Recovering from CECS

March 2014

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Location:

Colchester,VT,USA

Member Since:

Sep 15, 2008

Gender:

Male

Goal Type:

Local Elite

Running Accomplishments:

Young Man PRs

2:30:36 @ 1995 SGM (Aided)

1:08:59 @ 1996 Las Vegas 1/2 Marathon (aided)

1:12:56 @ 1995 Fiesta Bowl 1/2 Marathon

 

Old Man PRs

18:19 @ 8/10/14 Get Your Rear In Gear 5k

1:25:36 @ 10/12/14 Green Mtn 1/2 Marathon

Short-Term Running Goals:

Diagnosed with Chronic Exertional Compartment Syndrome in 2010

 

2014 Goals:  Recover from CECS surgery.  Train consistently.  Build base without injury interruption.  Stay injury free.  Learn to enjoy running for the sake of running.  Maybe race a little by summer/fall.

 

Long-Term Running Goals:

Become the fast old guy that beats up on the young kids.

Personal:

Married, no kids, 3 cats.  Grew up in AZ.  Now I live in New England.

Russian champion tries Crocs, commits to racing a marathon in them

Nikolay Chavkin in the video below did 3x1000, first two in Adidas carbon-fiber models, the last one in Crocs. Surprised by the result (2:52, 2:52, 2:50) with the fastest interval done in Crocs, he committed to racing a marathon in Crocs if the video gets 42K likes and 195 comments (for 42 km 195 m, the marathon distance). Nikolay's current marathon PR is 2:14:00. The video was created by a Russian sporting goods store chain. Their moto is "more sports - brighter life", which we think is wonderful, and also deserves a Like. If you want to see a fast marathon in Crocs, go to the video and click the Like button. And make sure to share it with your friends.

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DS Racer 10 Lifetime Miles: 22.08
Lite Show Nimbus 15 Lifetime Miles: 88.27
Grey Nimbus 15 Lifetime Miles: 32.74
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I did some non-impact running drills with Anne and 40 minutes on the elliptical trainer.

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60 minutes on the AMT.  It's been 2 weeks since I strained my left calf.  It feels pretty good, no pain at all.  My rough plan was to try running by the end of the week, but I might put it off for another week to play it safe.  

I'm heading to Wisconsin for a week on the 10th.  I'm not ready to run outdoors yet either, so I'll just stay with cardio until I come back on the 14th.  If all goes well, I'll try a little easy running on the 15th. 

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60 minutes elliptical trainer.

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50 minutes on the AMT.

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2.000.000.000.002.00

45 minutes on the AMT followed by walking, stretching and an easy 2 mile run in abount 18 minutes.  It's my first run since my minor left calf strain 2 weeks ago.  It went well.  I had no pain at all.

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60 minutes on the AMT

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40 min AMT

20 minutes easy running. probably about 2 miles.  No pain.

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40 min AMT

20 minutes easy running. Probably about 2 miles.

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I'm in sunny Wisconsin for the week.  Usually I try to pick warmer places to visit in the wnter.  I try to make my winter business trips an excuse to thaw out from the Vermont ice box.  Oh well, at least it's a week away from the office.  It was 50 degrees today, so I ran outside from the first time since probably September.  I didn't wear a watch or measure it.  I'll call it 30 minutes & 3 miles.

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40 minutes on the elliptical trainer

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Back in Vermont.  I missed a 20 inch snowstorm while I was away.  We'll probably have snow on the ground until May.  It's nice to be home.  I wasn't able to exercise much and my diet went off the rails.  I'm looking forward to my home made smoothies for breakfast and again!

No exercise today, just a long travel day that started at 3:30 am and culminated with a lost bag and arriving home late in the afternoon.  I feel bloated & sluggish.  

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Back to the gym.  I stepped on teh scale for giggles.  I weighed 176 this morning.  A full 5 pounds more than last week.  I know it's not a true weight gain per se, but I can feel every extra ounce!

20 minutes on the AMT followed by some stretching and 40 minutes easy running.  5 miles.  No calf pain, but my calves were starting to feel a little weak by the end. 

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30 minutes elliptical, 20 minutes AMT

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20 minutes on the AMT followed by some easy running drills for a warmup.  I felt the slightest muscle pain in my left calf, so I stopped running at 28 minutes.  It was purely precautionary; I'm just playing it safe.  3.5 miles.  

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15 minutes on the AMT plus light stretching for a warmup.  42 minutes running, 5 miles.  I went a tad slower today and concentrated on keeping my HR under 135.

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15 minutes on the AMT and light stretching.  41 minutes running, 5 miles.

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15 minutes AMT.  Light stretching followed by 32 minutes running.  4 miles.

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15 minutes on the AMT. Light stretching and lunges.  40 minutes running on indoor track.  5 miles.

I volunteered at my first race ever today.  In my 20+ years of racing this is the first time on the "other side of the race course."  I had fun, but wished I was racing instead.  I plan on helping at a few more races this year to help me stay motivated while I slowly build my strength this year.

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15 minutes bike warm up.  Lunges & stretching.  60 minutes running on indoor track.  7 miles.

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45 minutes on the elliptical trainer.

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15 minutes AMT warmup followed by stretches & lunges.  41 minutes running on indoor track.  5 miles.

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4.500.000.000.004.50

10 minute warmup on the AMT followed by stretching & lunges.  45 minutes running indoors.  I ran a bit with a new friend, Russ.  Pretty easy running, heart rate stayed around 120-125.  I wasn't keeping track of laps; I'll call it 4.5 miles -ish.

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40 minutes elliptical trainer

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15 minutes on the AMT.  Stretching & lunges.  50 minutes running on the indoor track.  6 miles.  I saw lots of people running outside today.  It was about 45 degrees.  The roads are still really sloppy, so I'll stay indoors for now.  I think this is the ugliest time of year.  Still a little snow on the ground & everything is muddy; plus all the gravel & crud on the sides of teh roads.  Oh... and potholes, lots and lots of potholes.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
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15 minutes AMT, lunges & stretches.  41 minutes indoor running.  5 miles.

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8.000.000.000.008.00

15 minutes on the AMT.  Stretching & lunges.  66 minutes running indoors.  8 miles.

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