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Location:

Milton,GA,USA

Member Since:

Jul 27, 2010

Gender:

Male

Goal Type:

Other

Running Accomplishments:

PR's -

Mile - 4:38    (High School)

2 Mile - 10:12 (High School) 

3 mile - 15:51 (High School)

10k - 35:19 (High School)

Marathon - 2:59 marathon (London -2013)

Half marathon - 1:25:18 (Deseret News 2013)

Ran 5 of the World Marathon Majors (NY, Chicago, Boston, London & Berlin) at least twice.

5 x Boston Marathon

10 x NYC Marathon

 

 

Short-Term Running Goals:

Sub 3 hour marathon

Long-Term Running Goals:

Continue to enjoy running and racing as long as my body permits me.  

Personal:

Old guy - been running for 40+ years.  

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Miles:This week: 27.50 Month: 93.75 Year: 1073.75
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
198.855.104.000.00207.95
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.100.000.000.003.10

AM - 5k on the treadmill- lots of heavy rain all day.  Awoke with some type of stomach bug and was really feeling unwell for much of the day.  

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.250.000.000.008.25

AM - 8.25 miles with Dan and Greg with their dogs.  Kept Finn home to give his injury a little more rest.   I felt like I would run easy and maybe shorter than what the guys had in mind - but it was a nice day and my body seemed to recover from whatever had me down yesterday.  Perhaps it was something that I had eaten that didn't agree with me.   Hope that I don't regret it later.  

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.250.000.000.006.25

PM - 6.25 miles on the treadmill in the late afternoon/early evening.   Too many house projects and clean up of the holidays to get outside earlier.  

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.500.000.000.005.50

AM - just about 5.5 miles with Dan and the dogs - chlly this morning. 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.750.000.000.006.75

AM - just about 6.75 miles with Dan and the dogs mostly on the golf course this morning. 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.250.000.000.005.25

AM - cold morning - 5.25 miles with Finn through the neighborhood.  

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.500.000.000.006.50

AM - 6.5 miles with Dan and his dog as I kept Finn inside today again.   He's having some type of problem physically not during but sometime later after a run where he seems to have an injury such as a strained muscle - last week it seemed to be in his left hind quarter - but this week it appears to be either his ear or perhaps a toothache?  He will cry out as if in pain suddenly when he repositions himself on the floor - very abruptly and then is fine.  Seems to go away if I give him a few days off of running.

Very shocking and disappointing day we witnessed yesterday in this country.   Dan and I certainly had a lot to discuss on our run. 

 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.250.000.000.005.25

AM - 5.25 miles with Dan and the dogs on a misty/drizzly cold morning - a few degrees colder and further north they have snow.   

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.000.000.000.007.00

AM - 7 miles with Finn on a cold gray winter morning.   

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
2.004.004.000.0010.00

PM - completely unplanned tempo effort 10 miles with Finn on the Forsyth Greenway trail.  Temps in the mid-40's with very little wind; I started off the run not realizing that my pace was already under eight minutes per mile at mile 2 and then was surprised to notice that I was running seven minute pace when I made the turn around. I increased the pace slightly to just around 6:50 per mile and finished  the last mile at 6:38 for an avg of 7:05 pace for the full run.  This was just one of those days where things just felt very good and I decided to take advantage of it.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.500.000.000.004.50

AM - a little over 4.5 miles easy with Dan and the dogs this morning before some weather moves in.  Leg's were fatigued from yesterday's effort.  

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.250.000.000.005.25

AM - 5.25 miles with Dan and the dogs on a wet cool morning - early start.  

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.500.000.000.006.50

AM - 6.5 miles with Dan and the dogs - a bit colder and foggy this morning. 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

AM - 6 miles with Dan and the dogs - mostly on the golf course. 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.750.000.000.008.75

AM - 8.75 miles with Dan and the dogs.  We attempted to run each of the culs de sac in the neighborhood.  

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.250.000.000.007.25

AM - 7.25 miles with Greg, Dan and the dogs over in the Cambridge HS/North Park area.  Gray cold day, with some snow flurries.  

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
12.001.100.000.0013.10

PM - treadmill long run - half marathon with the last 1 mile fast finish.   

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.250.000.000.006.25

AM - roughly a 10k this morning with Dan; we took the dogs on the former golf course which is still not open to the public and let the run off lead - which they thoroughly enjoyed.  

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.500.000.000.005.50

AM - about 5.5 miles with Dan and the dogs this morning - about half on the golf course - temps in the high 20's.  

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.750.000.000.005.75

AM - 5.75 miles with Dan and the dogs on the golf course - good bit warmer this morning.   Turned my ankle on a pine cone - I need to rememember to wear my contacts!

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.500.000.000.006.50

AM - 6.5 miles in the cold rain with Dan and the dogs.  Finn got a bath afterwards and he was not happy about it. 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

AM - 6 miles with Finn in the neighborhood. 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.250.000.000.008.25

AM - 8.25 miles with the 3 amigos and our dogs on the Summit/Brittle/Wood road trail.  Crisp 32 degrees but sunny.  Great conversations.  

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
9.250.000.000.009.25

PM - 9.25 miles with Finn on a hilly route.  Worked harder than I should have.  

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.000.000.000.005.00

AM - 5 miles with Dan and the dogs in a light rain.  Cool out as well but warm enough for shorts.  

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.250.000.000.005.25

AM - 5.25 miles with Dan and the dogs on another rainy morning.   Pretty signficant electrical storms came through overnight, but by the time we ran, it was just light rain. 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.500.000.000.006.50

AM - 6.5 miles with Dan and the dogs on yet another rainy morning - 3 days in a row.   Much heavier rainfall at times today - we ran along the cart paths on the golf course because the grass is too saturated and slippery in places - but even the cart paths had some ankle-depth standing water.  Slow slog.  

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.500.000.000.006.50

AM - 6.5 miles with Finn - windy and cold - over 30 degrees colder than when I ran 2 mornings ago.   

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

AM - 6 miles with Dan and the dogs.  Dan is taking his eldest daughter back to UVA this morning.  

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.000.000.000.0010.00

Noon - ran with Finn along the Alpharetta Greenway - started on Windward to explore the latest construction of the trail to ultimately connect it with the Forsyth trail.   They still have some work to do - but they were actually doing quite a bit of work even today.  Ran very even splits - just about 7:45 pace each mile - the whole way from start to finish - the trail is nearly flat so there were no significant hills to influence the pace except at the end.   I should have been pleased with the run, but the weather was overcast and cold and I was not feeling all that great for some reason - so the last few miles were more of a grind than usual.  

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

PM - 6 miles with Greg Dan and the dogs.   Wet roads and cold but we escaped any rain.  

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
198.855.104.000.00207.95
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