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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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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.000.000.000.003.00

AM - taking Dan's advice - I did a very slow jog progressing ever so slightly to cover 3 miles at about 11:30 pace.   Pain level was 1 or below and the effort was light which was good in the very warm and humid summer conditions.   Felt fine afterwards, doing yoga. 

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AM - Ran with Dan and Finn going maybe a little bit faster than yesterday, maybe a little more painful than yesterday.  Yoga afterwards, 

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AM - 3 miles in the neighborhood with Dan and Finn - ran slightly faster this morning with an avg pace of 9:45.   Wish the hip issue was completely resolved, but it continues to linger...Dan is not very fit having been off of running for 3 months; so running easy and short is good for him.  He asked me to slow down a couple of times, which was probably good for me as well and then near the end of the run he said, he had "no more gears" to go to if I wanted to "kick it in".    May consider taking tomorrow off or going much slower and shorter...I will run in the Peachtree this year with Bradlea and Marcus.  She's got a plan to run a half marathon in January, and has been walking consistently but not really doing any running since having her baby 8 months ago.  So her plan is to run/walk and she wants me to do it with them; which honestly is probably a good idea for me as well. 

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AM - 3 miles with Dan and Finn at Milton HS - about the same pace as yesterday - the initial few steps and then the first mile or so there are aches and twinges in the hip, but no worse each day at least.  I benefit from Dan's lack of fitness to keep the pace slow and easy - my avg HR is in the low 120's.   So, maybe a week or two of low mileage at low intensity will be good - certainly seems to be good for the statin therapy at least so far which is now 1 full week since resuming it.   Tomorrow will be a run/walk of the Peachtree with Bradlea and Marcus.

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6.200.000.000.006.20

Peachtree Road Race - 2024.  I did not race this one today - and instead ran with my eldest daughter Bradlea and her husband Marcus. Bradlea is trying to get back into running and is registered for a half marathon in January and because of my slow recovery from my left hip flexor - it made sense for me to run 12-13 min pace on a very hot day with them.  It was really good to enjoy the day in a different way than I normally do this event.  We worked on keeping Bradlea from overcooking herself - and she did very well.  By the time we were headed back home on the Marta they announced black flag conditions and they cancelled the remainder of the event.  Heat index today is 109.  But we were done early enough and it was not too bad particularly at the pace we were running.  

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AM - 3.5 miles with Dan and Finn on the horse farm trail roads and around Providence and the elementary school.  Quite warm and humid with a high dew point today.  Hip continues to be about the same - achey / annoying but not functionally impairing me. 

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AM - 3.5 miles with Dan and Finn on the Milton Trail.  Kept it very easy as I noticed Dans HR was way too high the last several days.  He needs time to gradually get back in running shape and that's actually good for me too.  

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