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2008/06/01
2008 Rock and Roll Marathon, San Diego! Felt pretty lousy from the heat & humidity at the start of the race. Mentally wasn't "in it", but managed to put in a decent 10K, on pace for a 5:00 hour finish like I was shooting for. Unfortunately, after about 9 miles, my right knee (which I'd never had trouble with in practice) suddenly started hurting; soft tissue on the outside of the knee was inflamed. I almost abandoned at that point (partly from the pain, but mostly because I wasn't sure what the injury was and if I could do real damage by continuing to run on it), but figured I'd at least go to the TNT 1/2 Marathon and get that medal. After reaching the 1/2 finish, I got some medical attention (just a bag of ice strapped to my knee) and walked around a bit talking to some friends from the TNT chapter who'd finished their 1/2. Volunteers kept coming up to me trying to cut the timing 'chip' off my shoe, and kept having to wave them away saying, "you can't have that yet, I'm doing the full." After a few times, I figured I'd better make that true and headed back out on the course and managed to run, walk & limp my way to the finish. Official chip time: 6:28:17, not great, but about 17 minutes better than my 2002 Maui Marathon, and even the official 'clock time' of 6:37:46 was better by 6:31
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Distance:26.61 mi
Duration:06:28:28
Speed:14:36 mi
Average HR:164
2008/05/24
Last group training before the big race. Ran with Sherry, so my pacce was higher than it'd normally be. Felt pretty good, even with an average heart rate of 179.
Route:FINLEY60
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Distance:5.97 mi
Duration:01:09:03
Speed:11:34 mi
Average HR:179
2008/05/20
"Buddy Run" around Sebastopol with Katie. I left her at Brook Haven Park and then did a loop and then tried to catch her as she headed straight back on Pleasant Hill to home. Managed to do the 3rd mile in 9:21, but still didn't catch Katie before she got home. Tweaked my right calf a little, but it's feeling fine the next day.
Route:46
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Distance:4.61 mi
Duration:00:57:48
Speed:12:33 mi
Average HR:167
2008/05/18
Long run @ Cloverdale. Ran all the way to Geyserville and back. Well, not all the way back, only about 1/2 way back. The heat, combined with the 2 miles "extra" I did going from the last water stop @ 8 miles back into Geyserville and back again put me way at the back of the pack. Since we had friends coming over that afternoon, when the support car pulled up beside me and offered me a ride, I took it! Still got 15+ miles in. Driving to the start, it looked like most everyone ahead of me was walking too, since the heat was so bad by then.
Route:153
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Distance:15.25 mi
Duration:03:41:49
Speed:14:33 mi
Average HR:168
2008/05/15
Intervals: 4 min on, 1min off. 4 of them. I had to walk the 3rd.
Route:18
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Distance:1.77 mi
Duration:00:19:56
Speed:11:16 mi
Average HR:171
2008/05/15
More trackwork. This is just the warmup laps...
Route:5
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Distance:0.52 mi
Duration:00:07:07
Speed:13:38 mi
Average HR:151
2008/05/12
Short loop into town and back. Quick stop at Screamin' Mimi's for Ice Cream too :-)
Route:32
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Distance:3.18 mi
Duration:00:52:18
Speed:16:28 mi
Average HR:156
2008/05/10
Didn't do too well. Should have been running for 3:30, but only ran about 2:30, over 3:07. Came down with a cold the day before and had some lower back pain from moving bales of hay earlier in the week, so I did a lot of walking. Still managed 11.5 miles, but it should have been closer to 18 :-(
Route:115
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Distance:11.52 mi
Duration:03:07:49
Speed:16:18 mi
Average HR:156
2008/05/08
Intervals, 4min fast, 2min recovery. Four of them. Definitely getting faster on these.
Route:23
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Distance:2.32 mi
Duration:00:24:00
Speed:10:20 mi
Average HR:173
2008/05/08
Warmup for Petaluma track practice. There was a track meet just finishing when we got there, so did part of the warmup on the road.
Route:6
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Distance:0.60 mi
Duration:00:06:48
Speed:11:22 mi
Average HR:157
2008/05/06
Buddy run @ Howarth Park. Ran with Katie and 3 other ladies from TNT. Felt pretty good after the first few miles, but getting warmed up and loose took awhile.
Route:64
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Distance:6.41 mi
Duration:01:22:02
Speed:12:48 mi
Average HR:171
2008/05/03
Somewhat boring, but at least mostly flat run around John F. Kennedy Memorial Park in Napa, CA. Sort of a figure 8, with the top loop much bigger than the bottom. One cool thing was there were people there flying their remote-controlled airplanes, so that was distracting from the running. Also, I didn't realize that Napa had "marina houses", where the back of the house has a dock on the Napa River.
Route:87
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Distance:8.66 mi
Duration:01:47:36
Speed:12:26 mi
Average HR:179
2008/04/26
Three hour long-run. Wow, that hurt. Walked the last mile or so with a lady who was having trouble with her calves. I was pretty footsore and didn't have any 'juice' left, but at least nothing really hurt. Once I stopped though, my back tried to sieze up and then driving home, my left quadricept cramped. That was (not) fun!
Route:152
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Distance:15.22 mi
Duration:03:37:53
Speed:14:19 mi
Average HR:177
2008/04/25
Just an easy loop from home to make up for missing Tuesday's run because it was raining. And Monday's run because I'm lazy :-) Took Toba (our younger dog), and and after about 1.5 she didn't feel much like running anymore, so my pace was a bit slower for the 2nd half.
Route:31
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Distance:3.06 mi
Duration:00:36:58
Speed:12:04 mi
Average HR:169
2008/04/24
Intervals section of the track workout. 10 @ 1:00-on, 0:30-rest. Had to walk the 'on' section number 7.
Route:15
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Distance:1.47 mi
Duration:00:14:51
Speed:10:06 mi
Average HR:182
2008/04/24
Another track workout @ Petaluma. Finally got there on time and did the warmup. That's why this one is a full mile.
Route:10
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Distance:1.00 mi
Duration:00:17:44
Speed:17:45 mi
Average HR:163
2008/04/19
Was pretty much a slacker this week. Skipped everything but the long run @ Samuel Taylor park. The run wasn't too bad, nice and flat in the redwoods. Only problem is that it took about 0.9 miles before the GPS picked up my location so the run was really 8.34 instead of the 7.44 that registered.
Route:74
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Distance:8.34 mi
Duration:01:30:36
Speed:10:52 mi
Average HR:181
2008/04/12
Boy the long runs are getting long! 12 Miles today. And hilly. From the beginning it was a steep uphill and then some rollers, decending back to lower than the start, then back the way we came. Had some trouble keeping running on the hills on the way back.
Route:121
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Distance:12.10 mi
Duration:02:39:51
Speed:13:13 mi
Average HR:172
2008/04/10
More track work. Felt pretty good, though my paces on the intervals wasn't as good as the previous week. At least I wasn't nearly as sore the next day and the day after that, like I was when I did way too many lunges.
Route:19
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Distance:1.86 mi
Duration:00:35:39
Speed:19:09 mi
Average HR:175
2008/04/10
More track work. Felt pretty good, though my paces on the intervals wasn't as good as the previous week. At least I wasn't nearly as sore the next day and the day after that, like I was when I did way too many lunges.
Route:8
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Distance:0.79 mi
Duration:00:16:36
Speed:21:03 mi
Average HR:153
2008/04/08
Tuesday Buddy Run @ Howarth Park. Ran with Katie so the speed isn't too high. Felt pretty good though, and didn't stiffen up a bunch afterward, which is good.
Route:35
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Distance:3.54 mi
Duration:00:51:34
Speed:14:34 mi
Average HR:158
2008/04/06
Missed the Yountville Long Run & Potluck on Saturday, so Katie and I just did our long run ourselves from the house. Down Jewel to the bike path and out toward Santa Rosa and back.
Route:79
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Distance:7.89 mi
Duration:01:45:32
Speed:13:22 mi
Average HR:166
2008/04/03
In Sunnyvale for work, instead of the normal Track workout on Thursday, I decided to do a 5 mile loop around Sunnyvale from my Hotel.
Route:50
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Distance:5.01 mi
Duration:00:55:38
Speed:11:06 mi
Average HR:173
2008/03/29
A 'brutal' trailrun from the Point Reyes National Seashore Visitor Center @ Bear Valley (near Olema) out to Arch Rock and back. The trail was in good shape, except right at the coast, but the hillyness of the course made it very difficult.
Route:90
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Distance:8.96 mi
Duration:01:49:34
Speed:12:14 mi
Average HR:177
2008/03/27
More Thursday night Track workouts @ the Petaluma High School Track
Route:16
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Distance:1.57 mi
Duration:00:16:58
Speed:10:48 mi
Average HR:184
2008/03/27
More Thursday night Track workouts @ the Petaluma High School Track
Route:5
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Distance:0.50 mi
Duration:00:09:45
Speed:19:23 mi
Average HR:163
2008/03/25
"Buddy Run" (no one else showed up) along Santa Rosa Creek. I went fast the first mile, but suffered for it on the rest. Allergy/exercise induced asthma seemed to be affecting me at
Route:50
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Distance:4.99 mi
Duration:00:57:46
Speed:11:34 mi
Average HR:176
2008/03/15
Long run from the back side of Analy High School here in Sebastopol, out along the bike path toward Santa Rosa. Made it just a little past Wright Road, maybe 1/3 of the way from there to Stony Point before the time cutoff to turn back.
Route:92
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Distance:9.22 mi
Duration:02:01:22
Speed:13:09 mi
Average HR:170
2008/03/13
Thursday night track workout @ Petaluma
Route:10
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Distance:1.02 mi
Duration:00:33:16
Speed:32:33 mi
Average HR:170
2008/03/13
Thursday night track workout @ Petaluma.
Route:6
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Distance:0.55 mi
Duration:00:21:17
Speed:38:33 mi
Average HR:145
2008/03/11
Buddy run with a couple of ladies from the Triathlon Team. Along Santa Rosa Creek, East from Willowside Road. Felt pretty good.
Route:42
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Distance:4.21 mi
Duration:00:47:10
Speed:11:13 mi
Average HR:171
2008/03/08
Group long run in Napa, starting at Skyline Park. Felt pretty bad, with a sinus & chest infection, and just getting over the back spasm I had last Saturday. Still I managed to run 8 miles in 1:41, just a bit over the 1:30 max they set for us. Forgot my HR strap, didn't really expect to run it anyway.
Route:80
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Distance:8.04 mi
Duration:01:41:00
Speed:12:34 mi
2008/03/01
Long run and all teams potluck. This one was in Sonoma, starting just north of the Square at the Depot Museum. Was a bit hilly, had to walk some of the steep parts. Later in the eve., after a lot of sitting thruout the day, my lower back siezed up when trying to get out of the car. No more runs until next Sat.
Route:72
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Distance:7.19 mi
Duration:01:25:59
Speed:11:58 mi
Average HR:178
2008/02/26
Run with Katie, out past O'Reily and back. Katie had to walk back from approx. Burger King because of a hurting foot.
Route:51
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Distance:5.10 mi
Duration:01:19:29
Speed:15:35 mi
Average HR:146
2008/02/21
Trackwork @ Petaluma. Second 'event', intervals: 1min fast, 1min slow. Fast pace was 7:14 to 7:36, last one slowest.
Route:14
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Distance:1.35 mi
Duration:00:20:31
Speed:15:09 mi
Average HR:175
2008/02/21
Trackwork @ Petaluma: First "event". Warmup, lunges, and sideways-crossing running.
Route:5
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Distance:0.54 mi
Duration:00:14:10
Speed:26:04 mi
Average HR:155
2008/02/19
First "Buddy Run", at Howarth Park/Spring Lake. Was rainy and got dark.
Route:28
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Distance:2.82 mi
Duration:00:31:07
Speed:11:01 mi
Average HR:172
2008/02/18
The downtown loop, extended more to the East instead of the North.
Route:27
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Distance:2.66 mi
Duration:00:34:35
Speed:12:59 mi
Average HR:155
2008/02/16
First road run training with the group. Nice area to run in, but the turn around was the bottom of the run, so you felt great going down the hill, and then had to turn around and suffer going back up to Dry Creek Road.
Route:53
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Distance:5.31 mi
Duration:01:12:31
Speed:13:40 mi
Average HR:182
2008/02/14
Another loop around downtown from the house.
Route:31
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Distance:3.07 mi
Duration:00:38:24
Speed:12:29 mi
Average HR:170
2008/02/11
Monday morning run. Ran to The Village Bakery and picked up some Pecan Sticky Buns for breakfast. Good stuff!
Route:31
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Distance:3.13 mi
Duration:00:49:10
Speed:15:43 mi
Average HR:146
2008/02/09
First coached training for Team In Training Spring 2008 Marathon. Had a cold and so my HR was abnormally high.
Route:20
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Distance:1.99 mi
Duration:00:20:41
Speed:10:23 mi
Average HR:191
2008/02/09
First coached training for Team In Training Spring 2008 Marathon. Had a cold and so my HR was abnormally high. Warmup laps
Route:10
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Distance:1.01 mi
Duration:00:09:58
Speed:9:53 mi
Average HR:178