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October 2012

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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

Upcoming Races



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
121.004.0013.000.00138.00
Saucony Kinvara 3 Miles: 66.00Saucony Tangent 3 Miles: 8.00NB Minimus Miles: 45.00ASIC DS Trainer #2 Miles: 6.00Mizuno Wave Rider 13 Miles: 5.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.000.000.000.007.00

It was raining this morning so waited and ran after work.  Nice day cloudy with temp around 65.  Felt good and ran easy by feel.  Ended up with a pretty good month for Sept now need to build on that and get back to normal mileage.

56:27 (8:04 avg) 

Saucony Kinvara 3 Miles: 7.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.000.003.000.008.00

Nice fall day.  Temp in mid 60's with some wind.  I felt kind of sluggish today but still planned to do a 4 mile tempo at 7:00 pace.  After a 3 mile warmup I was still not feeling very strong but started the tempo anyway.  The first mile felt like I had to push to get it on pace but settled into the pace.  Second mile was not bad but was running back into the wind so felt harder than it should.  Third mile I was having to push to stay on pace and toward the end of the 3rd mile I was pushing too hard for tempo pace so just shut it down and jogged in.  Ran the 3 miles in 6:58, 6:59 and 6:58. Glad to get in 3 miles but just one of those days.  Will try it again next week.

62:11 (7:47 avg) 

Saucony Tangent 3 Miles: 8.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

Nice fall morning.  Temp in mid 50's no wind.  Just did an easy recovery run this morning.  Didn't wear a watch and just ran an easy pace and enjoyed the nice morning.

NB Minimus Miles: 6.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.001.002.000.008.00

Cool morning around 40 with wind.  Started off easy and got warmed up quickly.  Ran easy for 5 miles then did a progressive finish the last three in 7:35, 7:01, 6:24.  Last mile felt good and was nice to push it some.

61:36 (7:42 avg) 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

Waikoloa, HI:  Flew out yesterday with the family for vacation.  Got out early this morning before sunrise.  I was a little tired from the trip so just took it easy.  Hilly route out from the hotel.  Mostly uphill on the way out and downhill back.

49:44 (8:17 avg) 

NB Minimus Miles: 6.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.000.000.000.005.00

Waikoloa, HI: Out early this morning again.  Felt better today but we had some tourist things to do today so cut it short.  

41:33 (8:18 avg) 

Saucony Kinvara 3 Miles: 5.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.000.000.000.007.00

 

Waikoloa, HI:  Went out a little later today so it was warmer.  I felt kind of sluggish today but picked it up some on the way back.  It was nice being out after sunrise to be able to see more of the beautiful scenery. 

57:15 (8:10 avg) 

NB Minimus Miles: 7.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.001.002.000.006.00

Waikoloa, HI:  Been doing stuff with the family the last few days.  Having a great time.  Going back home today and was able to get out early this morning for a few miles.  Felt great this morning.  Probably because all the rest.  Just started picking up the pace as I went along and then decided to run a couple of miles at tempo.  Ran them in 6:44 and 6:24. The last mile was downwind and a little downhill so probably not really that fast but still felt good.

46:43 (7:47 avg) 

Saucony Kinvara 3 Miles: 6.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.000.000.000.005.00

Flew back home yesterday and was wore out when I got home so didn't run.  Got out today and it was warm but super windy.  Felt good but just ran easy.  After vacation need to get back into the routine.

41:12 (8:12 avg) 

NB Minimus Miles: 5.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.000.000.000.007.00

It was cool and raining outside so stayed in on the TM.  Just did an easy run today.  I felt tired and sluggish today. Maybe from the trip so glad to get through the run and will try to keep it going.

56:06 (8:01 avg) 

Saucony Kinvara 3 Miles: 7.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.000.000.000.007.00

Beautiful day today.  Temp in mid 50's and light wind.  Felt pretty good today.  Still a little tired but felt better as I went along.  Wanted to get in a longer run today but had family commitments that I needed to get to.

55:07 (7:53 avg) 

Saucony Kinvara 3 Miles: 7.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.000.000.000.007.00

Great day today.  I got later in the afternoon and just got in some easy miles.  Felt good today and just enjoyed being out on a beautiful fall afternoon.

55:45 (7:58 avg) 

NB Minimus Miles: 7.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.000.000.000.008.00

Another great fall day.  Temp was around 68 with some light wind.  Just another easy run today.  Felt pretty good starting out today.  But felt tired the last couple of miles.  Not sure why.  I have had pretty craze schedule since getting back from HI so not sure if running at all different times has anything to do with it or maybe just cumulative fatigue.  Anyway glad to get in the miles and will keep on building.

65:36 (8:12 avg) 

Saucony Kinvara 3 Miles: 8.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.000.002.000.007.00

Had a busy day at work yesterday and my wife was out of town with her mother in the hospital so had extra stuff to do with the kids so no run yesterday.  Was glad to get back out today. Had an super early meeting this morning so ran after work.  It was a really warm beautiful day (78 and windy).  I planned on doing a 4 mile tempo around 7:00 pace today.  Did a couple of miles warmup and was feel kind of tired.  Jumped into the tempo anyway.  First mile was ok but didn't feel the best.  Ran it in 7:02.  Second mile was more of a struggle and toward the end I was pushing too hard for a tempo so just called it off for today. Second mile in 7:03.  Not sure if I am just tired from a lot of extra work stuff and lack of sleep or if it is something with my fitness.  Will give it a few days and see how it goes.

55:28 (7:56 avg) 

NB Minimus Miles: 7.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

Early meetings again today so ran after work.  Another warm, sunny and windy day with temp of 76.  After yesterday feeling so tired on the tempo I decided to do a super easy recovery run today.  Went out easy and kept the pace slow.  Didn't feel the best but hopefully will help me get the bounce back.

52:23 (8:46 avg) 

ASIC DS Trainer #2 Miles: 6.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.002.000.000.0010.00

What a difference a day makes.  Both in the weather and how I felt.  The temp dropped into the mid 40's and it was very windy.  I felt good starting out and ran a decent pace to stay warm.  It started to rain just before 8 miles and I hate running in cold ran.  I picked up the pace to try to get back before the heavy stuff started.  Ran the 9th mile in 7:30 and the 10th in 7:07 so I will call them MP pace.  Felt strong all the way.  I guess yesterday's easy run did some magic.

1:18:18 (7:50 avg) 

Saucony Kinvara 3 Miles: 10.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.000.000.000.005.00

Cold and windy morning.  Felt pretty good but just ran real easy.  I had some commitments with the kids this morning so didn't have time to go farther.  Glad to get in a few miles.

42:15 (8:27 avg) 

Mizuno Wave Rider 13 Miles: 5.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.000.000.000.008.00

It was super windy outside today around 25 mph with gusts to 35 mph and I didn't feel like messing with the wind so ran inside on the TM.  Felt good today and the running came easy.  Didn't really push it but planning a tempo tomorrow so hope I feel the same.

63:55 (8:00 avg) 

Saucony Kinvara 3 Miles: 8.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.000.004.000.007.00

It was rainy and 30mph+ winds today from Sandy so stayed inside on the TM.  Today planned a 4 mile tempo around 7:00 pace.  The last couple of tempos didn't go well so thought I would be conservative and make sure to get through it.  Did 2 miles easy then did the 4 tempo miles in 7:03, 6:58, 6:53 and 6:49. Felt pretty good the whole way and didn't have to push very hard.  It is hard to judge on the TM but still was happy about the run.  Looking forward to the next tempo on the roads to get a better measure of where I am at with my training.  

52:58 (7:34 avg) 

NB Minimus Miles: 7.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.000.000.000.008.00

It was cold and windy today.  Not as windy as the last few days so was able to get outside.  Temp was around 36 so with the wind felt pretty cool.  Just took it easy today.  Nothing special just trying to get in the miles.  Felt pretty good running after I warmed up.

65:08 (8:08 avg) 

Saucony Kinvara 3 Miles: 8.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
121.004.0013.000.00138.00
Saucony Kinvara 3 Miles: 66.00Saucony Tangent 3 Miles: 8.00NB Minimus Miles: 45.00ASIC DS Trainer #2 Miles: 6.00Mizuno Wave Rider 13 Miles: 5.00
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