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May 16, 2015

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Running Accomplishments:

Ran 200 miles in under a week(nov 2019) . Ran 226 miles in under a week twice in 17 days(oct 2023). Ran 250 miles in under a week(mar 2024)

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Miles:This week: 0.00 Month: 169.00 Year: 2613.00
Fly's Lifetime Miles: 215.00
Pegs 36 #8 Lifetime Miles: 451.00
Pegs #9 Lifetime Miles: 322.25
Peg 37 White Lifetime Miles: 289.50
Streak LT Lifetime Miles: 11.50
Peg 37 Navy Lifetime Miles: 494.50
Peg 37 Magenta Lifetime Miles: 508.75
Peg Shields Lifetime Miles: 795.00
Peg Shields 2(orange) Lifetime Miles: 770.00
Total Distance
503.00
Peg V Miles: 272.00Peg 36 #6 Miles: 214.00Fly's Miles: 7.00
Weight: 151.80
Total Distance
25.00

AM - 5. calves felt much better after taking yesterday easy. after over 18 months of growing it out, i finally chopped off my hair. got more compliments on it the past year than i've gotten about anything in my entire life, but not getting accidentally called "miss" by my new patients at work alone makes it worth it. felt nice not having my head feel like a radiator

AM2 - 15. last half-mile in 2:55; even though last year my half-mile closes were usually about 2:40, it's the first time i've ran fast since january and it felt good to do.

PM - 5 easy. had some GI issues; i mixed powdered peanut butter into the overnight oats i had for lunch; i don't know why but over the past couple of years anything with peanuts in it messes up my stomach. need to start wearing a sweatband for these summer afternoon runs. i might think they look dorky, but getting sweat in my eyes all run was a total nightmare. solid day of running.

Peg V Miles: 25.00
Weight: 0.00
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Total Distance
10.00

AM - 5. even though i'm adhering to the plan of alternating between low and medium-high mileage days this week, it kind of prevents me from getting in a groove. feel like i'm gonna make a big jump in mileage next week though. might do 30 tomorrow if it isn't raining too much

PM - 5

Peg V Miles: 10.00
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25.00

AM - 5

AM2 - 15. after the first mile did some fartlek; for the next 8 weeks when i say that what i mean is throwing in some lighthearted strides anywhere from 50m to 150m long every minute or two. nothing too hard on the legs, just straddling the line of taking more out of my legs than running the mileage easy would've. got 5 miles in before i thought i might end up dipping into reserves by the end; hoping by the end of the base phase i can do the whole 15 without taking anything extra out of me. went by a lot faster than 15 usually does; i was just having a ton of fun out there. switching gears felt pretty natural by mile 6. 7:19 average, i've ran 15 miles 5 other times in the past 3 weeks and averaged about 8:15 pace so it's nice to see a jump that big, especially on 15 miles of wet grass in full humidity. great run!

PM - 5. legs felt good but fatigued, surprised the pace was under 7:30 for an easy jog, like i always say nothing gets me in shape like fartlek running. could have gone 10 for a 30-mile day, but i don't plan on doing any more than 25 a day next week so i had no urgence in doing so. also, ya know, 16-hour shift tomorrow. we just started a new schedule this week at work but after this one i'll probably go back to 12-hour shifts. i assumed because i could recover pretty well on those it'd carry over, but 16 hours is a long time on your feet.

Peg V Miles: 25.00
Weight: 0.00
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Total Distance
5.00

AM - 5 before work, cruising through to a 100-mile week.

Peg V Miles: 5.00
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20.00

AM - 5. tired from yesterday's shift(and 2 hours of sleep), it was relatively easy by a long shift's standards though.

AM2 - 10. wasn't that focused(read above) so when i realized after the run i'd just mentally waived off a 10-miler like it was a 10-minute shakeout i was pretty stoked. plus i finished before 6, so i'll get a decent nap in before work too. score!

PM - 5 after work.

Peg V Miles: 20.00
Weight: 0.00
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15.00

AM - 5. all i'm doing this morning because i realized after that if i took my normal 90-120 minute break between shakeout and second run i'd be doing 5 runs in less than 24 hours(plus an 8-hour shift). am i crazy enough to quadruple? it's my favorite way to spend the day. crazy enough to quintuple? hell no! could have though.

PM - 10

Peg V Miles: 5.00
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7.00

AM - 5

AM2 - off. my left glute became very tight some point between the first run and the start of the second, nothing major, just feels like i had a charlie horse in my ass. either way decided it wasn't worth running through, hopefully should be good to get back at it tonight

PM - 2 after work. cut short because a storm was rolling in fast. normally i'd brave it but this one was ugly with a capital x. specifically my ex sam. great girl though

Peg V Miles: 7.00
Weight: 0.00
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Total Distance
20.00

AM - 15 on the turf field because that storm went crazy last night and it was the only place run-able. super easy to get in nearly 2 hours of running, starting to remember how in the h i ran a 200-mile week

PM - 5 shakeout. left glute and IT band were tight, but that's what i get for running 15 miles on a 100-yard turf field 12 hours earlier. felt better as i went on. can't tell if it's something to train through or let breathe; i'm going out for 10 tonight so that'll probably be a better indicator.

Peg V Miles: 20.00
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6.00

PM - 5. a couple hours after my second run yesterday my IT band was still pretty tight despite stretching, which is usually the deciding factor on whether i can run through it. took a day off, based on last night i kind of expected it to be something that needed the standard "3-day recovery" treatment, but got antsy and was happily surprised to find the ITB was fine. fastest pace for an easy run since at least february

PM2 - got a mile into the run and my glute/hip still felt a little off; could run on it, but it's irritating me much more than the glute itself is so i bagged it since my paycheck hits tomorrow and i can go see the chiropractor in the morning to fix it. i wanna just blame it on the 15 on the turf field, but it came about earlier in the week than that. don't really care as long as the chiropractor fixes it. at least the IT band feels fine.

Peg V Miles: 6.00
Weight: 0.00
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Total Distance
0.00

off. got my hips realigned this morning, i think it's better now but it's hard to tell until i run again tomorrow. took the day off to let the adjustment set in. he did say one hip was lower than the other so hopefully that reaffirms it. gonna do some core and strength work in a minute, gonna add some hip work into there too. need to buy a resistance band

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5.00

AM - 5 before work. hip felt better. with any luck today will be my second to last 16-hour shift for the time being which is a necessity for keeping my sanity

Peg V Miles: 5.00
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0.00

slept through my alarm and didn't have time to run before work.

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25.00

AM - 5 easy

AM2 - 12 easy. was debating a fast finish the first few miles but decided against it, then i saw a shooting star at 11.4 miles and took it as a sign and ran the last half-mile in 2:35. good stuff.

PM - 8. for 4PM on a 90+ degree sunny afternoon the pace was really solid for an easy run. since the peg 37's are out the 36's were BOGO half off so looks like i still have 3 pairs left to retire before moving to the new model

Peg V Miles: 17.00Peg 36 #6 Miles: 8.00
Weight: 0.00
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25.00

AM - 5

AM2 - 12 easy. feel like this could be the start of a hot streak if i stay consistent the next couple days

PM - 8 at 3pm. even sunnier and hotter than yesterday's PM run, my skin's about 3 shades darker than it was this morning. i'd honestly say the 30-mile long run i did last november was easier than this, mentally speaking. only reason i managed to hold out for an hour was the cold electrolyte drink i had in the car. 

Peg V Miles: 5.00Peg 36 #6 Miles: 20.00
Weight: 0.00
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Total Distance
25.00

AM - 5. ran slow and felt good.

AM2 - 12. realized with a few miles left i was in a groove and just held on until i hit 12. nothing crazy on account of all the mileage on the legs the past couple days, but felt like i got a little extra aerobic fitness out of the run.

PM - 8 miles microdosing in heatstroke. got insanely windy after 5 miles, normally i'd have been annoyed but with how hard the heat was giving it to me, it was a blessing.

Peg V Miles: 5.00Peg 36 #6 Miles: 20.00
Weight: 0.00
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25.00

AM - 5

AM2 - very easy 12, avg HR under 120. felt good :)

PM - 8. felt good. 

100 miles in 4 days; what a relief to break through that ceiling again. maybe now the voice in the back of my head will stop telling me i'm washed!

Peg V Miles: 17.00Peg 36 #6 Miles: 8.00
Weight: 0.00
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Total Distance
5.00

AM - 5. decided on tuesday to take today a bit easier so i could have a day to recover where i wouldn't spend all of it on my feet, a la 16-hour hospital shift. at the time i thought i'd be maxed out if i managed to go 4 straight 25's but honestly i feel like i barely need it. i'd rather get a little too much recovery in by monday then not enough though.

Peg V Miles: 5.00
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5.00

PM - 5. smashed my foot on a protruding door frame yesterday and jammed my left pinky toe pretty bad so took last night and this morning off. foot's still sore but besides that felt great

Peg V Miles: 5.00
Weight: 0.00
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Total Distance
15.00

AM - 10. just went on autopilot and thought about the base training to come. realized this is probably the last time i'll feel fresh for a while so tried to enjoy it.

PM - 5 after work. now that the last dance is out on netflix i don't think i'm gonna be lacking in motivation for a looong time. 

Peg V Miles: 10.00Peg 36 #6 Miles: 5.00
Weight: 0.00
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25.00

AM - 5. had to deal w/ some acid reflux during the run, i'm convinced a wicked side stitch would have been more tolerable. suffered through it.

AM2 - 12. no acid reflux, thank god. if i had to describe the run in 4 words they'd be easy, breezy, beautiful, covergirl

PM - 8 + strength. little quick. starting to enter the "scary fit" zone!

Peg V Miles: 17.00Peg 36 #6 Miles: 8.00
Weight: 0.00
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10.00

PM - 10. stomach was hurting this morning so didn't run, guess i'll have to flip the switch early to hit 150

Peg 36 #6 Miles: 10.00
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30.00

AM - 5. felt pretty good

AM2 - 15. had fun and threw down

PM - 10 easy

Peg 36 #6 Miles: 30.00
Weight: 0.00
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30.00

AM - 5. slept in about an hour so i'll be a little extra hot by the end of my second AM run. considered swapping the AM and PM runs and doing 10 and taking the rest of the morning off, but i think doing a 5-mile shakeout around 3PM would just leave me gassed before i even started that second run

AM2 - 15. tough one, very tired, no idea why. on a totally uncorrelated note, this makes for 60 miles in the past 36 hours. finished the run strong despite all that.

PM - 10. another 30-mile day!

Peg 36 #6 Miles: 30.00
Weight: 0.00
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10.00

AM - 5. think i maxed out the legs the past 2 days so today will just be a shakeout or two. still, as long as i'm back to normal after the weekend the one-two punch of wednesday-thursday was a resounding success; feel much more in shape than i was earlier in the week. 

PM - 5 easy. leg strength, hips and pushups after

sotd: sudden death - quelle chris

Peg V Miles: 5.00Peg 36 #6 Miles: 5.00
Weight: 151.80
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Total Distance
10.00

AM - 5 before work. feel like my legs are almost back to 100%.

PM - 5 after work. barely managed to beat a gnarly storm rolling in. had to run the last quarter mile at 5:40 pace to do so

sotd: can it be all so simple - wu-tang clan

Peg 36 #6 Miles: 10.00
Weight: 0.00
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10.00

AM - 5 before work. legs getting tired of recovery(i know that's an oxymoron), excited to throw down some more 30-mile days this week

PM - 5. tired from work. let's get it!

Peg V Miles: 10.00
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20.00

AM - 5. accidentally slept in by about 45 minutes.

AM2 - off. normally i don't put too much stake in my HR, but in the ~90 minutes after my run the lowest it got was 75(my RHR yesterday was 31). was also jacked on the 5 miles of easy jogging. not sure what's up with that but i'll take it as a signal to not run again this morning.

PM - 15. was originally just planning on a shakeout, but by the first few steps i knew i'd probably hit 15 miles or die trying. happy to be in that mindstate, but i didn't start my run until 9 since i thought i was doing 5, so not a lot of time to sleep tonight. HR was back in the low 30's by noon and barely hit 130 on the run, so that's good too.

Peg V Miles: 5.00Peg 36 #6 Miles: 15.00
Weight: 0.00
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30.00

AM - 5. didn't feel half bad, light fartlek the last couple miles

AM2 - 10 with a 4-mile of quarter-mile on, quarter-mile off in 23:50. jumped straight into it after 3 miles of easy running, and stopped for about a minute after it to change back into trainers. just a little something to mix up the tedium and monotony of base training, i didn't think i could break 24 on a normaly 4-mile tempo with my current fitness so it was a nice surprise. happy with it, especially considering this made 30 miles in less than 12 hours. did some new stuff before the run that i'm mentioning in case it helped, namely meditating and light resistance band work beforehand, plus taking my multivitamin i usually take after the run instead.

PM - 15. had some stomach cramps after 11 miles but then migos versace remix came on shuffle and i found the strength to power through. legs felt pretty good for 45 miles in just under 24 hours(started this one a little earlier than yesterday to catch up on sleep)

Fly's Miles: 7.00Peg V Miles: 8.00Peg 36 #6 Miles: 15.00
Weight: 0.00
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Total Distance
30.00

AM - 5. certainly not on fresh legs right now but they aren't breaking down at the moment.

AM2 - 10. not much faster than the shakeout; guess i used up any speed i had for today yesterday morning. still, mileage is mileage.

PM - 15. perfect summer running weather in the south... low 80's and drizzling with a breeze

Peg V Miles: 30.00
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30.00

AM - 5 jogging

AM2 - 10. 13 second difference from yesterday's run, impressive both in my consistency and that that it was 13 ticks faster; my legs were basically dead fish.

PM - 15. dead fish!!

Peg V Miles: 5.00Peg 36 #6 Miles: 25.00
Weight: 0.00
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5.00

AM - 5. been running on fumes since waking up yesterday, and even ran out of that by the last few minutes of last night's 15. after that hoped i could get enough strength back to get my AM 5 and 10 in so i could hit 120 miles in 3.5 days, but i could tell stretching after this shakeout my body had hit it's limit, so only AM run today. i'm almost certain if i hadn't done that hard fartlek on tuesday i could've gotten my 4th straight 30-mile day, but hey, at least i hit the 500-mile month. no way in hell i'm running 15 tonight, but maybe i'll luck out and recover enough to get 10 so i can hit a 150 mile week; 99% chance it'll either be a shakeout or nothing at all though. still, amazing past 3 days of training! gonna go take my supplements and get a 25oz budweiser from the gas station at 5am to celebrate the feat(also because i'm afraid i might try and get that 10 anyway if i don't incapacitate myself)

sotd: my heart will stop of joy - the caretaker

Peg 36 #6 Miles: 5.00
Weight: 0.00
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503.00
Peg V Miles: 272.00Peg 36 #6 Miles: 214.00Fly's Miles: 7.00
Weight: 151.80
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