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Location:

Garson - Sudbury,ON,Canada

Member Since:

Apr 20, 2013

Gender:

Male

Goal Type:

Other

Running Accomplishments:

I was never a runner.  I mean, I ran some when I was in university, because it was the thing to do, but it was never that serious.  In highschool a little before that too, but it was a bit of a joke, because I smoked (not heavy, but still) and never took my health that seriously.

I ran my first marathon in 1998 in Massey, Ontario.  I was 32.  It was kind of stupid - I had never raced in a shorter event, and I trained really poorly.  Ended up running it in 4:00:30.  I gave up running for the most part for 6 years after that.  I got into karate a bit more seriously, until I got my knee kicked out and had ACL surgery.  Then I became a 'fair weather runner' and started to run half marathons as I paid more attention to my health.

At some point, I started training more consistently, and started to think of myself as a runner.  I guess doing that in your 40's is better than never doing it at all.  I even started to wonder if I had it in me to qualify for Boston.  Well, I did - twice.  First time didn't count, I suppose, since I didn't make the "cut".  But the second time was a charm, and on my sixth Marathon, run in Chicago in 2015, I beat my BQ by almost 6 minutes.

Through it all, I've made tons of mistakes - and have had lots of injuries to show for it.  Hopefully, now that I'm in my 50's, I'm a bit wiser and can use that to my advantage to continue running for a very long time.

My PRs:

5k (11 run):      Guelph, ON.     October 10, 2016   (50 yrs.)   20:10

10k (9 run):    Collingwood      October 5, 2013  (47 yrs.)  43:37

Half Marathon  (22 run): Cleveland   May 18, 2014  (48 yrs)  1:33:08

Marathon (8 run):  Chicago       October 11, 2015   (49 yrs.)  3:24:07

Ultras (3 run):   

Run for the Toad 50k   September 30, 2017 (51 yrs.)  5:31:23

Niagara Falls 100k   June 17, 2018 (52 yrs.)  12:26:30

That Dam Hill 24 hours   September 15-16, 2018  Completed 100 Miles in 23:20:44

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Pacing my sister in her 1st Half Marathon.

Short-Term Running Goals:

The Disney Dopey Challenge in January, 2019.

Sulphur Springs Trail Ultra (50 miles) in May, 2019.

The Haliburton (100 Miles) in September 2019.

The Toronto Marathon in May 2020 (qualify for Boston).

The Sinister 7 (100 Miles) in July 2020 (big maybe).

125th Boston Marathon on April 19, 2021.

Long-Term Running Goals:

Run until this old body of mine won't let me run any more.  I was inspired in the Spring of 2016, watching the start of the Ottawa Marathon.  Near the back of the pack was an 'old man', running with his walker.  I loved it!  I thought ... there's me in 20 years.  Maybe.  

Personal:

I am a Roman Catholic priest of 23 years, ministering in the Diocese of Sault Ste. Marie.  I spent 8 years ministering in the small town of Wawa (where I helped establish the annual Blackfly Run) and 9 years in Sault Ste. Marie.  I have been in the Sudbury region now for 7 years.  Currently I Pastor 2 small Parishes:  St. John the Evangelist in Garson, and St. Bernardine of Siena in Skead, covering the area just Northeast of the city, surrounding the Sudbury Airport.

Favorite Blogs:

Miles:This week: 31.00 Month: 145.00 Year: 2335.27
Mizuno Wave Sayonara 2 Lifetime Miles: 215.00
Brooks Cascadia 11 Lifetime Miles: 167.50
Saucony ISO Triumph 3 Lifetime Miles: 302.28
Brooks Glycerin 13 Lifetime Miles: 324.23
Brooks Glycerin 13 Treadmill Lifetime Miles: 159.00
Total Distance
145.00
Brooks Glycerin 13 Treadmill Miles: 97.00Brooks Glycerin 13 Miles: 29.00Mizuno Wave Sayonara 2 Miles: 11.00Saucony ISO Triumph 3 Miles: 8.00
Weight: 160.82
Total Distance
12.00

9 miles at Tempo Pace of 7:52 on the treadmill.

Brooks Glycerin 13 Treadmill Miles: 12.00
Weight: 161.00
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Total Distance
8.00

It was supposed to storm all night - major snow accumulations - but I woke up early and there was none.  So, I decided to run outside, since I'll be running long on the treadmill tomorrow.

By the time I had my coffee and checked e-mails and changed into my running gear, the heavens had opened up.  I ran in major blizzard conditions.  Total blindness.  After 6 miles of that, I had enough.  So I ran my final 2 miles on the treadmill.  Pace overall of 8:50/mile.

I figured for sure the people in my mission up the road would call to cancel the Mass this morning.  It's my first Sunday service, at 9am.  But no call.  I called my contact there, and no answer, so I figured it was on.  Well, I got about half way there, barely, to the airport, and I turned around to come home.  My little truck was not about to go any further on those roads.  It is not nice driving.

So, I have a bonus hour this morning before my Mass at my home location.  I'm guessing a lot of my people won't make it today.  And I wouldn't blame them.

Brooks Glycerin 13 Miles: 6.00Brooks Glycerin 13 Treadmill Miles: 2.00
Weight: 161.50
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Total Distance
16.00

Long run on the treadmill; 8:27 pace.

Brooks Glycerin 13 Treadmill Miles: 16.00
Weight: 162.00
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Total Distance
7.00

Goodwill Route; 8:45 pace.  Wow, was it cold!  Just -17C/2F.  Good thing there was very little wind.

Brooks Glycerin 13 Miles: 7.00
Weight: 161.00
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Total Distance
11.00

Strength work on the treadmill this morning.

3 x 2 mile repeats @ 7:39 pace with 800 recoveries.

All systems are go! 

Mizuno Wave Sayonara 2 Miles: 11.00
Weight: 160.50
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8.00

It was -30C/-22F with the windchill this morning; I decided to take my easy run to the treadmill.

Set it at 8:56 pace and stayed warm!

Brooks Glycerin 13 Treadmill Miles: 8.00
Weight: 160.00
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Total Distance
12.00

Tempo workout.  9 miles at 7:52 pace.

My right knee has been stiff lately and was feeling a bit wonky during the last half of the run.  I'll have to keep my attention on it in case I need to adjust my training.

Brooks Glycerin 13 Treadmill Miles: 12.00
Weight: 160.00
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6.00

Easy treadmill run; 9:50 pace.  This was a 'show me' run.

I took off the previous 2 days (supposed to run 10 miles each day), because of my right knee.  It was really stiff/sore after Saturday's run.  And got worse on Sunday.  Monday, no better.  I think I pinpointed the problem, though, and can fix it.

One of my least favourite activities is foam rolling, and so I often skip it.  Very often.  Okay, I rarely do it.  Well, at my age, and especially at peak mileage, I can't afford to skip it.  I had noticed during my last few monthly massages that they were hurting more and more.  I am REALLY tight and knotted.  I think that all led to the knee issue.  According to my therapist, the only leg part that is NOT terribly knotted are my shins.  And they are still bad, she said.

I know I have moderate arthritis in both knees, as per my physician and x-rays.  But I can and need to manage it with better stretching/foam rolling.

Anyway, after yesterday's torture session massage therapy, I committed myself to foam rolling at least once a day - preferably twice.  And, after yesterday's massage/torture session, and 3 tortuous sessions of foam rolling, today's run was not too bad.  Hopefully that theme continues.  Not the torture part ... I'm hoping it hurts less and less the more I do it.  We'll see.

Brooks Glycerin 13 Treadmill Miles: 6.00
Weight: 161.00
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Total Distance
11.00

My right knee was not happy yesterday after my run.  And it was still achy this morning.  So, I figured I'd skip the faster work and go with just a slow treadmill run to see what happened.

After 3 slow miles, things seemed to loosen up, so I attempted my "strength" pace workout, which was 3 miles at 7:39 pace.  That went okay, so I took a recovery mile and then another 3 miles at 7:39 pace.  Didn't seem to be a big problem.

Afterwards, I foam rolled right away.  OUCH!  I am sore everywhere.  It was torture.  IT band, quads, hamstrings and calves.  However, after that self-inflicted torture, the knee felt fine.  

 

Brooks Glycerin 13 Treadmill Miles: 11.00
Weight: 161.50
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Total Distance
13.00

Treadmill:  10 miles at Marathon pace; 7:52/mile.

Foam rolling:  still not fun, but going at it 3x/day.

Knee:  up and down.  Achy at start of run; felt better as I went.

Brooks Glycerin 13 Treadmill Miles: 13.00
Weight: 161.50
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10.00

Treadmill; slow, steady pace of 9:50/mile.

My knee really stiffens up overnight, but most of the pain/stiffness is gone by about mile 3.  

The good news is, I only lost 15 miles of easy running this week.  

Brooks Glycerin 13 Treadmill Miles: 10.00
Weight: 160.00
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7.00

Treadmill; 8:86 pace.

Stunning hoar frost this morning.  Best I've ever seen.  My drive to the Skead Church was amazing.

Brooks Glycerin 13 Treadmill Miles: 7.00
Weight: 160.00
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Total Distance
16.00

I decided to take it outside for today's long run; 8:30 pace on Radar Road.

It was a bit cool at -2C/28F with a stiff north wind, a touch icy, and a bit snowy.  But it felt SO good to get off the treadmill.

Brooks Glycerin 13 Miles: 16.00
Weight: 160.50
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8.00

Back outside.  Frigid!  Goodwill Road; 8:40 pace.

Saucony ISO Triumph 3 Miles: 8.00
Weight: 161.00
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Total Distance
145.00
Brooks Glycerin 13 Treadmill Miles: 97.00Brooks Glycerin 13 Miles: 29.00Mizuno Wave Sayonara 2 Miles: 11.00Saucony ISO Triumph 3 Miles: 8.00
Weight: 160.82
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