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Times Turkey Trot - 5k Wing Ding

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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.

7 x Boston Marathon (1999, 2000, 2005, 2007, 2014, 2020 (virtual due to covid) 2021

11 x NYC Marathon (1997, 1998, 2010, 2011, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2021)

 

 

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: 0.00 Month: 134.55 Year: 2081.46
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
28.000.000.003.1031.10
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.000.000.000.000.00

Unplanned day off.  I had actually gotten up early to run before church, but layed back down for what I thought was a few minutes - but which turned out to be about an hour.  Then, with family in town all week,  the events of the day began to multiply and despite my best plans to get a run in, simply prevented that from ever happening.  BTW, my daughter made perhaps the best cheesecake with chocolate fudge and pistachios I have ever consumed. 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.500.000.000.005.50

AM - early start - 5.5 miles before 6 am.  Needed to run off my daughter's delicious cheesecake.  Planning to get my runs in early this week to avoid the potential scheduling conflicts created with family in town this week for the holiday. 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

AM - early start again - 6 miles easy.  Had some kind of a random coughing - gagging fit around the second mile in which I was fairly certain I was going to throw up -- bleh.  But regained composure and finished up a not so pleasant run in very high humidity and temps for this time of year.  Hoping for some cooler air on Thursday morning for our annual Turkey Trot - 5k/10k event. 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.000.000.000.000.00

Day off - planning to race tomorrow.

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Race: Times Turkey Trot - 5k Wing Ding (3.15 Miles) 00:18:55, Place overall: 84
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.250.000.003.107.35

Traditional Thanksgiving Day event whenever I am in town.  This race has been around since the late 70's - I did this race in the inaugural year when I was 12 with my family.  Now, my three teenaged daughters and nephew do the event with me before we head back to the house for breakfast on the grill (pancakes and sausage) and preparation of the turkey dinner. 

Last year I did the 5k with Delaney and paced her along to a sub 22 min race, and then did the 10k where I faded late.  This year Delaney planned to run with her cross country teammate - so I had to decide whether to do the 5k or the 10k or both.  So I signed up for each and thought to make a gameday decision.

As it turns out I ran really quite fast in the first mile (5:39 on my Garmin) and as a result I quickly tried to smooth things out in the second mile - which was 6:06 - and then dealt with a short hill at the beginning of mile 3 - which pushed my pace down to about 6:21 - and I was just kinda hanging on through the finish for an 18:55 though I ran the last .1 at under 6 min pace.  Weather was cooler but still quite humid (around 75%) - so after waiting for my daughters and nephew to finish - I did a cool down and decided to quit while I was ahead - and bagged the 10k. 

Not too bad for relatively little training since the NYC marathon a few weeks ago.   

Happy Thanksgiving!

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.250.000.000.008.25

PM - Did an easy 8.25 miles this afternoon through Spanish Trails.  Had plenty of carbs in me from yesterday's meals.  Nice run.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.000.000.000.004.00

AM - just enough time in a busy day to get in a quick 4 miles before heading up to Gainesville for the UF/FSU game this evening.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
28.000.000.003.1031.10
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