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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: 19.50 Month: 39.25 Year: 2132.96
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
32.350.000.000.0032.35
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.000.000.000.004.00

AM - 4 miles with Finn in the neighborhood and partially on the golf course.   Left hamstring has some lingering soreness - not sure if it is origin is from running, or not stretching enough, or from the new non-statin medication that I have been prescribed. 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

AM - 6 miles on the treadmill on a rainy morning.  Just did not want to run in the cold rain today.  Did a short pull on the rowing machine afterwards.  

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.500.000.000.005.50

AM - 5.5 miles with Finn on a much colder morning - 28 degrees - but not much wind - so it was actually not really uncomfortable at all.  

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.250.000.000.005.25

AM - 5.25 miles with Finn.  Felt much colder this morning - even though the temperature was about the same.   My two youngest girls came into town for the holiday, along with my in-laws.  The last group arrives this evening - Tracy's brother and our nephew and his wife.   Love this holiday.  

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.100.000.000.003.10

AM - 5k run with my family and Finn around the neighborhood - only 3 of us decided to go this year and we opted not to awake super early to do the Atlanta Thanksgiving day 5k.   But we had a nice relaxed pace and conversation.  Riley's recovery from a foot stress fracture is coming along well with no symptoms today in her new Hokas.  Delaney was in much better fitness than she expected - but she lives in Brooklyn now and is walking much more having sold her car and she's been playing soccer with a local coed league.  I made cinnamon rolls and maple rolls for breakfast afterward and enjoyed coffee with the rest of our house guests watching the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade.  

Happy Thanksgiving!
 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.500.000.000.005.50

AM  5.5 miles with Finn- chilly windy morning 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.000.000.000.003.00

AM - 3 miles with Finn and Riley.  Her foot stress fracture seems to be healed and so we just ran easy and walked in intervals to keep from doing too much too soon.  

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
32.350.000.000.0032.35
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