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2022 Peachtree Road Race

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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: 0.00 Month: 60.20 Year: 891.65
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
33.000.006.200.0039.20
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.000.000.000.005.00

AM - 3 miles with Finn in the neighborhood.  Hamstring was feeling better yesterday - an d not so much today. 

PM - 2 miles of deep water running - I think it is helping the hamstring.

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Race: 2022 Peachtree Road Race (6.21 Miles) 00:45:41, Place overall: 1156, Place in age division: 28
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
2.000.006.200.008.20

 

2022 Peachtree Road Race - did surprisingly reasonably well today.  Had lots of excuses and reasons not to expect to run well - had a bout with COVID in the 2 weeks leading up; frustrating proximal hamstring tendonopathy that has been more problematic in the last month than it has over the last 6 month - plus it was super humid this morning - high dew point of 71 degrees.  So I went in with the idea of just hoping to maintain 8 min pace and wasn't sure I could even manage that having most of my training run paces of 8:45 to 10 mins lately...

But things kinda worked out ok.   I did some pool running yesterday afternoon - which seems to be helping the hamstring the following day; and although it was very warm and humid today - the start at 7 am had some low cloud cover and the sun never emerged until mid morning.  

Usually my family participates in the event - but two of my girls are not in town and my other daughter would have walked it with her toddler, but they do not permit strollers.   So just my son-in-law and I did it today.  But today's race was the first time since the pandemic that they have held the race on one single day (last year was split over 2 days for social distancing) - and crowds were finally back and it seemed like things were back to normal.

Anyway - the first half mile was a little rough feeling - my legs felt terrible and I could not seem to find a groove.   But I relaxed a little and allowed myself to get acclimated - and was very pleased with a 7:20 split for the first mile.   The next two miles are downhill and I ran those both at or below 7 mins.  The second half of the race is mostly uphill - the steepest is section is between 3 and 4 miles and my pace slowed to 7:40 - but I came back with a 7:30 and then 7:07 before finishing the last .2 at 6:30 pace downhill.  My HR effort in the second half was probably more than I should have attempted - but at the time, it felt like I was not overreaching.   

My time was literally 3 second faster this year than last year when I ran "easy" with Dan; but considering my situation this year - I could not be more pleased with this result.  

PM - 1 mile of deep water running in the pool.

 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
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AM - 3 miles easy with Finn in the neighborhood.  Legs felt a bit tired as expected.

PM - 2 miles of pool running.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.000.000.000.007.00

AM - 5 miles with Finn - on a hilly route.  Pace was quite slow.  It is very humid and warm.   Hamstring is really responding to the pool running - I am guessing it provides the proper bloodflow to the tendon to allow it to heal.  Still doing the strengthening exercise as well. 

PM - 2 miles of pool running.  

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.750.000.000.003.75

AM - 3.75 with Finn on the horsetrail roads.  Ran over to Dan's new house to check on it, as he is out of town.   Really fatigued today - perhaps too much pool running the last few days and insufficient sleep.   

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.000.000.000.005.00

AM - 5 miles on the trail - several loops around the pond.  Legs felt really fatigued again today.  Quite warm and humid and effort on the trail was not relaxing or easy despite the slow pace.  

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.250.000.000.005.25

AM - thunderstorms all morning - so 4 miles on the treadmill.

PM - had a birthday party for my grandaughter at the house today - weather cleared for a nice day at the pool.   After clean up - I did a little over a mile of deep water running.  2 days of no pool running had my hamstring starting to ache and bother me more. 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
33.000.006.200.0039.20
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