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Week In Review – 19 Nov 2017

One week after the Harrisburg Marathon, I am closing a chapter of my marathon journey while opening another at the same time.  Just in time for the Thanksgiving holiday and the previewing of Christmas and New Year. I say “previewing”  … Continue reading

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Day Of Rest & Reflection

Yesterday was the Harrisburg Marathon, a day unlike most days.  I woke up before the alarm clock set for 5:30 AM.  Went for a quick shake down run and figured the race was going to be a chilly start. Later, … Continue reading

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Day 6 Week 20 – Marathon Eve 2017

15 minute run easy. Well here it is.  The time has come.  Arrive in Harrisburg, PA.  Bib pick up and hotel checking are a breeze.  Benefit of a small marathon. Now I am settling in on what I have trained for the … Continue reading

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Day 4 Week 20 – Taper Transition

3 mile easy, cloudy, 51 degree Fahrenheit It was one of those Seattle-like days here in Washington, D.C.  Gray and cloudy sky.  Drizzling all day.  Not a day for sunbathing that’s for sure. I did manage to catch a break … Continue reading

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Day 3 Week 20 – Marathon Taper Progress

4 mile easy, 47 degree Fahrenheit During today’s 4 mile easy run, my legs feel good.  No aches nor pain.  I have been waiting for this day.  With 4 days to go, it is finally happening.  Also a sign that … Continue reading

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Day 2 Week 20 – Cold Weather Running

5 mile easy, 45 degree Fahrenheit, cold. While no white smoke coming out of my mouth this morning, I felt what a cold, finger numbing run it was.  The run, I told myself, in a way could be a preview … Continue reading

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Day 1 Week 20 – Weather & Race Effect

  2 mile warm up, 3 mile marathon pace, 1 mile cool down, 60 degree Fahrenheit.  Pleasant running weather. Wow, what a perfect morning for marathon if the marathon were today.  It was cloudy, cool, around 60 degree.  Ideal for … Continue reading

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Week In Review – 5 Nov 2017

Total miles ran this week: 32 Marathon tapering is both physical and mental.  After all we are a holistic entity.  One affects the other.  So when the time came for the Last Hard Workout during my taper, its impact is … Continue reading

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Day 4 Week 19 – My Evolving Marathon Pace

2 X 3 mile @ MP w/ 3 min rest, 1 mile warm up & cool down During the taper, I have been honing in on my marathon pace including today’s interval workout.  It seems finally that my marathon pace … Continue reading

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Day 3 Week 19 – Taper Interlude

6 mile easy, 47 degree Fahrenheit Things I do during taper: Long & plenty sleep –  My body is insatiable for sleep.  Nap all day long, if I could.  Also, the colder temperature seems ideal for hibernation.  Despite all the … Continue reading

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