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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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Week In Review – 22 Apr 2018

Three weeks into April.  Temperatures here in Washington DC have been between the high 30’s to low 60’s.  Safe to say the threat of snowstorm is passed.  Also passed is the U.S. tax filing deadline for 2017 but not without … Continue reading

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Benchmarking

  It is late Friday night, many are celebrating the weekend, but not me.  I am here alone thinking about my Parkrun 5 K race tomorrow. Since my last marathon in November I have been “off-season.”  Tomorrow’s 5 K will … Continue reading

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Erie Marathon

I have decided to run the Erie Marathon in Erie, Pennsylvania on 9 September 2018.  Because the early September race date, my 20 week training will start next week.  Hoohoo. The marathon course is around the Presque Isle State Park … Continue reading

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Better Tools, Better Work

Nowadays tools are getting more sophisticated.  Smart machines are not only replacing low skill, routine jobs (e.g. cashier, teller, typist), they are pushing into the mid- to higher end of the service sectors like information exchange and financial transaction. Growth … Continue reading

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Learning Should Be Fun

Key words are “should be.” When was the last time that you remember learning was fun? While not everyone agrees, I contend that fun should be the adjective part of our learning process.  We learn better while having fun.  At least don’t … 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 3 Week 20 – Marathon Taper Progress

4 mile easy, 47 degree Fahrenheit During today’s 4 mile easy run, my legs feel good.  No aches nor pain.  I have been waiting for this day.  With 4 days to go, it is finally happening.  Also a sign that … Continue reading

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Day 1 Week 20 – Weather & Race Effect

  2 mile warm up, 3 mile marathon pace, 1 mile cool down, 60 degree Fahrenheit.  Pleasant running weather. Wow, what a perfect morning for marathon if the marathon were today.  It was cloudy, cool, around 60 degree.  Ideal for … Continue reading

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