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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
16.350.000.000.0016.35
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.000.000.000.003.00

PM - 5000 meters of indoor rowing and then 3 miles of running on the treadmill in the vibrams.  New and/or additional self diagnosis is tibial posterior tendinitis - which actually became more evident after the marathon - and which seems to do really well with the vibrams-  this was actually a decent run and no real discomfort at all.  

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
1.000.000.000.001.00

AM - only had time for some indoor rowing this morning.

PM - easy barefoot running on the treadmill.  

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
1.000.000.000.001.00

AM - some short easy barefoot running in my neighborhood.  Sort of an experiment of rehabbing the foot/tibial tendinitis.  I am not running too far, or too hard - so that may be the reason it is feeling good; or running unshod is of some benefit in and of itself (or a combination).  20 mins of riding on the indoor cycling rollers (requires so much concentration) and then another 15 mins of indoor rowing followed by stretching / and foam rolling.  

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
1.000.000.000.001.00

AM  - running, rowing and indoor clycling.  Some barefoot running in the neighborhood.  Less than a mile of running, 10 miles of cycling and 3000 meters of rowing.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.250.000.000.004.25

AM - 3.25 with the vibrams on the golf course with Finn early this morning.  Heavy rains yesterday afternoon and evening left the course really soggy and foggy. Headlamp was helpful.  Cannot imagine running in that thickness and in the dark on a trail or in unfamiliar ground without worrying that I would step in a hole or off a cliff or something.  Anyway, intentionally very slow pace, but extremely encouraged by the progress of rehabbing the foot is going.  

PM - 5000 meters of rowing and the another mile on the indoor track - barefoot. 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.100.000.000.003.10

PM - ran 5k around the perimeter of the Concourse property on the interior road - barefoot.  Longest unshod distance attempt thus far.  Takes a fair amount of concentration but I have no PF pain or discomfort.  Still a bit tight with the posterior tibial tendonitis - but all seems to be resovling.  Ended up with a blister on my second toe on the left foot and tight calf on the right; kinda expected something along those lines as I stretched things distance-wise out a bit.  

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.000.000.000.003.00

AM - 3 miles on the treadmill this morning barefoot.  The friction on the treadmill at decent speeds is a bit too much for my feet - leaving the skin quite tender.  Slow pace is fine.  The PF is nearly non-existant now though - so that's good.  Would love to accelerate the volume more - but the great limiter perhaps (natural restricter) here is if the skin on my feet is too tender - I just have to wait for it to toughen up.  

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
16.350.000.000.0016.35
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