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January 2013

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Location:

Eugene,OR,USA

Member Since:

Nov 09, 2007

Gender:

Male

Goal Type:

Other

Running Accomplishments:

  • 5k PR - 18:48 (7/04/08)
  • 8K PR - 33:46 (5/19/07, on trails)
  • 10k PR - I have not run a competitive 10K yet.
  • 12K PR - 50:10 (8/09/08)
  • 15K PR - 1:04:52 (3/22/08)
  • Marathon - Have run 1 trail marathon, (Grand Island) 3:55 (July 2007)
  • Ultra Marathons -
  • Farmdale 33.5 miles, 10/08 - 6:08
  • Riddle Run 28 Miles, 01/09 - 5:35 (run in 2-3 inches of snow)
  • Devil's Lake 50k, 07/09 - 6:22
  • Howl at the Moon 8 hour, 08/09 - 39.98 miles
  • North Country Trail Run 50 miles, 09/09 - 9:44
  • Farmdale 32 miles, 10/09 - 5:45
  • McNotAgain 30 Miles, 10/09 - 5:50
  • Red Rock Canyon Half, Las Vegas, 06/12 - 2:15


Short-Term Running Goals:

Keep running in the winter - 1st year in Eugene - fun!

Long-Term Running Goals:

Keep on Keeping on..

Personal:

Moved to Eugene in Autumn, 2012 - Track city USA!

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Miles:This week: 0.00 Month: 0.00 Year: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
20.250.008.752.5031.50
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.000.000.000.000.00

Got up before the sun came up and walked to the school yard and did some exercises. As the light arrived I admired the town hills covered in cold mist. Feeling mostly recovered, but I sprained something in my neck, making it hard to sleep. 

No Sweets - Day 30

Meditation - Day 40 

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.250.000.000.004.25

Easy run on the Amazon/Rexius, finished with a run to Sunshine Grocery. First day in a LONG time where I saw a full blue sky - whoo haaa!!

No Sweets - Day 31

Meditation - Day 41 

 

 

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.000.000.000.000.00

Walked to the school yard for some exercises. Pretty chilly, my hands went numb so quit after 4 sets.

No Sweets - Day 32

Meditation - Day 42 

 

 

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.250.000.000.004.25

Another all-blue-sky day, and it was in the 50's! Pleasant run on the Amazon/Rexius then on to Market of Choice for home made pizza ingredients.

No Sweets - Day 33

Meditation - Day 43 

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.000.000.000.000.00

Walked to the schoolyard and did exercises. 

No Sweets - Day 34

Meditation - Day 44 

 

 

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
2.000.002.250.004.25

Another sunny, mild day (50's) in Eugene - does January mark the end of the rainy season? 

Did not feel like running, but once out in the sun I ran a quick paced 4.25 miles along the Amazon/Rexius.

No Sweets - Day 35

Meditation - Day 45 

 

 

 

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.000.000.000.000.00

Walked to the schoolyard to exercise, then walked to Safeway. Mild day, sun felt nice.

No Sweets - Day 36

Meditation - Day 46 

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
2.000.002.250.004.25

Another decent run today : mild weather + running energy = FUN!

No Sweets - Day 37

Meditation - Day 47 

 

 

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.000.000.000.000.00

Walked to the park and did a few sets of exercises in the rain. 

No Sweets - Day 38

Meditation - Day 48 

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
2.250.000.000.002.25

Got up at dawn and did a short run as the black sky turned gray.

No Sweets - Day 39

Meditation - Day 49 

 

 

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.750.000.001.252.00

Feeling energetic and with a sunny sky wanted to get outside so ran to the park and did 6 hard loops. Pullups/pushups after each loop. 

No Sweets - Day 40

Meditation - Day 50 

 

 

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.000.000.000.000.00

Walked to the library, got a few books and DVD's.

No Sweets - Day 41

Meditation - Day 51 

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
2.000.002.250.004.25

Got up at dawn and had a good run on the Amazon/Rexius. I've noticed that after doing hard loops at the park the next run is usually high energy and fast. 

No Sweets - Day 42

Meditation - Day 52

 

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.000.000.000.000.00

Walked to the schoolyard near Market of Choice and did some exercises.

No Sweets - Day 43

Meditation - Day 53 

 

 

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
2.750.002.001.256.00

Sun was out, a bit chilly (40), but had good energy, decided to do hard 200m, 100m jog, repeated, on the 1000m loop at the Amazon Trail. Did three loops, along the way I saw a group of U of O runners doing repeats, one guy was doing 1000m loops at what seemed to be 4:45-5:00 mile pace. I got in behind him during one of my 200m segments, was awed by his form, his feet so quick - yeah I kept up with him no problem, good thing I slowed down after 200m, because I was ready to collapse :) 

When I finished the 3 loops I did 5 exercise sets. Instead of walking home I wanted to do more running, so ran my usual route on the Rexius and backtracked to Sunshine Grocery.

One of my better workouts this winter. 

No sweets - Day 44

Meditation - Day 54 

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.000.000.000.000.00

Walked to the park and did some exercises. 

I'm cutting back on my internet usage, and since I am doing well with my winter training, will not be posting here for a while. 

No Sweets - Day 45

Meditation - Day 55 

 

 

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
20.250.008.752.5031.50
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