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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.

5 x Boston Marathon

10 x NYC Marathon

 

 

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 - been running for 40+ years.  

Favorite Blogs:

Russian champion tries Crocs, commits to racing a marathon in them

Nikolay Chavkin in the video below did 3x1000, first two in Adidas carbon-fiber models, the last one in Crocs. Surprised by the result (2:52, 2:52, 2:50) with the fastest interval done in Crocs, he committed to racing a marathon in Crocs if the video gets 42K likes and 195 comments (for 42 km 195 m, the marathon distance). Nikolay's current marathon PR is 2:14:00. The video was created by a Russian sporting goods store chain. Their moto is "more sports - brighter life", which we think is wonderful, and also deserves a Like. If you want to see a fast marathon in Crocs, go to the video and click the Like button. And make sure to share it with your friends.

Miles:This week: 26.25 Month: 26.25 Year: 1366.46
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
22.506.000.001.0029.50
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.006.000.000.5011.50

PM - lunchtime workout on the treadmill.  3 x 2 miles at 6:30 pace with an 8:15 pace mile rest between each 2 mile rep; then 800 at 2:48 with a short cool down.  This could not have gone better for me today.  I would describe the effort as comfortably managable.  Excellent confidence builder workout. 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.000.000.000.003.00

AM - early morning easy 3.0 miles ahead of a long day of meetings including dinner tonight.  Did an ice bath yesterday evening after my workout and so my legs felt fine this morning.  See if that carries over to tomorrow as well.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
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Unplanned day off - work schedule left no time for a run today.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.000.000.000.505.50

PM - lunchtime workout - total of 5.5 miles - outside, after an easy 3 mile warm up, I did  4 x 200 with 200 recovery.  Times / distance were a little imprecise, but they were right around 33-34 seconds with the last one at 32.  I was a bit sluggish when I started the run, and it was quite hot and humid - the tapering and extra onboarding of carbs and calories has me feeling a bit heavy - normal tapering stuff.  However, when I ran these 200's I was really amazed at how much strength and speed I seemed to feel in each rep.  Started to rain a bit at the end of the workout so the cool down was actually pretty nice.  Just need to stay healthy and uninjured for the next few days...

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.500.000.000.005.50

AM - easy 5.5 miles this morning - kept my HR under 70% which made the pace rather slow on a very warm and humid morning.  Felt a bit sluggish and constrained by the forced easy effort.  Whenever my pace and HR would creep up a little bit - I would actually feel better - but I kept backing off.  Flight to SLC is later this afternoon. 

 

 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.000.000.000.004.00

AM - 4.0 miles with Rob up at the top of Big Mountain.  Rob wanted me to get a feel for the steepness of the downhill for the Des News Marathon on Monday.  I was surprised at how sore my quads were even though we were not really running that hard.  I am a bit concerned about how fatigued I will be in a full marathon given the severity of the descent here.  Oh well, I will just have to deal with it as best I can.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
22.506.000.001.0029.50
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