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Day 4 Week 1 – Run By Feel, Part 2

29 minutes (approx. 3 miles), cloudy & mid 60s This morning’s 3 mile easy pace run was not so easy.  The culprit?  A not-so-good night of sleep.  I woke up in the middle of the night and had a hard … Continue reading

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Day 3 Week 1 – My Life (Back) In Training

38 minutes (approx 4 mile),  cloudy & low 60’s Just last week, I was off season.  Now three days into my marathon training, how has my life changed (besides the format of my post titles)?  In a way, my surrounding … Continue reading

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Day 1 Week 1 – On Better Quality Training

38 minutes (approx. 4 miles) incl/ fartlek; cool breeze & 54 degree Fahrenheit. Coach Greg McMillan (of the McMillan Calculator fame) suggests that training by minutes instead of miles provides more quality and consistent training for runners.  The concept is … Continue reading

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Week n Review – 14 Apr 2019

This week sums up to be a confusing time for me . The volatile weather of the spring (i.e. it’s warm and cold) gets me lost coming and going. On top of that, the haze surrounding Washington politics and country … Continue reading

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Running With The Master

Last year Gene Dykes ran a sub-3 marathon (2 hours 54 minutes and 23 second to be exact). He was 70 years old and broke the age group (70 – 74) record held by the great Ed Whitlock (2.54:48) when … Continue reading

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What’s The Question?

Almost five months have gone by since I learned that I missed the 2019 Boston Marathon Cut-off by 1 second.  Enough time has passed for my  bruised feeling to heal.  Even though as I said before, try harder next time, … Continue reading

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1 Second

What difference does one (1) second make? Answer: me not accepted into the 2019 Boston Marathon. Got the email from the Boston Athletic Association today.   It stated, “Entries in all age groups were accepted through and including those who ran … Continue reading

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Week In Review – 23 Sep 2018

It has been two weeks of transition from my marathon in Erie, PA to off-season, a time typically marked by gradual healing, reflective soul searching, and occasionally a sense of nullness. I say “typically” because this time I applied my … Continue reading

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Recover Better

It has been ten days since I ran the Erie Marathon, and I am still recovering.  The 6 miles I tried today feels tiresome.  Not just the legs, but my lungs and heart are also laden. Looking back to my … Continue reading

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2019 Boston Marathon Application

Submitted my 2019 Boston Marathon application online today! In its reply email, the Boston Athletic Association, painstakingly, and in no uncertain terms, sets the expectation that my application does not guarantee my chance of running in the race: It is … Continue reading

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