Jogging into oblivion

April 2014

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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
99.720.000.000.0099.72
Weight: 207.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
52.600.000.000.0052.60

Catch up entry for month.

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It has been a while since my last entry. Watching the Boston Marathon today has inspired me to get back into training and post on the FRB. I began a significant cutback in running last fall due to troubling symptoms that kept getting worse (low energy, falling heart rate, exercise intolerance, dizziness, heart palpitations, etc). These have been on and off issues since 2010, but last year was the worst. Went back to the Cardiologist for my third time and was diagnosed with a parasympathetic form of overtraining. Structurally my heart is normal (no blockages or leaky valves). Just a severe case of overtraining in his opinion, that if not stopped could cause more permanent damage. Only solution was to drastically lower training and rest. Doc is not sure if I'll bounce back since it's a very individual matter and recovery time varies. Not what one wants to hear, but I count my blessings regardless.

So just been jogging about 18 miles per week and eating like a champ (see bodyweight below) for the past 6 months. I would like to rebuild my base again, but really not sure what will happen or how my body will react. God willing, the plan is to 1) keep my running low key, 2) avoid the mistakes made before, and 3) have fun in the process. No other plans at this point.

Weight: 207.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.200.000.000.006.20

Awesome weather outside so went out for a run during lunch. Done in about 54 minutes including a 1 minute walk break at 20 minute mark.

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Another easy lunch time jog done in about 55:00. Heart rate was in the 100-120 range. Trying to keep it below 120. It feels better and heart is more responsive to activity, but has only been 3 days.

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Rest day at home, one child down with an ear infection and flu.

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10.300.000.000.0010.30

Felt really good during this run and the weather was perfect.  Took the past two days off to be extra cautious.  Still hoping I can get back to my former glory, but will take a year and still not sure what will happen once I get past 40 miles per week. My real problem is a lack if patience.

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No run, did 30-45 minutes of skipping rope, boxing work, and weights.

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Lunch run of 6 miles.  Windy!  Central IL doesn't have many hills, but has plenty of wind.  I'd rather have the hills because you can see the end.  Legs were a little tired from weights yesterday. 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
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Nice run over lunch. Definitely feeling the effects of the weightlifting I did on Sunday. Glad I kept it light that day. Observation to note on this run was my heart rate and breathing became in sync after about 55 minutes of running. Like a switch was flipped and I became more comfortable.

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Ran on millski during lunch. 4 x 2 min fast with long rest intervals just to mix things up. Resting heart rate at 34 in the morning and 45 in the afternoon. Stays in the 100-120 range during run.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
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Weight: 207.00
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