Tag Archives: health

Plan for Next Half Marathon

My next race is the San Diego Holiday Half Marathon on December 28th.  It is only 5 weeks away, so I’ve decided not to put a formal training plan together.  Instead, I will run 3 to 4 times a week … Continue reading

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Race Report: 2014 Silver Strand Half Marathon

Time:  1:52:48 Overall:  351 / 1,647 Division (M 40-44):  37 / 89 Gender (M):  244 / 765 My sole goal going into this half marathon was just to finish and avoid any setbacks from a lingering knee injury.  I figured if I … Continue reading

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Sleep

I think we can all agree that sleep is an important component to good health.  However, I think it is much more important than most people realize.  I’ve found that I’m a much better and different person in all areas … Continue reading

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2014 Silver Strand Half Marathon Training Update (Week 10 of 11)

My left knee (MCL) is improving but begins to hurt about 30 to 45 minutes into a run.  This was better than the last two weeks, when the pain started about 15 to 20 minutes into a run.  I switched … Continue reading

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Heath vs Fitness

About a month and a half ago, after reading The Big Book of Endurance Training and Racing by Dr. Philip Maffetone and beginning to make a daily habit of reading Mark’s Daily Apple blog, I’ve started to focus primarily on my overall … Continue reading

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2014 Silver Strand Half Marathon Training Update (Week 9 of 11)

I tried running again today, but the MCL in my left knee began hurting 3 miles into the run and I decided to stop.  I thought with a week of rest, it would get better, but I still seem to … Continue reading

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2014 Silver Strand Half Marathon Training Update (Weeks 4 through 8 of 11)

It’s been five weeks since I last posted. The reason is due to being very busy at work during the end of September, followed by a two week vacation to Japan. As a result, my training has suffered and I’m … Continue reading

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2014 Silver Strand Half Marathon Training Update (Week 3 of 11)

Not a great week of training. Been extremely busy and stressed at work, which seems to bleed into every other facet of my overall well being. I notice when I’m stressed, my motivation and focus to train hard is not … Continue reading

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2014 Silver Strand Half Marathon Training Update (Week 2 of 11)

Solid week of training.  Completed all my planned runs for a total of 28 miles, although the my pace and splits have been relatively slow.  I think this is primarily due to taking some time off from running a while … Continue reading

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2014 Silver Strand Half Marathon Training Update (Week 1 of 11)

I started running again this week after taking a full two weeks off. The first couple runs earlier in the week felt a little off, but I felt great during this morning’s longer run. Taking the time off from running … Continue reading

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