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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:

No idea.  Just trying to stay in shape after several heart related setbacks.

Long-Term Running Goals:

Lower bodyweight and complete some more races.

Personal:

Hooked onto running in 2005 after years of mostly powerlifting.

 

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Miles:This week: 10.20 Month: 155.20 Year: 754.92
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
1141.210.003.253.251147.71
Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.000.000.000.0010.00

10 mi - First run of the year done in the cold and sunny outdoors.  I think my first race of the year will be a local half marathon in April. 

Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.000.000.000.005.00

5 mi - Jog on the treadmill followed by legs.

Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.000.000.000.0010.00

5 mi - Lunch, lower back and butt are sore which is a sure indication that I've been doing too much sitting and not enough moving.

5 mi - After work on the mill while finishing the movie "Major League". Always liked the 80s vibe and one-liners of that movie.

Weight: 0.00
Comments
From SlowJoe on Wed, Jan 06, 2016 at 19:19:45 from 107.77.80.64

If there is no 80s montage, it's not a real movie

From Rob Murphy on Wed, Jan 06, 2016 at 19:28:38 from 24.10.247.181

Nuke Laloosh baby!!!

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.250.000.000.004.25

4 mi - Lunch run, already wishing for spring.

Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.000.000.000.000.00

No run, totally out of it all day.  Up really late the night before as wife had a kidney stone and we had to go to the hospital for emergency removal. 

Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.400.000.000.004.40

4 mi during lunch break. Caught up on most sleep yesterday.

Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.600.000.000.004.60

4 mi progression during lunch.

Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.000.000.000.0010.00

10 mi on the treadmill while watching a good nutrition video by Dr. Doug Lisle.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=jX2btaDOBK8&desktop_uri=%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DjX2btaDOBK8

Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.800.000.000.0010.80

6.3 + 4.5 mi

Before and after work on the treadmill with some calisthenics.

Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.000.000.000.0010.00

6.3 + 3.7 mi

If all goes to plan should be the same as yesterday.  Not quite, but got the minimum 10 miles.

Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.000.000.000.0010.00

6 +  4 mi

Another double done on the treadmill.  Working up to doing 10 mi once per day.

Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.000.000.000.0010.00

7 + 3 mi

Another double planned for today.

Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.000.000.000.008.00

8 mi

On the treadmill again.  Finished watching "Lone Survivor", which I give a 4 out of 5 stars.  Solid action movie.

 

Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.000.000.000.000.00

I had the day off so you would think a run would get done.  Of course it didn't, but I thought about it all day.

Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.900.000.000.0010.90

6.5 + 4.4 mi w/5 striders

Started watching "Dumb and Dumber To".  I had to grab the rails on the mill a couple times because I couldn't catch my breath while laughing.  Suppose to get some snow later tonight, so will probably have to squeeze in some snow removal in the morning.

Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.000.000.000.000.00

No run, oldest daughter back in hospital again.  Depression sucks!!

Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.000.000.000.000.00

No run, not motivated and feeling hopeless, thinking about Claire.

Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
13.280.000.000.0013.28

10 + 3.28 mi

Morning and lunch on the treadmill.  Hope to see Claire next Monday.  Calling her later this afternoon.  Still not sure how long she'll being staying at the hospital, but hope to find out more soon.

Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.000.000.000.0010.00

10 mi

Treadmill at an easy pace.

Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.320.000.000.006.32

6.3 mi

Early morning run before visiting Claire at the hospital.  She's really angry for finding herself in this situation again.  She's reaching for more clarity to try an understand the root cause.  I hope it motivates her.

Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.000.000.000.000.00

No run.  Wife had operation for kidney stones so was on house call all day.  Tired!!

Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.000.000.000.0010.00

6 + 4 mi

Early morning jog before work, then a progression run during lunch.

 

Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.000.000.000.0010.00

Easy morning run on the treadmill.

Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.000.000.000.0010.00

Woke up a bit late today so plan to run another morning and lunch double to get 10 miles.  First run slower, second run faster.  Followed second run with two supersets of hanging leg raises, pull-ups, pistol squats, hypers, and seated calf raise. 

Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
11.500.000.000.0011.50

Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.000.000.000.007.00

Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.000.000.000.005.00

Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.000.000.000.005.00

Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.200.000.000.0010.20

7 + 3 miles

A double on the treadmill followed by strength training.

Weight: 0.00
Comments
From SlowJoe on Sat, Feb 06, 2016 at 11:28:59 from 45.18.50.53

Do you just do leg stuff for strength training? Just curious, I haven't done any since high school!

From Bob on Sat, Feb 06, 2016 at 12:56:38 from 70.194.102.118

Hey, I do a mix of 3-4 of the following 1-2 times a week:

Push-ups or dips

Pull-ups

Calf press seated or standing

Squats either one leg or traditional barbell

Deadlifts or back hypers

Ab crunches

Hanging leg lifts

Sometimes heavy weight but most times moderate weight or bodyweight. Start light for a couple weeks.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.000.000.000.007.00

7 mi on the mill before work.

Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.000.000.000.0010.00

10 mi easy on the treadmill (8:57 avg).

Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.000.000.000.005.00

5 miles on the treadmill again followed by strength training.

Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.000.000.000.005.00

5 miles on the treadmill during lunch.

Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.000.000.000.000.00

No run, too busy.

Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.000.000.000.0010.00

6.7 miles before work at an easy pace (9:00 avg).

3.3 miles after work.

Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.250.000.000.005.25

5 miles outside during lunch, warm and windy!

Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.500.000.000.0010.50

7 + 3 miles

Second run followed by strength training.

Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.000.000.000.005.00

Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.700.000.000.006.70

Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.700.000.000.003.70

Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.000.000.000.0010.00

Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.000.000.000.0010.00

Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.400.000.000.003.40

Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.600.000.000.003.60

Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
2.000.000.000.002.00

Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.500.000.000.003.50

Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.100.000.000.005.10

Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.100.000.000.005.10

Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.500.000.000.005.50

Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.000.000.000.000.00

Strength training 40 minutes

Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.000.000.000.0010.00

7 mi - Lunch run before heading to the dentist

3 mi - After work, easy

Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.000.000.000.005.00

5 mi - During lunch outside, mixed in plyometrics workout.

Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.400.000.000.003.40

3 mi - Lunch run followed by strength training for 15 minutes.

Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.800.000.000.005.80

5.8 mi - Miserable jog on the treadmill before work.  So out of shape right now.

Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.000.000.000.007.00

7 mi - During lunch, tired but got it done.

Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.500.000.000.0010.50

7 mi - Morning run before work. A little chilly and I was sluggish as expected.  Restarting my morning routine.

3 mi - Lunch run to get away from office.

Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.750.000.000.006.75

6.75 mi - Lunch run that was suppose to happen in the morning.  Up late with sick dog.

Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.250.000.000.0010.25

7 mi - Slow jog before work.  Plenty of walking and sulking.  Disappointed by my level of aerobic fitness, but is what it is.  Not sure if I'll even get close to what I had 7 years ago.  One day at a time.

3 mi - Lunch run followed by 15 minutes of strength training including barbell deadlifts!

Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.500.000.000.003.50

3.5 mi - Lunch run with 5 x pickups and 10 minutes worth of plyometrics.

Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.000.000.000.0010.00

5 mi - Morning run, no walking but did have a pit stop.  Weighed myself first thing this morning and ohhh boy do I have some work to do in that department.  All I need to do is lose 30-40 lbs to get down to 170-180, that's all.  A first world problem in more ways than one.

5 mi - Lunch run, 6 x pickups.  Nearly everyone at the fitness club had a shaker bottle in hand drinking some kind of special workout elixir.  Mostly the younger crowd.  The supplement industry still at work.  

Weight: 0.00
Comments
From Jon on Fri, Apr 01, 2016 at 08:54:55 from 96.33.87.148

The Barkley email list had some advice being tossed around the past few weeks on how to train and succeed. Losing weight was number one. I'm about 15 lbs heavy myself. Lugging extra weight up and down the mountains is killer at the Barkley.

If you're not aware of it, the race is this weekend. Follow the (sparse) updates on twitter at #BM100

From Bob on Fri, Apr 01, 2016 at 10:11:28 from 163.191.36.14

Thanks Jon. I heard rumblings about it happening this week.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.000.000.000.007.00

7 mi - All I could muster on the TM.  Had to stay home today.  Hopefully this week is a new start to higher miles.

Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.000.000.000.004.00

4 mi - Easy lunch run.

Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
12.000.000.000.0012.00

8.6 mi - Easy run before work.  Feeling better after being under the weather the past couple of days.

3.4 mi - Lunch run on the TM followed by a shortened strength training session.

Weight: 0.00
Comments
From jtshad on Thu, Apr 07, 2016 at 07:32:07 from 141.221.191.225

Glad you are feeling better.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.000.000.000.0010.00

6.8 mi - Lunch run with some pickups.

3.2 mi - After work real slow!

Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
1.200.000.000.001.20

20 min. walking at steep incline followed by strength training.

Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.200.000.000.005.20

5 mi - Lunch run mixing in pickups throughout.

Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.300.000.000.008.30

Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.300.000.000.0010.30

10 mi - Finally got my butt out early for an easy jog before work.

Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
11.200.000.000.0011.20

10 mi - Easy run before work.  Two days in a row!!

1.2 mi - Steep hiking on the TM before strength training during lunch.

Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.000.000.000.0010.00

10 mi - A jaunt around town before work again. Starting to feel some aches and stiffness, but goes away after 5 minutes.  I'm asking for trouble by jumping in volume this quickly, but making up for it some by going slow and easy.  That's what I keep telling myself anyway.

Weight: 0.00
Comments
From jtshad on Thu, Apr 21, 2016 at 07:43:38 from 141.221.191.225

Nice running this week! Being old contributes to the aches! :) You are a smart runner, listen to what your body says.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.000.000.000.0010.00

10 mi - Managed to make it another 10.  Last two miles were difficult.  The lower legs have been the biggest protesters.

Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.000.000.000.0010.00

10 mi - Easy morning jog on a perfect weather day.  Coached girls softball afterward. Could've played all afternoon.

Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.150.000.000.003.15

FiveFingers run + skipping rope + strength training

Weight: 0.00
Comments
From Rob Murphy on Sun, Apr 24, 2016 at 17:33:13 from 24.10.247.181

Skipping rope - good!

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.000.000.000.000.00

Rest day

Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.300.000.000.0010.30

10 mi - Before work, felt crummy first 5 miles and wanted to shut it down.  A short walk turned everything around.

Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
12.250.000.000.0012.25

10 mi - Before work, alternated fast running with walking breaks.

2 mi - Lunch hour workout, 30 minutes on TM alternating hiking at max incline and jogging, followed by strength training.

Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.120.000.000.0010.12

10 mi - Went into work early so I could take a longer lunch for a run.  Still didn't feel right about taking a long lunch to get this done though.

Weight: 0.00
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.

Weight: 0.00
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.

Weight: 0.00
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.

Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.000.000.000.000.00

Resting right foot/arch.

Weight: 0.00
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.

Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
9.700.000.000.009.70

9.7 mi - Before work and all done really easy.

Weight: 0.00
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.

Weight: 0.00
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. 

Weight: 0.00
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.

Weight: 0.00
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.

Weight: 0.00
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. 

Weight: 0.00
Comments
From jtshad on Mon, May 16, 2016 at 12:51:24 from 141.221.191.225

Nice start to the week!

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.

Weight: 0.00
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.

Weight: 0.00
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 :(

 

Weight: 0.00
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.

Weight: 0.00
Comments
From jtshad on Tue, May 31, 2016 at 10:12:40 from 141.221.191.225

Praying the checkup goes well.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.000.000.000.000.00

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. 

Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.000.000.000.004.00

4 mi - Lunch run followed by strength training.

Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
2.000.000.000.002.00

Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.000.000.000.005.00

Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.000.000.000.003.00

Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.400.000.000.005.40

Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.000.000.000.005.00

Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.000.000.000.004.00

Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.000.000.000.003.00

Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.100.000.000.005.10

Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.700.000.000.005.70

Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.000.000.000.005.00

Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.000.000.000.005.00

Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.400.000.000.003.40

Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.100.000.000.004.10

Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.000.000.000.000.00

Pacemaker implant surgery.

Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
2.000.000.000.002.00

Biked 15 min + Walk 15 min

It's been seven days since having a pacemaker installed.  Everything feels good right now.  No more bradycardia symptoms.  Still not sure how it will respond once I'm running again. 

Weight: 0.00
Comments
From jtshad on Thu, Jul 21, 2016 at 12:53:37 from 141.221.191.225

Good to hear you are doing well. You are in my prayers that all continues as hoped for and the resumption of running goes well.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
1.500.000.000.001.50

Walked for 30 minutes while waiting for my daughter.

Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.800.000.000.003.80

Stationary bike for 35 minutes.  Plan to try some jogging next week.

Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.700.000.000.003.70

Stationary bike for 35 minutes followed by some stretching.

Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.800.000.000.003.80

Stationary bike for 35 minutes with some stretching afterward.

Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.000.000.000.004.00

Stationary bike for 12 miles.  Heart rate was bouncing around sporatically.  Pacemaker will need some adjusting.

Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.300.000.000.003.30

First run since the surgery.  Felt a little rusty.  Alternated running with walking every 5 minutes.

Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.300.000.000.004.30

Stationary bike for 40 minutes during lunch.  Stretched afterward.

Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.500.000.000.003.50

Alternating jog 7 minutes and walk 3 minutes.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.000.000.000.004.00

Stationary bike for 12 miles.  Lifted a few weights afterward.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.700.000.000.008.70

Arose early for a run & walk covering 5 miles before work.  Felt good to get outside.

Stationary bike for 11 miles during lunch.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.000.000.000.004.00

Run & walk combo during lunch, very hot and humid.  HR avg. 123

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.800.000.000.008.80

Raining outside so did a run & walk combo on the treadmill for 5.5 miles before work.

Indoor cycling for 10 miles during lunch.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.000.000.000.005.00

Run & walk for 5 miles during lunch.  More running this time around.  HR pacing stills feels off during exercise.  Hope they can fix it when I go back in a couple months.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
2.000.000.000.002.00

2 miles on the treadmill followed by strength training.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.000.000.000.008.00

5 miles outside in perfect weather.  Stopped to walk once.

30 minutes of swimming after work.  Didn't go very far and was wiped out at the end. Felt really good. Counting it as 1.5 easy miles.

Took an easy 5 mile bike ride with our youngest before dinner. Another 1.5 easy miles equivalent.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.200.000.000.007.20

Tough 7 miles during lunch.  Had to walk several sections, but got it done. 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.000.000.000.000.00

Rest

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.500.000.000.006.50

Slugged out 6.5 miles before work.  Sweaty mess afterward.  Walked one hill so I'm making some progress.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
2.500.000.000.002.50

Biked around with my youngest daughter exploring new places.  Covered 8 miles in an hour.  Counting it as a couple miles.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.200.000.000.008.20

Early 6.3 mi run before work (9:30 pace).  Steamy, foggy, and buggy!

Swam for 30 minutes during lunch. A lot of breaks to catch my breath.  What a workout. Counting it as 1.9 mi easy miles equivalent.  Don't ask how I came up with that number.

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From jtshad on Mon, Aug 29, 2016 at 12:46:03 from 141.221.191.225

Nice workout.

Hope all is well with you and your family.

From Bob on Mon, Aug 29, 2016 at 16:57:51 from 98.222.16.15

All good here with recovery. Busy schedules. Pray all is well with you too.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

6 slow miles before work.  Had a close call with a large spider and its web.  Ducked just in time.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.600.000.000.006.60

6.6 mile run & walk during lunch.  I started out feeling really good, but was miserably out of breath after 3.5 miles.  Might be several factors like high humidity and bodyweight.  Not use to heart beating faster or it's not beating fast enough given conditions.  HR avg. 112.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
2.000.000.000.002.00

Pool workout.  Counting it as 2 miles.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.100.000.000.005.10

Very easy run before work.  Felt a drop in HR and energy between mile 2-3, which made it a little harder to run.  This has been my most active week in about 4 months.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.400.000.000.006.40

On the bike for 19 miles.  Solid effort for 16 miles and then easy cruising with Rachel for the remainder.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.500.000.000.008.50

5 miles easy running before work and then 3 miles during lunch as well.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.150.000.000.008.15

Raining outside so did 5 miles on the TM before work.  Felt really good first 15 minutes, but after a bathroom break I felt much more fatigued the rest of the time as HR didn't increase to the level it was before the break.  Making a note for the EP specialist.

3 miles on the TM during lunch.  Felt fatigued the whole time due to HR staying around 100 bpm.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.200.000.000.007.20

7 miles around the hotel in Sacramento, CA

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.700.000.000.005.70

TM at the hotel

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.200.000.000.005.20

TM at the hotel

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.400.000.000.0010.40

6.4 mi + 4 mi

Before work and during lunch.  Beginning to feel a little like my old self again.

 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.000.000.000.008.00

8 miles easy with some walking breaks. Wore a heart rate monitor.  Beginning to suspect that the monitor interferes with my pacemaker.  Feels better when I don't wear it. 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.700.000.000.003.70

Filled up a water bottle with Kool-aid and then took a long bike ride with my daughter.  Fun.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.400.000.000.007.40

4.6 mi + 2.8 mi followed by strength training

Still feeling exhausted during my running, but trying to make the best of it.

 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.600.000.000.003.60

3.6 mi - Frustrately slow pace. 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.000.000.000.0010.00

6.4 mi + 3.6 mi

Slow and easy the whole way.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.000.000.000.000.00

Slinging iron strength training like the old days.  Deadlifts, bench press, etc.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.000.000.000.0010.00

6.4 mi + 3.6 mi

Early morning jog.  Felt great first 30-40 minutes and then I was slammed with fatigue.  This use to be the other way around before the pacemaker implant.  Everything was ok during lunch run.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.500.000.000.005.50

3 mi + 2.5 mi

A slow jog early in the morning before mowing the yard.  Took a bike ride with my daughter later in the day as well.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.350.000.000.007.35

7 mi

Longer lunch run in beaustiful weather.  Perhaps my best run since the surgery.

 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
9.400.000.000.009.40

6 mi + 3.4 mi

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.000.000.000.000.00

illness

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
11.000.000.000.0011.00

7.3 mi + 3.7 mi

Took several days off last week to get over an illness.  HR responding a bit better today.  Still feel tired around the 30 minute mark, but can trudge through it now.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.100.000.000.007.10

7 mi + Strength training

Took a longer lunch for this run.  Felt solid first 45 minutes and then HR dropped quickly after running a long downhill.  Didn't bounce back after that so had to shuffle the rest.

Strength training after work.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.000.000.000.003.00

3 mi during lunch.  BLAH!

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.200.000.000.007.20

7.2 miles during lunch.  Still having HR and fatigue issues around the 40-45 minute point forcing me to slowdown and walk sometimes.  Sucks.  Might cut back all runs to 40 minutes until I go back to see the specialist.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.940.000.000.004.94

4.9 miles in 40 min. during lunch.  Felt very good.  HR and energy levels remained stable during entire run.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.250.000.000.004.25

Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.000.000.000.000.00

Strength training only

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.800.000.000.004.80

4.8 miles during lunch. 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
158.000.000.000.00158.00

Catchup entry for remaining year of running.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
1141.210.003.253.251147.71
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