Tag Archives: Marathon Training

First Chinese trail run race report

Way, way back in February, I ran a trail half marathon, in the mountains of NW Beijing. It was called Aijiang Mountain cross country race. Here is the race report. Previously, I’ve only run one “trail” race, a full marathon … Continue reading

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Running derailed by an ear

Last August, my running was delayed by a health issue, I’ve been reluctant to discuss it. Wasn’t sure how much, if any information I wanted to share…. I was training for the Beijing marathon last summer. I was feeling good, … Continue reading

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Summer runs

(playing catch up, finally finishing posting from the past) After the Great Wall marathon, I followed my standard routine- spent a few weeks eating whatever I want, gaining too much weight and taking it easy jogging. When the family left … Continue reading

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Great Wall marathon training

Just ten days until the Great Wall Marathon. I am half way through “the taper.” No madness yet. Today’s run was a tough one, likely my last tough one. A 20min easy warm up, 10x1min ‘fast’ with 2min recovery and … Continue reading

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Heading to Eugene

It’s been a LONG 23 week training cycle for this marathon. Started way back in Dec 2014 and I think this cycle has been the most unique of all my marathons. First starters, I’ve never trained more than 18 weeks. … Continue reading

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NYC marathon-fun with numbers

Somehow my email is now in the possession of the NYC marathon, which is odd since I’ve never registered to run the race. And naturally, they spam me with miscellaneous emails from time to time. But the other day, the … Continue reading

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Looking at the other side of the NYC marathon

I still haven’t decided what will be my next marathon. Been reading reviews and checking out elevation charts of races, mostly ones I’ve never heard one, in the west and mid west for next Spring. I’d prefer to drive but … Continue reading

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Boston may change the qualifying times, again

Just came across this Runner’s World article. 1,900 Boston 2015 Qualifiers did NOT get into the race. (And I’m one of them). Looks like the BAA ‘review’ of the registration process means they will change the qualifying times again. Make … Continue reading

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Boston can wait.

This is the email I received 9/24 from the Boston Marathon…. I missed getting into the race by 31 seconds!! Yes, initially, I was disappointed, angry, even disgusted. I raced fast enough to qualify, how can I not get in??? … Continue reading

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Married to a runner

I read a few other runner’s blog but this one I likely spend the most time with. Good sense of humor as she juggles family life with spending heaps of hours training. Although we have several things in common, the … Continue reading

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