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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
26.600.000.000.0026.60
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.000.000.000.000.00

Took the day off. 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.000.000.000.003.00

AM - 3 miles with Finn this morning before work.  My resting HR was back to normal overnight and had gradually gone down each day since Wednesday.  Unfortunately I still felt kinda crappy where it feels like my heart is working too hard - but not with a high HR.  Starts around 5-6 mins into the run and then subsides after about another 5-7 mins and becomes intermittant.  Does not make for a relaxing or enjoyable run.  Ran the first mile in like 11:30 and the next 2 at 9:20 pace - so it is not as though I am running too hard.  Need to sort this out.  

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.500.000.000.005.50

PM - 5.5 miles on the treadmill at lunchtime.  Today went a little bit better.  I kept my effort very easy - still had a few episodes of discomfort - but had patches of feeling normal too. 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
2.000.000.000.002.00

AM - 2 mile jog with Riley and Finn. 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.100.000.000.003.10

AM - traditional Thanksgiving Day 5k in Atlanta - “ran” with the family and friends.  Had a really nice day with lots of good food and fellowship. 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.000.000.000.005.00

AM - 5 miles with Riley, Nick and Finn on a chilly breezy overcast morning.  I continue to have “episodes” of what I describe as a blood pressure spike - that lasts about 10 to 15 minutes after the first half mile of a run.  Really unpleasant. And then it improves for a while.  Never had this happen before and there’s no family history for high BP.   Seeing a doctor for my annual physical on Monday. 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.000.000.000.008.00

PM - 8 miles on the treadmill.  Tested my BP every 8-10 mins - not sure what the data means just yet.  

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
26.600.000.000.0026.60
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