Aug 10, 2008
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
Lunch hour run 7.4 miles. I marked these as "easy", but with the heat index at 94.....well you get the point. I held up a lot better than I thought. Need to start running more in the morning though.
Hit the road after work for 12.8 miles. Much better weather and more late day shade made for an enjoyable trip. Actually felt a bit like my old self again. Just enough inspiration to keep me going.
AM: 6.5 miles before work. Tired feeling. Systems weren't ready to go until 40 minutes into the trip.
Lunch: 5.4 miles. Not really feeling it until the end. New shoes at a smaller size worked well.
Steady 10 miles later in the day. Feeling my stamina coming back. The first 30 minutes of every run is the most awkward. Not sure what kind of run I'm going to have until then.
Morning run 8 miles. Same good feelings after 30 minutes. Can feel my endurance returning and body is recovering well between sessions.
Easy 6.6 miles before hitting the road. Felt crummy most of the way due to the humidity and gut bomb for supper last night. The horseshoe dish is highly overrated.