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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:

Consistent aerobic and strength training.

Christie Clinic Half Marathon 4/27/24

Long-Term Running Goals:

Sub 1:35 in half marathon.  Then might consider taking a shot at full marathon again.

Personal:

I started more dedicated running and racing in my thirties.  Eventually I developed symptomatic bradycardia and SVT which required a cardiac pacemaker implant and a cardiac cath ablation.  It has taken a long time to get back to running consistently again.  Counting my blessings and trying to remain more balanced with fitness.

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Miles:This week: 0.00 Month: 0.00 Year: 384.55
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
203.870.500.000.00204.37
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
9.530.000.000.009.53

some easy some fast

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.500.000.000.0010.50

outside 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.400.000.000.006.40

outside wogging on shot legs due to weight training

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.500.000.000.005.50

run before work

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.100.000.000.0010.10

run before and during work, running is fun when legs aren't sore from weights

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
14.000.000.000.0014.00

really surprised I could go this long in one go

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
1.000.000.000.001.00

strength training, trying to avoid blowing up my legs

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.400.000.000.006.40

morning run

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.000.000.000.008.00

morning run before work, chilly but I'll take it

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

pushed the pace faster than normal, get it in before bad weather

strength training sesh after work, full body basic (dead, ohp, lunge, pull-up, core)

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.300.000.000.008.30

mill work before work, refuse to put on cold gear

mill work during lunch, refuse to fight the wind haha

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
12.000.000.000.0012.00

Started feeling good at mile 7 but ended running angry the last mile thinking about how much easier and faster this would be if I just lost some weight.  At 210 lbs now versus 175 lbs at Boston back in 2009.  This is not rocket science.  Happy with overall result given the heart related setbacks I’ve had but still irks me a bit.  It’s Good Friday so need to put aside the selfishness. 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
11.200.000.000.0011.20

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.000.000.000.000.00

rest day

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.100.000.000.0010.10

easy double

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.500.000.000.004.50

walk during lunch

strength training session after work

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.100.000.000.006.10

run on ye old mill before work

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.840.000.000.006.84

nice lunch time run is some beautiful 70dg weather

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.500.000.000.004.50

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.500.500.000.007.00

easy progression to MP at very end 

strength training post run

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.000.000.000.007.00

lunch run

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.900.000.000.006.90

lunch run

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
16.100.000.000.0016.10

easy run before work and during lunch

evening walk

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.700.000.000.006.70

lunch run with hills workout

barbell strength training after work

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.800.000.000.008.80

early morning run before work plus lunch run

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.900.000.000.0010.90

Feeling good, breathing and heart rate are syncing up better so hope they don't have to tinker with my pacemaker anymore.  However, we shall see after the heat arrives.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
203.870.500.000.00204.37
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