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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:

Improve consistency and build aerobic base. Pacemaker implant in 2016 for Symptomatic Bradycardia.

Long-Term Running Goals:

Lose about 50-60 lbs. and sub 3 marathon.

Personal:

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: 1474.97
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
112.000.000.000.00112.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
13.730.000.000.0013.73

Very comfortable run on the bike path.  Many bikers out today.  Didn't see one runner, but maybe most don't run on a bike path.  Blister is nearly fully recovered.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
16.320.000.000.0016.32

AM - 10.8 mi of easy jogging early this morning.  Very muggy and buggy.

PM - 5.5 mi easy.  Legs felt better vs. this morning.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
19.000.000.000.0019.00

AM - Jogged out 13 mi.  By the end I was sweating like a turkey the day before Thanksgiving.  Just soaked from the humid conditions.

PM - Ran 6 in very hot and humid conditions.  I felt weak the first 2 mi, but then body clicked over and felt normal.  Shot down for another job today.  Oh well, I'm blessed, feeling great physically, and have my depression under control.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
16.000.000.000.0016.00

AM - Very easy run this morning.  The heat and humidity makes running fast nearly impossible, but had a better pace the last mile.  Took a few breaks to drink enough fluids.

PM - Heat index is sky high today so did 6 on the TM all easy.  Strapped the HRM on to see what happens when I get the energy surge feelings.  Well, as normal whenever I increased the speed or incline my HR would gradually increase and I would feel more fatigue.  What is strange is after some time my HR levels out and then eventually drops about 10 beats at the same time I get the energy surge feeling.  I can then increase the resistance and my HR stubbornly holds around the lower rate and I no longer feel any fatigue unless I get aggressive with the difficulty.  Not sure if I should get this checked out.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
13.350.000.000.0013.35

AM - Ran 13.3 mi on a bike trail all done...you guessed it....easy.  Made the mistake of telling the Mrs. about the strange heart rate changes and energy surge feelings I have while running.  I've had it for years, but set an appt with the doctor just to ease fears and end my curiosity.  I think that it might be low blood pressure coupled with a vasovagal episode (runs in the family).

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
17.600.000.000.0017.60

AM - Great run.  Simple home remedy might have solved most of my heart rate issues.  I didn't get the drained/surge feelings as much as I had in the past and I felt level throughout the whole run.  After a couple of burps I could tell that my HR still came down after each one but not as much as before.  I'll have to try it again to see if it actually helps.  Still going to the doctor on Monday though.

PM - Easy 7 miles

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
16.000.000.000.0016.00

Once again high humidity made the run feel much longer than it should.  Lost a lot of water and was really tired by the end.  Feels great to set a PR for weekly mileage this week by 15 miles. 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
112.000.000.000.00112.00
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