Jogging into oblivion

August 2010

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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
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258.3015.000.500.00273.80
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This run was a real butt dragger, but felt good to get outside.

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AM - 12 miles at easy pace.  Outside of right ankle started to bother me and then I realized it's probably due to the cambered surface of the bike path.  Felt better running on the middle or other side of the path.  I was a sweaty mess again at the end.  The humidity is awful this year.

PM - 5 miles before supper 

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16 miles on a bike path.  Another tuffy due to the temp and humidity.  I walked some parts while taking in fluids.

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Kept everything easy.  Still was a bit knackered by the heat and humidity by the time I was done.  Note to self:  No peanuts before running.  I had a couple handfuls of peanuts before leaving the house and ended up burping them during the whole run. 

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I took advantage of the low humidity and went long today.  I felt strong throughout.  On the job front, I might be heading to Springfield, IL for an interview.

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Incorporated some faster stuff throughout this run, but no idea on how fast or how much so I'm counting it all as easy.  Felt pretty good considering the longer run yesterday.  I was dragging a little during the last mile though.  Now off to a cabin to see relatives for the weekend.  Plan to run up there, but won't be reporting.

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Ran along the mighty Mississippi.

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Mixed in 6 short bursts over the last mile.

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The plan to run early was washed out due to the heavy t-storms last night.  I was tired and so was everyone else.  So after rolling out of bed I helped my wife set up her Discovery Toys booth at the Iowa State Fair.  Then I was off to Cedar Falls to meet an old friend for golf and beers.  It was hot and humid, but a lot of fun hanging out and talking about the old days.

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Wow, a total barn burner out there again!  I ran a brisk 16 miles with a MP kick of about 1 mile at the end while chasing after someone.  Legs and overall energy felt really good considering the heavy air and sun.  Must have been all the "carbo loading" I did yesterday on the course.

Completed another 1.5 during my stress test at the doctor's office. Not fun! 

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Crazy busy this week.  Something will likely come together on the job front next week, but I've been wrong before.  Good news regarding my heart as well.  Cardiologist gave me a thumbs up on my overall health and condition of my heart.  The vasovagal reactions I've been having while running are not a concern and I should keep on trucking.  I celebrated with a 16 mile run.  Started out in terribly hot and humid conditions, but after mile 3 the temp dropped and skies opened up with light rain.  It felt great and I threw in some fartleks at the end, but no idea how fast.

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Mixed in some faster work during an easy 10 miles.  Weather is becoming much more favorable.  More job interviews this week.  It feels like my unemployment will be coming to end shortly.

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All easy 15 miles.  Felt tired the last mile, but overall a well paced run.  Planning to jump back into higher mileage after my break last week.

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All easy

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All fast

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Slightly faster than easy

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Easy long run at a slightly faster pace than the usual easy.  Got tired the last 2 miles, but it was humid as all get out and I was sweating like a dog.

What a week.  I was hoping to bank more miles, but was watching the kids most days as my wife worked at her Discovery Toys booth at the Iowa State Fair and most of my free time was filled with finding employment.  The good news is I finally received a job offer on Thursday!!!  Decided to accept the position on Monday and then plan for the relocation.  Still a little stressed because I keep thinking something might happen to blow the whole deal.  As you can tell, I've become extremely paranoid during my unemployment.

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Ran 15 miles before lunch.  All at an easy pace with the exception of the last mile, which I finished Van Aaken style (progressively faster).  I felt light headed and flushed of energy the first 4 miles.  Felt like the last 3 miles of a marathon, but without the soreness.  Thought I would bag the run, but then all that subsided and I finished feeling fine.  I think my blood sugar was dropping after eating breakfast beforehand about an hour or so.

Accepted the position in IL today and will being moving there within the next month.  Finally will be working again!!!  That is a good thing, right?  Yeah, work is good.  I think.

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6 miles on the mill in the afternoon and then 6 miles on the mill LATE!

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Easy 6 miles on the mill while the little one takes a nap.  Have I mentioned that I hate the mill during this time of year.  I can't stand it even when it's raining out or 100 degrees.  When the snow is flying, that's when I don't mind.

Still working out the details of the relocation.  Krista and I plan to make a trip down for house hunting.  My tenative start date is 10/1. 

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Easy progression run on the mill again while our youngest one takes a nap.  I really wanted to snuggle up and take a nap as well.

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Mostly easy run, but was a little faster than usual and did a few surges.  Getting hot and humid again.  Leaves are starting to fall already.  Bummer. 

I hope to rack up more miles this week and have a solid Sept. before a mary in October.  Last week fell apart as I was busy with house related stuff and was out of town by Friday.  I can feel the stress level increasing.  Need to make running a priority as it helps keep me balanced. 

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Waited until the storms cleared off before hitting the trail for 12 miles.   One mile was faster, but not sure how fast.  Legs felt dead the last 3 miles.

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