Oldsmar Tap House 5k

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Jul 27, 2010



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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.  


Old guy - 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: 15.25 Month: 15.25 Year: 1355.46
Race: Oldsmar Tap House 5k (3.1 Miles) 00:19:20, Place overall: 33
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance

AM - 3 miles with Delaney this morning.  Felt very sore and did not feel "normal" especially in the first mile or so.  Attribute it to the increased workload of training with the core/plyos and the caloric restrictions.  Weight has dropped well over the last 10 day.  Another 5 days or so of conscious focus on limiting intake and improving quality of foods should have me at my ideal weight.  For now though, I don't feel all that great.  Am planning to race tonight - 5k on the roads.   

PM - Race Report

Had a decent race at the Oldmar Tap House 5k - which is the third time they have done this event.  With lots of free stuff afterward, including the Tap House's specialty, this race attracted over 2000 runners for a Friday evening.

I ran a bit conservatively, this week as compare to last week, making certain to keep an eye on my heartrate - so that I would not blow up.  First mile was a cautious 6:00 on my Garmin though the mile marker had me at 5:47.  Second mile was slightly slower at 6:08 as my HR crept up to 176 so I tried to keep it in check.  Third mile was good until about halfway through it, then I started feeling a little ragged - think that may have been around 6:22.  Finished 33rd overall and got one of the coveted "boots" - which was a plastic mug in the shape of a boot - that were given to the top 50 males and top 50 females.  No age group or masters awards for this event and the focus seems to be on the post race party.

Did a good cool down on a warm evening of near 90 degrees at the start.  Using Daniel's conversion tables for higher temperatures, I am confident at below 60 degrees I would have been in the mid to low 18:00's for this race. 

I saw my friend Ken who I used to train with, who ran with his wife.  Ken used to work for Runner's World many years and pounds ago.  Good to see him. 

From Rob Murphy on Fri, Jun 10, 2011 at 15:27:44 from

Good luck tonight. Gotta love those 5k's!

From Rob Murphy on Sat, Jun 11, 2011 at 14:06:58 from

There's no getting around heat and humidity. I'd be pretty pleased with that.

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