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Member Since:

Feb 15, 2016

Gender:

Male

Goal Type:

5 K Finish

Running Accomplishments:

Running is an accomplishment.

Short-Term Running Goals:

Run a 5K with a 9 min / mile pace.

Long-Term Running Goals:

Run a 5K when I'm 60 years old.

Personal:

Married with two young girls. Although I hate running, I recognize it as a necessary evil.

Miles:This week: 4.00 Month: 55.87 Year: 95.31
Total Distance
55.87
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 264.00Calories: 0.00
Total Distance
4.25

Morning jog to get a look around.  Jogged up to the grocery store and back.  Feels like it took forever but now I have some landmarks in place.

Out: 28:28.51  Back: 27:49.64 = 56:18.15

Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
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Total Distance
4.25

Second time on the Cedar Creek route.  Landmarks and route are a little more familiar.  Saw a kid get on a school bus before 7.  I don't remember school starting that early, but it has definitely been a while.

Mile Marker    16:47.71       14:27.96

Carlie C           11:42.39       11:10.32

Total = 54:08.38

Some day I may actually get a more accurate way to measure new run routes, but for now approximations are fine.

Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
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Total Distance
4.25

Last time possibly on this route.  Tried to go nice and slow but not sure that happened.

Mile Marker      15:50.52      14:25.79

Carlie C             11:53.09      11:43.56

Total = 53:52.96

Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
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Total Distance
4.00

Left shin is tight.  Should've stretched it out, but it is fine near the end of the route.  To University and back.

Out: 27:06.23   Back: 29:19.13 = 56:25.36

Running after lunch is a bad idea.  Just need to eat a lighter lunch.

Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
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Total Distance
3.11

Feeling a little better this morning.  No pains or tightness.  It just felt like a good brisk jog.  The wind and rain seemed to keep others off the trail as I found myself alone.  It was a beautiful day for running and though the wind and rain hampered me on part of the trail it worked in my favor on the homestretch by aiding me.

Turkey Trot: 33:49.03

Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
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Total Distance
4.00

Back out to University Ave one more time via the boardwalk to avoid street traffic.  Today everything was clicking though unlike Monday.  I was going to just take it easy, but because I was feeling good, I decided to see what kind of time I could clock.  Not a PR but a better time for the week.  Tried to focus on form and not dragging my feet.  Every time I felt like walking, I just reminded myself that it wasn't that long of a run and I could walk all I wanted when it was over.

Out - 25:17.41   Back - 24:38.28 = 49:55.69

Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
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Total Distance
4.00

16 laps around a track in 46:06.  Pretty rough.

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5.00

One mile worth of sprints in the morning.  A good four mile jog in the evening.  Discovered that the trail behind the house is full of hills.  I was just expecting a flat trail.

43:35 for three miles on the trail and one mile on the run home which makes four miles total.

Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
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Total Distance
4.00

Went to the track.  Got discouraged at 3 miles and started walking.  Was going to call it quits but decided to finish out my 4 miles.  Although I walked for three laps, I did run the last lap and then I called it a day.  Doing distance on a track just doesn't work for me.

Mile 1 (Lane 6) - 11:54.02

Mile 2 (Lane 6) - 11:59.06

Mile 3 (2 laps Lane 4, 2 laps Lane 3) - 8:58.68 (I suspect I may have skipped a lap)

Mile 4 - 4:16.09, 5:02.51, 4:19.71, 2:34.84

Total - 49:04.91

Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
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Total Distance
0.50

I'm counting it.  Two laps on the track.  The hardest two laps I've ever done.  Legs were sore and I was dehydrated.  Ran the first lap at my own pace.  Second lap was a sprint on the straight away and recovery on the curves.

Watched how an MMA fighter, Cyborg, loses weight for weigh ins.  I feel like a little baby now compared to the grueling process she goes through to lose 20 lbs to get to her fighting weight from her natural weight.  That is some serious water loss, but it looks like her team has it down to a science.  I was at 277 on Friday night.  It sucks losing weight like that.

Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 264.00Calories: 0.00
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Total Distance
4.00

I've been taking a shortcut without even knowing it.  I discovered the real starting line for the trail today was about a tenth of a mile farther than where I had assumed it was.  It was clearly marked.  I had just never bothered to look for it.  Now I know.

Jogged to the 2 mile marker and back in 47:11.05.  Next time I won't stop to read the little info boards which will automatically improve my time.  Averaging about 5:20 - 5:40 per half mile so about a 12 minute mile.

Walked to my daughter's new school.  It took about 30 minutes to stroll there so we'll call it a mile there.

Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
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Total Distance
3.11

Turkey trot route.  Almost didn't get out.  It is a beautiful overcast day with just enough moisture in the air to make it a perfect day for running.  I just didn't want to get out of the house.  Forced myself and after the initial warm up, everything felt good.

31:17.63

Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
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Total Distance
4.00

Cape Fear Trail.  First half mile is faster than the others because it is shorter because of where I start off.

4:46.72, 5:16.77, 5:07.71, 5:09.96, 39.77

5:18.00, 5:29.74, 5:17.61, 5:15.51, 40.13

1:13.13 = 44:15.05

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Total Distance
3.40

Was running to the 1.7 mile marker but seemed to have missed it so I went to the 1.8 instead.  However, it did feel kind of short to me so I'm counting it as 1.7 instead.  The hills really drain the life out of my legs.  I just feel myself plodding along until I get to the top and then continue to plod along.

Out - 18:08.05,  57.11     Back - 18:13.05, 1:13.43 = 38:31.64

Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
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Total Distance
4.00

That trail does not seem to get any easier.  Oh well.

Out - 21:38.68, 42.62

Back - 21:25.92, 40.05 = 44:27.27

That looks to be about 10:50 per mile out and 10:43 per on the way back.  Not sure how that happens because all the uphills seem to be on the way back.

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Total Distance
55.87
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 264.00Calories: 0.00
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