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January 2019

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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 all 5 of the World Marathon Majors (NY, Chicago, Boston, London & Berlin)

5 x Boston Marathon

Triathlete - sprint to half-ironman distance

Climbed Alpe d'Huez on my bike 

 

 

Short-Term Running Goals:

Sub 3 hour marathon

Long-Term Running Goals:

Continue to improve times on all distances from 5k to marathon

Personal:

Married with three daughters - each of them are recreational runners.

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Miles:This week: 19.50 Month: 94.24 Year: 362.24
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
125.502.001.000.00128.50
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.000.000.000.003.00

AM - 3 miles on the treadmill this morning to start off the new year.  

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AM - 3 miles followed by a Yoga session before heading back to work for the first time since the holidays.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.000.000.000.003.00

PM - 3 miles on the treadmill at lunchtime at work.  Yoga in the morning before work. 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
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AM - 3 miles on the treadmill in the morning before work, followed by a yoga session. 

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3.000.000.000.003.00

AM - 3 miles with Finn and Riley at Bell Memorial park.  Yoga afterwards.

I re-read my doctor's orders and was pleased to see that I am only restricted to 3 miles per day for the first 30 days (instead of 8 weeks - as I had previously thought) - so by the end of next week I can increase my mileage to 5 miles per day. 

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3.000.000.000.003.00

PM - 3 miles with Riley and Finn on an unseasonably warm-ish January afternoon.  Really nice outside. 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
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PM - 3 miles at lunchtime on the treadmill at a good pace - well under 8 mins per mile.  Feeling well.  Yoga this morning before work.

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3.500.000.000.003.50

AM - 3.5 miles with Dan and Finn in the neighborhood.  Good to catch up with him.  Yoga afterwards.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.000.000.000.003.00

AM - 3 miles on the treadmill at lunchtime - Yoga before work. 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.000.000.000.003.00

PM - 3 miles easy on the treadmill at lunchtime (very cold out today) with Yoga before work this morning.  

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.000.000.000.003.00

PM - 3 miles at lunchtime followed by Yoga.  

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.000.000.000.005.00

AM - 5 miles with Finn on a cold windy grey morning with some spitting rain.  Felt great to be out and to increase my mileage per what my doctor's have permitted.  Yoga afterwards. 

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PM - 5 miles on the treadmill followed by a Yoga session. 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.002.000.000.005.00

PM - 5 miles on the treadmill at lunchtime.  Ran the first 3 at a moderately high aerobic HR effort and then moved the speed to 6:47 for the 4th mile and then 6:31 for the 5th mile with the last half at 6:20 pace.   Just to see how I would feel.  All systems seemed to check out well.  My HR was just slightly above threshold for the last little bit, but it felt good to see where I was fitnesswise.    Yoga before work. 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
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PM - easy 5 on the treadmill at lunchtime - Yoga before work this morning.  

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AM - just about 4 miles with Finn and my neighbor Dan on a frosty cold morning in the 20's.  Ran another mile or so on the treadmill to even the distance out to 5 miles total, then a light yoga session.  

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
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AM - just about 5 miles with neighbor Dan and with Finn before work.  Yoga session after the run. 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
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AM - slightly over 5 miles this morning with Dan and Finn in a cool fog/mist before work.  Yoga session after. 

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AM - 5 miles with Finn.  Hilly route - probably a bit more effort than I should have done on a couple of the hills, but I felt up to it.   Yoga session after.  

Per my doctor's permission - I ran 5 miles each day this week.  This worked out to 35 miles for the week.  I looked back at my log - it is the most miles that I have run in a week since early October.  I did not realize it had been so long since I was running regularly without issues.  I feel so much improved physically, that I have no doubt that I would have no problem putting more miles in.  I have to keep it limited to 5 miles per day however until the first part of March per doctor's orders.  I feel like this will be a restriction I wish I did not have, but at the same time, I am still recovering - so I need to respect that processs, plus it will probably help keep me from getting injured by doing too much too soon.  

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AM - 5 miles on the treadmill and a yoga session before church.  Cold and very windy/rainy ouside. 

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AM - 5 miles with Finn in the neighborhood - I was going to head out early before sunrise, but felt like I might be catching a cold, and the temps were in the low teens with the windchill - so I waited until later in the morning to go out.  Still might be catching a cold but had a good run.  Yoga session early. 

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PM - 5 miles on treadmill on a late lunch.  Feeling my cold growing in strength...won't be long before its full blown.  

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Sick

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AM - 5 miles on the treadmill followed by a Yoga session.  Still sick, but fever is gone. 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
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PM - 5 miles with Finn - faster than expected. 

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AM - 5 miles on the Forsyth trail with a group of men from my church.  Quite cold - below freezing and so the boards on the boardwalk parts of the trail had some icy patches.  This was a very very easy pace to accomodate for everyone.  Great conversation and good healthy activity for a Saturday morning. 

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PM - 5 miles after church and before my annual HOA meeting.  Ran the last couple of miles quite quickly - low 7 min pace.  

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PM - 5 miles on the treadmill at work.  Still have this lingering cold - which kept me up much of the night coughing...Tomorrow's weather forecast has a winter storm warning and schools are closing.  1-2 inches of possible accumulations.  But its ATL - so its a big deal.  

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AM - yoga before work then 5 miles on the treadmill at lunchtime.  Snow never materialized today.  Made for a really easy commute with schools and many people working from home today.  

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
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PM - 5 miles on the treadmill in the afternoon following some business meetings.  Yoga afterwards.

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PM - lunchtime treadmill run of 5 miles.  I picked it up in the last two miles with the final 800 at under 6 min pace.  Really enjoyed it.  Yoga in the morning before work and then a session after the run. 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
125.502.001.000.00128.50
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