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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
245.600.000.000.00245.60
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.100.000.000.007.10

7.1 mi

Lunch run.  Breathing and energy still get out of whack during the 20-40 minute mark of every run.  I tried focusing on relaxation, belly breathing, and respiration rate.  The easiest solution I've found is taking a 60 sec. walk break around the 30 minute point.  Feels like my heart resets and I can then breath and run more freely afterward.  Now I wonder if this walk break will become a permanent part of my running?

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.600.000.000.0010.60

10.6 mi

All miles done at 8:45 - 9:30 pace.  A couple short walking breaks (30 sec) during, first one at 55 min. mark.  This is going to be a long project.

Now time to watch our youngest daughter play some soccer!

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.000.000.000.000.00

Food borne illness. No run today unless I count sprints to the bathroom.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
1.700.000.000.001.70

1.7 mi

I was feeling decent so went out for a slow jog this morning, but quickly had a code brown alert forcing me to turn around and race home to make it to the bathroom.  Close call!

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
1.700.000.000.001.70

Same thing as yesterday. This is getting old!

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
13.000.000.000.0013.00

8 + 5 mi

Finally systems are back to normal.  Quick weights workout after second run.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.000.000.000.008.00

8 mi

Morning run, jog, or walk. Whatever I feel like.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
12.900.000.000.0012.90

12.9 mi

Jogged the whole way and focused on total time, not miles. Not a great week, but that's the way it goes. Body weight was post run.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.200.000.000.006.20

6.2 mi

Last 15 minutes in Vibrams. Followed by weights.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
13.500.000.000.0013.50

8.5 + 5 mi

All done super easy. Legs were tired from weights yesterday.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
13.000.000.000.0013.00

8 + 5 mi

Really enjoying the miles today.  Low stress and no pace keeping.  Hamstrings are still sore from weights on Sunday, but don't feel them while running.  Did a couple of sets of weights after today's second run.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.100.000.000.007.10

7.1 mi

Glorious day for a run.  Feels like I'm making progress everyday, but weather has been really good and temps are cool.

 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
13.000.000.000.0013.00

8 + 5 mi

Second run had some faster paces during last 2 miles.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
13.300.000.000.0013.30

8.1 + 5.2 mi

Slow and easy with some pickups whenever I felt really good.  Bodyweight is knocking on the door to 180s.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
13.900.000.000.0013.90

13.9 mi

Tough run, jog, shuffle, and walk. knew I was in for it with the combination of higher volume this week and a dew-point at 70 this morning. I just can't handle high humidity because of my body size and sweat rate. Plus in a sleepy stupor I forgot to carry water. Dumb mistake and dangerous as I lost 7-8 lbs of water weight or more than 3.5% of my total bodyweight during this run. I simply had to incorporate walk breaks during last 45 minutes.  

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
13.600.000.000.0013.60

8 + 5 mi

The usual trips. Paying more attention to hydration needs for sure!

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
13.100.000.000.0013.10

8 + 5 mi

Much cooler out.  Included some pickup surges during the second run.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

6 mi

On the treadmill because threat of rain. Mixed in some faster pickups.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
13.400.000.000.0013.40

8 + 5 mi

Surprised becuase I feel slow and out of sorts but my times are getting faster.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.000.000.000.008.00

8 mi

Morning run and now off to the IL state track meet to watch my daughter throw the shot put. 

Yay! She placed 5th out of 50 girls!

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.100.000.000.0010.10

10 mi

A run on the trail while waiting on daughter at vball practice. Slow the first half and faster the second half.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.300.000.000.007.30

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
12.100.000.000.0012.10

7 + 5 mi

Weights after second run.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
11.000.000.000.0011.00

6 + 5 mi

I drank some homemade sports drink right before the second run and ended up with an insulin bonk at the 1.5 mi mark. As usual it lasts for about 1.5 mi so I'm good at the 3 mi point. Feels terrible. When will I learn to stay away from sugar before a run.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
11.000.000.000.0011.00

11 mi

Busy day so squeaked in one run after work while daughter was at vball practice. Caught in a rain storm so it was a wet trip.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.000.000.000.005.00

5 mi

A total sweat fest on a hotel tm. No AC in the room.  Felt like I was melting.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
245.600.000.000.00245.60
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