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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
304.308.004.500.75317.55
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
11.500.500.000.0012.00

Another 12 miles finishing fast.  Beauty of a day.  Now it's house chores to get the place ready for sale. 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
11.250.250.250.2512.00

Last mile progressively faster.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
13.252.000.750.0016.00

Easy run mixing in some faster paces during second half.  I was going to do 20 miles, but my right leg has been complaining all week.  This morning my right hamstring sent out a few bites so I slowed down and decided to shorten the run.  It was feeling much better once it warmed up, but I had to be careful not to overstride.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
22.000.000.000.0022.00

The plan was to run 15 miles, but I felt like exploring a bit more because the conditions were excellent outside.  Pushed the pace during miles 13-18 and the final mile.  I hardly wear a watch anymore so all I know is it was faster than normal.  Now it's family time.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
12.250.000.000.0012.25

Nothing fancy.  Last mile was faster than the rest.  It felt better than expected given the run yesterday.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
12.000.000.000.0012.00

Another twelver with the last mile faster.  Felt like a million bucks today with 53 and sunny conditions.  I need to lose about 10 lbs to have a good race late in Oct. 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
11.250.000.000.0011.25

Ran around the neighborhood doing all kinds of goofy loops.  Did the guy thing and made up some nicknames for running mileage.  Came up with these while running today.

8 = Snowman

9 = Jimi 6

10 = Dime

11 = Snake Eyes

12 = Twelver

13 = Baker's Dozen

14 = Charlie Hustle

 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
12.000.000.000.0012.00

A ho-hum twelver on a bike path.  Mixed in some faster stuff during the second half, but just wanted to be done today.  My mind was a total blank most of the time.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
14.501.500.500.5017.00

Long run with some faster miles mixed in during the second half trying to trick the legs into thinking it was closer to 20 miles.  Everything felt really good until mile 15 when I started to get some random aches in my lower hamstrings and left achilles.  At first I thought I over did the speed, but then all the aches went away and I had a solid feeling during the last mile.  Kind of strange.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
24.000.000.000.0024.00

I took the past two days off so I thought I'd push the distance today.  Kept everything at a normal pace (in the 8s) and drank water throughout.  It was a slug fest at miles 19-21 since I didn't take in any fuel.  Thankfully it got a better during the last few miles so I didn't walk it in.  Pretty tired now.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
12.001.001.000.0014.00

12 miles at normal paces during the first half and then pushed the pace more during the second half mixing in some fartleks at various speeds.  Legs were stiff during the first mile, but had good zip during the rest of the run.  I think eating a solid meal last night was key to the recovery.

Jogged and walked 2 miles with Claire.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.000.000.000.008.00

Intended to go my usual 12 miles, but after a bathroom stop I felt clammy and dizzy so I turned around at 4 miles.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
17.002.001.000.0020.00

Only thing worth noting is I mixed in some speed play and I hit a bad spot during miles 16 and 17 that eventually subsided.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
15.000.000.000.0015.00

A real struggle today.  Just wasn't into running and the heat/humidity made it really tough at the end.  I just wanted to sit down in the shade after this one.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
15.000.000.000.0015.00

A hilly 15 miles.  Felt a little bit better, but was sweaty mess at the end because of the humidity.  Felt good and tired at the end.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
15.000.000.000.0015.00

Had to stop and walk a few times because of stomach cramps.  My feet were complaining about the string of 15 miles this week.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
11.800.000.750.0012.55

Better day temp and humidity wise.  Ran really easy and enjoyed the trip more than the past couple of days.   Included a fast quarter down to 10K pace during the last 3 miles.  Focused on staying relaxed and effortless during the whole run.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
19.000.750.250.0020.00

Absolute perfect day for running!  Suppose to rain tomorrow so I did 20 today.  Mixed in a faster quarter during each of the last 4 miles.  I felt pretty good overall and probably could have stretched it out a bit more, but had to get back home.  4 more weeks until the marathon. 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.000.000.000.008.00

An easy snowman on the TM.  A little faster at the end.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
14.000.000.000.0014.00

12.4 easy

1.6 fast during last 4 miles

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
13.500.000.000.0013.50

13.5 easy, but pushed the pace faster after 10 miles.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
12.000.000.000.0012.00

12 miles easy with a Van Aaken finish over the last mile.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
304.308.004.500.75317.55
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