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May 2011

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Location:

New Palestine,IN,USA

Member Since:

Oct 23, 2007

Gender:

Male

Goal Type:

Boston Qualifier

Running Accomplishments:

5k - 18:59 (3/09)
4M - 25:06 (9/09)
10k - 41:01 (11/07)

Half - 1:25:58 (11/09)

Marathon - 3:06:33 (12/09)

Short-Term Running Goals:

1:25 for the half marathon
Sub 39:00 for the 10k.
3:07 marathon
18:30 5k

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Long-Term Running Goals:

Break 3:00 for the marathon.

Personal:

Married, two daughters (18 and 15).  Masters runner trying to get competitive in my age group.

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Saucony Ride 5 (Red) Lifetime Miles: 372.70
ASICS Excel 33 Lifetime Miles: 152.00
Saucony Ride 7 Lifetime Miles: 249.00
ASICS DS Trainer Lifetime Miles: 212.20
Asics Cumulus 16 Lifetime Miles: 241.30
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Saucony Ride (Blue) Miles: 28.00ASIC DS Trainer #2 Miles: 8.00Mizuno Wave Rider 13 Miles: 4.00
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More rain this morning so stayed inside on the trainer.  I rode the bike for an hour at a pretty good pace.  I didn't get to ride over the weekend just because of too much going on with the family.  It was good to get the heart pumping again.  It has been a month since I have ran and the foot is feeling better.  I might start to run again slowly building back up with I continue to bike.

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At least it stopped raining and I was able to get outside but it was still cool and windy.  I ended up riding the bike for around 55 minutes and covered around 16 miles. It was slow going in some sections because of the strong wind.  It made for a good workout though.  It was nice to get outside but still looking for some warmer temps.

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Finally got a nice day even though it was still pretty windy. I went out on the bike and did around 20 miles in about an hour.  My bike computer was acting up so I didn't get an accurate distance.  I went out into the wind and that was pretty tough but had a good time coming back with the wind.  I was averaging around 24 or 25 mph on the way back which felt good and was a lot of fun.

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It was cool this morning and the rain was on its way so I went out on the bike early to try to beat the rain.  I got in 35 miles and the rain started about 4 miles before I finished.  Luckily it wasn't very hard until about 10 minutes after I got home.  Pretty good ride today. Not too hard but good to get more time in the saddle. 

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It was warmer today but super windy (20 mph).  I was able to get in 18 miles on the bike but had to be back for a meeting or would have done more.  I went out mostly into the wind which was tough but had a good tail wind coming back which was fun.  I was able to average 19 mph which is not bad with that much wind.  I worked it pretty hard and felt good.

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Another nice warm morning.  It was less windy today but still blowing around 10 mph.  It was most coming from the side today so didn't effect me as much as yesterday.  Because I worked it hard yesterday I just went at a nice steady pace.  I did 27 miles at an average of around 18 mph.  Not a bad ride.

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After taking off 6 weeks to see if I could get my achilles fully recovered, I started back running today.  I have been biking to keep in shape but really been wanting to get back to running for some time.  I have been holding off because I really wanted to finally put this achilles injury behind me. I am hoping that this did the trick.  It was really warm today (almost 80) with a slight wind.  I did some stretching then walked for about 5 minutes to loosen up the foot.  I started off super easy on the running and never ran much faster than about 8:30 pace.  The foot felt good and I didn't have any problems.  Probably could have went further but I really want to take it easy coming back and make sure I don't create any problems for the achilles.  My plan is to continue biking most days and then run every other day as I build back up to full time running.

17:38 

Saucony Ride (Blue) Miles: 2.00
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It was a beautiful day today (80) but pretty windy.  I went out on the bike and did 20 miles.  The route that I took didn't take advantage of the wind.  It seemed like it was always blowing from the side into me.  I pushed a pretty good pace and ended up with an average of 18.4 mph.  Believe it or not my legs had some soreness from running just 2 miles yesterday. Ha.

 

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Another warm and windy day.  Second day of running this week as I try to build back up.  I did some warmups and walking before starting off real slow.  I felt good and didn't have any problems.  I picked the pace up faster than planned on the 2nd mile.  I am trying to keep these super easy until I get more confident that my foot is fully healed.  Glad to get another run in and looking forward to getting back to full time.

16:55 

ASIC DS Trainer #2 Miles: 2.00
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It was a nice warm day and was able to get out for a run on back to back days.  I am still working on building back to normal running and felt good so decided to run again today and increase a mile.  I felt kind of tired today but just ran super easy.  It is amazing how much you lose not running.  Even though I have been biking it is different and uses different muscle groups.  Really looking forward to getting back into the normal routine.  I ran at around 8:30 pace but battery on my Garmin died before I finished so not sure of the exact pace. 

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It cooled down today (48) and was pretty windy.  Just continuing to do some easy running as I come back from the achilles injury.  I started off real easy today and had some pain in my foot about 1 mile into it but it only lasted about a minute then I didn't have any more problems.  It scared me because I am afraid after taking off all this time I still am having problems with it.  Hopefully, it was just tightness and not anything serious. I will continue to run every other day and monitor it.  Also, I am not going to increase the mileage until I can run every day without any pain.  The pace today was easy around 8:30.

 

ASIC DS Trainer #2 Miles: 3.00
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It was cool and misty rain today.  Felt good this morning and was excited to get out.  I started off easy to let the foot loosen up and then after about a 1/2 mile got into the normal groove.  I didn't have any pain or problems in the foot which was very exciting.  Just hope I can keep patient and buildup without any problems.

25:10 (8:23 avg) 

Saucony Ride (Blue) Miles: 3.00
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It was a perfect day for running with temp around 50 and no wind.  I felt good this morning but still started off real easy to make sure I got loose and warmed up.  After that I ran along comfortably and felt easy.  I didn't have any pain or problems with the foot so far so good.  It is hard to stay patient and build up slowly.  I am ready to get back to normal running.  With just the little I have been doing I am starting to feel better and my attitude is definitely better.

34:05 (8:31 avg) 

Saucony Ride (Blue) Miles: 4.00
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Still mixing in some biking as I try to get back to full time running.  Today was a nice day around 80 with pretty good wind (15mph).  I did a 40 mile back ride and maintained a pretty good pace considering the wind.  I never did feel like the wind was helping much.  It was mostly from the side which alway seems like it is hurting.  I ended up avg 18.3 mph but would have like to have been faster.

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I was able to get in a few miles this afternoon and it was hot and humid compared to what I have been running in.  I felt very sluggish.  We went out to eat with some friends after church so I was still kind of stuffed from that.  I just wanted to get in some miles and keep trying to build back up to full time running.  I did have some slight pain in my foot.  I am starting to think that it is the shoes because same thing happened last time I ran in them.  I will definitely try some others for awhile and see how that goes.

24:56 (8:19 avg) 

ASIC DS Trainer #2 Miles: 3.00
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Nice morning for running.  Pretty cool (60) and no wind.  I felt good this morning but still started off easy to get loosened up.  After that I ran a little faster and felt really good.  I didn't have any pain or problems with the foot which was a good sign.  Starting to feel a little bit like a running again but still have a long way to go.

32:55 (8:14 avg) 

Saucony Ride (Blue) Miles: 4.00
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It was warmer today but I felt good.  I started off faster than normal and continued at a steady pace.  I was out of town the last couple of days on a very busy business trip so didn't get any running in.  It was good to get back out today.

32:30 (8:07 avg) 

Saucony Ride (Blue) Miles: 4.00
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Somerset, KY:  Quick trip to see the family and was able to get out early this morning for a few miles.  It was warm (72) and very hilly to what I am used to.  I didn't feel the best today.  I felt very sluggish.  Could be from the recent traveling and been very busy lately.  Just took it easy today.

34:05 (8:31 avg) 

Saucony Ride (Blue) Miles: 4.00
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We went to the lake today and got back around 5 and I was able to get in a few miles.  It was 91 when we got back so I decided to stay inside on the TM.  I just took it easy. I was kind of tired after spending the day on the lake.  It was good just getting the run in and trying to be more consistent.  I started off real easy and then progressed down to around 8:00 pace.

33:50 (8:27 avg)

Mizuno Wave Rider 13 Miles: 4.00
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I got out early this morning but it was already 75 degress and humid.  Seems like we are in the middle of summer already.  I felt tired this morning.  It could be from the busy day yesterday and also I ran late yesterday and not used to running again with little rest.  Anyway, I just took it easy and was glad to get in the miles.  I think I am going to start increasing the mileage since the foot seems to be cooperating.

33:20 (8:20 avg) 

Saucony Ride (Blue) Miles: 4.00
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Saucony Ride (Blue) Miles: 28.00ASIC DS Trainer #2 Miles: 8.00Mizuno Wave Rider 13 Miles: 4.00
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