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January 2015

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Location:

Milton,GA,USA

Member Since:

Jul 27, 2010

Gender:

Male

Goal Type:

Other

Running Accomplishments:

PR's -

Mile - 4:38    (High School)

2 Mile - 10:12 (High School) 

3 mile - 15:51 (High School)

10k - 35:19 (High School)

Marathon - 2:59 marathon (London -2013)

Half marathon - 1:25:18 (Deseret News 2013)

Ran all 5 of the World Marathon Majors (NY, Chicago, Boston, London & Berlin)

5 x Boston Marathon

Triathlete - sprint to half-ironman distance

Climbed Alpe d'Huez on my bike 

 

 

Short-Term Running Goals:

Sub 3 hour marathon

Long-Term Running Goals:

Continue to improve times on all distances from 5k to marathon

Personal:

Married with three daughters - each of them are recreational runners.

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Miles:This week: 33.50 Month: 168.15 Year: 1366.35
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

PM - 6 miles (10k) of indoor rowing x training during injury recovery.  

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AM - 10k of indoor rowing. 

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PM - x training equivalent of 11 miles.  15 miles on the cycleops indoor bike trainer and then 6500 meters of indoor rowing.  I am in cross training purgatory.  

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PM - aboutn 9-10 mile equivalent of running via cross training.  A little over 11 miles of indoor cycling trainer - and 7000 meters of indoor rowing.  

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AM - indoor rowing - 11,500 meters - or slightly over 7 miles.  Since this generally is working out to be about the same amount of time I would take to run the same distance depending on the effort and HR - I am giving it a 1:1 for equivalency.  If I was better at rowing, perhaps it'd be different.  But I am a novice ... hoping to remain so, as it would mean I have healed up enough to resume running.

PM - swimming - roughly 800 to 1000 meters.  Indoor pool at the fitness gym next to my office.  First time swimming laps in years, it seems.  The extent of how profoundly unfit for swimming I am, was promptly evident.  Oh my.... the struggle.

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AM - 8 miles on the indoor bike trainer; then 5000 meters of indoor rowing.

PM - 1000 meters of swimming - (better day in the pool today than yesterday).

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AM - cross training - 12000 meters of indoor rowing.

PM - cross training - 850 meters of swimming.

 

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AM - cross training -- 10 miles of indoor cycle trainer; 5000 meters of indoor rowing.  11 degrees (-3 degrees wind chill) outside this morning.  For once, I don't mind a morning of not being able to go out to run.  

PM - 1200 meters of swimming.  Getting better at it.

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PM - cross training 13000 meters of indoor rowing.  

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PM - cross training - a little over 12 miles of cycling on a cool afternoon - 42 degrees.  Decent ride but my toes were too cold to enjoy it very much.  Also, 1 hour of wood chopping.  Yes - I am counting the chore of splitting wood for an hour.  

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Awoke in the middle of the night with some type of GI issue - so no workouts today.

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AM - feeling much better today.  Still cross training:  A little over 7 miles on the indoor cycling trainer; and then 6500 meters of indoor rowing.  

PM - 1250 meters of swimming at lunchtime.

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AM - cross training - 8 miles on the indoor cycling trainer and then 5000 meters of indoor rowing.  

PM - shorter swim today - limited time.  About 800 meters.

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AM - cross training.  6500 meters of indoor rowing and then 6 miles on the indoor cycling trainer.

PM - cross training - 1200 meters of swimming.  

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AM - cross training - a little over 14 miles on the indoor cycling trainer.

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PM - cross training 16 miles on the bike and 5000 meterS of indoor rowing. 

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AM - 3 mile walk with Tracy on the Milton trail.

PM - 19 miles of outdoor cycling.  Got some wool socks and booties to keep my toes warm.   Really pleasant ride today.

 

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PM - crooss training - rough equivalent to running time / effort - about 24 miles of outdoor cycling - hilly (rollers) for much of the ride.  

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AM - 2 mile walk with Tracy on the Milton trail.  Day off of work today was nice.

PM - cross training - 13,500 meters of vigorous indoor rowing. 

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AM - cross training - 8 miles on the indoor cycling trainer and 5000 meters of indoor rowing.  Actually think the left foot is aching from the rowing session I did yesterday.  It is non-impact, but does require pressure/force and flexing of the feet...So I did less rowing today.

PM - swimming - 1250 meters.  

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AM - cross training - a little over 14 miles of indoor cycling on the trainer.  Staying of the rower for a bit to see if that was aggravating / causing achiness to the left foot.  

PM - cross training - swimming - 1600 meters.  Better day in the pool. 

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PM - Cross training - about 1600 meters of swimming.

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AM - cross training - a little over 8 miles on the indoor cycling trainer.

PM - cross training - 1750 meters of swimming.

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AM - tested out the foot today for 10 mins. on the golf course.  Felt no discomfort during the run/jog - will await the next few hours to see if there is any reaction.  Will plan to try 10 mins every other day unless I start feeling some discomfort.  Want to gradually introduce it.

PM - about 24 miles of outdoor cycling.  Good bit colder this week than last.  

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Took the day off - unfortunately - the foot did have some bother to it late yesterday and intermittantly today.  Not exactly pain or discomfort - but not nothing, which I had hoped. Anyway - we took Delaney out for brunch to Milton's - for her birthday as she came home from school for the weekend with us.   My last year of having a teen-aged daughter...

 

 

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AM - cross training - indoor cycling of about 8 miles.  Tired.  Tracy has had the flu for several days, and she's been up at nights coughing - and as a result - I have too.  Fully expect to get the bug myself eventually.  Looking as though there will be lots of weather just to the north and east of us.  ATL just missing out on the real winter weather this time around. 

PM - 1600 meters of swimming.

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AM - 6500 meters on the indoor rowing machine.  Then 1 mile of running on the treadmill.  

PM - cross training still - 1600 meters of swimming at lunchtime.  Outside pool today - water temp was 82, but outside temps were in the low 40's and windy making for a chilly surface.

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AM - same as yesterday - 6500 meters of indoor rowing and then 1 mile of running on the treadmill.  

PM - roughly 1750 meters of swimming.  I frequently lose count of laps.  Generally figure out by time how far I have gone.

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PM - lunchtime - combination of cross training on the elliptical and running at the gym.  I did run a little further on the indoor track - probably close to 2 miles.   

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AM - 6500 meters of indoor rowing.  Foot was a little achy after yesterday's effort.  Will give it a rest today. 

PM - 3 mile walk after work.  Trying to be patient.  

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PM - 15000 meters of indoor rowing and then just about 3 miles of running on the treadmill. 

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