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Erie Marathon Afterthought 2

Almost a week since I ran the Erie marathon, my body is still recovering slowly.  Besides the two 3 mile recovery runs during the week, today’s 7.5 miles is the longest distance I have attempted post marathon. I say “attempted” … Continue reading

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On Marathon Training

 Knowing is not the same as Doing. It can take months of effort to train yourself new habits for your behavior, work that no amount of knowledge can replace.   ~ Scott Berkun, Author Marathoner earns a special spot in my heart.  … Continue reading

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Day 5 Week 20 – Inclement Weather Racing

3 mile easy pace, sunny & 72 degree. Weather forecast for Sunday’s Erie marathon is “heavy rain and windy” with high temperature in the mid-60s.  While not ideal, inclement weather is however manageable while racing. Here are the extra precautions I … Continue reading

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Day 3 Week 20 – Go Ahead & Change the World

2 mile warm up, 3 mile tempo, 1 mile cool down, humid & 79 degree. Ever thinking about changing the world?  Perhaps when you were younger?  But why not now?  Is it too hard?  Is it impossible? Nonsense!   You can … Continue reading

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Day 1 Week 20 – My Marathon Training 2018

4 mile easy + 4 strides, hot & 85 degree. Finally, Week 20 has arrived.  Looking back to April when my Erie Marathon training started, this journey has been quite rewarding. Foremost, I enjoy the miles and miles of hitting … Continue reading

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Week In Review – 26 Aug 2018

Week Nineteen of my Erie Marathon training.  Total miles ran this week: 28.  weight is 147 pounds and resting heart rate 57 beats per minute.  One week to go. A key strategy in achieving marathon success is race pace.  A good pace … Continue reading

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Day 6 week 19 – Carb Loading Time

8 mile easy pace, humid & 78 degree. With the Eric marathon just one week away, I am getting into the final preparations for this event.  Carb, short for carbohydrates, loading is one of such final details. The demand of … Continue reading

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Day 5 Week 19 – Thoughts on Erie Marathon

1 mile warm up & cool down, 4 mile steady pace, sunny & 78 degree. The unofficial end of Summer in the US is the arrival of the Labor Day holiday, next Monday.  It is marked with Back-to-school sales and … Continue reading

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Day 4 Week 19 – Emotional Reasoning

mental preparation & yoga stretch, no running Preparing for a marathon takes more than just running, even though that is a big part of it.  I am getting myself ready for the Erie Marathon by attending to the non-running aspects.  … Continue reading

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Day 2 Week 19 – Heat Wave Break

Cross training, no running. The air conditioning has been running all day.  The poor thing is working overtime against a heat wave that hit the Capital region today. With the daytime high in the 90’s and evening low in the … Continue reading

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