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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:

Improve consistency and build aerobic base. Pacemaker implant in 2016 for Symptomatic Bradycardia.

Long-Term Running Goals:

Lose about 50-60 lbs. and sub 3 marathon.

Personal:

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: 45.13 Month: 102.95 Year: 1467.97
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
171.800.000.000.00171.80
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
11.000.000.000.0011.00

Ran on a bike trail until I was good and tired, which ended up being 11 miles.  I then walked the last mile.  My feet and right leg were barking.  The extra weight during the break I took is going to take some time to work off.  Once you've earned your endurance you definitely want to fight to keep it.  I didn't and lost out on some things I now have to earn back.  Terrific weather today.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.000.000.000.005.00

I wanted to go a little further, but the bottom of my right foot is tender, a strain from walking around barefoot one morning, and my GI system is not with the running program yet.  So I called it at 5 miles. 

Except for those issues, I feel pretty darn good.  Feels like I'm recovering quickly.  I have plenty of stored nutrients for sure.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.000.000.000.007.00

Ran 7 mi easy with my brother-in-law.  Great day.  Spending time with relatives now.

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Rest day.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.000.000.000.007.00

Covered 7 miles at 7:30-8:00 pace.  My right knee was stiff afterward.  Last time I had this problem I fixed it with some basic strength training, particularly single leg squats.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.000.000.000.007.00

Hot weather conditions.  The most difficult 7 miles I've had in a long time.  Slow pace, but mentally just draining.  I think my body was protesitng the idea of a return to running daily.  I was waiting for one of these days.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.000.000.000.007.00

Wind, cold, and rain. You guessed it, treadmill time. Ran the last 0.5 mile about a minute faster than normal, which means slow instead of really slow.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.000.000.000.007.00

Dealing with some "hot foot" now along with the stiff right knee.  Still able to run, just not in comfort at times.  I keep chugging along with injuries like these.  Other than that, I 'm feeling more alive. 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.000.000.000.007.00

Ran 7 easy followed by strength training. Everything felt great during the run. Feeling stronger.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.500.000.000.006.50

Easy run on the trail with my daughters who were riding bikes.  I was wanting to go farther, but one got really tired so had to turn around.  Not a big deal.

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Rest

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
12.000.000.000.0012.00

Another beauty of a day for a run.  Completed 12 easy with the last mile progressively faster.  Feeling ok for the most part.  I wish classes were over.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.000.000.000.007.00

Started out with some aches and a lighthead.  I ate some pretzels before heading out and doing that always seem to lead to a lighthead and sugar level drag.  Anyway, I stopped at the half way mark to catch my wits and then gradually felt better during the return. 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.000.000.000.007.00

Running followed by some strenth exercise.

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Rest day since my right knee was tight.  ITB needs work.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
11.000.000.000.0011.00

Ran twice in order to give my right knee a break.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.100.000.000.0010.10

Ran some of the hills harder.  Right knee feels better as long as stick with strengthening the area.

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10.000.000.000.0010.00

Did 0.5 mi at a faster pace than usual.

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Ran these much slower at around 9:00 pace.  I had a lot of thoughts swirling around in my head to the point of making the run a little difficult.  Plus I had something to eat shortly before and then was light headed most of the time during the run.  Always happens and I'm sure it's due to my glucose and insulin levels moving around.  

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One of those days where I felt like I could have gone 20+ miles, but I had to get real and take it really slow at the end as my right knee was whining and then barking.  I wish I had a leg extension and curl machine for rehab.  I think that would solve this issue.  We'll see what tomorrow brings.  Might need to break it up into smaller chunks or insert some walking breaks.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
2.200.000.000.002.20

Very easy day of running and then strength training the legs.  Since I don't have a leg extension machine, I did partial sissy squats instead, which really hit the area of my knee trouble.  You have to be very careful while doing those, but I could tell my right quad is weaker.  Hopefully strengthening will clear it up.

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AM:  6 miles

PM: 4 miles

I checked my log and can't believe how much I was running during this same time last year.  Depressing how much I've slipped.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.000.000.000.008.00

Mostly pain free 8 miles.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.000.000.000.005.00

Had to stop for some walking as knee was nagging again.  Frustrated and angry with the world today.  I haven't felt this depressed since my mother passed away over 10 years ago.  I feel stuck not only in running, but in life overall and not being able to run as much as I'd like is not helping.  Feeling like a failure in this life and really being hard on myself.  I just don't understand why all of this is happening.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.000.000.000.005.00

Slow with some walking.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
171.800.000.000.00171.80
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