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Day 4 Week 5 – Sleepless In . . .

  4 miles easy pace with steady on mile 3, sunny & 71 degree A tenet of any exercise/ training programs is the overload & recovery cycle.  While I am fine with my running (overloading), getting consistent good night of … Continue reading

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Day 3 Week 5 – Be Still

4 miles easy pace, partly cloudy & 74 degree “Be Still,”  simple words that have been estranged from my vocab lately. Being busy, marathon training . . . my monkey-mind spills out excuses. The untamed animal has exploited the timing … Continue reading

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Day 4 Week 4 – Grateful Thoughts

  3 miles easy pace, cloudy with light drizzle, 67 degree “Rain, rain go away, comes again another day. . .”  It has been raining everyday this week here in Washington DC.  Little children may want to play, but not … Continue reading

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Day 3 Week 4 – A Wasted Breath

5 miles (2 miles easy pace, 2 miles steady, 1 mile easy), slightly humid & 69 degree We go through life doing many things.  Even on a daily basis, routine matters, special events, or surprises (the unplanned happenings) occupy our … Continue reading

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Day 2 Week 4 – Misfortune Happens

  3 miles easy pace, cool & 67 degree The rain last night cleared the sky and washed away the pollen.  Wonderful in every way, except the thunderstorm also brought down my internet connection.  Yes, in the middle of the night, … Continue reading

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Day 1 Week 4 – Where Did the Spring Go? part 2

5 miles easy pace plus strides, cool & 61 degree Part 1, here. Early morning, the weather was nice and cool. Perfect for my run.   But later in the day, temperature went straight up hitting 80s.  And my cell phone … Continue reading

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Day 6 Week 3 – The Longest Run

12 miles at easy pace, cool weather & 62 degree Today is the longest run in my marathon training thus far.  Sounds funny but that               is how I felt this morning.  The cool weather … Continue reading

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Day 4 week 3 – It Takes Time

3 miles easy, sunny & 65 degree While building up the volume in my Base Phase (the first 9 weeks), I feel my body is adjusting.  This includes my muscular, cardio, and mental systems. Even with today’s 3 miles at … Continue reading

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Day 3  Week 3 – Finishing Strong!

5 miles, easy pace the first 2 miles and the last mile with a steady run for mile 3 & 4, sunny & 65 degree. I experienced the marathon fading described by the Greg McMillan article in my Harrisburg Marathon … Continue reading

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Day 2 Week 3 – Post-travel Recovery

3 miles easy pace, sunny & 65 degree Returned home late last night from my son’s graduation and helping him moved out of his apartment.  Woo-hoo, a major accomplishment. But not realizing how exhausting the past a couple days had … Continue reading

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