Doesn't Get Easier

May 2010

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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: 8.30 Month: 52.60 Year: 329.15
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
89.120.000.000.0089.12
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.400.000.000.004.40

Slow with some walking.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

Still hanging in there.  Not much progress on the knee front.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
2.200.000.000.002.20

20 min spin cycling + 20 min of running + 10 min spin cycling + strength training

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0.000.000.000.000.00

Final exams and then blew off the run because of sinus issues.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
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Still sick.  Final exams and then illness have really screwed up this week.  

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.200.000.000.005.20

Due to my injury I just did a run and walk combo for 60 min on the treadmill this morning before church.  During the walking portions I cranked the incline to 15 and walked 4.1 mph.  Good workout.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.800.000.000.004.80

Same thing as yesterday, but had to walk more often.  Once again put the incline at 15 and walked 4.2 mph (more like hiking).  Then did some strength training.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
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Rest

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.300.000.000.003.30

2 easy sets of 15 min run and bike brick for 1 hr. workout.  Then followed by strength training.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
2.500.000.000.002.50

Did another run and bike combo.  Knee still gets stiff, but making some progress.  Followed up with some rolling.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.000.000.000.004.00

Run & Walk combo and then strength training.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.000.000.000.005.00

5 mi run & walk combo followed by strength exercises.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
1.000.000.000.001.00

Knee allowed only a 1 mile run and 30 min. of spinning.  Long stretching session afterward.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.000.000.000.005.00

5 mi run & walk combo nearly pain free!!  Followed by some strength exercises.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
2.250.000.000.002.25

Ran on the TM.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.000.000.000.005.00

Run & walk combo

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
2.250.000.000.002.25

Run & walk combo.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.000.000.000.007.00

Yes!  A break through.  Ran 7 miles easy and pain free!

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
2.000.000.000.002.00

Knee was tender today so I didn't venture far.  Missed a really good day for a longer run.  A little breeze and cloud cover.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.000.000.000.007.00

Mostly pain free run until half way point, but pain subsided.  Kind of strange.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.000.000.000.007.00

Ran 6 miles easy then completed the last mile run & walk style.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.000.000.000.005.00

Easy run

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.220.000.000.008.22

Right knee still aches off and on so I completed the miles run & walk style.  Then back home to hang out with the kids and go to the park.  Great weather day.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
89.120.000.000.0089.12
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