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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)

Completed all 6 of the World Marathon Majors 2024

Completed each of the 5 majors (NY, Chicago, Boston, London & Berlin) at least twice.

8 x Boston Marathon (1999, 2000, 2005, 2007, 2014, 2020 (virtual due to covid) 2021, 2022)

13 x NYC Marathon (1997, 1998, 2010, 2011, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2021, 2022, 2023)

 

 

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: 5.00 Month: 100.70 Year: 647.50
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
163.750.000.000.00163.75
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.000.000.000.005.00

AM - 5 miles with Dan and Finn in the neighborhood and golf course.  

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5.750.000.000.005.75

AM - 5.75 miles on the hilly route through north bluff - went with just Finn as Dan's hamstring issues continue.  Been doing some strengthening exercises for the Achille's tendon - known as the Alfredson protocol.   Takes 12 weeks and I am only a few days in - but felt a little better than the last few days already.   The climb up Dinsmore segment shows that I was just a few seconds off my best time for that half-mile stretch according to Strava.  Would be great to get to a point in which there was zero discomfort in both the Achilles and hamstring, but I will take what I can get for now.   

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
11.250.000.000.0011.25

AM - 3.25 miles with Finn early because he was impatient and the guys were not planning to run until about 8:30.   
 

AM2 - 8 more miles at the Greenway with Greg.  Dan bailed out as he was driving his girls to the airport and did not think he'd be back early enough to run.  Greg showed up without his shoes - so I ran with Finn (he was not satisfied with the earlier run) for about 4 miles until Greg returned with his shoes and with his dog Bodie.   

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4.250.000.000.004.25

AM - 4.25 miles with Dan and the dogs early before church on Nix.  Rosie and Dan were slower paced today, which was fine after the longer effort yesterday. 

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5.500.000.000.005.50

AM- just under 5.5 miles with Finn through the neighborhood and across Birmingham Hwy into the Grove neighborhood.  Last 3.5 miles were faster and HR was correspondingly higher.  2100 meters of indoor rowing and a short yoga sesstion afterwards.  

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5.000.000.000.005.00

AM - 5 miles with Finn in the neighborhood after a thunderstorm.   Achilles was frustratingly more painful today despite it appearing less swollen.  

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4.500.000.000.004.50

AM - 4.5 slow easy miles with Dan and the dogs from his house.  His hamstring was hurting so we went slowly and tried to keep the run as flat as possible.   Seemed to work well for him.  I wore the Rides for the first time in a while as I think the Achilles is making progress with the Afredson protocol strengthening exercises - despite the pain on yesterdays run - today felt less painful and I think I may be able to switch back to my normal trainers.  

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.750.000.000.004.75

AM - 4.75 miles with Dan on the Milton trail - slightly faster than yesterday but still on the slowish side due to his hamstring discomfort. 

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5.250.000.000.005.25

AM - 3.25 miles with Riley who is in town for my eldest's baby shower this weekend and then another 2 miles on the treadmill to get some more miles in.  She's been running fairly consistently, but not usually more than 2.5 miles per run for a few months.  Always good to have a run with your kids. 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
9.250.000.000.009.25

AM - 9.25 miles with Finn and part with Riley and the guys in segments.   Beautiful weather.  

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.250.000.000.003.25

AM - 3.25 miles early with Riley before church.   

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.500.000.000.004.50

AM - a few miles outside and then a little inside trying to work around Riley's departure and some early work meetings.  

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5.250.000.000.005.25

PM - in London on a business trip - early evening run from my hotel in Canary Wharf - exploring and meandering around and found myself along the Thames and thinking that a long time ago I remembered having a taxi driver find a road with my surname and had him snap a photo; 20 years later on this run I think I may be in the general area of that road and when I looked up there it was - so I did a selfie.  Warm weather for London in the low 80's, nice and sunny - got in about 5.25 miles.  Here until Friday. 

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5.000.000.000.005.00

AM - 5 miles around the perimeter of the the Isle of Dogs as this peninsula of a jutting section of the meandering River Thames is known.   On the far end there was a footpath tunnel under the river to Greenwich and the ship Cutty Sark that is a part of the London Marathon course as I recall.  I did not have time to use the tunnel today, but thinking that I will figure out a run perhaps tomorrow or Friday that will take me over to that side of the river and up across Tower Bridge and return for a longer effort if time permits.  Day 1200 of my run streak was today.  

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
9.750.000.000.009.75

AM - just short of 9.75 miles this morning from my hotel in Canary Wharf down to the tip of the peninsula and across the River Thames through a footpath tunnel built in 1904 and the from Greenwich up river to Tower Bridge and looped back to Canary Wharf.  Roughly a portion of the London Marathon course.   Pleasant sunny morning - although I felt a bit "off" since I was kind of constantly navigating the route and checking my phone from time to time so it was not conducive to zone out and just run.   Heading home tomorrow morning so I may only get a few miles in before I depart for the airport.  Glad to have gotten this one in today.  

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.500.000.000.003.50

AM - 3.5 miles early before heading to the airport - just a quick out and back loop around Millwall park.  

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5.000.000.000.005.00

AM - 5 miles with Dan and the dogs on the trail.   Easy effort - good to catch up with us both being away on business the last several days.   

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5.750.000.000.005.75

AM - 5.75 miles with Finn through North Valleyin reverse. Hit the Dinsmore - Chicken Creek segment the fastest that I have run it in 3 years.   Still some pain / discomfort in the Achilles but perhaps slightly less as it slowly strengthens.   

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3.000.000.000.003.00

AM - 3 miles with Finn in the rain with a few lightning strikes that were probably too close.  The weather called for rain and storms all day, but it appeared that there was a window or break in the storms on the radar when we went out - decided to head back in after that turned out not to be the case.  

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.250.000.000.004.25

AM - 4.25 miles with Dan on the Milton trail - short on time this morning. 

 

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5.250.000.000.005.25

AM - 5.25 miles with Finn on the out and back route of North Valley.  Heavy humid air and overcast with some drizzle this morning.   2100 meters of indoor rowing and some yoga afterwards.  

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5.250.000.000.005.25

AM - 5.25 miles with Dan and the dogs from his house in the rain this morning.  Saw his daughter Lilly out running - she's home for the summer and in her first week of re-introducing running after over a year.   

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.000.000.000.005.00

AM - 5 miles with Dan and Finn in the neighborhood.  

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.750.000.000.006.75

AM - 6.75 miles with Dan and Finn on a hilly route.  Faster than normal with Dan. 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.000.000.000.007.00

AM - 7 miles early with Finn before church.  

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.000.000.000.005.00

AM - 5 miles with Dan and Finn on the Milton trail. 

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5.000.000.000.005.00

AM -  5 miles on the trail with Dan and the dogs.   It is getting too overgrown in the undeveloped areas with lots of thorns.  May need to modify the loop or go out with some trimmers to break the trail. 

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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 Finn in the neighborhood.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.000.000.000.004.00

AM - just 4 this morning with Dan and the dogs from his place.   Rosie wanted to go but she really doesn't like to run quickly or long - so we went easy and a little shorter today.   

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5.250.000.000.005.25

AM - just undert 5.25 miles on the trail with Finn.  The city evidently mowed the undeveloped sections in the last day or so - by evidence of a large tractor and much lower weeds and grass in the open fields - so the run was more enjoyable.  Only the lower section of the back woods with the really large thorn bushes was uncut - but someone had cut back some of the branches that were in the path just two days ago.   

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
163.750.000.000.00163.75
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