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March 2011

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Location:

OH,

Member Since:

Jun 03, 2010

Gender:

Male

Goal Type:

Other

Running Accomplishments:

I started running in Feb of 2009.

First 5K- April 18th, 2009

First Marathon- Sept 19,2009 - Wright Patt Air Force Base Marathon.

PR 5K 19:36  7/04/11  Americana 5K   

PR 10K 42:25  8/06/11  Tadmor 10K (Dam run... HILLS)

PR Marathon 9/17/11 Air Force Marathon 3:14:38

 

Short-Term Running Goals:

 

Show up. 

REALLY show up.

2017 Races

Tie dye 50K - 29th

11/11 Richmond Marathon

 

Long-Term Running Goals:

Qualify for Boston 

Run Boston!  

No injuries and another marathon.

Did I mention avoiding injuries? 

More marathons, help others around me achieve goals.  

Personal:

Married and have two daughters 15 & 21... I hope to convert at least one into a runner :)

Psalm 14:1 "The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God."

John 14:6 "Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me."

 

Miles:This week: 0.00 Month: 149.93 Year: 547.78
Adidas Adizero - Adios Lifetime Miles: 319.27
Saucony Kinvara 2- Bright Lime Lifetime Miles: 744.21
Saucony Hattori Lifetime Miles: 514.86
Under Armor Speedform Lifetime Miles: 782.25
Saucony Kinvara 5 Lifetime Miles: 816.18
Newton Distance Lifetime Miles: 672.30
Innov8 220 Lifetime Miles: 637.27
Saucony Kinvara 6 - Wicked Orange Lifetime Miles: 582.87
Pearl Izumi N1V2 Flash Green Lifetime Miles: 719.03
Pearl Izumi EM N1 Cool Red Lifetime Miles: 800.36
Pearl Izumi EM N1 Neon Yellow Lifetime Miles: 670.32
Saucony Kilkenny XC5 Lifetime Miles: 185.08
Kinvara 7 Neon Yelarnge Lifetime Miles: 806.51
Adidas Duramo Cool Blue Lifetime Miles: 722.88
Pearl Izumi N1V2 Flash Green #2 Lifetime Miles: 701.48
Nike VaporMax Red/Back Lifetime Miles: 289.03
Newton Mv2 Ghost White Lifetime Miles: 350.40
Saucony Ride Blue Lifetime Miles: 210.75
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
216.5011.00227.50
Nike LunarFly Miles: 51.85Brooks Launch #2 Miles: 78.60Saucony Kinvara Miles: 13.50Mizuno Wave Precision 10 Miles: 75.55Mizuno Wave Ronin 2 Miles: 8.00
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
6.301.007.30

Busy busy day... ready for bed. Decent weather... decent run... 

Nike LunarFly Miles: 7.30
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
8.001.009.00

Good run today, best I have felt this week. Another long day of work and looking at my pillow... 

Brooks Launch #2 Miles: 9.00
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
8.500.008.50

Much better day of work, but it is going to be a crazy few weeks. Ran at the park today w a friend, always better when you have someone to run with!

Saucony Kinvara Miles: 8.50
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
8.051.009.05

Temps were fine, but it was a cold heavy rain today. Did some rescheduling at work for next week, but it still will be a long week- no worries, just will need to be up early each day to get  good run in. 

Nike LunarFly Miles: 9.05
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18.000.0018.00

The local running store had a close out sale of last years models so I picked up a new pair of Mizuno's for cheap! That always makes me happy. I guess I should not break in shoes on a 18 miler, but eh, they need it. Had an early meeting, but then Cassie showed me her local bike path to run on. It was pretty nice, followed the river (of course with all the rain, the latter half of the path was closed so we did an out and back). She joined me for the 1st of 3 laps I ran. Let's see... saw a hawk twice withing 5 feet of me just sitting there and chilling out - never even thought about moving as I ran by. I also saw one angry squirrel. Seriously it look mad! I did not take squirrel culture (see 'Emperors New Groove') so I have no idea why it looked so mad. I know it wanted to take me out if I ran towards it. There was a muskrat swimming by the spill well and he was happy enough. Go figure. 

Anyway, decent temps, decided to rain after about 12 miles and then rain steady for the last 4 miles. Legs were pretty tired so kept a slower pace (8:39) until the last few miles where I ran harder.  8:03, 7:45, 8:02, but the 2 8's were on a steady incline with a strong headwind and driving rain, so the effort was there even if the clock says otherwise. Good day!  

Mizuno Wave Precision 10 Miles: 18.00
Comments(4)
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
9.000.009.00

Funny how when you get a few warm days it feels colder when the temps go back to the low 20s.... Legs felt ok, no watch- good morning.

Brooks Launch #2 Miles: 9.00
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
8.000.008.00

Back was sore last night and was again this morning... I ran anyways, just pretty slow. I need a nap.

Nike LunarFly Miles: 8.00
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
6.002.008.00

Cold rain this am. Back is still sore and frustrates me, but you have to deal with things. I pushed hard for a few miles, but then let up since my body just was not feeling it (back aches, calves tight).

Mizuno Wave Precision 10 Miles: 8.00
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
9.003.0012.00

41 this morning with a little wind. Did some 800m intervals 6:28, 6:27, 6:31 and 6:22, just wanted to get some work in as I will be increasing the quantity of these as my back pain goes away and the spring comes in :)

PM 5 miles (4 with Cassie - thanks!!) it was around 30 with a steady snow/sleet falling. It was either at our back or pelting us in the face! It was good to get out again though. 

Saucony Kinvara Miles: 5.00Brooks Launch #2 Miles: 7.00
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
8.000.008.00

A little icy and cold with the snow last night so a nice easy run was in order, back is feeling better... Not all the way, but better.

Nike LunarFly Miles: 8.00
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20.000.0020.00

Had to get some work done this morning so I ran in the afternoon. It was good though since the cat woke us up at 4am getting sick...LOUD sick. Do not worry, the cat is fine and up to its usual nonsense. An added bonus was the temp was 60+ this afternoon :) The only downer was the 20mph wind w 35+ mph gusts.. Hey a little resistance and occasionally a little push in the back is not all bad! 

Good run, Most miles run at a base pace of 8:16, but every 5 miles I sped it up to see if I can narrow down my new MGP. So miles 5, 10, 15 and 20 were 7:05, 7:11, 7:11 and 7:13. Mile 20 was into the wind and ended with a pretty decent incline so for tired legs I was satisfied with it. 

Mizuno Wave Precision 10 Miles: 20.00
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
6.600.006.60

Daughter had choir practice again, which allowed me to run a bit at the park. Sugar Creek - Green trails, tired but good. 

Brooks Launch #2 Miles: 6.60
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
3.500.003.50

Huge day of work, quick am run

Nike LunarFly Miles: 3.50
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
8.000.008.00

Not much in the tank today, tired legs

Brooks Launch #2 Miles: 8.00
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
6.002.008.00

Legs still tired, but needed woke up and pushed a little. 8 miles, after 2 did some 800m intervals. 6:28, 6:26, 6:27, 6:23. Overall pace 7:47 otherwise. Long day of work, but ended great.Glad I did that. Hope to get things back to normal soon on my running schedule. 

Mizuno Wave Ronin 2 Miles: 8.00
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
9.000.009.00

March madness begins today!! Well it has been a fun day of basketball anyway.... Go Bucks! 9 Easy miles on a warm morning :)

Brooks Launch #2 Miles: 9.00
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
7.001.008.00

Ah what a nice warm morning! I would it to stay this way or even a tad cooler... soon it will be too warm, but it was nice I just enjoyed my run. 6 base miles @ 8:44/mile and then 60-s strides @ 6:20, 7:09 (slipped), 5:48, 6:17, 6:06, 6:52 (uphill), 6:35, 5:50.

 

Nike LunarFly Miles: 8.00
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
11.550.0011.55

Decent cool morning to run. I started out with the intention to run 16 today. I rarely cut a run short because I feel I can push through. My body just was not responding today and I felt like I better stop or I may actually pull something. I think it is due to the long week and need a little more sleep. What I did run was ok, after 1.5 mile warm up, I wanted to run every other mile at my new MGP (7:15) So miles 2,4,6,8 &10  were at 7:13, 7:13, 7:17, 7:11, 7:09- of course this was meant to be for the whole 16. Oh well, I have been told over and over listen to my body and I felt like today I was. 

 

 

 

Mizuno Wave Precision 10 Miles: 11.55
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
9.000.009.00

Travelling for work this week. I am in Jasper, Indiana. No TM at the hotel, but there is a cool running path about a half mile away. I saw 5 deer less than 5 feet from me and they just kept munching grass... I figured I was plotting along so loud they would scatter, but not at all. 

Brooks Launch #2 Miles: 9.00
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
9.000.009.00

Ran the trail again, its pretty nice. Lots of runners out today. Had a side stitch on the left side for a mile and then it moved to the right for mile 2. Finally went away and the running resumed to normal. 

Brooks Launch #2 Miles: 9.00
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
10.000.0010.00

Funny how when its jan 30 feels warm and near the end of march 30 feels cold. I missed two days of running, 500+ miles of driving had a bunch to do with it as did 2 hours of sleep one night. Hope it does not throw me off. 

Mizuno Wave Precision 10 Miles: 10.00
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12.000.0012.00

This has to be my worst run of the year. I simply could not get my legs under me if that makes any sense. I had no strength, legs were sore, no speed, nada. I really had to just trudge. I have felt this way for recovery runs, but that can be expected, I did not expect this for a Saturday run. I can't help but wonder if all the driving (mad my legs stiff) or perhaps the sleep/diet had an effect.

I had one of my youth to council this afternoon so I had to cut a few miles off the run, but that does not bother me, it is a good thing. 

Brooks Launch #2 Miles: 12.00
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
0.000.000.00

Decided that I needed to work out instead of run today- I have not worked my core muscles enough recently.

P90x- Core Synergistics (1 hour) 

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8.000.008.00

Continuing my workouts for some time. 

P90x- Cardio X - then a nice 8 mile base run. Big work week, have a lot to cram in!  

Nike LunarFly Miles: 8.00
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
8.000.008.00

Snow.... seriously ran while it was snowing pretty darn hard. No accumulation or ice, so no real worries. Today was the best I felt running in quite some time. No, not the fastest, but it just felt good. AM- P90X Shoulders and Arms + Ab Ripper X. I always ate like a horse, but now that I added these, I am going to break our budget on food!

Mizuno Wave Precision 10 Miles: 8.00
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
216.5011.00227.50
Nike LunarFly Miles: 51.85Brooks Launch #2 Miles: 78.60Saucony Kinvara Miles: 13.50Mizuno Wave Precision 10 Miles: 75.55Mizuno Wave Ronin 2 Miles: 8.00
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