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Recovery – Healthy Breakfast with Avocados and Continuous Home Remedies on Plantar Fasciitis

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Second week of recovery. While working on my cardio in cycling class, I’ve decided to revisit my diet as well. It isn’t a drastic overhaul of my diet yet, but it surely is the beginning. This is something that I am going to do more research of and evaluate in the weeks to come as I am slowly recovering from my foot injury. Read More…

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Week 18: Hill Running, Recovery and Tapering

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Since last Sunday’s Ventura Marathon training run, I feel more relaxed and less anxious about the upcoming races, which is a great thing. However, the training run was so taxing on my body, this whole week was sort of spent on recovery, which is still continuing, in fact. It took almost 2 days for my legs to function normally. Now that the Santa Rosa Marathon is only 2 weeks away, it is time to concentrate on tapering. Read More…

Week 12 – Fatigue, Lack of Motivation and 700 Miles

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One of those days, or weeks where fatigue doesn’t subside quickly enough to make you feel like dragging everything and that it goes further to dampen your spirit. It seems like nothing really works to snap out of it. And that’s what happened to me. The past week was a disappointing week on a few levels, and I am glad that now I have left it all behind. Read More…

Week 10 – Motivation, Challenges and Bounce Back

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This past week had some challenges. One of those days when the level of self-motivation hits the bottom snuck up on me in the middle of the week. It was heavily influenced by the serious long day at work, and even though I bounced right back up and caught up with the next day’s mileage, the pressure on keeping up with the weekly mileage was mounting. Read More…

Month in Review – May: Endurance Building and Speed Training

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The month of May meant endurance and speed training. As I look back, it swung by so fast that it felt like it disappeared in a blink of an eye. But as fast-paced as it came and went, I am glad that the progress that I made was not insignificant – laying down another layer of solid foundation called endurance. And the cool temperature helped in a great deal. Read More…

Week 8 – Strength Training and VDOT O2

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This week turned out to be quite the opposite of what I had in mind in terms of the scheduled runs. Although I ran only just over 30 miles this week, my focus was actually on strength training and recovery as the weekend long runs are seriously getting longer by every other weekend. Read More…

500 Miles

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I reached a small milestone today. 500 miles! Of course, my goal for this year is to run 1,100 miles, so it means only 45% of the total mileage, and another 600 more miles to run to achieve my goal, but as a matter of fact, I am sticking to my 20-week program, and based on the amount of mileage that I am supposed to run with it, I’ll probably achieve my goal early September, if not, before the Boston Marathon Registration opens. I am pumped up and going to keep the momentum going to successfully complete this program! And the end result is the Boston Marathon qualification. Read More…