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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)

Completed all 6 of the World Marathon Majors 2024

Completed each of the 5 majors (NY, Chicago, Boston, London & Berlin) at least twice.

8 x Boston Marathon (1999, 2000, 2005, 2007, 2014, 2020 (virtual due to covid) 2021, 2022)

13 x NYC Marathon (1997, 1998, 2010, 2011, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2021, 2022, 2023)

 

 

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: 5.00 Month: 100.70 Year: 647.50
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
206.000.000.000.00206.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.250.000.000.005.25

AM - 5.25 miles at Milton HS with Finn as Dan awoke with pain in his foot, and was concerned about a stress reaction/fracture and decided to take a day off.  It was much warmer today in the 40's but also rainy.  For some unknown reason I ran considerably faster today averaging under 8 min pace and I added a new loop to the usual course. 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.500.000.000.008.50

AM - 8.5 miles with Greg and Finn on the Greenway in Forsyth early in a misty fog.  It was actually difficult to see with the headlamp in the foggy conditions.  We ran rather quickly at sub 8 min pace (second day in a row for me).   I felt really solid and strong.  I think the new meds with the added iron intake is maybe starting to take effect.  Still have stiffness and some achy muscles probably from the statin, but it is tolerable.  

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.250.000.000.003.25

AM - 3.25 miles shake-out run following yesterday's effort.  Very slow first mile.  I wore the Saucony Rides for the first time in a while - and they felt like concrete blocks on my feet.  Much more discomfort in the Achilles as well.   Not ready yet I guess for the regular shoes.  

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.250.000.000.006.25

AM - 4.25 miles with Dan and the dogs on the Milton Trail - his foot injury may have turned out to be a spider bite or other infection that was corrected by antibiotics over the weekend.   I added a couple of extra miles on the treadmill after returning to the house.  

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.250.000.000.007.25

AM - 5.25 miles with Finn in the neighborhood - low 30's and frost on the ground this morning.  Two days ago it was 30 degrees warmer in the morning.  

PM - 2 miles on the treadmill and 2000 meters on the indoor rower. 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

AM - 6 miles with Finn through North Valley.   Dan is away on business travel for much of this week. 

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6.250.000.000.006.25

AM - cold morning just under 6.25 miles with Finn through the neighborhood to Tullamore for the lollipop loop back. 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.500.000.000.005.50

AM - about 3.25 miles with Dan and the dogs at Milton HS.  We got started late and then Dan had to leave early - so I did another 2.25 miles at home on the treadmill.  

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7.000.000.000.007.00

AM - 7 miles on the treadmill on a rainy stormy morning. 

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6.250.000.000.006.25

AM - 3.5 miles with Finn in the neighborhood in a window of time between rain storms and showers.  
 

PM - 2.75 miles on the treadmill and 1000 meters of indoor rowing.  

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

AM - 4 miles on the trail with Dan and the dogs - but Dan had to cut it short for an early commitment - so I did a couple more on the treadmill when I got home.  Quite cold today with windchills in the mid 20's.   Hamstring was tight and noticeable - today and I am concerned that it is related to resuming the statin therapy; but could also be a result of doing some rowing this week, and a few doubles.  

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.500.000.000.007.50

AM - 5.25 miles or so with Dan and the dogs on the trail.  Quite cold again and a bit icy from the rains and moisture on the ground from the weekend rains.  Took it very slow and easy to avoid injury - lots of debris and downed trees to navigate around in the backwoods too.   

PM - 2.25 miles on the treadmill at the end of my workday. 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.250.000.000.005.25

AM - 5.25 miles with Dan and Finn starting at Milton HS then a loop through Crabapple and back on the new sidewalk along Mayfield.   Nice little neighborhood and mostly flat.  Still quite cold.  Pace was faster because Rosie was not with us and because of the lack of hills. 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.500.000.000.007.50

AM - a little under 5.25 miles through the neighborhood with Dan and Finn.

PM - 2.25 miles on the treadmill after my workday.  

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.250.000.000.005.25

AM - 5.25 miles with Dan and the dogs from his house.  With Rosie and her disinterest in running well on leash the pace was much slower and comfortable - which was fine by me but frustrating for Dan who said his leash-arm was really being stretched backwards regardless of how slowly we went.   My watch was acting up - showing 60% battery when I left my house and only 10% when I arrived at Dan's  (5 mins away) and then completely died on the run only to resurrect on my drive home showing 35% battery.  Must be time for a operating system update.  

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
9.000.000.000.009.00

AM  - 9 miles with Dan and Greg (and Finn) from my house through the neighborhood and the golf course into the gated section of WC and into Tullamore before looping back.   Good run with the guys.  Our weather apps said it was snowing (light flurries) (a bit unexpected) but we never saw any.  

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.250.000.000.006.25

AM - 6.25 miles with Finn before church - in a light drizzle. 

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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 on the trail.  Very windy making the high 30's feel closer to the upper 20's.   Easy effort and we stayed away from the backwoods opting for multiple loops around the pond instead of navigating fallen trees and debris in the darkness.  

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.500.000.000.006.50

AM - a little over 4 miles with Dan, Riley and Finn on a chilly morning in the neighborhood (mid 20's).   Did another 2.5 miles on the treadmill when I got back.  Riley is very gradually working up her weekly volume and not really running more than 2-3 miles per day so we compromised at 4 for her benefit and then I added the treadmill when we got done. 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.500.000.000.006.50

AM - in Philadelphia for business today, so I did a run from City Hall out past the "Rocky Steps" museum and down along the Schuylkill River and back.  Cold in the upper 20's but  not uncomfortable.  

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.500.000.000.004.50

AM - just a little less than 4.5 miles with Dan and Finn at Milton HS this morning.  Colder here today again than it was in Philly.   

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.000.000.000.008.00

AM - 8 miles with Finn through the neighborhood to Tullamore and back up Nix Road.  Legs felt a bit heavy this morning. 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.000.000.000.0010.00

AM - 10 miles with Greg and Finn on the Forsyth Greenway - quick pace as always with Greg - most miles at 7:30 or better.  

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.250.000.000.008.25

AM - 5 miles with Dan and Finn in the neighborhood and golf course - much easier pace than yesterday.

PM - 3.25 miles on the treadmill

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4.000.000.000.004.00

AM - 4 miles in the rain with Finn before the day's events commence.  Merry Christmas to everyone!

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.250.000.000.006.25

AM - 5.25 miles with Dan and the dogs in the rain from his house and then another mile on the treadmill when I got back home. 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.250.000.000.005.25

AM - a little less than 5.25 miles with Riley on her last day here, and Dan and Finn through the neighborhood and some of the golf course.  

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
9.250.000.000.009.25

AM - 5.25 miles with Dan and Finn from Milton HS into Crabapple.   Good pace today - much cooler. 

PM - 4 miles on the treadmill. 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.250.000.000.007.25

AM - just under 5.25 miles with Dan and Finn on the trail.  2 more miles on the treadmill when I got back to the house. 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.000.000.000.007.00

AM - 7 miles with Dan, Greg and Finn from downtown to the Greenway.  Cold morning but good running weather.  Enjoyable run - finally got to 2000 miles for this year - after having some lower mileage months with nagging Achilles and hamstring issues early last year.   Today was day 1400 on my run streak too.  

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.000.000.000.0010.00

AM - 9 miles with Finn on a cold icy-feeling morning before church.  
 

PM  - out of curiosity I tested the new Peloton treadmill at their store in Avalon.  Really nice machine- very similar feel to a Woodway for about half the price.   They let me run a mile on it - probably would have let me do more if I had asked.   

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
206.000.000.000.00206.00
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