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  • 7 miles
  • 01:10 time
  • 978 calories
  • 2 workouts
  • This Week time period


  1. I've made the tough decision not to participate in the Pittsburgh Marathon this year. My left shoulder issue has been getting worse, awakening me every night. I might have been able to suffe... read more

    • Cindy W.
      Cindy W.

      So sorry to hear that. Find the cause & start getting better!

      about 18 hours ago Like

    • Glenn W.
      Glenn W.

      Smart move, David. I've made too many bad decisions in the past to run injured and it's not fun. Heal up and use the good training that you've already had.

      about 16 hours ago Like

    • Dave P.
      Dave P.

      Sorry...I know you were really looking forward to this. However, you don't want to run a marathon on pain meds. Hope you find the source soon.

      about 16 hours ago Like

    • Sue R.
      Sue R.

      Sorry David

      about 7 hours ago Like

  2. RUN
    great Taper Intervals 3.15 mi 00:30 09:33 pace

    Coach Kristie C. had taper intervals, 2 x 90 seconds, on the plan for this morning. It was 63 degrees and rather humid. I ran to the local HS track, did the intervals, and ran back home. Splits ... read more

    • Dave P.
      Dave P.

      Hopefully lots of carb loading will follow, too. :) Wonder if a quick trip to a chiropractor might help the shoulder?

      3 days ago Like1 person

  3. RUN
    great Taper Intervals - 4 x 90 seconds 4.08 mi 00:40 09:47 pace

    66 degrees and overcast skies made for nice running conditions this morning. I ran to the nearby HS track as a warm up, then did 4, 90 second intervals at Zone 4. Splits were 7:04, 7:02, 7:29 and... read more

  4. RUN
    great Taper: 4 x 1 mile intervals 7.02 mi 01:04 09:05 pace

    55 degrees and sunny made for a nice morning to do Zone 4 taper intervals at the Hurricane HS track. The track is only about a mile from my home, so getting there and back was a nice warm up and c... read more

  5. RUN
    great Monday Miles 10 mi 01:32 09:11 pace

    Nice morning at 48 degrees and sunny skies. Coach Kristie C. had a 10 mile tempo run on the taper schedule this morning, so I obliged. I could have cranked the pace a little more, but I was focus... read more

  6. I'm running Pittsburgh this year as a fund-raiser for Steel City Greyhounds. Will you help find loving homes for retired racers? read more

  7. RUN
    great 7.01 mi 01:04 09:07 pace

    54 degrees, low humidity and sunny skies. Coach Kristie C. had a fun run on the plan for this morning. Just do an hour of however you feel like running. I like running my usual route, so that&#x... read more

  8. RUN
    great Zone 2 with Surges 10.45 mi 01:40 09:35 pace

    30 degrees with sunny skies made for another good morning to run. Coach Kristie C. had a 1:40 Zone 2 on the schedule for this morning, with surges into Zone 3 every 20 minutes. Zone 3 surges were... read more

  9. RUN
    great Long, Slow Run 20.04 mi 03:27 10:20 pace

    61 degrees and cloudy skies was nice weather for this long run. Coach Kristie C. had a 3 hour, 20 minute run on my plan. I was often running into a stiff wind, so that added to the challenge. Wh... read more

  10. RUN
    great Regressive Splits? 5.01 mi 00:46 09:09 pace

    Coach Kristie C. had fartleks on the schedule for today, so I decided to go to the local high school track and do a few quarter mile intervals. Unlike Wednesday, the splits today were regressive, ... read more

  11. RUN
    great 4 x 1 Progressive Splits 6.56 mi 00:58 08:51 pace

    Coach Kristie C. had 4 x 1 mile Zone 4 intervals on the plan today, so I obliged. At 30 degrees and clear skies, the weather was nice for them. I wasn't planning on the intervals being progr... read more

  12. RUN
    good Tapering Long Run 12.02 mi 01:56 09:38 pace

    12 miles was on the plan for today. The slow taper has begun for Pittsburgh. The temperature was nice at 57 degrees, but I had to deal with gusty winds. The Scosche HR arm strap which performed ... read more

    • Dave P.
      Dave P.

      Nice long taper run! Good luck with Pittsburgh prep!

      27 days ago Like1 person

    • Rina M.
      Rina M. You're an Inspiration
      You're an Inspiration:

      You'll be ready for that marathon David. :+)

      27 days ago

  13. RUN
    great In the Zones 7.04 mi 01:03 08:57 pace

    Coach had me doing a progressive HR zone run today. 20 minutes in Zone 2, then 20 minutes in Zone 3, then 10 in Zone 4, followed by a cool down. The weather was nice for it at 64 degrees and clou... read more

  14. RUN
    great Valley Park Run 10.04 mi 01:35 09:26 pace

    32 degrees and sunny. I waited until dawn to get started, since I really prefer not to run in the dark. My headlamp is okay, but nothing beats daylight for visibility. :) Things were quiet on T... read more

  15. RUN
    great Long Slow Run 18.25 mi 03:02 09:58 pace

    The weather was nearly perfect for this morning's long run. It was around 50 degrees when I started well before dawn. The only issue was some wind, but for most of the time it was coming at ... read more

  16. RUN
    great Valley Park Out and Back 6.61 mi 01:00 09:06 pace

    48 degrees and sprinkling rain gave some variety to today's run. Just a quick out and back. Coach wanted me to step up the pace a little mid-run, so I obliged. Yoga will follow later. Enjo... read more

  17. RUN
    great Teays Valley Road Hills 9.12 mi 01:30 09:54 pace

    Coach said "try something different this morning," so I tackled the Teays Valley Road hills. I usually only do one or two, but today I did more. I could definitely feel them. 46 degrees ... read more

  18. RUN
    great Valley Park Long Run 17.02 mi 02:46 09:44 pace

    With the temps in the 20-30 degree range, it was good weather for a long run. The hands got a little chilly before the sun rose, but once it was shining they were fine. I had nearly two weeks wit... read more

    • Dave P.
      Dave P.

      Looks like you acclimated quickly to the big miles. :) Good job and good luck with your Pittsburgh training.

      about 1 month ago Like1 person

    • Jill F.
      Jill F.

      Nice long run after the time off!

      about 1 month ago Like1 person

    • Glenn W.
      Glenn W.

      Looking good for all that time off. Sometimes time off does wonders for you and you end up doing better than ever. Goodluck the rest of the way. Hopefully I get back to Pittsburgh next year.

      about 1 month ago Like1 person

  19. RUN
    great Montour Trail 3.37 mi 00:30 08:54 pace

    Nice out and back on the Montour Trail. It's good to have eased back into a running routine this week. The full-blown training resumes on Monday. Enjoy your weekend!

  20. RUN
    great Getting Back on Track 6.2 mi 01:00 09:44 pace

    This morning's run felt a little better than Monday. Fortunately I didn't gain any weight in Russia (though its surprising with all the delicious food I ate), so all I have to do is rega... read more