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January 2009

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Location:

Rochester,IL,USA

Member Since:

Aug 10, 2008

Gender:

Male

Goal Type:

Other

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.

Personal:

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: 26.90 Year: 876.74
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
269.9011.004.503.75289.15
Asics 2130 Red Miles: 208.652130 Orange Miles: 80.50
Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.000.001.001.0010.00

AM:  Easy run 4 mi on the treadmill.  A little tired after last night.  Need to hydrate today.

PM:  On the treadmill again for convenience sake.  Ran 2 mi brisk pace, 1 mi threshold pace, 3 min rest, 1 mi 5K-10K pace, and finished at brisk pace (7:18 overall pace).   Felt like a slug throughout most of it, but toughed it out and felt tons better afterwards.

Asics 2130 Red Miles: 10.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
15.000.000.000.0015.00

Well, this run reminded me of the benefit of having a treadmill this time of year.  Ran on a bike trail covered in ice 30% of the time.  Not a big deal.  It was about 30 dg and sunny.  Felt great on the way out, but on the way back I was running into a stiff wind.  It felt like a wind chill in the teens and with a good sweat worked up I was absolutely freezing.  Obviously, I was ill prepared to confront that kind of wind chill clothing wise, but I thought the temp and sun combo would rule.  Wrong!  Being use to running in mostly indoor temps didn't help.  Lonely 15 mi run (7:53 avg).

Asics 2130 Red Miles: 15.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.000.000.000.008.00

Progression run 8 mi on the treadmill with 0.25 mi hills throughout.

2130 Orange Miles: 8.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
11.000.000.000.0011.00

AM:  Slow 4 mi on treadmill + Strength training.

PM:  Easy progression to 7:30 pace (8:03 avg).  Sunny and in the 30s.  Still icy in spots.

Asics 2130 Red Miles: 7.002130 Orange Miles: 4.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments(6)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
12.400.000.000.0012.40

Easy run of 12 mi (8:13 avg).  Legs were stiff from yesterday's strength training.  Honestly, I felt kind of pathetic because a run like this was easier a couple months ago, but this time of year miles are miles.  Temp was around 30 and finally no wind.  Now we need to get rid of all the ice.

Asics 2130 Red Miles: 12.40
Weight: 0.00
Comments(1)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.000.000.000.005.00

Easy run of 5 mi on the treadmill after work.  After an 11 hr day at the office that's all I could mentally muster.

2130 Orange Miles: 5.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
11.000.000.000.0011.00

Easy run of 11 mi gradually progressing to a 7:10-7:20 pace and holding it there for the last 3-4 miles. (7:40 avg)

Asics 2130 Red Miles: 11.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
16.000.000.000.0016.00

Easy run of 16 mi before another storm rolls in (7:40 avg).  I felt miserable the last 4 mi because it feels like I'm hosting another illness.  The kids just got over streph throat.  Man, I don't want that stuff.

Asics 2130 Red Miles: 16.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments(2)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.000.000.000.005.00

Slow run on treadmill 5 mi (8:00+ avg).  That's all I could squeeze in today.  Doing daddy duty this weekend while the first lady is out of town.

2130 Orange Miles: 5.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
12.000.001.000.0013.00

AM: Slow progression 5 mi to 7:40 pace + Strength training.  Feeling stronger again.

PM: Progression 8 mi to 7:00 pace, gradually moving down to 6:00 during last mile.  More snow to shovel after work tonight.

Asics 2130 Red Miles: 8.002130 Orange Miles: 5.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
12.500.000.000.0012.50

AM: Progression run 10 mi with various hills during last 5 miles (8:00 avg).

PM: Easy 2.5 mi while testing out something on the treadmill.

 

Asics 2130 Red Miles: 10.002130 Orange Miles: 2.50
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

Weather is terrible so it was mill time again.  Easy 6 mi with some rolling 0.25 mi hills (7:52 avg).  Not much else to report.

Asics 2130 Red Miles: 6.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.750.002.001.2514.00

AM: Easy run of 5 mi on the treadmill (8:10 avg) + Strength training

PM: Miserably cold and snow packed outside so I decided on the mill again (2% incline).  Easy pace 3 mi + tempo pace 2 mi + interval pace 1 mi + easy pace 3 mi w/ some short hill charges (8%) @ 10K pace (7:20 overall).  Watched "What About Bob?".

Asics 2130 Red Miles: 5.002130 Orange Miles: 9.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments(1)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.000.000.000.005.00

Slow recovery run (8:19 avg).

2130 Orange Miles: 5.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
18.000.000.000.0018.00

Ran 18 mi easy, but had to stop at mile 13 for a snack as I was on empty (7:50 avg).  The bottoms of my feet and every muscle on the back side of my body are fatigued.  Temps were warmer, but still very windy outside.  This weather is the pits.

Asics 2130 Red Miles: 18.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments(2)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.000.000.000.008.00

Easy 8 mi with 10 x 25-30 sec. pickups (7:30 avg).  I had the stomach flu Sat. night and yesterday.  Probably a reason I felt a little off during my long run on Sat. morning.  This will be a cutback week.

2130 Orange Miles: 8.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments(1)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
12.250.000.000.0012.25

AM: Progression run of 5 mi to 7:30 pace + Strength training.  Surprisingly, no muscle soreness since bouncing back from flu and dehydration.

PM: Brisk 7.25 mi run over a route containing all kinds of hills (7:46 avg).  I felt really sluggish in the beginning and end of this run.  Temps in the 20s with full sun.

Asics 2130 Red Miles: 7.252130 Orange Miles: 5.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

Easy run 6 mi (8:00 avg).  It's getting warmer :)

Asics 2130 Red Miles: 6.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
12.000.000.000.0012.00

AM: Progression to 7:30 pace over 4 mi + Strength training.  Really tired this morning.

PM: Ran 8 mi over a hilly course (7:43 avg) during lunch hour.  Temps in 30s with full sun.  Sloppy sidewalks so I had to keep slowing down at times.  That's "ok" though since I'm not in a real push phase yet.  Back to the desk.

Asics 2130 Red Miles: 8.002130 Orange Miles: 4.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

Slower run of 6 mi on the treadmill (8:00 avg).  I wussed out since temps are dropping outside and it's very windy.

2130 Orange Miles: 6.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.0010.000.000.0014.00

Really cold outside today (below zero) so it was treadmill time once again.  Ran easy 2 mi + PMP 10 mi (6:53 avg)  + Easy 2 mi (7:16 avg overall).  I felt pretty good during the tempo phase and my heart rate remained reasonable even as I cranked up the incline.  The strange thing is I didn't feel very good once I slowed down for the final 2 mi cooldown.

Asics 2130 Red Miles: 14.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments(4)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
12.000.000.000.0012.00

AM: Slow progression run of 5 mi on the treadmill (8:22 avg).  Might be able to get outside later in the week.  More snow coming tonight.

PM: Progression run of 7 mi on the treadmill (7:45 avg).

Asics 2130 Red Miles: 12.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments(1)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.000.000.501.5012.00

AM: Slow progression run of 5 mi on treadmill (8:18 avg) + strength training.  Feeling worn down for some reason, but stuck with it.

PM: On the treadmill again. Easy 20 min + 5 x 2 min @ 10K pace (4% incline) with 3 min RI + Easy 1 mi + Tempo 0.5 mi (1.5% incline). Legs felt more lively compared to this morning.

Asics 2130 Red Miles: 5.002130 Orange Miles: 7.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

Recovery run 6 mi. during lunch hour.  Knees were a little stiff this morning, but gradually felt better during the morning.

Asics 2130 Red Miles: 6.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.001.000.000.0011.00

AM: Lazy run of 4 miles (8:30 avg) + Strength training.  I don't feel like going to work today either.

PM: Easy run of 7 mi (7:49 avg) with last mile at PMP.  Finally warming up outside.

Asics 2130 Red Miles: 4.002130 Orange Miles: 7.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.000.000.000.008.00

Easy run 8 mi oustide (7:56 avg), legs felt flat due to treadmill running over the past several weeks.  I felt good on the hills, but I could tell I've lost some economy/efficiency while running on the flats.

Asics 2130 Red Miles: 8.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
20.000.000.000.0020.00

Easy 20 mi run by myself over a course with several long hills.  I ran an out and back so I hit the same long steep hills through out the entire run.  Legs were fatigued and felt sluggish on the hills at the end.  I could also tell my feet aren't use to the sidewalks, but my shoes are getting up there in miles.

Asics 2130 Red Miles: 20.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
269.9011.004.503.75289.15
Asics 2130 Red Miles: 208.652130 Orange Miles: 80.50
Weight: 0.00
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