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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.  

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Miles:This week: 0.00 Month: 4.25 Year: 1026.40
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
198.0011.000.000.00209.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.254.000.000.0010.25

AM - 5.25 miles with Finn through the North Valley neighborhood.   Did the Dinsmore hill on the way back.  Decent effort for the last couple of miles.  Still cold and frosty this morning but it is supposed to steadily get warm the remainder of the week and weekend.   This was Day 730 in my run streak - so 2 years of no days off.   
 

PM - 5 miles on the treadmill- 4 miles at MP or approximately 7:20 pace.  HR was in the mid 140's and so this was managable from a cardio perspective.   Feet and legs felt a little rough.   

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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 horsetrail roads.   Left hamstring was notably sore following yesterday's treadmill tempo - but Dan forgot his dog's collar and so she was off-lead and we needed to start and stop a good bit to get her back with us from time to time - so the easy run with some breaks was good for the soreness, I think.  

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.000.000.000.005.00

AM - 5 miles with Dan mostly on the golf course.   

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.750.000.000.005.75

AM - 5.75 miles with Dan from his place near Cambridge HS - weather is really getting quite nice. 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
22.500.000.000.0022.50

AM - did a short run with Finn of 2.5 miles to give him some exercise - then drove to the Alpharetta Greenway and did 20.  Greg joined me at 3 miles and Dan joined at 5 and then they turned around when I was just over 8 miles and so I continued to the end of the trail to get 10 miles and when I was around mile 14 another runner who had been going the opposite direction and was making his turnaround- causghr up to me and then we ran together for about 3 miles and chatted.   He was training for a half Ironman in May.  The last 3 miles were solo.   Quite warm in the upper 60s for this time of year.   First shirtless run of the year.   Good effort with company to help me along the way.  

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.000.000.000.003.00

AM - 3 miles with Finn early before church 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.500.000.000.005.50

AM - 5.5 miles with Finn through the neighborhood and Birmingham to Nix.   Pleasant temps - but the weather looks like rain and cold the rest of the week.  

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.500.000.000.005.50

AM - Just under 5.5 miles with Dan and Finn from his place (he had a flat tire and so we changed from the trails to his house as our starting point).  Randomly my hamstring was much more noticably sore today - after being relatively unnoticable for days.  

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.000.000.000.003.00

AM - heavy thunderstorms overnight and when I awoke this morning - so I slept-in for a bit and then did a short "provisional" 3 miles on the treadmill in case I do not get time or the weather persists later in the day for a proper run. 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.250.000.000.005.25

AM - 5.25 miles in the neighborhood with Dan and the dogs...he has a contract on a house now, nearer to me than the place he's renting, and he was telling me all about the inpsection etc.   

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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 on the horsetrail roads - weather is supposed to turn quite bad late today and through Sunday morning with a chance of snow tomorrow and windchills in single digits on Sunday morning.  Last Sunday it was nearly 80.  

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
23.250.000.000.0023.25

AM - 3.25 miles with Dan and the dogs on the former golf course - late winter storm came through last night with rain changing over to a mix and snow - with high winds - so I did not want to do a long run in the mess - we just ran easy and let the dogs enjoy the mud of leash.  

Later AM - 20 miles on the treadmill - had to stop at one point to assist Tracy who came down with a stomach bug and needed my assistance.   

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.250.000.000.006.25

AM - 3 miles with Finn before church - quite cold in the low 20's but not as windy as yesterday.  
 

PM - 3.25 miles with Dan from his house to get a few more miles in and give him some company on his run. 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.000.000.000.005.00

AM - 5 miles with Finn - hopefully this will be one of that last mornings at or below freezing until late Fall.  

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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 Finn partly on the trails and a detour to Dan's new house to get an idea of the distance - it is about a mile and a half or so - which means when he finally moves in a few months from now - he'll probably run to the meeting point on Redd road instead of driving.  

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

AM - steady rain outside - and my water heater was leaking last night - needs to be replaced - so I did not want to run with Finn in the rain and not have warm water to clean him off when we returned - so I stayed inside on the treadmill.   Faster paced miles over the last 3.  

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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 Finn through the neighborhood. 

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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 the horsetrail roads - nice skies at daybreak. 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.000.000.000.003.00

AM - just 3 miles with Finn - lots of stuff on the calendar for this weekend - running will be difficult to squeeze in. 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.007.000.000.0011.00

AM - 3 miles with Finn before church.  

PM - treadmill tempo - 1 mile warm up then 7 miles at 7:30 pace.

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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 the horsefarm trails - hamstring and legs were tired from yesterday - still having cold starts to the days in the mid 30's but it will warm to the low 70's.  

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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 from Dan's place.  Hamstring felt remarkably good today - inexplicable with the exception of changing up shoes with different drops that last few days, and introducing some additional strengthening exercises - perhaps the lack of a significant long run?   Who knows...it'll probably be painful again tomorrow or in the next few days. 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.000.000.000.003.00

AM - 3 miles on the treadmill due to heavy rains outside, and having to travel into the office for early morning meeting - had to keep it short. 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.000.000.000.005.00

AM - just under 5 miles with Dan and the dogs in the neighborhood and the golf course.  Very slow conversational pace.  Hamstring was achey afterwards.  

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.250.000.000.005.25

AM - 5.25 miles early with Dan on the horsetrail roads with Finn.  

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
19.000.000.000.0019.00

AM - 3 miles with Finn to give him some exercise this morning.  

PM - 16 miles on the Alpharetta Greenway - mid afternoon- coolish but very windy and dry.  Greg met me for about 5 miles late in the run. Hamstring was achy but managable.  Last long run in this training period before Boston. 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.250.000.000.003.25

PM - easy 3.25 miles with Finn of lead on the former golf course.   Legs were fatigued as expected from yesterday.  

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.000.000.000.005.00

AM - just under 5 miles with Dan and the dogs early on the horsetrail roads - morning temps are still chilly - in the upper 30's.   Ready for springtime to start feeling more like springtime.  

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.250.000.000.005.25

AM - a little over 5.25 miles with Dan and Finn from Dan's house - decent pace today without his dog - who is really sweet, but not much of a runner and she tends to drag back on the leash and slow the pace.  Some days that's good for recovery type runs.  

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.250.000.000.004.25

AM - 4.25 miles - awoke a little late and short on time.  Tried out the new AlphaFly Nikes.  Quite an unusual looking shoe - and the first half mile felt like I was running on springs.  

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.000.000.000.003.00

AM - 3 easy miles on the treadmill - I awoke with the beginnings of a cold with a sore/swollen throat - and it was raining outside.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
198.0011.000.000.00209.00
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