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December 08, 2019

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Member Since:

Aug 10, 2008



Goal Type:


Running Accomplishments:

Marathon PR - 3:05 (3:06 at Boston)

Completed a dozen marathons and a handful of 50 mile ultras.

Short-Term Running Goals:

Make a come back from setbacks and build aerobic base. Pacemaker implant for Symptomatic Bradycardia in 2016.  Cardiac ablation for SVT in 2019.

Long-Term Running Goals:

Lose about 50-60 lbs. and maybe complete another marathon.


Enjoy doing stuff I wasn't built to do.  Married with children, and two fluffy dogs. 

Has not God made foolish the wisdom of the world?  1 Cor. 1:20

Oh give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; for his steadfast love endures forever! Psalm 118:29

Miles:This week: 0.00 Month: 0.00 Year: 876.74
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance

Ran an out and back on a bike trail this morning.  I didn't want to make stops but had to since the line on my Camelbak kept freezing and I had to blow hard to get the ice out.  Chest still hurts.  I hope to make progress on that this weekend.

3:01:00 22 mi - 8:14 avg

2140 Red Miles: 22.00
Weight: 0.00
From jtshad on Fri, Mar 13, 2009 at 13:17:02 from

Wow, nice run in the cold!! Hope you can figure out the chest issues. Nothing too serious I hope (just don't like the sound of 'chest pain').

From Robert on Fri, Mar 13, 2009 at 13:25:00 from

Thanks Jeff. My chest issue is on the surface, but I can't tell if it's my pec muscle that is torn or ligaments between some ribs. It's so loacalized that it feels like I got punched or took a baseball there. It smarts when I have to take a deep breath or lift my right arm to lift something in front of me. It's on the right side and I don't think it's cardio related.

From Dave S on Fri, Mar 13, 2009 at 14:02:27 from

Great run! Especially in the cold.

From Robert on Fri, Mar 13, 2009 at 14:24:46 from

Thanks Dave. I just wish I could make progress on this rib cage related injury. Based on what I'm reading it will take some time so anything involving deep breathing (speed work) will not be posible. I'll see how it feels Monday and if it's the same I going to the Dr. for an x-ray. I hate to say this, but running has turned me into a whimp of sorts.

From rockness18 on Fri, Mar 13, 2009 at 17:54:50 from

Robert, glad you plan on checking it out. Hopefully it's nothing too serious...I'm with you on the running thing. I must confess, before my running days, I thought runners were kind of respect level has grown tremendously.

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