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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
25.500.000.000.0025.50
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
2.000.000.000.002.00

AM - 2 miles walking - with a .5 mile last part as a light run.  Trying to give myself a recovery day in between running days - though my body did not feel particularly fatigued or sore.   

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.000.000.000.004.00

PM - 4 miles on the treadmill.  That was 4 miles of actually running - not walking or anything.  Series of flight cancellations this morning to get to Atlanta had me in St. Pete for the day to allow for a run at the gym at lunchtime.  (Too hot outside).  Coincidentially, Richie showed up and we were able to chat and catch up a bit.  

Anyway, I wore the HRM to see how bad my fitness has become in the last 2 weeks and to not run too hard.   So, I was able to maintain an 8:15 pace - at a 70%HRR - which is about 45 seconds slower than I would normal run my training runs at with the same HRR --- A little disappointing but not horrible.  

The great news of course is that aside from minimal range of motion limitation (I still have a little bit of swelling at the incision sites) and maybe some minimal stability confidence issues - the run was as near to a "normal" run as I have had in quite some time.  Very pleased with that.  And if I can continue with this good fortune - the fitness levels will return in time too.  

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Unplanned but probably needed day off.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.000.000.000.004.00

AM - 4 running miles this morning in ATL.  Things are progressing nicely.  Took yesterday off, although unplanned, it was probably good to allow ample recovery between workouts as I rehab.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.000.000.000.005.00

AM - 5 easy aerobic miles on the treadmill at the gym in ATL.  Keeping the HRR in check and not wanting to push the rehab too hard, the pace was rather slow and not very taxing - but I felt fine during the run.  Little bit of fatigue in the surgery area over the next couple of hours.  Will try some Alter-G running tomorrow to get the aerobic work in, but non-impact.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

AM - a little over 5 miles on the AlterG treadmill with a 2 mile warm up on the bike.  Felt good at 65% of body weight - kept it easy at 7:30 pace which translated to a HR of about 70% HRR so fitness is still behind but getting better.  

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.500.000.000.004.50

AM - about 4.5 very slow but pain free miles on a hot and humid morning at home.  

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