Jogging into oblivion

October 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
176.751.000.500.00178.25
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.100.000.000.008.10

Easy jog 8 miles before work.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

Progression run 6 miles on the mill during lunch due to rain. Some crunches and calf work afterward.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.250.000.000.007.25

7.25 miles starting out easy and then faster during last half mixing in some fartleks.

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3.000.000.000.003.00

3 miles in Vibrams followed by usual exercises with weights and banging away at the speed bag.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
12.600.000.000.0012.60

6 miles before work, nice and cool, but in the dark the whole way.  Story of my life.

6 miles during lunch, not really feeling it today so kept it all at a jog.

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14.600.000.000.0014.60

8 miles - Early before work.  Felt really good from the start and went a little faster at the end.  I've found it usually takes 2 days to recover from weights and get back to a better running mojo.

6.5 miles - During lunch.   Started out slow, "felt it" after 26 minutes so then proceeded with a couple short steep hill climbs and short fartleks (6 reps).

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

6 miles - During lunch.  Felt flat so went real easy the whole way.  Days like this have me wondering how I'll ever finish another marathon.

Carlos Slim, the richest man in the world, says the three-day work week will happen and that we'd all be better off if we slowed down.  Agree, but not sure if I want to work until 75 to make that happen.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.500.000.000.007.50

7.5 miles - During lunch on a cool overcast day.  Feeling better after 36 minutes so proceeded to do 6 x reps of strides and short fartleks.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
11.100.000.000.0011.10

11 miles - Treadmill run at mostly easy pace. Did a handful of 5 minute faster paced reps with equal parts rest.

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11.000.000.000.0011.00

11 miles - All on the treadmill hanging out with the kids.  Quick weights session afterward.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.100.000.000.005.10

5 miles - Morning before work, felt really tired and out of sorts even walked a rew times.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.250.000.000.006.25

6 miles - In NYC for business so slipped in a morning run around Central Park before meetings.  Always had this on the "to do" list.  Really cool to see so many runners around.  Makes you want to run faster. 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
14.000.000.000.0014.00

14 miles - Took the afternoon off for a 2 hour run and then yard work. Feeling stiff the last 30 minutes, but managed to finish strong.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
9.000.000.000.009.00

9 miles - On the treadmill for convenience sake. Listened to some Shostakovich to keep my mind occupied. Pace at just under 9 minute miles.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.750.000.000.000.75

0.75 miles - 3 x Superset of quarter mile run barefoot followed by boxing work and basic exercises with weights

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4.200.000.000.004.20

4 miles - Legs were tired and heavy from squats yesterday.  A little faster pace near the end.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.000.000.000.007.00

7 miles - Over lunch hour.  On the treadmill to give my hamstrings time to recover from squats.  Gradually faster paces, up to 8.7 mph, after 40 minutes of easy pace when my heart felt ready.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
12.601.000.500.0014.10

8 miles - Easy pace in the dark before work.  Slight speed buildup during last miles.

6 miles - Easy pace for about 27 minutes.  A handful of speed surges at various lengths the rest of the way.

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2.500.000.000.002.50

3 super sets of running in Vibrams, heavy bag work, and weights.

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12.000.000.000.0012.00

6 miles - Morning run before work in shorts and a t-shirt!

6 miles - Temps in the 70s, can't believe it. I felt flat due to weights yesterday and anxiety being high. Our oldest daughter is ill and waiting to hear if hospital admission is required.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.400.000.000.0010.40

7 miles - Treadmill run before work.

3.4 miles - Treadmill run during lunch

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.800.000.000.005.80

6 miles - Colder, breezy run outside before work.

My running consistency over the past several months has mirrored my emotional state, which has been in the pits. I was hoping to return to more consistent mileage, but over the past couple of months my "black dog" (clinical depression) has become a frequent visitor and gradually built a more permanent place in my life once again. Depression chips away at you slowly and no matter how much I tried I could not shake it off. This has made motivation in most things a struggle.  Now seeing my oldest daughter battling the same issue again put me on a path to destruction that required medical intervention and action. The both of us started a recovery plan this week and hope to rebuild what has been lost. For now we just take it day by day.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
176.751.000.500.00178.25
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