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“I Believe I Can Fly”

  Like the 4 minute mile barrier shattered by Roger Bannister in 1954, today Elioud Kipochoge, the reining Olympic Gold medalist, proved that the 2 hour marathon barrier is a myth.  He broke it in Vienna Austria with a time … Continue reading

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Letting Go Of Erie

  Almost a month, twenty-five days to be exact, has passed since my incredulous race of  2019, the Erie Marathon.  Most of physical demands from the race have faded.  A slight twinge in my right ankle lingers.  Time to say … Continue reading

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A Primer on Boston Marathon Qualifications

2020 BOSTON MARATHON OPEN DIVISION QUALIFYING STANDARDS (Effective Saturday, September 15, 2018) All standards below are based on official submitted net time. Age Group MEN WOMEN 18-34 3hrs 00min 00sec 3hrs 30min 00sec 35-39 3hrs 05min 00sec 3hrs 35min 00sec 40-44 … Continue reading

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My Post Erie Marathon Recovery

Sunday a week ago I ran the Erie Marathon.  Now, my body feels pretty much back to normal. While not ready for another marathon, I have recovered enough that most of my aches and pains are gone. My body is … Continue reading

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Week In Review – 15 Sep 2019

“The future . . . flattens out into a perpetual present,” wrote Dr. Paul Kalanithi. And “the future is built by us . . .and what we do in the present moment,” said Brother Phap Dung. How intriguing that life … Continue reading

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My Incredulous 2019 Erie Marathon

  There I was in Erie, PA, a perfect weather for marathon (62 degree), a perfect course (flat with water station every mile), and a perfect opportunity for repeat performance (my second time). What could be better? I felt ready. … Continue reading

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Week In Review – 8 Sep 2019

2019 Erie Marathon is now in the book! My time is  03:48:50.  I will have more about the race after I analyze my splits.  For now, I am glad it’s over.  Every year, I spend 20 weeks in training for … Continue reading

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Day 6 Week 20 – Marathon Eve

  Back in Erie, PA again.  This time I am staying farther away from the Presque Isle State Park where the race gonna take place.  Closer by hotels were all booked this year.  But fortunately,  I have the support of … Continue reading

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Day 5 Week 20 – Tapering

  Marathon Training 30 min easy run, overcast, cool & 67 degree Tapering In anticipating the Erie marathon this Sunday, I have been cutting back on my routines and putting things on the back-burner: the bushes around the house are … Continue reading

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Day 4 Week 20 – How I ( Can’t) Sleep 

  Marathon Training Meditation & yoga stretch, no running How I ( Can’t) Sleep  It’s 10:30 pm and like clockwork I change into my pajama, get into my bed and pull up the blanket.  Sleep is a habit says conventional … Continue reading

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