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Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure ATL

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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.

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

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

 

 

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: 4.25 Year: 1026.40
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AM - 4 miles on my last morning in Va Bch.  Heading out to New Orleans today for a business conference.   

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AM - 4 miles in the warehouse district of New Orleans.  

PM - 5 miles late afternoon.  Tried running through different parts of the city and along the river.  Hot and not the nicest most scenic run I have done in cities where I have traveled. 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.000.000.000.003.00

AM - just an easy 3 miles this morning in some light rain.  Tropical disturbance in the gulf is pushing in some wind and rain in the next few hours here in New Orleans - actually ran past Jim Cantori from the Weather Channel who was setting up for a "remote" with the Mississippi River in the background.  Never a good sign about the weather situation when he shows up!   I am going to get an earlier flight home today instead of staying until tomorrow.  

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11.000.000.000.0011.00

AM - 3 miles easy with Finn - back at home.  He has not had a run in over 10 days as I have been traveling - and so he really was excited to hit the road this morning.  

PM - 8 miles with Richie at lunchtime.  He was in town on business.  Really good catching up with him and having a chance to go for a run.  

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PM - busy work schedule - and then commitments in the evening - got just 3 miles in after work.

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PM - 4 miles at lunchtime outside

PM - 4 more after work.

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Race: Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure ATL (3.107 Miles) 00:20:35
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.000.000.003.106.10

Rainy humid sticky morning in Buckhead.  My youngest daughter, Delaney is doing a summer internship for Susan G. Komen Atlanta and part of the fundraiser - race organizing team - So I put this on my schedule.  Goal was to average under 6:40 pace per mile.  Splits were 6:37, 6:28 and 7:04 with a quick .1 finish giving me an AP of 6:38.  Goal met. 

Overall good organization to quite a large event which starts at the same place as the Peachtree 10k which takes place in about 10 days and covers the first mile or so of that route too.  Thie event is a fundraiser and celebration of cancer survivors etc. so the atmosphere and focus is on that more so than the race itself.  As a result they were about 10 mins late on the start and a little off on the course measurement which I normalized for my pace.  Not very many serious runners here - and I recon that I was in the top 15 finishers.

Slight grade up to the first mile.  Some short rollers and net downhill for the second mile.  Middle of the third mile had a longer and sharper uphill that slowed my pace - but the gradual downhill to the finish helped me regain that loss of pace.  

Reasonably pleased with effort.  Would like to see some faster times - but my HR, cadence, strength all suggest that this was the best I could do with what I have fitness and speedwise at this point in time.  Over the last month or so, in doing those couple of All Comers meets my times are consistent with my fitness level and show my goals are appropriately set and have been evenly met.   Would like to see a decent 10k in the Peachtree in the 42-43 min range (6:55 pace) if the weather cooperates.  Following that I plan increase my mileage volume in prep for a fall marathon.

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