The Perils of Self Betterment

August 23, 2019

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Location:

UT,

Member Since:

Jan 17, 2008

Gender:

Male

Goal Type:

Other

Running Accomplishments:

yearly mileage totals (actual running miles, not crosstraining etc)

2008 - 1,317

2009 - 2,654

2010 - 2,578

2011 - 2,618

2012 - 3,083 (ran everyday this year. PR's in half and full marathons, at age 48!)

2013 - 1,177

2014 - 1,716

2015 - 1,060

2016 - 951

2017 - 786

2018 - 1,058

 

Short-Term Running Goals:

reacquaint myself with my long lost running freak, and then proceed to get my running freak on

 

Huntsville  HALF Monte (because i'm half the man i used to be lol!) 9-21-2019

Long-Term Running Goals:

keep running

 

Personal:

born in 1964. married 22 years. one wife two dogs 

6 ft tall, nation wide

“Make friends with pain and you’ll never be alone.”

 

 

Miles:This week: 27.00 Month: 100.00 Year: 842.00
Mt101 Lifetime Miles: 500.80
Mt101 The 2nd Lifetime Miles: 539.20
Green A5's Lifetime Miles: 149.50
MR00 Lifetime Miles: 158.70
Treadmillio Shoes Lifetime Miles: 570.00
Stillnotmads (2) Lifetime Miles: 500.50
Rednotevenmad2 Lifetime Miles: 242.00
Kinvara9 Lifetime Miles: 309.00
Kinvara9painted Lifetime Miles: 194.00
Graynine Lifetime Miles: 33.00
Vapor4's Lifetime Miles: 3.00
Total Distance
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well, back to my original plan to run another marathon only for a pr attempt - not happening this year. luckily i can drop down to the half at huntsville in september. my hope is to keep a solid 40-50 mile per week base throughout this winter and see about a fall marathon for 2020
my body just isn’t cooperating - i may have done too much too soon. no injuries or anything just real slow to adapt to higher mileage.      

i realize i could “finish” a marathon this september, but it would be a death march at the end and i’m just not interested in doing that. 

wt- 40 miles 

 

 

 

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Comments
From Tom Slick on Sun, Jul 21, 2019 at 20:32:11 from 66.87.127.16

So sad to hear your option to downsize to the Half Monte, it appeared that you were doing so well in your training for the Full. Right now is a time in the training when we feel over worked and under appreciated! But in the next few remaining weeks we catch up with our almost unbearable training demands and mega mileage weeks. Are you even considering waiting a few more weeks to see if your adjusts to your training and you regain your strength and speed before we go into taper time????

From JD on Sun, Jul 21, 2019 at 21:30:09 from 75.169.0.94

thanks Tom. yeah i'll keep the faith until the deadline to downsize but knowing my body the way i do it feels like a no go. it could just be a short term phase, we'll see. as of now i struggle with six mile runs, quite demoralizing but yeah, i could bounce back. stranger things have happened!

From Tom Slick on Mon, Jul 22, 2019 at 09:55:18 from 66.87.127.16

JD - Between the extra miles, elevated speed training and the trips to the gym I’m dragging my butt down the road . Yesterday’s 19.5 miler in the heat was horrible, even though I got out at about 4:am when it was only 72* 😅. I’ve got a 10k race on Wednesday so I ‘m resting Monday & Tuesday with the hopes that I will regain some spring in my tired, short, fat, old man body and win in my age 🥇division.

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