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Week 18: Hill Running, Recovery and Tapering

DTLA, downtown LA, evening, late afternoon, great workout,

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…

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Week 17: Lesson That Ventura Marathon Training Run Taught Me

Ventura Marathon, Vantura Pier, Ventura Marathon free training run,

It wasn’t a week with a lot of miles because it was part of tapering weeks. But the Ventura Marathon was holding a couple of training runs before the race, and I decided to give it a try this weekend. Today’s training run for me was only 18 mile long, which is a bit shorter than what I initially hoped to cover, but it also was a good learning lesson in terms of pacing myself. Read More…

Week 9 – Endurance Building, 600-Mile Milestone and 18 Mile Weekend Run

sunset, daily run, training, marathon training, endurance building, one day at a time, enjoy the sunset, bike path, over baseball field, night watch,

Another week for building endurance came and went. As far as how it went down, I must say it was very productive. I exceeded my weekly mileage by 4.5 miles, even after the 18 mile weekend long run. I pushed myself running 7.25 miles 3 days in a row to build endurance. I also remembered to look back at the half marathon time that I had at the Duke City Marathon in ABQ, NM back in 2009, and it was quite interesting to see how far I’ve come in the past less than 6 years. And I am 100 miles closer to this year’s 1,100 mile goal than 18 days ago. Read More…

Month in Review – May: Endurance Building and Speed Training

month in review, marathon training, training,

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…

7th Week of 20-Week Training and Running After Dark

sunset, 16 miles, training, marathon, marathon training, running, long miles, miles,

This week has been very cooperative in terms of weather. The temperature stayed cool mostly throughout the week. As the days are getting longer, the sun is still up even after my long days at work. So it was nice to have a cooler temperature to run. And because this past weekend was another long run weekend, part of me was a bit anxious about it, so I mostly focused on endurance building throughout the week leading up to it. Read More…

5th Week of 20-Week Training and 14 Miles

intervals, hill runs, inteval hill running, sunset, 200 yards, traning, speed, strength, Baldwin Hills, 5k, 10k, 5k pace, 10k pace, marathon, marathon training,

Another week went by, and it marks that the quarter of 20-week training period is now gone. A variety of training filled the past week, starting with the arrivals of the new Asics Kayano 21 running shoes – interval running for speed and strength, 4-6 miles of endurance building and lastly the long run. Plenty to talk about. Read More…

4th Week of 20-Week Training and Ascis Kayano 21 (again)

Road Runner Sport, Siberian Husky, running shoes, Santa Monica, marathon,

Another week came and went. It was the 4th week of the 20 week long training period, and the goal of the week was to maintain the weekly distance, including a Fartlek run. Overall, it was consistent with the previous week’s average pace, but I hope to see some improvement in speed in the next couple of weeks. Read More…