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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: 14.50 Month: 34.25 Year: 2127.96
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
130.506.003.000.00139.50
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
2.003.000.000.005.00

PM- lunchtime run with Finn - 5 hilly miles where I ran the last 3 miles at tempo. 

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AM - easy effort with Finn on the Forsyth trail.  5 miles. 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.000.000.000.005.00

PM - 5 miles on the treadmill.

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PM - Lunchtime - 5 miles on the treadmill at work. 

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5.000.000.000.005.00

AM - 5 fast miles with neighbor Dan P. and with Finn early before work. 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.000.000.000.005.00

PM - 5 easier treadmill miles at lunchtime. 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.000.000.000.005.00

AM - 5 faster miles with neighbor Dan and with Finn before work.  

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.000.000.000.005.00

AM - 5 with Dan and Finn before work.  

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5.000.000.000.005.00

AM - 5 miles on the treadmill 

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AM - 5 miles very early for a Sunday morning with Finn before church.  Really windy and cold.  

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.500.000.000.004.50

AM - shorter morning run with Dan and with Finn before work.  Did a little bit more on the treadmill after I got back to the house. 

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2.003.000.000.005.00

AM - treadmill tempo at lunchtime.  Appx 2 mile warm up and then 3 miles at 6:48 pace and down to 6:41 pace in the last mile.  Felt about right for the effort.  

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PM - easy 5 on the treadmill at lunchtime.  Traveling to the west coast tonight for business tomorrow.  

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AM - 5 miles in some heavy wind and rain in Northern California (San Ramon) near San Francisco.   Just wandered around to get in some miles.  Ended up getting a bit hillier than expected - and rain and wind was pretty significant.  Really slow pace - and higher HR than planned.  Got into the hotel very late and got up very early.  

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PM - 5 miles at home after taking a red-eye flight home yesterday evening.  Limited sleep, but my daylight hours were not wasted in air travel back home.  On the other hand, I am really tired.  Decent enough run - but felt sluggish. 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.500.000.000.005.50

AM - 5.5 miles or so with Finn - fairly quick pace - it was a day when I felt strong and so I just went with it.  

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PM - 5 miles on the treadmill, raining and in the mid-40's outside.  Yuck.

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PM - lunchtime treadmill workout.  2 mile warm up then 3 x 800 with a 400 rest; then 1 x 1200.  800 cool down.  Avg pace 5:50 per mile.  

Unplanned workout really - until I just decided to do it when I got to the gym.  Felt solid. With the restriction of just 5 miles per day during my recovery (hopefully only until next month) - I have been trying to do some tempo efforts and faster runs to mix things up a bit when I feel the urge.  But I am not really doing anything with a plan or goal in mind.  Just enjoying that I can do it.  

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
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PM - easy recovery effort 5 miles on the treadmill at lunchtime.  Outside it is raining and 40 with thunder....expected to continue for the next 6 days.....

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
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PM - 5 miles easy on the treadmill. 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
2.000.003.000.005.00

PM - treadmill tempo.  2 mile warm up and then 3 miles at 6:30 pace.  

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.000.000.000.005.00

PM - 5 recovery effort miles in the chilly, windy, foggy rain with Finn.  

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.000.000.000.005.00

PM - 5 easy treadmill miles. 

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PM - 5 hilly miles with Finn on a breezy afternoon and the first time seeing the sun in like a week. 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.000.000.000.005.00

PM - 5 miles on the treadmill at lunchtime.  

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.000.000.000.005.00

AM - early start because I have to travel today back and forth to Nashville today for a business meeting.   5 miles with Finn.  Slow start for me, but good to get Finn outside even though it is still a little on the chilly-side for my liking.  

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PM - 5 miles moderate to faster effort on the treadmill - sub 7:30 pace after the first mile. 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.000.000.000.004.00

AM - a little over 4 miles very early this morning with Dan and Finn.  I have another early flight today for a business trip to Charlotte - and return the this evening.  

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
130.506.003.000.00139.50
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