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October 2015

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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: 43.25 Month: 139.25 Year: 139.25
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
143.0011.000.000.00154.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.500.000.000.006.50

PM - 6.5 very slow and easy miles mostly on the golf course.  Cool and rainy day.  I have a pretty good sore throat brewing up a decent head cold - I am sure.  Heading down to Florida later today for a wedding of some friends. 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

AM - this is actually Thursday's entry and Friday's  was yesterday.   6 miles at a decent pace along the Embarcadero in SF again ahead of work meeting before heading back home this evening. 

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0.000.000.000.000.00

SICK

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
2.000.000.000.002.00

Sick, sick, sick.  Tried to go out for a short run in Gainesville, this morning, and headed back.  Think I have a fever.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.000.000.000.005.00

PM - feeling a little bit better - went out for an easy run at lunchtime - 5 miles.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

PM - 6 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 - about 8 miles on the treadmill at lunchtime.  Not feeling quite myself yet.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.000.000.000.007.00

PM - 7 miles at lunchtime.  About 75-80% recovered from my cold.  Really nice day out.  Ran reasonably well - not too fast, though my HR thought so - Hot water wasn't working at the gym for showers.  Brrr.

 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
9.000.000.000.009.00

AM - 3.5 miles this morning.  

PM - 5.5 miles after work on the golf course.  Plantar fasciitis / heel has been  really painful lately.  Still not feeling well either. Made for a less than stellar run. 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.003.000.000.007.00

PM - had plans to do a long run early this morning but storms changed my mind.  Tried late in the day to get some marathon paced miles in on the treadmill- the good news was my HR at MP was ideal for about 3 miles - the unfortunate news was the PF pain was quite sharp today - making me fear a that I could tear it - so I bagged the rest of the effort and did some indoor rowing.  Spent the next few hours reading about different diy remedies for PF.  

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.000.000.000.008.00

PM - got in 8 miles on a pleasant fall afternoon.  First 5 miles PF pain was about a 6.5 or 7; then it subsided to about a 2 or 3 on a scale of 10.  Better than yesterday. 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.500.000.000.008.50

AM - around 3.5 easy miles in the dark in some thick fog on the golf course this morning.   Literally could not see but 10 feet or so in front of me.  If I wasn't so familiar with the course and terrain - it may have been a bit scary.  

PM - 5 miles in the treadmill after work. 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.000.000.000.007.00

PM - lunchtime - 7 miles with a bit more effort than easy pace.  Was going over in my mind what may be the cause of the PF issues - (e.g. what am I doing differently, what am I not doing which I was doing before) and what I realized is that I had been routinely using a foam roller on both upper and lower legs after my runs - fairly consistently until the last couple of months - which is when the PF seems to have emerged.  So, I started foam rolling again yesterday and though it may be coincidental, I have significantly less discomfort in the left heel than before.  Could be that my calve muscles were just that tight and pulling on the plantar fascia.  Anyway, gonna resume the foam rolling for all its worth.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.000.000.000.008.00

PM - 8 miles on the treadmill  

 

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0.000.000.000.000.00

Decided to give the foot a rest and took the day off from running.  Took Finn on a 2 mile walk in the evening. 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.500.000.000.006.50

PM - 6.5 miles after work on the golf course.  

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.500.000.000.003.50

AM - 3.5 miles on the Milton Trail with Riley who is in town for the weekend and with Finn. Chilly Fall morning 39 degrees at the start.  I enjoy catching up with Riley on our runs together when she's home from school. 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

PM - 6 miles at a decent pace with some hills on a cool afternoon - low 60's - really nice outside.  Foot was probably about a 3 or 4 on pain level.  Only half as bad as last week. 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.000.000.000.008.00

PM - about 8 miles on the treadmill at lunchtime today. PF pain was surprisingly more tolerable today for some reason.  

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

PM - a little over 6 miles outside at lunch today.  Felt relatively crumby for the majority of the run.  So there's that.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
1.003.000.000.004.00

PM - on the treadmill - 1 mile warmup and then 3 miles at MP - just to confirm that I could run at that pace and tolerate PF discomfort.  Test was successful.  

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

PM - 6 miles easy on the treadmill at lunchtime.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.500.000.000.003.50

AM - 3.5 miles east with Finn on the golf course. 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
1.003.000.000.004.00

PM - 4 miles of fartlek on the treadmill. 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.500.000.000.006.50

PM - 6.5 miles partially on the golf course.  PF pain higher today for at least the first 4 miles.  Good bit of pain after too. 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
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Travel day for work - and wanted to give the foot a rest - so no running.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.002.000.000.006.00

AM - hotel gym in Morristown NJ - here on business.  Continued efforts to give the foot a rest before this weekend - I did some indoor rowing - and then on the AMT - (adaptive motion trainer) kinda like an eliptical - I did the equivalent of 2 x 1 mile at MP effort using the HRM.  No pounding on the foot - though some downward pressure - felt like a good alternative/cross train effort.

 

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Travel and work - and a plan not to run.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

PM - 6 elliptical equivalent miles.  Trying to save the foot for the weekend.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
143.0011.000.000.00154.00
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