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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: 26.00 Month: 13.75 Year: 2107.46
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
207.7029.0014.000.00250.70
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
12.000.000.000.0012.00

AM - 4 miles easy around the lakes in Carillon before work.  

PM - roughly 8 miles more or less with Richie at lunchtime in St. Pete.  Interesting observation - while Florida is exceedingly hot and humid for running, for me, the pancake flatness of the terrain is a remarkably mitigating factor to that tropical environment for this activity.  So even though uncomfortable, draining, and drenching (from unevaporating sweat) the flatness of the ground really makes things much easier and perhaps more bearable than one may realize.  

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.000.007.000.0014.00

PM - tough but good workout.   1 mile warm up then wave tempo 6 x 1 mile @6:30/7:30 - alternating paces followed by a final mile at 6 mins.  Wore me out.  Pleased though with how solid I felt throughout.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.000.000.000.007.00

PM - 7 miles very easy - legs no worse for the wear from yesterday.

 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.500.000.000.006.50

PM - roughly 6.5 miles around the golf course behind my house.  Never actually ran on it before - concerned I may be in the way of golfers or get asked to leave - but I ventured out today in really nice weather -- upper 50s in the late afternoon.  Saw more deer than folks playing golf (literally saw one foursome and a twosome) said hello and went on my way.  Really quite pleasant running.   

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.000.000.000.004.00

PM -  4 miles easy - limited time to run.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.000.000.000.0010.00

PM - 10 miles easy to moderate on the treadmill at the gym. 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.000.000.000.0010.00

PM - 10 miles much easier than yesterday on the treadmill.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.0012.000.000.0017.00

Lunchtime - 8 miles at MP on the treadmill.

PM - 2nd workout - after work.  Short warm up then 10x 2mins on/off; 8x 1 min on/off with a short cool down.

 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.000.000.000.008.00

PM - 8 miles very easy around the golf course - legs expectedly weak and tired.  Felt better near the end of the run. 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.000.000.000.008.00

PM - 8 miles on the treadmill at lunchtime.  Legs felt a bit better. 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.000.000.000.005.00

AM - 5 miles easy.  Long run tomorrow in Chicago.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
22.204.000.000.0026.20

Chicago Marathon - Not sure I should call this a race report - because it did it as training workout ....

Got an invitation from Richie on Thursday to run under an alias - his friend had to bail for the Chicago Marathon and offered me his race number - 

Richie was planning to use this as a workout for NYC and to help pace our friend Justin to a sub 3:30.  

So this was really a bit "last minute" - but I was able to used frequent flier miles and bunk with Richie and Justin.  So I flew up last night.

Plan was to run 8 min pace with Justin for 16 then drop to 4 miles at MP - fast finish. Richie was going to hang with us until 12 then do 6 at MP then another 4 at MP +.   Really a nice day - great event.  Everything went as planned more or less.   We paced Justin really well.  Richie took off at 12 and planned to reconnect at 22 to pace Justin in. I paced Justin for the next 4 miles through 16 and then did the next 4 miles at just over 7 min pace.  I eased up and waited a bit for Justin until mile 22 where I hoped to see Richie. But with no sign of Richie or Justin - I decided to "cool down" for a few miles.  And then, when I got to 24 I figured I might as well finish.  Got a little excited and ran the last mile at MP.  Ran 3:28:36.

 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.500.000.000.007.50

PM - easy 7.5 miles on the golf course after work. Legs did not feel too bad. 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.000.000.000.007.00

PM - 7 miles on the treadmill at lunchtime.  Kept it aerobic - so it wasn't hard, but I felt a bit flat. 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

PM - 6 easy miles on the golf course after work.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.000.000.000.0010.00

PM - 10 miles easy on the treadmill at lunchtime.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.000.007.000.0014.00

PM - grinder workout.  12 x 800 alternating 3:10 / 4:10 pace per segment followed by 1 x mile at 6:05 pace.  Just a mile warm up and really no cool down.  Solid effort.  Tuckered out now.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.500.000.000.004.50

AM - Riley was home for the weekend - so a light easy run and conversation with her on the Milton Trail was in order.  Beautiful morning.  Legs felt fine after yesterday's workout. 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.000.000.000.007.00

AM - 7 miles easy before church and then business travel.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.000.000.000.008.00

AM - 8 miles easy to moderate in Denver.  Here on business - ran along the Cherry Creek trail.  Pleasant morning - took a little bit to adjust to the altitude - but not too bad.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.000.000.000.004.00

AM - easy 4 miles in the morning in Denver.

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In trial in Detroit today.  Generally an undesireable day for a run - when I was scheduled do a workout- so decided to take a day off.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
1.008.000.000.009.00

PM - nice workout today on the treadmill.  Mile warm up then 8 miles at MP.  (perhaps wishful MP).  Felt solid.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.000.000.000.008.00

PM - 8 miles easy. 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.003.000.000.007.00

AM - 7 miles or so - most of it fartlek 1 min on/off. 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.000.000.000.008.00

PM - 8 miles easy.  Nice run on a Sunday afternoon.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.000.000.000.008.00

PM - 8 miles easy to moderate on the treadmill at the gym at lunchtime.  Felt a bit flat today.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
2.002.000.000.004.00

AM - little workout - tune up.  2 x 1 mile at MP with a mile warm up and cool down.  Felt fine - probably too ambitious with my desired MP - just going by feel.  

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

PM - 6 miles easy and 4 x 30 sec. striders.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.000.000.000.005.00

PM - easy 5 miles on the treadmill.  

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
207.7029.0014.000.00250.70
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