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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.

6 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 - (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: 0.00 Month: 162.75 Year: 1717.71
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
202.250.000.000.00202.25
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
9.000.000.000.009.00

AM - 6 miles in the rain with Finn before work.   This marks exactly 1 year - 365 days of running without a day off.   I have run at least 3 miles per day since March 1 of last year.   Pleased that I have been blessed with the good health and time, to be able to do this everyday. Certainly one benefit of the pandemic is the elimination of international travel from my schedule and not having to otherwise commute to an office.  

PM - 3 miles with Dan and the dogs after work and then 2000 meters on the indoor rowing machine.  

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6.000.000.000.006.00

AM - 6 miles with Dan and the dogs - temperatures dropped again in the upper 30's.   Ready for Spring to kick in.   

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6.250.000.000.006.25

AM - 6.25 miles around the golf course with Dan and the dogs.  Rained overnight, but was clear by the time we ran.  Still on the cold side in the mid 30s.

PM - 2000 meters of indoor rowing

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6.000.000.000.006.00

AM - a little over 6 miles with Dan and the dogs.   Pace has been slower the last week or more.  

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5.000.000.000.005.00

AM - 5 miles with Finn. 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.000.000.000.008.00

PM - 8 fastish - hilly miles with Dan.  My dog pushed the pace.  

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8.250.000.000.008.25

AM - 8.25 miles with Greg, Dan and the dogs on the trails.  

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5.250.000.000.005.25

AM - 5.25 chilly miles with Dan and the dogs before work. 

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5.500.000.000.005.50

AM - 5.5 miles with Dan and the dogs.   

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

AM - 6 miles with Finn- a bit faster pace this morning.  

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.500.000.000.005.50

AM - 5.5 miles with Dan and the dogs mostly on the golf course.   Warmer today.

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AM - 5.25 miles with Dan and the dogs. 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.250.000.000.008.25

AM - 8.25 miles with the guys and our dogs on the trails.  Really pleasant weather - lots of pollen in the air though.   

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.000.000.000.008.00

AM - 8 miles with Finn averaged under 7:30 per mile the last couple of miles.  

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5.250.000.000.005.25

AM - 5.25 miles with Dan and the dogs - partly on the golf course and an easy recovery pace.

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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 - good bit colder and wet.  Watched the NCAA Cross Country Championships on YouTube from yesterday - the coverage was great - and Conner Mantz was very impressive with the win - just throwing down in the last kilometer.   Nicely done. 

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6.000.000.000.006.00

AM - 6 miles with Dan and the dogs - slightly different route - same weather, cool damp/wet.   Dan and his wife were vaccinated yesterday - they went to a Kroger to get placed on a waiting list, and happened to be there when there was a no-show for 2 appointments and instead of putting them at the bottom of a lengthy list, they just administered the vaccines for them on the spot.  Timing is everything sometimes.  My wife and I are traveling to Toccoa tomorrow for our first doses.  

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AM - 5.25 miles with Dan and the dogs in the rain - with some storms blowing through.   

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

AM - 6 miles with Finn - temperatures dropped again - Springtime fluctuations.  

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
9.000.000.000.009.00

AM - 9 miles with the guys and the dogs on the Forsyth trail - with crisp temps in the upper 30's.   Was suprised to learn that a friend of mine participated in the Barkley Marathon this week - evidently when you are selected to do the race, it is an unwritten rule not to make it known to too many people.    He completed the first loop and had to stop in the second loop when it was clear he was not going to make the cut-off.   One of the last books he had to locate was entitled "It wasn't always easy, but I sure had fun" - which is what he entitled his Strava entry.   He wore orange and blue including a Florida Gator's visor.  Of course only 2 runners even completed the "Fun Run" this year of 3 loops.   Well done, Chris Hanlon.  
 

Update- I had not realized Karen McNeany - also was a participant in the Barkley race   She and Chris met when he crewed for Amelia Boone in 2018 and have been a couple for nearly since that time.   Karen finished the first loop outside of the cutoff time but had the distinction of having bib#1 in this years race.  Congratulations to Karen as well.   

 

 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
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AM - 7 miles with Dan and the dogs - great morning for a run. 

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AM - 5.25 miles with Dan and the dogs - easy pace on the golf course - very dark and the battery on my headlamp was low so the light was not as bright.   

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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.  Finn decided we were going to run on the golf course again, and would not accept no for an answer.  

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5.750.000.000.005.75

AM - 5.75 miles with Dan and the dogs - early start because of early meetings for work - same distance as yesterday, but completely different route.   

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

AM - a little over 6 miles with Dan and the dogs in a light rain which is supposed to continue through the weekend.  

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
9.750.000.000.009.75

AM - 5.75 miles with Dan and the dogs.  It had rained and stormed overnight, including some hail, but it was warm enough that I went shirtless the second half of the run.  Coincidentally, I think it was last year to the day, that I put in the blog that it was the first day of the year for shirtless running.    

Dan had taken his dog, Rosie, off the leash when we were running on the golf course.   She inadvertently clipped my heel from behind when we were running on the cart path and took me down like a cornerback making a great open field tackle.   Scraped up my leg and knees, and Dan was overly apologetic and Rosie came over to offer her sympathies as well.  No real harm done - it looked worse than it actually was.

PM - 4 shirtless miles with Finn after work   

 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.500.000.000.006.50

AM - just under 6.5 miles with the guys on the horse farm trails. 

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6.500.000.000.006.50

AM - ran with the guys downtown today for a change of scenery.   Lots of people out walking and running with their dogs too.  We finished on the old track of the former Milton HS which was rebuilt as a STEM school called Innovation Academy.  They did not renovate the track which is in poor shape and interestingly actually is not on a level plain - so part of the track is uphill! :)

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.250.000.000.008.25

AM - 5.25 miles with Finn before work - temperature dropped overnight to the high 30's again - and it appears later this week we may get even colder on those mornings - but that may be the last gasp of cold weather - I hope.   The trees and flowers are all in early bloom - the azaleas outside my office window greeted me with pink and white flowers this morning when I opened the shade.
 

PM - 3 miles with Finn after work.  

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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 - a bit warmer than yesterday, more comfortable and a nice daybreak finish - sunrise not yet quite visible with lots of birdsong.  

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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 in the rain. 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
202.250.000.000.00202.25
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