I'm retired from racing. Really.

January 2020

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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: 0.00 Month: 26.00 Year: 735.00
Fastwitch Lifetime Miles: 82.50
Trail N1 Lifetime Miles: 86.50
Road N1 Lifetime Miles: 31.00
Trail M2 Lime/black Lifetime Miles: 211.00
Road N2 Black And Green Lifetime Miles: 272.00
Road N2 3 Grey Lifetime Miles: 112.50
Road M3 Black And Blue 2 Lifetime Miles: 65.50
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
718.000.000.000.0017.00735.00
Road M2 3 Orange Miles: 6.00Trail M2 Lime/black Miles: 136.00Road N2 Black And Green Miles: 272.00Road N2 3 Grey Miles: 112.50Road M3 Black And Blue 2 Miles: 65.50
Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
6.000.000.000.000.006.00

PM 6 around my house. Great weather for a run.

Road M2 3 Orange Miles: 6.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments
From jtshad on Wed, Jan 01, 2020 at 16:08:34 from 65.129.147.18

Happy new year, I hope this year brings you many blessings and joy

From Rob Murphy on Wed, Jan 01, 2020 at 17:34:03 from 67.177.30.39

What Jeff said Jon. Have a great 2020.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
5.000.000.000.000.005.00

AM 5 miles on GE trails. Nice to be on the dirt again. Saw deer and turkey from a distance, not sure how many. Then weights.

Real boring at work today. No projects to work on yet this year. My email inbox is almost empty- maybe I'll try to get it to 0 tomorrow.

Trail M2 Lime/black Miles: 5.00
Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
3.000.000.000.000.003.00

Rainy, rainy day so no frisbee. Nothing much happening at work so working from home. 3 miles.

I'm retiring some of my older road shoes. They are all lower mileage than I normally retire shoes, but pretty old (first ran in them 24 months and 18 months ago). However, I have about 10 pairs of unused shoes in my closet from my Pearl Izumi days (2015). I might as well use them before they get hard from aging.

Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
7.500.000.000.000.007.50

Went to the Columbia zoo with the family today. Got home and went straight to the gym. Watched the Bills-Texans playoff game from mid-third quarter. Hoped to do 7 or 8 miles (longest run in months). Game went to OT at 7.5 miles so I stopped there and watched the rest while lifting weights. Happy to see Texans win. More happy to see Patriots lose the next game. First run over an hour in a long time.

Road N2 Black And Green Miles: 7.50
Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
3.000.000.000.000.003.00

Lunch- frisbee on a 60 deg sunny day. 7v7, other team had sub. Played ok but we got beat 5-3, though 3 of their points were questionable (contested due to being almost out of bounds in the endzone). 8 people stayed for game to 2 and we won 3-1.

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

AM Cold and rainy so 6 miles on the treadmill at ~8:30 pace, then lifting.

Road N2 Black And Green Miles: 6.00
Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
3.000.000.000.000.003.00

Nice day for frisbee- sunny and mid-50's but pretty windy. 6v6 and my team had sub. Teams were even but the other team had more drops. Wind made for some humorous events. We got up 4-0 and had a chance for a shutout except a throw carried and Jeff jumped about 2 seconds too soon in the endzone, missing the winning point. We ended up winning 5-1. After the game, we discovered the gym had no hot water so had a very invigorating shower.

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

AM- There was not supposed to be hot water at the work gym so I debated going to the Sportclub, but decided to tough it out. Ran on GE trail in 27 degree windchill in shorts- I'm a genius. Actually it wasn't too bad. Got very close to 5 deer and saw 6 turkeys. Run went fine, then did weights. I was actually a bit disappointed after mentally preparing myself for the cold shower that the hot water was back on. But not so disappointed that I didn't enjoy the hot water anyway.

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

Lunch- 50 deg, overcast, small breeze. 15 people, my team had sub. We won 5-3. Then we did a 4 vs 5 game- my team had 4, and we won 3-2. I played pretty well- nothing spectacular, but no drops and only one or two stupid/bad throws.

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

Am 8 miles around home. 8:30-8:45 ish. Warm and misty/drizzly weather. 

Road N2 Black And Green Miles: 8.00
Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
6.000.000.000.000.006.00

Rainy, warm day so no frisbee. I couldn't run this morning due to work meetings but finally got out at 2 pm, when it wasn't raining. 6 muddy, wet miles on GE trail. No animals or people. Then only had a few minutes so did lower body weights.

Go Clemson.

Trail M2 Lime/black Miles: 6.00
Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
5.000.000.000.000.005.00

Mid-morning run on the treadmill as there was a stong thunderstorm outside. 5 miles at 8:30 to 7:50 pace, then upper body weights.

Road N2 Black And Green Miles: 5.00
Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
4.000.000.000.000.004.00

Rain finally let up last night so we played frisbee today. Muddy but passable, no hard cuts, though. 6v6 with a sub on my team. My team won 5-1. I generally was lazy early and didn't run much but picked it up in the game to 5. I had 1 bad throw but made it up by blocking a throw on the last point. We did 4v4 second game, and I changed to the other team. My new team won 3-1.

Weight: 0.00
Comments
From jtshad on Wed, Jan 15, 2020 at 13:24:44 from 141.221.191.225

Good job contributing to both teams wins...must be the skill guy!

From Jon on Wed, Jan 15, 2020 at 13:27:53 from 165.156.40.33

Thanks. It's just luck.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
6.000.000.000.000.006.00

AM- warm morning, 60 degrees, running on the wet GE trail. 8 turkey, 5 deer. 6 miles, 52 minutes. Then had 10 minutes so did quick lower body weights.

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

Sometimes the bad days are really bad (speaking only of frisbee). Today was one of those days for me. 16 people, cool but sunny, somewhat windy. I caught fine (1 drop on a pretty bad pass) but my throws were T-E-DOUBLE R-I-B-L-E. Attrocious. Long, short, didn't matter. Lots of bad throws today. It was just one of those days. My team struggled overall, too, and we lost 5-1. 10 people played second game and I threw mostly better. We won 3-2.

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

20th birthday party for the gym at work, so did an hour of games and eating cake. I won 3 competitions (wheelbarrow race, 3-leg race, and dizzy bat) complete with gift cards. Then did frisbee. Coldest day of the winter, low 30's and a breeze. 9 people at first so we played 4v5, my team had 5. Then another person showed up- we probably should have even uped the teams but didn't. My team lost 5-2. We had some shots but did not have enough speed and had enough bad throws/turnovers to lose. Still fun.

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

AM Ran 6- quads are sore/tight. This has been an issue for months so I actually have a massage scheduled for tomorrow. Then weights.

Road N2 Black And Green Miles: 6.00
Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
3.000.000.000.000.003.00

Cold day for frisbee and windy- only 8 people showed up. My team did our best to lose and indeed we did in the end, but made it closer than it could have been. I had a lot of bad throws in the warmup but only had a couple during the game (and everyone did thanks to the wind). Headband Joe had the dropsies- I think he dropped 5 or 6 easy catches, several of which were in the endzone. It was pretty comical and consistent. We were down 4-2, clawed back to 4-4, but lost 5-4.

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

Legs feeling beat up so did 30 min ellipticating, then weights. Then stretching/foam rolling. Now time to work.

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

AM- 30's and raining (we've had over 13 inches of rain since Dec 1, so rather wet). 8 miles on treadmill. Started at 8:40 pace, finished at 7:40. Felt generally ok. No running yesterday likely helped that.

Road N2 Black And Green Miles: 8.00
Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
5.000.000.000.000.005.00

AM 5 miles and weights. 

Road N2 Black And Green Miles: 5.00
Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
3.000.000.000.000.003.00

Lunch- only 8 people for frisbee. Partly cloudy, mid-50's, pretty windy such that it impacted a lot of throws. My team got up 2-0, then the other team tied it, then we traded points till my team won 5-4. Fun game. A few bad throws but pretty much everyone had that with the wind. I threw the winning point but it was very low and Adrian did a nice job catching it. No drops for me.

Sad about the Kobe news. He's only 2 months older than me. I don't regularly fly in a helicopter, but it's a good reminder that life can change in a hurry so make the most of it while you can, and spend lots of time with your kids.

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

AM- Didn't get out till 9:30 am due to morning meetings, so nice temps in the low 40's. 8 miles on GE trail. Started at 8:10-ish pace (faster than usual) and got as fast as 7:45. Right quad was sore/tight the last few miles. Ran by 8 turkeys. Then did weights.

Trail M2 Lime/black Miles: 8.00
Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
3.000.000.000.000.003.00

Lunch- overcast, high 40's, intermittent breeze. Another game of 4v4. The other team was doing better early, enough so that they stopped and asked if we wanted to swap some players to even it up. That's the ultimate insult, of course, so we told them to pound sand. Sure enough, we won the game 5-3. Ha, take that! The highlight was that Joe T had some back pain so wasn't running. At one point, he was wide open so I bombed one to him. He was so confident he could catch it that he ran backwards for 20 yards, saying, "Come on, baby, don't fail me now" just for fun. Then he watched as it went just over his head and he missed it, unable to speed up due to his back. Then he claimed he was running as fast as he could, but we pointed out he was actually running backwards. Very funny.

I only slept 3 hours last night. Woke up at 4:30 am with a nasty Charlie Horse in my calf. Been sensitive all day but didn't impact the game.

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

AM Didn't want to trust my sore calf to a long run and have to walk back, so did a treadmill run. Actually felt fine, it's just sore to the touch. Decided to keep it easy and only run 4 miles. Then weights.

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

Lunch- it snowed for about an hour today, first of the year. Had about half inch accumulate on the windshield, nothing else. Then it turned to a steady rain and 35 degrees, so frisbee was cancelled. I ran on treadmill, hoped for 6-8 miles. Everything felt good so I ran 9, which is my longest since last February. Started at 7 mph, finished at 8 mph. 

Road N2 Black And Green Miles: 9.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments
From jtshad on Sat, Feb 01, 2020 at 17:36:22 from 75.174.5.48

Nice run! Finally got snow (and it melted right away)!

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
4.000.000.000.000.004.00

Am 4 ez and weights

Road N2 Black And Green Miles: 4.00
Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
4.000.000.000.000.004.00

Lunch- perfect day for frisbee, low 70's and small breeze. 16 people showed up. My team was a bit more stacked- there was discussion of swapping teams but decided not to. We went up 2-0, then they scored 2, then we went up 4-2, they scored 1, finally we won 5-3.

5v5 for game to 3. My team won 3-1. I caught the winning point on a long breakaway.

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

AM- Low 50's, ran 8 miles on GE trail, 8:30-8:00 pace. Felt fine. 5 deer and about 14 turkey. One neat thing- it was still dark when I started. About 10 minutes into the run, I was surrounded by trees just as the sunlight hit the clouds at the edge of the horizon. The clouds turned brilliant pink and orange, as did the trees all around me. It seemed almost fake, like an instagram filter. So beautiful. The pink/orange only lasted about 1 minute on the tree before the sun rose enough for the light to change to more normal colors.

Did strength class in the gym at lunch. Lots of low back work.

Trail M2 Lime/black Miles: 8.00
Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
4.000.000.000.000.004.00

7 inches of rain expected Thursday to Friday morning, with High risk of flash floods per the weatherman. That's two months worth of rain in one day. Should be fun.

Lunch- I had to run to frisbee cause my car wouldn't start. Intermittent rain plus mist, and a strong breeze, made for some crazy frisbee. Plus, tons of drops. We were all in a good mood and the game was hilarious with so many funny drops. I dropped a long bomb, Jeff dropped a very easy pass from me (he was still defensive-focused so didn't think of catching it)... everyone had drops. My team lost 4-5.

Weight: 0.00
Comments
From jtshad on Thu, Feb 06, 2020 at 07:57:18 from 141.221.191.225

Wow, that is a lot of run...I think that is much worse than our 32" of snow in the month of January (and another 6-8 in February so far). Be safe!

From Jon on Thu, Feb 06, 2020 at 11:16:57 from 165.156.40.33

They usually overestimate predicted rain to be on the safe side so I thought they were doing so again here. But the weather station nearest my work is measuring 5 inches so far since midnight, and it's expected to continue till midnight tonight. We may well exceed that 7 inches. Wet! I am planning to run on the trails tomorrow morning... or should I say, wade on the trails.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
9.000.000.000.000.009.00

AM- Raining and lightning outside so ran inside. Back still sore from Tuesday so I ran slow and easy with no weightlifting. Felt tired so wanted to get at least 4 miles but found myself plodding on and on till I hit 9 miles, at which time my back was starting to tighten up so I called it a day. 77 minutes, 9 miles. 

Road N2 Black And Green Miles: 9.00
Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
4.000.000.000.000.004.00

Lunch- didn't make it on my run till about 1 pm. Ran 4 easy miles on the GE trail- it was in a lot better shape then expected, with no trees down, no big branches, and only the usual wet/swampy areas. No humans or animals soon. Then weight lifted. 

We ended up with just over 6 inches of rain yesterday. That was fun.

Trail M2 Lime/black Miles: 4.00
Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
5.000.000.000.000.005.00

AM ran 5 easy miles.

We've had a wide range in weather. In the past 9 days it has snowed, then was 75 deg, then rained 6 inches in 24 hours, had tornadoes, and now it is snowing again today (fairly heavily, too). You never know what to expect.

Road N2 Black And Green Miles: 5.00
Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
3.000.000.000.000.003.00

Lunch- expected heavy rains held off through lunch, so we had a nice 6v6 game. 50 deg, overcast, very little wind. I played well- had several good catches (one sprinting toe toucher in back of endzone, one that was tipped by defense, and dug 2 out of the grass), no drops, and only 1 bad pass. The other team played zone and we generally did a good job breaking it. They also had 2 big drops and a few other plays that went our way. We won 5-2. Fun day.

Looks like no game Wednesday due to another flash flood warning with 2-4 more inches of rain expected between now and Tuesday evening, with the rain continuing steadily through Thursday. We may break the all time February rain record in Greenville of 12 inches. Already at 6.6 inches.

Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
10.000.000.000.000.0010.00

AM- the endless rain continues (almost 2 more inches in the past 12 hours) so ran on treadmill. Wanted 8 miles or so but felt good enough that I went 10 miles. Started at 7.0 mph, steadily increased till finished at 7.8 mph. My last 10 mile run was 362 days ago, Valentines day 2019. Interestingly, my last run over 10 miles was January 2018, so it's been a long time.

Road N2 Black And Green Miles: 10.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments
From Burt on Tue, Feb 11, 2020 at 10:41:39 from 70.190.94.34

Wow! Two years without running 10 miles? What gives? I haven't been following you that much lately.

From Jon on Tue, Feb 11, 2020 at 10:59:27 from 165.156.40.42

Burt- the past year has been a slow slog back from injuries, plus no real need/desire/time to run long. I've only done 1 or 2 short races in the past 5 years.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
4.000.000.000.000.004.00

Today was a really fun ultimate game even though my team lost. We played on the old field as it was very wet still and we didn't want to tear up the new one. The field today was super muddy all over and had standing water in places. 9 people, so we did 4v5 (Sam, Scott, Tom, me vs Haley, Adrian, Dave, Jeff, Joe T). It was very hard playing a person down all game but we did a good job forcing some bad throws and turnovers. I had some great plays, too- contested catches, breakaways, and especially a number of great knockdowns on def. We really worked hard and I was pooped.

Game to 5 was good but we lost. We traded points till it was 3-3. I was really pleased/surprised we kept it so close. Lots of hustle. Last 2 points the fatigue started catching up, though. We also drove it all the way down a few times just to turn it over. I almost had an awesome diving block on a long throw to Adrian but barely missed it and he made a nice twisting, jumping catch. I had one pass throw at the end and then ended the game with a terrible throw (right to the ground). We lost 3-5. But, it was a lot of fun overall and got a great workout.

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

AM- another morning, another storm moving through. Today it was a severe storm warning with heavy rainfall (up to 2 inches per hour), 40 mph gusts, and possible lightning. Yeah, I ran inside. 8 miles, 8:30 to 7:45 pace. Then leg weights plus an upper body challenge.

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

Very fun frisbee today. Perfect weather- low 50's, sunny, slight breeze. We ended up with 14 people. Even teams, lots of back and forth. I was throwing great today- I probably had 5 or 6 completed long bombs, plus near misses on another few. I also caught a few long scores. In the game, we traded points till it was 4-3 for my team. The other team tied it up, my team had a bad turnover near our endzone, and we lost 5-4. Bummer to lose but still fun.

We had 4v4 second game. My team won 3-0.

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

Lunch- bring your kids to work day, and all 5 of mine came for the first time ever. Lots of fun and tours in the morning. We had about 12 kids at lunch for frisbee, and 4 of them played, plus 14 adults. My 8 year old, Zach, stopped halfway, but Quincy, my 7 year old, played the whole time. My wife played, too. Perfect weather, high 50's and sunny. Lots of back and forth, my team was down 3-4 but won 5-4.

Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
11.000.000.000.000.0011.00

AM- More rain today but it held off this morning. Ground was wet and it was misty/foggy, but no rain. Did lots of back and forth with 11 total miles on GE trail. Right quad a bit finnicky but otherwise good. 8:10-7:50 pace. Ran near 5 deer (within 1 yard of one of them before he ran away), and 2 groups of 3 turkeys each (also within a few yards of some of the turkeys). First run over 10 miles in at least 2 years. I think you can count my runs of 10+ miles over the past 5 years on your fingers.

Trail M2 Lime/black Miles: 11.00
Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
6.000.000.000.000.006.00

Lunch- No frisbee due to threat of rain but I went running outside anyway. I've been pretty sore after yesterday so I went nice and slow- 8:40-8:30 pace. 6 miles. Saw 2 people and 5 deer.

Road N2 Black And Green Miles: 6.00
Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
0.000.000.000.003.003.00

AM- After only sleeping about 5 hours the past few nights, I topped it off last night with 3 hours of sleep. I'm exhausted, plus still sore from my Tuesday run. Just did 30 min easy elliptical and stretching. Too sore/tired to even weight lift.

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

Lunch- 9 people showed up today. About 40 deg and windy. The wind reeked havoc on all of us, but especially me. I had so many terrible passes, and all I could do is laugh. Also had a drop or two. We did 4v5, I was on the bigger team. Even with the extra person, we played terrible till the game started, then we started playing a bit better. We won 5-3. Amidst all my bad passes, I did have a great contested catch near the goalline, then threw across the field for the winning point. 

Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
5.000.000.000.000.005.00

Was a touch sick over the weekend (cough, runny nose, aches, partly lost voice), combined with donating blood and staying home with sick kids, so no workout Saturday or Monday. Went to the gym today and expected to feel terrible, which I did, but ran 5 miles and did weight lifting. I would have run outside except it was raining again- my kids' soccer practice is cancelled for tonight, which means 6 of the first 7 practices have been cancelled. It's pretty rough for the new teams that way.

Road N2 Black And Green Miles: 5.00
Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
3.000.000.000.000.003.00

Only slept 3 hours last night with lots of waiting to sleep again (it didn't happen). Frisbee had 6v6- overcast, windy. A bit of a mismatch with Barry (very tall but older and not as fast) guarding me so I scored a fair amount. We probably should have swapped a few players. My team won 5-2.

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

AM 8 run. Felt a lot better than Tuesday, but didn't want to push it. Relaxed 8:30-ish pace. Then weight lifting.

Road N2 Black And Green Miles: 8.00
Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
3.000.000.000.000.003.00

Well, today was a butt whupping for frisbee. Very windy, chilly. 6v6. My team just didn't have anyone that could reliably throw it into the wind, at least far. The first point was very long but we scored when I threw a risky pass to Haley. Then the other team scored on a crazy point (low pass was kicked by Clay and stayed up long enough for Kevin to grab it). Then they scored 4 more straight, so we lost 1-5. Lots of turnovers by both teams due to the wind, but my team had a number of drops that should have been caught, plus we couldn't move it out of our endzone into the wind. I guarded Kevin and actually did good there, with a number of knockdowns. But we got beat. Still had fun.

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

5v5 on a very windy, overcast day. Pretty even teams, but very hard to score into the wind. During the game to 5, all 9 points were with the tailwind. My team lost 4-5.

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

AM- Morning rain let up, so I did my run on the trail. Only saw 1 turkey, no deer- they were probably hiding somewhere dry. 9 miles, then weight lifting. No hot water in the gym for my shower.

It's raining again today. We are at 18 inches so far this year. Last year during spring soccer, my kids had most of their practices but it rained every Friday/Saturday, so they cancelled games the first 5 weekends. This year, they have held every game but have only had 2 of the 9 practices, and Thursday looks rainy, too.

Trail M2 Lime/black Miles: 9.00
Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
4.000.000.000.000.004.00

Rain hit most of the state but stayed just south of Greenville, so 10 people came for frisbee. Nice day- mid 50's, overcast, slight breeze. Wife is out of town so I had my 5 year old with me. My team won 5-2, then second game 4-2. 

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

AM went to gym with my daughter. Wanted to run and weight lift but didn't have as much time as I wanted due to work meeting. Ran 9 miles. Might go back tonight to lift.

Road N2 Black And Green Miles: 9.00
Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
3.000.000.000.000.003.00

50's and windy. 4v5, my team had the extra person. We were up 4-2, then the other team had a very low pass for a score that there was debate if it counted (we decided it did), then my team scored the winning point but the other team said it was out. In the end, we lost 4-5. 

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

AM 4 miles on McAll loop. Slow, 9+ pace. Then a full day of kid soccer, baseball, and cleaning.

Road N2 Black And Green Miles: 4.00
Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
4.000.000.000.000.004.00

Sunny, warm, windy day for frisbee. My team played 4 vs 5 for 30 min and got pretty worn out. I had a number of drops and lots of bad throws. Then 4v4 for the game- I was very tired. Still had some bad throws (ones I should have been able to complete) but no more catches. Got to 3-3 when people had to leave, so we did one more point before stopping. Lost 3-4.

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

Didn't run till lunch. 8 miles on GE trail, then weights. No turkeys or deer, which is normal for mid-day runs. About 4-6 people, though.

Trail M2 Lime/black Miles: 8.00
Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
4.000.000.000.000.004.00

Lunch- 5v5 on a beautiful day, with 65 deg temps and sunny, plus a strong breeze. I continued my trend of some dumb and bad throws, but not as bad as recent days. Both teams were making lots of mistakes early, and my team started making a few less by the end. We won 5-2.

Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
10.000.000.000.000.0010.00

AM 10 miles- 2 loops on GE track waiting for it to get lighter, then the rest on GE trail. Felt a bit sluggish and plodding but got it done. 84 minutes. Saw 7 deer, 1 turkey by the trail, and a few more turkeys from a few hundred yards away. Then weight lifted.

Trail M2 Lime/black Miles: 10.00
Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
4.000.000.000.000.004.00

Lunch- 70 deg and very humid, overcast, a bit of a breeze. We convinced Tom to play so we had 4vs4. We were making lots of mistakes- I had some terrible throws early, everyone had some drops. We were down 2-0, then scored, but it felt like we were down 3-0 with as many mistakes as we were making. I actually started throwing better, with 1 misfire in the endzone, but Elisha and Julian both dropped one of my throws, and Joe was making tons of bad throws and drops. We finally got it cleaned up a bit when down 3-1. Lots of running by both teams- we scored three straight, then they tied it at 4. We drove all the way down the field, turned it over, then repeated that several times. The other team had a long bomb into the endzone that Kevin dropped, then my team eventually scored for the win. Very tired, nice to win.

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

Ran about 7 miles near home with my wife

Road N2 Black And Green Miles: 7.00
Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
6.000.000.000.000.006.00

PM- at work today, didn't have time to run till afternoon. 50 deg and overcast but felt very good right from the start. Started at 8 min pace, then ran most around 7:30 or so. Could have kept going but needed to get back to work plus planning longer run tomorrow. 6 miles. Also lifted weights in a very empty gym.

Trail M2 Lime/black Miles: 6.00
Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
10.000.000.000.000.0010.00

PM- didn't go running till 5 pm thanks to a very busy day. 10 miles on GE trail and felt pretty good- started off about 8 min pace, and did most the run at 7:20-7:40 pace. Fastest run in a while. I think I run faster in the afternoon, probably due to having some food in me plus VO2 max is higher in the afternoon. Saw no people, turkeys, or deer today. Worked from the office today but brought home all my stuff to stay at home for a while going forward.

Trail M2 Lime/black Miles: 10.00
Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
4.000.000.000.000.004.00

No workout the past 2 days, but did do a lot of moving boxes and furniture, so still sore/tired.

6 people came to frisbee today. Warm, nice weather- 75 deg, sunny, and windy (mid-80's high today). 4 kids came to watch, and my wife played a bit till a 6th GE employee came. Scott, me, Tom vs Dennis, Clay, Haley. Wind made it interesting/crazy. My team won 5-3.

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

AM- Ran about 5.5 or 6 miles with Marci in the cool morning. Very nice. Good to talk. A few hours later, we took the family to GE to walk and bike the trails. I think we walked about 2-2.5 miles. The bikers did more.

Road N2 Black And Green Miles: 6.00
Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
12.000.000.000.000.0012.00

Lunch- rainy, no frisbee. Went to the gym and ran 12 miles. That is my longest run since June 2016 (I just looked through my whole calendar). Felt fine, started at 8:30 pace and finished just under 8 min. Then did weights and sat in the sauna for 20-30 minutes. 

Road N2 Black And Green Miles: 12.00
Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
4.000.000.000.000.004.00

AM 4 miles in nearby neighborhoods. Relaxed and slow after yesterdays longer run.

Got email today that our gym is closing. No more official weight lifting for a while, I guess.

Road N2 Black And Green Miles: 4.00
Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
0.000.000.000.000.000.00

Started feeling a bit sick yesterday- runny nose and sore throat, the signs of a cold (I think/hope). Woke up at 2 am with a killer sore throat and never fell asleep again. Felt pretty bad most of the day but still worked. Did manage to take a 2-3 hour nap. Despite great weather, decided not to run or wear out my body. Going to bed now, hope I sleep better than yesterday.

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

Lunch- slept a solid 9 hours last night and felt a ton better today though I still have a cough and congestion. Decided to go running today. Ran 3 miles at 9-8:15 pace. Felt pretty good but didn't want to overdo it.

Road N2 Black And Green Miles: 3.00
Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
6.000.000.000.000.006.00

AM 6 easy miles around home. Felt ok, still a bit tired/sick. About 8:40 pace. 

Nice day today- sunny, 87 deg high. Went to GE with the family this afternoon for a 90 minute walk/bike ride.

The wet spring has continued. It rained 4 inches this week in 4 days. We are at 22 inches for the year. That would be on pace for about 90 inches. Impressive.

Road N2 Black And Green Miles: 6.00
Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
5.500.000.000.000.005.50

AM- Marci's running buddy stood her up so I drove over with my 8 year old and his bike. We ran around the soccer fields and a neighborhood. 5 to 5.5 miles. After, we were going to take the family to Lake Conestee but it closed today due to coronavirus so we went back to GE. Explored the bamboo forest and saw some sort of black snake.

Road N2 Black And Green Miles: 5.50
Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
6.000.000.000.000.006.00

AM- Runs rarely go well the day after fast Sunday, and today was no exception. Slow and thirsty. Did 6 miles averaging 8:30 pace. Hopefully can do longer run tomorrow. I think we finally threw in the towel on ultimate frisbee until this is all over, as GE has enough restrictions that it would be bad optics for us to be out there playing. Sad, but what can you do?

Road N2 Black And Green Miles: 6.00
Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
11.000.000.000.000.0011.00

AM- cloudy, breezy, 60 deg. Felt much better today- started at 8 min pace, and last 2 miles were in just under 15 min. Ran around the normal neighborhoods including lots of hills. I saw a turkey on Philips McCall road for the first time ever as it came out of the bushes 20 yards in front of me, ran my way, then turned into some woods. Gmap pedometer says I did 11.11 miles, about 1:29.

Road N2 Black And Green Miles: 11.00
Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
4.000.000.000.000.004.00

Lunch run around the neighborhood. My son biked along. He wanted to stop at 2 miles but I coaxed him to 3, then challenged him to a race of 1 mile (which he won, of course). I'm pretty happy to get him to bike 4 miles. I probably went harder than I should have after a long run, but I'll go easier tomorrow. 4 miles. New shoes.

Road N2 3 Grey Miles: 4.00
Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
9.000.000.000.000.009.00

PM- somewhere between 8.5 to 9 miles on the normal roads. Lots of people out walking and running around the soccer fields, which warms my heart.

Road N2 Black And Green Miles: 9.00
Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
4.500.000.000.000.004.50

Lunch- met Barry at GE trail, first time I've run with him in a long time. Good to have someone to vent with about work stress, life, economic shutdown, etc (just like everyone else, we have salary reductions and mass layoffs coming). 4.5 miles. Saw a couple deer and a few more turkey. Beautiful sunny day.

Trail M2 Lime/black Miles: 4.50
Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
7.500.000.000.000.007.50

7.5 around home. Ran along a creek and meet a guy who told me his plans of turning our area into the biggest City in the state. He talked for 30 minutes. Nice guy. 
I'm proud to live in one of 8 states that doesn't have a mandatory shelter in place requirement. 

Road N2 3 Grey Miles: 7.50
Weight: 0.00
Comments
From Rob Murphy on Sat, Apr 04, 2020 at 14:12:22 from 67.177.30.39

Did he seem to think that bigger is better?

From Jon on Sat, Apr 04, 2020 at 17:32:28 from 96.33.83.28

He seemed to think so. He was very passionate about it, saying he personally drew the map that is being submitted for the vote. I'm fine staying unincorporated county.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
5.000.000.000.000.005.00

PM- 5 miles with Marci in exactly 50 minues. Hot and sunny, mid-80's. 

Road N2 3 Grey Miles: 5.00
Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
12.500.000.000.000.0012.50

Lunch- 70's, overcast, breezy. Ran 12.5 miles, longest in 2 years. Started 8:30 pace but maintained about 8 min pace the last 10 miles. 1:42. Legs were a bit tired by the end.

Road N2 Black And Green Miles: 12.50
Weight: 0.00
Comments
From jtshad on Tue, Apr 07, 2020 at 13:07:18 from 141.221.191.225

Nice run, praying that you and your family are well. Doing ok at work?

From Jon on Tue, Apr 07, 2020 at 14:21:17 from 104.129.194.183

Yeah, Jeff, family is well. We enjoy having them at home for school and they seem calmer, too.

Work is ok- one guy in my team left so I actually applied for and got the promotion to Technical Leader to replace him. Corona has everyone a bit on edge, though- GE Aviation is laying off half of production, and for GE Power they said that layoffs and salary reductions will be coming. We will see what happens. I don't think we are unique from all the other companies, though. I'm not feeling too stressed about it- more disturbed by the rapid loss of freedoms in the country than I am by work issues.

From Jason D on Tue, Apr 07, 2020 at 18:44:46 from 73.144.88.57

Glad to see you and your family are doing reasonably well in this trying times, Jon.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
0.000.000.000.000.000.00

Overdid it a bit Tuesday between my longest run in 2+ years and then some tag with the kids in the evening. Groin is twinging a bit, so I'll take a few days off. Probably try a little jog on Saturday or Monday.

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

Lunch 4 miles with Zach around the neighborhood. Ran into someone from my church, talked for 30 minutes.

Road N2 3 Grey Miles: 4.00
Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
8.000.000.000.000.008.00

AM- 8 miles around neighborhood in 1:09. Felt fine. Listening to podcasts on coronavirus. Nice weather- low 50's, sunny, breezy.

Road N2 Black And Green Miles: 8.00
Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
6.000.000.000.000.006.00

AM 4 miles in neighborhood

Lunch- went to GE with family. 3 bikes. Marci rode the whole time. Quincy and Josie took turns riding on crossbar or running with me. I was not expecting to have to run so wore pants. We did 3 miles and I ran at least 2 of them. My 5 year old is crazy- she can run almost as fast as me for miles, and talk non-stop while running. She even sang some. My 11 year old and my 5 year old are the most natural runners of my kids- if they want to, they could be very good.

Road N2 Black And Green Miles: 4.00
Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
8.000.000.000.000.008.00

Lunch 8 miles

Road N2 3 Grey Miles: 8.00
Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
5.000.000.000.000.005.00

AM- 5

Road N2 3 Grey Miles: 5.00
Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
10.000.000.000.000.0010.00

AM- 4 miles with Marci and Zach on his bike. Slow-ish, 10-min pace. Then did 6 more by myself. 

Road N2 Black And Green Miles: 10.00
Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
6.000.000.000.000.006.00

Lunch 6 with the wife on a drizzly day.

Road N2 3 Grey Miles: 6.00
Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
8.000.000.000.000.008.00

Lunch- met Paul at GE trail. Ran 3 miles together and had a great time catching up. Then I ran 5 more miles by myself.

Trail M2 Lime/black Miles: 8.00
Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
3.500.000.000.000.003.50

After much complaining from some of the kids, we went to GE trail with the whole family. 3 oldest kids had bikes, wife and I planned to run, and have the two youngest ride on their older siblings' bikes. However, the 5 year old ended up running most of the way at basically the same pace as me (and faster than her mom)- I'd say she did 2.5 miles or so. The 7 year old ran 1.5 miles or so. Marci and I ran 3.5. I'm very impressed a 5 year old can run 2.5 miles straight at adult pace without complaining. As always, after we went to QT for donuts or ice cream.

Trail M2 Lime/black Miles: 3.50
Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
6.000.000.000.000.006.00

6

Road N2 3 Grey Miles: 6.00
Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
4.000.000.000.000.004.00

Ran with Mike Smith for the first time, joining the workout group at his house with Paul and Heather. We ran 1 mile, did 4 exercises (squats, burpies, pushups, etc), then repeated 3 more times. 4 total miles. 

Road N2 Black And Green Miles: 4.00
Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
4.500.000.000.000.004.50

4.5 miles with Zach on this bike. We were only going to do 4, but a home builder was pouring a house foundation with a concrete pumper truck so we ran over and watched for 10 minutes while I explained how it all worked (I did construction/concrete for 2 summers in high school and college).

Road N2 3 Grey Miles: 4.50
Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
7.000.000.000.000.007.00

AM- Rained a lot last night, 2.7 inches. Stopped just before sunrise, so my run was humid, cool (low 50's), overcast. Quite nice. My left ankle has been bugging me a bit but everything else is ok, generally. Ran 7 miles in 1:03.

Road N2 3 Grey Miles: 7.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments
From Jason D on Fri, May 01, 2020 at 20:00:26 from 73.144.88.57

It's always interesting to me how people fine raining/sprinkling/etc. People in the Midwest always say its raining, but being from the northeast I have fine gradations for precipitation nomenclature. However, 2.7 inches of rain is crazy.

Hope you are all doing as well as you can in these crazy times!

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
5.000.000.000.000.005.00

Didn't run yesterday to rest my niggles. Got together with some folks today for ultimate frisbee- I think there were 19 of us at the max. Great day, sunny and 80 deg. Fun, fun times. Played for 90 minutes. Verdin came from work. My team lost the first game 8-11, won the second 5-2. Right quad was really sore. I donated blood yesterday but didn't feel the normal post donation fatigue so I guess that's good. 

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

Lunch 4 with Marci and Zach

Road N2 3 Grey Miles: 4.00
Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
5.000.000.000.000.005.00

AM 5 miles, pretty tired and slow

Road M3 Black And Blue 2 Miles: 5.00
Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
6.000.000.000.000.006.00

AM 6. Felt tired at the start and end but pretty good in the middle. 8:10-8:45 pace.

Road M3 Black And Blue 2 Miles: 6.00
Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
5.000.000.000.000.005.00

Lunch- met Barry at work and ran 5 miles on the GE trail. Did see 4 or 5 turkeys. No people. About 40 min.

Trail M2 Lime/black Miles: 5.00
Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
4.000.000.000.000.004.00

Lunch- had a very nice game of frisbee with about 10 GE folks and 6 or so people from my church plus my wife. We didn't split the teams very evenly- the other team had an extra player and better players. My team lost 5-1 then 3-1. So much fun to be back out there. Quad is sore again, but much less so than after last Saturday.

Weight: 0.00
Comments
From Jason D on Sun, May 10, 2020 at 22:26:48 from 73.144.88.57

Got Marci into frisbee, eh? :-)

Best wishes to you and your family, Jon.

From Jon on Mon, May 11, 2020 at 08:32:41 from 165.225.34.160

Jason, I got Marci into frisbee when we were dating. In fact, she won the coed IM ultimate frisbee tournament her last year at college.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
5.000.000.000.000.005.00

Lunch 5, 8:30-7:55 pace

Road M3 Black And Blue 2 Miles: 5.00
Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
4.000.000.000.000.004.00

AM- 4 miles with the 4 workout sets with the GE folks...

Road N2 Black And Green Miles: 4.00
Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
3.000.000.000.000.003.00

Lunch- 3 miles with Zach. Abs are mighty sore.

Road M3 Black And Blue 2 Miles: 3.00
Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
8.000.000.000.000.008.00

Lunch- sunny, warm day. Did 4 miles with Barry on the GE trails. We solved all of the world's problems, or at least all of the Covid-related ones. Then I did 4 more by myself. 7 mph avg.

Trail M2 Lime/black Miles: 8.00
Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
4.000.000.000.000.004.00

Lunch frisbee with GE folks and a few others. It was warm, 80+ deg and sunny. Lots of people at the park, including what appeared to be 30 or so high schoolers getting ready for football. Teams were even but we got spanked the first game 2-5, then won the second 3-1.

Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
5.000.000.000.000.005.00

PM- rainy day (rainy week, actually- under a flash flood warning till Thursday with 6-10 inches possible) but finally got an opening from work and rain at 5 pm. Ran 5 easy.

Road N2 3 Grey Miles: 5.00
Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
6.000.000.000.000.006.00

Lunch- ran 6 slow during a break in the rain. 54 minutes

Road M3 Black And Blue 2 Miles: 6.00
Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
4.000.000.000.000.004.00

PM- 4 miles in under 8:30 pace. Found another break in the rain so stayed pretty dry. Cool and windy, though. Flood warning continues till tomorrow (8-10 inches expected Monday thru Thursday). We had hotels this weekend booked for both Pigeon Forge and SC beach and will likely cancel both due to bad weather.

Road N2 Black And Green Miles: 4.00
Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
8.500.000.000.000.008.50

AM- rain finally stopped. Ran 8.5. Feel good. Going to the beach tomorrow with the family.

Road N2 3 Grey Miles: 8.50
Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
3.000.000.000.000.003.00

Am 3 easy, before going to the beach with the family for a few days

Road N2 Black And Green Miles: 3.00
Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
8.000.000.000.000.008.00

PM ran a bit faster today on account of a challenge from a coworker. 8 miles, 1:03:20. Then went to the gym to weightlift for the first time in 2 months only to discover the gym closed at 1 pm today. 

Road M3 Black And Blue 2 Miles: 8.00
Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
3.000.000.000.000.003.00

Lunch 3 miles ez run at the gym, then lifted weights for the first time in 10 weeks. Gym was pretty empty.

Road N2 Black And Green Miles: 3.00
Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
6.000.000.000.000.006.00

AM 6, about 8:30 pace

Road M3 Black And Blue 2 Miles: 6.00
Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
6.000.000.000.000.006.00

PM- 6 on a very muggy day. We are within spitting distance of setting an all-time rainfall record for the month of May. The record is 13 inches, and we are over 12.5. More rain tonight and tomorrow, too. Went to my son's baseball practice tonight, with games starting on Saturday.

Road N2 Black And Green Miles: 6.00
Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
4.000.000.000.000.004.00

Lunch frisbee on a very muggy day. It rained this morning, so the field was completely muddy with many puddles. Fun time, though my team struggled more. We were tied 3-3 in the first game before losing 5-3. Second game was tied 2-2, and we had two drops in the end zone, before losing 3-2.

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

PM- new month, can't believe it's already June. Ran 6 miles in the afternoon, 51 min or so. Wasn't as hot as late last week.

Road N2 3 Grey Miles: 6.00
Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
5.000.000.000.000.005.00

PM 5. then weights

Road N2 3 Grey Miles: 5.00
Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
8.500.000.000.000.008.50

AM Had a work broadcast so I took my phone to the gym and watched it while running. Ran 8.5, felt pretty good, especially towards the end. Would have run more but ran out of time. Started 8:45-ish, finished 7:40-ish.

Dollywood is finally reopening. We have season passes (first time we've ever bought season passes like this). We'll have to wear masks and reserve days, but it's better than nothing.

Road M3 Black And Blue 2 Miles: 8.50
Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
6.000.000.000.000.006.00

10 am- ran 6 miles on GE trail, 8:50-ish pace. Hot. Great to be on the trail again. Saw 1 worker in a golf cart, no other people. No animals, either. 

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

Lunch- we had 13 people for frisbee. Fun day. My team struggled with throws early, but won the game 5-3.

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

AM Warm, very humid morning. Ran 4 miles with my wife (40:40) then 4 more miles alone (34:10). Saw a 4 foot snake in the road.

Road N2 3 Grey Miles: 8.00
Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
0.000.000.000.005.005.00

PM- my left ankle has been very sore for a few days so I did 50 min xt, then weights.

Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
0.000.000.000.006.006.00

PM xt after dinner. Ankle feeling better, might try a run tomorrow

Weight: 0.00
Comments
From jtshad on Mon, Jun 15, 2020 at 08:14:57 from 141.221.191.225

Ankle still improving?

From Jon on Wed, Jun 17, 2020 at 14:11:38 from 165.156.40.42

We will see. I've been busy and out of town at an amusement park- lots of walking, no running. Hopefully have time for a quick run tomorrow.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
4.000.000.000.000.004.00

Frisbee, my team won 5-3. We were even down a person. Lots of running.

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

Lots and lots of walking at Dollywood Monday and Tuesday.

First run of the week today. Legs felt like they were filled with lead. 4 easy miles with my wife.

Road M3 Black And Blue 2 Miles: 4.00
Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
4.000.000.000.000.004.00

Lunch- only 8 adults and 1 kid on a hot, sunny, not windy day of frisbee. My team struggled at first but dominated the game, 5-2.

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

Lunch- planned on a short run at the gym but the movie The Martian was on which is one of my favorites, so I had to watch it to the end. Ended up 7 miles, then weights.

Road M3 Black And Blue 2 Miles: 7.00
Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
5.500.000.000.000.005.50

PM- Ran at the hottest time of day, 2 pm, when it was about 90 deg and very humid. Blah. Ran 5.5 miles, 8:45-ish.

Road N2 Black And Green Miles: 5.50
Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
4.000.000.000.000.004.00

Met Barry at 3 pm at GE, ran the trail. Rainy day, so wet but only 75 deg. Humid, obviously. Went to the gym and weight lifted later. Good to run with Barry, first time in a few weeks. The world always provides more than enough to talk about.

Trail M2 Lime/black Miles: 4.00
Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
8.000.000.000.000.008.00

AM- 8 miles. 8:10-7:50 pace. Felt good. Nice to run when it was a cool 65 deg.

Road N2 3 Grey Miles: 8.00
Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
5.000.000.000.000.005.00

PM- didn't go running till about 4 pm. Hot (in the 90's, heat index near 100) and first run in 5 days so sluggish. 8:45-9 pace

Road N2 3 Grey Miles: 5.00
Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
3.000.000.000.000.003.00

Lunch- 3 miles at the gym and lifting. Didn't have time for more, busy day

Road M3 Black And Blue 2 Miles: 3.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments
From jtshad on Wed, Jul 01, 2020 at 18:55:58 from 65.129.150.102

Hey, hope all is well with the family and with work. Assume the plans to come to Idaho this summer have been nixed?

From Jon on Sat, Jul 04, 2020 at 14:43:26 from 96.33.80.155

For me, yes. No trip this summer.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
4.000.000.000.000.004.00

AM- no running the past 3 days, but lots of walking at Dollywood. Ran 4 miles this morning with the wife- hot and humid (upper 80's when we ran)

Happy Independence Day, everyone. But can we really call it such this year- seems to be a bit of a farce.

Road M3 Black And Blue 2 Miles: 4.00
Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
6.000.000.000.000.006.00

AM 6. Sluggish and slow, 9+ pace. Had 4 deer run right in front of me.

Road N2 Black And Green Miles: 6.00
Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
6.000.000.000.000.006.00

2 pm run- hottest time of the day, sunny and humid. I started off feeling a lot better than yesterday running about 8:20 pace. After 30 min I started feeling terrible, with tingly hands and dead legs. Walked about 1/3 mile, then trudged home over 9 min pace. Got it done, though.

Running in the south, I'm used to seeing lots of garbage alongside the roads. Beer cans, usually. The past few months, however, I see almost as many discarded face masks. Sad.

Road N2 3 Grey Miles: 6.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments
From Rob Murphy on Thu, Jul 09, 2020 at 13:34:16 from 67.177.30.39

I've lived in several states and Utah is definitely the least littered.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
4.000.000.000.000.004.00

Lunch frisbee- hot (90's, sunny, feels like 100). 9 people, my team played with 4. We did really good at the start, but then had some errors and fatigue in the game so lost 2-5. Still fun. Didn't actually feel as hot as yesterday's run.

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

AM 6 miles, nice and slow 9:15 avg pace. Then weights.

Road N2 Black And Green Miles: 6.00
Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
718.000.000.000.0017.00735.00
Road M2 3 Orange Miles: 6.00Trail M2 Lime/black Miles: 136.00Road N2 Black And Green Miles: 272.00Road N2 3 Grey Miles: 112.50Road M3 Black And Blue 2 Miles: 65.50
Weight: 0.00
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