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February 2016

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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.

7 x Boston Marathon (1999, 2000, 2005, 2007, 2014, 2020 (virtual due to covid) 2021

11 x NYC Marathon (1997, 1998, 2010, 2011, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2021)

 

 

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 - (grandfather even) been running for 40+ years.  

Favorite Blogs:

Russian champion tries Crocs, commits to racing a marathon in them

Nikolay Chavkin in the video below did 3x1000, first two in Adidas carbon-fiber models, the last one in Crocs. Surprised by the result (2:52, 2:52, 2:50) with the fastest interval done in Crocs, he committed to racing a marathon in Crocs if the video gets 42K likes and 195 comments (for 42 km 195 m, the marathon distance). Nikolay's current marathon PR is 2:14:00. The video was created by a Russian sporting goods store chain. Their moto is "more sports - brighter life", which we think is wonderful, and also deserves a Like. If you want to see a fast marathon in Crocs, go to the video and click the Like button. And make sure to share it with your friends.

Miles:This week: 6.25 Month: 102.25 Year: 102.25
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
227.0024.002.000.00253.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.000.000.000.0010.00

AM - 2 miles on the treadmill before work (limited time).

PM - 8 miles on the treadmill at lunchtime - somewhat up tempo.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.000.000.000.0010.00

PM - 10 easy miles on the treadmill.  

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.000.000.000.007.00

PM - 7 miles on the treadmill after work. 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.000.000.000.0010.00

PM - 10 miles easy on the treadmill after work

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
2.505.500.000.008.00

AM - decent tempo effort on the treadmill this morning - 2 mile warm up then 5.5 miles at tempo (which is still relatively slow) with a short cool down.  Faster pace than last week at the same HR - with more consistency - and longer effort.  Good progress.  Foot:  no worse, no better.

 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
13.000.000.000.0013.00

PM - 13 miles slow on the treadmill. 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.500.000.000.003.50

PM - 3.5 miles on the golf course with Finn.  SB party at my house those evening - so very little time to squeeze in any miles today.  

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.000.000.000.008.00

PM - 8 miles on the treadmill at lunch at about 1/2 effort - decent pace progress on the same treadmill week over week at the same HR.  

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.000.000.000.0010.00

PM - 10 miles easy on the treadmill at lunchtime on a snow-flurried day.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.000.000.000.008.00

PM - 8 miles on the tm - same effort as Monday.

 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
11.000.000.000.0011.00

PM - 11 miles on the treadmill after work.  Bit of a grind today.  

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
2.006.000.000.008.00

PM - tempo run on the treadmill at lunchtime.  Effort was consistent or slightly faster than last week, and a little longer - 6 miles.  

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
14.000.000.000.0014.00

PM - roughly 14 miles; first half with Finn outside and the rest indoors on the treadmill.  Not feeling all that great today.  

 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
9.000.000.000.009.00

PM - 9 miles with Finn this afternoon- mostly on the golf course and the sides of roads.  Longest run ever for him.   

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.000.000.000.005.00

PM - just time for 5 miles on the treadmill at lunch.  

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
9.000.000.000.009.00

AM - couple of miles after some indoor rowing before work.

PM - 7 more miles at lunchtime.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.000.002.000.009.00

AM - indoor rowing and 2 miles on the treadmill before work.

PM - tried doing a workout at lunchtime on the treadmill.  4 x 800 @5k pace with an 800 rest/jog between.  Not too bad.  Foot hurt a bit, but no more than it has been. 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

PM - 6 miles on the golf course after work with Finn - then 4000 meters of indoor rowing.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
2.000.000.000.002.00

AM - 2 miles on the treadmill with some indoor rowing before work.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
16.500.000.000.0016.50

PM - long run 16.5 miles.  Felt decent for about 2/3 of it but the foot fatigued into a bit more pain and made the rest a grind.  

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.000.000.000.007.00

PM - 5000 meters of indoor rowing along with some treadmill running.  Thought after yesterday's long run that I would need the day off to give the foot a rest - but 24 hours I guess was sufficient - and I actually felt better today than I did yesterday on my run.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.000.000.000.000.00

Unplanned day of rest - Work schedule today simply left little or no time for a run today.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.005.000.000.0010.00

AM - 2 miles with some indoor rowing before work.  

PM - lunchtime - workout.  2 mile warm up then 5 miles at MP on the treadmill - avg pace 6:53.  1 mile cool down.  Used some Sportscream on the foot before I started and it actually helped quite a bit.  I felt good on this workout.  Self diagnosis is inter-metatarsal bursitis.  Thinking I need an anti-inflammatory / steroid injection in the effected area.  Scheduled to see the doc on Friday.  

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
11.000.000.000.0011.00

PM - around 9 miles on the treadmill at lunch.  Have a slight cold - rather unenjoyable run.

PM - a couple miles on the hotel treadmill in Philly.  

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.000.000.000.003.00

AM - only time for 3 miles on the hotel treadmill before business meetings today.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.000.000.000.0010.00

PM - 10 miles on the treadmill at the gym next to my office.  Saw the doctor today about the foot - He thinks it is peroneus tertius tendonitis.  Got some cortisone injected and had a decent - relatively pain-free effort.  Evidently the tendon is "supplemental" and if it were to atrophy as a result of too much cortisone - the doctor said he could just remove the tendon entirely.  Who knew.

 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
20.000.000.000.0020.00

AM/PM - long run of just under 20 miles - started mid morning and finished after lunchtime.  Chilly but pleasant sunny weather - foot tolerated the run much better than last week with the cortisone injection.  I am still fighting a cold so I kept the pace slow - which meant I was out for a long time.  

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
2.002.500.000.004.50

PM - so I wanted to take Finn for a run today, but it was so nice outside, that the golf course would be crowded with golfers and not conducive for a dog run; instead we ran around the neighborhood with a shorter distance in mind since he normally runs on grass.  For training, I was planning an easy 8-10 miles but once we got going and my foot felt up to it, we ended up with a bit of a short progression run with the last 2 miles at sub 7 pace - and really had fun.  So - less miles, better quality and more fun with my dog for an enjoyable afternoon.  

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.505.000.000.0010.50

PM - traveled to Palo Alto today for business meetings tomorrrow.  Headed out later in the day for a run, which turned into an impromtu tempo/hill effort as I explored the area and found myself on the Standford Dish Hike - which was really pretty scenic and steep.  Great views from the top.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
227.0024.002.000.00253.00
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