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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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Week In Review – 5 Nov 2017

Total miles ran this week: 32 Marathon tapering is both physical and mental.  After all we are a holistic entity.  One affects the other.  So when the time came for the Last Hard Workout during my taper, its impact is … Continue reading

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Day 4 Week 19 – My Evolving Marathon Pace

2 X 3 mile @ MP w/ 3 min rest, 1 mile warm up & cool down During the taper, I have been honing in on my marathon pace including today’s interval workout.  It seems finally that my marathon pace … 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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Day 3 Week 18 – City Running

  tempo interval 2 x 2 mile (16 min) with 4 minute rest, 1 mile warm up & cool down Tempo intervals in the city.  Which meant I had to dodge traffics, people, and stop for traffic signals.  Knowing this, … Continue reading

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Day 2 Week 18 – Self Coaching

8 mile easy Like many runners, I coach myself.  Have been for awhile. The advantage of self-coaching is that no one else knows ourselves better.  Private battles like determination, doubt & fear, and other mental drama are mysterious to others … 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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