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Day 3  Week 3 – Finishing Strong!

5 miles, easy pace the first 2 miles and the last mile with a steady run for mile 3 & 4, sunny & 65 degree. I experienced the marathon fading described by the Greg McMillan article in my Harrisburg Marathon … Continue reading

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Day 3 Week 1 – Steady Run In Base Training

4 miles, easy pace with a steady run for mile 3 (my split: 9:14, 9:00, 7:41, 9:15) , overcast & 57 degree.  It should be obvious from my splits that I injected a steady run within today’s easy runs. The … Continue reading

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Overcoming A Ho-hum Day

A cloudy, showery day.  Kinda reminded me of Seattle.  Peeking out the window, couldn’t see the drizzles but the street was wet.  I waited until noon for the temperature to warm up a bit and the weather pattern to break.  … Continue reading

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Easing Back

Reluctant as I was, I got out my warm bed and resumed my Saturday long run this morning.  Temperature was 26 degree Fahrenheit. Few runners were out on the trail in the frigid cold.  Not surprising. My run totaled nine miles.  … Continue reading

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Reblog: Runners Are Weird?

We may be “weird” but are having the time of our life.  Email below from Tony Pallota of RunnersConnect.net touches so many traits that runners share. Hope you enjoy it!   Hi Terry Runners are weird. Strange. Abnormal. At least … Continue reading

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Day 4 Week 20 – Taper Transition

3 mile easy, cloudy, 51 degree Fahrenheit It was one of those Seattle-like days here in Washington, D.C.  Gray and cloudy sky.  Drizzling all day.  Not a day for sunbathing that’s for sure. I did manage to catch a break … Continue reading

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Day 2 Week 20 – Cold Weather Running

5 mile easy, 45 degree Fahrenheit, cold. While no white smoke coming out of my mouth this morning, I felt what a cold, finger numbing run it was.  The run, I told myself, in a way could be a preview … Continue reading

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Day 5 Week 19 – “Groundhog Day” In Real Life

Rest/ Off day. Ever watch the movie, “Groundhog Day” where the main character wakes up everyday to the same day?  That’s sorta how I feel.  Here I am.  Being 9 days away from the Harrisburg marathon, this is the last … Continue reading

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Day 3 Week 19 – Taper Interlude

6 mile easy, 47 degree Fahrenheit Things I do during taper: Long & plenty sleep –  My body is insatiable for sleep.  Nap all day long, if I could.  Also, the colder temperature seems ideal for hibernation.  Despite all the … Continue reading

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Day 1 Week 19 – The Last Hard Workout

6 mile at marathon pace, 1 mile warm up & cool down, 48 degree, chilly & windy Today, being 13 days out from the Harrisburg marathon (next Sunday), is the last “hard” workout for me.  This is to ensure that … Continue reading

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