Tag Archives: running

Day 4 Week 2 – Myths About Running Marathon

38 minutes (approx 4 miles), sunny &  mid 60s A common question I hear when people learned I run marathons is how are my knees or joints?  The question is understandable because our knees and joints often get abused. Sometimes … Continue reading

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Day 3 Week 2 – The Magic Of Training

48 min. (approx. 5 miles), cloudy and cool, 58 degree. Lo and behold the wind kicked up today and swept away any remnant heat from overnight.  Yesterday’s temperature of 81 degree was clipped two notches to the 60’s today.  Without … Continue reading

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Day 1 Week 2 – Know Your Pace

38 min. (approx 4 miles) + striders Starting too fast is a common mistake for marathoners.  Being there, done that.  So prevalent in fact, even elite runner is not immune from it.  Just ask Hayley Carruthers. Carruthers finished 18th in … Continue reading

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Day 2 Week 1 – 2019 Training Strategy Overview

28 minutes (approx. 3 miles), sunny & mid 50s. Today’s forecast has high temp in the 80s.  On days like this, I run early to avoid the heat and ultraviolet rays. And as a general rule, I prefer running early … Continue reading

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Day 1 Week 1 – On Better Quality Training

38 minutes (approx. 4 miles) incl/ fartlek; cool breeze & 54 degree Fahrenheit. Coach Greg McMillan (of the McMillan Calculator fame) suggests that training by minutes instead of miles provides more quality and consistent training for runners.  The concept is … Continue reading

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Reblog: Runners’ Pedicure: Give Your Feet a Little Tune-Up to Stave Off Running-Related Problems

Is pedicure good for runners?  That is a subject I have been pondering for a long time.  Not that I want to be a beautiful feet model. But with the mileage runners go through, our feet take a lot of … Continue reading

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Running With The Master

Last year Gene Dykes ran a sub-3 marathon (2 hours 54 minutes and 23 second to be exact). He was 70 years old and broke the age group (70 – 74) record held by the great Ed Whitlock (2.54:48) when … Continue reading

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Spring Break Run

Stepped outside and the air was refreshingly cool.  Refreshing because I did not need my gloves, windbreaker, or other shields to protect me from the weather elements.  In fact, my tank top and shorts was the perfect choices for my … Continue reading

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Connecting To My Heavier Self

During off season, the luxury of eating without worrying is a thing of the past.  Like everyone else, I eat and gain weight.  Without the training regiment to burn off excess calories, whatever I put in my mouth eventually shows … Continue reading

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Reblog: 5 Cold-Weather Running Myths

The official winter starts in three days (for northern hemisphere).  Whether you are hardcore runner or casual jogger, the five cold-weather running myths busters by MapMyRun provides useful tips. Tips like hydration, layering, starting  your running into the wind, so … Continue reading

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