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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: 2.00 Month: 122.70 Year: 822.45
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
97.750.000.000.0097.75
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
12.000.000.000.0012.00

AM - 4 miles easy before church. 

PM - 8 more on the treadmill in the afternoon.  Not feeling all that great today.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
11.000.000.000.0011.00

AM - easy 3 miles before work.  Was concerned about some achiness in my left big toe - will keep an eye on it - could be just normal aches and pains - but very wary of stress fractures - so with higher mileage and advanced age - I have to be cautious.  No pain or soreness there at all during the run.  Noticed it after the treadmill on Friday and after yesterday's treadmill run - so could be some correlation. 

PM - at lunchtime - had a really nice solid steady run on the treadmill of 8 miles at about 70% HRR - I increased the incline and that adjustment may have helped with the kink in my big toe. 

 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
18.000.000.000.0018.00

AM - 6 miles easy this morning before work.  Seem to have gotten back into balance with some easier intensity aerobic runs.  Felt good.

PM - just under 12 miles out to the Dunedin Causeway - pretty strong wind going out straight into the setting sun.  Good aerobic pace - legs felt a little fatigued toward the end. 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
12.000.000.000.0012.00

AM - easy 4 miles before work.  Little stiff and one of the toes on my  right foot is bruised from last evening's run....sweaty squishy shoes probably forced the toes to the front of the shoe last night. 

PM - lunchtime - about 8 miles of fartlek on the treadmill.  For some reason I cannot recall ever doing a fartlek workout on the treadmill prior to this - but it was quite good.  I loved the ability to pop in a hill randomly here and there and not having to run outside in 90 degree temps at lunchtime was nice too.  I was dragging a bit headed to the gym but about halfway through the run, I really started feeling energized. Speed play is definitely a nice tool to break up the stack of steady state runs.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
17.000.000.000.0017.00

AM - 5 miles easy in Vibrams this morning before work.  One of my toes on the right foot is pretty bruised and sore, so I decided to run in the Vibrams to provide some relief (I may just use scissors to cut the regular shoe where the toe is located to let it breathe, later).  So, because I was in the Vibrams which was good for the toe, I was also careful not to pound too hard causing injury - and as a result ran mostly on the grass next to the sidewalks and on the infield of the track at the middle school.  Relaxing easy run.

 

PM - 12 miles on the treadmill of aerobic running.  Richie joined me at the gym and ran a few miles next to me and then otherwise hung around and chatted until I was just about done with the run.  Made the time go very quickly - enjoyed the workout.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
11.250.000.000.0011.25

AM - easy 4.25 miles before work.  Noticed some "achy fullness" in the top of the left foot, first metatarsal this morning after the run.  Seems to be a little more than a nuisance-type thing.  It is likely from the Vibrams run yesterday.  In the past the soreness in the foot after a run in the Vibrams seems to disapate within a few days.  Will monitor this closely.  Running too well now to end up with a breakdown for something like this. 

 

PM - short day at work; left around 3 pm hoping to find an outside run in shade and on trails, so I drove to Phillipe Park in Safety Harbor.  But the park is only shaded in a small area - so I ended up running along the bay past the Safety Harbor Spa on a very hot mid-90's afternoon.  Foot was ok - I was very cautious not to push the pace and tried to stay on softer ground where available.  7 miles easy; no problems with the foot afterwards either.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
16.500.000.000.0016.50

PM - decided not to get up early and do my long run this morning to beat the heat, and instead opted for the treadmill - bought some new runnng shoes this morning too.  Nice run of 16.5 miles. 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
97.750.000.000.0097.75
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