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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: 45.50 Year: 547.45
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
73.460.000.000.0073.46
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
12.440.000.000.0012.44

3:30p outside run 12.44 mi at 8:30 avg pace

Slept in this morning.  I was wiped out from building a raised garden bed over the weekend after the long run Saturday.  So put the run off until later in the day.  Right hip flexor/groin was still "there" during the first 5 miles, but then went away.  Right side of body has always been the tightest.  Started the run slow with first couple miles with a 9 handle.  Super thirsty during last half of run as it was dry and windy out.  Should have brought water along.  Ab workout after run with some planks for the flexor. 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
15.000.000.000.0015.00

5:30a outside 8.5 mi run, much slower, no watch

11:30a outside 6.5 mi run, a little faster, but still slower than usual, no watch

Right hip flexor and quad still bothersome first half of run, but then goes away.  More than likely tendonitis.  Also bottom of left foot a little tender from where I stepped on a rock during a race a couple years back.  These are smaller issues though that should go away as the body adapts. 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.000.000.000.007.00

11:30a outside run easy followed by some weight training.  Did 4 sets for legs and 4 sets for abs. 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
14.500.000.000.0014.50

5:30a outside ran 9.4 mi on the bike path, slow going this morning, right leg still bothers off and on, not getting any worse

11:30a inside ran 5.1 mi on the TM to take it easy as legs adapt to mileage

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.270.000.000.008.27

11:30a outside, a harder run with hills at 8:30 avg pace.  Hit the down hills fast in hopes of fixing issues with my right front leg.  It only bothers me during the first steps of a run or after cooling down.  Once the leg warms up I don't feel anything.  Pretty sure it's some kind of adductor issue still, but it's slower getting better, I think anyway.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
16.250.000.000.0016.25

5:30a outside, real EZ 16.25 mi at 8:30-9:00 paces.  Legs felt a little clunky because of run yesterday.  A bit disappointed because had to take a couple breaks for water and walking.  I was hoping to go 20 mi, but just didn't have the umpf as the temp was rising and I was a sweaty mess.  Tough week, hopefully next week will feel better.  Hard to get back what one had endurance wise.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
73.460.000.000.0073.46
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