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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: 25.50 Month: 55.00 Year: 448.05
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
82.0010.004.000.0096.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
14.000.000.000.0014.00

AM - 6 miles easy before church. Thought I would feel a bit sore as I got a little dehydrated at the end of my long run yesterday - but actually felt fine.

PM - decided to go out for a run as it was no use in watching my Gators take a whipping from Michigan. Had a nice 8 miles before packing a heading to the airport - Atlanta again this week. .

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
14.000.000.000.0014.00

AM - early run before work in Alpharetta - ran a new route - generously calling it 6 miles - but my Garmin battery died near the beginning of the run.  Really felt terrible this morning - almost like a flu/virus is coming on.  

 

PM - got in an easy 8 miles after work basically covering part of the route I did this morning - and noticed in the daylight how much of an uphill effort this was - for some reason in the early morning darkness I just did not see the steepness; figuring I was just very tired and slow.  Anyway  the run was fairly uneventful - gradually got into a more normal training pace towards the end - then had to do some loops around a large parking lot to get in the planned distance.  Think I am a bit tired today - will perhaps get to bed early and skip a morning run tomorrow in favor of a later session - either at lunch or after work.  

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.000.004.000.007.00

PM - so I ended up with very little time yesterday due to work commitments.  Translation - I should have done the workout early in the morning.  Anyway, I did an abbreviated session of 2 x 2 miles at HM pace with an 800 rest.   2 mile warm up and almost no cool down.  Both reps were good - 6:23 pace on the first one and 6:18 on the second rep.  Had to skip the cool down to get to a work dinner.  

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
14.000.000.000.0014.00

AM - nice and pleasant 8 miles before work.  Relatively comfortable temps and my body feels a good bit better than it did a for the last couple of days.  Noticed lots more songbirds out in the morning here than ever in Florida.  Kinda like that.

PM - quite late after a long workday - 6 miles on the treadmill.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.0010.000.000.0013.00

AM - very solid workout this morning. 2 mile warm up with 10 miles at MP (6:45 avg pace) with about a 1 mile cool down.  Did this on the treadmill because it was raining and 42 degrees outside - and I did not have warm enough running clothes for it.  Wish that I had, because I suspect it may be the running conditions I see in London in a couple of weeks...Anyway, pleased with the effort - no injuries, illness or red flags.  Couple more "reminder" workouts and one more long run this week - should be good to go.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
14.000.000.000.0014.00

AM - 6 miles easy before work back in Florida.  Much warmer than Atlanta yesterday - pleasant run - very light pace.

 

PM - a little over 8 miles more at lunchtime.   

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
20.000.000.000.0020.00

AM - early - met the group in downtown Clearwater to run the bridges.  Ken and Tim met me at 5:30 and we did a short 3 miles and circled back to meet the big group of about 25 runners to do the main loop.  Saw Vinny for the first time in a few years.  Ken has a cold and kept his run to only 12 while Tim did his planned 15.   I ended up running a number of miles with Vinny - good conversation.  Then completed my 20 by running solo for the last 5 miles north almost to Dunedin on Edgewater before I turned back to downtown.  Very relaxing - non-stressful effort.  Last 10 miles were around 7:40 pace.  Just really feeling good.  

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
82.0010.004.000.0096.00
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