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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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Miles:This week: 0.00 Month: 0.00 Year: 0.00
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
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
127.5015.500.003.00146.00
Saucony Ride 7 Miles: 50.00ASICS DS Trainer Miles: 23.00Asics Cumulus 16 Miles: 41.00ASICS Excel 33 Miles: 32.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.000.000.000.0010.00

Nice morning (64) and lower humidty with a nice breeze.  Felt good this morning but just an easy longer run.  Want to continue to build up the weekly mileage and add to these long runs.

1:22:56 (8:18 avg)

Saucony Ride 7 Miles: 10.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.000.000.003.007.00

Pretty good morning (69) with more humidity and some wind.  Today's plan was to do 5 x 1000 with 400 recovery in 4:10 (6:40 pace).  Went to the track and did a 1.5 mile warmup then did the repeats and finished with a mile cooldown.  Most of them felt good.  The first one was tough getting going but after that they went good and felt like it was about the right pace.  Not too easy but not to hard either.  Here are the splits:

1 - 4:07, 2 - 4:06, 3 - 4:05, 4 - 4:06, 5 - 4:05

ASICS DS Trainer Miles: 7.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

Nice morning (62) and sunny.  Just an easy recovery run after the workout yesterday.  My legs were a little tired but felt better as I went along. Good run.

50:31 (8:25 avg)

Asics Cumulus 16 Miles: 6.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
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Had an early morning meeting so missed my run and just busy the rest of the day.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.000.000.000.005.00

Raining today so ran on the TM.  Just an easy run.

42:50 (8:34 avg)

Saucony Ride 7 Miles: 5.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

Beautiful morning (59).  Felt good this morning but just another easy run.

50:19 (8:23 avg)

ASICS Excel 33 Miles: 6.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
12.000.000.000.0012.00

Nice morning today (65) and sunny.  Building back up on the long runs so glad to get this one in.  Started off I felt tight and sluggish but felt good later.  Picked up the last four miles to between 7:45 and 8:00.

1:39:44 (8:19 avg)

Asics Cumulus 16 Miles: 12.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.000.000.000.003.00

Honolulu, HI:  Got in and it was hot (90) and humid so ran a few miles on the TM.  Felt good to do something after being in the plane all day.

ASICS Excel 33 Miles: 3.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.000.000.000.005.00

Honolulu, HI:  Got out around 4am but it was still hot (79) and humid with no wind.  I took it super easy and was kind of tired from the trip.

45:15 (9:03 avg)

Saucony Ride 7 Miles: 5.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
2.005.000.000.007.00

Honolulu, HI:  Out early again today. It was still warm but a good breeze so felt better.  I ran around 5 miles at MP just based on feel.  Most of the miles were between 7:45 and 8 so not very fast but not bad in the warm and humid weather.  Ran down the canel and around to the beach.  Nice run for me.

 

ASICS Excel 33 Miles: 7.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.000.000.000.007.00

Honolulu, HI:  Warm (78) and humid again this morning but a good breeze.  I ran down the canal and up around Diamond Head.  Felt pretty good.  I got to the point at Diamond Head and the sun was about to come up.  It was beautiful day.  Also, funny thing happened while running down the canal.  I saw a mouse and it was between me and the water so it didn't have anywhere to go so it was running along beside me for about 30 yds.  I guess I can't out run a mouse.

61:12 (8:44 avg)

Saucony Ride 7 Miles: 7.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.000.000.000.004.00

Slept in late because of the jet lag and was only able to get in 4 miles but glad to get out after traveling the last two days.

Asics Cumulus 16 Miles: 4.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
2.504.500.000.007.00

Warm (70) and a little humid.  Felt better today.  Ran a couple of miles warmup then ran 4.5 miles at MP (around 7:40).  Felt comfortable and didn't have to push. Glad to get in some faster miles.

ASICS DS Trainer Miles: 7.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.000.000.000.005.00

Ran later in the day so ran inside on the TM since it was hot and humid outside.  Just an easy run.

Saucony Ride 7 Miles: 5.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

Beautiful morning (59).  Felt good this morning but just an easy run.  I did pick up the pace the last few miles since I was feeling good.  

50:05 (8:21 avg)

ASICS Excel 33 Miles: 6.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
12.000.000.000.0012.00

Awesome morning (55) and sunny.  I ran longer today since we are taking our daughter to college tomorrow and will have a hard time squeezing a run in.  I felt pretty good for the most part but was feeling tired the last couple of miles.  Kept the pace good but the effort was definitely increasing.

1:40:25 (8:22 avg)

Asics Cumulus 16 Miles: 12.00
Comments(1)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.000.000.000.005.00

Ran later in the day so ran inside on the TM.  Just an easy run.

 

Saucony Ride 7 Miles: 5.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.000.000.000.007.00

It was a beautiful morning (56).  Ran easy but picked it up a little over the last couple of miles. Felt good today.

58:14 (8:19 avg)

Asics Cumulus 16 Miles: 7.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.000.000.000.004.00

Nice morning.  I had an early meeting so had to cut the run short.  Glad to at least get out for a few miles.

33:33 (8:23 avg)

ASICS Excel 33 Miles: 4.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.006.000.000.009.00

Great morning (55) and calm.  Today I wanted to do 6 miles at MP which I was planning around 7:45.  Started off with 2 mile warmup then picked up to MP.  I felt tired and sluggish getting started but after a couple of miles started feeling better and the MP felt comfortable.  I still don't know what I am capable of for the marathon since I am building back up but today was an encouragement.

MP Splits: 7:43, 7:37, 7:34, 7:31, 7:36, 7:27

ASICS DS Trainer Miles: 9.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.000.000.000.007.00

Nice morning (59).  Felt really good this morning and the run felt real easy.  Maybe the body is starting to get back into shape.

57:17 (8:11 avg)

Saucony Ride 7 Miles: 7.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

Played golf early in the morning.  Came back and ran on the TM since it was hot outside. Just an easy run.  Glad to get in a few miles but really need to get some long runs in.

Saucony Ride 7 Miles: 6.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

Raleigh, NC:  After 18 years at the same company, I started a new job today at a new company.  I traveled down early for orientation and was able to get a few miles in during the lunch break.

ASICS Excel 33 Miles: 6.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
127.5015.500.003.00146.00
Saucony Ride 7 Miles: 50.00ASICS DS Trainer Miles: 23.00Asics Cumulus 16 Miles: 41.00ASICS Excel 33 Miles: 32.00
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