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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.

5 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 - been running for 40+ years.  

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Miles:This week: 27.50 Month: 93.75 Year: 1073.75
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
176.500.007.300.00183.80
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.250.000.000.005.25

AM - 5.25 miles with Finn.   Dan started the run with us, but the pollen in the air was considerable, and he wears hard contact lenses - and some pollen got in his eyes which he could not clean out - so he returned home after less than a mile.   

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

AM - 6 hilly faster miles with Finn - chilly for April 2 - it was 31 degrees with a real feel of 27.   Perhaps one more day of winter weather before we leave it all behind. 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
2.000.007.300.009.30

AM - 15k with Finn mostly at tempo effort.  Up Mount Pritchard and around Echelon - cold start with frost on the ground but an otherwise glorious morning.  

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.000.000.000.004.00

AM - 4 miles with Finn before church this morning.  

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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 crisp Spring morning.  Lots of pollen out now - nearly every surface is coated with the yellowish dust.   

My streak of running everyday continues - I am at Day 400 without a day off.  

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.500.000.000.005.50

AM  - 5.5 miles with Finn before work.  

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

AM - 6 miles with Finn before my workday started.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.000.000.000.005.00

AM - 5 miles a bit easier than the last several days.   Got my second dose of the Covid-19 vaccine today.   :)

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
9.250.000.000.009.25

AM - 5.25 miles with Dan who returned from a ski trip in Colorado yesterday.   The second vaccine dose that I received yesterday had me feeling achy and I had a headache.   Drank a few bottles of water and that seemed to resolve the issues by mid morning.  
 

PM - 4 miles with Finn after work. 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.000.000.000.0010.00

AM - 10 quick miles with Greg and the dogs on the Greenway. 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.000.000.000.004.00

AM - 4 miles with Finn before church 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.000.000.000.005.00

AM - a little over 5 with Dan and the dogs. 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.250.000.000.006.25

AM - 6.25 miles with Dan and the dogs. 

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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. 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.250.000.000.006.25

AM - 6.25 with Dan and the dogs.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.000.000.000.007.00

AM - 7 miles with Finn. 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.000.000.000.007.00

PM - 7 miles with Finn late afternoon.  

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.750.000.000.006.75

AM - 6.75 miles with the guys and the dogs downtown.  

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.000.000.000.004.00

AM - feeling a bit fatigued- just 4 miles with Finn before work 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.500.000.000.005.50

AM - easy 5.5 miles partly on the golf course with Dan and the dogs.   Dan had his second dose of the vaccine yesterday and wanted to take it easy.  

Registered for the Boston Marathon for October.  Have to wait to see if it will be accepted.  My age in October will be 55 which moves me to a standard "BQ" qualifying time of 3:35.    I submitted my Grandma's marathon effort from 2019 of 3:13.   Hopefully that will be sufficiently under the standard for my age-group to get me in.    Although I have officially run the race 6 times - I have been trying to run it for the last 3 years since my daughter started law school in Boston and actually lives on Commonwealth Ave - but with a heart issue in 2018, and then all of the disruptions of Covid - the opportunity never came.  Now, she will actually graduate this May - before I get the chance to possibly run!   

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.250.000.000.006.25

AM - 6.25 miles with Dan and the dogs before work. 

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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 - partly on the golf course - very unseasonably cold start at 30 degrees this morning!

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.250.000.000.007.25

AM - ran with the guys and our dogs on the Milton trails today before work - as a provisional in the event that our Saturday run gets rained out as forecast.   

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.000.000.000.005.00

AM - 5 miles on the treadmill- I had met the guys earlier for a run in the rain but a decision was quickly reached after we got out of our cars that the rains were too much and we called an audible and went for coffee instead.   

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.000.000.000.008.00

PM - 8 miles with Finn midday - warmer than Finn was prepared to handle - cut it short to get him some water and shade.  

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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 on the golf course.   Really pleasant morning. 

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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. 

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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 - shirtless warm weather for maybe the second morning so far this year.   

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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 Dan and the dogs. 

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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 golf course.  The dogs ran off-lead and had a grand time.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
176.500.007.300.00183.80
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