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Member NameRoger Wright
LocationBoston
Age55
SexMale
Years Running
Max Distance35+ 
Fastest Mile7:15 
Current Mile8:45 
Types of RunningRoad Runner
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Internet Profile Linkhttp://www.RFME.org
Fitness StatementI was overweight my entire life, and 300+ pounds for the previous 5 years (I'm only 5'6"). On June 7th, 2008, at the age of 47 I decided to drastically change my life. Even though I had never run more than a 1/4 mile in my previous 30 years because I HATED running, I set a goal of running the 2009 Boston Marathon which was 10 months away and to raise $3000 for my 9 year old niece Julia who suffers from Cystic Fibrosis. I exceeded all expectations and have learned to love running. I generally run 5-6 marathon or other endurance races each year and will continue to do so as long as my legs allow me.


 
Quote“"Once you cross the finish line, no matter how fast or how slow, it will change your life forever" (Dick Beardsley from the movie "Spirit of the Marathon")” 
Running AchievementsOnly being able to run 10 yards the first day of training and 10 months later running the 2009 Boston Marathon, NONSTOP!  

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Date Event Name Location Distance    

Recent Races

Date Event Name Location Distance Race Time Place
6/26/16 Grant-Pierce Marathon   Arlington, VA   Marathon     
4/24/16 Big Sur International Marathon  Monterrey, CA  Marathon  04:57:26  2157/4241 
3/12/16 RnR Washington DC Marathon  Washington DC  Marathon  04:26:13  1320/2490 
2/28/16 Hyannis Marathon   Cape Cod (MA)  Marathon  04:28:59.0  275/383 
10/11/15 Chicago Marathon   Chicago   Marathon  06:05:30   
8/29/15 Coventry RI Marathon   Coventry RI  Marathon  04:35:50  22/126 

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UjENA FIT Club Posts

Sunday, June 26th, 2016
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Ran the Grant-Pierce Marathon which is one of only 5 indoor marathons in the US. Different but cement floor and humidity made for a bad run.

Saturday, June 25th, 2016
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3 mile shakeout run in DC before marathon,

Thursday, June 23rd, 2016
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In only 5 weeks, my friend Ryan went from walking 3.1 miles in 57:05 to running the entire course in 33:25! Incredibly rewarding!

run How did he do that ?
Tim McMenomey 6/23/16 9:09 pm
Sunday, June 19th, 2016
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Ran 3 miles and then walked 4.25 with wife.

Friday, June 17th, 2016
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Ran 1.5 miles on treadmill, 1 hour spin, ran 1 mile home.

Sunday, June 12th, 2016
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Ran 9.25 to 5K fundraiser, ran 5K with wife, ran 2.25 more miles.

Saturday, June 11th, 2016
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Ran 6.25 with local running club.

Tuesday, June 7th, 2016
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June 7th, 2008: I weighed 277 lbs, could only run 10 yards and hated it. Today for my 8th anniversary I ran 12.34 miles and loved it.

Saturday, June 4th, 2016
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Planned to do 15 but kept on going left instead of right and ended up with 23.5.

Wednesday, June 1st, 2016
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Ran 4 miles plus 30 minutes core and 1 hour spin.

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runnerCheck out my video on my profile!
Roger Wright 3/23/14 2:20 pm
runnerEach year I make a video for one marathon to raise money for Cystic Fibrosis. This is my 2014 Boston Marathon video. http://youtu.be/3AsQjx1lxLU
Roger Wright 3/23/14 2:21 pm
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runnerWow, bombs just went off at the Boston Marathon! Fortunately Bob and Mike should be ok.
Roger Wright 4/15/13 12:35 pm
runnertalked to bob, they are OK. he said it went off just about the time when michael crossed the finish line, bob was waiting for him.
Waitman Gobble 4/15/13 12:52 pm
runnerrichard, latest news is cell phone service has been intentionally shut down in boston.
Waitman Gobble 4/15/13 2:41 pm
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runnerCheck out my video on my profile!
Roger Wright 4/13/13 8:29 pm
runnerInspirational, Roger. Hopefully, this will encourage others to get out there and keep moving.
Gary Funck 4/14/13 6:51 pm
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runnerCheck out my video on my profile!
Roger Wright 1/15/13 2:13 pm
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runnerIs it me or is the Fit Log messed up? Looks like Sunday was repeated from last week to this week (of all the weeks to move my LSR from Sunday to Saturday! lol) and there is no Saturday listed.
Roger Wright 11/7/12 1:56 pm
runnerSomething did happen but our webmaster is getting it fix. Be sure to keep us informed of any situations we need to fix OR improve! Thanks Bob
Bob Anderson 11/7/12 1:59 pm
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runnerYesterday, after hearing the NYC Marathon was cancelled, I wrote this in defense of my running friends on Facebook who had received abuse from both strangers and friends. My thoughts on the NYCM. First, I can completely understand the negative sentiments regarding the New York City Marathon (NYCM) being held. Hurricane Sandy was a horrific disaster that obviously affected millions of people to a degree that will never be forgotten. I am 100% certain that there is not ONE runner who does not have compassion for everyone affected by this storm and it's effects. If there is anyone that doesn't care, even non runners, then they are not human in my eyes. Life is complicated and every day we are faced with decisions that are not easily made. And some are beyond our control. Having been given the OK to run by Bloomberg and the NYRR, the runners of the New York City Marathon found themselves in a situation that they really didn't have control over. "Damned if you do and damned if you don't". The NYCM is the largest marathon in the world with approx. 50,000 runners. And because of it's size and prestige, runners come from not only every state in this country, but this year, approximately 20,000 came from other parts of the world to run it. For most of the runners it starts as a dream, turns into a goal, and becomes a non wavering commitment. They ran through blood sweat and tears, sun, rain and possibly snow, day and night, dusk to dawn, just to run ONE race. I was not registered to run this year's race but I do have many friends and family that were. I can tell you that every one of them is actually feeling a sense of relief right now that the race has been cancelled. The runners in this year's race are not selfish, evil, uncaring, apathetic or any other degrading term that they have been called this week. If you believe that, then you should be ashamed of yourself. Relatively new to the sport of running, I immediately found runners to be some of the most caring people in the world, with a large majority raising millions of dollars and awareness for charities throughout the world. And if you think it is easy to spend hours, days, weeks and months soliciting donations from friends, families, coworkers and strangers, then I sincerely encourage you to try it. Trust me, it is MUCH harder than running 26.2 miles. Hurricane Sandy is a tragedy that has few rivals in 21st century America and the victims will wear a scar on their life that will be extremely hard to ever remove. But I also believe that, to an obviously much lesser extent, that the runners of this race are also victims in one way or another.
Roger Wright 11/3/12 6:22 pm
runnerRoger Good words.
Richard Stiller 11/3/12 8:26 pm
runnerWhat you have written says it so well. Thanks Roger for taking the time to share your thoughts. They are right on...
Bob Anderson 11/4/12 5:04 pm
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runnerHave you recoverd from Berlin? You are running the BAA Half this weekend!!! Have a good one....
Bob Anderson 10/5/12 6:30 pm
runnerThanks Bob. Got back from Germany yesterday (incredible time!) so I just updated everything. Heading out right now for an easy 5-7 with running club so see how I feel for tomorrow's BAA Half. I don't expect much for tomorrow but at least it's supposed to be cool...
Roger Wright 10/6/12 3:37 am
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runnerCongrats! Roger you are our Ujena Fit Log winner for the week ending June 24. AND because you are a 2-star member, we doubled your winnings. $100 is on its way...it does pay to workout daily and to post daily at Ujena Fit Club...who is next? Bob
Bob Anderson 7/2/12 9:40 am
runnerThat's awesome Bob, I am so excited that I finally won! That said, I actually win every week because this Fit Log does encourages me to work out everyday, even if it's just a quick mile. Thanks Bob, you really made my day!
Roger Wright 7/2/12 7:29 pm
runnercongrats!!!
Shari Mernett 7/3/12 6:31 am
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runnerRoger, did you do the half on the 18th. I didn't see your name in the results? Are you getting set for Boston?
Bob Anderson 3/26/12 10:05 am
runnerHi Bob. Always nice hearing from you - thanks for the interest!. I ended up running the New Bedford Half at 1:57:29. About what I expected with a really bad hill for the last mile. Someone should tell them to run the race the other way! lol Finished my long run for Boston over the weekend. Ran from Hopkinton to the top of Heartbreak Hill and felt good. Did 1:57 at 13.25 which is good for me. That said, the 2nd half of Boston is obviously the hard part! Congrats on your Oakland Half! You seemed a little disappointed with your 1:31 but from my perspective I could only dream of a time like that! You're awesome! :)
Roger Wright 3/26/12 2:07 pm
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runnerGood luck on your News Year day 5k...
Bob Anderson 12/30/11 9:37 am
runnerThanks Bob. Unfortunately I pulled my left calf running a few days ago so I have been doing everything else (spin, swimming, elliptical, etc) in hopes of a recovery. First race I have ever had to cancel. Hopefully it's OK before Miami Marathon in 29 days. Happy New Years.
Roger Wright 12/31/11 11:19 pm
runnerSorry to hear this Roger...I hope you have a speedy recovery...be sure to get some massage!
Bob Anderson 1/1/12 3:53 pm
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runnerGood job Roger...blisters can be the worse. You can run faster and on to the next one. But I am sure you had a wonderful experience. I wished I would have been there with you! Good luck in Miami...
Bob Anderson 11/6/11 6:25 pm
runnerThank Bob. Marathons are always special and obviously the New York City Marathon (NYCM) is one of the world's greatest. Regardless of my time, it was a great experience. I'm only 50 so plenty of time to improve! BTW, thanks to this site, I recognized Marshall Ulrich at the NYCM expo and had a great conversation with him about his incredible accomplishments and my weightloss/marathon story. Both he and his wife Heather are wonderful people. Only at chapter 4 of his book (Running On Empty) but very riveting!
Roger Wright 11/8/11 3:48 pm
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runnerGood luck Roger...have a good race in New York. Tell us all about it.
Bob Anderson 11/5/11 10:23 am
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runnerHi Roger! I finally joined up. Glad you are liking it here. Knew it would be your cup of Boston Tea.
Aneese Totah 10/4/11 10:23 pm
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runnerI have always wanted to do a road relay and for some reason I never did one. Looks like you do several per year. They must be fun?
Bob Anderson 9/26/11 10:21 pm
runnerThey are a blast as long as you have a team who accepts that it is more about having fun instead of expecting everyone to set a world record pace. You also have to accept that you MIGHT get 2-3 hours sleep for the next ~36 hours if you are lucky, that you will probably be running through the middle of nowhere in the wee hours of the morning with only a headlamp to guide you and that the van ends up smelling like a locker room within a few hours. And those are the good things! LOL
Roger Wright 9/27/11 12:48 pm
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runnerI just watched the new video you linked and I loved it!! Yes, happy tears again. I think what you have accomplished is truly amazing. Congratulations!
Trish Tompkins 9/22/11 4:54 pm
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UjENA FIT Club Fit Log Entries (2016) 2012

Wk #Log DateEntry TypeActualDay AvgWk TotWk PointsAcc Pnts
26 Wks 178 Days 6.8 Days/Wk Avg 935.2 mi 5.0 avg 34.7 avg  
26Sun 6/2625.1-26.2mi Run26.2 6.5 mi45.7 mi461142
 Sat 6/252-3.1mi Run or Walk3   201116
 Fri 6/242-3.1mi Run or Walk3   171113
 Thu 6/232-3.1mi Run or Walk3.1   141110
 Wed 6/225.1-7mi Run5.25   111107
 Tue 6/212-3.1mi Run or Walk3.1   51101
 Mon 6/20All Workouts 1 Hour+2   21098
25Sun 6/197.1-10mi Run7.25 4.3 mi30.0 mi411096
 Sat 6/185.1-7mi Run6.25   311086
 Fri 6/172-3.1mi Run or Walk2.5   251080
 Thu 6/167.1-10mi Run8   221077
 Wed 6/15All Workouts 2 Hours+4   121067
 Tue 6/14Yoga 1 Hour+   71062
 Mon 6/13All Workouts 1 Hour+2   21057
24Sun 6/1214.1-16mi Run14.5 6.8 mi47.3 mi581055
 Sat 6/115.1-7mi Run6.25   421039
 Fri 6/10All Workouts 1 Hour+1   361033
 Thu 6/97.1-10mi Run8   341031
 Wed 6/8All Workouts 2 Hours+3   241021
 Tue 6/712.1-14mi Run12.34   191016
 Mon 6/6All Workouts 2 Hours+2.25   51002
23Sun 6/51 Mile Run or Walk1 5.8 mi40.8 mi51997
 Sat 6/420.1-25mi Run23.5   50996
 Fri 6/3All Workouts 1 Hour+1   25971
 Thu 6/210.1-12mi Run11.25   23969
 Wed 6/13.2-5mi Run or Walk   11957
 Tue 5/31Yoga 1 Hour+3   6952
 Mon 5/301 Mile Run or Walk1   1947
22Sun 5/2912.1-14mi Run13.1 5.0 mi35.1 mi41946
 Sat 5/283.2-5mi Run or Walk4   27932
 Fri 5/27All Workouts 1 Hour+2   22927
 Thu 5/267.1-10mi Run8   20925
 Wed 5/25All Workouts 2 Hours+4   10915
 Tue 5/24Workout 1hr+2   5910
 Mon 5/23All Workouts 1 Hour+2   2907
21Sun 5/223.2-5mi Run or Walk4 6.0 mi42.3 mi53905
 Sat 5/2114.1-16mi Run15   48900
 Fri 5/20All Workouts 2 Hours+2   32884
 Thu 5/1910.1-12mi Run11   27879
 Wed 5/18All Workouts 2 Hours+4   15867
 Tue 5/17All Workouts 2 Hours+3   10862
 Mon 5/163.2-5mi Run or Walk3.25   5857
20Sun 5/151 Mile Run or Walk1 4.5 mi31.3 mi40852
 Sat 5/147.1-10mi Run10   39851
 Fri 5/13All Workouts 1 Hour+2   29841
 Thu 5/1210.1-12mi Run10.25   27839
 Wed 5/11All Workouts 2 Hours+4   15827
 Tue 5/10All Workouts 2 Hours+2   10822
 Mon 5/9All Workouts 2 Hours+2   5817
19Sun 5/82-3.1mi Run or Walk3 3.1 mi21.8 mi41812
 Sat 5/7Bicycling 2 Hours+   38809
 Fri 5/6All Workouts 2 Hours+3   30801
 Thu 5/57.1-10mi Run7.25   25796
 Wed 5/4All Workouts 2 Hours+3.5   15786
 Tue 5/3Yoga 1 Hour+2   10781
 Mon 5/2All Workouts 2 Hours+3   5776
18Sun 5/11 Mile Run/Walk1 3.9 mi27.0 mi28771
 Sat 4/3010.1-12mi Run11   27770
 Fri 4/292-3.1mi Run or Walk3   15758
 Thu 4/282-3.1mi Run or Walk3   12755
 Wed 4/271 Mile Run or Walk1   9752
 Tue 4/263.2-5mi Run or Walk5   8751
 Mon 4/252-3.1mi Run or Walk3   3746
17Sun 4/2425.1-26.2mi Run26.2 9.5 mi66.8 mi66743
 Sat 4/232-3.1mi Run or Walk3   40717
 Fri 4/221 Mile Run or Walk1   37714
 Thu 4/212-3.1mi Run or Walk3   36713
 Wed 4/20All Workouts 1 Hour+2   33710
 Tue 4/193.2-5mi Run or Walk4.25   31708
 Mon 4/1825.1-26.2mi Run27.3   26703
16Sun 4/172-3.1mi Run or Walk3 2.7 mi18.8 mi23677
 Sat 4/161 Mile Run or Walk1   20674
 Fri 4/152-3.1mi Run or Walk2.5   19673
 Thu 4/145.1-7mi Run6.25   16670
 Wed 4/13All Workouts 2 Hours+3   10664
 Tue 4/12Workout 1hr+2   5659
 Mon 4/11All Workouts 1 Hour+1   2656
15Sun 4/10Bicycling 2 Hours+ 3.5 mi24.8 mi41654
 Sat 4/912.1-14mi Run13   33646
 Fri 4/82-3.1mi Run or Walk2.5   19632
 Thu 4/73.2-5mi Run or Walk3.25   16629
 Wed 4/6All Workouts 2 Hours+3   11624
 Tue 4/51 Mile Run or Walk1   6619
 Mon 4/4All Workouts 2 Hours+2   5618
14Sun 4/3Track Interval Workout 30m-1hr2 4.3 mi30.0 mi50613
 Sat 4/220.1-25mi Run21   46609
 Fri 4/1All Workouts 1 Hour1   21584
 Thu 3/31Yoga 1 Hour+   18581
 Wed 3/30All Workouts 2 Hours+3   13576
 Tue 3/29Workout 1hr+1   8571
 Mon 3/28All Workouts 2 Hours+2   5568
13Sun 3/271 Mile Run or Walk1 5.7 mi40.0 mi46563
 Sat 3/2618.1-20mi Run19   45562
 Fri 3/25All Workouts 2 Hours+3   25542
 Thu 3/247.1-10mi Run9   20537
 Wed 3/23All Workouts 2 Hours+3   10527
 Tue 3/222-3.1mi Run or Walk3   5522
 Mon 3/21All Workouts 1 Hour+2   2519
12Sun 3/2020.1-25mi Run20.5 7.0 mi48.8 mi58517
 Sat 3/192-3.1mi Run or Walk2   33492
 Fri 3/183.2-5mi Run or Walk3.25   30489
 Thu 3/177.1-10mi Run9   25484
 Wed 3/165.1-7mi Run6   15474
 Tue 3/155.1-7mi Run5   9468
 Mon 3/142-3.1mi Run or Walk3   3462
11Sun 3/135.1-7mi Run6 6.7 mi47.2 mi53459
 Sat 3/1225.1-26.2mi Run26.2   47453
 Fri 3/112-3.1mi Run or Walk3   21427
 Thu 3/102-3.1mi Run or Walk3   18424
 Wed 3/93.2-5mi Run or Walk4   15421
 Tue 3/8All Workouts 2 Hours+2   10416
 Mon 3/7All Workouts 2 Hours+3   5411
10Sun 3/612.1-14mi Run12.5 4.8 mi33.5 mi47406
 Sat 3/52-3.1mi Run or Walk3   33392
 Fri 3/4All Workouts 2 Hours+1   30389
 Thu 3/37.1-10mi Run10   25384
 Wed 3/23.2-5mi Run or Walk3.5   15374
 Tue 3/1All Workouts 2 Hours+1   10369
 Mon 2/29All Workouts 2 Hours+2.5   5364
9Sun 2/2825.1-26.2mi Run26.2 5.8 mi40.7 mi48359
 Sat 2/271 Mile Run or Walk1   22333
 Fri 2/26All Workouts 1 Hour1   21332
 Thu 2/255.1-7mi Run7   18329
 Wed 2/24All Workouts 2 Hours+3.25   12323
 Tue 2/23All Workouts 2 Hours+1.25   7318
 Mon 2/22All Workouts 1 Hour+1   2313
8Sun 2/2120.1-25mi Run21 6.4 mi45.0 mi56311
 Sat 2/203.2-5mi Run or Walk5   31286
 Fri 2/19All Workouts 1 Hour+1.25   26281
 Thu 2/1810.1-12mi Run10.5   24279
 Wed 2/17All Workouts 2 Hours+3.25   12267
 Tue 2/16Yoga 1 Hour+2   7262
 Mon 2/15All Workouts 1 Hour+2   2257
7Sun 2/147.1-10mi Run8.25 4.5 mi31.8 mi33255
 Sat 2/133.2-5mi Run or Walk5   23245
 Fri 2/12All Workouts 1 Hour+4   18240
 Thu 2/115.1-7mi Run6.5   16238
 Wed 2/10All Workouts 2 Hours+3   10232
 Tue 2/9Workout 1hr+3   5227
 Mon 2/8All Workouts 1 Hour+2   2224
6Sun 2/71 Mile Run or Walk1 5.8 mi40.3 mi52222
 Sat 2/620.1-25mi Run21   51221
 Fri 2/5All Workouts 1 Hour+1   26196
 Thu 2/410.1-12mi Run11.25   24194
 Wed 2/3All Workouts 2 Hours+3   12182
 Tue 2/2Yoga 1 Hour+2   7177
 Mon 2/1All Workouts 1 Hour+1   2172
5Sun 1/313.2-5mi Run or Walk4.5 6.9 mi48.0 mi53170
 Sat 1/3018.1-20mi Run18.5   48165
 Fri 1/29All Workouts 1 Hour+3   28145
 Thu 1/287.1-10mi Run10   26143
 Wed 1/27All Workouts 2 Hours+3   16133
 Tue 1/265.1-7mi Run6   11128
 Mon 1/25All Workouts 2 Hours+3   5122
4Sun 1/241 Mile Run/Walk 2.0 mi14.3 mi22117
 Sat 1/231 Mile Run or Walk1   21116
 Fri 1/22All Workouts 1 Hour+1   20115
 Thu 1/213.2-5mi Run or Walk5.25   18113
 Wed 1/20All Workouts 2 Hours+3   13108
 Tue 1/19Workout 1hr+2   8103
 Mon 1/18All Workouts 2 Hours+2   5100
3Sun 1/1714.1-16mi Run15 5.0 mi35.0 mi4295
 Sat 1/161 Mile Run or Walk1   2679
 Fri 1/15All Workouts 1 Hour+1   2578
 Thu 1/147.1-10mi Run8   2376
 Wed 1/13All Workouts 2 Hours+3   1366
 Tue 1/125.1-7mi Run6   861
 Mon 1/11All Workouts 1 Hour+1   255
2Sun 1/101 Mile Run/Walk1 4.8 mi33.5 mi4053
 Sat 1/916.1-18mi Run16.50   3952
 Fri 1/8All Workouts 1 Hour+1   2134
 Thu 1/75.1-7mi Run6   1932
 Wed 1/6All Workouts 2 Hours+2   1326
 Tue 1/55.1-7mi Run6   821
 Mon 1/4All Workouts 1 Hour+1   215
1Sun 1/310.1-12mi Run12 2.3 mi16.0 mi1313
 Sat 1/21 Mile Run or Walk1   11
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