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August 2014

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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.  

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: 6.25 Month: 102.25 Year: 102.25
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
256.753.0011.000.00270.75
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.250.000.000.0010.25

AM - 3 miles easy

PM - 7.25 miles - workout on the treadmill.  20 mine warm up then a little over 30 mins at tempo and a short cool down.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
14.000.000.000.0014.00

AM - 14 hilly miles.  Decent mileage this week.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.500.000.000.0010.50

10.5 miles on the treadmill in the afternoon.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.000.000.000.005.00

AM - very early run on the treadmill before business travel to Flint, Michigan and back today.  As a result I was pretty slow getting started - expected more miles, but was short on time. 

My new house has a steamshower in it.  Never used one before.  Tried it out on the weekend.  I don't get it.   Get into a humid/hot steamy room for 20 minutes after you workout??  Is that supposed to make me feel good and relaxed?  People kept telling me I will really like it.  Maybe I am doing it wrong?

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.000.000.000.0010.00

AM - 4 miles easy before work.

PM - 6 miles after work.  

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

AM - 6 miles on the treadmill.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
11.000.000.000.0011.00

AM - just about 4 miles - easy before work.

PM - 7 miles after work on a route that was seemingly uphill all the way even though it was an out and back loop.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.000.005.000.008.00

PM - tempo + workout.  2 mile warm up then 5 at or above tempo on the treadmill with a short cool down.  Ran reasonably well - seeing some slight progress in the last few weeks.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
11.000.000.000.0011.00

AM -  4 miles easy.

PM - 7 miles moderate.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.000.000.000.000.00

In favor of National Laziness Day - (its a thing) - I took a day off.  Had a lot going on with family and had to travel for work late in the day.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.000.000.000.007.00

AM -- 7 miles early morning in Davenport Iowa.  Ran along the Mississippi River - under the super moon.  Here on business.  Ran past a river boat called the "Queen of the Mississippi" which caused me to think of the song "Mississippi Queen" (dreadful) and then I past a freight train with the tracks that paralleled the river trail - which came to a stop.  It was literally over a mile long.

I decided that I like runs along a river.  I have run along some notable ones over the years. Hudson, Ohio, Mississippi, Missouri, Thames, Tiber, Seine come to mind.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.000.000.000.004.00

AM - up really early to get in 4 miles before work.  Long day. No time for a second run. 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.000.000.000.008.00

AM - 8 miles easy before work.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.000.000.000.005.00

PM - lunchtime.  5 miles on the treadmill.  Finally broke down and joined the gym next to my office.  It is way more expensive than I would want to pay - but it is so convenient and there is just no reasonable alternative close by.  

 

 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.000.006.000.0013.00

AM - 4 miles easy

 

PM - tempo workout on the treadmill - 2 mile warm up and then 6 miles at mid to high tempo with a short cool down.  Felt really solid.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.000.000.000.0010.00

PM - 10 miles on the treadmill - wasn't really feelin it today.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.000.000.000.000.00

Completely booked from start of the day to end with family and church commitments - my Sundays are busier than my workdays.  No run.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.000.000.000.0010.00

AM - 4 miles before work this morning.

PM - Little over 6  miles on the treadmill at lunchtime.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
12.000.000.000.0012.00

AM - 4 miles in some light rain this morning before work.  

PM - 8 miles on the treadmill after work.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.000.000.000.008.00

PM - lunchtime run at the gym on the indoor track - roughly 8 miles - seemed like a tempo effort.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.000.000.000.0010.00

AM - 4 miles easy before work.

PM - 6 more at lunch on the treadmill.  Feeling a bit tired/sore this week.  More mileage in less days - probably the reason.  

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
12.000.000.000.0012.00

AM - 4 miles before work.

PM - 8 miles at lunchtime.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
16.000.000.000.0016.00

AM - 4 miles easy. 

PM - 12 miles on the treadmill in the afternoon.  Really hit here today. 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.000.000.000.004.00

AM - 4 miles easy - early morning. Legs felt a bit heavy and achy.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
11.000.000.000.0011.00

AM - 5 miles easy.

PM - 6 miles high aerobic effort. 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.000.000.000.0010.00

AM - 6 miles easy on a pleasant morning before work. 

PM - 4 miles or so after work. 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
9.003.000.000.0012.00

AM - 8 miles easy on another really pleasant morning.

PM - 4 miles on the treadmill - 3 at tempo. 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.000.000.000.005.00

AM - early 5 miles on the treadmill before a flight this morning. 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.000.000.000.0010.00

PM - 10 miles after work on a hot afternoon.  Not too humid.  Tripped and fell scraping up my arm and knee.  (Jason should be pleased that others fall too -- though I think he calls them "diggers"). It was a pretty well executed tumble as I rolled over onto the grass and popped back up and was on my way.  No real harm done.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.000.000.000.008.00

AM - 8 miles easy

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.000.000.000.0010.00

AM - 10 miles on a damp and foggy early morning.  

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
256.753.0011.000.00270.75
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