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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
83.700.000.000.0083.70
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
15.000.000.000.0015.00

5:30a inside, sleepy from weekend events, increasing sodium in diet

11:30a outside, felt pretty good, lower abs were feeling little sore, followed run with Ab workout

Back on the running blog again.  I've spent the past year trying to solve an injury I've been fighting for the past 4 years.  I self diagnosed it as a sports hernia along with a groin strain.  I can't believe I ran and raced with the injury for such a long time.  It made running miserable and normal tasks painful, but I wasn't going to pluck down $$$ for a surgery and didn't want to give up running.  So with a little research and self experiment, I finally found a solution that has brought me back.  Hopefully with ongoing maintenance I can keep it from recurring.  For now just trying to build up my base miles again, keep getting stronger, and run a few races along the way.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
15.800.000.000.0015.80

5:30a outside, perfect weather and energy level was good

11:30a outside, little tired first 2 miles and fine the rest

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.000.000.000.005.00

11:30a outside, pushed the pace just a little (7:18 avg), no pains

Smith Squats 1 x 20, Seated Calf Raise 1 x 20, Ab Workout 2 x 15, Push-ups 2 x til tired

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
15.800.000.000.0015.80

5:30a outside, great cool weather, good energy level, legs had good bounce

11:30a outside, little tired first mile and fine the rest once heart rate picked up

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
13.600.000.000.0013.60

5:30a outside, cool weather, energy level good, legs were stiff though

Noon outside, tired but felt stronger the longer I went, followed up with another Ab workout

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
18.500.000.000.0018.50

7:30a outside run.  Started out slow because right groin was boethering me a little.  Gradually felt better throughout the run.  Most of the miles were in the low 8s pace wise.  Made a couple stops for water.  Last 3 miles were a struggle, little lower ab and inner thigh discomfort, but for the most part legs were just plain old tired.  I have ways to go endurance wise, but did make an agressive move in mileage this week.  I haven't strung together this many miles in a week since early June 2011.  Now will just try to do the same thing next week after a rest day tomorrow. 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
83.700.000.000.0083.70
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