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Location:

Decatur,AL,

Member Since:

Jan 27, 2007

Gender:

Male

Goal Type:

Boston Qualifier

Running Accomplishments:

New blog at http://runkeeper.com/user/schotz/

Short-Term Running Goals:

2010 Race Schedule:

6/5: Eurocross 5K/8K

7/17: HTC Twilight Run 5K 

8/7: Hot to Trot 8 Hour (Atlanta)

9/18: Hartselle Depot Days 5K

9/25:  Elkmont Rails to Trails 10K 

10/16 Liz Hurley 5K 

10/24: Stone Steps 50K  (Cincinnati,OH) 

11/13: Chickamauga Battle Field Marathon (TN)

12/4: Frosty Freeze 5K (Decatur) 

12/31: Recover 50K (Huntsville) 

Long-Term Running Goals:

http://runkeeper.com/user/schotz/

Personal:

Born 1972 in north central Wisconsin

Married for 11 yrs to very supportive non-running wife. Two children : Fiona, 6 (in picture) and Elliott (2 yrs)

Co-Race Director of  Delano Park 12 Hour Run (www.delano12.com). President of River City Runners (www.rivercityrunners.org)

3 cats and 1 dog (chocolate lab)

In high school, I was an slightly overweight , badly asthmatic J.V. cross country runner.  I enjoyed being part of the team but never excelled.   The summer after my freshman year in college I decided to run a marathon.  6 weeks later I ran a 3:11 at Grandma's Marathon in Duluth (1991) and I was hooked on long distance running where my asthma wasn't as much of a factor. 

 

 

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Miles:This week: 0.00 Month: 0.00 Year: 0.00
Ohana Racers Lifetime Miles: 232.86
Saucony Trail Lifetime Miles: 147.44
Lunar Racer Lifetime Miles: 69.61
Lunar Glides Lifetime Miles: 132.75
Kayano 16 - 1 Lifetime Miles: 276.41
Kayano 16 - 2 Lifetime Miles: 19.11
Easy MilesThreshold MilesMarathon Pace MilesTrack speed mileageHill mileageTotal
40.202.000.000.300.0042.50
Easy MilesThreshold MilesMarathon Pace MilesTrack speed mileageHill mileageTotal
4.500.000.000.000.004.50

We had a little quiet time in the house  before the Packers game so I headed out for a quick jog.  Pretty cold-  in the 20's.  Went in the refuge off the end of Meadowbrook and looped around to Stratford.   My right calf was sore- not helped much by the fact that I ran in shorts.  I need to look into the Paula Radcliffe compression sock to see if that is supposed to help with calf issues.

Packer game was tense.  We had our moments but the Giants were playing very well.   No SuperBowl this year. 

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Easy MilesThreshold MilesMarathon Pace MilesTrack speed mileageHill mileageTotal
6.000.000.000.000.006.00

Lunch run on trails.  8:47 pace.  Right calf still tight.   I checked out Paula Radcliffe's calf compression socks on the internet- i think something I'll try.  They look kind of geeky but I like that sort of thing.  I guess its similar to me keeping my iPod headphones in place with bandages.

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Easy MilesThreshold MilesMarathon Pace MilesTrack speed mileageHill mileageTotal
6.000.000.000.000.006.00

Rainy run at lunch.  Mostly trails but last mile or so on the road.  8:20 pace overall.  Calf felt a little better.  Right Lower calf/achilles now feels tight.   overall I felt strong though.

Getting excited about doing part of the Delano 12 Hour as a relay.    The course record for the 4 person team is easily in reach (64 miles).  I'd like to get close to 100 miles.

 

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Easy MilesThreshold MilesMarathon Pace MilesTrack speed mileageHill mileageTotal
6.000.000.000.000.006.00

Six laps at Delano Park after work.  7:44 pace. 

Will watch the Spirit of Marathon movie tomorrow night. 

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Easy MilesThreshold MilesMarathon Pace MilesTrack speed mileageHill mileageTotal
3.702.000.000.300.006.00

Lunch treadmill run at work.  Didn't feel like running in the cold (25F).  2 mile WU at 8:00 Pace, 2 miles at 6:39 (9mph), 0.3 miles at 5:40, and then cool down at 8:00 pace.

It is frequently the case that when I get on the treadmill, my workouts tend to become speed work even if I didn't plan it that way.  I just get bored and want variety and to get it over with.  The threshold part felt good. I've run a half marathon at that pace in the past and I couldn't do that right now though.   I haven't done speed work for 3 months so it will get easier.

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Easy MilesThreshold MilesMarathon Pace MilesTrack speed mileageHill mileageTotal
14.000.000.000.000.0014.00

I volunteered at the Mountain Mist 50k in Huntsville,AL.  Led the aid station at 21 miles (Land Trust).  It was fun.   I got a little running in before the race , during, and after to cobble together a long run.    Ran the course mostly which is fairly rocky .  (Land trust section between mile markers 18-21, the north and south plateau loops, mountain mist trail, and the stone cuts).  I love running (actually walking) through the cuts.  Its almost a cave--- very narrow trail cut between tall natural stone walls - goes about 75 yards.

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Easy MilesThreshold MilesMarathon Pace MilesTrack speed mileageHill mileageTotal
40.202.000.000.300.0042.50
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