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Joined SparkPeople at the beginning of 2011. I've been running for about 20 years. Started running long in 2004 and did my first marathon in 2005. The last two years of running have been difficult. Maybe I'm burned out. Anyway decided I needed to start over. I am focusing on improving my diet, loosing some weight and slowly increasing my running distance and pace. I've also changed from doing an all run to doing a 5 run/1 walk. This is what I did for my first and fastest marathon. Last Sunday I ...
Joined SparkPeople at the beginning of 2011. I've been running for about 20 years. Started running long in 2004 and did my first marathon in 2005. The last two years of running have been difficult. Maybe I'm burned out. Anyway decided I needed to start over. I am focusing on improving my diet, loosing some weight and slowly increasing my running distance and pace. I've also changed from doing an all run to doing a 5 run/1 walk. This is what I did for my first and fastest marathon. Last Sunday I ran my first 5K of the year. Came in second in my age group, 60 to 65. I run about a 12 minute pace, so not much competition in this run. Aiming to run a 10K the end of February.
Here it is May already. My wife and I are getting ready for the Missoula Montana Half Marathon on July 7th. I completed my 10K in February. My training seems to be going according to my plan I'll run about 11 miles this weekend. My concern is the 74 degrees and probably 100% humidity here in Houston on Saturday morning at 6:00. If I am successful I know I can complete another half marathon. I'm getting stronger again. My pace is improving each week, especially on my shorter weekday runs. Looking forward to the continued challenge.
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Member Since: 12/31/2010

SparkPoints: 70,272

Fitness Minutes: 77,741

My Goals:
Loose a few pounds: started at 180 on 1/1/11.
Aiming for 168. Okay, so I hit my 168 pound goal. So, let's try for 163 pounds. I weighed 158 as a senior in high school. I don't have any desire to go below 158.
I have the capability I just need the knowledge to eat better.

Running: would like to run a marathon again in 2012.

My Program:
Go to the gym 3 days a week. I'm trying out all of SparkPeople's suggested strength workouts. Then plan to put together a workout that focuses on one area each day; upper, lower and full body.
I run 4 days a week, short during the week and longer on Saturdays. My longest run this year was 3.5 miles.

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Living in Houston, TX. has it's advantages, especially during our mild winters, but summers can be tough.

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PLMITCH
7/11/2014 10:45:38 PM

Thanks for your comments on my running blog. If all goes well, sometime next year I'll be lining up for my first HM. In the meantime, I have an 8 mile training run scheduled for tomorrow, which will be my longest run EVER!! I'll let you know how it turns out.

Patrick



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6/25/2014 4:18:49 PM

Thanks for your continued support. My wife is out of surgery and in recovery. She had 2 hernias removed. The doctor said the surgery went well.



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WEARINGTHIN
6/22/2014 3:07:37 PM

Thanks for your continuing support. Glenn



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6/19/2014 11:08:48 PM

Thanks for your support. This surgery is scheduled not emergency but I worry about it because of what happened last time.



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RHOOK20047
6/15/2014 2:20:13 PM

Thank you for your kind note on my blog yesterday. Support from Sparkfriends like you has lit the fire under me and propelled me to my current success. If I can do it, and believe me for the last 30 years every excuse has been used to avoid weight loss, you can do it too! Together we can help each other! emoticon



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