Monthly Archives: April 2011

Guest Post – Tokyo Marathon 2007 #2

    Marathon          With a population of over 12 million, or about 10 percent of Japan’s population and with a population density of 5,736 persons per square kilometer, Tokyo is by far the country’s most populous … Continue reading

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The Workouts 4/18 – 4/24

4/18 – weights and core toning 4/19 – 5 mile run on treadmill 4/20 – 5 mile run – 1.5 miles on asphalt, 3.5 miles on dirt roads 4/21 – weights and core toning 4/22 – yoga and 4 miles running … Continue reading

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Guest Post – Tokyo Marathon 2007

There are three other marathon runners in my family.  Two are pretty shy and haven’t shared many details of their experiences with me.  The other one ‘started it’ so to speak, and had the great good fortune to live in Japan … Continue reading

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The Workouts 4/11 – 4/17

I need to accept the fact that I don’t feel like training much at all the week after a marathon.  I recognize that I need some recovery time and I don’t want to burn out on my training but it … Continue reading

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It’s a Running Thing

Last Friday I attended the pasta dinner the night before the Eisenhower Marathon in Abilene, Kansas.  This is the first time I have attended a pre race dinner as I usually grab a bite to eat with whomever I made … Continue reading

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The Workouts 4/4 – 4/10

4/4 – yoga 4/5 – 4 miles out and back on asphalt/dirt.  65 degrees, wind about 8 mph. 4/6 – 4 miles out and back on asphalt/dirt. 60 degrees, wind about 12 mph. 4/7 – 3 miles on treadmill 4/8 … Continue reading

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I Like Ike…?

  Warning: Long Post Ahead Race #4 for 2011 is done and done: the Eisenhower Marathon in Abilene, Kansas.  This one was one month after the Little Rock Marathon in March and I must admit I was a bit complacent … Continue reading

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The Words that Move Me

I have a collection of quotes about running that I dip into from time to time for motivation and encouragement.  I’d like to pass some of these along for your own inspirations.  I list these in no particular order and … Continue reading

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Lessons Learned – the First 3 Months

Has it really been 3 months since I started this blog and announced my goal to run a 50 mile ultra marathon this October? It has. Everyday I wonder if I can actually do it.  Everyday I decide that I … Continue reading

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The Workouts 3/28 – 4/3

3/28 – off 3/29 – 5 mile run and yoga – out and back on asphalt. 3/30 – 5 mile run and yoga – out and back on asphalt. 3/31 – 3 mile run (on treadmill) 4/01 – 6 mile … Continue reading

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