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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: 547.45
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
160.550.000.000.00160.55
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.000.000.000.003.00

3 miles followed by some strength exercises.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.000.000.000.0010.00

7 mi + 3 mi

Keeping a relaxed pace during both runs.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.000.000.000.0010.00

10 miles at a very leisurely pace.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
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7 + 3 mi; Completed these before and after work.  Feeling good. 

Strength training session at 60% of max.

 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.700.000.000.007.70

Lunch run.  No issues with heart rate.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.300.000.000.003.30

Ran on the treadmill over the lunch hour.  No heart rate issues.  It's been nearly a year since the surgery, but I think the pacemaker settings are finally just about right.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.000.000.000.008.00

8 mi - Easy pace (9:20 avg). 

Strength training, 60% max

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.000.000.000.007.00

7 mi - Morning run, tired overall.  Overreaching a bit.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.000.000.000.000.00

Strength training, 62% max

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
9.250.000.000.009.25

4.75 mi - Morning run.  Got up late so didn't have time to go further.

4.5 mi - Lunch hour on the treadmill due to heat.  HR didn't increase like it should so took a short break at 2 mi and restarted slowly using deep breathing to get it going.  Finished fast.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

6 mi - Lunch run on the treadmill due to heat.  Mixed in 3 x 5 min. hard/fast intervals.

Strength training in the evening.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.000.000.000.005.00

5 mi - Morning run, very hot and humid already.  Went really slow, tired heavy legs.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.500.000.000.004.50

4.5 mi - Lunch run on the treadmill again.  Getting a bit stir crazy so time to start braving the heat outside.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.750.000.000.006.75

6.75 mi - Lunch run through the park.  A good route with hills.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.000.000.000.0010.00

10 mi - Out and back on the bike trail.  Feels like progress.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.100.000.000.007.10

7 mi - Park loop again, done in 1:02.  Really like this route, good shade and hills.  Nice day as well.

Strength training session at 64% of max.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
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5.7 mi - Morning run before work. Beautiful outside. Legs were a little flat from strength training last night.

4.3 mi - Lunch run.  Mixed in several 30s pickups during the second half.

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Stength training at 64% max.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.100.000.000.005.10

5 mi - Quick run before work.  Pace was better than I thought.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.750.000.000.007.75

7.75 mi - Took a longer lunch break and went running around the park.  Life's too short.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.000.000.000.000.00

Strength training at 66% of max

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.000.000.000.007.00

7 mi - Done in about an hour during lunch.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.000.000.000.0010.00

7 mi - Run before work.  Legs were stiff so really slow going early.

3 mi - Lunch run at a faster pace.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.100.000.000.003.10

3 mi - Lunch run

Brief strength training at 66% max after work.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.000.000.000.0010.00

6.4 mi - Morning run, legs were feeling flat and a little sore in spots.  Just felt different.

3.6 mi - Lunch run to get to 10 miles for the day.  Feeling good until mile 2 when an insulin bonk struck forcing me to slow down.  The body is very sensitive to what I eat before a run.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
160.550.000.000.00160.55
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