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May 2013

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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: 11.00 Month: 108.75 Year: 852.40
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
249.003.000.000.00252.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

AM - easy 6 miles on a breezy cool morning in Alpharetta.  Even 10 days after my race in London - still a bit lethargic on my runs.  Not sore or fatigued - but clearly not recovered yet either.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.500.000.000.008.50

PM - after work had a nice run of 8.5 miles around Alpharetta.  Was too tired to get out this morning but really enjoyed the run this evening.  

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4.000.000.000.004.00

AM - have an early flight to DC - so I did an early easy 4 miles on a drizzly cool morning in Atlanta.

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10.000.000.000.0010.00

PM - back home today - 10 miles easy on a warm muggy afternoon.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.000.000.000.007.00

PM - 7 miles easy on a pleasant afternoon at home before a flight out this evening.

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4.000.000.000.004.00

PM - in board meeting prep sessions all day for work.  Was able to squeeze 4 miles in between meetings and a work dinner in Alpharetta- on a cool rainy late afternoon/evening.

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10.000.000.000.0010.00

AM- 10 miles or so early before a day of work meetings on a cool damp morning in an around Alpharetta.  

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.000.000.000.008.00

PM - lunchtime - I got out for a midday run on a very pleasant sunny day in Alpharetta.  The Big Creek Greenway trail which had been submerged from heavy rains over the weekend and closed - was re-opened today for use.  I ran under the canopy shade of trees on the trail which had been relatively sparse the last time I ran on it during the day.  But now the trail is densely shaded with the trees having the full complement of their leaves now that summer is nearly here. I probably ran a bit faster than easy pace - as I was trying to get in as many miles as I could in the short period of time I felt I had during lunch - so 8 miles in just under an hour. 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.000.000.000.008.00

AM - 8 very easy miles this morning in Alpharetta.  Found yet another pleasant route on a country road.  Light and easy today.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

PM - busy day at work and my eldest daughter's birthday - so I squeezed in 6 miles on the treadmill late in the day before dinner with the family and movies - Great Gatsby - not bad.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
9.000.000.000.009.00

AM - thought about doing a race this morning - but it's was very warm and humid - so I opted for an easy 9 miles. Good decision as the weather made for a miserable run.

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Mother's day.  Decided to take the day off and spend it with my wife and family.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
12.000.000.000.0012.00

AM - 4 miles easy around the neighborhood this morning.  Will do some more miles later.  First time in nearly a month and only the 2nd time in 9 weeks where I can recall being at home on a Monday - way too much travel.  So I enjoyed the light run this morning at my home.

 

PM - got a run in with Richie after work - estimated at about 8 miles - my watch kept rebooting several times during the run.  Cool front came through during the day, so it was dry and not as warm in the evening.  Nice time catching up with Richie - as we have not run together since London. 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.000.000.000.008.00

PM - easy to moderate 8 miles with Richie and Ken at lunch time around Carillon and Feathersound in St. Pete.  Really nice weather day and good running company conversation.  I watched a documentary last night called "Running across the Sahara" - a film produced / narrated by Matt Damon about three guys who got some sponsorship for an "expedition" to run across the Sahara desert - starting at the Atlantic and running through several countries including Niger, Lybia and Egypt.  It was reasonably interesting.  I would not really call it a "running" movie.  They covered over 4500 miles in 111 days.  

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.000.000.000.008.00

PM - 8 miles easy to moderate on the treadmill at lunchtime.  

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8.000.000.000.008.00

PM - 8 miles after a long day at work.  After a few pleasantly cool weather days, we seem to be headed into the summer heat for good now.   Two new pair Ascics Nimbus 14's arrived today - got them on sale online since the 15's are now being sold - love the bright yellow shoes for summertime... 

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10.000.000.000.0010.00

AM - a little over 4 miles this morning before work.  

 

PM - lunchtime - 6 more on the treadmill - easy pace.  Too hot outside and I am not yet acclimated to it.   

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14.000.000.000.0014.00

AM - had planned to get up early, but failed.  Went out around 7:15 and it was already nearing 80 degrees and humid.  Felt a bit lethargic and weak - kept it light and got in about 6.5 miles - with a decision to add a few more later in the day/early evening.

PM - did another 7 or 7.5 this evening - weather was more comfortable and the run was much better than this morning. 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.000.000.000.008.00

PM - easy 8 miles on the treadmill on a hot afternoon. Celebrating my 23rd wedding anniversary today. Makes me feel old! :).

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.000.000.000.0010.00

AM - easy 4 mile run on a warm muggy morning.

PM - just under 6 miles or so after a very stressful day at work.  Not a great run, but one that I needed. 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.000.000.000.008.00

AM - slightly more than 8 miles this morning before work - Ran through Spanish Trails - pleasant, but warm out.  Travel to Atlanta midday today for the remainder of the week.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

AM - 6 miles easy before work in Atlanta this morning.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
12.000.000.000.0012.00

AM - 4 miles easy before an early work meeting.  Plan to get some additional miles later in the day.

PM - 8 miles after work - ran along the Alpharetta Greenway trail in the woods - pleasant weather - pretty hilly run had me worn out at the end. 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.500.000.000.007.50

AM - 7.5 miles on a cooler and breezy morning before work and heading home.  Seem to be in a bit of a running funk - not feeling very fit or easy on my runs as of late.  I will mix in a few workouts next week to break up the monotony of easy aerobic runs.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
12.000.000.000.0012.00

PM - slept in today so I had to wait until the evening for a run. Was still 90 at 6 pm but not a humid as it normally is. Decent 12 miles - did not feel as lethargic as I did during the week.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.000.000.000.008.00

AM - got out early this morning - warm but dry again - very pleasant and comfortable run of a little more than 8 miles easy.

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4.000.000.000.004.00

AM - got in an easy 4 miles - a little later in the morning than I had planned.  Thought I would get more miles in late in the afternoon - then plans changed.  Went to two different Memorial Day gatherings - one at noon and the other at 4 way over in north Tampa.  Had to pack and finish up some work before travel on Tuesday.

 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.003.000.000.0010.00

AM - early start - first workout since before London.   Did an easy warm up of 2 miles to the gym, then did a progression run on the treadmill starting at 7:20 pace, then increasing speed 10 seconds every mile for 6 miles - so the last mile was at 6:30 pace.   Hopped off the treadmill and did a 2 mile cool down back to the house.   Wanted to be fairly precise in the effort / pacing so the treadmill was quite a useful tool in that regard.  Felt decent for the first workout in a while. The last mile may have required a bit more concentration / effort; but overall felt good about the session.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.000.000.000.008.00

AM - at Hilton Head, SC for management meetings.  Seriously - and disappointingly, we were in a conference room without windows from 7 am until 5:30 pm - and have the same schedule tomorrow.  Got out early for a nice run on the beach of 8 miles.  Low tide, and wide firm and level ground made for a pleasant run.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.000.000.000.0010.00

AM - got out even earlier for a run along the beach in HH in the moonlight.  Was at least an hour before I saw any other people out - very peaceful and enjoyable run of 10 miles before early meetings.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.000.000.000.008.00

AM - late night and an even earlier start to our meetings today - so just 8 miles.   Only day they planned to have us outside of the meeting rooms.  Supposed to go on a boat cruise to an island in the low country and then some kayaking/team building stuff before we head home.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
249.003.000.000.00252.00
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