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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
102.053.500.000.00105.55
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.700.000.000.006.70

Lunch run of 6.7 miles, a bit of a struggle with the heat and after taking a few days off.

Strength and flexibility for 45 minutes after work.

 

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Strength training for 40 min.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.350.000.000.006.35

Sluggish morning run, legs felt like lead.  Making progress in weight training but comes at the cost of running.  Has me wonder if there is an alternate universe where concurrent training both heavy squats and long distance running happily coexist.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.100.000.000.006.10

Morning run, legs felt a bit better.  The old barbell squats did a number on my legs this week because I went a bit heavier and deeper.  Strength training is so specific.  Change up one little thing and you can end up sore.

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Strength and flexibility training for 40 minutes, dropping volume to increase running.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
2.000.000.000.002.00

Treadmill hill hike & fast pick-ups over the lunch hour.

Strength and flexibility training for 30 minutes after work.

 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.500.000.000.006.50

Lunch hour run, started out strong but breathing and pacemaker fell out of sync which feels like you can't catch your breath.  So had to take walking breaks and then restart with rythmic breathing.  

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strength training for 30 minutes after work

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.000.000.000.007.00

lunch hour run, deceptively steamy outside so was a bit harder than expected

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.003.500.000.003.50

lunch run 3.5 mi faster than usual, listening to CCR makes me go faster

strength training 50 min

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.000.000.000.008.00

morning run 8 mi, got out late so turned into a shuffle

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strength training for 35 minutes

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.400.000.000.006.40

morning run and strength training later in the day 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.700.000.000.006.70

lunch run, pushing pace

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.400.000.000.006.40

Nice morning run but right knee tendinitis has made another appearance.  

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strength training for 30 minutes, switching to single set total body training

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
12.600.000.000.0012.60

Felt surprisingly good on this run, temp was a little warm but not much of a factor.   Stopped for some water a couple times, knee was ok as well.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.000.000.000.005.00

push mowing in very hot conditions, I was throttled by the end

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.400.000.000.006.40

morning run in oppressive heat and humidity

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.500.000.000.003.50

treadmill run during lunch, oppressive heat outside

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.400.000.000.003.40

treadmill run during lunch

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.400.000.000.006.40

tried an early morning run outside, very warm and humid still

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
2.600.000.000.002.60

morning run cut short due to hot conditions and feeling sick

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
102.053.500.000.00105.55
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