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Location:

Chicago,IL,USA

Member Since:

Jun 09, 2009

Gender:

Male

Goal Type:

Local Elite

Running Accomplishments:

Chicago Marathon - 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 (9 in total)

Boston Marathon - 2010, 2015. 2016

Kiawah Island Golf Resort Marathon - 2012

 Marathon PR: 2016 Chicago Marathon - 2:57:20

 

 

Short-Term Running Goals:

Continue running Boston and Chicago every year, adding in others here and there

Complete in a Ironman 70.3 in 2017, and if all goes well an Ironman in 2018

Long-Term Running Goals:

- Run at least two marathons every year

- Run the 6 Majors (Chicago, New York, Boston, Berlin, London, Tokyo)

- Inspire and encourage family/friends and run marathon(s) with them

  

Personal:

I am a 34 year old male from Chicago, Illinois. I graduated from the University of Colorado in May 2006 and started running in the spring of 2007. Since then I have gone from a max of about 220 pounds to my current weight of roughly 175 lbs, and more importantly have developed a true joy and passion for running. 

 

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Morning run.

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St Louis: Queeny Park

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Chicago: Logan Square Apartment - Western - Armitage - Ashland - North Ave - Lakefront past North Ave Beach - Fullerton - Lincoln - Wrightwood - Clybourn - Diversey - Logan

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Comments
From Burt on Tue, Jun 09, 2009 at 17:19:39 from 68.76.197.194

Welcome to the blog. Great job on the weight loss. We have a handful of ex-smokers on the blog. Maybe they can lend some support. Good luck!

From Andrew_Boston_2010 on Tue, Jun 09, 2009 at 18:45:01 from 170.49.217.216

Burt,

Thanks very much, I truly appreciate the support and encouragement. I'm excited to have discovered this website and online running community. I think it will be a tremendous help for me in working towards my goal of Boston 2010. Thanks again!

From thedude on Tue, Jun 09, 2009 at 22:57:22 from 71.199.1.53

Colorado, Boulder campus? You were in the running/biking mecca. I went to Boulder, they have great places to run.

Cigs-

Take the money you were going to spend on cigarettes and put it in a jar for your entry into Boston. Try the gum for a while, the gum is easier to quit.

From Andrew_Boston_2010 on Wed, Jun 10, 2009 at 09:51:14 from 170.49.217.216

Thanks Dude. I appreciate the advice.

Boulder, indeed. Great place, beautiful. I did appreciate the outdoors while I was there but certainly did not live a healthy lifestyle. The only running I did there was from the police at keg parties..Ha! My younger sister actually went there as well on a full athletic scholarhsip for running, but for me it wasn't until I graduated and entered the 'real world' that I discovered the joys of running.

Anyways,I will open up a cig jar and try that gum.. thanks again!

From Sasha Pachev on Wed, Jun 10, 2009 at 12:53:50 from 192.168.1.1

Andrew - welcome to the blog!

You will make an interesting case study to determine how much smoking slows you down. I do know that going from three packs a day to nothing allows a guy that could not run 16:00 mile to run 2 at 9:00 pace in a matter of a couple of months.

I also know, again from working with another struggling smoker, that a few occasional smokes and a binge combined with some beer three days before the race costs about 15 minutes in the marathon.

To run 3:28 before you quit smoking shows you have a decent measure of talent. You may very well be a 2:20 marathoner with everything done right. It would be interesting to see.

From auntieem on Wed, Jun 17, 2009 at 10:20:59 from 67.182.145.8

Andrew, welcome! Congratulations on your decision to quit smoking; sounds like you can make your BQ - you are close, and quiting smoking should help a lot. I used to live in Chicago, and enjoyed running along the lake. Good luck!

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Hot down here in Texas! 95 degrees all week...

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Chicago afternoon run.. from Logan Square down to North Ave beach entrance, up to Fullerton and back to Washtenaw Ave. 1 hr. 12 minutes total running time for appx. 9 miles

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Hot in Texas... around 100 degrees

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Hot in Texas........ around 100 degrees. Also, I didn't realize, but there is an Air Pollution Warning in North Texas, saying 'Limit Outdoor Activity.' Also, another 100+ degree day today (Weds).....might have to run on the treadmill tonight.

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Hot in Texas.... 100 degrees... "Orange" Air Pollution Warning - Limit Outdoor Activity. Felt pretty good though.

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Probably taking today off.... dinner out, sore calves, scorching heat in TX...

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Chicago... down to North Ave beach entrance, up to Fullerton and back to Logan Square.. 1 hour 12 minutes total running time

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Worked late, ran late...11pm - 12pm. Nice moonlight run in TX.

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St. Louis... Queeny Park Eagle Trail

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Post-dinner late night run under the bright Texas moon...

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58 minutes total running time

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59 minutes total running time... 100 degrees today

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Set the alarm for 6am today with plans for an early morning slow(er) run... ended up sleeping the extra hour instead. Might try to make up for it tonight back in Chicago, likely will make this a rest day and run 10 miles tommorow...

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Rainy Friday in Chicago....

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105 degrees, 59 minutes... never too hot. Bring it mother nature, bring it.

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Another hot one in North Texas...

Today was a struggle.....around 105 degrees. 8 miles in 59 minutes.

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Another hot one....

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Early morning run....62 minutes.... not quite as hot, around 85 degrees or so.

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Chicago early afternoon run... 1:26 minutes, about 11.5 miles, nice and cool.

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Comments
From Bec on Fri, Jul 17, 2009 at 16:33:26 from 67.177.35.60

Great run! I just found your blog. I hope the best for you as you try to qualify for Boston. Are you doing the Chicago marathon? I've heard that is a quick, fast course. Boston is totally worth buckling down and working toward!

From Andrew_Boston_2010 on Tue, Jul 21, 2009 at 10:00:37 from 170.49.217.216

Hi Bec!

Thanks for your note - I truly appreciate the support. I am in fact running Chicago on October 11th, with the goal of running in 3:10 or less in order to qualify for Boston.. have you run it before? Take care...

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10 miles, 75 minutes, major struggle for last 45 minutes due to cramping. Drank too much last night... Also shouldn't have eaten fried chicken and waffles and smoked so many cigarettes beforehand! Lesson learned.

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Under 100 degrees today, still hot though. 59 minutes.

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From thedude on Tue, Jul 21, 2009 at 23:06:38 from 71.199.1.53

Glad to hear you are sticking with the training, and not smoking. I have a buddy that went from 220 to 180. He qualified for Boston at St. George by 11 seconds. It didn't take him that long to train-up. I'm not sure what Chicago Marathon is like, but a lot of people BQ there. St. George is kind-of hilly, net downhill, but hilly just the same. You'll get to Boston. My marathon times are wildly inconsistent about 4 hours between best and worst. So 18 minutes may seem like a lot, but luck, prep, weather, attitude, etc. go a long long way.

You should run the D-news on Friday. Sounds like the temperature will be about what you are use to.

Good Luck.

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58:28 - 8.13 miles - 7:11 minutes/mile 

Started using the RunKeeper application on the iPhone the other day - great tool.

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Planned on running this morning... passed for extra sleep. Might take a late-night run upon returning to Chicago tonight. Or, might good to take today off - I started feeling soreness/tightness in my calf and thigh muscles during the 2nd half of yesterday's run - could probably use a day off. BUT - consistency. No skipping, no excuses, 6 days a week.

 

Late night Chicago run.. felt good out there. total time 1:08:08 over 9.44 miles.   

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Nice long run through the city of Chicago... from Logan Square - downtown - Grant Park - Shedd - up the lakefront path to Diversey and back home. 2:10 total running time, about 17 miles.

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After 8 months, this is my last week working at BNSF Railway in Fort Worth, TX. Yay! I will miss some of the people and the hotel golf course where I've done all my running, but other than that I'm super excited to be done here! I start my next project next Monday 8/3 in Houston, so no escaping the brutal Texas heat! In fact probably hotter in Houston. Looking forward to some nice long runs in Houston's Memorial Park... it will be a welcome change to be running in the company of others! Also looking forward to the Chicago R&R Half Marathon this Sunday. Stay tuned....

Standard 8 mile run, 59 minutes, and I felt great  (especially considering the 17 mile run I did on Sunday)  

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about 9.5 miles..... 1:14 total running time

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Just over 8 miles, almost exactly one hour running time.

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11.46 miles in 1:22:34

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9.33 miles in 1:05:50

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Day of rest in prepartion for Chicago R&R 1/2 marathon tomorrow...

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Race: Chicago Rock & Roll Half Marathon (13.1 Miles) 01:23:43, Place overall: 85, Place in age division: 21
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I felt good about this performance, faster that I thought I was. Ran in sub 1:24, placing 85th out of 14,438 total finishers. Top 100 baby!

Ideal running conditions today in the beautiful city of Chicago. I was originally hoping to crack the 1:30 mark, set out early with the 1:25 pace group and aimed to stay with them. After 7-8 miles decided I could do so, and then started pulling ahead. Ran at 6:26 pace for the first 10 miles and finished at 6:24 pace, as I picked it up a bit for the final 3 miles or so. Felt strong, other than some minor muscle soreness. Good confidence booster in training for Chicago Marathon October 11th. Don't want to get cocky but this race has given me a new-found motivation and confidence that I am actually capable of a Boston Qualifying time, maybe even of breaking the 3 hour mark. I've really got to make a sincere effort to quit smoking for good though!! Another 1/2 marathon here in a month or so.....to be continued.

 

Thanks Mom and Dad for coming out to support me!!! 

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Comments
From Jon on Sun, Aug 02, 2009 at 18:03:13 from 75.169.136.216

That's a great time! Definitely gives you confidence for BQ!

From Barry on Sun, Aug 02, 2009 at 20:14:59 from 67.61.238.49

Great job on your race! Was that a PR for you?

From Burt on Sun, Aug 02, 2009 at 21:34:10 from 98.167.151.26

Looks like you should have no problem qualifying.

From jtshad on Mon, Aug 03, 2009 at 08:04:04 from 69.20.183.178

Great job!

From Sasha Pachev on Mon, Aug 03, 2009 at 13:28:57 from 192.168.1.1

Andrew:

You have confirmed my suspicions with this race. You are a very very talented runner. Even after all the damage from smoking you may still have a sub-2:30 marathon in you. Who knows, maybe faster, maybe even Olympic Trials Qualifier (2:19), maybe even a top 20 finish at the Trials.

With this potential it is not surprising that Satan, the enemy of God, would want you to smoke. He hates the light and loves the darkness, he hates everything that shines, and he would be greatly offended if your light shone in its fullness. So he does what he can to stop you. The good news is that he has no power except what you give him by your choices, so all it takes to thwart him is one firm decision to be good.

I expect that if you do everything right you will see something in the 2:40 range in a year.

The key is to remain consistent in training, and particularly in recovery. Recovery consists of proper diet (including abstinence from harmful substances) and rest.

I am curious about your top end speed. What can you run 100 meters in?

From Andrew_Boston_2010 on Mon, Aug 03, 2009 at 15:42:36 from 66.54.158.66

Thank you everyone for the generous support, I sincerely do appreciate it! It really helps to receive positive feedback/reinforcement from your fellow runners. One of the things I really love about this blog and the running community is the support everyone shows one another, it really makes a difference, so thank you!

Barry - This was the first 1/2 marathon I've participated in, so I suppose one would consider it a PR. I'll have the opportunity to improve on this time 9/13 with another 1/2 marathon in Chicago.

Sasha - Thank you for your advice and words of encouragement, you've helped to inspire me and find out what I am actually capable of. I'm not sure what I can run a 100 meters in, I haven't checked any time at all recently. I'll get back to you. Thanks again.

From ChromeDome on Thu, Aug 06, 2009 at 09:20:57 from 67.164.165.221

Wow, you are so much faster than me and you still SMOKE! I hate you. Just kidding! But really, good luck quitting the habit.

Congratulations on the great race time.

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Hot/humid down here in Houston.. .kind of a struggle today.

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Nice late night run...10:15pm - 11:20p. 65 minutes, about 9 miles. Not quite as hot/humid at this hour. Went to Houston Astro baseball game earlier, ate too much unhealthy food.

Night Sleep Time: 7.50Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 7.50Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
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Brutal heat/humidty today... roughly 105 degree heat index. May have overdone it a little bit, will be taking an easy tomorrow.

Night Sleep Time: 6.50Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 6.50Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
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From JimF on Fri, Aug 07, 2009 at 09:36:33 from 68.58.82.233

Tough running when it gets that hot. Great to get that many miles in considering the weather.

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Exactly 1 hour total running time - roughly 8 miles. Hot/humid as usual. 

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Late night treadmill run (11:45pm - 1am) following 15 hour work day.

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7am call at work today. Not enough sleep. Today will be probably be rest in anticipation of long (19-20 mile) run tomorrow.

10 mile / 70 minute run in Chicago Saturday afternoon.

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8 mile / 60 minute early-evening run in Chicago.

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11+ miles, 78 minute total running time.

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Great night's sleep, overdue.... 8+ hours.

A little over 8 mile - 60 minutes total running time.  

Night Sleep Time: 8.25Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 8.25Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
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From Kelli on Tue, Aug 11, 2009 at 20:32:32 from 71.219.82.15

Glad you got some sleep!!!!

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Nice, leisurely 10 mile/74 minute run with Sam through the streets of Houston. Cooler today than usual today.

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Another good night's sleep...

Travel/rest day. 10 mile run planned for tomorrow and long run (appx. 20 mile) planned for Saturday.

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12+ miles today, 91 minutes total running time. Beautiful weather in Chicago, 85 and sunny, lots of people by the lakefront watching practice runs for the Air & Water Show this upcoming weekend. Great day for a run in the city...

18 miles planned for tomorrow.

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From Sasha Pachev on Sat, Aug 15, 2009 at 18:05:01 from 192.168.1.1

Good progress.

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78 minutes, just under 11 miles.

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appx. 30 mile bike ride with Stu through Chicago...

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Close to 10 miles, about 77 minutes total running time.

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Hilton Houston Post Oak to Memorial Park - two laps on the 2.9 park loop - back to the hotel. 11+ miles / 77 minutes total running time

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Hilton Houston Post Oak to Memorial Park - two laps on the 2.9 park loop - back to the hotel. 11.5 miles appx. / 79 minutes total running time

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10 miles / 70 minutes

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Final run without my new Garmin watch, which I received from my Dad as a birthday gift. Very exciting!! Awesom tool... no more guess work involved.

Roughly 11 miles / 77 minutes.

 

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12 fast miles in 1:19:56 for a 6:40 pace

2.5 super-slow miles with Aunt Kathy/Uncle Lou in 28:55 for an11:27 pace

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1:09:00 for a 6:23/mile pace

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1:13:56 total running time for a 6:34/mile pace

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Long run today - 2:19:40 total running time for a 6:59/mile pace

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1:11:14 total running time for a 7:08/mile pace

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1:09:12 total running time for a 6:55/mile pace

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1:33:31 total running time for a 7:10/mile pace

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10 miles in 70 minutes total running time for a 7:00/mile pace

Got to love the Garmin!

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10 miles in 1:09:32 total running time for a 6:57/minute pace

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11.02 miles in 1:17:30 for a 7:02/minute pace

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Easy 6.5 mile run.

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Rest day.

Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
Race: Chicago Half Marathon & 5K (13.2 Miles) 01:22:10, Place overall: 84, Place in age division: 22
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84th out 14,854 total finishers. Felt good, finished strong. Chicago Marathon in 4 weeks!!

6:14/mile overall pace

Mile 1 - 6:21

Mile 2 - 6:14

Mile 3 - 6:16

Mile 4 - 6:19

Mile 5 - 6:21

Mile 6 - 6:18

Mile 7 - 6:22

Mile 8 - 6:28

Mile 9 - 6:18

Mile 10 - 6:17

Mile 11 - 6:10

Mile 12 - 6:01

Mile 13 - 5:46

 

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Comments
From Bec on Mon, Sep 14, 2009 at 19:45:47 from 67.177.35.60

Nice race! You will hit your PR and goal for Boston. Stay true to your training these last few weeks and for sure you will be registering for a race in April (Boston).

From Andrew_Boston_2010 on Tue, Sep 15, 2009 at 13:36:56 from 66.54.158.66

Thank you for the support and words of encouragement Bec! I really appreciate that. I'm feeling good about my chances, a little anxious, and looking forward to Oct 11th. Stay tuned..

From Sasha Pachev on Tue, Sep 15, 2009 at 13:50:31 from 192.168.1.1

Congratulations on a PR! Your splits suggest you were in about 1:19 shape but held back too much in the early miles.

You should be able to go under 3:00 in the marathon. I would suggest pacing yourself at 7:00 per mile. This will give you some room to BQ if you blow up. But you should not blow up too bad. You if you can run 1:22 half closing in 5:46, 1:30 for the first half will be a jog. Then you should have at least another 5 miles at 7:00. If you can make it to 20 miles in 2:20, you can go as slow as 8:00 for the last 6 and still BQ.

So I would just focus on no miles slower than 7:00, but no miles faster than 6:55 until you get to 20.

From Dustin on Tue, Sep 15, 2009 at 13:56:17 from 204.113.48.77

Good luck with your upcoming race. Based off your last race you should be able to qualify with room to spare.

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11.01 miles in 1:14:45 total running time for a 6:47/mile average pace.

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11 miles in 1:14:08 for a 6:44/mile average pace.

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10 miles in 1:07:42 for a 6:46/mile pace

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Day of rest

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11 miles in 1:11:53 for an average pace of 6:32/mile. Stopped at Fleet Feet on Wells to pick up my packet/number for the CARA Ready-to-Run 20 miler on Sunday. 

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Another day of rest

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Final long run in training preparation for Chicago Marathon on 10/11/09. I skipped the early, fully-supported organized 20-mile training run (CARA Ready-to-Run) in favor of sleeping later and going out on my own. Ran 21 miles in 2:23:53 for an average pace of 6:51/mile. Felt good overall, although experiencing some right ankle pain which has already significantly diminished. Plan on taking an easy, relaxed 8 mile run Monday  in Houston after work.

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Comments
From Sasha Pachev on Wed, Sep 23, 2009 at 18:28:13 from 192.168.1.1

Very good! I think it is safe to go out faster than 7:00. But just to be sure, find the 3:00 pace group and run with them until 20. Then if you feel good pull away.

From Andrew_Boston_2010 on Tue, Sep 29, 2009 at 17:32:06 from 66.54.158.66

Thanks a lot Sasha, I appreciate your advice. I will plan on following that strategy.

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Sore right ankle following yesterday's long run, although the pain subsided drastically in a 24 hour period. May be attributed to new shoes I started running in last Monday 9/14 and probably still breaking in. (although it's the same Nike Vomero 4 I've always run in). Probably should have rested today but decided to go out for a relaxed 8 mile jog. Started to experience some noticeable pain/discomfort in the last 2 miles. 8 miles in 59:25 for a 7:25/mile pace. Probably going to stay off the ankle with a rest day on Tuesday - don't want to take any chances with the Chicago Marathon approaching in less than 3 weeks.

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Comments
From tamy on Wed, Sep 23, 2009 at 14:02:21 from 72.129.10.154

Andrew,

Your blog caught my eye because my brother is named Andrew, runs, and recently hurt his ankle. So I was checking to see if you were my brother. You're not, so nice to meet you. :) How's the plan to quit smoking going? I ask because I once liked smoking. I'm glad to be a smoke-free runner now. Good luck getting there too!

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8 miles in 53:00 total running time for an average pace of 6:37/mile

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Comments
From Sasha Pachev on Wed, Sep 23, 2009 at 18:30:51 from 192.168.1.1

Be careful with the pace. Yes, you can run 6:40s and it does feel easy, but it beats up the body overtime. Ease off to 7:20 or so, if the legs start itching run a mile, no more than that, under 6:00.

From Andrew_Boston_2010 on Tue, Sep 29, 2009 at 17:42:51 from 66.54.158.66

Sasha thanks for your input. I've been suffering from some right ankle pain - and as a result just took five days of rest before going out on a 12 mile easy run yesterday. Should I be concerned having taken a 5 day break with the marathon approaching on Oct 11th? The ankle issue didn't start occuring until after I started running in a new pair of shoes about 3 weeks ago. They are the same Nike Vomera 4's I've always worn, just a new pair. Anyways, the ankle tends to get a little swollen (by the inner bone that juts out) and causes discomfort when I run. It usually is more painful post-run ... icing it for 20 mins has helped. For example after my 21 mile long run on 9/20, I was in some major pain, hobbling around, but the next day it had mostly subsided. Afterwards, the following Mon and Tues, 9/21 and 9/22, I went out for 8 mile easier runs and the pain returned and got worse. So I took 5 days off until yesterday, when I went for a 12 mile run in about 1:26. I started feeling the ankle about 1/2 way through. It's definitely bearable but I feel like it will slow be down. I know you're not a doctor, but any thoughts? Also, how would you suggest approaching the next week and a half or so, in terms of training, mileage, etc? I want to give myself the best chance on race day. My sister is a former distance runner, and her thoughts:

"Think you better go have the ankle looked at...if it's tendonitis it will get worse running. Get a prescription

for a physical therapist for ultrasound and stim and to ice and take Arnica and stay off it. You should probably be tapering now anyway for the marathon. Maybe go see a sports med person after work who can take a look at it. Maybe even a cortisone shot will help you."

I would sincerely appreciate any advice that you or anyone else could provide. Thanks!

From Sasha Pachev on Tue, Sep 29, 2009 at 19:41:44 from 192.168.1.1

Andrew:

Training-wise, as long as you do some jogging/cross-training not a whole lot will change. I would keep it very mild as not to aggravate the injury.

Your sister had a good idea. If you have the money or good insurance getting professional help can never hurt. The trouble is that a lot of times you pay a whole lot of money for them to tell you it is nothing serious and will go away with rest and icing.

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rest day (recovery for right ankle pain)

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rest day (recovery for right ankle pain)

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rest day (recovery for right ankle pain) - rode 14+ miles on the bike through the streets of Chicago.

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rest day (recovery for right ankle pain)

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rest day (recovery for right ankle pain)

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Early morning flight to Houston today (4:45am wake-up call was not enjoyable).

Went out for a post-work run around 18:15, ran 12 miles in 1:26 exactly for a 7:10/pace. Started feeling right ankle pain about 5 miles in, even after 5 days off... I'm a little worried.

Plans today (Tues 9/29) for an easy 8 miles

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8 miles in 55:17 for an average pace of 6:54/mile. Ankle is feeling okay.

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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
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8 miles in 56:54 for an average pace of 7:07/mile. Ankle is feeling better. From here on out (until Octover 11th race day), need to take it easy - light, mild runs with limited mileage. 

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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
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8 miles (4.5 slow miles with cousin Charlie) in 1:04:26 total running time for an average pace of 8:02/mile.

Night Sleep Time: 8.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 8.00Weight: 0.00Calories: 1106.00
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
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Late night (11pm) run in St. Louis. Ran 6 miles in 43:24 for an average pace of 7:12/mile.

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10.10 miles in 1:12:19 for an average pace of 7:10/mile. No more runs longer than 6 miles between today and race day on October 11th. Remaining running schedule:

Mon 10/5: 5 easy miles

Tues 10/6: 7 easy miles

Weds 10/7: 5 easy miles

Thurs 10/8: rest

Fri 10/9: 5 easy miles

Sat 10/10: rest

Sunday 10/11: 2009 Chicago Marathon!!

 

 

 

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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
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Fairly easy 6 miles in 42:50 for an average pace of 7:08/mile

Night Sleep Time: 7.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 7.00Weight: 0.00Calories: 843.00
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
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Easy 6 miles in 43:22 for an average pace of 7:14/mile

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6 miles in about 43 minutes total running time

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Rest day.

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Rest day.

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Good night's sleep, easy 3.5 miles in about 30 minutes. Pre-marathon 'warm-up.'

Night Sleep Time: 10.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 10.00Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
Race: Bank of America Chicago Marathon (26.2 Miles) 02:58:47, Place overall: 724, Place in age division: 167
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Mission accomplished - Boston 2010 is next (already registered)!! Also raised $2000 for the American Cancer Society in the process.

Thanks everyone for your great advice and words of encouragement! 

Check it out, made the chicago sun-times website (running through Chinatown - mile 23, that's me on the right) with my german friend/running coach Martin. Sweet.  

http://www.suntimes.com/-1,chicago-marathon-101109g.photogallery?index=16

 

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Comments
From Andrew_Boston_2010 on Tue, Oct 13, 2009 at 12:46:24 from 24.15.197.30

Note: you may have to cycle through to see picture, mine is the one featuring Chinatown.

From josse on Tue, Oct 13, 2009 at 13:47:41 from 75.216.121.235

Great job on a BQing and getting a sub-3 marathon. Enjoy Boston it is a blast.

From Sasha Pachev on Tue, Oct 13, 2009 at 16:23:23 from 192.168.1.1

Congratulations! It is one thing to know you can run a fast time, but it is something else to actually do it.

Looking at the splits you held your own in the second half very well. I would say you paced it perfectly.

From Mark on Tue, Oct 13, 2009 at 23:04:49 from 173.168.88.68

Awesome job Andrew! Sub 3:00 is amazing.

From JulieC on Wed, Oct 14, 2009 at 09:26:23 from 71.35.213.60

Wow, what a big PR!! Is this still as a cigarette smoker? Please tell me "no". Holy cow, if so you are headed for a 2:30 real soon at quitting time, right? Since I never read your blog before, I like to read up on race reports, I probably missed that announcement. Great for you raising money for the American Cancer Society....uhhh I guess that means you quit? Happy post marathon recovery :D.

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Post marathon rest day

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5 miles in 36:39 for an average pace of 7:19/mile.

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Rest day.

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5 miles in 37 minutes for an average pace of 7:23/mile

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7 miles in 51:13 for an average pace of 7:14/mile

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Rest day.

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7 miles in about 50 minutes

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7 miles on the treadmill in about 52 minutes.

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6.5 miles in 46:18 for an average pace of 7:07/mile

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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
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In West Virginia: 4 miles outside (some uphill), 4 miles inside on the treadmill - about 1 hour total running time.

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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
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8 miles in 59:23 for an average pace of 7:24/mile

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11 miles in 1:22:31 for an average pace of 7:30/mile (West Virginia, lots of good hills)

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Standard Bannockburn - Riverwoods - LF - Bannockburn loop.

10 miles in 1:10 for an average pace of 6:59/mile

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Quick 3 miles in 19:47 for an average pace of 6:35/mile.

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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
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9 miles in about 1:09 (Garmin ran out of batteries at 51:35 / 7.01 miles / 983 calories)

West Virginia - lots of hills, up & down terrain, great for Boston training

Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00Calories: 1250.00
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6.003.009.00

West Virginia - lots of hills, up & down terrain, ideal for Boston training

9 miles (hilly terrain) in 1:07:33 for an average pace of 7:29/mile

 

Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00Calories: 1248.00
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3.006.009.00

West Virginia - lots of hills, up & down terrain, ideal for Boston training

9 miles (hilly terrain) in 1:10:28, including a few waits to cross the street, for an average pace of 7:44/mile

Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00Calories: 1269.00
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Back home in Lake County, IL on a beautiful day.

11 miles in 1:16:36 for an average pace of 6:58/mile.

Night Sleep Time: 8.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 8.00Weight: 0.00Calories: 1512.00
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0.007.007.00

Issues with Garmin watch, started working properly about 10-11 minutes / 1.5 miles into the run. Recorded total of 5.5 miles in 39:19 for an average pace of 7:08/mile.

Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00Calories: 900.00
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West Virginia - lots of good hills, ideal for Boston training. 9 miles in about 1:07:30 total running time for an average pace of 7:30/mile.

Night Sleep Time: 7.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 7.00Weight: 0.00Calories: 1250.00
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6.000.006.00

6 miles in 44:50 total running time for an average pace of 7:23/mile

Night Sleep Time: 7.50Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 7.50Weight: 0.00Calories: 842.00
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10 miles in 1:15:48 total running time for an average pace of 7:35/mile

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10.000.0010.00

10 miles in 1:14:06 total running time for an average pace of 7:24/mile

Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00Calories: 1385.00
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0.004.504.50

4.5 miles in 31:26 total running time for an average pace of 6:59/mile

Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00Calories: 618.00
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11.000.0011.00

11 miles in 1:18:40 total running time for an average pace of 7:09/mile

Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00Calories: 1529.00
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11 miles in 1:16:47 total running time, for an average pace of 6:58/mile

Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00Calories: 1521.00
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11 miles in 1:17:51 total running time, for an average pace of 7:05/mile

Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00Calories: 1515.00
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10 miles in 1:08:53 total running time for an average pace of 6:53/mile

Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00Calories: 1379.00
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12 miles in Central Park (two complete loops) in 1:24:21 total running time, for an average pace of 6:59/mile

Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00Calories: 1665.00
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
5.500.005.50

About 5.5 slow miles with Omer in Central Park, total running time about 50 minutes

Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00Calories: 700.00
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8.000.008.00

8 miles on the treadmill in about 60 minutes total running time

Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00Calories: 1000.00
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10.000.0010.00

10 miles on the treadmill in 80 minutes total running time

Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00Calories: 1350.00
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6.000.006.00

6 miles in 48 minutes, for an average pace around 8:00/mile (on the treadmill)

Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00Calories: 825.00
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5.000.005.00

5 miles in about 40 minutes, for an average pace around 8:00/mile (on the treadmill)

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5.000.005.00

5 miles in about 39:51 total running time for an average pace of around 8 minutes/mile

Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00Calories: 700.00
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4.000.004.00

4 miles in about 29:17 total running time for an average pace of 7:31/mile

Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00Calories: 545.00
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0.008.008.00

8 miles on the treadmill (with steady incline) in 60 minutes total running time for an average pace of 7:30 per mile.

Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00Calories: 1000.00
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5.004.009.00

9 miles in about 70 minutes total running time for an average pace of under 8 minutes/mile. Beautiful run in sunny, warm Miami - from downtown over to Key Biscayne and back.

Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00Calories: 1200.00
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
293.501123.821417.32
Night Sleep Time: 618.00Nap Time: 1.50Total Sleep Time: 619.50Weight: 173.00Calories: 81297.00
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