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May 2016

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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.  

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: 26.00 Month: 13.75 Year: 2107.46
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No running - travel late

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In flight - lost a day going to India 

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Solid day of meetings and events with 4 hours of sleep ...

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3.000.000.000.003.00

AM - Bangalore time - easy 5k on the treadmill.  

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2.500.000.000.002.50

AM - just short of 5k on the treadmill in Bangalore.  Heading home in the morning tomorrow.  

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Zero running.  20 hours of flight time back to the States.  

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No running.  Family hosted a cookout for our church.  

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3.000.000.000.003.00

AM - about 3 miles on the golf course with the Vibrams.  Experimenting with what may result in the least amount of problems with the foot. This actually was pretty good.  Minimal post run issues too.  

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3.500.000.000.003.50

AM - 3.5 miles with the vibrams on the golf course followed by some indoor rowing.  Pleased with how this feels with the foot issue.  Actually a little surprised that it is working so well.

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4.000.000.000.004.00

AM - in Philly today for a meeting.  No options for a golf course or turf run - and rain was threatening - so I went to the hotel gym.  Started out on the eliptical - but had foot discomfort, so I removed my shoes and continued without really any discomfort.  I shifted to the treadmill with just socks on my feet with no shoes and did an easy mile - felt great.   Need to figure out if my issue is with my current footwear (Saucony Kinvara) or with shoes in general.  More likely the former.

 

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AM - just about 3 miles on the golf course this morning before work in the Vibrams.

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3.500.000.000.003.50

AM - 3.5 miles in some new vibrams on the golf course (got a blister on one of my feet from the new vibrams).

 

PM - 5000 meters of indoor rowing and some weights, sit ups and stretching at lunchtime.

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PM - 3 miles in the vibrams on the treadmill. 

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4.500.000.000.004.50

PM - 4.5 miles on the golf course (vibrams).  

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4.500.000.000.004.50

AM - 4.5 miles on the golf course.  So after a week of running - it appears that I can run with the least amount of discomfort in the foot if I use the vibrams on the turf.  Not pain- free, but quite nearly.  I tried on 4 different pairs of shoes at the running store and tested them all - ranging from an 8 mm drop to a 4.  The less the drop, the better the foot felt.  I even tried two Hoka models.  So I will continue to stay with what's working.  

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Was up part of the night with either a stomach bug, or a GI issue with something I ate the night before.  No running today. 

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7.500.000.000.007.50

AM - feeling better this morning but it was raining with lightning outside, so I did 4 miles in the Vibrams on the treadmill.  Tried on a pair of Altra's yesterday - for the zero drop - with cushion, but was not feeling like it was a real solution so I did not buy them. 

PM - did another 3.5 miles or so on the indoor track at the gym since it is a softer surface - used the vibrams there too.

 

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6.500.000.000.006.50

AM - 4 very slow miles on the golf course this morning.  Perhaps the second run yesterday sapped my legs a bit.  No drive this morning.

 

PM - lunchtime - ran about 2.5 miles more or less on the indoor track at the gym, but was getting a blister from the new pair of vibrams on the left foot - (which is weird because yesterday, I had no issue with a blister there at all) - and so I shortened what I thought I would run and instead did some indoor rowing followed by some extended foam rolling and stretching.

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5.000.000.000.005.00

PM - 5 miles on the treadmill at the gym - wearing vibrams.  Celebrating my 26th wedding anniversary this evening with my bride.

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PM - 5 miles on the treadmill after work.  First 2 miles with vibrams and then the next 3 in the Kinvaras.  No noticeable change in pain in the foot with the change - but it is easier to run with the cushion of shoes.  

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AM - dog got me up early and I could not get back to sleep - so I went out in the mist/drizzle on the golf course with Finn in the dark.  Foot hurt a bit through the night - so I switched back to the vibrams for the run this morning.  Very slow.  Not painful though.  Legs feel a bit fatigued perhaps from increased volume.

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PM - after cutting the grass, I felt as though my foot was warmed up enough that it could tolerate a run on the roads with the Kinvara's.  Covered 7 slow miles - probably 2/3rds was on dirt roads or grass.  Not a great run but actually not particularly painful to the foot either.  Will need to monitor how it feels over the next few hours.  

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4.250.000.000.004.25

PM - 4.25 miles on the golf course in the vibrams 

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8.000.000.000.008.00

AM - 4.25 miles with Finn in the neighborhood.  Kinvaras

PM - lunchtime run - warm day just under 4 miles - Kinvaras.

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PM - 6 miles on the treadmill at lunchtime.  

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PM - 7.25 miles outdoors at lunch (code Orange smog alert - but I did not notice).  Extremely slow pace (never faster than 9 min per mile) but the foot is tolerable.  I would much rather run slowly with nearly no discomfort than not run at all, or run faster with pain.  I am intentionally running slowly to be controlled (so as to keep from injury) and not to have the effort get beyond aerobic.   But it is fairly warm (upper 80s) and my fitness is way down and my weight is up.  All fixable with time.  

Ran in the Murphy Candler park woods/trail.  Reminded me of the Hammock Park in Dunedin (Rob Murphy) except the vegetation is somewhat different (no palmettos or ear tree seed pods with which to fling at others).   

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PM - 4 miles after work

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PM - 7.25 miles - all on roads. Hot and hilly.  Foot was more achy after this one. 

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7.000.000.000.007.00

PM - 7 miles on the Milton trail and Summit road.

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6.250.000.000.006.25

PM - 6.25 miles on the treadmill.  

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8.000.000.000.008.00

PM - a little over 8 miles on the treadmill at lunchtime. Oddly the treadmill yesterday and today - actually has my foot feeling better than when out on the roads - last week it was the exact opposite.  Two good/decent runs in a row - so I will take it.

 

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