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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.

6 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 - (grandfather even) 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: 32.50 Month: 195.25 Year: 1750.21
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
46.500.006.500.0053.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.000.000.000.000.00

Took the day off - I think my first one in a few weeks. 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
11.000.000.000.0011.00

AM - 4 miles easy this morning - felt creaky and sluggish to start - probably ran ok - but was hoping the day off yesterday would have me feeling refreshed this morning - but as it turns out - not so much.

 

PM - lunchtime - I ran on the treadmill as the outside temperature seemed way too hot.  Glad I did.  I also wore the HR monitor for the first time in a while and decided to keep the pace in HR Zone 3 - as I think I may be doing some of my easy runs too hard.  Indeed I sometimes get impatient on runs and will pick up the pace just to get them completed faster.  I think this was a good idea - as I kept the pace pretty steady at 7:30-7:35 and had an avg HR of 137 for the 7 miles I ran.  Felt somewhat rested and less drained afterwards.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.000.006.500.0010.50

PM - good threshold workout.  2 mile warm up then 8 x 5 mins at 6:24 pace on the treadmill with a 30 sec rest between each one - then 2 mile cool down.  I used the heartrate monitor on this and had to slow the pace slightly on the last three to keep myself in the threshold zone and not exceed it.  Pleased with the effort. 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
9.500.000.000.009.50

AM - easy 3.0 miles - shake-out run after yesterday evening's workout.  Felt good - though I tend to have a delayed onset of soreness - so expect either my second run today or tomorrow to feel it a bit more.

 

PM - short on time, I was able to squeeze in about 6.5 miles during lunch outside.  Though it was hot, the humidity was down - so it wasn't too bad.  I was extremely hungry during the run - to the point where I was a bit shakey.  Odd too, because I had breakfast and a granola bar and juice later in the morning too.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
12.000.000.000.0012.00

PM - 12 miles more or less during Delaney's soccer practice.  Nothing special.

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Unplanned day off.  Had too much going on at work then drove my 2nd daughter, Riley, a senior this year in high school, to UF for a campus tour - then will stay for the Tennessee game on Saturday.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.000.000.000.0010.00

AM - had a horrible night sleeping at the hotel - lots of revellers for the Gator/Volunteer game were up late stomping around - plan was to try to get up early to get a long run in, knowing the rest of the day would be tough to get much more in -- but the lack of sleep kept me from getting up too early.  Got 10 miles in with a jaunt around the newly resurfaced track at UF.  People were already setting up tailgate parties at 7 am for a 3:30 pm game.   

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
46.500.006.500.0053.00
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