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Letting Go Of Erie

  Almost a month, twenty-five days to be exact, has passed since my incredulous race of  2019, the Erie Marathon.  Most of physical demands from the race have faded.  A slight twinge in my right ankle lingers.  Time to say … Continue reading

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Day 5 Week 20 – Tapering

  Marathon Training 30 min easy run, overcast, cool & 67 degree Tapering In anticipating the Erie marathon this Sunday, I have been cutting back on my routines and putting things on the back-burner: the bushes around the house are … Continue reading

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Day 4 Week 20 – How I ( Can’t) Sleep 

  Marathon Training Meditation & yoga stretch, no running How I ( Can’t) Sleep  It’s 10:30 pm and like clockwork I change into my pajama, get into my bed and pull up the blanket.  Sleep is a habit says conventional … Continue reading

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Day 2 Week 20 – Final Week

  Marathon Training 2 easy miles plus 6 strides, sunny & 76 degree Final Week Here I am, Week 20!  Erie Marathon in 5 days.  For the last two and half week, I have been running less volume. Mostly just … Continue reading

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Day 1 Week 20 – Why Sacrifice?

  Marathon Training Cross Training – Yoga stretch Why Sacrifice? Sacrifice is not rational. Who in their right mind would give up a greater value for a lesser one or none in return?  And if the return has greater value, … Continue reading

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Day 2 Week 19 – Peaking

  Marathon Training 10 x 1 min at 10K pace w/1 min easy jogging breaks + 2 mi warm up & 1 mi cool down; cloudy & 63 degree Peaking During this last phase of my marathon training, peaking as … Continue reading

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Day 3 Week 18 – Dress Rehearsal Sunday

  Marathon Training 58 min (6 mi), sunny & 72 degree Dress Rehearsal This Sunday I have a trial race – the Annapolis 10 miler.  Trial race serves many purposes but foremost as a dress rehearsal for the big race.  … Continue reading

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Week In Review – 18 Aug 2019

Summer is in full swing, and it is sizzling hot outside.  The heat wave is expected to continue until middle of the week.  Lucky me.  Glad to have completed my last long run yesterday.   Confronting finality has a way of … Continue reading

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Day 2 Week 17 – In Current Moment

  Marathon Training 96 min (11 Mi: 8 tempo, 2 warm up, 1 cool down), cloudy & 75 degree Today’s 8 mile tempo run is the longest I have completed and marathon specific.  A hard workout designed to condition my … Continue reading

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Day 6 Week 16 – The Earth Is Melting

  Marathon Training 194 min (18 mi w/ fast finish), pleasant & 70 degree The last four miles of today’s long run was dedicated to the marathon specific workout – Fast Finish Long Run. Super glad that Brandon was running … Continue reading

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