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BDR Safety Harbor Half Marathon

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Member Since:

Feb 08, 2015

Gender:

Male

Goal Type:

Other

Running Accomplishments:

Certified road course PR's:

Mile: 4:38.0 (Florida, May 2015)

5K: 15:51 (Florida, April 2017)

10K: 34:31 (Florida, Sept. 2015)

15K: 50:07 (Florida, Feb. 2017)

1/2 Marathon: 1:12:33 (Florida, Feb. 2017)

Marathon: 2:47:56 (FL, Nov. 2015)

Short-Term Running Goals:

Upcoming Races

2/24 & 2/25 Gasparilla 15k and half

3/11 Local half marathon

3/25 New Orleans half marathon

4/16 Boston marathon

Personal:

I never ran at all until 2010. I was overweight and just wanted to get healthy. Running was what helped me through that experience and it just became a habit after a couple of years running on and off.

Miles:This week: 44.00 Month: 250.78 Year: 614.50
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7.100.007.10

PM: 7 miles solo.

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PM: 2 miles solo.

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Race: BDR Safety Harbor Half Marathon (13.109 Miles) 01:14:33, Place overall: 1, Place in age division: 1
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3.7314.1017.83

AM: Ran the BDR Safety Harbor Half Marathon and finished 1st.  It was a dog fight for the first 7 miles with James O., but fortunately a 5:24 mile put him away and then I could tune out a bit.  Definitely is always a lot of fun to compete against him- that being said I'm selfishly happy I pulled away.  Not happy with my time, but I knew I have a lot of work to do. 

Splits- 5:54, 5:37, 5:33, 5:46, 5:37, 5:24, 5:38, 5:39, 5:42, 5:48, 5:45, 5:53, 5:44, 0:33

Weight is down to 151 at least, so that's nice and my diet has been clean for two weeks.  Time to keep it up and weigh in at 147 next weekend.

 

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AM: 16.5 miles with Anthony

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PM: 7 miles and then the gym with Elia- chest, tris, shoulders, abs.  Then ran home 3.5 miles.

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17.503.0020.50

AM: 10.5 miles, 3 of them fast with the group.  Nothing crazy speed-wise, just clearing ut the cobwebs from Saturday.

PM: 10 miles solo.

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11.201.0012.20

PM: 12+ miles in Safety Harbor.  A couple of quick intervals for fun.

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11.350.0011.35

PM: 11+ miles, and gym- arms, back, and abs.

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7.103.0010.10

PM: 3.5 miles and then a workout- 3 miles hovering mostly around 6min mile pace on the treadmill which felt super easy, but I also did some rowing between sets, and then lifted a bit.  Mostly lower body, abs, and light shoulders.  Finished with a 3.5 mile run.

I forgot to weigh in today, which is unlike me.  I'm quite certain I'm under 149 pounds, but still not near where I need to be.  I have been eating very well for 3 weeks now and been losing weight consistently for that time and it has had a sincere affect on my running.  As I get older, the adage of eating well rings truer.   

I will focus on skirting under 145 for next Friday which seems reasonable, but I'll double-check when I hit a scale on Monday morning.

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AM: 6 miles and gym- chest, tris, shoulders

PM: 4 miles.

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21.100.0021.10

AM: 21 miles, most with Anthony.  I can't call them slow miles, but they weren't fast either.  So I supposed 21 "honest" miles will suffice.  

 

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PM: 10+ miles running to the gym and then back.  Did chest, tris, shoulders, obliques, and abs at the gym.

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14.003.5017.50

AM: 7.4 miles in Safety Harbor.

PM: 10+ in East Lake.  Did fourteen 400s with descending rest ranging between 1:13-1:15.

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PM: 11 miles, some with Anthony.  Felt pretty spry.

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PM: Ran a 5k and then did a 5.3 mile progression run on the treadmill.  Wow- I did not think I had that in me.  Started at 10mph (6/mile pace) for 0.4 mile to get loose and then jumped to 11mph (5:27/mile pace).  Every two minutes there on out I just bumped it up another notch or two until I got to 12mph (5/mile pace).  I held that for 6 minutes before upping the incline a bit to finish strong.  Completed the 5 miles in 26:40 or so, but more importantly had a lot left in the tank so I just kept going at 5/mile pace for two more minutes before bringing it down bit by bit with my confidence soaring.  

I don't fully understand where the fitness is coming from- I haven't been pushing myself to go dark at track- but I suppose a large portion of it must be diet related.  I never knew I had fallen so far off track, but I'm happy I'm back and feeling healthy and bouncy every time out the door.  

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No running.  

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AM: 12.5 miles in Clearwater over the bridges.

PM: Gym with a workout: 6 miles total with hills on the treadmill, 5 of them at effort and included some fast 1-minute intervals to keep me honest.

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AM: 17 miles, about 9 of those with Anthony on a humid/foggy morning.  Florida is incredibly weird in the spring season.  I walk outside (albeit it was at 4:55 in the morning) and am chilly (and shirtless), but then 3 miles in it has warmed up 5 degrees and the humidity has increased and it is just killer.  Even the street lights are making their own micro-clouds of mist underneathe them.  

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PM: 8 miles solo.

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AM: 10 miles total, 3 miles fast/race pace.

PM: 9 miles solo.

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