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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
41.000.000.000.0041.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

PM - 6 miles easy on the treadmill.  Sore again for the first few minutes.  Otherwise fine.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
9.500.000.000.009.50

AM - very early easy 4 before a morning flight.

PM - got in a slow tight uncomfortable run.  Groin issues are really not improving much.  Doing lots of stretching/self massage etc.  Beginning to think I may need to take some time off.  Runs are not enjoyable. 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

AM - so I was thinking of taking the day off with no running - but I awoke with a lot less tightness and so I did a little stretching and used the "stick" for a bit and thought, maybe a short run to test things.  Surprisingly very little to no tightness and no pain at all.  Had a relatively normal feeling run.  No instability or weakness that I realized I was experiencing from time to time.  Weird.  6 miles of  pleasant running.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.000.000.000.007.00

PM - got another decent run in this afternoon without any groin issues.  In Va Beach with the family for a few days - very warm here.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.500.000.000.004.50

AM - easy 4.5 miles with Riley in Va Beach.  Very warm and she was feeling it - so we cut it short.  But no issues with my groin - so I have decided it may be fun to connect with Rob on Wednesday next week and do the Des News half.  

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.000.000.000.008.00

PM - easy 8 miles around the golf course behind my brother in laws house and around a lake in a nearby neighborhood. In vacation mode this week. Light running and different activities. Took my daughters to play golf yesterday. Today I tried paddle boarding.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.000.000.000.000.00

No running today - busy with vacation activities and then headed out to the airport in the late afternoon - arrived late in Alpharetta - showing the family around the Atlanta area for a couple of days.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
41.000.000.000.0041.00
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