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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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Day 3 Week 20 – A Black & White Day

  Marathon Training 45 min (incl 16 min tempo), sunny & 75 degree A Black & White Day Today is what I call a “black & white” day.  Not a cloud in the sky. The sun is beaming straight down … Continue reading

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Day 2 Week 20 – Final Week

  Marathon Training 2 easy miles plus 6 strides, sunny & 76 degree Final Week Here I am, Week 20!  Erie Marathon in 5 days.  For the last two and half week, I have been running less volume. Mostly just … Continue reading

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Day 1 Week 20 – Why Sacrifice?

  Marathon Training Cross Training – Yoga stretch Why Sacrifice? Sacrifice is not rational. Who in their right mind would give up a greater value for a lesser one or none in return?  And if the return has greater value, … Continue reading

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Week In Review – 1 Sep 2019

September has arrived.  So is the cooler weather.  Maybe by only a few degrees but the feeling of season’s transition is in the air and unmistakable.  Not to mention, we are reminded by back-to-school, Labor Day Sale, and other social … Continue reading

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Day 6 Week 19 – Recovering Mind & Body

  Marathon Training 12 mi incl 6 @ goal pace; Sunny & 75 degree Recovering Mind & Body My body is drained from all the running of the past weeks (accumulated fatigues from my marathon training). Since body is one … Continue reading

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