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April 23, 2019

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Feb 08, 2015



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Running Accomplishments:

Certified road course PR's:

Mile: 4:38.0 (Florida, May 2015)

5K: 15:33 (Florida, Jan. 2019)

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

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

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

Marathon: 2:37:36 (Boston, MA, April 2019)

100k (63.3 miles, trail): 9:11:00 (Florida, Jan. 2019)


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

Miles:This week: 30.20 Month: 199.10 Year: 1304.35
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance

PM: 15 miles.

Grading myself for week 3:

Mileage (90%)- My mileage is decent and I am on pace for the 110 I want this week.  Next week is shaping up to be a down mileage week, which is right on time given my training.

Speed (60%)- I have run more honest intervals and done 4 mile sessions twice, which I am happy about.  I would like to nail a speed workout tomorrow, so that's a goal on the agenda.  I am a little peturbed about missing speedwork on Sunday, but with the mileage increase it is a good thing- I will just plan some good stuff next week.

Nutrition (60%)- Has been much better.  Less sugar/simple carbs, no over-eating, and a good amount of fat, vegetables, and protein.  I am transitioning well, but can noticeably do a better preparation job with my protein macros to prevent muscle loss and aid in recovery particularly  in that 1-hour-after-workout time slot. 

Water/electrolyte balance has been very strong for me, which has aided in feeling pretty bouncy and ready for my runs. 

Racing weight (40%)- This week I again am focused on a reduction in overall calories.  Goal weight loss is 3 pounds healthily.  Losing weight is about as challenging as I remember.  Total weight loss- 7 lbs, with 13lbs to go.

From Jason D on Thu, Dec 06, 2018 at 10:02:12 from

These weekly grading reports are important. I do something similar with my coach. Losing weight is challenging. I can put on 2-4 lbs in a week this seems and it takes me a month or more to bring it back down.

From Mike on Sat, Dec 08, 2018 at 09:49:14 from

Thanks Jason, I sincerely appreciate your comment- I hope I can continue to be consistent. The weight loss thing is such a challenge- I just want food!

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