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Day 1 Week 17 – Getting Ready For Racing

8 mile easy pace + 6 strides, cool & 71 degree Entering the last week of my Marathon Specific Phase, I feel recovered from the Saturday’s 21 miles run.  My body shows no sign of fatigue as if my empty”tank” … Continue reading

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Day 2 Week 13 – What To Do On Rest Days?

6 miles easy pace, sunny & 78 degree When it comes to rest days, there is a tendency, at least for me, to do nothing and just let it all hang out.  After all don’t we deserve it?   Certainly, do-nothing … Continue reading

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Day 6 Week 12 – Long Run Day Double

19 solo miles (207 minutes), sunny & 78 degree The concept of long run day double is to give the already fatigued legs an active recovery. Does it work?  Well, I ran 19 miles this morning and my legs are … Continue reading

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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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