Sound Body And Mind

7 mile easy (9;40) + strides For the last three weeks my marathon training has included hill sprint, steady run, stride, and fartlek for aerobic strengthening.  These workouts have increased my running intensity.  Why is that important other than more … Continue reading

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Day 2 Week 6 – Keeping It Fresh

  5 mile easy recovery (10:00) Switch up the distances from 6 miles back-to-back today and tomorrow to 5 miles and 7 miles respectively.  Variation is good.  Also with today’s shorter distance, I get to concentrate on on my running … Continue reading

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Week In Review – 30 Jul 2017

Total 40 miles this week. As the month of July drawing to an end, a quarter of my 20 week marathon training is now complete.  My training thus far has been base running – building a base by increasing mileage. … Continue reading

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Week In Review – 23 Jul 2017

Total 39 miles this week. It has been 4 weeks since I started my marathon training.  Most of the runs up to now have been at easy pace – easing into the higher running volume while building my aerobic threshold. … Continue reading

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Day 6 Week 3 – Press On

14 miles easy pace. With run by feel, I noticed that my feet got a lot hotter with socks and shoes as compared to wearing the sandals.  The reason was I do my long runs on the Chesapeake & Ohio … Continue reading

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Week In Review – 9 Jul 2017

Second week of my marathon training, totaled 37 miles for the week. Run by feel is my approach to the base training this year.  I am running without wearing any devices such as a watch, heart rate monitor, or GPS. … Continue reading

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Day 6 Week 2 – What The Fartlek?

Yup, you read it correctly – fartlek is Swedish for Speedplay.  It is a fun running exercise that serves as intro to speedwork.   In my long run today, I added fartlek surges to increase my running intensity. 11 miles long … Continue reading

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Day 2 Week 2 – Fourth Of July

It is America’s birthday.  Happy 241st.  I celebrated the birthday with a  6 mile recovery run this morning. Call me sentimental if you want.  But I am not feeling the same warmth usually with the patriotism on this day.  America … Continue reading

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