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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.  

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Miles:This week: 10.25 Month: 74.75 Year: 818.40
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
220.503.003.000.00226.50
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

AM - 6 miles with Finn before sunrise - busy day. 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.750.000.000.005.75

AM - 5.75 miles with Finn - sightly cooler and not quite as humid this morning.  

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.750.000.000.007.75

AM - took Finn down to the trails this morning - beautiful weather - slightly cooler and less humid - nice sunrise.   Had a cardiologist appt. yesterday and though she doesn't expect to find anything, I am going to be scheduled for a heart catheterization next week. I hope she's right.  No restrictions on running or exercise - all my vitals were good etc.  But I had 3 times this morning where I felt some "angina" (put it in quotes because I am not sure that's what it is) pressure - 3-4 mins in; then at 37 mins and at 51 mins - lasted probably less than a minute or so - but it is not something that I have experienced since having the stent in December 2018.  

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
11.000.000.000.0011.00

AM - 11 miles with Finn this morning.  Really nice weather and without a definite plan on how long we would run - it was nice to just go by feel and monitor Finn's capacity to maintain the distance effort - I think I might have gone a few more miles if I was solo - but pleased with what we got today.  

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.500.000.000.0010.50

AM - 6.5 miles with Dan and the dogs.  Dan has moved back to GA as his family just could not get comfortable with relocating to Virginia.  Happy that he's back.  
 

PM - 4 miles on the treadmill late afternoon.  

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10.000.000.000.0010.00

AM - 6 miles with Greg and Dan this morning - picked Dan up as he was exiting his new neighborhood and met Greg and his dog at Starbuck.  Greg told us of his adventures in Alaska having just returned from a quick camping trip there yesterday for a few days.   

I discontinued taking the statin that I have been on for about a year - on Friday.   The cardiologist had said although she did not think I have a new blockage but wanted to do a heart catheterization to confirm - that it could possibly be the statin that is causing my symptoms.   So, I stopped taking it very next day.   Each day have felt progressively better - and today I would have to say I have felt like a million times improved (only slightly exaggerated).  
 

PM - 4 more miles on the treadmill. 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.500.000.000.005.50

AM - 5.5 miles with Dan and the dogs on the trails before sunrise (and as it turns out, just before a pretty heavy rain). 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.503.000.000.0011.50

AM - 5.5 miles with Finn - about a third of it on the golf course which was verys soggy from rains overnnight.  

PM - lunchtime workout - treadmill Yassos - 6 x 800 at just under 3:10 per rep with around 3 minute recovery.   Good workout. 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.500.000.000.005.50

AM - a little over 5.5 miles with Dan and Finn on the trails before sunrise.   Faster pace without Dan's dog, Rosie, who although she's a very sweet dog and eager to please, is not really built for running at faster paces (over 75 lb lab mix).   We usually run slower with her and she takes random breaks at times.  

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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 from his new place near Cambridge HS.   The school's cross country team was out running as we got started.  Great weather with temps in the upper 50's.  

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
16.000.000.000.0016.00

AM - in Las Vegas for a conference - headed south on the strip for 8 miles and then turned around.  Dry but warm upper 80's by the end.   

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
11.250.000.000.0011.25

AM - 6.25 miles in Las Vegas - heading to Anaheim midday today for a different conference.   
 

PM - met up with Greg who coincidentally is at the same conference as me and used to live here.  So we went for a run at 3 pm with temps at 90 - but it was dry and we had a good quick-paced 5 miles.   

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
12.250.000.000.0012.25

AM - 8.5 miles with Greg in Anaheim- we ran around the Angels stadium and a trail along the Santa Ana river.   Nearly got lost - even though he used to live out here.  
 

PM - 3.75 miles around the perimeter of Disneyland - needed to de-stress a bit.  Busy day both at the conference and my day job.  

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
12.500.000.000.0012.50

AM - 8 miles with Greg on a different part of the bike trail.  

PM - flew up to San Francisco for my next conference - had an hour or so to kill, so did another 4.5 miles from my hotel down to the water and around the Giant's ballpark - fans lining up to head inside for a game tonight against the Padres.  If I did not already have a client dinner scheduled, I would have probably gone back and bought a ticket.   

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

AM - active recovery effort 6 miles along the embarcadero in SF.   Quite quiet on the streets.  

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.500.000.000.003.50

AM - early few miles before an early flight in San Francisco.  

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.000.000.000.004.00

AM - back home with the guys on the trails with the dogs in the rain.  Everyone had early days so we kept it short.  Will get some additional running in later today hopefully.  

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
17.500.000.000.0017.50

AM - treadmill sandwich-  started early indoors - and then Dan came over and we ran with the dogs for 9 miles and then I did a few more miles on the treadmill for about 17.5 miles in total.  

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.500.000.000.006.50

AM - 6.5 miles with Dan on the trails late afternoon between rain showers. 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.500.000.000.005.50

AM - 5.5 miles with Dan and the dogs in the neighborhood - rained part of the run.  We are in a really wet weather pattern - with nearly constant showers and drizzle for it seems over a week now.  Supposed to finally clear out on Thursday. 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.250.003.000.0011.25

AM - 6.25 miles with Dan and the dogs from his new place across from Cambridge HS - light drizzle - explored a different neighborhood.   
 

PM - treadmill workout- 3 x mile with a 3 min rest - 6:11, 6:13, 6:14.   1 mile warmup amd a short cool down.  Solid effort.  

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.250.000.000.003.25

AM - easy shakeout 3.25 miles.  Legs felt fatigued from yesterday- so we took it easy with an active recovery effort   

 

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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 trails - temps were very much cooler - low 50's - very pleasant running weather.  

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.000.000.000.005.00

AM - 5 miles along the Ohio river in West Virginia.  Here for a few days to visit Tracy's family. 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

AM - 6 miles with Marcus - showed him around the town of Moundsville and Glen Dale a little bit as we ran. 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

AM - 6 miles before church - reversed the route Marcus and I ran yestereday.  

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.000.000.000.005.00

AM - 5 miles very easy in the first couple of miles - then did some 10 second pick-ups and one longer one.   Have a diagnostic heart cath tomorrow to rule out any issues.   

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.250.000.000.003.25

AM - 3.25 miles with Finn before going to the hospital for the procedure.  Unfortunately they found a new blockage right near the prior stent.  80% occlusion.  New stent is in now and I am to be discharged later this afternoon.   

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.000.000.000.003.00

AM - 3 miles walk/jog - kept the HR average right at 100 bpm and probably jogged as much as I ran.  Felt great and normal following yesterday's procedure.  

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.000.000.000.003.00

AM - 3 miles - probably ran more than I walked - maybe 75% running/jogging easy.   Walked sharp uphills and averaged HR was just under 120 bpm.  Felt fine.   Just very cautious in my approach.  

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
220.503.003.000.00226.50
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