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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

None

Personal:

I started running in 2010 and have (mostly) kept it a habit ever since!  

Miles:This week: 50.50 Month: 265.50 Year: 2887.86
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7.500.007.50

AM: 7.5 miles with Elia.  I am tired and sore, but the actually running is feeling easy fitness-wise.

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AM: 9.5  miles with Elia.  It felt good- just sore.

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AM: Gym and intervals on the treadmill.  I really enjoyed going fast- although that is relative at the moment.  I had a lot of fun today.

I had the itch today for the first time in a very long time.  The place I workout at -orangetheory- was having an endurance/treadmill competition, and my group of three (two women and myself) lost round 1 (got second place) to a group of three guys who were just... the typical group of guys who you would expect to win.  I did not like being on the other side of it.  The other teams in the gym also competing were even outwardly rooting for us to catch them, so I was a bit disappointed to lose with myself on the treadmill for the last leg.  I did try!

The workout was to have 1 person running at all times while they other two alternated the weight room and the rowing machine and then rotate, so it was a  lot of running around- literally. 

We regrouped for round two- determined to do better at the transitions.  One of the women on my team suggested a technique to transition better so we felt a new set of confidence.  Fortunately, we were able to beat them by a full quarter mile by the end of this round- but more interestingly, we beat their previous best distance in the first half hour by a couple of hundreths of a mile which was a cool surprise.  The best part, is that they put your name on this white board where it stays until someone later in the day beats it, so I was egocentrically happy to see theirs erased and ours put up.  

To see their team competitively get annoyed that we had gotten them in the end did make my day a little, although I feel a bit smug and ashamed thinking these particular thoughts.  One guy on their team even through up his hands and pointed at me as I was running, I'm assuming thinking we must've been cheating (we weren't).  I think that was the best part.  

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AM: 7 miles, 3.5 were fast at the track.

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PM: 6 miles

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PM: 10 miles on the treadmill.

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Early AM: 4 miles and then I volunteered at a triathlon.

Late AM: 2 more miles and then lifted- chest and tris.

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AM: 12 miles, mostly with Elia.

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PM: solo, 7:43/mile average.

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AM: 3 mile progressive with Elia and a couple of miles on either end.  Literally the exact same distance as yesterday which I though was quite a coincidence!

PM: 1.6 miles to even it out and the gym- chest, tris, abs

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PM: 10 miles with Elia

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PM: 5+ miles with Elia and then some lifting- arms, back, interior/exterior legs, and abs.

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PM: Gym and some faster intervals/hills on the treadmill.  Mostly abs, compound movements, and leg work.

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AM: 5 miles and a little lifting- shoulders and chest.

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Eliud Kipchoge  2:01:39.   Unbelievable. 

 

AM: Ran wil Elia, Anthony for a little bit, and then we were joined with a runner, Ali, from Georgia visiting her family in St. Pete.  Had a lot of fun, but I am still noticeably out of shape.  I suppose that''s the wrong phrasing for it- I am not in running shape and have too much weight and muscle on me to be very good fast right now.  

I did some striders at the end since Elia wanted to, which was enjoyable.  

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PM: 7 miles with Elia

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AM: 7.5 miles, some fast.

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PM: 7 miles solo, then lifted- chest, tris, shoulders, legs, abs.

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Ran solo and then gym- arms, back, abs.

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PM: 5 solo.

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PM: 2 miles warmup, then a gym 5k in 17:52 during a competition- 2,000m row, 300 reps in the weight room, then the 5k.  35:02 total time.

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12:00am: Midnight run with  Elia!  I like doing this every once in a while- especially with long runs.  Sometimes it's fun to wake up in the middle of the night and go for a run.  The heat lightning was continuous and amazing (as it always is in the area I live in).

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PM: 10 miles solo in East Lake jamming out to some tunes.  7:35/mile average.

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AM: 10 miles, 3 fast during intervals.

PM: Gym- 2 miles and then chest, tris, and shoulders.

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PM: Treadmill.  I didn't intend to go on the treadmill for anything other than a warm up, however I just did not feel like lifting today.  Kept it around 6:40/mile pace or so.

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PM: 7.5 miles.  Took a tumble around mile 3- hurt a lot, bled a lot, and had trouble enjoying the 4+ miles back.

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PM: 8+ total miles, 3.5 of them fast, alternating 0.1 fast recovery into 0.2 hard effort on the treadmill with inclines for 0.2 and then flat for 0.1

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PM: 8.2 miles solo.

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AM: 18 miles with various runners in the beginning and the end whom were running in the DeSoto 15k.

Anthony earned first overall and Elia earned second overall in the 15k.  Alan got third overall and Gretchen got first overall in the 5k.  This was pretty cool to watch since they all are people I run with.  

Today was my longest run in a while and I finished it off with a plunge into the ocean at DeSoto park beach.  While swimming I found about 6 sand dollars and had a dolphin swim with 10 feet of me- and I was only swimming for about 15 minutes.  Sometimes I forget I live in paradise and remember it is important to enjoy it.

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