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Day 4 Week 1 – Run By Feel, Part 2

29 minutes (approx. 3 miles), cloudy & mid 60s This morning’s 3 mile easy pace run was not so easy.  The culprit?  A not-so-good night of sleep.  I woke up in the middle of the night and had a hard … Continue reading

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Day 3 Week 1 – My Life (Back) In Training

38 minutes (approx 4 mile),  cloudy & low 60’s Just last week, I was off season.  Now three days into my marathon training, how has my life changed (besides the format of my post titles)?  In a way, my surrounding … Continue reading

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Day 2 Week 1 – 2019 Training Strategy Overview

28 minutes (approx. 3 miles), sunny & mid 50s. Today’s forecast has high temp in the 80s.  On days like this, I run early to avoid the heat and ultraviolet rays. And as a general rule, I prefer running early … Continue reading

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Day 1 Week 1 – On Better Quality Training

38 minutes (approx. 4 miles) incl/ fartlek; cool breeze & 54 degree Fahrenheit. Coach Greg McMillan (of the McMillan Calculator fame) suggests that training by minutes instead of miles provides more quality and consistent training for runners.  The concept is … Continue reading

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Quality Sleep?

I have bad sleep patterns.  A nemesis that I have been dealing with for a while.  With my marathon training set to start in two weeks, imperative to remedy my poor sleeps.  Otherwise, it will impact the effectiveness of my … Continue reading

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Schooling of Politicians

The new 116th Congress has only been in session less than three months.   But some of  the  freshmen class are already making news lately.  Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilham Omar, and Rashida Tlaib are three names come to mind lately. I would … Continue reading

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Reblog: Nutrition Against Aging

As much as I hate to admit, getting older does take a toll on my body.  Besides training methods, nutrition has become an indispensable part of maintaining or improving my running performance. Here are the main concerns of aging and … Continue reading

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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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