1675 total / 0 in 2019

Not look like the under-trained fool that I am come ILThon. No way am I catching 1k miles again this year. Main goal is to fall back in love with running long.

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Mark-Oblivion logged 1675 miles.

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  1. I've been running again. Higdon Marathon Novice 1. Don't know what week, but have only missed on 3-miler so far due to illness/travel/scheduling. Was going to try to shoe-horn it in, but ... read more

    • Marty

      Your call how you handle it, but I'll bet you could fairly easily raise the $1K. My fundraisers reached their goals by "selling songs" on my race day playlist and also auctioning off something of value (that's your contribution, is buying the item(s)). Either way, though, good luck with the training!

      over 5 years ago Like

  2. So, DM still doesn't allow for direct uploads of Garmin or gpx files? Bummer, as there's no Garmin Communicator support for linux.

  3. FIT
    good Stuff 00:30

    Not sure what to call this - some yoga, some basic calisthenics, some weights. Some self-guided, some guided by my 5-year-old drill instructor on her own pink flowery mat. Made me sweaty. Made my a... read more

  4. FIT
    good Today is the Day 00:40

    I blew up at the Illinois Mararthon just about a year ago. I've worked out only a handfull of times since then. That has to change. Today is the day that changes.

    Did my old standby Crunch Wo... read more

  5. RUN
    good 6 Miles Hills 6 mi 00:58 09:40 pace

    6 Miles Hills - Sauc 5 - Hills. I ran 'em. Some more foot tingling/numbness, but no walking this time (other than the turn-arounds - too tough on my pegs). Tendons sore, muscles weak and tire... read more

  6. RUN
    alright Forest View 4 4 mi 00:39 09:40 pace

    ForestView 4 - Sauc 3 - Blah-didy-blah blah.

  7. RUN
    good Forest View 4 4 mi 00:38 09:26 pace

    Went pretty well. Negative split.

  8. RUN
    alright 6 Miles Hills 6.01 mi 01:00 10:02 pace

    6 Hills - Sauc 5 - Nice amount of rain, cool breeze, one false start (forgot Garmin at home), and had to walk about a quarter mile. Nice run. Also heard kate Bush's "Running Up That Hil... read more

  9. RUN
    blah delaney 4 4 mi 00:42 10:26 pace

    Easy 4 - Sauc 4 - 4 mile run turned into 3.5 plus a cool-down half, though there was nothing 'cool' about it. I got started about a half hour too late. Was 70 when I left the house, 77 w... read more

  10. RUN
    good Father's Day 6 6.02 mi 00:58 09:41 pace

    I love that the run immediately after a shitty one is nearly guaranteed to kick ass. Humid but cool weather and a stocked fuel belt removed any external excuses, so I just ran. Didn't have to... read more

  11. walk
    blah Walk of Shame. 1 mi 00:15:00 15:00 pace

    See previous entry. This was the walk home from that. This is just here because I thought the title was funny. At least I have a sense of humor.

  12. RUN
    alright The Aborted 4 5k 3.1 mi 00:29 09:21 pace

    Sauc 5 - Aborted 4 5K - Damn, it felt like a beautiful morning to run, so without a real plan I decided I'd hit 4 miles. Without much thought, I found myself a mile and a half in at 8:45 pace.... read more

    • Man D.
      Man D.

      Next time you see them, do it then. I met and ran with a guy who has lost 115lbs...who lives like 2 miles from me! So combined we've lost 122lbs! That was a fun chat!

      over 7 years ago Like

    • Mark-Oblivion R.
      Mark-Oblivion R.

      Will do. I hope I do catch them again.

      BTW, just realized I'm wearing my Chicago Marathon 10-10-10 shirt. No WONDER I crashed and burned on this run! ;)

      over 7 years ago Like

    • Man D.
      Man D.

      Ha! 10-10-10, the date to dehydrate! I was wearing the blue shirt from the marathon ad, lol!

      over 7 years ago Like

  13. #dailymission If you do, what supplements do you take? If not, why?

    Scotch or beer. Just recently started taking a Flintstones-like chewable mostly for the flavor and because they're there.

  14. It's official. I just punched "10/9/2011" into the 'Race Date' field on my marathon training spreadsheet. Damn.:

  15. FIT
    good Fat-Burning Yoga 00:50

    I swear to Shiva, yoga zaps my legs more than running does. Yikes. Feels good to move and stretch, though. I REALLY need to try some other routines - like the hip openers Maryjo Powrozek R. gave me... read more

    • Maryjo Powrozek R.
      Maryjo Powrozek R.

      You can do things like table with a fist so your wrist doesn't have to bend. I don't think you're supposed to do down-dog that way, though. Yoga can be rough on the legs, depending on what you do...

      over 7 years ago Like

    • Mark-Oblivion R.
      Mark-Oblivion R.

      Yeah, good call. I've done the 'fist' variation - and that's how I HAVE to do push-ups - but I try to do it open-handed in hopes of stretching those tendons back out a little bit. The routine does table 3x. Often I'll do the first two open-handed and the last on my knuckles. Luckily down-dogs are fairly easy on my wrist, it's the shoulder that gets 'tired' and I have to be careful with. I think it'll be OK once I can get some strength back into it.

      over 7 years ago Like

  16. RUN
    alright Delaney 4 4.04 mi 00:39 09:42 pace

    Sauc 3 - "Let it go, let yourself go. Slow and low, that is the tempo." Can't wait until I can call these "Easy" and say I felt "Good" or "Great" again... read more

  17. FIT
    good Fat Burning Yoga 00:50

    X-TREME weather run was scrubbed by a fully discharged Garmin. Feh.

  18. RUN
    alright 5K from Home 3.1 mi 00:30 09:39 pace

    Zero week for Chicago Marathon training. Need to get some semblance of a base in the next few days. LOL. Wish I could say my legs felt great, but blah. At least they weren't bad. Oh where oh w... read more

    • Marty

      Nice zero week run, Mark! You completed a marathon a month ago... I'd say you've got the base laid down. And, the cardio will come back quickly. In case you're not aware, there's a pretty large FitMKE contingency coming to Chicago this year. And we're bringing OUR weather... so get ready for it! This one's going to be AWESOME! :)

      over 7 years ago Like

    • Mark-Oblivion R.
      Mark-Oblivion R.

      Well, thanks Marty, but it was a month and a half now, and I walked the back half. ;) With the weight and everything else, I REALLY feel like I'm starting over. Yet I'm motivated to kick some ass. Just need to shift to going to bed earlier again. That's been my killer lately. And yeah, bring on the FitMKEers!!! My cousin will also be running it as her first full. Awesome.

      over 7 years ago Like

    • Bobbi W.
      Bobbi W.

      So glad to see you back at it :) This year Chicago HAS to be nicer to you!

      over 7 years ago Like

    • Maryjo Powrozek R.
      Maryjo Powrozek R.

      It'll get easier quickly, I bet. You're not starting from 0.

      over 7 years ago Like

  19. VELO
    great Ride to Ragnar 7.54 mi 00:52 8.7mph pace

    MDR, Em (in tow) and I took a leisurely ride over to Relay Station #30 of the Chicago Ragnar 200 mile relay, which happened to be less than 3 miles from our house. We got there just in time to see ... read more

    • Marty

      It was great seeing you guys yet again! And ONE of these days, Em is going to recognize me. ;-) Sorry we took off so quickly... all of a sudden it hit us that we had to be to the next exchange, since our van was "on" again at that point. I don't even think I said goodbye.

      over 7 years ago Like

    • Mark-Oblivion R.
      Mark-Oblivion R.

      No worries, we totally understand. Team captain has certain responsibilities and priorities. ;)

      over 7 years ago Like

  20. FIT
    alright Crunch Fat-Burning Yoga 00:50

    First time doing this since I busted up my shoulder snowboarding in February. Yay for my shoulder not exploding. My problem wrist is still a problem, but whatever. My form and strength were crap, b... read more