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The Mesa-Phoenix Marathon

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Member Since:

Nov 27, 2016

Gender:

Male

Goal Type:

Other

Running Accomplishments:

I have run 12 marathons, 5 since major surgery in 2005. My fastest was Leipzig in 1992. 3 hours 11 minutes 48 seconds. The Mesa-Phx Marathon on February 25, 2017 was the fastest since my surgery at 4:26:59.

Short-Term Running Goals:

I want to improve on my last Marathon time. After the Phoenix Marathon that I ran February 25, 2017 I want to focus on shorter races and do a sprint tri. I did improve about 45 minutes faster on the Mesa-Phx Marathon over the last Petrified Forest Marathon and about 27 minutes faster than the last time I ran the Mesa-Phx Marathon.

Long-Term Running Goals:

Continue to run and work on my speed. Do shorter races and a sprint tri in the next year.

Personal:

I have been an educator for 32 years. My wife, Margaret, and I have 6 children and at the present time 6 grandchildren. Running helps to keep me level. I love it and hope to continue to run for many years to come.

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AM core workout. 40 reps each.

PM 8.08. 1:20:08 9:55 pace. 9:42,9:47, 10:25, 10:00, 9:46, 9:16, 10:18, and 10:06. Started comfortable and then slowed going up[hill. Purposefully tried to fun mile 6 as fast as I could. At turn around Mike 4 encountered headwind. After 6th mile just relaxed. 7th is up again and then 8 is mostly flat.

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PM treadmill. 37.04. 9:15 pace. Ran 9:13 pace most of the time.

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Not happy with program right now. Logged in and gave a detailed report just to have it all wiped out i guess because i took too long to type. Not happy with the run but it was better than several at different points of the run. Felt sick most of run.

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PM run. 1:19:31. 9:51 overall pace. Tried to stay close to 10 min miles. Was pretty sore to start. Ran 10:04, 9:51, 10:24, 10:16, 9:33, 9:44, 9:31, 9:27 and some change. Seems like i can't run early on Monday after my Saturday and Sunday each week. First half has mostly uphill and second half was more down. About a 120 foot overall change but mostly in short distances.

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AM core workout. Everything times 40. Also did some leg lifts and stretching. Too much to do later to run today unless it is late tonight.

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Slow run. 32 degrees out. 1:23:11. 10:20 pace. 10:44, 10:09, 10:28, 10:22, 10:08, 10:01, 10:24, and 10:19 plus. Stomach problems this morning.

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Legs are tired. 1:25:34. 10:36 pace.all miles 10:18 to 10:49. Not sure if i should run 16 tomorrow. I have had a lot of hours on my feet this week.

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Was worried about running today because my legs have been dead all week. Wind was also blowing this morning.

First 8 were 9:47, 10:18, 9:36, 9:26, 9:47, 9:22, 9:46, and 9:53. At 2.5 I started doing minute long pickups with 2 minute pace running in between. I think that helped me but I had too much on my mind and could not stay focused so I wasn't consistent. Multidirectional wind was blowing as well.

Turned around at 8 and felt the wind more. Starting at 9 splits were 9:42, 9:34, 10:05, 10:03, 10::06, 10:38, 10:39, and 11:02. Miles 11- 16 was pretty strong headwind. Weather app said 19 mph. At 8.5 i started doing 2 minute pickups every half mile through 13. At that point i just tried to keep a consistent pace. I was at 2:08:30 at half marathon.

Overall pace was 9:59 per mile. 2:40:31 for the 16 plus miles.

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Core workout 40 times everything. High steps, pushups, squats, calves, extenders, crunches, and lunges.

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1:18:02. 9:39 pace. Splits 9:49,9:23, 9:42, 9:53, 9:40, 9:37, and 9:36.

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Phone app was off today. I had to run farther for it to register my miles. Sometimes happens with cloud cover.

1:02:45 total. 10:14 pace. 10:38, 9:59, 10:31, 10:04, 10:01, 10:04, 10:11 and some change. Wondering if more taper woul;s

D be better for me.

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App messed up today. Went from 1.52 miles to 1.54 and then 4.25 in less than 10 steps. I knew i was right at or just past 1.5 so i will call it 1.53 at the turn around.

29:34 total time. 9:39 pace

Core everything times 40 before run.

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1/2 core except lunges before the run. 20 of everything.

29:54. 9:14 pace. App is definitely messed up but verified time on watch today. Ran almost .2 further than yesterday on same route.

1/2/ core with 40 lunges after the run.

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1:38:02. 9:43 pace. 9:36, 9:40, 10:03, 9:52, 9:43, 9:37, 9:45, 9:52, 9:37, and 9:20 plus last .1 at 57 seconds.

Miles 1 and 10 are mostly flat. 2-4 and 6 are slightly up and 5 and 7-9 are slightly down. Wasn't too cold. Started at 40 degrees and ended at about 45 degrees. Rolled my legs out good afterwards.

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46:25. 9:10 pace. 8:47, 9:06; 9:44, 9:05, and 9:07 with 36 seconds for the .07 at the end.

Did core workout before the run. Waited until it was light out and about 40 degrees before I went running.

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36:41. 9 min pace overall. Flat in the desert pm run. 65 degrees to start and ended at 62 degrees just as the sun was going down. 9:10, 8:57, 9:04, and 8:52. Wind at 10 mph out of WSW. Legs feel good.

Will do core tomorrow. Only stretch thursday and then 2 miles easy on Friday. Marathon is saturday.

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Core workout.

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Stretch and roll out muscles.

Caleb and Cassidy temple.

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9 min overall pace. 18:41 total time. 8:47 and 9 minute miles. Stretch and roll afterwards.

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Race: The Mesa-Phoenix Marathon (26.2 Miles) 04:26:59, Place overall: 1260, Place in age division: 51
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1:56:11 at the half. 3:12:20 at 20 miles. 4:26:59 to end. I ran this better than i expected because i tried to stay with my brother. I was able to do that through about 14 miles and then i faded somewhat. I beat my last marathon by about 46 minutes. I beat my time from two years ago at this same marathon by @27 minutes. This was my best marathon since having open heart surgery in 2005.

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Stretch and rest.

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Stretch and rest

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