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December 2010

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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
54.000.000.000.0054.00
Mizuno Wave Rider 12 #2 Miles: 9.00Saucony Ride (Blue) Miles: 30.00Acis DS Trainer Miles: 15.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.000.000.000.004.00

Honolulu, HI:  It was warm this morning but very windy today.  I ran down by the beach and back since I was only going a few miles.  I just trying to continue to build back up and see how the achilles responds.  It felt pretty good today but did have a couple of shots of pain.  It doesn't feel back to 100% which concerns me.  Taking two weeks off and then still have the problem would be a big disappointment.  Most of the run was good though and I will continue to build back up and see how it goes.  I am hoping it is just tightness from inactivity.  Next run will be Sat and will see how the foot does in the meantime.  Heading back home today and looking forward to that.  This should be the last trip of the year so looking forward to having time with the family.

35:45 (8:58 avg) 

Mizuno Wave Rider 12 #2 Miles: 4.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.000.000.000.004.00

It was -10 wind chill this morning and didn't feel like braving the weather so stayed inside on the TM.  I missed a couple of days because of the trip back from Hawaii and family commitments so I was glad to get back going again.  I felt good today and didn't have any problems or pain.  I still took it real easy and it felt good to not have any problems.  Going to keep building up this week and see how it goes.  Looking forward to seeing how it goes.

34:56 (8:45 avg) 

Saucony Ride (Blue) Miles: 4.00
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5.000.000.000.005.00

Already slipping on my schedule to get back to regular running.  This is not the best time to get back on schedule.  Been busy with work and Christmas related activities with the kids. It was freezing again this more (-5 wind chill) so stayed inside on the TM.  I started off with walking 1/4 mile to get loosened up and then ran easy for 5 miles.  I felt really good today and didn't have any pain or problems.  Seems like the injuries have healed just hope it holds together as I build up the miles.

42:45 (8:33 avg) 

Saucony Ride (Blue) Miles: 5.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
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It warmed up to a balmy 32 this morning so was able to run outside and was able to go in shorts.  I felt good this morning and just ran easy.  I didn't take a watch with me so just ran by how I felt.  I didn't have any problem with the achilles but did have some tightness in my hip.  It was a good run and going to try more of a normal schedule next week.

 

Saucony Ride (Blue) Miles: 5.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.000.000.000.005.00

Been fighting a cold but decided to stay in and run on the TM today since it was snowy outside and the roads are still not clear.  I felt good other than all of the pressure in my head.  I think the running helped clear things up for a little while anyway.  I started off easy at around 9:00 pace and worked down to around 8 at the end.  Hoping I can get outside the next few days if the weather cooperates.

41:55 (8:23 avg) 

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

Still sick and not feeling good.  I felt tired and sluggish the whole way running and decided just to cut it at 4 miles.  Hopefully feel better in a couple of days.

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

I finally recovered from the sickness over the weekend but we went out of town to visit family and didn't have time to run.  We did three family Christmas in three days so it was pretty busy.  Got back home on Monday but had a bunch of things to catch up on so today was the first day to run.  Enough of the excuses and I really got to get back in the routine.  I am feeling sluggish and tired from not running.  Also, I have put on about 5 lbs because of not running and eating horrible.  Hopefully the next two weeks I can get going and then kick off the New Year right.  Just ran easy today trying to get back in the groove.

42:15 (8:27 avg) 

 

Saucony Ride (Blue) Miles: 5.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.000.000.000.005.00

It was cool out today (mid 20's) and the roads were in better shape.  My neighborhood is still an icy mess but once I got on the main roads it was fine.  I felt good today and just ran along easily.  It was nice to get off the TM and outside to feel the fresh air.  We have another snow storm coming in tonight so might be on the TM again.  I hope everyone has a Merry Christmas and enjoys some special time with your family!!

42:02 (8:24 avg) 

Saucony Ride (Blue) Miles: 5.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

It was cold and windy this morning with a WC of around 10.  Our church had a special Christmas services that didn't start until 11 so gave me time to get out before and still get to sleep in some.  I felt good today other than feeling alittle bloated because of all the food I ate yesterday.  I just ran easy and enjoyed the peace and calm of the morning.  It was very quiet the day after Christmas and kind of enjoyed the quiet.  I did pick up the pace the last mile just to see how I felt.  Nothing special just worked it down gradually to around 7:20 pace.  I had to run slow through the neighborhood since it is still covered with ice.

49:59 (8:20 avg) 

Acis DS Trainer Miles: 6.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.000.000.000.005.00

Another cold and windy morning.  It was around 20 with a North wind.  This is actually the first time I have ran back to back day in awhile.  I felt pretty good but did have a couple of twinges in the achilles which worried me some.  Hopefully it is nothing serious and could be me just being overly cautious.  It is supposed to warm up and the week goes on so I am looking forward to that.

41:34 (8:18 avg) 

Mizuno Wave Rider 12 #2 Miles: 5.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

It was warmer today around 38 but windy.  I felt good today and ran easy.  It was a little faster than I have been running lately and was good.  The warm weather always seems to quicken my pace after the cold windy days.  No aches or pains today which is great.  I have today off so doing some things with the family.

48:13 (8:02 avg) 

Saucony Ride (Blue) Miles: 6.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
54.000.000.000.0054.00
Mizuno Wave Rider 12 #2 Miles: 9.00Saucony Ride (Blue) Miles: 30.00Acis DS Trainer Miles: 15.00
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