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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
178.800.002.500.00181.30
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.000.002.500.005.50

lunch run with threshold paces

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.100.000.000.008.10

Easy run outside on a depressing weather day.

strength trading nearly 90 minutes before dinner, felt like too much

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.400.000.000.008.40

Morning run, went to cover band concert for Rush last night, so was thinking about my old friend I lost this year while Rush tunes danced in my head.  I'll admit it, I cried.

2 mile walk at work

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.400.000.000.006.40

morning run with random farlek/pickups

strength training 30 min during lunch

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
9.000.000.000.009.00

Morning run, tough to get going.

Walk 2.6 mi during lunch.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.400.000.000.006.40

The usual prework run in the dark, echo later to check in on Mr. Ticker.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.700.000.000.006.70

fast run during lunch

walk in afternoon

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.000.000.000.0010.00

Morning run, now tired

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.000.000.000.000.00

warm-up on indoor bike followed by strength training

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.600.000.000.006.60

cold early morning run

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.500.000.000.007.50

morning run and lunch walk

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
1.000.000.000.001.00

only walk, hurt back so resting a bit 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.300.000.000.006.30

easy morning run, back bothering me since laying off heavy lifting, expected this to occur, listened to Bruckner's 8th which has one of the best symphony finales imo

strength training during lunch

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.900.000.000.006.90

treadmill run cuz it's cold n rainy out

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.000.000.000.000.00

strength training 45 minutes

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.000.000.000.0010.00

morning run 6.5 mi, cold windy as all get out

lunch run 3.5 mi, on the tready

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.000.000.000.000.00

replacement pacemaker implant surgery

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

4.4 mile jog and walk in the morning

1.6 mile walk in afternoon

Had a new pacemaker implant procedure done yesterday. Suppose to take it easy for a week but feeling really good. Doc said heart is structurally sound and only has the pesky sick sinus issue. So he says I’m free to race again which I have been fearful of for some time. So let’s see what’s cooking in 2024.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.600.000.000.004.60

3.6 mile walk and run during lunch hour in work clothes no less.

I'm down about 5 lbs since switching to a mindful eating approach.

1.0 mile walk later in the day.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
9.000.000.000.009.00

6.4 mile run and walk, settings on this new pacemaker might need some adjusting.

2.6 mile run and walk.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.000.000.000.0010.00

10 mile run & walk, totally gassed the last 3 miles.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.800.000.000.006.80

6.8 mi morning run in rain

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.900.000.000.005.90

5.9 mi morning run on treadmill cuz sick of running in rain

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.000.000.000.0010.00

6.9 mi morning run, measured HR and appears nearly perfect pacing based on conventional HR table

3.1 mi afternoon run, lower body strength 25 min

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
11.000.000.000.0011.00

6.8 mi morning run in drizzle AGAIN booo

4.2 mi afternoon run and walk, followed by strength training for 20 min

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.200.000.000.0010.20

6.4 mi morning run, a bit sore and sluggish

3.8 mi afternoon run

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
9.000.000.000.009.00

6 mi morning run in snowfall, sluggish

3 mi afternoon run & walk

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
178.800.002.500.00181.30
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