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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
53.8027.203.000.0084.00
ASICS DS Trainer Miles: 41.20Saucony Ride 7 Miles: 24.00Asics Cumulus 16 Miles: 18.80
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
2.001.003.000.006.00

Cool (44) with some wind.  Today wanted to run a few faster miles. So after warmup picked it up as I went along.  Ran the tempo miles around 7:30.  Probably a little slow for tempo but felt good.  Last faster run before the marathon.

46:52 (7:48 avg)

ASICS DS Trainer Miles: 6.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.000.000.000.004.00

Cool (45).  Just an easy run as I continue to taper.

32:39 (8:09 avg)

Saucony Ride 7 Miles: 4.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.000.000.000.004.00

Lexington, KY:  Nice morning (58).  Just another easy run on taper week.  Feeling kind of sluggish which is normal.

33:48 (8:28 avg)

Asics Cumulus 16 Miles: 4.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
2.800.000.000.002.80

Warm (66).  Took yesterday off to rest/taper.  Just a short easy run this morning to loosen up and stretch afterward.  

Not sure what to expect for the marathon tomorrow.  I don't have a very good base built up so this is probably the least prepared I have been for a marathon.  Really nervious about what pace to try to run.  I'm thinking I will be conservative and try to make it without too much struggling.  So my goals for the race are

Main Goal: Finish and run under 3:40

Stretch Goal: Break 3:30 and BQ

Asics Cumulus 16 Miles: 2.80
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Race: Monumental Marathon (26.2 Miles) 03:42:19, Place overall: 925, Place in age division: 66
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.0026.200.000.0026.20

Beautiful day for the race.  Low 40's at the start but warmed up and was sunny most of the way.  This went pretty much the way that I thought it would.  I started off easy and the running felt good but started having pain in my legs around 15 miles and it just went downhill from there.  I just didn't have enough base built up.  After cutting back the last few years on running this was a little too quick of a build up for me to run a decent marathon.  It was weird.  I felt good otherwise. Plenty of energy and no cardio problems just my legs were trashed.  The last 6 or 7 miles was just cramps and pain in various parts of the legs.  Just slowed down and was able to keep it somewhat manageable.  Glad to finish but disappointed that I was not really ready for it.  Need to get a more of a base built up before I try to tackle another marathon.  Went out in 1:46 and came back in 1:56.  For now I want to drop back and work on building a solid base and run some shorter faster races.  Then I will see if I want to tackle another marathon.  On a positive note, I ran for World Vision and raised money to provide clean water to people in Africa so that makes the day a success!

 

ASICS DS Trainer Miles: 26.20
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
1.000.000.000.001.00

Took the last few days off after the marathon.  My legs have been pretty sore.  I have been walking some the last couple of days and today did a little run/walk.  Actually mostly walking.  Legs feeling better so might be able to run some tomorrow.  No rush in getting started again.  I want to make sure I am fully recovered.

Saucony Ride 7 Miles: 1.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
2.000.000.000.002.00

Nice day (51) with some wind.  This is my first day of actual running.  Legs felt ok but still a little sore.  It was nice getting back out but going to continue to take it easy as I build back up.

17:03 (8:31 avg)

Saucony Ride 7 Miles: 2.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.000.000.000.004.00

Just ran on the TM today as I continue to recover from the marathon.  I think all the soreness is out of my legs and I should be able to get back to a normal routine.  Just taking it easy on this recovery.  I have nothing coming up to worry about so just taking my time.

Saucony Ride 7 Miles: 4.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.000.000.000.004.00

Great day (50) with some light wind.  Just another easy run today.  Felt pretty good and ready to get back into the routine.

33:03 (8:16 avg)

Asics Cumulus 16 Miles: 4.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.000.000.000.004.00

Cool (40) but nice to be outside.  Just an easy run and felt pretty good.

Saucony Ride 7 Miles: 4.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.000.000.000.004.00

Cold and very windy out today so stayed inside and ran on the TM.

Asics Cumulus 16 Miles: 4.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.000.000.000.004.00

Cold (30) and windy this morning so I was a baby and stayed inside on the TM.  Just an easy run and felt pretty good.

 

Saucony Ride 7 Miles: 4.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.000.000.000.004.00

Another cold (22) morning and I am not ready to start running in the cold so I stayed inside on the TM.  It was an easy run and felt good.  I am going to try to get back to normal running this week after giving myself a break after the marathon.

Asics Cumulus 16 Miles: 4.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.000.000.000.005.00

Nice day outside (45).  Just another easy run.

ASICS DS Trainer Miles: 5.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.000.000.000.004.00

Missed the last couple of days spending Thanksgiving with the family.  It was raining all day today so just ran a few miles on the TM.

ASICS DS Trainer Miles: 4.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.000.000.000.005.00

Cool (35) with some wind.  Felt pretty good today and good to be able to get outside.  Need to get back into a good routine.

 

Saucony Ride 7 Miles: 5.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
53.8027.203.000.0084.00
ASICS DS Trainer Miles: 41.20Saucony Ride 7 Miles: 24.00Asics Cumulus 16 Miles: 18.80
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