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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
383.301.250.000.00384.55
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.300.000.000.0010.30

7.1 mi morning run

3.2 mi afternoon run + strength training

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
11.600.000.000.0011.60

6.4 mi morning run

3.4 mi afternoon run + core strength

1.8 mi brisk walking outside (4+ mph)

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.300.000.000.008.30

6.4 mi morning run outside, totally drained so mixed in some walking

1.8 mi brisk walking outside

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.851.250.000.007.10

7.1 mi afternoon progression run followed by core strength work

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
1.800.000.000.001.80

1.8 mi brisk walking during work day

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.800.000.000.006.80

6.8 mi morning run

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.000.000.000.000.00

1 hr strength training.  Single heavy duty AMRAP sets.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
12.500.000.000.0012.50

6.7 mi morning run, cold but quite nice for January

3.8 mi lunch run

2.0 mi of brisk walking during work day

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.600.000.000.006.60

6.6 mi run before work, dark..cold...what else is new?

1 hr strength training total body.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.200.000.000.005.20

5.2 mi run during lunch

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
2.500.000.000.002.50

2.5 mi run, back injury rehab

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.700.000.000.004.70

4.7 mi morning run followed by core strength training, back is doing a little better

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.000.000.000.000.00

just core strength training

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.500.000.000.004.50

4.5 mi run during lunch followed by core strength training, lower back is very tight

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.350.000.000.006.35

Morning run and walk inside.  Back is a little testy at times.  Core strength training afterwards.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.000.000.000.000.00

1 hour total body strength training

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.000.000.000.000.00

strength training for 35 min.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.600.000.000.003.60

3.6 mi run with core strength training afterward

45 min strength training after work

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.400.000.000.006.40

Morning run outside for once, back was a bit stiff afterward but no more pain!

strength training for 45 min after work

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.300.000.000.006.30

Morning run, this time back was a bit stiff.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.000.000.000.000.00

45 min of various cardio equipment followed by core strength training.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
2.700.000.000.002.70

30 min of indoor cycling followed by 30 min run & walk

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.250.000.000.006.25

Jogging and walking mix, this darn back injury continues.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.000.000.000.008.00

Some running and some walking.  Back injury is still a little testy.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
1.000.000.000.001.00

Sweat fest spin cycling for 1 hour in the morning and a short dedicated walk at work.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
9.400.000.000.009.40

Mostly running 6.4 miles before work and then a bunch of dedicated walking throughout work day.  Back injury was only slight this morning.  Progress!

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
1.200.000.000.001.20

Spin bike 45 min + Strength training 30 min + some walking

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.000.000.000.008.00

Morning run, back stiffness afterward.  

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
1.700.000.000.001.70

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
2.700.000.000.002.70

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.100.000.000.008.10

run & walk, back was a little stiff at the end

strength training 1 hr

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.200.000.000.008.20

run & walk, no issues with back

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.000.000.000.008.00

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
2.600.000.000.002.60

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.000.000.000.005.00

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
2.200.000.000.002.20

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.000.000.000.000.00

Hand surgery, good timing because nursing pesky back injury

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.200.000.000.004.20

Back at it with a run and walk mix

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

Hand is healing up from surgery and I'm pretty sure I figured out how to rehab the back injury.  Miss my running.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.000.000.000.000.00

Strength training for 20 minutes and walked 1.8 miles.

Comments
From steve ash on Sun, Mar 03, 2024 at 19:23:42 from 174.23.18.221

Good to see you back Bob. Keep at it.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.700.000.000.004.70

Early afternoon run 4.7 mi, back was only tight from all the exercises I've been doing to fix the issue.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.000.000.000.000.00

indoor cycling for 45 min

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.040.000.000.005.04

running outside, my back is still stiff at times post run

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.750.000.000.008.75

running outside, back was stiff again post run, maybe I've always had this and just more aware now?

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.000.000.000.000.00

Indoor cycling 30 min and circuit strength 30 min

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.100.000.000.005.10

Outdoor run with 5 x 30s pickups and core strength 10 min

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.000.000.000.000.00

Indoor cycling 45 min and core strength 10 min

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.600.000.000.006.60

Morning run and total body strength 20 min. during lunch

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.100.000.000.0010.10

Morning run, got through it ok.  My back is still stiff in different places and can't really figure out why.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.500.000.000.006.50

Morning run, windy as all get out.  Plus I didn't feel that great.  Got it done.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.000.000.000.000.00

Jump rope drills for 10 min and total body strength training for 40 min

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.840.000.000.006.84

Morning run, feeling decent

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.200.000.000.0010.20

Feeling decent so a little faster this time.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.120.000.000.005.12

lunch run on a treadmill including 6 x 30s pickups

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.400.000.000.006.40

morning run

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
11.400.000.000.0011.40

nice longish morning run, pace at 10-20% slower than PMP

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.000.000.000.000.00

Total body strength training 72 min.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.500.000.000.006.50

morning run

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.000.000.000.0010.00

morning run at a decent clip

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.800.000.000.004.80

morning run before work

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.400.000.000.003.40

A run during lunch and then strength training after work.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.500.000.000.004.50

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
9.100.000.000.009.10

Knees were sore from strength training this week.  

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.200.000.000.003.20

afternoon walk with jogging mixed in.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.100.000.000.005.10

usual run before work.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.000.000.000.000.00

strength train for 50 minutes.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.800.000.000.006.80

morning run

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.400.000.000.003.40

lunch run

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.100.000.000.0010.10

morning run at a very good clip

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.000.000.000.000.00

strength training for 60 minutes

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.100.000.000.005.10

morning recovery run

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.000.000.000.007.00

morning run with 8 x short faster strides

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.000.000.000.004.00

lunch run

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.000.000.000.008.00

morning run

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
11.000.000.000.0011.00

morning long run 

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.000.000.000.000.00

strength and plyometrics training for 50 minutes

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
383.301.250.000.00384.55
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