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May 2020

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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: 24.00 Month: 62.25 Year: 1243.95
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
186.100.004.000.00190.10
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.000.000.000.007.00

AM - a little over 4 miles this morning after I got the email from the Atlanta Track Club that they were postponing Peachtree from July 4 to Thanksgiving Day.  Nothing on my race calendar for the immediate future until September now.  
 

PM - 3 more miles with Riley at the end of my workday. 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

PM- 6 miles with Riley and Finn on the Alpharetta Greenway.  

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.000.000.000.0010.00

AM - 10 miles early with Finn - really nice morning and a good run.  

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.000.000.000.003.00

AM - a little over 3 miles with Riley and Finn before starting our days.  Riley has her first  of several online final exams beginning tomorrow.   They are all pass/fail but she's still putting in the time and is very thorough in her preparation.  

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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 before starting my workday.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.250.000.000.004.25

AM - a little over 4.25 miles with Riley and Finn.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.250.000.000.005.25

AM - a little less than 5.25 miles this morning with Finn - colder than expected. 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.000.000.000.008.00

AM - 5 miles with Finn on a damp cool morning.  Supposed to rain much of the day.

 

PM - 3 more with Riley in a light rain.  She's now finished with her semester - had her last exam this morning.   

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.500.000.000.006.50

PM - just under 6.5 miles with Finn and Riley on a cool spring afternoon.  

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.250.000.000.004.25

PM - easy 4.25 with Riley on a really nice Mother's Day afternoon.   The girls and I made a brunch and though it was 37 degree when we awoke, by the time we had our meal at around 12:30 it had warmed to the upper 60's.   My eldest had her birthday today as well, so we transitioned to a birthday celebration in the evening with just the family of course;  Delaney prepared a really tastey french main course and I baked some homemade bread.  

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

AM - cool 6 miles on the reverse Dinsmore / North Valley loop.   

Got a notification on Strava yesteday that I had been "dethroned" of my course record for a segment I did dating back to 2012.   I had to look it up on this blog to know what I had done that day.   It was in Moundsville WV July 2012.  My second run of the day, that was an unplanned progression run on a trail that goes around the perimeter of some ball fields.   This was the summer I had been running 100 mile weeks.   Evidently I felt good and started running some quick miles on this 1.25 mile loop to where the last mile was 6:08.   

I was not aware that I had the segment record, nor do I really care; but it took 8 years?? for someone on Strava to run faster than me.  Strange.   Also, slightly depressing that at my age I will likely not see an impromptu progression run at that pace or quality again - nor the same volume of miles I was logging at the time.  At the same time, kinda cool to look back at things from time to time.  The guy who beat my record turns out to be the nextdoor neighbor of one of my nieces on Tracy's side of the family.  

 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.500.000.000.003.50

AM - easy 3.5 miles with Riley and Finn before my workday started.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.250.000.000.005.25

AM - 5.25 miles with Finn before work.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.250.000.000.005.25

AM - 5.25 miles with Finn. Ran into Dan who was out for a walk (doing a conference call) as he's been struggling with a knee injury and hasn't been able to run.   He finally got an MRI confirmation of a torn meniscus and is getting scheduled for surgery.   

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.100.000.000.007.10

AM - 5k with Riley and Finn.   Took it very slow as Riley has an ingrown toenail infection - we cut it short as she was in a lot of discomfort.  Has a teledoc appointment this afternoon.   
 

PM - 4 more miles on the treadmill.  

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.000.004.000.008.00

PM - 8 miles with Finn on the Forsyth greenway.  Turned into a bit of a progression run with the last 4 miles on the faster side.  Would have gone longer but it was in the 80's and Finn was starting to show signs that the heat was getting to him.  

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.250.000.000.005.25

PM - 5.25 miles with Finn after a long day of work around the house and yard.   Quite warm out today too - in the 80's.   

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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 muggy morning.  Rained overnight and we are evidently going to be in a wet pattern this week.   Legs were really leaden today - probably from the all of the squatting and standing I was doing over the weekend with some household projects.   

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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 a humid morning.  Rained most of the night.   Celebrating my 30th Wedding Anniversary today.  We were supposed to be in Hawaii.   That trip has been postponed due to COVID19.   

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.000.000.000.008.00

AM - 3 easy miles with Riley and Finn on a cool cloudy morning.   
 

PM - 5 more miles on the treadmill after my workday.  

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.000.000.000.008.00

AM - 4 miles with my neighbor Dan who is still injured, but reached out last night asking for a run.   He's got a torn meniscus and needs to get the procedure scheduled.  He feels like he can not make it any worse by running on it until the surgery, so we did about 4 miles easy and had a nice chat.

 

PM - 4 more miles with Riley after my workday.   

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.250.000.000.005.25

AM - just under 5.25 miles with Finn and Dan on the golf course.   Dan is have a PRP procedure on his hamstring injury this morning and then shortly thereafter he will have the knee surgery to repair the torn meniscus.  So this was his last run for a couple of weeks as he figures it.  

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.000.000.000.007.00

PM - went for a hike at Sweetwater Creek Park with Tracy and the girls.  Maybe 2 miles on so. 
 

PM - 7 miles on the treadmill. 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.000.000.000.007.00

PM - 7 miles with Finn after a day of home improvements - painting a room to convert it to a home office.  

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.000.000.000.007.00

PM - 7 miles with Finn at the end of the day - seemed cooler/less humid and breezy - made for an enjoyable run. 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.500.000.000.008.50

AM - was not feeling too much like running this morning, so I planned to only go 3, but explored a little bit on the golf course - and ended up with 4 miles.  
 

PM - 4.5 miles with a Riley and Finn after my workday.

 

 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

PM- 6 treadmill miles as it has been raining off and on most of the day and I did not feel like going outside. 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.000.000.000.005.00

AM - 5 miles on the treadmill - it was rainy and sticky out, plus Finn has some kind of injury (his right back paw or leg is causing some discomfort), so instead of going out I stayed inside again.  

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

PM - 6 miles on the Milton Trail - first half or so with Riley.  

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.000.000.000.008.00

AM - 1 mile walk with Finn - he's going to the vet today - I think he's got canine hip dysplasia.

AM - 4 mile hike with the girls and Marcus up Sawnee mountain.  

PM - 8 miles on the Alpharetta trail.   

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.500.000.000.003.50

PM - 3.5 miles with Riley on her birthday 🎂.  Had a nice chat.  

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
186.100.004.000.00190.10
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