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December 2011

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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
68.502.000.000.0070.50
ASIC DS Trainer #2 Miles: 14.00Mizuno Wave Rider 13 Miles: 32.00Saucony Ride 3 Miles: 19.50Saucony Tangent 3 Miles: 5.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.000.000.000.005.00

Flew back last night and got in around 10:00 this morning.  Got out around lunch time and was pretty wiped out from the trip.  It was really tough going the first couple of miles but then started to wake up and feel better.  It turned into a pretty good run and I added some strides the last half mile to stretch out some.

40:23 (8:06 avg) 

ASIC DS Trainer #2 Miles: 5.00
Comments(1)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

Had a busy morning so ended up running in the afternoon.  It was a great day with temp around 50 and no wind.  I felt pretty good today and started off easy but picked up the pace fairly quickly.  I stayed pretty consistent with the pace and felt good the whole way.  I picked it up the last 1/2 mile and felt good to run a little faster.

49:03 (8:11 avg) 

Mizuno Wave Rider 13 Miles: 6.00
Comments(1)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.000.000.000.004.00

Philadelphia, PA:  Traveled yesterday to DC first then took the train to Philly after a full day of meetings so no time to run. I ran on the TM at the hotel this morning and was so tired.  My legs felt like they weighed 100 lbs each.  Just had no energy and it felt hard the whole way.  Decided to stop after 4 miles since it was not getting any better.  Not sure what is going on.  Could be from all the travel lately but will try again in the morning and hopefully it will be better. 

ASIC DS Trainer #2 Miles: 4.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.000.000.000.005.00

Philadelphia, PA:  Ran on the TM again this morning.  Still felt sluggish.  I am not sure why.  It was really warm in the workout room so that could be a factor.  Also, I think I found out today that the TM was not calibrated correctly.  For the pace it said I was going it seemed really hard.  I also noticed that the one next to me was going much slower even though we were supposed to be running the same pace.  Anyway glad to get in the miles and the run but more glad that I will be heading home and looking forward to getting outside.

ASIC DS Trainer #2 Miles: 5.00
Comments(1)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.000.000.000.005.00

It was a cool day but felt good and had an easy run.  I am just way too inconsistent right now.  I need to get back into a good routine.  Just been crazy with work and a lot of family activities which I wouldn't trade for anything.  The main thing I need to work on is getting to bed earlier and getting up earlier to squeeze in more running.

41:23 (8:16 avg) 

Mizuno Wave Rider 13 Miles: 5.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.000.000.000.005.00

Huntsville, AL:  I traveled down yesterday and with meetings did not get a run in.  I got outside this morning on a great day.  It was around 48 with no wind.  I felt pretty good but did have some pain in my knee in a totally different place.  It went away after about a mile and hopefully is nothing.  I ran without a watch and just enjoyed the morning.

Saucony Ride 3 Miles: 5.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.500.000.000.005.50

Huntsville, AL:  Another good morning for running today with temp around 48 and no wind.  I ran today again without a watch and ran a new route so wasn't sure how far I went. I wanted to do 6 but when I got back and mapped it it was only 5.5.  I did feel good on the run and picked up the pace the last half.

Saucony Ride 3 Miles: 5.50
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.002.000.000.005.00

It was raining and very windy outside so stayed in on the TM. I felt pretty good but started off easy and then built up the pace.  I got to around 7:30 pace for a couple of miles which is probably around MP for me right now.  Felt good the whole way and was glad to get in some faster mileage.

 40:22 (8:05 avg) 

Saucony Tangent 3 Miles: 5.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.000.000.000.005.00

It was cool (32) today but no wind so pretty good day for running.  I felt pretty good but a little bit tired today so just took it easy.  Nothing special today just getting the miles in. We are going out of town for the next two days to visit family for Christmas so will be very busy and probably won't get any running in.  Four families in two days won't leave much extra time.  

42:02 (8:24 avg) 

Mizuno Wave Rider 13 Miles: 5.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.000.000.000.005.00

It was a nice day but did have a little misty rain.  I felt pretty good but just ran easy.  I was kind of tired today not sure why but just couldn't get going very good for some reason.  I think part of the reason is I have not got back into a consistent routine and that makes it harder on the body.

41:23 (8:16 avg) 

Mizuno Wave Rider 13 Miles: 5.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.000.000.000.005.00

It was unseasonable warm this morning (54) and a beautiful day for running.  I felt a little sluggish today so just took it easy and crusied along.  I need to start kicking up the mileage but since I didn't feel the best decided to keep it to 5 miles.  Hopefully, I can get a few more miles in on the next run.

 

Saucony Ride 3 Miles: 5.00
Comments(1)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

It was cooler this morning (34) with some light wind.  I felt ok but a little tired from a long day yesterday.  I took the girls to KY for a basketball game then drove back and went to the Colts game last night (great comeback!) and was out late for that.  I just took it easy most of the way.  The battery on my Garmin died on the way back so didn't get the time but was running around 8:20 pace.

Mizuno Wave Rider 13 Miles: 6.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.000.000.000.004.00

It was cooler this morning (26) than it has been lately but still felt pretty good.  I just got out for an easy few miles before getting back to hang out with the family today.  I hope everyone had a great Christmas!  We sure feel blessed this Christmas and had a great time together as a family.

Saucony Ride 3 Miles: 4.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.000.000.000.005.00

Still cool (28) this morning with some light wind.  I didn't feel good yesterday so skipped the run but felt better today.  I didn't do anything special just got in some miles.  I can't seem to get going very well.  Something is always coming up to keep me from taking the next step back to normal running.  Need to get this sickness behind me and hopefully move back to normal.

 

Mizuno Wave Rider 13 Miles: 5.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
68.502.000.000.0070.50
ASIC DS Trainer #2 Miles: 14.00Mizuno Wave Rider 13 Miles: 32.00Saucony Ride 3 Miles: 19.50Saucony Tangent 3 Miles: 5.00
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