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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
47.500.007.250.0054.75
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.000.000.000.005.00

PM - 5 miles on the treadmill - kinda felt off.  Took yesterday off, unplanned, was in a funk.  My dog Jake passed away yesterday and I was just wasn't feeling it.  He was a good dog.  14 years.  So anyway, I think the lack of a run yesterday threw me off a bit today.  

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.500.000.000.007.50

AM - got in about 7.5 miles this morning before work - felt a bit stiff and slow.  Bunch of family in town for a couple of days - displaced me from my bed to an air mattress - the likely cause of my stiffness.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.000.000.000.007.00

AM - decent 7 mile run this morning before work.  Hoped to get a few more miles in but did not get out early enough.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.000.000.000.005.00

AM - 5 miles this morning before work.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
1.000.007.250.008.25

PM - hopped on the treadmill after work and just decided to "run" but with no specific plan in mind - turned-out perhaps sub-tempo to threshold at times but overall just a good honest effort - without looking HRM or being cautious.  Hammered out a little over 8 miles, wore myself out, but it felt good.  Body is finally getting back to a point where I can just decide to run.  

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.000.000.000.008.00

AM - 4 miles shake out run.  Expected to be a bit sore from yesterday evening's treadmill run - and I was.  But started slow and really was no worse for the wear.  Will get a few more miles in later this afternoon or evening.

PM - got an additional 4 miles in in the afternoon.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
14.000.000.000.0014.00

PM - 14 miles on a cool rainy afternoon.  Enjoyed the run - always good when you finish a long run feeling like you ran a decent pace, and don't feel as though you are spent for the day.  

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
47.500.007.250.0054.75
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