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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
166.0011.0012.000.00189.00
ASICS DS Trainer Miles: 45.00Asics Cumulus 16 Miles: 96.00Saucony Ride 7 Miles: 48.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.000.000.000.005.00

Cool (52) and windy this morning.  I missed yesterday because of an early meeting then didn't feel good the rest of the day.  Felt better this morning but kept it short because of long run tomorrow and rest the hip.  Just trying to hold everything together and complete this marathon.

41: 54 (8:19 avg)

ASICS DS Trainer Miles: 5.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.0010.000.000.0014.00

Cool (48) and very windy morning.  Today planned on cutting back the long run and doing a long MP run.  Started out with 4 miles easy then ran 10 miles at MP.  Felt good and was probably a little faster then MP for me at this point.  I ended up averaging 7:35 for the 10 miles.  Not the best weather to run in but turned out to be a good run.

1:48:22 (7:44 avg)

Asics Cumulus 16 Miles: 14.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

Nice morning (54) with some wind.  Just an easy shake out run to start the week.  Felt pretty good with just a little pain in the hip.

48:56 (8:10 avg)

Saucony Ride 7 Miles: 6.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.000.000.000.007.00

Nice morning (56).  Just an easy run.  Still had some pain in the hip but it seems to be staying managable.  Will continue strengthening and stretching.

57:52 (8:16 avg)

Asics Cumulus 16 Miles: 7.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.000.004.000.007.00

Foggy (58) this morning so stayed in the neighborhood. Today planned to do 4 miles at tempo pace.  Target for us around 7:00 pace.  I did a 2 mile warmup then did the tempo.  Took me a little while to get going but after that felt pretty good.  The last mile I was feeling more effort but still under control.  Here are the splits: 7:17, 7:05, 7:00, 6:50.  Glad to be able to pick it up a little each mile.

53:47 (7:41 avg)

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 (58).  Just an easy run today after the tempo yesterday.  Would have liked to run more but had to get back for a meeting.

49:46 (8:18 avg)

Asics Cumulus 16 Miles: 6.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.000.000.000.005.00

Got out a little later today so it was warmer (63) and I had to cut the run short.  Glad to get in a few miles today and felt pretty good.

40:26 (8:05 avg)

Saucony Ride 7 Miles: 5.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
20.000.000.000.0020.00

Nice morning (50) and sunny.  My first 20 miler in a long time.  Got off to a good start and felt good most of the way.  My legs were really feeling it the last 3 miles and especially the last mile.  I think I ran the middle miles a little fast.  Glad to get this in but I'm a little concerned about the marathon considering how I felt the last couple of miles.  Not sure I would have had 6 more miles in me.

2:47:01 (8:21 avg)

Asics Cumulus 16 Miles: 20.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.000.000.000.005.00

Nice morning (52) with some wind. Easy recovery run after the long run on Sat.  Had a little soreness in the legs but felt better as I went along.  

42:05 (8:25 avg)

Saucony Ride 7 Miles: 5.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.000.000.000.008.00

Cool (52) and windy this morning.  Felt better today but just ran easy.  Turned out to be a nice run.

65:25 (8:11 avg)

Asics Cumulus 16 Miles: 8.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.000.000.000.005.00

Had an early morning meeting so ran after work.  It was warm (65) with some wind.  Felt good but didn't have a lot of time so only got in 5 miles.

40:55 (8:11 avg)

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

Had a busy work day yesterday so didn't get a run in.

Cool (48) with some wind.  Felt good this morning but just ran easy.

58:39 (8:22 avg)

Asics Cumulus 16 Miles: 7.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.001.004.000.008.00

Was in Cincinnati overnight with the family and got back in the afternoon.  Got out later but is was cool (52) and pretty windy.  Ran easy for a couple of miles then started picking it up.  Ran 4 miles at around tempo pace and picked it up as I went along.  Felt good but stomach was bothering me since I had eaten a pretty big lunch.  Good run.

Tempo miles: 7:21, 7:21, 7:10, 6:58

60:33 (7:34 avg)

ASICS DS Trainer Miles: 8.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.000.000.000.005.00

Cool (37) with some wind this morning.  I was out later then normal so cut the run short.  Was a little tired because of less sleep.

41:41 (8:20 avg)

Saucony Ride 7 Miles: 5.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.000.000.000.008.00

Cool (48) with some wind.  Felt good this morning but just an easy run.  Glad to get in a few more miles today.

66:00 (8:15 avg)

Asics Cumulus 16 Miles: 8.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.000.004.000.008.00

Cool (50) with some light wind.  Today planned to run a 4 mile tempo with goal around 7:15 pace.  Ran 3 mile warmup and felt pretty good.  The tempo was good and felt comfortable.  Maybe pushing a little too hard toward the end since the pace was a little faster than planned.  Starting to feel better picking up the pace but still a long way to go to get back to normal pace.  Here are the tempo splits: 7:09, 7:04, 7:06, 6:59

61:47 (7:43 avg)

ASICS DS Trainer Miles: 8.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

Warmer (58) today.  Really nice morning.  A little tired today so took it real easy.

51:19 (8:33 avg)

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

Cool (50) but a nice morning for running.  Felt better today and after a easy first mile picked it up and felt real good.

48:50 (8:08 avg)

ASICS DS Trainer Miles: 6.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
20.000.000.000.0020.00

Warmer (66) this morning and windy.  Temp ended up in low 70's when I finished.  Would have liked one of the cool mornings we have had recently.  I felt pretty good throughout.  The first 7 or 8 miles felt like I was holding back and that was good because I was feeling it in my legs toward the finish.  I was able to keep my pace steady all the way to the end which is much better then my last long run.  I am not as ready as I would like to be for the marathon but considering my lack of training the past couple of years I feel good about it.  Now just taper down.

2:45:03 (8:15 avg)

Asics Cumulus 16 Miles: 20.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.000.000.000.005.00

Boston, MA:  In a training class this week so early morning and had to run late after gettting back from class. It was dark out and didn't know the area very well so ran on TM.  Legs were stiff and tired from the long run on Sat but felt better as I went along.

 

Saucony Ride 7 Miles: 5.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.000.000.000.005.00

Boston, MA: It was mid 20's this morning and I didn't bring cold weather running clothes so just ran on the TM.  Easy run and could only get in 5 miles before training class.  Just an easy run.  I was tired today. Probably from long days and travel.

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

Boston, MA: Not having any luck on this trip getting outside.  It was pouring rain today so another day on the TM.  Just felt kind of tired and sluggish today.  I think the long days of training and work are catching up with me.

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

Cool (44) this morning but glad to get back outside.  Felt good this morning but just ran easy.

47:53 (8:19 avg)

Asics Cumulus 16 Miles: 6.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
11.000.000.000.0011.00

Cool (45) and windy this morning.  Last longish run before the marathon next weekend.  Felt good the whole way and just ran easy.  Will just continue to cut back this week and pray for good weather next weekend.

1:30:02 (8:11 avg)

ASICS DS Trainer Miles: 11.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
166.0011.0012.000.00189.00
ASICS DS Trainer Miles: 45.00Asics Cumulus 16 Miles: 96.00Saucony Ride 7 Miles: 48.00
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