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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.

6 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 - (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: 0.00 Month: 162.75 Year: 1717.71
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
178.5014.750.000.00193.25
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.007.500.000.007.50

AM - 7.5 miles with Greg for part of the run on the Greenway.  We got our signals crossed and he had started earlier; but we connected and ran about 4 miles together.   I would have gone longer but Finn basically shut it down a few hundred yards past the turn to the parking lot and refused to go anywhere but back to the car.   Either he was thirsty or not into the fast pace or got spooked about something ahead.   So I went with his guidance and finished earlier than planned.  

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.250.000.000.005.25

AM - got an early start on a day with lots of things to do - 5.25 miles with Finn before sunrise.  

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.000.000.000.003.00

AM - very sore muscles from working around the yard yesterday.  Easy 3 miles between rain storms.  

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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.  Managed to avoid the rain and storms today. 

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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 after a night of storms.  

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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.   Cold front over night took the long sleeve shirt out of retirement for the summer - upper 40's 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.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.000.000.000.007.00

AM - 7 miles with the guys and our dogs downtown.  

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.750.000.000.008.75

AM - 8.75 miles with Finn before church.  

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.500.000.000.005.50

AM - 5.5 miles in a light rain with Dan and the dogs - legs fatigued a bit sore from a faster effort on some hills yesterday.  

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.500.000.000.005.50

AM - just under 5.5 miles with Dan and the dogs on the golf course.   Finn had a great time running a dog fartlek off lead.  

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.500.000.000.006.50

AM - 6.5 miles in a steady rain with Dan and the dogs about half of it was on the golf course.  I generally would have opted to run indoors on a day like today - but between Finn and Dan who both love running in the rain .... Good training partners for sure.  

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.000.000.000.005.00

AM - a little over 5 miles with Finn.  Crisp spring morning in the upper 40's with mist rising from the creeks and ponds in the valley heading into the East Bluff neighborhood.  

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.000.000.000.005.00

AM - 5 miles with Dan and the dogs - another really nice spring morning. 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.000.000.000.007.00

AM - just under 7 miles with Dan and the dogs.   

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.000.000.000.008.00

AM - 8.5 miles with the guys and our dogs on a pleasant morning before church. 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.500.000.000.005.50

AM - a little short of 5.5 miles with Dan and the dogs.  Dan's dog, Rosie, was not in the mood for running this morning - stopped multiple times just to sniff and then dawdled even when she resumed, at a really slow pace.   But sometimes you need an easy day, so it was relaxing.   

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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 - better pace today.  

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

AM - 6 miles with Dan (sans his dog) and Finn - about half on the golf course.   

My wife and I will celebrate 31 years of marriage today.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

AM - 6 miles with Finn; we ran about 3 miles or so with Dan and his dog, but she has been far more interested in sniffing and walking lately, and Dan has had some knee discomfort, so he planned to only run part of the way with us.  

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.001.000.000.008.00

AM - 8 miles with the guys on the trails along the horse farms - beautiful morning in the mid 50's.  Ran a quick last mile.  

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.500.000.000.007.50

AM - 7.5 miles with Dan and the dogs. 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.006.250.000.006.25

AM - impromptu tempo run with Greg 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 at an easy pace.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.500.000.000.005.50

AM - 5.5 or so miles with Dan and Finn - a bit faster than usual as Dan ran without Rosie this morning.   Day 450 of my running streak.  

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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
4.750.000.000.004.75

AM - just under 4.75 miles on the trails with Dan and the dogs.  Heading up to Boston this afternoon for Riley's law school graduation tomorrow. 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.750.000.000.008.75

AM - 8.75 miles around Boston near BC and the Chesnut Hill Reservoir - commencement ceremonies later - met Riley for a short part of the end of this run.  

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.000.000.000.008.00

AM - 8 miles in a cold rain, quite windy.  Ran out Commonwealth Ave - reverse heartbreak hill and then back - but not to the bottom as Riley texted me to run back to her place to run a few miles with her.  

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.250.000.000.007.25

AM - 7.25 miles from Cleveland Circle to Boylston on Beacon.  Basically the last 3.5 miles of the Boston marathon course.  Cold amd windy going into town.  Rain started up again as I finished. 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.000.000.000.005.00

AM - 5 miles with Riley in the rain on her birthday before we head home.  

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
178.5014.750.000.00193.25
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