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Peach tree Road Race

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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
188.006.210.000.00194.21
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.000.000.000.005.00

AM - 5 slow easy miles with Dan and the dogs on the golf course. 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.000.000.000.004.00

AM - easy 4 miles with Dan and the dogs. 

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Race: Peach tree Road Race (6.214 Miles) 00:45:45
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
2.506.210.000.008.71

Peachtree Road Race - 10K.   - originally the plan was for Richie to make a trip from Florida to run together- but his plans changed last minute - and he could not make it.   As it happened I had picked up his race number - and Dan did not have a race entry - so he ran with Richie's number.   

Dan has been nursing a calf problem - so he did not want to push too hard and seeing as we only have a few weeks before he relocates to Virginia - we decided not to race but to run it with a decent but conservative effort.   Had a great time   We were conversational most of the whole course.   Very small spectating crowd from a normal Peachtree race - and much smaller field - though this was the first of 2 race days - to accommodate for Covid.   
 

I think we averaged just over 7:15 pace and in the last .2 miles we ran sub 6 mins for fun.   Really enjoyed this one.  

 

 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.500.000.000.006.50

AM - 6.5 miles with the guys and the dogs on the trails before church.  

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.500.000.000.006.50

AM - 6.5 miles with Dan and the dogs 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.000.000.000.005.00

AM- 5 miles with Finn before starting my workday.   

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.750.000.000.005.75

AM - 5.75 miles with Dan and the dogs on the golf course.   Quite humid and drizzly at times - probably from the tropical storm in the gulf pushing north.  

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

AM -  6 miles with Dan and Finn - we finished up on the former golf course behind my property which is finally being converted to a passive park with trails - contractors are out there setting up to remove the old concrete cart paths - and to install a different type of walking / running / hiking path, with crushed granite.   Look forward to them getting this project finished so that I can resume use of the park which is currently closed to the public.  It is still very overgrown and we passed over some poison ivy and I picked up at least one tick on my leg that I noticed during my post run stretching.    

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.000.000.000.005.00

AM - early start due to some early work calls today - 5 miles in some very heavy humid air with Dan and the dogs. 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.500.000.000.006.50

AM - 6.5 miles with the guys and the dogs downtown.  

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.000.000.000.0010.00

AM - got out a little before the other guys and met them back at the cars on the trails for 10 miles before church this morning.   Heavy warm humid air was relieved a bit by some drizzle. 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.000.000.000.005.00

AM - 5 miles with Finn before my workday started.   He decided as we started down a cul de sac for some extra distance that I thought would be worthwhile, that he was not onboard with that decision and firmly stopped so that we could turn around and head back to the house.  He knows where he is and how much he's got in the tank.  

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

AM - 6 miles with Finn - a bit faster and on a hilly route. 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.250.000.000.005.25

AM - 5.25 miles with Finn on the golf course.   Odd behavior on my apple watch this morning using the Strava app.   I looked down at it when it showed a little over three miles - but it was not recording any splits and it was counting backwards on the mileage when I looked at it again.   I finished with negative .75 miles.   Really weird - not sure if that was user error or I was in some type of time warp vortex.   Also, this was day 500 on my streak of running everyday. 

 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

AM - 6 miles with Finn before my workday starts. 

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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 on the golf course.   He closed on the sale of his house yesterday -- will be moving to Va Bch in the next few weeks - gotta get our runs in while there is still time to run together. 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.500.000.000.006.50

AM - 6.5 miles with the guys and the dogs, minus Rosie, downtown and on the Alpharetta greenway.   Very warm and humid.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
11.000.000.000.0011.00

AM - 11 good miles with Dan and Finn in a light rain before church.  

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

AM - 6 easy miles with Finn on another very muggy and damp morning.  

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.000.000.000.005.00

AM - 5 miles with Finn 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.750.000.000.005.75

AM - another rainy morning run with Finn. 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

AM - a little over 6 miles with Dan and the dogs on the golf course. 

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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.  No rain this morning for a change.  

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.250.000.000.006.25

AM - 6.25 miles in and around the Disney resort properties in some expected heavy warm humid Florida air.  

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
11.000.000.000.0011.00

AM - 11 miles on the treadmill at the hotel - a bit easier than trying to find a route outside with enough distance.   

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.000.000.000.005.00

AM - 5 miles around the resort area near Epcot and Hollywood Studios at Disney.  Heading home later this morning.  

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.000.000.000.005.00

AM - 5 miles at home with Finn.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.250.000.000.006.25

AM - 6.25 miles with Finn on the Brittle/Summit/Wood trails this morning before my workday started.  Warm and humid but not quite as oppressive as Florida was over the weekend.  

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

AM - 6 miles with Finn before beginning my workday.

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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 on the golf course.  

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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.  

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
188.006.210.000.00194.21
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