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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: 39.30 Year: 161.80
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
102.400.003.253.25108.90
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.000.000.000.0010.00

8 + 2 mi - Morning and lunch combo.  A lot of interruptions in my running schedule these days.  Forced to do most activity in the early morning.  If it don't get done before 8am then it more than likely won't happen.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.000.000.000.0010.00

10 mi - Tried to push the pace more during last two miles.  My right arch continues to complain during these trips.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
2.100.000.000.002.10

2 mi - Giving right foot/arch a break to catch up.  Did some cross training of sorts alternating steep walking and easy jogging on the TM.  Followed by strength training.

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Resting right foot/arch.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.000.000.000.005.00

5 mi - Short speed surges with walking intervals.  Right foot/arch held up well.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
9.700.000.000.009.70

9.7 mi - Before work and all done really easy.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.400.000.000.0010.40

10.4 mi - Before work, included 8 x speed surges with 30-60 sec rest intervals during the last half.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.200.000.000.003.20

3.2 mi - Rode the indoor bike (9.6 mi) and then went to strength training.  Since I averaged around 20 mph on the bike, I used 3 as my divisor to estimate running miles. 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
13.000.000.000.0013.00

9 mi - Before work all done easy, but not "really" easy.  These days I have about 5 levels of easy.  Super, very, moderately, really and then just plain easy.

4 mi - Spinned 12.5 mi during the lunch hour followed by some stretching.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
11.300.000.000.0011.30

7.8 mi - Willed myself out of bed and went wandering around outside. Up a bit late last night after helping coach my daughter's softball game. 

3.5 mi - Bike 10.5 mi during lunch followed by stretching.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.500.000.001.506.00

6 mi - Run during lunch hour including some short intervals with equally short recoveries. 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
13.200.000.000.0013.20

10 mi - Easy run before work.  Trying a reboot after being sick last week.

3.2 mi - Run equivalent for biking 30 minutes.  Strength training afterward.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.500.000.001.505.00

5 mi - Lunch hour run, 15 x short speed intervals with short recoveries.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.000.002.000.005.00

5 mi - Lunch run including 15 minutes at current tempo pace :(

 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.500.001.250.255.00

5 mi - Mixed in some fartleks throughout, followed by strength training.

Heading back to cardiologist tomorrow for a check-up.  Feels like I'm creeping towards getting a pacemaker.  My bradycardia is becoming more symptomatic as the years pass.

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Rest day.  Had a follow-up appt. with Cardiologist today.  Resting heart rate has continued to fall over the past year even though my activity level has declined.  Discussed all of my other symptoms (constant fatigue, dizziness, palpitations, shortness of breath, etc.).  I was hoping it would get better but seems to be getting worse (not sure what normal feels like anymore).  I suppose I could just take the next 10 years off from vigorous exercise and see what happens, but as we age our heart rates continue to fall.  So decided it was time I go to an EP specialist to discuss implanting a pacemaker.  Owe it to the family to not mess around with it anymore. 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
102.400.003.253.25108.90
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