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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
214.750.000.000.00214.75
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
11.250.000.000.0011.25

AM - 11.25 miles with Finn for the first 3 or so - and then brought him home.  Went back out and met Dan for the remainder.   Terrible run.  HR blew-up several times on climbs and I got nervous and walked a bit.  Shoes were completely soaked with sweat.  

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.000.000.000.004.00

AM - 4 easy miles with Dan and the dogs.   Felt nearly normal today - must have been dehydrated combined with the high humidity and temps with the fast uphill pace at times, that just put me on the limit for some reason.   Always a concern in the back of my mind that it is not just a normal "bad" run, but something more significant regarding my coronary artery disease.   Will consider medical examination/intervention if it becomes a pattern or trend of course.  

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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 - part of it in a light rain.  

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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 work day starts.  

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.250.000.000.005.25

AM - 5.25 miles with Finn before my workday started.  Humid but not as oppressive as last week - and really this summer was not very hot and humid as some summers here.  Can almost feel things starting to get into the early feel of Fall.  

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.000.000.000.007.00

AM - 7 miles with Finn just before sunrise - really nice morning. 

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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 downtown. 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
12.250.000.000.0012.25

AM - total of 12.25 miles. Started outside with Finn for around 5 miles to give him some exercise- and then brought him home - but t switched it up by hopping on the treadmill for another hour or so.  

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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
6.000.000.000.006.00

AM - 6 miles with Dan and the dogs through Wood Valley and made our way across the former Milton Country Club into my backyard.   The deconstruction of the golf course to return it to a passive greenspace park is finally underway - all of the concrete cart paths have been removed - with piles of concrete still left to be hauled away.   Should be a matter of months and then it will be reopened to the public for use as a running and walking path of natural packed dirt/clay and decomposed granite.  

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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.  The moving truck is in front of his house today.  2 more morning runs left. 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.500.000.000.004.50

AM - 4.5 miles quite early with Dan and the dogs - I had an early meeting in the office and needed to get the run finished up early.   Felt strange discomfort at the beginning of the run - but HR was not high or anything.   May get scheduled for a check up with the cardiologist since this has been happening a couple of times in the last few weeks. 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.500.000.000.005.50

AM - 5.5 miles with the guys and the dogs on the trails.  Sad last run with Dan as he is moving to Virginia today.  

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.000.000.000.007.00

AM - 7 miles with Finn on a particularly humid amd warm morning.  Probably went out too late.   Did not feel all that great and had some issues in the first mile until I got rolling.  

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
14.000.000.000.0014.00

AM - 14 miles with Greg on the Alpharetta Greenway before sunrise.  Whenever I run with him - it ends up being much faster than if I ran solo particularly on long runs. I think we averaged under 8 min miles for the first 10 until t declared that my HR was much closer to a tempo effort in the warm extreme humidity than a long run pace.   But perhaps this is a good training approach - we shall see. 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.250.000.000.005.25

AM - 5.25 miles with Finn - partly on the golf course - very slow active recovery effort. 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.500.000.000.008.50

AM - 5.5 miles with Finn in the dark during a driving rain from Tropical Storm Fred - reminded me of running in the sometime heavy summertime rains in Florida during cross country practice when I was in high school.   We would sometimes go to the golf course and slide on our bellies on the wet downslopes of the fairways.  Landsurfing. 

PM - 3 miles on the treadmill after my workday ended

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.750.000.000.005.75

AM - 5.75 miles with Finn - some faster pace toward the middle and the end.   Just not feeling all that great running lately.   

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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 Finn before my workday starts.  

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.750.000.000.005.75

AM - 5.75 miles with Greg and Finn on the trails - heading out to Hawaii for vacation later today.  Looking forward to some time off.  

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.500.000.000.006.50

AM - 6.5 miles in Hawaii around the Diamond Head volcano park.  

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.000.000.000.0010.00

AM - 10 miles in Hawaii- ran past Diamond Head - with a vague plan to run between 10 and 14 miles - but thanks to some very humid sticky conditions and barely got in 10.  Really tough push to get the last few miles in.  

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

AM - 6 miles this morning - ran the other direction towards Honolulu.  Kept the pace easy and the heart rate in active recovery.  

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.000.000.000.007.00

AM - got 7 miles in this morning in the rain up the hillside near the University of Hawaii and meandered my way around.   Good run. 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
9.000.000.000.009.00

AM - decided to go back up the hillside and found round top road with a series of switchbacks to the top.  Really enjoyed the scenery and even got a rainbow from a shower looking back down on the city and the ocean.  

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

AM - 6 miles around a local municipal golf course perimeter and then some meandering in Waikiki.  Legs were leaden today.  

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.250.000.000.007.25

AM - clockwise around Diamond Head and a little faster today.  

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
11.000.000.000.0011.00

AM - 11 miles this morning along the coast past Diamond Head to the Kahala neighborhood and resort. Heading home later today   

 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.000.000.000.005.00

AM - 5 miles on the treadmill just to get some mileage in following an overnight flight where I did not sleep.  

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.250.000.000.005.25

AM - 5.25 miles with Finn this morning.   He cut things short - apparently out of shape since he has not run in over a week.  :)

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.250.000.000.005.25

AM - 5.25 miles with Finn in the neighborhood before the rains and storms from the remnants of Ida are expected to commence.  

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
214.750.000.000.00214.75
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