Jogging into oblivion

December 06, 2019

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Member Since:

Aug 10, 2008



Goal Type:


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.


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: 0.00 Year: 876.74
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance

AM: 10.9 miles in 1:39:56. Most miles I've covered in a week since last September!

Jogged most of way and felt the same as yesterday energy wise. Felt better around the 35 minute mark. Wore a heart monitor during the run. Heart rate was in the mid-90s up until that time, hitting 100-105 on the small hills. After that time it dropped to the mid-80s and I felt better overall. I use to think that feeling meant my heart rate climbed, but it actually meant it fell. I was going about 9:00 pace. Pulse was in the 85-100 range for the remainder of run until the last mile where it gradually climbed to its max rate of 114. Average pulse for entire run was 92 beats per minute. Not sure what to make of all this. Is this normal? Pulse still seems low for the pace even though it was in the low 9s. Also worth noting is whenever my pulse climbed to around 100 I would produce a belch that would trip a vagal response and briefly lower my heart rate by 5-10 beats. This still occurs frequently regardless of nutrition scheme or strategy. Probably over thinking all of this, but still seems odd this started occurring more frequently about 2 years ago. Hoping that it's supplement related and will clear up in a couple months abstaining from all herbs and vitamins. Still don't think it's overtraining, but parasympathetic form and high vagal tone can't be totally ruled out.

Average: 9:10/mile, 92 bpm

Max: 7:28/mile, 114 bpm

Weight: 0.00
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