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January 2018

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Location:

Greenville,SC,

Member Since:

Feb 24, 2007

Gender:

Male

Goal Type:

Other

Running Accomplishments:

I also maintain a blogspot running blog. Check it out. 

5k- 16:01, 1/2 marathon- 1:11:37, marathon- 2:34:16, 50k- 3:58, 100 mile- 15:19

Former World Record holder in 100 x 5k relay 

Ultra history:

8-100 mile, 1-100k, 9-50 mile, 2-40 mile, 14-50k-ish

12 wins, 5 CR's, plus four 2nd, five 3rd, 4th, 4th, 5th, 5th, 9th, 16th, 20th, 28th, 38th, and 62nd place, with 1 DNF 

Short-Term Running Goals:

Goals 

Enjoy running, stay fit (and maybe lose a few pounds)

Long-Term Running Goals:

Unretire at some point

Run a sub-6 hr 50 miler

Win a 100 mile ultramarathon

Personal:

I have five cute kids. And I have some rockin short green racing shorts- I wear them mainly because it embarrasses my wife so much. I like ultimate frisbee, trail running, reading, and cheering for the Denver Broncos!   And I have the absolute best wife in the world.  And I used to run for the now-disbanded national Team Pearl Izumi- Ultra!

Favorite Blogs:

Miles:This week: 15.00 Month: 95.00 Year: 1257.00
Fastwitch Lifetime Miles: 82.50
Trail N1 Lifetime Miles: 86.50
Road N1 Lifetime Miles: 31.00
Trail M2 Lime/black Lifetime Miles: 228.50
Road N2 Black And Green Lifetime Miles: 409.00
Road N2 3 Grey Lifetime Miles: 214.00
Road M3 Black And Blue 2 Lifetime Miles: 225.50
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
1257.507.000.000.0078.001342.50
Stinson Miles: 12.00Road M3 Black And Blue Miles: 12.00Road M2 3 Orange Miles: 252.00Trail M2 2 Black Miles: 145.00Trail M2 3 Miles: 82.50Road N2 Purple Miles: 160.50Trail N2 2 Orange Miles: 113.50
Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
6.000.000.000.000.006.00

AM Low 20's temp with low teens windchill- coldest run in a long time. 6 miles. Felt generally ok. Happy New Years, everyone.

Stinson Miles: 6.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments
From jtshad on Mon, Jan 01, 2018 at 14:16:56 from 173.198.176.201

Happy new year, stay warm!

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
8.000.000.000.000.008.00

AM- it is 10 deg outside, only 5 above the all time record low, and I don't have my real cold gear out of storage, so I did 8 miles on the treadmill. Pretty much sums up my life right now.

Road M3 Black And Blue Miles: 8.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments
From allie on Thu, Jan 04, 2018 at 08:02:47 from 172.4.198.186

yeah, it's cold.

one of the very first things that someone said to me when i moved to atlanta was "you can just get rid of that jacket right now, you won't need it here."

lies.

From Jon on Thu, Jan 04, 2018 at 10:45:19 from 165.156.40.42

The humidity makes the cold feel worse, I know that much.

We keep hitting the mid-teens this week. Cold. Not as cold as Utah gets, obviously, but still cold. Plus, I've gotten a bit soft (yes, I said it). The biggest issue for me is that insulation in the houses here isn't made for sub-20 temps, so our kitchen pipes freeze if I don't leave the water running all night. I have to do that at least 5 nights a year. Many of my neighbors have the same pipe issue. It's annoying.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
10.000.000.000.000.0010.00

AM- new pair of shoes, time to phase out of the old. Shoes last a lot longer when you only run half the mileage. 6 miles on the treadmill as I didn't want to run in the cold.

Lunch- great game of 6v6 frisbee today. Frozen ground made for hard, slippery footing. My team was down 4-2 but scored 3 straight to win. Good way to start the year.

Road M2 3 Orange Miles: 6.00
Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
7.500.000.000.000.007.50

7.5 on the deadmill. Planned on 8-9 but my foot started twinging a bit so I cut it short.

Road M2 3 Orange Miles: 7.50
Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
11.000.000.000.000.0011.00

AM 7. It was 13 deg this morning so I ran inside again.

Lunch- frisbee on a sunny, cold, barely-windy day. 7v7 with a sub on each team. We played to a 2-2 tie, then the next point took so long that most people had to leave when my team finally scored, so we called it a 3-2 win. It was 15 minute point or so. Then we had a 4v4 game that my team won 3-0. My left ring finger got hit and is very swollen, discolored, and painful.

Road M2 3 Orange Miles: 7.00
Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
6.500.000.000.001.508.00

AM 2.5 on the treadmill but my foot still isn't great so i stopped early and did 15 min biking. Blah. 

Lunch- frisbee- 12 of us- The teams weren't perfectly divided and mine was a bit worse, though we still had our chances but didn't play as well as we should have. We lost 5-3.

Road M2 3 Orange Miles: 2.50
Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
11.000.000.000.000.0011.00

PM- solo mid-afternoon run at Paris Mtn. It was in the low 60's the whole time- beautiful, and 30 deg warmer than the past 2 weeks. Very slow pace, trails quiet the first half, then lots of people the remainder. 11 or so miles. No idea on the time. I like not running with a watch.

Trail M2 2 Black Miles: 11.00
Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
9.000.000.000.000.009.00

AM 6 on GE trail. 8 or 9 deer. I finished the Hardcore History WWI series and am now onto the Persian series. Looking forward to hitting the final one, number 60. It's the only one I've never listened to.

Work continues to deteriorate. Lots of key people are leaving for other companies, on top of the layoffs. Jim Harper, who I've run thousands of miles with on the LR group, is leaving, plus Mike Fedor. I feel like the company may enter a death spiral at some point, where enough key people are gone that the remainder can't do the work, causing them to leave. This isn't fun.

Lunch- frisbee game. Another hard game- we got a little chippy. A few of the points were so long that when the score was 4-3, we said next point wins. My team scored, so we won 4-4. That was a first.

Trail M2 3 Miles: 6.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments
From jtshad on Wed, Jan 10, 2018 at 07:29:24 from 141.221.191.225

Sorry about the work struggles, that makes it hard to spend your day in such a down environment. INL is and DOE-ID may be hiring! Come to IF!

From allie on Wed, Jan 10, 2018 at 17:38:40 from 172.4.198.186

sorry. that is tough. the company i used to work for was going to hell in a handbasket for several years and it was just like what you describe -- people jumping ship or slowly getting laid off. luckily i made my escape when i moved to atlanta. they announced their shutdown about 6 months later. it can really take a toll on you when there's so much negative/stressful energy in the workplace. i hope it improves for you, or hope you can find an awesome gig elsewhere.

From Jon on Wed, Jan 10, 2018 at 18:19:37 from 96.33.86.208

Thanks, you two. I enjoy my job, especially the gym in my building so I can run trails and play frisbee. That's a real highlight. So I try to focus on that.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
8.000.000.000.000.008.00

AM- 8 on GE trails on a cool, rainy morning. Drizzled the whole time. No people or animals till near the end, when I ran into the whole stinking flock of stupid turkeys. They did not seem happy (watched them attack a passing truck) so I re-routed off-road to exit GE through a fence and run the road past them. Not real fast, typical for these days. I don't know my actual distance, but I think I ran 66 minutes. One of these days I'll charge my GPS watch to actually map the trail.

Trail M2 2 Black Miles: 8.00
Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
10.000.000.000.000.0010.00

AM 6 on the GE trails. Wet and muddy. Saw 1 deer, no other animals

Lunch- Temp in the 60's with a steady rain at the start that gradually stopped. 8 people showed up to play on a very muddy field. Cutting was an issue but fun dives weren't. My team lost 3-2.

Trail M2 3 Miles: 6.00
Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
4.000.000.000.000.004.00

no run in the morning. Just lunch frisbee- 11 people. My team had our chances but lost 5-4.

Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
6.000.000.000.000.006.00

AM- bit of an easy week. 6 miles plus weights.

Stinson Miles: 6.00
Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
4.000.000.000.000.004.00

Lunch- it snowed about three inches this morning, so I worked from home then braved the (not too bad) roads for lunch frisbee. It was a fun 3v3 game, so lots of running and not many cuts. My team won 5-2. Unfortunately, I was in charge of a meeting right after frisbee but had forgotten my work clothes, so put my wet clothes back on and worked from the gym for 3 hours. First time that's ever happened.

Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
6.000.000.000.000.006.00

This being the south, school is cancelled yesterday, today, and tomorrow due to the minor dusting of snow. The roads were clear around town by Wednesday night, but the district includes some of the foothills near the NC border, and if there are icy roads anywhere, they cancel for everyone. Don't get me started.

Anyway, ran 6 miles on snowy, wet GE trails late afternoon. Ran by 3 deer and saw 1 coworker.

GE is in the news for all the wrong reasons right now, which is a bit unnerving. Talk of breakup, underfunded pension, layoffs, mismanagement, etc. Sad to see an icon imploding, and rough to be attached to it. More and more coworkers and friends are leaving.

Trail M2 3 Miles: 6.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments
From Rob Murphy on Thu, Jan 18, 2018 at 21:13:16 from 67.177.28.4

"It's snowin' in TR"

From Rob Murphy on Thu, Jan 18, 2018 at 21:15:56 from 67.177.28.4

Sorry about the work news. GE is an icon of American business. Is Jack Welch still alive?

From jtshad on Fri, Jan 19, 2018 at 14:49:58 from 141.221.191.225

What is your engineering background and work focus? Mechanical engineer and systems engineers at INL job postings.

https://inl.taleo.net/careersection/inl_external/jobsearch.ftl?lang=en&portal=8110010144#

From Jon on Fri, Jan 19, 2018 at 14:58:45 from 165.156.40.43

I don't know about Jack Welch. Looks like he's still alive.

Mechanical engineer. I'll have to peruse. Thanks.

From jtshad on Fri, Jan 19, 2018 at 15:02:54 from 141.221.191.225

There might even be some job postings for my DOE office coming out in the near future, I will let you know. Not a bad gig, not nearly as technical (federal contract oversight) but get to be part of programs that work on college tech!

From Jason D on Thu, Feb 01, 2018 at 20:07:14 from 73.144.91.168

Sorry, Jon. Megan and I just had a long conversation about American companies, including the auto industry here in and around Detroit.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
4.000.000.000.000.004.00

Up late last night so skipped morning run. Nice day for lunch frisbee, sunny and 50 deg. 7v7. My team was getting beat at first, but, true to the past, we pulled it together for the real game and won 5-3.

Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
9.000.000.000.000.009.00

AM 5 watching recap of the games yesterday. Foot a bit twingy so kept it shorter

Lunch- 15 people today for a upper-50's day of frisbee. My team had more unforced errors and lost 5-2.

Road M2 3 Orange Miles: 5.00
Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
7.000.000.000.000.007.00

AM 7. Lots of deer.

Trail M2 2 Black Miles: 7.00
Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
10.000.000.000.000.0010.00

AM 6. A couple deer, and the turkeys from a distance. I upped some of my weights today, including dead lift, and now my back is rather sore.

Lunch- Most days of frisbee are rather fun. Some are very fun. Today was neither. Blah. Not well played by my team, just not as much fun. Lost 5-2.

Trail M2 2 Black Miles: 6.00
Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
6.000.000.000.000.006.00

Morning meeting with GE Power CEO (who told us it's not a funeral, that there will be no raises this year (that's 3 out of 4 year with no pay increases), and basically said he hopes more people will leave). Fun start to the day- it gave us something to talk about.

Lunch- 6 miles on GE trails. No animals, quite a few people. Reverse from normal.

Trail M2 2 Black Miles: 6.00
Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
5.000.000.000.000.005.00

Lunch- today was Jim Harper's last day at GE, as well as a memorial run for Todd. Todd was the founder and captain of the GE Greenville running team for over 10 years, taking it from nothing to the dominant regional power (2 win streaks of 40+ races, over 800 members), so people came to cheer him on, too, including signs. I ran 1 mile with the group then went to Frisbee. It was a nice day- 18 people. Some hard-fought points. My team was doing poorly at the start. Sure enough, we won 5-4.

Road M2 3 Orange Miles: 1.00
Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
11.000.000.000.000.0011.00

AM- last run with Todd this morning. Got up super early (5 am- and this coming off of sleeping only 3 hrs Saturday night) and ran ~7 while enjoying one last run together. Todd's a good guy.

Lunch- ultimate on a breezy day. My team had one guy who kept insisting on playing deep safety, which repeatedly left a thrower open in the middle of the field and frustrated the rest of us. We got down 4-2, fought back to 4-4, then lost 5-4. It was frustrating. Fun, of course, but still.

Road M2 3 Orange Miles: 7.00
Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
10.500.000.000.000.0010.50

PM- PM on a cool, breezy day with Seth, Lynn, and Hua (his first time out). Seth and Hua did 4.5, Lynn did 7.5, I added on 3 more by myself. Needed the headlamp the last 20 minutes but my batteries were almost dead. As usual, we only saw a couple people the first 2/3 of the run, then a slew of people the last part when the evening bikers show up.

Trail M2 2 Black Miles: 10.50
Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
4.000.000.000.003.007.00

I thought I might have overdone it yesterday at Paris Mountain, and indeed my plantar fascitis hurt all day, so I did 30 min on bike this morning

Lunch- 5v5 frisbee. The other team had 1 sub while we had none, and they had 3 fast guys while we had 2. It was a rough go of it, so much that they asked us 3 times if we needed to change teams (we galantly and stubbornly refused). The game to 5 started and they quickly got up 3-1. Then we valiantly battled and scored 3 straight- that was pretty awesome, even though we were still making a few mistakes. They scored a quick one, then we had a stupid turnover (the person receiver admitted she got cocky and thought it was an easy catch so relaxed, only to drop it). So we lost 5-4. Good battle, though. The game to 5 took almost 30 minutes.

Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
0.000.000.000.003.003.00

I continue to get inadequate sleep and my foot still hurts. I did a little cross training this morning. I also planned to weight lift but, halfway through my first set of bench press, decided I was too tired. One of those days.

Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
4.000.000.000.000.004.00

Lunch- cool, windy day for frisbee. 7v7 with 1 sub on the other team. My team was definitely out-gunned again and were getting whupped. I played pretty poorly the whole time. Game to 5 started and we soon were losing 4-2. However, we somehow scratched out one point, then another... and then the winning point. Still not sure how we did it. The losing team was so annoyed that all except Adrian went straight to the showers instead of participating in the normal post-game stretching and commentary.

Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
6.000.000.000.003.009.00

AM- wanted to run but PF stopped me at 2 miles. So did some more XT while watching Super Bowl recap. Glad to see the Eagles win

Lunch- 6v7 frisbee (other team had sub). My team got up 4-1, then gave up 2 points before scoring the winning point. Field was very muddy and sloppy from hard rain yesterday.

Road M2 3 Orange Miles: 2.00
Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
0.000.000.000.003.003.00

AM no run, xt only.

5 people sick at my house- fever, aches, the runs, etc. Tons of fun.

Weight: 0.00
Comments
From jtshad on Thu, Feb 08, 2018 at 07:44:50 from 141.221.191.225

Hope the family starts feeling better soon. Sorry about the PF pain.

Did you look at that INL job? Some DOE-ID postings might be coming soon too.

From Rob Murphy on Thu, Feb 08, 2018 at 07:49:32 from 163.248.33.220

So far I've dodged the flu bullet. Both kids with bad colds now. I actually think being around classrooms full of snot noses helps my immunity.

Best to your family.

From Jon on Thu, Feb 08, 2018 at 09:40:48 from 165.156.40.48

Thanks for the well-wishes. The flu seems to be hitting my town real hard right now.

Jeff, I have not. For personal reasons, I'm actually trying to stay away from government job, especially military-related. I'm strange that way. But I do appreciate the offer.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
0.000.000.000.004.004.00

PM 40 min xt

no frisbee due to lots of rain today. We've been tearing up the field so it needs a break.

Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
4.000.000.000.000.004.00

Frisbee, playing on the second field, which has more grass due to less use, but is smaller, has some nasty holes, and a swamp in one corner- 5vs5 for first game, which my team won 5-1. Then one person from my team left, so down a man we lost 5-3.

Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
4.000.000.000.000.004.00

Frisbee on the B field, with 7v7 so very crowded (plus 3 total subs). My team got up 3-1, then down 3-4, before scoring the last 2 for the win.

Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
3.000.000.000.000.003.00

Lunch- it rained much of the weekend but 9 of us still showed up to play frisbee. The other team had better players overall (plus a sub) but we won 5-3 or 5-2. Muddy and fun- I dove 3 or 4 times in the mud, even landing head-first once.

Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
0.000.000.000.003.003.00

XT. And did a yoga class, too. They asked me if I was in there on purpose, and I had to reassure them I was, and that I had done yoga a number of times in the past. Still not sure they believe me.

Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
3.000.000.000.003.006.00

AM bike and row xt

Lunch- 6v6 with 1 sub on the small field, which is still very wet, almost boggy. My team quickly found ourselves in a 0-3 hole before scoring 4 straight. Then the other team scored one, but my team scored one more for the win. Chris was on the losing team and not happy.

Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
1.000.000.000.003.004.00

AM- I ran. 1 mile, but it was still a run. The best part is my foot felt fine during and after. Also xt.

Road M3 Black And Blue Miles: 1.00
Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
7.000.000.000.000.007.00

AM - 2 miles run. Still felt ok.

Lunch- frisbee on a windy, windy day- wind from one end zone to the other that increased during the play, making it almost comically impossible to throw upwind. 18 people showed up and the field was still wet, but we made 2 games. On the first game, my team went up 4-0, then gave up 3 straight points before winning. On the second game, I chose to kick off but have the wind at our back at the start. It was a battle, especially once Claire left so I was the only thrower on my team. We battled to a 4-4 score before my team won. So we won the tournament. 45 min of official game play, vs usually 15-20 min, plus the wind meant extra running.

My throws were not great, especially at the start. After my third turnover at the start of one game, a girl on the other team jokingly said that she's glad Jon wasn't on her team. Of course, karma struck and she promptly dropped an easy catch, so I was able to then say, "I'm glad Haley isn't on my team."  Good laughs all around.

Road M3 Black And Blue Miles: 2.00
Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
1.000.000.000.000.001.00

1 mile. Better than 0 miles

Road M3 Black And Blue Miles: 1.00
Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
3.000.000.000.000.003.00

AM 3 running. Foot generally felt ok.

My left shoulder has some pain, possibly tendonitis. I think frisbee is a major contributor. It hurts to even lift my arm the wrong way or tie my shoe. Drats.

No workout yesterday. It was take your kids to work day, so I was busy all day with 4 kids. 

Road M2 3 Orange Miles: 3.00
Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
3.000.000.000.000.003.00

AM- working from home the next 3 days as my wife and oldest kid are on a field trip to the ocean. Ran 3 miles at the gym.

Road M2 3 Orange Miles: 3.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments
From Rob Murphy on Wed, Feb 21, 2018 at 13:10:08 from 163.248.33.220

I'd like a 3 day field trip to "the ocean".

From Jon on Wed, Feb 21, 2018 at 13:21:35 from 96.33.86.208

Barrier Islands. Some of my friends say it's the favorite field trip they ever chapperoned. They kids get to play in some deep mud/muck right by the beach.

And it's great weather for the trip, too- it's upper 70's through the weekend.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
4.000.000.000.000.004.00

AM- 4 at the gym. Felt very tired the first mile but a short break with stretching made a big difference. Sauna at the end, which brought back memories of Western States heat training.

Road M2 3 Orange Miles: 4.00
Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
4.500.000.000.000.004.50

AM- another day at the gym. I'm figuring out which treadmills work best (or more specificially, which TV's on the treadmills work best). Stopped at 4.5 miles.

Road M2 3 Orange Miles: 4.50
Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
2.000.000.000.000.002.00

2

Road M2 3 Orange Miles: 2.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments
From Martin on Sun, Feb 25, 2018 at 11:41:27 from 89.12.89.69

In Germany there´s a saying: Hard the squirrel feeds!

Hope you will be able to run painless soon again!

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
8.000.000.000.000.008.00

AM 5 miles. Felt ok

Lunch- my shoulder tendonitis (?) was hurting and it had been rainy, but I heard we had enough people for a game so I showed up. 4v4 on a short field. I couldn't throw backhand due to pain but my forehand was working very well. My team won 5-3. I'd say the teams were skewed towards my team today, to be fair.

Road M2 3 Orange Miles: 5.00
Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
4.500.000.000.000.004.50

4.5 with Paul on GE trail

Road M2 3 Orange Miles: 4.50
Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
6.000.000.000.000.006.00

AM 6 on the GE trails with a light drizzle. 9 deer, no people. I felt really good and hoped I was moving fast- last mile was 7:40, so that is good these days. Better than thinking I'm running fast but actually doing 8:40.

Trail M2 2 Black Miles: 6.00
Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
5.000.000.000.000.005.00

AM- 5 miles on GE trail on a drizzly morning with lots of puddles. Saw 10 turkeys but they stayed a little ways off my path. Plus about 10 deer and a blue heron.

Trail M2 2 Black Miles: 5.00
Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
6.004.000.000.000.0010.00

AM 6 

Lunch- fields were dry enough to play on despite two days of rain, but we made 2 small fields, each with 4x4, to stay out of middle muddy spot (caused by shadow of 1 big tree). Windy. I've been religiously icing my arm/shoulder, and it's feeling better though far from normal. Still restricting my play, especially backhand throwing.

I had a good team today. We won the first game 5-2, then played the other winning point. One of our guys immediately went down with twisted ankle, so we played the other team 3v3 and quickly got up 3-0. They brought on their 4th player, but we still won 5-3, despite being down. After both games were done, we cobbled together one more 4v4 game, which my team won 5-3. 

Road M2 3 Orange Miles: 6.00
Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
8.000.000.000.000.008.00

AM4. shorter than usual on account of rather sore back recently and not wanting to overdo it

Lunch- 6v6 frisbee. Slight breeze, great conditions. My team won 5-4.

Road M2 3 Orange Miles: 4.00
Weight: 0.00
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AM 6 on the treadmill cause I didn't feel like running in the cold rain.

Lunch- 45 min yoga class. I've been very sore and tight lately, especially my lower back. I figured a bit of yoga could help. I'm the least flexible person in the room.

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AM- 4.5 with Paul at exactly the same pace as my treadmill run yesterday, except we ran around neighborhoods

Lunch- 6v6 frisbee in perfect, 50 deg weather with a pretty strong breeze. My team had a speed advantage. We won 5-3.

One of the guys on my team today said he really needed a win today as he had been on a long losing streak. I hope I don't jinx myself, but I went and look and my team has won 13 straight (not counting one game where we played down a person)

Trail M2 2 Black Miles: 4.50
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AM 6 slow miles on GE trail. Around freezing temps. 3 deer, and 10 turkeys blocking my path with a half mile to go requiring minor reroute.

Trail M2 2 Black Miles: 6.00
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no run on account of being tired and sore

Lunch- 45 min yoga, then frisbee. Temps were nice, very breezy, 7v7. I played terribly, especially my passing. And my team could have used 1-2 more good throwers. They were doing a zone and we just didn't have the enough throwers to beat it. It was a 5-2 massacre, and it wasn't even that close. I got frustrated enough that I kicked a cone at one point. I haven't gotten that frustrated during frisbee for a while. 

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AM 5 on treadmill. Legs felt ok but back was done after 5 miles

Lunch- cold, rainy day. Only 4 of us crazy enough for frisbee so we did 2v2 hot box. Alex and I won 5-2.

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AM- I managed 1 mile before back hurt enough to stop

Lunch - yoga

Definitely sick- I have a cold. I blame daylight savings time.

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sick at home, no workout

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Lunch- 16 people for frisbee. Neither team played great- I missed a few catches and throws, but played some good defense, even if I was fairly tired and easily winded from being sick. My team won 5-2.

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Am- just stretching and some strengthening exercises

Lunch- it was supposed to be rainy but was quite nice, no rain, overcast, small breeze. Only 7 people showed up but we grabbed one more who was running on the track. Lots of running with only 4 people per team. My team won 5-3.

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AM- had to do something physical as I'm going stir crazy not running. Did 30 min bike plus a lot of stretching my back.

I've taken to not publishing my blog posts recently. I'm composing and saving all of them, just never publishing. No one on the FRB has noticed yet, or at least no one has commented on my almost 4 week absence other than my mom. Just an interesting data point.

I'm not one to maintain regular contact with friends who move away. I'm finding I feel rather alone most of the time these days with almost no one to honestly talk to. I've run with people for most of my life, till recently. Now, I don't run at all due to injury, and pre-injury, I did every run solo. I've run thousands of miles with Todd, Jim, and Aaron, but they all left the company in the past few months, so no lunch work runs with them. The openness and cameraderie of running buddies is completely gone. I love my 3 days a week of frisbee (probably the highlight of my week), but you don't get the hours of open talking like during a nice run.

Work is rather stressful right now with lots of layoffs, forced retirements, and voluntary departures (I work for GE- look in the news if you want to guess the overall company morale). I try to not bring work stress home with me and be a drag on my family, so I don't really share much with my wife. Most of the people on my team are in other locations, so there's no one close to talk to here. The guy in the cube next to me is one of the few people I talk to about how we are feeling with work stress- we share thoughts and articles back and forth fairly regularly. Today, however, he said he was going to give me unsolicited feedback, then told me I've been  too much of a Negative Nelly with all the bad news and asked me to stop. So, I will- no more sharing feelings with him. It's pretty amazing that you can work in an office with hundreds of people yet sometimes go the entire day speaking to no one. Yet I'm working long hours, late- often till 8 or 9 pm. But still alone.

I feel like everyone has thoughts and feelings about work, stress, life, etc., and that we need somewhere to process/discuss/share them. More and more, though, I don't feel like I have anyplace to open up. The few people I can open up to have mostly left. I don't want to burden my wife. I've been struggling with depression for a number of years. I feel alone most of the time but then push away people. It's an interesting situation. I enjoy talking to people but feel like there's no one to talk to, no one who is interested.

Some may say that I'm being self-centered. I just need to stop looking inward and go help others. Probably a fair statement. Hard to do when you feel isolated, shut out, unwanted. Maybe I'm having a mid-life crisis and reverted to being a teenager with all their feelings of isolation.

I think the FRB is a reflection of my life and feelings- I used to have lots of real-life friends who were also on the FRB. There was lots of blog commenting. Now we've all moved apart, and the blogging and commenting has petered out. I don't know the last time I saw a FRB-er in real life, especially since Cody left FRB. 3 years, maybe, when I saw jtshad? Heck, even James and Allie just moved- I never saw them, but at least they were near. If I run or not, there's no one to know other than me. I'm not one for social media, but external encouragement can help.

In Utah, I had a lot of coworkers I was close to and we honestly talked. Here, only a couple, but the talking is very intermitent. Life can be lonely.

I'm not sure if I'll publish this or not. If I do, I'm not sure if I really want anyone to read it, or if anyone will. It's kind of a stream-of-consciousness post, I guess. I saw that Rob Murphy was having a rough day, though he didn't go into details. I think most of us struggle some or most of the time with all sorts of doubts/insecurities/trials, but we generally try to maintain a stoic, strong outer shell. I guess my shell cracked a bit today and a little of the truth leaked out.

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From Bret on Tue, Mar 20, 2018 at 17:42:43 from 107.77.94.85

I read your blog today Jon - in fact I read it most days. I don’t post too many comments but I really enjoy reading about you and your family and your ultimate frisbee games but especially the posts about the aggressive turkeys. :). Sorry you are going through a rough time lately. Sometimes I am reminded about a short piece called “so I went for a run.” Anyway - I think we are not too far from each other geographically. - when you heal up - I would love to go for a run. https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.runnersworld.com/fun/so-i-went-for-a-run%3famp

From Jason D on Tue, Mar 20, 2018 at 18:30:23 from 73.144.91.168

I noticed that you hadn't posted in a while, but I am always hesitant to ask people given that it might be personal (since I don't really know anyone on the blog), whether it is injuries or other life stuff.

The problem with depression is that it tends to produce the very conditions that make it worse. For example, you note not seeking out friends or you push them away and isolate yourself. This tends to heighten feelings of aloneness and depression (alcohol has the same problem of heightening or intensifying the conditions of depression, but I know you don't drink). This is not a criticism of your behavior, as I do the very same thing and its a fairly typical issue (though no less serious for being typical).

It seems that friends outside of work would be the best bet (and it is hard making friends as an adult I think), but it sounds like much of your time is spent at work and therefore your meaningful friendships have been forged and and take place there or near there (the GE trail, e.g.). However, these friendships/outlets have been closed off for the reasons you mention above. Do I have this right?

It's possible your co-worker is trying not to think about (potentially deny) the situation though I do not know this person or the full context of the situation.

Can you connect with people who share a religious affiliation? You're a reader, how might you connect with people who share similar interests?

I've lately been seriously considering taking up my longtime (since childhood) dream of starting martial arts, but I worry I will put myself at risk of injury and miss out on my running.

From Vis on Tue, Mar 20, 2018 at 21:33:00 from 170.72.4.175

Jon--I don't know you other than checking your blog once in a while. But your post resonated with me. Humans are pack animals. We need people and at least someone to love us enough to let us blow off steam. I hope writing this post helped. Thanks for publishing it.

From jtshad on Wed, Mar 21, 2018 at 07:20:52 from 141.221.191.225

Sorry for not commenting recently, though I do check you blog regularly. I did notice you had not posted, thought is was work/family related and noticed your foot issue.

Very deep post, please realize you do have friends and people you can trust and talk to. Life is a matter of balance with lots going on especially as you get older with more responsibilities (family, work) and increased stresses at both.

Lots of guys (since I am one) have some of the same feelings issues that you expressed, me included. There are guys here, and as Jason indicated reaching out to local guys in a trusting relationship is helpful but tough to find as we do not open up much. I have been engaged in a men's study at church for the past 22 weeks on Authentic Manhood which has been good and a good way to find other guys struggling with life issues. Let's chat, men need other men to talk to!

From Rob Murphy on Wed, Mar 21, 2018 at 08:22:52 from 163.248.33.220

Sometimes things just hum along nicely. You get in a predictable routine, friends you can count on, work/life balance more or less in harmony, life's stresses seem manageable, and then it all gets disrupted. Something throws a wrench into the whole thing.

Introspection is good. You have to be able to look inward and discern what you need for both the short and long term. Sometimes I have to slow down and ask myself "what do I need right now"? Sometimes it's as simple as grabbing my baseball glove and playing catch in the yard with Andy for 15 minutes. Hard to feel bad about anything when I'm doing that. Sometimes it's a 24 hour solo getaway which my wife is great about letting me do every now and then.

It seems like you have a pretty good handle on things Jon. I think you'll be ok. Let me know if you want to meet halfway for a run. I'd be willing to fly to Kansas City, split a room, buy you dinner, and try out some of those epic Kansas City trails.

From Rob Murphy on Wed, Mar 21, 2018 at 08:24:08 from 163.248.33.220

Just throwing Kansas City out there randomly. Could be anywhere.

Also, have you read Sebastian Junger's book "Tribe"?

From Jon on Wed, Mar 21, 2018 at 20:42:05 from 96.33.86.208

Hey guys, thanks for the comments. Bret, I enjoyed that So I went for a run- never seen it before. Things are generally worse when I'm not regularly running due to injury, like now- I think most of us are that way.

Jason, yes, lots of meaningful friendships are over due to people moving, etc. I need to find new friends- we all want friends, just need to reach out. I hope you do start martial arts!

Jeff, I'm going to call- I want to hear about this church study group of yours.

Rob, I've never heard of that book. I've just added it to my book list at the library.

From Martin on Sun, Mar 25, 2018 at 11:26:08 from 77.176.165.232

Jon, I like your openness! But I have to be careful since I don´t know if I understand everything the right way. Everyone´s weak in his or her own way and I don´t think it is a weakness to tell about it.

Life balance changes with just small influences. Even one word or gesture can have huge effects. For me, I´m trying to give my best daily. One part of it is sport/running. It helps me being a better person also.

I hope you will find your way to feel better soon!

Martin

From Nic on Mon, Mar 26, 2018 at 19:59:37 from 66.91.141.150

Jon - It sounds to me like you need a vacation to Hawaii. Come to Kauai and we can hang out. I don't look at other peoples blogs a lot but I'm glad I saw this today. I think we are pretty similar. I have struggled with anxiety and depression. A few years ago I was laid off. It was really hard. I packed up my stuff at the office went home and put on my running shoes and went for a long run. I know with your injuries you can't do that and sometimes it's hard to find the motivation. I hope you can heal physically and get back to some running. In the past when you were competing and writing all those reports it seemed like you were pretty happy. Anyways it would be cool to meet someday. Maybe you can get a job at the PMRF missile base on Kauai and move here.

From allie on Tue, Mar 27, 2018 at 13:24:17 from 73.97.187.130

late to arrive, but just wanted to add that i visit and read often, i've just stopped commenting almost entirely. FRB is very different than it used to be with the community & conversation element mostly gone.

then again, you read posts like this and you see all the people who are still out there. :)

i'm sorry you are feeling this way, and believe me, i can relate. one of the biggest reasons why we decided to move when we did was because i was having a really rough go in atlanta -- feeling lonely, isolated, and too far away from the life that gives me...life. that's not to say a move is the magic cure, just that i understand and hope you can find those deeper connections and friendships you seek (which i agree are very important, but seemingly harder to find after college/early career days).

anyway, thanks for sharing and i hope writing it out was helpful for you. it appears from above you have a lot of people who care about you -- e-friends definitely count! 99% of my friends are e-friends 99% of the year.

when we first moved to ATL, you left a few comments here and there about race suggestions and general enthusiasm for the SE. that helped a lot to feel like i had at least one connection (from an original blogger, no less!). we ended up leaving with a whopping two SE connections -- jon and bret. :)

wishing you the best, and i especially hope that everything with your job and the stress related to that is eventually resolved with a positive outcome.

From Jon on Mon, Apr 02, 2018 at 07:29:28 from 165.156.40.22

Nic, Hawaii sure sounds nice. If I make it out there again, I'll drop you a note.

Allie, you missed out by never visiting Greenville. It's a gem. If you're ever in the area, I'll give you and James the grand tour.

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Lunch- windy day, only 6 people so we played full frisbee 3v3. My team was slower and I think we did well to do as well as we did, especially considering the other team had some great defensive plays. I had some great catches and was ok on defense, throws could be a bit better (wind didn't help that). Fun game overall, lots of running. My team was down 3-0, and ended up losing 5-3.

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xt and stretch

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yoga and frisbee. I didn't play the best, but lots of people were dropping it. For some reason, I ended up with lots of physical contact today- jostling, a few of us knocked each other down, etc. None on purpose, but a lot more contact than usual. I was joking by the end about all the people I was beating up. My team lost the first game 5-3, then a smaller group played again and my team won 3-1.

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AM 20 min bike, stretching. Back is worse today, due to excessive sitting today

Lunch- frisbee. 4v5 for most of it, then 10th player showed up just as we started the game, requiring 2 of us to switch teams. My team was down 4-2 but scored 3 straight for the win. Cool, a bit breezy.

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AM bike and stretch

Lunch yoga

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Only slept less than 1 hr last night for no particular reason, so tired today

Lunch- warmer, steady wind, 7v7 frisbee. My team got down 0-3, then tied it, then lost 5-3.

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Am bike and stretch

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AM stretch

Lunch yoga and frisbee. 6v7 on a windy day. My team lost 5-3.

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AM stretch

Lunch- yoga and frisbee. 9 people, so we did some 4v5 and some with 4v4. My team won 5-3. Warm (upper 70's) and breezy. Mid afternoon, I went to a chiropractor. Hope it helps my back. he said he can tell I've got years of tightness to fix

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From jtshad on Tue, Apr 03, 2018 at 15:37:21 from 141.221.191.225

Hope the Chiropractor can do something to help with your back.

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XT and stretch. Donated blood, too.

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AM stretching

Lunch- frisbee. 4v4 and windy, so LOTS of running (and lots of bad throws/catches). 30 minutes into it I was trying to figure out why I was so much more sluggish/tired than usual, when I remembered I donated blood yesterday. That explains it. Game was tied 2-2 before my team scored 3 straight to win it. 

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Am bike and stretch

Lunch more stretch, then chiropractor. I feel much better after the adjustment, but that only lasts for a few hours. 

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Lunch- no yoga as instructor's husband has kidney stone (ouch). Frisbee- 6v6 on an overcast, breezy day. My team was getting whupped all during the warm up. But game to 5 started with my team going into the wind. First point took a while, then my team scored quickly. Soon 2-2, then my team scored 2 more, the other team scored, then we won 5-3.

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Lunch- yoga and frisbee. Only 6 people came- lame. It had been drizzling earlier in the day but was dry when we played. Lots of running with 3v3. My team won 5-1, then won a second game 3-2.

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AM 4 bike and stretching. no time for anything else today

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Frisbee. Beautiful day, low 60's, not much wind. 11 people, so 5v5. My team got worked most of the day, we just had some speed mismatches so couldn't keep up with 1 or 2 of their players. In the game to 5, I threw a touchdown and caught 2 more. However, Mitch, on the other team, caught 5 scores. Which is interesting since he had a terrible case of butterfingers on Monday and couldn't hold on to anything. We lost 5-3. 

Chiro in the afternoon

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AM 20 min elliptical

I'm playing Mr Mom through Sunday, so probably no workouts.

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Lunch- no yoga due to meeting. 11 people for frisbee, my team had the sub. 50 deg, sunny, brisk wind. 3-3 with lots of drops but then my team won 5-3. It was a bit stacked in our favor, to be fair.

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Am bike and stretch

PM- chiro, then I did a 3 mile walk with Barry on the trails behind GE. We decided that since we aren't running together anymore, we can walk and talk. In the last few yards, we saw a black snake that had just caught a squirrel and was eating it. The head was barely in the snake's mouth when we arrived, so we watched the whole show. Took about 5 minutes. Pretty cool. 

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AM- I finally ran. Granted, it was only 1 lap of the .68 mile GE track, but I ran. My back is starting to feel better. Lots of stretching/rehab

Lunch- 6v6 frisbee- warm (upper 70's) and breezy. My team was playing poorly during the warmup but killed it at the start of the real game, getting up 4-1. However, the other team scored 3 straight to tie it up. On the last point, I got a few yards heading deep after a turnover and Chris threw it long- I caught it a yard short of the end zone. 2 passes later, my team won 5-4. Fun day.

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From jtshad on Wed, Apr 18, 2018 at 19:48:44 from 173.198.188.101

Glad your back is improving, small steps to improvement. Good job to your team, sounds like you guys are tough.

From Martin on Thu, Apr 19, 2018 at 00:03:44 from 212.88.157.202

Great!

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Lunch- yoga and frisbee. 60 deg, sunny, slight breeze. Perfect. 6v6, other team had a sub. They had one more fast guy than us, and we had a brand new guy. Not surprisingly, we lost 5-3. Then lost 3-2. Very fun, as always, though.

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no yoga due to meeting, just frisbee. The other team had 1 more fast guy than my team, and my team had a brand new guy who couldn't do much (not making excuses, just observations shared by the other team). My team lost 5-3 (13 people, we had no sub), then 8 of us played and my team lost 3-2

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AM Aspen biked while I ran 1.5 miles. Felt ok. Then we saw a movie together. We bought 2 MoviePass in January. I've seen over 25 movies this year.

Road M2 3 Orange Miles: 1.50
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AM- rainy day so no frisbee. I ran 2 miles on the treadmill with my back not acting up. Biked, too.

Lunch- yoga

PM- spent all evening running around fixing my wife's dead car battery that left them stranded at volleyball. Battery was still in warranty so I got it for free (sweet!) but the terminal was the wrong size to I made a late trip to home depot to buy something to jimmy rig it. Did it all in the rain, and auto parts store was 30 min away. Took 3.5 hours but got it fixed.

Road M2 3 Orange Miles: 2.00
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From jtshad on Tue, Apr 24, 2018 at 15:54:54 from 141.221.191.225

Mr. Fix it. Sorry about the frustration, at least it was in warranty.

Hope things are better. Stay in touch. Looking forward to seeing you in July!

From Rob Murphy on Tue, Apr 24, 2018 at 17:24:55 from 67.177.28.4

You live 30 minutes from an auto parts store?

From Jon on Tue, Apr 24, 2018 at 19:32:40 from 96.33.86.208

Jeff- it was kind of enjoyable and humorous, actually.

Rob- that was the nearest store that had that battery size in stock. The van was stranded 15 min south of my house, while this store was 15 min north of my house.

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AM unexpectedly woke up early so did spin class then stretch. Chiro in the afternoon.

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Lunch- beautiful day for frisbee- 70 deg and minimal wind. We played on the muddy, wet 2nd field to protect the germinating grass on the 1st field. I had some bad throws and a few drops. My team won 5-3.

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Lunch- a regular run on the GE trail. Slow, but great to run again, even if I was a bit sore. 3 miles. Plan to very slowly build up to 3-4 runs per week.

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lunch- frisbee on a perfect day. My team was a bit undermanned, but still had our chances. Came up short in the end, lost 5-3. Spent the afternoon with a college roommate that I hadn't seen in 10 years.

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Frisbee. My team had sub, 5v5. We lost 5-3 and we're lucky to do that week. Definitely the slower team. We were down 4-1. Missed some chances too

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AM run on the GE trail. I hope I'm finally able to get back to normal. 4 miles, 1 loop. 6 or 9 deer, 1 turkey.

Trail M2 3 Miles: 4.00
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From jtshad on Fri, May 04, 2018 at 07:07:45 from 141.221.191.225

Glad you got out, hope you are feeling better. Hope work life is doing ok.

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Lunch- 80 deg day, warmest of the year (though not for long). 4v4 frisbee (crazy to think we routintely had 16-24 people not long ago). My team had 2 speed guys vs their 1, so should have won. We did, 5-3. To be fair, we also had the 2 slowest people and the worst thrower.

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AM- Barry and I ran 4 miles on the GE trail. 3 turkeys. Good to be running with him again, and to be running again at all.

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Lunch- hot day (80's) and windy. yoga then frisbee. 9 people, so we did 1 guy switching teams after the team with 5 scored. My team got whupped- the other team scored the first 2 points even though they were down a person. We finally calmed down and scored a few, but still lost 5-3. Drubbing. Scott and I were not throwing well at all.

Strange how quickly we've gone from 14+ people every frisbee game, and often 20+, to barely hitting 10 most days. I don't think any of the people were laid off, but people are under more stress and have increasing workloads. For example, another guy in my team is leaving. 2 years ago we had 11 application engineers. Now, we will have 4. I'm the senior most non-management AE on my team. 

Weight: 0.00
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Lunch 4v4 frisbee. Each member of the other team was taller/bigger than the person covering from my team, so they took a tactic of a bunch of short passes waiting for a bomb to the end zone. Add in a lot of bad passes by my team, and their tactic worked. We lost 5-3.

Weight: 0.00
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AM- 5 miles around ICAR. Pretty slow. I went primarily to see if the wild blackberry bushes have fruit yet. Looks like they are at least 2-4 weeks away. I'll keep an eye on it and we'll make a family night out of picking them.

Road M2 3 Orange Miles: 5.00
Weight: 0.00
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Lunch- 5v5, which is my favorite number (either that or 6v6). My team struggled for a while figuring out what to do on defense but eventually got it ironed out. We won the game 5-1.

Weight: 0.00
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AM 6 slow miles on GE trail. 8:30-ish pace. 2 turkeys (one a Tom blocking the trail right at the start), 4 or 5 deer.

Summer is coming. Highs in the mid-90's starting tomorrow

Trail M2 3 Miles: 6.00
Weight: 0.00
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chiro, yoga, then frisbee. Hot- upper 80's. The other team was stacked- 3 of the fastest 4 runners, plus 2 good throwers. They didn't do a great job on capitalizing on their mismatchs, and insisted on playing zone defense even though they were faster and we had a few good throwers to break them. One of the better played games in a while, a real battle. My team went up 2-0, then down 3-2, then we scored 3 straight for the win. Very tired after, between the heat and extra running as I was the main downfield guy for my team but also had to split covering their 2 fastest guys. I'm pretty proud of this win.

Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
3.000.000.000.000.003.00

AM slow 3 mile run (9 to 8:30 pace, though felt slower). It may not be much, but it's my first Saturday run since February, and my longest of the year. How things have changed from 3 years ago.

Road M2 3 Orange Miles: 3.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments
From Rob Murphy on Sun, May 13, 2018 at 19:22:38 from 67.177.28.4

Congratulations.

Embrace the ebb and flow...

From Jason D on Sun, May 13, 2018 at 20:46:17 from 73.144.91.168

Good news.

I've been on the blog since late 2011/early 2012 and I believe you have had that same profile pic and JUST TONIGHT did I realize who that fella is in the middle. I have seen a less flattering photo from that same trip but never made the connection. I had to zoom to confirm.

From Jon on Sun, May 13, 2018 at 21:25:44 from 96.33.86.208

Jason, yes, that's Cody, Rob, and me. If Rob looks bad, it's cause he had run longer (time, not distance) than ever before in his life. And we still had to turn around and go back. I have a pic of him with a mile to go, sitting down, head in hands, exhausted. But he made it all 48 miles.

From Jon on Sun, May 13, 2018 at 21:27:12 from 96.33.86.208

http://greenshortsrunning.blogspot.com/2010/10/grand-canyon-r2r2r.html

See the pic and read whole story here

From jtshad on Mon, May 14, 2018 at 05:25:31 from 173.198.188.101

Still bummed that I missed that run with you three.

From Jason D on Tue, May 15, 2018 at 00:16:21 from 73.144.91.168

I thought for sure I had read that report, but I think Rob had that as his profile photo for a while and maybe that is why it is familiar. I knew that was Cody as I have been following him on Strava, but also didn't realize until I zoomed. Amazing stuff, particularly given that I understand there are great temp fluctuations (never mind the distance and elevation changes).

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lunch yoga and frisbee. 4v4 with a sub on the other team. My team had the fastest 2 people, but also the newest guy who didn't know what he was doing and no one to throw it long. But in the end, we won 5-3.

Weight: 0.00
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AM- 4 very slow miles on GE trail. Very slow. 37 minutes. I slept terribly last night, not falling asleep till around 5 am. 

Trail M2 3 Miles: 4.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments
From Rob Murphy on Tue, May 15, 2018 at 20:28:49 from 67.177.28.4

That's about 10 minutes after I wake up!

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
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Lunch- lots of off and on rain but nothing during lunch so we had a nice 5v5 game. Good battle, my team lost 5-4.

Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
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AM- Poor sleep again last night. I think I have less than 11 total hours over the past 3 nights.

I decided to run the GE trail even knowing it might be a bit muddy- wasn't too bad in the end. Saw a coyote right away, and 2 turkey at the far end. A few loops. I think 8:15-8:30 pace or so. Just under an hour, 7 miles. Longest run in over 2 months.

Trail M2 2 Black Miles: 7.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments
From jtshad on Thu, May 17, 2018 at 16:31:09 from 107.16.85.2

Nice run, glad the trail was ok. Been very wet here in DC but found runnable times and places.

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Lunch- 5v5 and my team had a sub. We had 3 fast guys vs 2 for the other team, though 60% of the time only 2 were on the field. We did a lot better during the warmup... so, per tradition, we lost the game to 5. Score 5-4. Good, even battle. It rained hard for about 5 minutes near the start, soaking us all and leading to slippery disc and quite a few drops.

Weight: 0.00
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Am 4 miles around home, 8:15-8:30 pace or so.

Road M2 3 Orange Miles: 4.00
Weight: 0.00
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Lunch- yoga and frisbee. After a rainy, cloudy, cool week, it unexpectedly cleared up with sunny, mid-80's, and very humid. 5v5, which is my favorite number. Warm up was pretty even, but then my team won 5-0 for the game. That almost never happens- the other team had some unopportune turnovers, and kept getting mixed up on defense, often leaving me or others alone for long passes. We capitalized. Shut outs are rare, and (frankly) not too enjoyable. But more enjoyable to be on the winning side than the losing.

Weight: 0.00
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AM- I probably overdid it today. Wanted to run 7-8 miles. Couldn't keep track of time so did 8.5. All on GE trail. Saw 1 turkey, 9 deer (4 bucks with tiny antlers and 1 tiny fawn). But like I said, I overdid it and now my left ankle has hurt all day.

Trail M2 3 Miles: 8.50
Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
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Lunch, warm, humid frisbee. 9 people, so we did 4v4 with sub on the other team. We probably had the better team but the game was fairly even during the warm up, though I think the other team got worn down a bit more. Once the game started, my team whupped up and won 5-0. We usually only have 2-4 shutouts a year, but now we had 2 in one week. 

Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
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AM- 6 slow-ish miles on GE trail. 3 deer, 1 turkey, and 1 large turtle in the middle of the trail. Fairly certain it was a snapping turtle.

Trail M2 2 Black Miles: 6.00
Weight: 0.00
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lunch. It's the start of a holiday weekend and rain was expected, but we still had small game of 3v3. Alex, Jeff, Joe Trz against Haley, me, and a newly married Julian. The rain mostly held off. My team won 5-2. 

Weight: 0.00
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AM 4 miles around home in a drizzling rain.

Road M2 3 Orange Miles: 4.00
Weight: 0.00
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No run yesterday- left at 6 am for airport, flew to Maine to meet with customer, got to hotel late then did some work till 11, then laid in bed awake until 4 am, at which time I got up and left for return flight. Upon getting back to SC, I went straight to work and didn't get home till 5:30 pm. So it's been a long 36 hours with no sleep. 

We did play frisbee today, though, even with all the rain over the past 2 weeks. Good game of 6v6, including 2 new people. My team won 5-3 (surprisingly), then we lost 3-1 in game of 4v4 (also surprisingly)

Weight: 0.00
Comments
From Rob Murphy on Wed, May 30, 2018 at 18:47:30 from 67.177.28.4

Maine sounds nice to me now for some reason. Cool and green. Sorry your trip wasn't more enjoyable.

From Jon on Wed, May 30, 2018 at 19:09:16 from 96.33.86.208

The trip and Maine was actually quite nice, just short and sleepless.

By the way, Rob,I finished the Tribe book you recommended. Lots of good insights, esp about our society and veterans. I found it interesting how many people prefer war or disaster times as it unifies people

From Vis on Wed, May 30, 2018 at 20:20:29 from 170.72.4.175

Tribe is a great one, and Maine does sound nice. Is everyone as unique as Stephen King?

From Jason D on Thu, May 31, 2018 at 19:36:29 from 73.144.91.168

Where you in Portland primarily, Jon?

Vis: He's a rare bird for sure. I'm from Maine, and he's not what you would call a quintessential heck of an imagination though.

From Jon on Thu, May 31, 2018 at 20:12:54 from 96.33.86.208

Jason- the business part of it was in the booming metropolis of Rumford. So I flew into Portland, drove to Rumford (grabbing food in Auburn on the way up and back), and returned to Portland for the hotel. I didn't really see much at all.

From Jason D on Fri, Jun 01, 2018 at 10:24:15 from 73.144.91.168

That would not have been my first guess. Most of Maine is made up of small towns like that. Rumford is twice the size of the town I grew up in. Portland is the largest city at around 60,000 I think (that's city population, not the metro population, which is probably 4-5 times that).

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Lunch 5 on kinda muddy GE trails. 8:30-ish pace. Hot and humid. Don't think I saw a soul or animal on the trail.

Trail M2 2 Black Miles: 5.00
Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
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Lunch- 12 people showed up for ultimate on a warm, very humid day. The teams were evenly split. Much sweat was profused, much running was done, many good plays were made. A game was fought, with neither team ever able to gain an advantage of more than a single point. The final point was particularly hard fought, with both teams having many chances to vanquish their foes. But in the end, there could only be one victor. It was my team, 5-4.

Weight: 0.00
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AM 2

Road M2 3 Orange Miles: 2.00
Weight: 0.00
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Lunch frisbee. Only 7 people, though Strode showed up with his baby to watch. The other team definitely had better throwers, we had a bit more speed. Verdin alternated teams. The other team scored right away with only 3 players, then again later in the game, so they really whupped us. We had our chances but lots of unforced errors with bad throws and missed catches. I missed a diver into the end zone. I did have 2 crazy saves on defense in the end zone. Blah. Fun, but we got whupped. 3-5.

Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
6.000.000.000.000.006.00

AM 6 on GE trails. 6 deer, 1 turkey, 2 people.

Trail M2 2 Black Miles: 6.00
Weight: 0.00
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Lunch- frisbee. 9 people, so 4v4 with a sub on the other team. Fairly fair teams, though the new guy on the other team made some key mistakes in the game to 5, so my team won 5-1. Played another game, and my team lost 3-2.

Weight: 0.00
Comments
From Rob Murphy on Wed, Jun 06, 2018 at 13:25:46 from 163.248.33.220

Have you watched "Where Dreams Go to Die" yet?

From Jon on Wed, Jun 06, 2018 at 15:04:15 from 165.156.40.23

No. Been meaning to. I know the story pretty well, though.

You watch it?

My favorite quote from his race report this year:

We were essentially fording a river, through a tunnel, at night, under a prison. It was right about then that I started questioning where I’d gone wrong with my life? Up until that point I'd mostly believed that I'd made reasonably good decisions with my life, but in retrospect, my epiphany was that I’d just managed a positive spin on a series of really bad decisions. I do really stupid things, and I do them with stunning regularity.

From Rob Murphy on Wed, Jun 06, 2018 at 16:55:10 from 67.177.28.4

The whole thing is up on youtube now. That's a good quote but I think he's being a little hard on himself!

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AM 7 miles, sun-8 pace, first 4 with Barry

Trail M2 2 Black Miles: 7.00
Weight: 0.00
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Lunch yoga then frisbee. Biggest crowd in a while today, 15. My team had the sub. We didn't split the teams well- my team had 4 of the slowest 5. We could have still been competitive had we played better, but none of us were throwing well, and we had several inexperienced guys who were clogging the cutting lanes. Game to 5 started and we were quickly down 0-4. We then scored 2 before they finished the game. It was not the funnest game and kind of frustrating overall. Oh well, still fun, just not as fun as normal. 

Weight: 0.00
Comments
From jtshad on Fri, Jun 08, 2018 at 14:26:56 from 141.221.191.225

At least you were out there. Keep it up. Sorry for the frustration.

Kids ready for summer? How is the heat and humidity? Looking forward to seeing you soon!

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3 miles or thereabouts

Road M2 3 Orange Miles: 3.00
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lunch frisbee. Rained a bit on us. 11 people, other team had the sub. They also had a speed advantage but we had the experience plus better throwers. Frankly, I think we were a bit cocky, and ended up losing 3-5. I overthrew two passes into the end zone. I feel like we let one slip away here. Still fun.

Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
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lunch 6 around home. Wife is out of town all week so I'm doing my best to work from home and keep all 5 kids alive. So far, I'm being more successful at the latter, though I guess that's a good thing.

Road M2 3 Orange Miles: 6.00
Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
3.000.000.000.000.003.00

Lunch- 5v5 frisbee, my favorite number. We probably had one more fast guy so I would have been surprised if we didn't win. It was a tough game but we did win 5-3. Humid and warm, but not overly hot. My throws were more on point than recently, including a few long bombs. That's nice. I did let a catch slip through my hands and clobber my face, bloodying my lip.

Weight: 0.00
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AM 7 around my house and the local soccer fields, where a huge tournament is happening. It adds a bit of excitement to my run to circle the fields while watching the kids play.

Road M2 3 Orange Miles: 7.00
Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
4.000.000.000.000.004.00

lunch frisbee, hottest day of the year I think. 11 people, my team had sub. We won first game 5-3. Then we switched it up a bit with 4v4, where my team lost 3-2. I had shot to win it with a diving catch of a hammer throw but just missed it.

Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
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Am 4 easy around home. Hot. 34:30 or so- I'm pretty slow these days. Marci was gone all week at girl's camp, so I stayed home with the kids. I'd get the last of them down at 9 or 10 pm, then work late into the night trying to make up my lost hours, so it's been tiring. Last night, I went to bed at 10:30 but only slept 2 hours before being Marci accidentally woke me up as she got in bed. I was up till past 4 am. Even when I have time to sleep, I can't.

Taking the whole family to see Incredibles 2 today. First time our whole family has seen a movie together. I'm even getting popcorn.

Road M2 3 Orange Miles: 4.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments
From Jason D on Sun, Jun 17, 2018 at 18:52:00 from 73.144.91.168

Happy Fathers Day, Jon. Hope you all enjoyed the movie.

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Lunch- 10 people on the hottest day of the year (95 deg temps, 103 deg Feels Like). I actually felt good, though, wasn't bothered too much. Of course, I didn't do too many full field sprints. I played pretty well today- throws were a bit long at first but then improved, so I threw 3 of our 5 points. My team won 5-3.

Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
8.000.000.000.000.008.00

AM 8 miles on GE trails, 8:15-8:30 pace. 6 deer, 2 people (the McConnaughhay's come running or walking back there many mornings). I finished listening to one of my favorite books again, In a Sunburned Country, by Bill Bryson. If you want a humorous and informative book on Australia, pick it up. I need to download some more good podcasts on my iPod.

Trail M2 2 Black Miles: 8.00
Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
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AM- feeling good enough that I decided to start doing a few miles the morning of frisbee. GE trail, 1 loop. 2 turkey, 2 deer.

Lunch- morning doctor appointment ran over, so missed frisbee. Bummer. They had 4v4, so I would have disrupted the teams, anyway.

Trail M2 2 Black Miles: 4.00
Weight: 0.00
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AM- about 8 miles (maybe a hair more) on GE trail. As I was finishing my first loop, Heather was just starting so we ran the second together and chatted. I don't often run with people. Saw 1 turkey, no deer.

Trail M2 2 Black Miles: 8.00
Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
3.000.000.000.000.003.00

Lunch- warm but not as hot as it's been, but rather windy. Only 6 people showed up, so we played 3v3. My team won 5-0.

Weight: 0.00
Comments
From Rob Murphy on Fri, Jun 22, 2018 at 17:49:11 from 67.177.28.4

I enjoyed reading your Wahsatch Steeplechase report. Not sure I'll enjoy running it!

From Jon on Sat, Jun 23, 2018 at 13:22:17 from 96.33.86.208

I'm looking forward to reading your report!

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AM 5. Very humid out, I was dripping. 8:30-ish avg pace.

Road M2 3 Orange Miles: 5.00
Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
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AM- 4 miles on GE trail with Paul. 1 deer

Lunch- 8 people at frisbee. Hot- 95 deg, feels like 104. Not much energy, plus my team played poorly, including me. Missed a few catches, lots of bad throws. We lost 3-5.

Trail M2 2 Black Miles: 4.00
Weight: 0.00
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8.000.000.000.000.008.00

AM- Ran 5 miles with Ken, Heather, and Paul on GE trail and track. Then Ken stopped and the rest of us ran till 6.2 (57 minutes- nice and slow), then I ran till 8 miles solo. 3 deer and 1 turkey.

Trail M2 2 Black Miles: 8.00
Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
4.000.000.000.000.004.00

10 people for frisbee. Other team had much better throwers and outplayed my team. Lost 5-2. Hot, but not as hot as the past few weeks.

Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
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AM 8 on GE trail

Trail M2 2 Black Miles: 8.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments
From Rob Murphy on Fri, Jun 29, 2018 at 06:24:30 from 67.177.28.4

Your running seems to be going well?

From Jon on Fri, Jun 29, 2018 at 07:05:28 from 165.156.40.13

[furtively knocking on wood] Yes, seems to be. This is the first week I've run before frisbee again, and I'll have 5 runs this week, which is the most in months.

I'll be in SLC for 43 minutes on July 3, by the way.

From Rob Murphy on Fri, Jun 29, 2018 at 13:02:56 from 67.177.28.4

I assume that will be changing planes or something?

From Jon on Fri, Jun 29, 2018 at 15:41:45 from 96.33.86.208

Yes, flying into Pocatello to get picked up to go to Idaho Falls for 3 weeks. Family is already there all week.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
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AM 4 miles on a cool morning (low 70's). Felt relaxed and pretty good, running just over 8 min pace. Saw 5 turkeys.

Lunch- 11 people for frisbee. My team did not have the sub, which is how I prefer it. My team was probably a bit better, and we won 5-3.

Trail M2 2 Black Miles: 4.00
Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
4.000.000.000.000.004.00

am 4 ez. Donated blood yesterday so I was particularly slow today

Road M2 3 Orange Miles: 4.00
Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
7.000.000.000.000.007.00

AM 4 miles with Ken and Heather on GE trail. 1 deer, 1 turkery. I also saw 2 female and 8 or 9 baby turkeys on the drive in right by the trail

Lunch- 13 people for frisbee. Other team had a sub. My team definitely had more fast guys, but their team had 4 good long throwers. Very competitive, always within 1 point. My team pulled off the 5-4 win. I had a near collision at full speed with Benson (who broke my ribs once), so am glad to avoid serious injury. I did dive once, though, and came down hard on my elbow, leaving my ribs a little sore.

The canadian geese had a huge party on the field- it has poop everywhere. Anytime you went to the ground you came up smeared in goose poop. Lovely.

My last game for 3 weeks. I leave tomorrow for 3 weeks in Idaho. My family has been there for 8 days already, while I've been home working and doing the honey-do list till midnight every day.

Trail M2 3 Miles: 4.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments
From allie on Mon, Jul 02, 2018 at 15:39:18 from 73.53.95.221

that's a long time -- hatching a move or just taking a long vacation?

From Jon on Mon, Jul 02, 2018 at 16:57:45 from 96.33.86.208

Long vacation. We only make it out west once every 3 years, so this is the year. My kids haven't seen most of their cousins for 3 years. Wife and kids left already. Next week is Allen family reunion near Yellowstone. Week after that is wedding in the wife's family. Then fly home Tuesday after the wedding.

From allie on Mon, Jul 02, 2018 at 18:01:49 from 73.53.95.221

that's what we did last summer -- 3 weeks in utah to have time to catch up with everyone and everything. glad you can get out for a vacation -- enjoy!

From Jason D on Mon, Jul 02, 2018 at 20:01:55 from 73.144.91.168

Enjoy your vacation. I hope it is restorative.

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AM 7 miles around home. 8:30-8:40 pace. I continue to sleep poorly- 4 hours last night. I wake up around 4 or 5 every morning and am rarely able to fall asleep again. Weather was quite nice today- not too humid, a touch of cool (75 deg- I guess that's cool these days). Of course, my runs the next 3 weeks will be significantly cooler and less humid.

Road M2 3 Orange Miles: 7.00
Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
6.000.000.000.000.006.00

Am 6 around Ammon ID. Low 40s, coldest run in months. Didn't seem too bad though. 

Road N2 Purple Miles: 6.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments
From jtshad on Thu, Jul 05, 2018 at 07:35:20 from 141.221.191.225

Up for a run Friday or Saturday morning?

From Jon on Thu, Jul 05, 2018 at 09:57:12 from 104.129.200.111

How bout Saturday?

I'm staying in Ammon now. I'd have to see if I can borrow someone's car to drive over somewhere closer to IF that is runner-friendly, but that shouldn't be a problem.

From jtshad on Thu, Jul 05, 2018 at 15:59:39 from 141.221.191.225

That will work, call you tomorrow to discuss time and place.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
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AM- invented a big loop out of Ammon. The in-laws new house is not in a as-runner-friendly location as they used to live. Loop ended up being just under 8.5 miles in just under 70 minutes. Felt pretty good, but I want to be cautious for injuries. 

Road N2 Purple Miles: 8.50
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AM I don't remember what I did. I think 4 miles.

Road N2 Purple Miles: 4.00
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AM  nice morning run with Jeff Shadley. I think it was our first together in 6 years?!? Enjoyable company. lots of good conversation, and cool weather makes for my fastest run in a long time. Jeff's watch showed us around 7:30 pace for the first 4 or 5 miles before we slowed towards the end. 8.5 miles in 71 minutes. Great to see Jeff again.

Road N2 Purple Miles: 8.50
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AM 4 very slow miles around Ammon (9+ min pace). Heading to a cabin in Ashton with my family for the rest of the week so no internet or phone, likely.

Road N2 Purple Miles: 4.00
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Am 4 miles around the cabin in Ashton, ID. Dirt roads plus some ATV trail I found. Achilles is really hurting, though, so I'll take a bit off.

Road N2 Purple Miles: 4.00
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AM Achilles isn't great but I wanted to run again. 4 ez (8:45-ish pace) around Ammon.

Road N2 Purple Miles: 4.00
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4

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5

Road N2 Purple Miles: 5.00
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4 in a drizzle

Road N2 Purple Miles: 4.00
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4 miles in Idaho. Last run here for a few years, likely.

Road N2 Purple Miles: 4.00
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Run around airport hotel before long trip home (left at 10 am for airport, got home to SC at 2:30 am)

Road N2 Purple Miles: 4.00
Weight: 0.00
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Lunch- 15 people for frisbee. My team was outmanned (2 newest players)- other team even offered to trade to make it more even. I was pretty tired- it wasn't too hot, but very humid. My team was down 4-2 but scored 3 straight for the win.

Weight: 0.00
Comments
From jtshad on Thu, Jul 26, 2018 at 14:39:32 from 141.221.191.225

Glad you made it home safely. Sorry we did not hook up again while you were in Idaho Falls. Great seeing you again and chatting.

From Jon on Thu, Jul 26, 2018 at 20:57:32 from 96.33.86.208

The run with you was a highlight of the trip. The last week was too hectic with the wedding and family to find time for another run. I'll let you know next time I'm in town.

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AM 4 miles, 1 turkey

Trail M2 3 Miles: 4.00
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Lunch- frisbee. 21 people, so we set up 2 fields for the first time this year. My team won the first game 5-3. For the championship game, we were more stacked than the other team and had some very lucky throws/catches- we quickly got up 4-0 before winning 5-1. Then we did a final game to 3, where my team had 4 players and the other team had 5. My team was down 2-1 but scored the final 2 for a win. 3-0 day today.

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Some frisbee at a church party

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Ultimate frisbee 6v6. The other team was definitely more stacked, even offered to trade us some players but we refused. We did ok during the warmup, but I was playing H-O-Double R-I-B-L-E, in particular my throwing. It was bad. Game started and we were quickly down 4-0 before scoring 2 points to make it look a bit more even before they put us out of our misery. It was ugly, and I was the ugliest today.

Weight: 0.00
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AM- 4 very, very slow miles on GE trail (9:30 or slower). Achilles hurt, and just tired and slow. I did see a box tortise and 5 or 6 turkeys, half of them babies. I think that's the first baby turkeys I've seen in the wild.

Trail N2 2 Orange Miles: 4.00
Weight: 0.00
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Lunch- rainy day, only 6 people at frisbee so we played hot box. My team lost 5-1 first, then won 5-0. Final game was 5-4 win for us.

Weight: 0.00
Comments
From Rob Murphy on Wed, Aug 01, 2018 at 21:55:42 from 67.177.28.4

We haven't had a drop of rain since May!

From Jon on Thu, Aug 02, 2018 at 04:32:05 from 96.33.86.208

Wow.

We have been under a flash floods warning all week with up to six inches rain.

From allie on Thu, Aug 02, 2018 at 09:50:30 from 73.53.95.221

up until this morning, no rain in seattle, either. everyone lied about this place. it's as dry as utah right now.

From Rob Murphy on Thu, Aug 02, 2018 at 11:25:04 from 67.177.28.4

Oddly enough, we got a half inch here in Salt Lake this morning! Very much appreciated.

From Rob Murphy on Thu, Aug 02, 2018 at 11:25:23 from 67.177.28.4

.42 actually.

From Jon on Thu, Aug 02, 2018 at 15:43:51 from 165.156.40.42

Rob, I got more than that amount in the past half hour, and it's still raining.

But then again, that is why Greenville is... green, and Utah is... not.

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AM- about 6 miles on slightly-muddy GE trails at 8:30-ish pace. Felt much, much better than on Tuesday. Saw 4 deer and 1 turkey, no people. I enjoy seeing the wildlife right in the middle of town- it's a nice respite and a testament to nature.

Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
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Lunch- not a week to remember for my frisbee play. 17 people, my team had 1 sub, other team had 2. Lots of good players. I played better than Monday but still poorly- I dropped a beautiful long bomb, another touchdown, and had a number of bad throws (not as many as Monday, but still too many). Plus the guy I was defending caught the winning score. My team lost 5-4. Like I said, not a week to remember.

I often spend a few minutes before a game mentally picturing myself playing well. I haven't done that for a while, and I think it helps when I do. I used to do that before big ultra races and it prepared me for the adventure ahead.

Weight: 0.00
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Lunch 4 miles. 8:45 ish pace.

Road N2 Purple Miles: 4.00
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Lunch- 13 people at frisbee, other team had a sub. They had an extra fast guy. It was hot today- mid-90's, with Feels like of 100F. I played a bit better than last week but still had 2 bad drops and lots of bad throws- I'm in a bit of a funk right now. Game to 5 saw my team give up 2 points, then battle back on a very long point, then go down 4-2 before tying it up 4-4. We had our chances on the last point but lost 4-5.

Weight: 0.00
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Am 6 miles on GE trail. No deer, no turkey, no people, nada. I did see some squirrels and other birds, though. And ran through a few spider webs. 

Road N2 Purple Miles: 6.00
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Lunch frisbee. Hot again today, Feels like of 100. 5v5 with a sub on the other team. I'd say the other team had a bit of a speed advantage but both teams played pretty well. I had my first good game in a few weeks- no drops, no bad throws. Game was tied 3-3 before we gave up 2 straight for a loss. Hot.

Weight: 0.00
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AM 7 very slow miles- 9:ish pace. 4 deer, 2 people.

Trail M2 3 Miles: 7.00
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After 2 weeks, I finally had a game where I feel like I played great- no drops, good short and some great long throws, and a number of defensive blocks. The teams were a bit skewed with my team having a small advantage on speed and throwing (the other team declined a swap) but fairly even 7v7. At the game to 5, my team had some very lucky throws/catches (I'd say 3 of our points were off trash throws). We won 5-1 in a drubbing. 

4v4 for second game which was definitely skewed towards my team, and we won 3-0 ending with me throwing long to Strode for a sliding catch in the endzone with his wife watching. The catch of the game was Alex somehow snagging a poor hammer off the ground for a score- I still don't know how he caught it. Fun day. 5 degrees cooler, which is nice, though a bit muddy (we had 2 inches of rain last night in 30 minutes- it was impressive, and kept Zach and I from going to McDonalds before our movie)

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AM 6 miles around house, 8:20-9:00 pace

Road M2 3 Orange Miles: 6.00
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Lunch- frisbee. 5v5, my favorite number. Not as hot as last week but still plenty warm. Slight advantage to my team (partly cause the best player on the other team was having catching and throwing issues). We won 5-2, aided by two bad turnovers by the other team near their endzone. I played well- my long throws were going where I wanted, and no drops.

Weight: 0.00
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AM 8 miles on GE trail. First 4 with Barry- we were moving very well, he was pushing the pace. 7:45-ish. Then 4 more by myself, a bit slower. Saw 4 deer, 2 turkey. It was almost cool this morning, 65 deg. First run under 70 deg since May.

Trail N2 2 Orange Miles: 8.00
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No run, slept poorly last night and left early for amusement park with my two oldest. Note: I don't recommend going to an amusement park if you're a bit sick with headache and stomach ache. After 2 roller coaster rides at the start, I was nauseous and sweating profusely. I spent the next 4 hours lying on the grass. Finally joined in for the water park in the afternoon and then 1 more roller coaster, but that was it for the day. My girls had a blast, I'm just glad I didn't puke. Didn't get home till 11 pm, and promptly went to sleep. 

Weight: 0.00
Comments
From jtshad on Thu, Aug 16, 2018 at 07:42:19 from 141.221.191.225

You must be getting old! I remember a trip to the amusement park in Denver, CO...we felt nauseous after the first roller coaster...the change came fast.

Glad your kids had fun.

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AM- felt a bit better than yesterday. Slept in a bit then ran GE trail. Unexpectely felt like I was moving fast and timed myself at 7:45 pace- wow. First run I've felt good on for a while. Saw 3 deer and 2 people. 6 miles.

Trail N2 2 Orange Miles: 6.00
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Lunch- I wasn't sure if I should play frisbee as I've been dizzy and had a headache all day but decided to give it a go. Teams were probably stacked a bit towards my team, 7v7 with each team having a sub. Fairly even warmup, but then game to 5 started and my team dominated. The other team made a few costly turnovers, and our speed started frustrating them which generally results in forced/poor throws. We won 5-0.

Weight: 0.00
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AM 8 to 8.5 miles (gmap-pedometer said 8.7). Felt good- clocked 1 mile just under 8, then two others around 7:40-7:45. Drizzled a bit during the run.

Road M2 3 Orange Miles: 8.50
Weight: 0.00
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Lunch- not as hot today, a little breeze. 6v6. The other team had better throwers (my team had the 3 weakest) but my team had a bit more speed. Good battle with some long points. We played tight defense but they had good passing, so it seemed we were on defense for long stretches, would get a turnover and almost immediately give it right back, followed by another long defensive stand. We were down 2-1, then up 4-3, then tied 4-4. Both teams had chances to win, but my team finally scored the last point to win. Fun, tiring game.

Weight: 0.00
Comments
From jtshad on Tue, Aug 21, 2018 at 16:04:13 from 141.221.191.225

Sounds like and epic battle, glad this activity is still going strong!

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AM 8 miles on GE trail a bit slower- 8:30-ish pace. 5 deer, 1 turkey, no people. Overcast all night so it was warmer this morning, uppper 70's, and humid. My clothes stink by the end of the day.

Trail N2 2 Orange Miles: 8.00
Weight: 0.00
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Lunch- 11 people at frisbee, my team didn't have the sub. It was a battle today though both teams made some unforced errors- my team had some easy drops, and some bad throws. We were down 4-2 before tying it, but the other team won 5-4. Too much sloppiness today.

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AM- 8 slow miles (generally 9-ish pace, a bit faster by the end) on GE trail. Wasn't feeling great, took a few breaks. One of those days, just getting through. 11 deer, including 2 fawns, 1 turkey, 0 people. Weather is starting to get cooler, it was only 65 this morning.

Trail M2 3 Miles: 8.00
Weight: 0.00
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AM- I think it was below 60 deg this morning. Felt wonderful. 4 easy miles, 8 deer, 1 worker, no turkeys

Lunch- 16 people for frisbee. A few more drops/turnovers overall than usual. At the game to 5, my team was down 3-2 after both teams kept dropping it, then we scored 3 straight for the win. 5v5 followed, my team got whupped 0-3.

Trail M2 3 Miles: 4.00
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AM 4- saw a fox right at the start, then 4 deer and 7 or 8 female turkeys. No people

Lunch- frisbee game 7v7. Hot, hottest day in a few weeks. Wore some short, split-leg shorts just for fun. Both teams played poorly, but especially my team- we had a comically large number of bad throws and drops. We got killed in the warmup. In the game to 5, we also were down 3-1 and 4-2. Tom and Dennis kept getting open for passes, at least. I threw away some bad ones. Then I had a long bomb to Tom that he made a great catch on, and we started chugging back. Didn't play a ton better, but the other team started overthrowing it in the endzone. We worked our way back to a 4-4 tie, then we somehow got the winning point. One of the poorer games for me where my team stunk but we won. I guess I'll take it, but I prefer it when we all play better. Oh well, still fun.

Trail N2 2 Orange Miles: 4.00
Weight: 0.00
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AM 6 miles. I had planned on 8 but my left ankle/achilles was painful the whole time so I cut it short. Not sure what to make of my ankle- annoying. I saw 8 or 9 turkey, 5 deer, plus I saw a fox on the trail while I was driving to park.

Trail N2 2 Orange Miles: 6.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments
From Jason D on Tue, Aug 28, 2018 at 20:27:50 from 73.144.91.168

Any thoughts on physical therapy? They can't fix everything, but they can sometimes work some magic. I went after 4 years of a minor hip issue and was straightened out. It's now wonky but that was from being lax for a week and riding in the car for 16 hours.

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Lunch- hot again, 12 people for frisbee. As poorly as I played on Monday, I played that well today. Other than a couple of exceptions, my throws were on par, I didn't drop any, and played good defense. I think I threw or caught all but 1 of my team's 5 points. Nice to be throwing well today. The teams were pretty even (the other team said they thought they had a slight advantage, but I don't agree). Game to 5 was tied at 3 before my team scored 2 straight for the win. Then we did a 10 person game to 3, with my team winning 3-1. Felt much better about my play today.

Achilles/heel is bad enough that I've started icing it again. It seemed to respond to the ice.

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AM- a few minutes on the bike. Very busy at work right now. 

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Lunch- 5v5 on another hot day, plus my team had a sub. My team was struggling with throwing and catching at the start- comically bad. I had a lot of bad throws to open people, dropped one, and even tripped over my feet and fell down. Game to 5 started and we did a better job being patient and making good throws. We were down 2-1 but came back and won 5-3. Controversial finish on a catch near the end which was ultimately ruled good and then my team scored.

Highlight of the day- I was covering Mike Sherman when he went up for a hard hammer catch but tipped it up accidentally. He landed and leaned forward, putting both hands behind his back, and the disc fell right into his hands. It was awesome.

Weight: 0.00
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AM back to running. Achilles/ankle still painful. 5 miles on GE trail. Saw 7 turkeys, 6 deer, and 1 person- first time in perhaps a year I'd seen anyone other than Johnnie or Crystal on the trail.

Trail N2 2 Orange Miles: 5.00
Weight: 0.00
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4.000.000.000.000.004.00

Lunch- 20 people for frisbee (on a Wednesday!), so 2 fields. We ended up with a stacked team (Strode, Julian, Matt Henry, Claire, me)- offered to trade with the other team, but they declined. Game ended up being more of a battle then expected, as the other team had good handling skills. However, we won 5-4. Second game should have been more even but was a blowout, 5-0 win for my team. It was super humid thanks to a morning rainshower, and I was fatigued from donating blood last week

Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
7.000.000.000.000.007.00

AM GE trail run. Back and hips are a bit sore, and my ankle, and I was moving slowly, but I felt good enough to do 7 miles. Didn't see any animals until near the end, when I saw 2 deer and a few turkey.

Road M2 3 Orange Miles: 7.00
Weight: 0.00
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4.000.000.000.000.004.00

Lunch- 25 people for ultimate frisbee, which I think ties an all-time record. Hot, humidity index in the upper 90's. 4 teams of 6, plus 1 sub. My team got whupped first game, primarily due to Tye and me having some throwing issues. Lost 2-5. Went to the loser's game, and won fairly easily 5-2.

Weight: 0.00
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4.000.000.000.000.004.00

Lunch- mid-70's today but very humid. 14 people showed up, though the teams were not evenly split (I'd say the other team had 1.5 more fast guys, and then the other team had their slowest player get injured and leave, so we had to start subbing out people, which really skewed it when one of our few fast guys were out). I would have been surprised if we won.

I played really well, though- my throws were generally on-target, including a bunch of long ones early, I had some good catches with no drops (several ankle height catches), and good defense. Game was tied 1-1 before the other team scored 3 straight. My team scored 2 more to make it a bit competitive before losing 3-5. We just didn't have the speed so there were some big mismatches. I was able to trash talk Dennis, who I covered all day, as I scored several and he never did, plus I caught a long bomb over him with some great boxout technique. Plus when I was subbed out, Dennis absolutely rocked my team (at one point intercepting 3 passes on the same point), but I shut him down when I returned. He and I have a friendly rivalry going for a while now- I won the individual battle today, but his team won the game.

Fun day.

Weight: 0.00
Comments
From jtshad on Mon, Sep 10, 2018 at 13:45:54 from 141.221.191.225

Sounds fun. Ready for the rain and wind? Expecting any issues in your area?

From Jon on Mon, Sep 10, 2018 at 21:03:10 from 96.33.86.208

Hard to say how bad it will be here. Some wind and rain, for sure. Right now it seems to be curving a bit further north. We'll see what happens, how much damage there is, especially if it stalls and just dumps rain like Harvey did

From jtshad on Tue, Sep 11, 2018 at 07:22:41 from 141.221.191.225

Stay safe.

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AM 7 slow miles (8:30-9:15 pace). Saw 11 turkey, 10 deer, a half dozen spider webs in the face, plus as I was finishing up a fox ran across the trail about 30 yards in front of me, then stopped to look at me. That was cool

Trail M2 3 Miles: 7.00
Weight: 0.00
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4.000.000.000.000.004.00

Lunch- cloudy but warm and humid. 13 people but Scott left as he was feeling sick. My team was struggling during the warm up with some bad throws, and a few guys with lots of drops (the other team had drops, too). In the game to 5, we were up 4-3 but stalled 3 or 4 times near the endzone with drops or forced throws (a few by me) and ended up losing 5-4. We should have won this one. Sam was on my team and doesn't think he's won a game in a month.

Hurricane Florence has shifted and is now projected to pass right over us. I'm looking forward to some hurricane frisbee games on Friday and Monday.

Weight: 0.00
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AM decided to rest the foot so did some biking

Weight: 0.00
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Lunch- frisbee 19 people, so 2 fields. Somewhat windy due to coming hurricane. For first game, my team had better throwers but the other team definitely had more speed, and that was before their slowest person and one of our fastest guys left. The 3 other guys on my team were all outmatched on speed. We were down 4-2 but then really cracked down on unforced errors while the other team had some bad throws. We somehow came back for 5-4 win. Tiring.

The other field had someone sprain the ankle right at the end. Between the heat and long games (due to wind), no one wanted to play another game.

Weight: 0.00
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4.000.000.000.000.004.00

10 people for frisbee, my favorite number. The other team had better throwers, pretty even on speed. Hot but overcast and very breezy. The frisbee gods did not want my team to win today- it was humorous how many of our throws would get caught by the wind or turn the wrong way, while it seemed like every long throw by the other team would turn just perfectly to their catcher, or every tipped disc would go right to them. My team had a large number of bad throws and other self-inflicted wounds today, too, but fate was definitely not on our side. We were down 4-1 before scoring 1 more, then were defeated. 5-2. Blah- every tipped disc I had today still went to Dennis. Oh well. Still fun, but some days are more fun than others. 

Weight: 0.00
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3 xt to rest the ankle/achilles

Weight: 0.00
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4.000.000.000.000.004.00

14 people for frisbee. Still hot- it's usually not this hot still this time of the year. I refused the split the teams so the method they used ended up with fairly uneven teams- my team was weaker on speed and throwing. We gave it a good effort, though I had 3 drops, while I usually have 0. My throwing was better, though I didn't throw any long (that was a pre-game decision). I've been trying to improve my forehand throwing.

Game to 5 started and we had a few bad turnovers and were outplayed, down 4-1. We scored 2 more before getting beat. I think I caught 2 of the 3 points on my team, but also gave up 2. Fun day, not my best play (too many drops- I didn't do my normal pre-game mental warmup, so I'm blaming that).

Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
4.000.000.000.002.006.00

AM- first run in a while. 1 loop on GE trail. Saw 7 deer, including 2 young bucks, and a rafter of 9 female turkey right at the turnaround point. Then did a little stationary bike.

Trail N2 2 Orange Miles: 4.00
Weight: 0.00
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Well, interesting day for frisbee. We had 17 people. I was on red team, covering Dennis. Then, about 15 minutes in, Dennis ran it to try to intercept a disc to someone else, got upended, and came down on his arm. He broke his arm or wrist (or severely dislocated his wrist). Ouch. Julian took him to the doctor. The red team was killing the other team, so Claire and I swapped teams. Red kept killing blue team- they were up 4-2. My blue team had way too many bad throws and a few drops. We made a comeback and tied it up 4-4, but then lost in the end. Too many bad throws. I think I only had 1 turnover in the game to 5- a throw into the endzone hung up too long and was knocked away. Pretty good game for me, otherwise- no drops, generally good passing. But I don't like 14 people on the field- too crowded. My prefer 10 or 12.

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Lunch- GRRRR. Let one slip away today at frisbee. I had a meeting run over so was 10 minutes late, no warm up. 5v5, though the other team definitely had more skill/speed, and I would have been surprised if we won. We got killed in the warmup, though I had some great, very difficult throws. Game to 5 started and my team was doing a great job of playing- we were up 4-2, surprisingly, with 3 of those scores passes from me to Jeff, and one an amazing catch by Alex. The whole game, though, I kept slighly misfiring on long passes to Tom when he was open in or near the end zone. Dang it. The other team battled back, tying it up. At the last point, my team had 2 drops near the other team's endzone, and they capitalized by winning. We had multiple chances to win but just couldn't convert. I played generally good defense, good catching, pretty good throws except some terrible misses to Tom. Dang it- really had a shot today at an upset and blew it.

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AM Getting old stinks. More aches, more injuries. Oh well.

Ran this morning. Achilles felt good enough. Left hamstring was very tight- my stride length felt like it was 6 inches. And slow- 9:30-ish pace the whole time. I did feel good enough to do 6 miles instead of 4, though. Saw 7 deer, a flock of 10 turkeys, then another flock of 10 turkeys 200 yards away. Had to make a bunch of noise to get them off the trail, but they were all female so moved out of the way. I've never seen more than about a dozen turkeys before, and I saw 20 today. Gobble gobble.

Road N2 Purple Miles: 6.00
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After so many people recently, we only had 7 today. Took a few minutes to decide what to do- ended up splitting 3v4, with a few of the newer/slower guys on the team with 4. They had a brand new guy who missed a lot of catches and had some throwing issues, and some other guys on their team kept dropping catches, too. My team had more throwing issues- it was windy and we kept trying long throws, which wasn't working. I did have one awesome diving catch where I really had to hustle and caught it just off the ground with 2 fingers. My team was up 4-2 in game to 5, then we kept having bad throws and the other team tied it. After some back and forth where both teams had chances to score, we got the winning point. It's my first win in a while, and short-handed, too.

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AM- 6 miles on a very humid but not too hot morning. Slow, 8:30-9 or slower. 7 deer, 10 turkeys, too many spider webs in the face.

Trail N2 2 Orange Miles: 6.00
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6v6 for frisbee today. Both teams were stacked. A few unfortunate turnovers and blocked throws led to my team being down 4-1. We scored 2 more but then were vanquished. Ouch. I'm on a 2-7 streak.

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AM 6 miles, started 9 min finished 8 min pace. First Saturday run since mid-August

Road M2 3 Orange Miles: 6.00
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Lunch frisbee, 11 people so other team had a sub. Pretty even teams. I had a couple bad throws and a number of drops (3 or 4)? Julian and I had issues connecting, too, and he had a few bad throws and drops. Nevertheless, we kept the pressure on and won 5-3. Felt good to get a win. Did a game to 3 and my team won 3-1 with 8 people. Nice to get a pair of wins today.

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AM- only 64 deg this morning, very nice. 8 miles on GE trail, longest run since August. Feeling a bit better. First mile was 9 min pace, last was 8 min. 6 deer, one group of 10 turkey (3 times). Took a single spider web thread right in the mouth hard enough to push back on me- that was a bit nasty.

Trail N2 2 Orange Miles: 8.00
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Nice day for frisbee, low 80's and a slight breeze. 12 people, though one of the better players on the other team left early, leaving my team with a sub and slightly better- we had 3 good throwers. My team won 5-2. The other team had a few bad turnovers and misses, though it was a bit more even than the score shows. I scored 2 or 3 of the points, and I don't think I had any drops and only a couple of bad throws while making at least 4 or 5 good knockdowns on D. In fact, I'm not sure I had any turnovers today during the game to 5. If so, that would be a first.

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AM- 8 miles on GE trails. 7 deer, 2 people, no turkeys. They mowed the path this week so it's nice to no longer have to run through knee-high weeds at parts. I felt great this morning- bit of a slow warmup but soon was running 8 min pace and even 7:45 pace. Finished in a good mood.

Things have been a bit rough at work. GE unexpectedly fired our CEO this week after only a year in the job, and the GE Power business (mine) continues to drastically underperform. They also announced a $23 Billion write off from GE Power (that's Billion, not million). Really no good news coming from anywhere. We've had 1 pay increase of any sort in 4 years, I'm sure we won't have any in 2019, and our benefits keep costing more- I recently calculated that health care premiums have gone up 775% in 7 years. Ouch. Super ouch. I enjoy my job and love playing frisbee at work, but the high-level business stuff is a real drag.

On a humerous note, the manager of the GE gym showed me an old comment card I submitted years ago. I wrote, "The treadmills unexpectedly stop at 99 minutes. This can be dangerous when running 10 miles per hour." On the back, I penned my own expected response from the health club: "Get off your lazy butt and go run outside. Also, stop running so much."

It was good for a laugh this morning. And, I do every run outside now and also don't run near as much.

Road M2 3 Orange Miles: 8.00
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From jtshad on Thu, Oct 04, 2018 at 08:30:53 from 141.221.191.225

Sorry about the job woes. They say the job market is hot (if you are looking for one) but being on the job right now appears to be a challenge for many trying to "do more for less"...less people, less compensation but more stress, actions, etc.

Hang in there.

From Jon on Thu, Oct 04, 2018 at 08:36:12 from 165.156.40.49

Yes, Jeff, everyone is getting squeezed. It's hard to know if there's better situations than the known situation of where you are now.

One of my old running buddies left GE about a year ago. Still no job. Another left, and later, when asked if the grass is greener on the other side, replied, "I don't know if the grass is greener, but there's more grass to cut." I heard he lost his new job a few months later. So sometimes looking elsewhere is not the sure step up we'd hope.

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It's a nice job if you can get it

https://www.cnbc.com/2018/10/05/new-ge-ceo-larry-culp-inks-stock-heavy-contract-worth-up-to-300-million-if-shares-soar.html

Lunch- one of my more frustrating games of frisbee in a long time. My team had more skill. 5v5 first game. My team was up 4-3 but lost 5-4. My catching was fine but had an extreme overabundance of terrible throws. When it was 4-4, I threw away an easy pad then my guy scored. 

2 people left and we played again. My team should have won (Adrian on the other team called us the dream team). The other team was incredibly lucky- their first 3 points were all TERRIBLE hammer throws that somehow were caught. But I was attrocious all around. I had many easy throws that I just terribly mis-fired on. It was comically, frustratingly bad. Multiple throws into the endzone that just stunk. I caught 2 scores and threw another, but that was all. On the last point, I threw a bad pass to an guy cutting into the endzone, we got it back, I had another bad pass into the endzone, we got it back, I was blocked on a throw, then my guy caught the winning pass. We lost 3-5. It was terrible and I'm so frustrated. For the past month, I've been going out early just to practice throwing for 15 minutes and have been taking tutorials. I can throw just fine during warmup, but when the game starts, the only thing I can do is toss up stinky, fly-infested, ugly, twice-eaten, vomit-filled dog poop throws. 

I'm in a bad mood now. I don't mind losing a good game. But when I play this poorly, I'm just pissed at myself. It doesn't matter in the grand scheme of things but it's a bad start to a weekend.

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AM 6 miles around house. Felt pretty good- started at 8:35 pace, last mile was 7:40.

Road M2 3 Orange Miles: 6.00
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Lunch frisbee. 13 people, so my team had a sub. Pretty even teams, well-fought game today. Lots of back and forth. I'd say I had 1 terrible throw and a few others that were ok, but most of the rest were fine. I played more within myself. A bit windy. My team won 5-4 in the end.

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AM 8 miles. 7 or 9 deer, 10 or 11 turkey. No people. Another hurricane may be passing through the next few days.

Trail N2 2 Orange Miles: 8.00
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It's a bit rainy with a hurricane coming so only 7 people showed up. We did the normal setup of a rotating guy who switched teams each time the team with 4 people scored. Even teams, fun game today. It went back and forth till a 4-4 score, then Scott stepped off so we played 3v3 for the last point. My team received the kickoff and scored for the win. Lots of running today, fun game. I don't think I had too many bad throws today.

Hurricane with winds/rain tomorrow. We'll see how much this one impacts us.

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AM Tropical storm Michael is passing through. It's rained 4 inches this morning with blustery winds (gusts up to 40 mph). In other words, great day for a run on the GE trail. To be fair, I've run in thunderstorms with far more rain and wind, and I've done 50 and 100 mile races with more rain and mud. I had a great time, splashing through the water and singing to myself (song of choice: Shallow), including air drums. I'd say I was running in standing water at least half the run, and at least a mile of it would better be described as wading. Saw 3 deer and 2 turkeys, no spiderwebs. Thoroughly enjoyed myself. I didn't wear a watch but did just under an hour, so call it 7 miles. Fun, memorable.

Trail N2 2 Orange Miles: 7.00
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From jtshad on Thu, Oct 11, 2018 at 08:35:17 from 141.221.191.225

Only a "crazy" runner would do this...and then also call it fun.

Stay safe as well.

From Jon on Thu, Oct 11, 2018 at 10:17:49 from 165.156.40.47

75 deg is nice temp to run in when it's raining. The standing water is what made it fun.

It's less enjoyable to run in a strong rain when it's 40 deg.

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10 people for frisbee today. Temps have finally dropped - 65 deg today at game time with a blustery, intermittent wind that added a bit of adventure. Both teams had a number of drops and some bad throws with lots of back and forth, turnovers in the endzone, etc. My team was up 3-1, then down 4-3, then we finally won 5-4. I had a few knockdowns on defense on long throws to Adrian, Tom, and even tall Alex in the endzone (the last one was on game point). 1 drop, and a number of bad throws. But overall very fun game today.

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AM 3 with my dad. I don't often run with people, especially my dad. Coldest run in a while, mid-50's. Felt great.

Road N2 Purple Miles: 3.00
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Yesterday was my 40th birthday. I can no longer claim to be young. Started it off in fashion with a 6v6 frisbee game. There was a brisk wind from endzone to endzone, and the first 4 points were simply the team with the tailwind scoring. My team finally broke the other team and scored into the wind, then again with the wind at our back to make it 4-2. We won 5-3. Good game today, lots of back and forth and not as many drops. I made a few pretty good throws, few bad ones, one very lucky one. No drops, a few scores, and one epic diving/sliding long catch. Rob on my team had a particularly good defensive game. Fun time today. 

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From Bret on Tue, Oct 16, 2018 at 09:21:42 from 216.234.133.229

Happy Birthday!

From Jason D on Tue, Oct 16, 2018 at 09:28:32 from 141.210.128.230

Happy birthday, Jon.

From jtshad on Thu, Oct 18, 2018 at 08:52:09 from 141.221.191.225

Happy belated birthday, sorry I missed it (we were traveling and I forgot to call). Welcome to the old man's club!

From Jon on Thu, Oct 18, 2018 at 09:47:50 from 165.156.40.32

Thanks, guys.

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AM 8 miles on GE trail, 9:00-8:20 pace. First run as a 40 year old. Saw 5 deer, 0 turkeys, and 2 people.

Trail N2 2 Orange Miles: 8.00
Weight: 0.00
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From jtshad on Thu, Oct 18, 2018 at 08:53:04 from 141.221.191.225

So, were you creaky? Get to change expectations and can use old as an excuse now!

From JD on Thu, Oct 18, 2018 at 09:43:18 from 73.20.104.180

you know you're in a good place when the wildlife sightings out number the human sightings

From Jon on Thu, Oct 18, 2018 at 09:46:28 from 165.156.40.32

Jeff,

I definitely know I'm older, and mentally feel different. 40 is old enough to no longer claim to be young.

JD, indeed. That's how most of my runs are. I rarely see people and always see wildlife.

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11 people on a nice day for frisbee. At first we only had 6 people but then more trickled in. Other team had sub. My team was up 4-1 but the other team was playing a good zone defense and scored 2 straight before we won 5-3. I generally played well- 1 drop, pretty good throws. My role was more the deep threat today. 

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AM- 53 deg. Brr. Super brr. Still just wore a t-shirt. Achilles is acting up more so my planned 8 miles ended at 5. Felt good otherwise, moving well. Saw 9 or 10 deer, 0 people, 0 turkeys.

Road N2 Purple Miles: 5.00
Weight: 0.00
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From jtshad on Thu, Oct 18, 2018 at 10:03:18 from 141.221.191.225

My run this morning was at 29 deg! Not ready for tights and mittens yet!

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Gorgeous day for frisbee- mid-60's, sunny, and a intermittent but fairly light breeze. 15 people, other team had sub. They had better throwers and more speed but we had more experience. Pretty even. Very fun games today- I had a few risky throws that sometimes worked out, sometimes didn't. Adrian was catching well today- he and Tom scored most the points. Back and forth in the game- my team was down 3-2, then scored (all 6 points with the wind), then finally broke the other team to score into the wind, and then another point for a 5-3 win. I think I scored the winning point and threw 2 or 3 more.

Did a 3v3 game to 3, I was the only one on my team with energy so ran a lot. Got a few knockdowns on Alex, which was nice. My team was up 2-0, then they tied it 2-2, then my team won. I'm on a 7 game win streak, I think.

Very fun today. Days like today are why I enjoy ultimate.

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6v6 frisbee. Pretty good game- my team played well with relatively few turnovers. I played well, with some good catches, no dumb throws, and good d. My team won 5-2.

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No run yesterday- at Great Wolf Lodge with the family, so tired from walking up all the stairs (especially my achilles).

Frisbee today- perfect weather, 65 deg, sunny, a little breeze. 16 people eventually showed up, so a crowded field with 7v7. Not the crispest games with lots of knockdowns and missed throws, but the other team made more mistakes and my team won 5-2. I played ok, scored a few, threw a few, but a couple of mistakes. Also ran into a few guys.

Then did 5v5, which my team won 3-0. I'm a bit sore after.

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AM cool morning, mid-40's. Ran 8 miles on GE trail. Back and calf have been hurting but warmed up and were ok. Pretty slow/easy- 9:30 to 8:30 pace (the bulk around 8:45). Saw lots of deer spread throughout the trail, 10+. 20 turkey. And 1 fox. No spiders, no people. I've run out of podcasts to listen to on my iPod other than Hardcore History (which is awesome, but I've already listened to all of them). Need to download new ones.

Road N2 Purple Miles: 8.00
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Lunch- rainy, chilly, winter-ish day (45 deg temps, drizzling, breezy). Only 4 people came for frisbee so I went running on GE trail instead. Felt good- didn't wear much warm gear but was still comfortable. No people or deer, but did see 9 turkeys around the turnaround point.

Road N2 Purple Miles: 6.00
Weight: 0.00
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From Rob Murphy on Fri, Oct 26, 2018 at 14:52:24 from 163.248.33.220

Them turkeys should be laying low this time of year!

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AM 5 around home, 8-9 min pace

Road M2 3 Orange Miles: 5.00
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10 people at frisbee. Some days you play well and lose, other days you don't play well and lose. Today was the latter. I generally played well, but my team had issues overall- we kept moving the disc well until the throw into the endzone, at which time we repeatedly threw difficult throws that weren't caught. We did this 4 times and were down 0-3. We fought back to 4-3 before losing. Too many unforced bad throws.

Having some existential thoughts today. Pretty frustrated with work- been promised a promotion for 3 or 4 years that has not emerged. My manager and his boss have repeatedly said they want to get me presenting to the boss 3 levels up, partly to help with the promotion. I was scheduled to do so again today and had worked on the presentation for a month. But, for the third time in a row, people before me took too long and they ended the meeting just as we reached my presentation. I'm very frustrated.

In addition, work is ridiculously busy right now, with way too much work and way too little time to finish it. I get to work at 7 am every day, and usually don't leave till well after 6 pm. Others work far fewer hours- some leave at 3 pm every day. And what does it get me? Nothing. The company doesn't care a whit about me. There's no recogniztion, no thanks, no extra benefits, nothing. They'll chew us up, use us up, and spit us out. What's the point, seriously. I'm just sick of all of it. They keep overloading me with projects that normally need a month, and telling me it is needed in less than a week. And I have multiple of these at the same time. It's the new normal in the past few months. I meet or exceed literally every expected deadline and metric (every measureable result of mine is well above expectation and department average despite huge volumes and the most complex projects), and it don't mean squat. I'm legitimetly close to throwing in the towel and walking away. Just tired of it. I want to feel like I'm contributing to something that is making a difference and growing, not something that is slowly dying and sucking the life out of me. Pay is decreasing, and the whole company is struggling- just take a look at the news today (GE earnings fell short of estimates, dividend cut 88%, $22 billion write down in my division, new SEC and DOJ investigations). It's a mess. The old CEO kept saying that GE has a long history and legacy for us to build on... but so did Sears, and it just went bankrupt.

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From jtshad on Tue, Oct 30, 2018 at 09:09:00 from 141.221.191.225

Sorry that work is not improving from when we last spoke. I know your pain and it is very frustrating and demoralizing. Place your focus and value on other aspects for now (family, faith, etc.) to help you weather this storm and pray that other opportunities can be found for your work life soon.

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AM blowing off steam to Barry so he suggested we run. 40 deg, very nice. We did about 4 miles on GE trail, both of us talking up a storm. Then he stopped and I did 5 more. Felt good all run, probably started around 8 min. Was moving 7:30's for the last while. Felt good enough to add a mile so I hit 9. Longest run since Mar 2. Wow, that's kind of sad.

Trail N2 2 Orange Miles: 9.00
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65 deg and a little breezy for ultimate. 6v6. My team was misfiring on some throws- not as bad as Monday, but definitely some mistakes. In the game to 5, we scored first but someone on the other team called a foul, nullifying our goal. Then the other team scored, we turned it over on our goal line, and they scored again. After that we traded points till they won 5-3. We had our chances but couldn't pull it out. Still fun.

Left work a bit early for the holiday, spent 2 hours walking with the kids as they trick or treated. So much candy.

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From Rob Murphy on Wed, Oct 31, 2018 at 21:45:38 from 67.177.30.39

Fun! Maybe the last year for me until grandkids.

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AM 8 miles on GE trail. Spiders seem to be gone for the year. 17 deer (most ever?) and 10 turkeys right at the end. Slow, 8:30-9:30 ish.

Road M2 3 Orange Miles: 8.00
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Lunch- it was rainy but warm (65F), and five brave/hearty/crazy people joined me for frisbee. We were very happy to get enough for a game. Scott, Dave and me vs Sam, Alex, Ty. It was a fun time with the rain going hard to soft and with some wind. A fair number of drops, partly due to the wet disc, and it makes throwing interesting, too. For the game to 5, the other team scored first and we traded points till 2-2, when my team finally broke the other team and scored into the wind. Then the other team scored into the wind, 3-3. There were some long points in here, with the wind and only 2 catchers. Then my team scored, forced a turnover in their endzone, and I ran solo (everyone else was tired) while Scott tossed a bomb to me. I was trying to track the disc over my head and stumbled twice in some of the dips in the field, almost falling. I somehow stayed on my feet and caught the winning point just in the endzone. 5-3 final. Everyone agreed it was a fun day. I dove and slid 4 or 5 times. The first time coated me in goose poop, but subsequent slides removed the poop.

Fun day.

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AM 4 miles in 38 deg weather. 8-9 pace. Slow and easy. 

Found out some company news yesterday. About 1/3 of our frisbee players are in GE Renewables and are in a building about 5-10 min from the main plant. Their lease is up and they will be moving to a different building significantly futher away. TBD the impact this will have on frisbee attendance. I sure hope it doesn't kill it.

Road N2 Purple Miles: 4.00
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Lunch 12 people, wet ground and misty/wet in the air, so the frisbee was wet the whole time. Unevenly divided teams- the best 3 throwers were all on the other team. My team could have done well but kept having bad throws and drops. So it was a massacre- 5-1 loss.

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Lots of people today on a nice day, 70 deg and slight breeze. 17 people. My team forced some throws and had some bad throws. Tied 2-2 but lost 5-3. 8 people stuck around for a second game. Tied 2-2 when we had an ill-time dropped and immediately lost 3-2. 

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Am 8 slow miles on trail. 9-ish pace for most of it. 6 deer, no turkey.

PM- played parents vs kids for my 10 year old daughter's soccer practice. Parents won 4-2. I don't think we meant to score the last 2.

Road N2 Purple Miles: 8.00
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AM 4 xt miles as it was supposed to be cold and rainy at lunch, so no frisbee expected

Lunch- despite the weather, we decided to play, though on the second field to not tear up the grass. It was upper 40's, windy, rain/mist. 4v4. My team had a few bad breaks and a few bad throws (both teams did with the wind/rain) and were down 0-3. Fought back to 3-4, but lost 3-5. Could have gone either way. Lots of fun, had a good dive in the mud, too.

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AM it was in the 30's and rainy, so I did my first treadmill run in a long, long time (April?). 8 miles. Watching sports and the news gets old.

Road N2 Purple Miles: 8.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
7.000.000.000.000.007.00

Lunch- busy day at work, but found a chance to break away at lunch. The relentless cold rain had eased up a bit so I didn't get too wet on GE trail. 2 people, 15 or so turkeys. I didn't feel great so was surprised to see the first mile tick off at 8:00 (I'm probably a bit faster running at noon than first thing in the morning), and I hovered around 7:50-8 the whole time. Then back to work for the rest of a long day, straight to daughter's choir concert, and finally home for dinner at 9 pm.

Trail N2 2 Orange Miles: 7.00
Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
4.000.000.000.000.004.00

I was at home watching my 3 year old yesterday while my wife was out of town. No run. It's miserable weather, anyway. Right now it steady rain, windy, and 36 degrees. We are under a flood warning. It's rained almost 6 inches this week, most of that since Monday. It looks like it should be tapering off by mid-day today (finally). I'm at home again this morning as I'm going to elementary school for Thanksgiving lunch with 2 of my kids. Maybe I'll run after work.

PM- long day at work, lots of meetings and crazy workload. Finally left at 6 or so, did 1 loop on a muddy GE trail. Saw some eye reflections of deer.

Road M2 3 Orange Miles: 4.00
Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
8.000.000.000.000.008.00

AM- I didn't have to be at work till 9 but woke up at 5, and missed a run this week, so decided to run GE trail. Coldest run since last winter- 32 deg. 1 loop GE trail. Saw 6 deer, 2 coyotes (one who took similar path as me so I saw him 4 times over a mile), and 26 turkeys. I think that's the most turkeys ever. They were at the turnaround point, and included 1 tom, which is the first male I've seen in a year or so. Of course, he puffed up but I was 50 yards away so he didn't chase.

Lunch- some games are ugly, and some games are worse. Today was worse. Very muddy field, 14 people, lots of turnovers but especially lots of bad throws by my team.We threw it over a dozen time to Alex on the other team. It was terrible. The only good thing about my game was I didn't drop any. But it was ugly. I think we lost 5-1, maybe 5-2. Then we did game to 3, where my team had 6 people and other team had 5. I thought we were down 2-0 and lost 3-1, but the other team said it was 2-1 so we kept playing and, despite our best efforts to repeatedly throw it away, we did win 3-2. Ugly.

Trail M2 3 Miles: 4.00
Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
6.000.000.000.000.006.00

AM 6 miles around home, including some laps of the soccer fields watching the big annual tournament. Lots of people. 

Road M2 3 Orange Miles: 6.00
Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
4.000.000.000.000.004.00

Frisbee- 17 people, my team had 2 subs. Nice temps, sunny, a little breezy from one endzone to the other. The other team was stacked with throwers/speed (they had Verdin, Benson, Kevin, Claire, Graham, Matt Page, Julian, Travis, my team was Matt Henry, Alex, Tom, Adrian, Scott, Clay, Dave, Draper, me). I quickly discovered that my throws were doing great today- I had a bunch of throws that snuck by the defense, almost everything was on target whether short or long, and only a couple bad throws. No drops, pretty good defense, too. My team was getting whupped during the warmup (I think the other team scored 6 of the first 7). We started playing better and won 5-2 at the end. It was so nice to be able to rely on my throws and feel like I played really well for the first time in 2 or 3 weeks. Fun day, though 2 subs is too many.

Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
8.000.000.000.000.008.00

Lunch- 8 miles, first half with Barry. Perfect weather. Saw 4 or 5 deer, a few turkey, only 1 other person

Road M2 3 Orange Miles: 8.00
Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
4.000.000.000.000.004.00

Lunch- in all the years of frisbee, there's never been a day-before-Thanksgiving day, but we had enough say they would come to play. I was at home but my wife and I both went. There were 3 kids and another wife there, too. 13 people. First game was tied 3-3 before my team lost 5-3, second game my team won 3-2, with Marci catching the winning point. Fun time. She said she enjoyed it more than expected and the people were nicer than expected. I played well again, pretty good throws. 

Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
4.500.000.000.000.004.50

AM 4.5 miles around home with my wife. Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!

Road N2 Purple Miles: 4.50
Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
4.000.000.000.000.004.00

no run Fri/Sat- a little under the weather. Played frisbee today. Very windy. 13 people, other team had sub. The wind made every throw and catch an adventure. For the game to 5, my team started with the wind at our back. We scored first, then scored into the wind. Then the other team scored into the wind, then with the wind. We traded points the rest of the way, always favoring the team with the wind... which means my team scored last, 5-4. Tom had the most amazing catch of my bad throw. Fun day. We hadn't played 9 points in a while. It took a while for all the points due to the wind.

Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
6.000.000.000.000.006.00

Lunch run on a sunny, 40 deg day. Felt very slow and tired. My left neck has a very stiff, painful muscle so can't turn it much. It's been a few days now so I'm hoping it starts improving. Didn't move as slow as I felt. 21 turkey (or so- couldn't count exactly as they were in a big pack) and 1 deer. No people on the trail, even at lunch. Surprising, disappointing. 

Trail N2 2 Orange Miles: 6.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments
From Rob Murphy on Wed, Nov 28, 2018 at 05:46:53 from 67.177.30.39

I have a similar periodic neck thing. Happens 2-3 times/year. Usually, from sleeping wrong, I think.

From Jon on Wed, Nov 28, 2018 at 05:59:39 from 165.156.40.32

Yes, I'm fairly sure that what causes mine, as well. I sleep on my stomach/side, so my head is not in a neutral position all night.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
4.000.000.000.000.004.00

Cool, nice day for frisbee. 11 people so my team had the sub, unfortunately (I prefer to have no sub. It was especially bad today because I was the fastest on my team, so when I subbed out, my team couldn't match up with the other team). I was throwing very well today, plus had some fun long catches early on. For the game to 5, I was almost able to intercept the first point but Haley somehow caught it just as I got there (I wasn't covering her). Then we traded points all the way till the other team won 5-4. When it was 4-4, Tom had a nice run and I was throwing it long to him for the win, but Kevin blocked my throw. I hope it bruised his hand :) Fun day. 

Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
8.000.000.000.000.008.00

AM- it was 28 deg. I didn't wear my pants and only had 1 long sleeve layer on top. I should have had more. You're dressed properly when you are a bit cold the first 10 minutes but then warm up after that. I never warmed up. Cold, not enough clothes. Slow. 8 miles in just under 70 min. 7 deer, no turkeys or people. 

Road N2 Purple Miles: 8.00
Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
4.000.000.000.000.004.00

16 people for frisbee. Cool, a little breezy, overcast and wet grass from morning rain. I generally played well. We traded points till 3-3, then my team scored 2 straight for the win. 10 people stuck around for another game, which my team won 3-0.

Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
8.000.000.000.000.008.00

Am 8 before a day of cleaning

Road N2 Purple Miles: 8.00
Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
4.000.000.000.000.004.00

65 deg and breezy for frisbee. 18 people showed up- two subs per team. Too many people. I like 10 or 12 best. I played ok. My team won 5-3.

Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
8.000.000.000.000.008.00

AM nice morning for a run, upper 30's, not too much mud. 8 miles, 8-9 min pace. 3-5 deer, no turkey or people.

Trail N2 2 Orange Miles: 8.00
Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
4.000.000.000.000.004.00

Frisbee- a bit cooler, 40 deg and breezy. Field is still muddy in spots. 13 people, my team had sub. My team had 6 people over age 40, other team had 1. We were up 3-2, then we won 5-2. Both teams had some not-smart throws, but they had more. I played fine. Dennis was back after breaking his arm 3 months ago.

Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
8.000.000.000.000.008.00

AM 23 deg this morning so I finally broke out my running tights. I think I even had a beardsicle for a while. 8 miles. 20+ turkeys, 3 deer.

Layoffs at work again today. 10% of workforce. Several people I work with or who sit near me hit. And likely more to come- they've sent every non-engineer Senior and Executive level employee an offer for voluntary job elimination. If they don't get enough volunteers, more layoffs will follow. I don't know why they let the non-engineers volunteer to leave while doing non-voluntary layoffs for engineers. I don't really want to repeat today.

Road N2 Purple Miles: 8.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments
From jtshad on Sat, Dec 08, 2018 at 09:06:36 from 75.174.6.225

Man, sorry for the continued issues with with work and the culture/environment. Tough to stay motivated and focused on work (especially high visibility projects) with that going on. You are in my prayers.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
4.000.000.000.000.004.00

Lunch- 19 people today so we played 2 fields. Low 40's, overcast, minimal wind. My team was me, Adrian, Tom, Claire, and Kevin, so pretty stacked. We won the first game fairly easily, as I would have expected. I overthrew Tom a few times in the endzone and dropped one hard catch, but otherwise played well. For the championship game, the other team was stacked- Graham, Matt Page, Verdin, Dave, and Tye. They got up 2-1, but then I think they got a bit tired and slowed up, so we scored 4 straight for the win. Our team played well together today with not too many mistakes. 

I woke up at 4:38 am again today. In the past 5 days, I've only slept more than 4 hours once. When I wake up early, my brain is thinking too much and too stressed out about work to get back to sleep. I'm working some very stressful, high visibility, critical projects right now that are all a mess, so it's definitely an adventure.

Weight: 0.00
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From allie on Fri, Dec 07, 2018 at 13:20:30 from 73.53.95.221

very different line of work, but exact same situation for me. good luck. i believe we will both make it through :)

From jtshad on Sat, Dec 08, 2018 at 09:05:00 from 75.174.6.225

Sorry about the stresses at work, you are very capable and will get the projects done. Hang in there.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
6.000.000.000.000.006.00

PM- work closed due to 3 inches of snow yesterday (and power outages) so worked from home then did about 6 miles around home. The snow is adding to the Christmas feeling!

Road N2 Purple Miles: 6.00
Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
1.500.000.000.002.504.00

Lunch- busy morning at work but got out just after lunch for a run. Discovered several signs saying the GE trail was closed due to hazardous conditions so I ran 2 laps on track (12 min) then went and did 25 min on bike

Trail N2 2 Orange Miles: 1.50
Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
4.000.000.000.000.004.00

Lunch- I gave blood yesterday so assumed I'd feel bad today. We played on the second field as the first was very muddy. 14 people on a small field- we did 6v6, and the short field led to lots of scores. After a few minutes, we switched so that the scoring team retained possession and immediately went the other way, and all substitutions were hockey-style, on the fly. Then, we added that if you make a mistake (drop, bad throw, etc), people call "Shame" and you have to go off the field so the sub can come on. Fun game, non-stop, lots of scoring. My team was up 9-8 with 2 minutes to go before going on a streak and winning 14-8.

Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
4.000.000.000.000.004.00

Due to expected rain tomorrow, we played frisbee today. First time ever on the GE softball field, which was real nice- decent grass, flat, no trees. Only 8 people showed up. My team lost first game 4-5 aided by some drops and bad throws. Shortened the really-long field some, then we won 5-2.

Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
7.000.000.000.000.007.00

AM rainy, cold, no frisbee, and GE trail still closed, so I did 7 treadmill miles at 8:12 pace.

Road M2 3 Orange Miles: 7.00
Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
0.000.000.000.000.000.00

No run today. I've been feeling worn out recently- work stress, not enough sleep, sick kids, borderline sick for me. I got home from work last night and basically laid on a couch all evening, napping and evening. I did the same today on my bed much of the afternoon today- read, sleep, read, repeat. No run.

Weight: 0.00
Comments
From jtshad on Sun, Dec 16, 2018 at 06:47:38 from 65.129.134.142

Sorry for all the issues.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
4.000.000.000.000.004.00

Beautiful weather for frisbee today. Field was very muddy with poor traction on large section. 18 people showed up- too many. 2 subs per team. Close game, my team lost 4-5. I played ok, though had a few throws I would like back. 

Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
4.000.000.000.000.004.00

No workout yesterday, feeling a touch under the weather

Frisbee today, we went to softball field again. 15 people, other team had a sub. Nice to have 14 players and not feel as crowded as normal field. 10 minutes in, I went for a diving catch and somehow came down with my chicken wing arm in front of me. My elbow impacted first, made a huge divet in the grass, and stopped all forward motion. In so doing, I heard multiple cracks and pops from my shoulder and neck area. I lay there for a few minutes trying to figure out the damage- did I dislocate my shoulder, strain ac joint, break clavicle. I started moving things and didn't feel any structural damage or injuries, though the muscles in my neck and shoulder were already very tight and sore. After a short break, I kept playing. I had some subpar throws but otherwise played fine. My team won 5-1, then we switched it up again. We were up 2-0 but then lost 3-2.

I can tell I'm going to be very sore tomorrow. Good thing this was the last game of the year. I may need a few days bedrest. I just hope nothing is injured.

Weight: 0.00
Comments
From jtshad on Wed, Dec 19, 2018 at 14:50:25 from 141.221.191.225

Hope you are ok and that is just takes some rest to recover from.

Have a Merry Christmas!

From Little Bad Legs on Thu, Dec 20, 2018 at 22:16:45 from 73.67.128.35

Yikes! Hope it's nothing serious and a quick recovery.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
0.000.000.000.000.000.00

No running today. My shoulder is not as sore as feared but my neck is rather sore all over- I basically have whiplash. Plus I'm a little under the weather and it's 40 deg and rainy all day. Perfect day to not run.

Weight: 0.00
Comments
From jtshad on Sun, Dec 23, 2018 at 08:55:10 from 65.129.134.142

Hope you stay on the mend. Hoping you and your family have a blessed Christmas. Here is to a less stressful 2019!

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
4.000.000.000.000.004.00

AM 4 miles easy from home. Temporarily stopped raining but still cool and windy. It's been a rainy fall/winter, and a rainy year. Greenville usually averages 48 inches of rain annually. We have about 75 inches this year. That's a lot of water. And 2/3 of that has been since July.

Road M2 3 Orange Miles: 4.00
Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
6.000.000.000.000.006.00

AM 6 miles. Merry Christmas tomorrow, everyone.

Road M2 3 Orange Miles: 6.00
Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
7.000.000.000.000.007.00

Am 7 in about an hout

Road M2 3 Orange Miles: 7.00
Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
4.000.000.000.000.004.00

AM only had time for 4 slow miles today (9:20-ish first mile, 8:30-ish last) as we were heading to Asheville to look at the National Gingerbread house competition. Some pretty dang amazing gingerbread houses.

Road N2 Purple Miles: 4.00
Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
9.000.000.000.000.009.00

AM 50 deg and rainy all day today (flood warning, 2-4 inches of rain expected today, and it's not really supposed to stop till end of next week). I knew right away that my legs felt good today, and first mile was under 8:30 (normal first mile is 15-45 sec slower). I clocked mile 6 at 7:30, and then my last mile was right about 7 min. Felt really good, fastest run and fastest mile in months. Love days like today.

Road M2 3 Orange Miles: 9.00
Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
4.000.000.000.000.004.00

AM 4 easy- 8-8:30 ish pace.

Road N2 Purple Miles: 4.00
Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
1257.507.000.000.0078.001342.50
Stinson Miles: 12.00Road M3 Black And Blue Miles: 12.00Road M2 3 Orange Miles: 252.00Trail M2 2 Black Miles: 145.00Trail M2 3 Miles: 82.50Road N2 Purple Miles: 160.50Trail N2 2 Orange Miles: 113.50
Weight: 0.00
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