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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: 18.50 Month: 116.25 Year: 859.90
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
162.950.000.000.00162.95
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.250.000.000.005.25

AM - chilly start with Finn through North Valley and back. 5.25 miles. 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.500.000.000.005.50

AM - 5.5 miles with Finn on the White Columns golf course - even colder today at 36 degrees just before sunrise, but it is supposed to warm into the mid 60's by later today.  

 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.000.000.000.003.00

AM - 3 miles with Riley who is now at home for an unknown period of time from Boston.  A bit on a slow side, but great time to chat.  

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.250.000.000.0010.25

PM - 10.25 miles on a pleasant afternoon in the 70's.  Did the first couple with Riley and Finn and then they turned around to head home. Riley is not trained enough for a run that long and Finn is not adapted to the warmer temps yet.  

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

PM - 6 miles with Finn after it cooled down a bit. Good flow. 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.500.000.000.004.50

AM - 4.5 miles with Finn on a really pretty spring morning.  

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.250.000.000.005.25

AM - ran on the White Columns golf course for a bit this morning with Finn.  

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.250.000.000.005.25

AM - got out a little later this morning with Finn; one of the smoke alarms in my house decided to start "chirping" around 3:30 am to let me know that the battery needed replaced.   

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.000.000.000.007.00

AM - got out slightly earlier today after overnight storms. So few cars out now - gives me more options for running routes.  Did 7 with Finn this morning on the Milton trail /Wood road and Nix road loop. 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

AM - 6 miles at lunchtime. Cool and windy.  Kept Finn inside today - he was limping yesterday evening- his paws probably need some rest   

 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.000.000.000.003.00

AM - 3 easy miles with Riley and Finn.  Cold enough for gloves and a hat this morning. 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.250.000.000.005.25

AM - 5.25 miles with Finn on some really empty quiet roads that would normally be heavy with traffic to church on Easter Sunday.  

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.250.000.000.005.25

AM - about the same mileage as yesterday 5.25 more or less; different route today.  Severe thunderstorms and high winds with some tornados in vicinity - lots of debris evident this morning.  Part of my driveway was covered in mud runoff from my neighbor's property which is uphill from mine.  Spent an hour cleaning it off.  

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

AM - 6 miles with Finn on a cool morning - reversed a route that I normal run clockwise. I think I may prefer this direction for a while.  

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.250.000.000.006.25

AM - a little over 6.25 miles with Finn on a crisp breezy morning - in the 30's again.  Was not really motivated to even run as I went out - and thought at best I would just run 3 or 4 but after I warmed up a bit - I got comfortable with it.  Turned out to be a good run.  

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

AM - 6 quick-ish miles with Finn on another morning cold enough for hat and gloves.  

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.100.000.000.003.10

AM - 5k with Finn.  Took it a little easier this morning - Finn has an eye infection and an ear infection, but he still wanted to get out to run. 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.250.000.000.005.25

PM -- went for a walk with my family for Tracy's birthday. We made quite a spread for breakfast for her (pancake charcuterie board) and needed to walk it off. :)

 

PM - nice afternoon run with Riley and Finn of about 5.25 miles easy   

 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.100.000.000.003.10

PM - a "better late than never" 5k with Finn and Riley on an improvised route just before dinner. 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

PM - lunchtime run since it was rainy and cold when I awoke this morning and I did not feel like venturing out. 6 miles on the hilly and quick side - and sunny by then.  

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.500.000.000.003.50

AM - 3.5 miles with Finn and Riley as the sun rose.   Had some interesting conversations about how the country is going to be dealing with "re-opening" - inasmuch as the Georgia governor announced yesterday that gyms, hair salons etc., were permitted to open on Friday and restaurants are permitted to open on Monday; whereas other parts of the country are extending their stay-at-home restrictions.   Some see the potential for openings and then re-closing if there are spikes in cases.   Strange times.  

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

AM - cool morning - 6 miles with Finn before my workday got started.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

AM - bad storms threatening and pretty heavy rain had me on the treadmill for the first time in several weeks this morning - 6 miles.  

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.000.000.000.005.00

AM - 5 miles with Finn before starting my workday.  Streets were wet from yesterdays rains - and it was much more humid than it has been.   Left posterior hip was kinked a bit in the latter half of the run.  I am going to attribute that to having run on the treadmill yesterday for the first time in over a month.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.000.000.000.008.00

AM - early start with a little rain at the end of the run. Couple good hills - 8 miles. 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.000.000.000.005.00

PM - 5 quick miles on the treadmill late - I was really tired today - nearly decided not to run, but rallied after dinner and avoided a zero.  

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.000.000.000.004.00

AM - 4 miles with Finn on a chilly morning for late April.  

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.000.000.000.005.00

AM - 5 miles with Finn this morning.  Not a great run - Finn stopped short to sniff something, which nearly caused me to trip over him, and less than 2 seconds later I turned my ankle in a hole - which fortunately was not as severe as it initially felt.  But, it was a crisp fresh morning and I was pleased to get the run in all the same.  

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.000.000.000.007.00

AM - 7 miles with Finn this morning before starting work.  My runs the last couple of days seemed to be too strained - think I jumped into a training pace before getting my body warmed up.  Started off a little more slowly than the last few days before gradually working up to my normal training pace, which seems to have resulted in a more enjoyable, less strained effort.  

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.250.000.000.006.25

AM - 6.25 miles with Finn - partly on the golf course at White Columns and then reversed a route I normally run through the gated part of that community - the hills were less severe this direction.  

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
162.950.000.000.00162.95
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