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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: 38.00 Month: 60.20 Year: 891.65
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
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Mother's day - so no running.  I think that's a thing.

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AM and PM - approximately 10 miles of running.  Went out early before my flight to ATL and was very tight in the left hip flexor.  Really think this is getting worse rather than better.  Went out again in ATL after work for about 6.5 miles - which surprisingly was not as bad regarding the hip flexor issue as it was in the morning.  Did a good amount of stretching before and then after including the foam roller.  Took a couple of Aleeve as well.

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AM - about 4 miles easy this morning.  Stretched the hip flexors out well before heading out, and it was not too bad.  Much better than yesterday morning's run.  

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AM - 8 miles this morning in ATL.  The good news is that I can see steady improvement on my aerobic fitness rebuild coming off the marathon with the HR training I started about 2 weeks ago - but the less than good news, is that there still a fair bit of pain/discomfort on the left hip flexor.  When I have had this injury in the past - if it is a pretty good strain or tear, generally the only way it really heals, is to take several weeks off.  Here, I seem to not have a really bad strain, but just enough to keep me concerned.  So, I will just keep running. It will either get worse - forcing me to stop running for a while, OR it will get better with the easier efforts (let's hope) OR it will remain about the same, and be a general nuisance.  Interestingly, as I keep my efforts to a lower HR (just below 70% HRR) it keeps me from being too "aggressive" particularly on longer uphill sections and thus the injury is perhaps not exacerbated as much as it might be if it wasn't for the HR training keeping me in check.  Disappointed that I did not get a second run in yesterday, but had too much going on to fit it in.

 

PM - 4 miles easy after work. 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
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AM - 7 miles on a mostly uphill (it seemed) rolling route in a light mist/rain.

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PM - tried a little tempo run.  Did not go all that well. 

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AM - 10 miles / easy 

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