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Times Turkey Trot

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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
55.755.003.200.0063.95
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.002.000.000.009.00

PM - 9 miles on a pleasant Sunday afternoon.  Last 2 miles at MP.  

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
12.000.000.000.0012.00

AM - 4 miles easy this morning - quite chilly (for Florida) at 56 degrees - I felt like I should have worn gloves.   Did not feel well for most of this run even though it was easy.

PM - 8 more at lunchtime around Feathersound and Carillon.  Soreness in left knee at the start and in my ribs up almost to my right armpit.  Recall having some pain there in the marathon.  Must have a trigger point there that needs to be released.  Anyway, most everything loosen / warmed up and felt fine on an easy comfortable pace.  Very nice weather in the mid 60's and sunny.   Watched a youtube video with Luke Humphrey pitching his Hanson Marathon Method book.  Interesting stuff.   

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.000.000.000.003.00

AM - 3 very light easy miles before work.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.000.000.000.003.00

AM - 3 miles easy with some striders.  

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Race: Times Turkey Trot (6.27 Miles) 00:40:50
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.503.003.200.0010.70

AM - My family's Thanksgiving tradition:  The Times Turkey Trot is early Thanksgiving morning and my three girls love the idea of going out to do the 5k and then head home and help prepare the meal for the afternoon.  This year Bradlea's sorority little sister came to stay with us, and so she was included in the tradition as well.  I decided to "run" with the four girls in the "Wing Ding" 5k which is the first of 4 races in Clearwater.  We learned after the event that this was her first ever 5k.  But we left "no man behind" and jogged it all together and really enjoyed a beautiful morning.  

Afterwards I stayed around for an hour until the 10k to start.  Not a stellar performance but steady as she goes.  I got a little excited in the first half and blew up a bit in mile 3 which required me to regroup - basically finishing out at marathon pace for the second half of the race with an overall 6:30  average pace.  I would have been satisfied with a sub 40 min effort, but went out too hard and did not have it today.  Meh.  I am only 10 days out from my marathon in Richmond - perhaps expected more than I should have.  Anyway - Time to eat.  Happy Thanksgiving.

 

 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
9.250.000.000.009.25

AM - 9.25 miles easy on a late morning while the rest of my family was out shopping - I enjoyed an absolutely pristine weather day and a relaxing recovery run.  

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
17.000.000.000.0017.00

AM - met up with my friend Brian who is training for a 100 mile ultra in Wesley Chapel early this morning at the Cypress Creek Nature Preserve.  Temps were in the mid 40's when we started in the dark with headlamps.  I had expected the pace to be a bit slower, but Brian has really been training well over the summer and his weekly mileage is in the 70's now - He claims to have not run that fast in a long time, but he was conversational for most of the run, and I don't know that I would have gone a whole lot faster on some of the more technical parts of the trail. Nice way to start the morning - good conversation.  He's going to do great in his race in January on this trail.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
55.755.003.200.0063.95
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