Jogging into oblivion

December 08, 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

It has been a while since my last entry. Watching the Boston Marathon today has inspired me to get back into training and post on the FRB. I began a significant cutback in running last fall due to troubling symptoms that kept getting worse (low energy, falling heart rate, exercise intolerance, dizziness, heart palpitations, etc). These have been on and off issues since 2010, but last year was the worst. Went back to the Cardiologist for my third time and was diagnosed with a parasympathetic form of overtraining. Structurally my heart is normal (no blockages or leaky valves). Just a severe case of overtraining in his opinion, that if not stopped could cause more permanent damage. Only solution was to drastically lower training and rest. Doc is not sure if I'll bounce back since it's a very individual matter and recovery time varies. Not what one wants to hear, but I count my blessings regardless.

So just been jogging about 18 miles per week and eating like a champ (see bodyweight below) for the past 6 months. I would like to rebuild my base again, but really not sure what will happen or how my body will react. God willing, the plan is to 1) keep my running low key, 2) avoid the mistakes made before, and 3) have fun in the process. No other plans at this point.

Weight: 207.00
From jtshad on Thu, Apr 24, 2014 at 04:06:13 from

Happy to see you back on the blog. Wow, what a year sorry about the issues but glad that you have named it. I pray that you can overcome this issue and find you strong again. Like you indicate, have fun and stay healthy.

I hope all is well with the family and your job.

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