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February 2011

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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:

Stay in shape and minimize damage to my heart.

Long-Term Running Goals:

Lower bodyweight and complete some short races.

Personal:

Started runnning more regularly in 2005 after years of mostly strength training.  I have cut back on endurance training since developing heart related issues over the years.  Reintroduced regular strength training for a more balanced approach to health.

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Miles:This week: 4.50 Month: 27.50 Year: 1043.22
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
163.502.000.000.00165.50
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

Wow, huge blizzard here caused my TM to stop when the lights flickered.  Cut this one short and hunkered down!

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5.000.000.000.005.00

Did this run after shoveling about a foot of snow off of the driveway.  Felt terrible with tired back and left hammy.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.000.000.000.004.00

The weather is for the birds and I'm still a bit tired.  Crabby too!

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.000.000.000.005.00

Not into running this week can you tell?

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
14.000.000.000.0014.00

 Broke this into two runs on the TM.

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6.000.000.000.006.00

Feels like I'm coming down with something. Mentally checked out.

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Sick with Pink Eye and sinus issue.  Fun times.

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5.000.000.000.005.00

Feeling about 80%.  Antibotics are playing havoc on my endurance.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.300.000.000.007.30

Finally getting a decent feeling once again.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
13.302.000.000.0015.30

Feeling much better.  Had the day off so I ran these before lunch on the mill.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
14.000.000.000.0014.00

Broke it up into 2 runs, one outside and one inside.  The treadmill pace is spot on with outside pace.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
12.100.000.000.0012.10

Ran 8 before work and 4.1 after.

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12.000.000.000.0012.00

Ran 8 before work and 4 after.  Getting warmer outside and snow from the blizzard is almost gone.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.000.000.000.007.00

Ran 7 before work.  Off to Chicago tonight to leave for Costa Rica tomorrow. Really excited about this trip and the heat!!

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12.000.000.000.0012.00

First run in Costa Rica and what a beauty.  Loved the sun and heat.  Stopped to watch a triathlon taking place at our resort during the run.  They were stretched thin on volunteers so I helped guide runners on a turn once and while. Inspiring to watch the leaders screaming towards the finish.  Some serious competition participated.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
12.000.000.000.0012.00

Another earlier morning run before all of the activities and heat gear up.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

Back home in IL again.  I miss the warmth already.  Good to be back and on a firm schedule though.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.000.000.000.0010.00

Some faster paces mixed in, but I don't recall how much.  It was cold and raining out so I did these on the TM.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
12.800.000.000.0012.80

Faster pacing the during the last 5 miles.  Trying to get on a better schedule.  Need some consistency!

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
163.502.000.000.00165.50
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