Jogging into oblivion

November 2008

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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
217.453.000.000.00220.45
2130 Orange Miles: 51.75Asics 2130 Red Miles: 156.30
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.000.000.000.005.00

Slow run 5 mi.

2130 Orange Miles: 5.00
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Spin 30 min. + Strength training

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.000.000.000.008.00

Brisk run of 8 mi. (7:33 avg).  Temps in the 70s and sunny.  This is November?  Really lacked motivation before this run, but now I'm glad I went out.

Asics 2130 Red Miles: 8.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.200.000.000.004.20

AM: Slow run 4.2 mi + Strength training

2130 Orange Miles: 4.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.200.000.000.0010.20

AM: Easy run 5 mi. with 5 x various fartleks at marathon and interval paces. 

PM: Steady brisk run of 5.2 mi (7:32 avg) on a windy day.  Temps around 65.  My work has me in a funk of sorts.  I'm looking forward to this year coming to an end, but nothing really changes. 

Asics 2130 Red Miles: 10.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
13.500.000.000.0013.50

AM: Slow run of 5.5 mi (8:25 avg) + Strength training.  Just keep plugging away.  I'll try to get a run in over lunch.  I still need to get into a better stretch routine as I can feels things getting tighter.

PM: Brisk run of 8 mi (7:31 avg).  Cloudy and windy.  Great day to run in the woods.  Temps are falling and snow is a coming!!  I should have put up the Christmas lights yesterday.

Asics 2130 Red Miles: 13.50
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.000.000.000.008.00

Easy run of 8 mi over a hilly course.  A great morning for a run.  I ran in shorts and a tanker since temps were in the upper 60s and a slight breeze was coming out of the southeast.   I had to stop for water a couple times since it was so dry.  I can't believe it's November.  With conditions like this I nearly forgot I was on a treadmill.

2130 Orange Miles: 8.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
11.001.000.000.0012.00

Easy run 12 mi with one mile at MP.  Legs were not very responsive today for some reason.  I felt dehydrated and really tired at the end.  I guess you just can't take the simple things for granted.  Might run a short one on the treadmill later and see how it feels.

Asics 2130 Red Miles: 12.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
12.000.000.000.0012.00

AM: Slow to easy run of 4 mi + Strength training

PM: Brisk run of 8 mi over a hilly course (7:27 avg).  Cold temps and cloudy.  Feels good not having a firm schedule and just running at a pace the body dictates.  The day off yesterday helped.

Asics 2130 Red Miles: 12.00
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12.000.000.000.0012.00

AM: Slow run of 4 mi on the treadmill. Cold and raining.

PM: Brisk run of 8 mi over flat course with 7 x pickups at the end (7:30 avg).  Weather stunk as it was cold, windy, and mist raining.  One those jaunts where at the halfway mark you ask yourself "What the hell am I doing out here?".  As you can tell, I don't like the cold and rain combo.  Rather have snow.

Asics 2130 Red Miles: 8.002130 Orange Miles: 4.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.250.000.000.003.25

AM: Slow run of 3.25 mi really early on the treadmill (felt like the deadmill).  I was short on time this morning.  Busy day, but I should be able to sneak another short one in right after work.

2130 Orange Miles: 3.25
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
12.000.000.000.0012.00

AM: Slow progression run of 4 mi + Strength training

PM: Easy run 8 mi over a hilly course (8:00 avg).  The plan was to run this faster, but my legs had other ideas so I didn't push it.  Next week might be a cutdown week.

Asics 2130 Red Miles: 8.002130 Orange Miles: 4.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
13.100.000.000.0013.10

13.1 mi on a mostly flat course (7:41 avg).  Not easy because I ran wet and cold once again.  No fun, but I did see a big buck in the woods though.  I think he'd score in the 130s.

Asics 2130 Red Miles: 13.10
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.000.000.000.008.00

Easy run of 8 mi on the treadmill with 6 x 100-200m steep hill climbs (5-10%).  The Mrs. is out holiday power shopping with her mother and sister today.  After they've had enough they are staying at a local hotel and hitting the hot tub.  I guess there is no recession at our house!! 

2130 Orange Miles: 8.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.000.000.000.0010.00

AM: Easy run of 4.5mi on flat course + Strength training

PM: Easy progression run of 5.0mi on treadmill (8:00 avg) + Quick hike of 0.5mi on steep hill (15%)

Asics 2130 Red Miles: 5.502130 Orange Miles: 4.50
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Brisk run of 8 mi over slightly hilly course with 7 x short fartleks (7:26 avg).  Weather was fine, cold and sunny with hardly any wind.

Asics 2130 Red Miles: 8.00
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REST

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.002.000.000.0012.00

I decided to mix things up a bit since I haven't ran the past two days due to long work days.  Started with a progression run to a brisk pace for 7 mi then went to MP for 2 mi and finished off at a brisk pace for 3 mi (7:37 avg overall).  I might try to run another 5 mi tonight.

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REST, went to MN vs. IA football game.  The Hawkeyes gave the Gophers an old fashion drubbing.  Awesome.

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REST, in no shape for a run with this chest cold and lack of sleep.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
13.200.000.000.0013.20

AM: Easy progression run of 6 mi (8:05 avg) + Strength training.  I'm feeling a little bit better today, but still congested in the chest and still feel tired.

PM: Steady brisk run of 7.2 mi over a very hilly course (7:18 avg).  Weather was great and legs were very responsive on the hills.

Asics 2130 Red Miles: 7.202130 Orange Miles: 6.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
15.000.000.000.0015.00

AM: Easy progression run of 5 mi

PM: Easy run of 10 mi over flat course (7:55 avg).  Feeling very tired.  More than usual.

Asics 2130 Red Miles: 10.002130 Orange Miles: 5.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.000.000.000.008.00

Brisk run of 8 mi over a slightly hilly course. Weather was great and I felt great (7:16 avg). Not much else to report. Looking forward to spending time with family over the next few days.

Asics 2130 Red Miles: 8.00
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6.000.000.000.006.00

Turkey day wobble and gobble for 50 min. along with 7 x pickups at the end to offset the second serving of stuffing later today. The first serving it's called dressing and after that it's called stuffing. Windy, but not that cold with the sun shining. Happy Thanksgiving!

Asics 2130 Red Miles: 6.00
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5.000.000.000.005.00

Easy progression run of 5 mi on the treadmill building both speed and incline from 2% to 4% + Strength training.  Feeling some extra jiggling today.  Way too much stuffing and sweet potatoes (pretty much everything), but I feel really energized today!!

Asics 2130 Red Miles: 5.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
16.000.000.000.0016.00

Brisk run of 16 mi (7:23 avg).  Temp was about 30 with no wind and cloud cover.  Great day for the bow hunter. 

Asics 2130 Red Miles: 16.00
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Easy run of 6 mi.  It's snowing!!

Asics 2130 Red Miles: 6.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
217.453.000.000.00220.45
2130 Orange Miles: 51.75Asics 2130 Red Miles: 156.30
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