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May 2010

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Member Since:

Mar 01, 2007

Gender:

Male

Goal Type:

Other

Running Accomplishments:

 I don't really keep good track, but here's what I found online:

Canyonlands Half '08: 1:34:35

Cherry Blossom 10 miler '08: 1:10:09 (alias jonathon strong)

Jingle All the Way 10k '08: 41:46

 

Short-Term Running Goals:

I really need to develop new goals.  It's been a busy year both professionally (field work) and personally (wedding, move,...)

It's time to get back on track and commit to some racing goals for next year.

Long-Term Running Goals:

The long-term goals are much easier--to stay healthy and happy! 

Personal:

Live in Broad Run, VA with my wife; work at US Geological Survey.  Baby cat running around to catch mice in our old house.

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Miles:This week: 0.00 Month: 0.00 Year: 0.00
Baby Poo 1 Lifetime Miles: 318.00
Baby Poo 2 Lifetime Miles: 323.00
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6.00

6 miles at the peak of a very warm and humid day.  It hurt really bad, actually.  I'm just not used to this kind of heat yet, and my body told me so loudly. 

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8.00

8 miles on the panhandle trail in Pittsburgh.  Last minute trip up north for family things led me to a GORGEOUS run.  I may have slightly overdone it, though, as my knees are not having a good time of it.

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Gym day--pretty generalized upper body workout.  The knees are still a little achy from Monday's run, and I'm not sure why, so I just completely laid off today.

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I took the new bike out tonight to the Difficult Run trail system in Reston.  The quick and short of it is that it's an absolute cream-puff.  I can't believe how the thing climbs, corners, and handles obstacles.  I effortlessly and smoothly roll over things that used to just about bounce me off the trail, and that ain't no exaggeration.  Having the lockout was a bit awkward at first, but I've already grown quite used to it and was using it for pretty much every hill climb by the end of the ride.  I have to do some minor tweaks to get the geometry closer to my own (mainly lengthen it--bring the seat back a tad and put a longer stem on it), but otherwise she's good to go!

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One more gym stint before splitting for Aruba.  Good ol' destination weddings...

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4.00

4 miles on da beach on some barrier island near Charleston, SC.  Down for the second wedding of the month...

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6.00

This was probably more like a 7 mile run, but since I brought no watch and I'm not sure, I'll call it 6.  This was one of those absolutely perfect beach runs--great weather, compacted sand, high noon, followed by a nice dip in the water.  Surreal.

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Back to the gym--~50 minute generalized workout.  Mostly upper body, a bit of leg work.  

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6.00

The good old out-and-back 6 miler to the top of Gaines Road and back.  For having such a wild and hectic schedule the past few weeks, I'm very pleased with how my body is keeping up.  I don't seem to have lost much--though I suppose I'm also not gaining any fitness.  I'd like to be building fitness rather than just maintaining it this time of year...

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4.00

Headed straight to the gym after work to get huge.  then shook it off and stretched out with a 4 mile trail run on the Conservancy on a new route that I had never considered.  It's thursday morning now and my back is totally trashed.  I'm not sure if it's from pushing it too hard in general yesterday or from sleeping weird, but the coffee seems to be helping...

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6.00

6 fairly painful miles.  I did too much legwork at the gym yesterday apparently, and now I have a huge charlie-horse on the left outside quad.  I was basically shuffling by the end of this fairly easy run.  

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40.00
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