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Rock n Roll St Pete Half

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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.

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: 0.00 Month: 112.25 Year: 260.35
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
32.0012.007.100.0051.10
Race: Rock n Roll St Pete Half (13.25 Miles) 01:28:33, Place overall: 41, Place in age division: 5
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.006.007.100.0016.10

Rock n Roll half in St. Pete. Been sick all week but wanted to run anyway. Ran reasonably according to plan through 7 miles - but slowed to marathon pace for the remainder of the event. 1:28:33.  

Adding a little more color to the entry I did from my phone.  The race was well organized, as one would expect.  Started right on Central Ave next to Tropicana Field and headed east into the sun and wind, but made a quick right turn and looped back around the Trop and westward.  We turned back into the wind and the sun for approximately 3 miles on Central and then south on 3rd street, looping eventually around Al Lang Field and the Mahaffey Theatre and then out to the end of the Pier and back; finished up through Old Northeast and a quick loop out and back on Snell Isle finishing in front of North Shore pool.  Very nice course, but quite a few turns and a bit of wind.

I had planned to run a pace about where I did for the first 7 miles.  Started off a few seconds slower then my goal pace and then by 3 miles started hitting right at 6:30 or just below.  Became just a little weary around the 7 mile mark and started to fade a little bit.  Oddly kept right at MP pretty much from that point onward.  Did not have the energy to go faster, but seemed to default no slower than 6:47 to 6:51 each mile.  

Happy I ran although I am pretty sure, had I felt better, I may have stayed on pace.  My friend Richie was sick this week too, and he decided not to run when he awoke with a fever this morning.  

Our mutual friend Drew came in 2nd overall and ran 1:15:04 which is a significant PR for him.   

Comments(6)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

PM - felt really bad this morning and so went to the doctor and got a prescription for antibiotics and an inhaler. Actually felt much better by the end of the day and did an easy 6 miles. No soreness from yesterday's race.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.000.000.000.008.00

PM - 8 miles easy/moderate on the treadmill after work.  Felt really "off" and as a result this was rather unenjoyable.  

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.000.000.000.0010.00

AM - early run before work, only enough time for 5 miles.  Felt rather crappy again this morning.  

PM - 5 miles at lunchtime on the treadmill - felt a little bit better after the first 2 miles.  Lingering malaise and post race lethargy beginning to lift possibly.... 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
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Did not feel well all day - decided to take the day off. Had a nice dinner with the wife for Valentines Day.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.006.000.000.0011.00

PM - felt a bit better later in the day and did a workout - 3 mile warm- up then 6 miles at MP with a 2 mile cool down.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
32.0012.007.100.0051.10
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