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March 2012

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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
216.2526.55242.80
Mizuno Wave Ronin 2 Miles: 34.00Saucony Kinvara 2- Bright Lime Miles: 84.40Adidas Adizero Boston2 Miles: 103.85Asics Speed Sky - Orange Miles: 20.55
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
6.000.006.00

Mizuno Wave Ronin 2 Miles: 6.00
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
10.000.0010.00

Saucony Kinvara 2- Bright Lime Miles: 10.00
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
14.153.0017.15

Crazy weather in these parts. We avoided the tornadoes thankfully, but major wind the last few days kept me from posting. 

Decent run, quad started to bother me after mile 14, but not dreadful. MP-ish miles 5 (7:10), 10 (7:21) and 15. 

 

 

Adidas Adizero Boston2 Miles: 17.15
Comments(6)
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
4.000.004.00

Cold, quad was hurting, cut it short. 

Mizuno Wave Ronin 2 Miles: 4.00
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
8.000.008.00

55- much better day to run, felt better. Now if work would stop being a pain...

Saucony Kinvara 2- Bright Lime Miles: 8.00
Comments(1)
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
6.001.007.00

60 and nice. New path I ran today, was nice

Adidas Adizero Boston2 Miles: 7.00
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
7.250.007.25

54- rain rain rain... slow run, quad starting hurting after a mile. I am a little concerned about holding it together while building that base back all in 5 weeks.

Saucony Kinvara 2- Bright Lime Miles: 7.25
Comments(2)
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
20.000.0020.00

44 to start the run and ended at 50. very sunny and nice. I feel like I have been forcing the speed issue too soon. I ran this nice and easy. I figure I just want to get to that starting line again and whether I run a 7:15 pace or a 9:30 pace I am not sure it is going to matter. I did take some Vitamin1 before the run and it felt alright. Other than a bug that flew in my eye at mile 12, just soaked up this run.  

Saucony Kinvara 2- Bright Lime Miles: 20.00
Comments(3)
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
4.000.004.00

4, took it easy on the legs 8:32 ap

Mizuno Wave Ronin 2 Miles: 4.00
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
8.000.008.00

71! Warm but very nice running weather. Felt very good. Easy run.  8:20ap

Adidas Adizero Boston2 Miles: 8.00
Comments(4)
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
7.000.007.00

74, a bit warm for my running taste. Had to keep it at 7, church tonight. Class went well. 

Saucony Kinvara 2- Bright Lime Miles: 7.00
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
6.000.006.00

Adidas Adizero Boston2 Miles: 6.00
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
1.152.003.15

Saucony Kinvara 2- Bright Lime Miles: 3.15
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
20.000.0020.00

Started my run at 53 degrees and was 70 in 2 hours. Humid today. Almost got hit at mile 13 thanks to guy who did not invest in the 'blinker package' for his truck. It was a nice truck too so you would think he would paid the extra for it. Ran out of fuel and water so the last 5 were a bit of a gut check. 8:59 ap just getting the miles in.  

Mizuno Wave Ronin 2 Miles: 20.00
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
9.100.009.10

76 warm running. Finished the evening on some trails was able to spot some deer.  Wonderfully graceful, I need to be like that! Plus they taste good, but that's another topic...

I actually felt kinda strong towards the end  the run, obviously a good sign, but let's see what the week brings.

Adidas Adizero Boston2 Miles: 9.10
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
7.000.007.00

Saucony Kinvara 2- Bright Lime Miles: 7.00
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
7.100.007.10

missed my morning run, so it was 86 when I ran... too hot for me. 8:15ap

Adidas Adizero Boston2 Miles: 7.10
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
8.002.0010.00

AM- 63, nice weather, easy 4

PM-  81, hot again, some hills then trails. Quad spasm in the first mile but then felt good, ran a few fast miles, last one at mp and felt strong.... Hope this continues. Maybe too little too late for Boston, but I will take it. 7502 is my bib, somehow I am in the first wave. Going to have to figure out how to find some of ya. 

Saucony Kinvara 2- Bright Lime Miles: 4.00Adidas Adizero Boston2 Miles: 6.00
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
8.000.008.00

AM- very tired legs, 5 easy. 

PM- legs still tired, wanted to loosen them up, 3 easy  

Saucony Kinvara 2- Bright Lime Miles: 8.00
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20.000.0020.00

Great running temps, 63. 20 felt good today, tired at the end, but I think that's normal right? 8:24 AP. Goal was to just run them and see if I could get any miles in the 'marathon' trot. I had a few sub 8's that felt easy- first time during recovery I can say that so that is a good sign. Maybe I will be able to get a round or two of speed work in before Boston, but I won't push it.  

Adidas Adizero Boston2 Miles: 20.00
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
4.000.004.00

Ran a little with my 11 year old daughter,  she really wants to try her first 5k in 4 weeks. I'm going to do it with her after Boston. 

So I limited my miles because I was tired, but also banged my right knee on the dresser. So a non running injury, but it hurts right now.

 

Saucony Kinvara 2- Bright Lime Miles: 4.00
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
11.000.0011.00

Quick run - not speed miles but a little effort after a warm up, many hills. Overall felt decent. AP 8:10.  

Adidas Adizero Boston2 Miles: 11.00
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
6.000.006.00

Saucony Kinvara 2- Bright Lime Miles: 6.00
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
9.502.5012.00

AM run - 41, easy

New shoes arrived while I was at work. I planned on running a short PM run anyway (4.5), so why not break them in. 7:51, 6:51, 6:41, 6:31 (.5).  Wow am I out of shape when it comes to speed. I wasn't running all out, but I figured I'd push some. I am going to have to get 100% and really put some effort into this late spring. 

Adidas Adizero Boston2 Miles: 7.50Asics Speed Sky - Orange Miles: 4.50
Comments(5)
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
5.000.005.00

Felt sore- slow run, easy 5. 

Adidas Adizero Boston2 Miles: 5.00
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
0.0016.0516.05

So I started today wanting to run 20, but this would be the 4th straight 20 miler on Sat. Normally when I am logging big miles I wouldn't think to much about it, but I was sore yesterday and if I am trying to run by feel (pfeel?) - I better give what the body can take... or is that take what it can give. Either way. So I decided on 16 today. I was trying to figure out what would be a 'realistic' goal for Boston. I just want to enjoy it, but I am a competitor. I figure if I can get under 3:30 for a recovery I would be more than satisfied. I set the Garmin for 8 minute miles. Yeah a year ago that would be easy, but now it is tough for me to hold that long term  

Hour before the run I had my bang bang (dynamite-spicy) shrimp. I did not know if that was smart or not, but it worked out well enough. 16 Miles, AP 7:52, splits 7:59, 7:53, 7:57, 7:52, 7:45, 7:48, 7:51, 7:51, 7:59, 7:58, 7:50, 7:55, 7:52, 7:53, 7:58, 7:27. Some of these were on hills and a pretty constant head wind so I was happy to keep it even. The last mile I sped it up to my old MP and had plenty in the tank at the end so a good run. Finish off with one of my non-dairy, coconut water based fruit smoothies. Yum-o!  

 

Asics Speed Sky - Orange Miles: 16.05
Comments(4)
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
216.2526.55242.80
Mizuno Wave Ronin 2 Miles: 34.00Saucony Kinvara 2- Bright Lime Miles: 84.40Adidas Adizero Boston2 Miles: 103.85Asics Speed Sky - Orange Miles: 20.55
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