Jogging into oblivion

July 2012

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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
282.680.000.000.00282.68
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No run, but did my normal circuit including jumping rope.  Getting stronger and feel more balanced overall.  I still can't believe I ran and raced for so long with acute muscles pains and weakness.

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15.600.000.000.0015.60

Morning run 8.6 miles.  Injury status: Small aches during miles 3-4.  Think I nearly have this beat, but not sure.

Lunch run 7 miles.  Very hot out so had to stop and walk a couple times as I felt myself really overheating.  Injury didn't bother at all, which was a very nice surprise.

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8.600.000.000.008.60

Morning run before family vacation trip to St. Louis.  Tired, but kept moving.  Probably won't be running much over the next several days, but plenty of walking!

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7.000.000.000.007.00

Treadmill run at hotel while the ladies slept in.  Average pace of 8:40.  Did some weight training afterward.

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No run today, just did a 3 x Circuit: Jump Rope + Ball Crunch + Wt. One Leg Squats + Pushups, Bridges: 2 sets, Hip Hikes: 1 set

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14.900.000.000.0014.90

Went out a couple times today.  Average pace in mid 8s.  Felt a bit more tired overall during second run, but nothing hurt!  Injury status: Again, just a little ache in inner right thigh during miles 3-4.

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11.000.000.000.0011.00

Simply tired and had no energy so mixed in some walking during today's training.  Did a circuit of ab exercises afterward. 

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11.300.000.000.0011.30

Feeling much better today so went for an extended lunch run outside (8:38 avg pace).

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10.100.000.000.0010.10

Lunch run outside.  Feeling stronger every day and only the slightest ache in right thigh once and a while.  Finally might have figured out a way to counter the effect of the several Vasovagal episodes that occur while I run.  I've found by breathing more rapidly and deeply immediately after a trigger event my heart rate and blood pressure recover more quickly.  Salt and carbs help with this on longer runs.

Completed weight training afterward, but backing off on intensity.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
17.000.000.000.0017.00

Started out slow and then picked up pace.  Still averaging 8:30-8:45 pace, which isn't bad given the weather.  High humidity so sweating a lot.  Starting distance overload on Friday and Saturday in prep for upcoming race.  Injury Status: Still some aches in right thigh, but not as strong or sharp as before.  Can feel it more at the push off phase.  More concentrated at the inside half, both front and back of leg.

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20.030.000.000.0020.03

This was difficult given the miles I already put in yesterday.  Most miles were done at 8:30 - 9:30 pace.  The humidity forced a slow down as well.  My shoes are water logged by the time I get done.

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No run today and did the usual.

2 x Circuit: Jump Rope + Ball Crunch + One Leg Squats + Pushups + Bridges

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13.600.000.000.0013.60

Easy pacing of around 8:30-9:00 minute miles.  Front right adductor tight because I was doing focused contractions of the muscle all day yesterday.  Beastly hot once again.  Really would like to see some lower temps and humidity.  Makes running difficult.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
13.300.000.000.0013.30

Ran half of the distance on the TM to beat the heat.  Did some 1 min. hill repeats.  I think the focused adductor contractions are making a big difference to healing the injury.  Ab workout afterward.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
12.200.000.000.0012.20

No issues, just kind of tired overall.  Wish the high heat would end!!  Right front leg felt was a bit tight, but not really hurting.  Hopefully everything holds together as I bump up my weekly miles.  Some light weight training afterward.

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12.000.000.000.0012.00

Another tough day due to the heat.  Ran half the miles indoors and still sweated like a pig!  This summer has been the hardest test on the body's cooling system.

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15.250.000.000.0015.25

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18.000.000.000.0018.00

Went out around 10am for a long run.  Started out feeling good.  Then tired quickly from the effects of the heat.  Can't remember much about this run other than I was drinking a lot of water and taking in electrolytes.  Just couldn't get my mojo back during the second half.  With the continued heat I'll have to get these done earlier in the day. 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
14.600.000.000.0014.60

Outsde, but ran last 0.63 on TM because of high heat outside.  Did the old Turning Mill-Koke Mill-Hedley-Kipling route.  No injury issues.  Average pace of 8:29.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
11.300.000.000.0011.30

Super hot out again so did some of these on the treadmill.  No injury issues.  Average pace of 8:10.

Weights in the afternoon. 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
12.600.000.000.0012.60

Right leg was a bit more sore due to wt. training last night.  Might need to lighten up on resistance.  Again, did some of these miles on the treadmill due to extreme heat outside.

Weights in the afternoon, but nothing heavy. 

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4.000.000.000.004.00

Could only eck out 4 slow miles today.  Legs need time to catch up from weight training. 

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No miles, rested legs for a day.

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20.500.000.000.0020.50

Completed most of this run on the treadmill since the Mrs. was out of town on business and I had to keep an eye on the family.  Average pace 7:53.

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2 x Circuit: Jump Rope 8 min + Ball Crunch + One Leg Squats + Pushups + Bridges

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14.800.000.000.0014.80

Average pace 8:04.  Feeling stronger and no injury issues.

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5.000.000.000.005.00

Really hot out again so hit the treadmill.  Mentally, the heat and inside running is a real drag.  Average pace 8:12.

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282.680.000.000.00282.68
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