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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
143.814.000.000.00147.81
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.900.000.000.008.90

8.9 miles outside before work, legs were heavy this morning (9:19/mi).

Strength training after work.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.000.000.000.008.00

8 miles outside before work, legs were in decent shape considering strength training session yesterday (9:24/mi).

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.000.000.000.000.00

Legs are sore so playing it safe with rest.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.700.000.000.007.70

7.7 miles outside before work (9:13/mi).  Legs are still sore but feeling more mobile today.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
12.000.000.000.0012.00

12 miles in the morning (9:38/mi).

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.530.000.000.007.53

7.5 miles in the morning (9:40/mi).

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
9.000.000.000.009.00

9 miles while in Miami for a business conference (9:50/mi).  Hot, hot, hot!

Strength training at night.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.400.000.000.007.40

7.4 miles in the Miami humidity before the conference.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.700.000.000.007.70

7.7 miles before work (9:34/mi).  Restart training after traveling on business and then feeling ill for several days after DTaP booster shot last Friday.

Strength training day.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.600.000.000.007.60

7.6 miles in the morning (9:23/mi).

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.580.000.000.008.58

8.6 miles before work (9:13/mi).

Strength training day.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.000.000.000.007.00

7 miles before work (9:15/mi) with the song "Squeeze Box" by The Who going through my head the entire time.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.002.000.000.0012.00

12 miles, nearly perfect morning (9:23/mi).  Not bad for overweight 47 year old.  

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.000.000.000.007.00

7 miles before work (9:16/mi)

Quick strength training workout after supper.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.000.000.000.007.00

7 miles before work (9:31/mi).  Tired and mental struggle during this one.

Strength training day.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
9.751.000.000.0010.75

7 miles before work, not concerned with pace as usual (9:23/mi).

3.75 miles during lunch hour (9:09/mi), last mile at MP.

 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.000.000.000.007.00

7 miles before work (8:57/mi).

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.250.000.000.007.25

7 miles before work in a muggy mess of weather (9:07/mi).  Side note, I'm working on stopping my anti-d medication, Lexapro.  I've been on and off the stuff since my mother's passing a very long time ago.  Time feels right and it's not good to be on it long-term.  Over time it makes me tired, gain weight, and loses effectiveness. 

Strength training day.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.401.000.000.005.40

5.4 miles during lunch gradually faster (8:53/mi).

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
143.814.000.000.00147.81
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