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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
81.100.003.851.3786.32
2140 Red Miles: 32.22Barefoot Miles: 2.002130 Orange Blue Miles: 39.002120 Gray Miles: 13.10
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
14.640.000.000.0014.64

AM: A simple 7.3 mi trot around the lake before breakfast.

PM: Ran 7.3 mi before lunch.  Changed to KSOs for last mile.

2140 Red Miles: 13.64Barefoot Miles: 1.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
12.400.002.350.2515.00

Ran 15 mi out and back on bike trail. Warm and windy day. Mixed in 3 intervals during the last 6 miles.

2130 Orange Blue Miles: 15.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
13.580.000.000.0013.58

AM1: Got up really early due to poor sleep and ran 6 mi on the TM.  Last mile was in KSOs.

AM2: Ran 7.58 mi right after men's breakfast at church.  Felt crummy, but wanted to get it done early due to the high winds expected later.  All done easy 8-9 min pace.

2120 Gray Miles: 5.002140 Red Miles: 7.58Barefoot Miles: 1.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.100.000.000.008.10

AM: Very tired this morning and really lacked motivation.  But threw on the old shoes and told myself I would take it really easy as a way to trick myself into getting started.  I know once those first three miles are done then everything starts to flow.  Ended up running 8.1 mi mixing in 5 x hill bounds.

2120 Gray Miles: 8.10
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
24.000.000.000.0024.00

Did a typical out and back on a bike trial.  Carried water and took down one gel at the half way turn.  I really enjoy getting out of the city and running in the prairie.  Nice and quiet with an occasional cyclist.  Easy 8-9 min pace throughout.  Kicking around the idea of doing an ultra.  Plenty of time to train these days.

2130 Orange Blue Miles: 24.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.380.001.501.1211.00

Woke up extremely early again and couldn't fall back to sleep.  So why not get up and run!!  Ran 11 mi mostly really easy with some intervals, 1 x 1.5 mi @ TP and then 3 x 600m @ IP near the end.  Walked the recoveries.  Not being very scientific and just trying to mix things up and enjoy myself.

2140 Red Miles: 11.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
81.100.003.851.3786.32
2140 Red Miles: 32.22Barefoot Miles: 2.002130 Orange Blue Miles: 39.002120 Gray Miles: 13.10
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