Tag Archives: mind-body connection

Week In Review – 26 Aug 2018

Week Nineteen of my Erie Marathon training.  Total miles ran this week: 28.  weight is 147 pounds and resting heart rate 57 beats per minute.  One week to go. A key strategy in achieving marathon success is race pace.  A good pace … Continue reading

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Day 4 Week 13 – Mind & Body Training

6 miles easy pace, pleasant & 76 degree A beautiful morning for my 6 mile run.  What a joy.  My post yesterday, “Does Effort Count?”  has me pondering.  And my answer is a resounding YES.  As a matter of fact, appropriate … Continue reading

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Day 5 Week 7 – Faith In Training?

3 miles easy pace, sunny & 77 degree It took me a while to learn to trust my body when it comes to marathon training.  In the past, I put my faith in the training schedule.  I would follow it … Continue reading

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Day 4 Week 7 – Base Phase Revisited

4 miles easy pace, sunny & 64 degree Thus far my Base phase runs consist of all easy paced workouts with a few variations interspersed, and they are fartleks, steady state, strides, and long run. While they look repetitive and … Continue reading

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Week In Review – 3 Jun 2018

Week six of my Erie Marathon training.  Total miles ran this week: 34.  My weight is 151.4 pounds and resting heart rate 62 beats per minute. Memorial Day Weekend typically kicks off the summer activities.  Along with it comes the heat and … Continue reading

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Day 6 Week 6 – Conditioning

14 miles (146 minutes), cloudy & 69 degree Running a marathon is not as impossible as one imagines if, and this is a big if, the body is conditioned properly.  Generally, a 12 to 20 weeks period is recommended.  I … Continue reading

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Day 2 Week 1 – What Motivates Me

3 miles easy pace, cloudy & 59 degree Rain in the forecast motivates me.  It makes me go out and run (to get ahead of the rain).  Today was such case.  Later on when the dark clouds gathered and precipitation … Continue reading

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Day 1 Week 1 – A New Beginning

  4 miles with fartlek surges. Sunny, 66 degree. Without fanfare, today marks the kick-off for my marathon training.  I am training for the Erie Marathon in September.  That’s why my 20 week training started earlier than usual.  Might as … Continue reading

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Finesse Of Life

In my younger days, speed was my guide.  Get there fast, finish quick, so I can enjoy  the outcome.  There were so much to see and do and yet so little time.  Needless to say that I was impatient and … Continue reading

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What’s To Worry?

It is 12 April.  And if you live in the United States and haven’t filed your taxes, you have something to worry.  Because time is running out with the Internal Revenue Service filing deadline of 17 April 2018, only five … Continue reading

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