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Day 4 Week 5 – Sleepless In . . .

  4 miles easy pace with steady on mile 3, sunny & 71 degree A tenet of any exercise/ training programs is the overload & recovery cycle.  While I am fine with my running (overloading), getting consistent good night of … Continue reading

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Day 1 Week 5 – “Down Week”

  No running today.  I am nursing two blisters, one on each foot, from the long run this past Saturday.  I move today’s 3 miler to tomorrow to buy me time so the blisters have a chance to heal. Serendipitously, … Continue reading

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Day 2 Week 3 – Post-travel Recovery

3 miles easy pace, sunny & 65 degree Returned home late last night from my son’s graduation and helping him moved out of his apartment.  Woo-hoo, a major accomplishment. But not realizing how exhausting the past a couple days had … Continue reading

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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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2017 Marathon Postscripts

After the Harrisburg marathon on Sunday, I did not run one iota until today.  Heeding the advise of rest and recovery, I practiced yoga one day.  Staying close to the ground, I gently stretched my legs and hips.  And they … 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 1 Week 18 – Marathon Taper Begins

first 3 miles @ marathon pace, second 3 miles as fast as possible, 2 mile warm up, 1 mile cool down Week 18 marks beginning of my three-week taper for the upcoming Harrisburg marathon in November.  Objectives of my tapering are … Continue reading

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Day 2 Week 16 – Recovery, Recovery, Recovery

  6 mile recovery run, humid, 75 degree Fahrenheit Wouldn’t you know it? My legs were sluggish this morning.  Remnant of yesterday’s hill-to-tempo workout which made the recovery run today albeit more difficult and yet more beneficial. Difficult because my … Continue reading

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Day 3 Week 14 – The Dead-leg Syndrome

Rest/ Off Day – Yoga Waking up this morning, my legs were like someone else’ – they did not follow what I normally do which is going out for a run.  They did not even want to get out of … Continue reading

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Day 3 Week 5 – Finding My Training Niche

6 miles easy + 4 x 20 sec strides, 63-68 degree My legs have recovered from the Monday’s hill sprints.  They felt good for today’s 6 miles (9:30 pace) and the striders.  And tomorrow’s steady run will continue the aerobic … Continue reading

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