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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.

8 x Boston Marathon (1999, 2000, 2005, 2007, 2014, 2020 (virtual due to covid) 2021, 2022)

13 x NYC Marathon (1997, 1998, 2010, 2011, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2021, 2022, 2023)

 

 

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.  

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Miles:This week: 9.00 Month: 104.00 Year: 252.10
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
127.000.000.000.00127.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.250.000.000.003.25

AM - 3.25 miles with Finn in the neighborhood.  Slow first mile to warm up but decent progression to normal pace the next two miles.   2100 meters of indoor rowing follwed by a yoga session.  

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4.000.000.000.004.00

AM - 4 miles on the treadmill as it was cold and rainy outside.  Warmed up a bit before recording the run - felt reasonably normal with my pace.   Still some achiness in the calf muscles and in the hamstring - but once I warm up I am able to run without discomfort or weakness in functionality particularly on the flat treadmill.    2100 meters of indoor rowing followed by a short yoga session. 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.250.000.000.003.25

AM - 3.25 miles with Finn in the neighborhood - colder and the roads were still wet from an all-day rain yesterday.   Pace was decent following the creaky first mile - felt as though my stride is starting to open up to its normal range of motion.  2200 meters of indoor rowing followed by a yoga session.  

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5.250.000.000.005.25

AM - 5.25 remarkably good miles this morning with Greg and the dogs on the horse trail roads.  First half to 3/4 of a mile were a little uncomfortable but once I got the muscles warm - I felt good.  Have not run this well in nearly 2 months.  Pretty happy about it.  

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4.250.000.000.004.25

AM - 4.25 miles with Dan and Finn on the trail.   Ran a little 1/2 mile warm up awaiting Dan which allowed the hamstring to be less wonky when we started together.   Lighter pace than yesterday - good to catch up with him as he just returned from a 7 day cruise.   

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4.500.000.000.004.50

AM - 4.5 miles with Dan and the dogs on the trail.   Did a little 1/4 mile warm-up before Dan arrived to awaken the left hamstring.  Decent run with limited discomfort in the first mile.   A bit slow on the pace but it was kinda foggy and the fields were a little difficult to navigate in the dark.  

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5.500.000.000.005.50

AM - did a short 1/4 warm up on the treadmill to get the hamstring awakened and then met Dan at his house and ran the horsetrail roads from there for 5.25 miles with dogs.   Rosie was a laggard today off-leash but we were also moving more quickly than when we are on the trail.   Still cold and frosty out, but a nice morning and a good pace.   2100 meters of indoor rowing followed by a yoga session afterwards. 

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4.500.000.000.004.50

AM - 4.25 miles with Dan and Finn on the Milton trail.  Did a 1/4 mile warm up before Dan arrived.   Good bit warmer today in the low 50's with rain expected today and tomorrow before it turns cold again.  Left hamstring is really wonky the first 1/2 to 3/4 of a mile before it evens out and I stop having to think about it.   

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5.500.000.000.005.50

AM - a little over 1/4 mile warm up and then ran with Dan and the dogs on the trail.   We've been going a bit earlier this week and so it is dark even when we are finishing up - ran in the woods; tripped and fell like a sniper had hit me - abrasions on my forearms/elbows, knees and chest.  No real harm done but looked pretty bloodied by the time we were done.  Decent run otherwise.  

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4.500.000.000.004.50

AM - 4.5 miles with Dan and Finn in the neighborhood - rained all afternoon and through the night so the streets were wet, and the temperature dropped.   Same slow start but most of the run felt like a normal pace with occasional discomfort in the hamstring.  2100 meters of indoor rowing afterwards followed by a yoga session.   Heading out of town today for a long weekend with my bride in Stowe Vermont.   

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4.000.000.000.004.00

AM - 4 miles in Stowe VT.   Wandered around the town and along the snowy pathways.   

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.500.000.000.003.50

AM - 3.5 miles on a trail run in Stowe.  Got some trail running shoes and ice spikes in town.  Fun run but fairly technical with snow and ice covering everything - took a digger late and tore my tights on some icy snow.   Enjoyed it all the same.  

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4.000.000.000.004.00

AM - 4 early cold sore miles in Stowe before breakfast and heading home.  Took nearly 2.5 miles to finally get into a normal pace.  The tumble in the snow yesterday left me a bit sore this morning.  

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4.500.000.000.004.50

AM - ran with Dan and Finn on the Milton Trail.  Arrived a few minutes before Dan to do a short warm up.   Felt ok after the first 1/2 mile and we covered about 4.25 miles on a chilly morning in the mid to low 30's but far warmer than I was in Vermont the last couple of days.   2100 meters of indoor rowing followed by a short yoga session.  

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5.250.000.000.005.25

AM - 5.25 miles with Dan and the dogs on the trail in the rain.  Slow creaky start as always but easier as the muscles warmed; rain was steady at times and at times very light; slipped on a tree branch on the ground under some leaves about halfway through and exclaimed some instant frustration at nearly falling again - and rolling my ankle - I was hesitant to run the trail today becuase of the rain and being in the dark.   But I stayed upright and completed this one unscathed.   2200 meters of indoor rowing followed by a short yoga session. 

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5.250.000.000.005.25

AM - 5.25 miles from Dan's house with the dogs on the horsetrail roads.  Catching a cold - woke up stuffy and sneezy.   Rosie was running slowly today when she had to be on the leash - so our pace was more moderate than normal on this route at times.  

2200 meters of indoor rowing later in the day.

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5.000.000.000.005.00

AM - 5 miles on the treadmill as there was a pretty heavy rainstorm outside and I feel like I am catching a cold.   Decent run on the treadmill followed by a short yoga session.  

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6.500.000.000.006.50

AM - 6.2 miles on the trail with Dan and the dogs - cold front brought temps in the upper 20's but bright sunshine - had a nice run.  Cleared the trail at times of branches that had fallen with the storms over the last couple of days.  

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.500.000.000.004.50

AM - 4.5 miles with Dan and Finn in the neighborhood.  Slightly warmer today - nice run.  

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4.250.000.000.004.25

AM - 4.25 miles with Dan and the dogs on the Milton Trail.   Resumed taking iron supplements about 10 days ago and after getting lab results from Friday that showed low Ferritin numbers.   Feeling remarkably stronger not only during running but also just at rest too.  2100 meters of indoor rowing afterward followed by a short yoga session. 

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5.000.000.000.005.00

AM - 5 muddy miles on the trail with Dan and the dogs early after an overnight rain.  Dan's white dog decided to roll in a huge muddy puddle.  Fortunately I have a dog bath in the basement workshop that comes in handy for days like today.   2100 meters of indoor rowing followed by a yoga session.  

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3.250.000.000.003.25

AM - 3.25 miles early due to early board meetings at the office this morning.  

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5.250.000.000.005.25

AM - 5.25 miles with Finn on a hilly loop this morning.   Right achilles/PF a bit more painful throughout the run unfortunately - left hamstring tendinopathy is still annoyingly not fully resolved.  Pushed through it though and finished much faster than I started.   2100 meters of indoor rowing followed by a short yoga session. 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.250.000.000.004.25

AM - 4.25 miles with Dan and the dogs on the trail.  He had an early meeting so we had to cut it shorter than originally planned.  Right achilles and left proximal hamstring still problematic - worse at the start.   2100 meters of indoor rowing follwed by a yoga session. 

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5.250.000.000.005.25

AM - 5.25 miles on the trail with the guys and the dogs.  It was rainy and cool so we were the only ones out there and had the dogs off-leash; would have gone a little longer but Finn turned back home and we could not get him to come back.   Surprisingly much less discomfort in both the Achilles and hamstring today.   No idea why but I will take it.  

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.250.000.000.004.25

AM - 4.25 miles with Finn before church - last couple of miles were below 8 min pace.   Two days in a row of less painful running.  

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.500.000.000.004.50

AM - 4.5 miles with Dan and Finn on the Milton Trail.  Did a short 1/4 mile warm up waiting for him.   Third day in a row of much less painful running...I am enjoying the trend.  2100 meters of indoor rowing followed by a yoga session repeatedly interupted by Finn who either wanted to lick the salty sweat off of my arms or otherwise position himself in the middle of every other pose in order for me to pet him. 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.000.000.000.004.00

AM - 4 miles with Dan and Finn in the neighborhood - early and shorter due to an early meeting I have in the office today.   Good/decent less painful running is now into day 4 - so that's a good thing.   

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
127.000.000.000.00127.00
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