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Milton Mayor's Cup 5k

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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

9 x NYC Marathon

 

 

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 - been running for 40+ years.  

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Miles:This week: 0.00 Month: 108.10 Year: 1777.75
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
161.000.003.113.13167.24
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
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AM - 5 miles with Finn in the fog mist and some rain.  Warmer and humid.  

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Race: Milton Mayor's Cup 5k (3.107 Miles) 00:20:39, Place overall: 4, Place in age division: 1
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Race - 5k - Milton Mayor's Cup.  Made a decision this morning with decent weather to do this race to get an idea of where I am fitnesswise.  Reasonably pleased with the result and grateful to see where I am physically following the heart stent implant in December.  

Small field, relatively flat course; cool but a little humid in the upper 40's to lower 50's.   I was a bit cautious in the first half mile - not sure how things would feel, but it was more mental than physical.  Three guys went out to the front, with one who looked to be in high school, running in long sweat pants, but he was legit (I think he won.)  Once I got past the initial nerves, I moved up on the third place runner when the two front runners gapped him; I passed him just before the mile mark and stayed slightly ahead of him through 2 miles, when he came back by me early in mile 3.  No one was close behind me, and I lost contact rather quickly, being satisfied where I was.  Finished reasonably well for 4th place overall.  Splits were 6:35, 6:28 and 6:46. 

I looked back at my races from last year - and this was a nearly identical time to a 5k I did in January 2018.  With limited/restricted (doctor's orders) volume in my training, and a few sporadic / occasional tempo efforts and a couple of workouts in the last 45 days - not a bad time - all things considered.

 

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PM - 5 miles at an easy recovery effort on the treadmill- rain storm outside.  

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PM - 5 miles at moderate effort on the treadmill at lunchtime.

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AM - just less than 5 miles with Dan and Finn early before work this morning.  Really quite cold in the 20's with a feels-like of 18.    

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AM - 5 miles with Finn and Dan on a chilly morning before work. 

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AM - same as yesterday.

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AM - 5 miles on a treadmill in my hotel in LA.  Here for business and then traveling on to Australia tomorrow evening.  

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Race: Rock the Coastline - Long Beach (3.107 Miles) 00:20:34, Place overall: 1, Place in age division: 1
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AM - in LA on business yesterday with flight later this evening to Australia - I signed up for a 5k to occupy my time for the day.  Very very small event in Long Beach.   There were competing races/events going on.  In fact in the same parking lot there was another 5k race, and a triathlon.  In the general area there were several other races to chose from.  My race had events from 5k through the marathon.  I would estimate less than 25 people lined up for the race.  It was quickly apparent that I was going to be running by myself - so it was more of a time trial than a race - which I think was measured a little short too.  I think I won by over 2 mins.  Nice day though and it was fun to get out and do a race out of town on the spur of the moment.  

 

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Literally lost this day in travel from Los Angeles to Sydney Australia.  I left Saturday evening at 10:15 pm and arrived in Sydney on Monday morning at 8:15 am Sydney time.  

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5.750.000.000.005.75

PM - just short of 6 miles in and around Sydney Harbour in Sydney Australia.  Here for business meetings.  It is nearly the end of summer here and the leaves are just beginning to start to change colors slightly. Quite warm, with lots of sights around the harbor including the Opera House and the Sydney Habour Bridge and Botanical Gardens.  Body clock is way off - and nutrition is lacking. 

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4.250.000.000.004.25

AM - 4.25 miles - ran across the Sydney Harbour Bridge at daybreak.  Warm and I felt like I was working way harder than I should have felt.  

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AM - 5 miles around Sydney Harbour and the Bridge in the rain before a day of travel to New Zealand.  

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AM - 4 miles around the Town Basin in Whangarei New Zealand before sunrise.  Really pleasant weather and light effort run.  

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AM - 5 miles on the treadmill at the airport hotel in Auckland NZ.  It was 4 am and I did not see a reasonable running area outside with the roads around the airport.  Early flight.  So the treadmill had a virtual running route video - which happened to be in Auckland. Kinda interesting that I was running both literally and virtually in Auckland.  

Heading home today.  Flight connection in Brisbane Australia.   When I leave there it will be 11 am Friday morning and when I arrive in LA it will be 7 am Friday morning.  Time for second breakfast.  #timetravel.  

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PM - 5 mile run back in the US at home now having returned yesterday evening.  Good run with Finn who was happy to get outside for some exercise.  

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PM - 5 miles with Finn in the afternoon whilst my wife was hosting a wedding shower at the house and I needed to have him out of sight and sound during the event.  Quick pace both yesterday and today. 

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PM - 5 miles on the treadmill in the afternoon at work.   Struggling a little with jetlag - and so I opted to sleep instead of getting up early to run this morning. 

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AM - 4.5 miles with Dan and Finn on a morning where it was right around 32 even this late in the season.  Hat and gloves.  Was not feeling it this morning - the effort was high again - for 3 out of the last 4 days - so I probably should try to run easier for a couple of days.

I had my 3 month check-up with the cardiologist this morning and I have been fully released to return to my normal training activity without restrictions.  Also, got specific written permission to run a marathon in June, to share with my wife for proof.  :)

 

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AM - a little over 5 miles this morning with Dan and Finn.  I purposely ran easier today - body / mind were feeling fried with too many days in a row of intense efforts.  Felt much better.  Travel later today. 

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AM - 6 easy miles along the Colorado River in Austin, Texas.   

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AM -  a little over 5.5 miles with Finn and Dan in the neighborhood.  

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7.750.000.000.007.75

AM - 7.75 miles with Finn and Dan on a still chilly morning.  Good effort - longest since before my heart issues in November.  

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PM - a little over 8 miles with Finn on a warmer afternoon than in many recent days.  I think the warm weather was getting to Finn a little bit toward the middle and the end of the run.  Faster than planned, but I felt really strong most of the way.

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AM - a little over 4 miles with Dan in the neighborhood.  Easier effort and cut it shorter than normal - Dan was not feeling it. 

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AM - somewhere between 5.5 and 6 miles this morning with Finn and Dan.  Much faster than I had wanted to go, and my watch stopped unexpectedly near the end of the run - and then restarted shortly thereafter.  

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AM - 6.25 miles this morning with Finn and with Dan for at least the early portion of the run.  He had an early work commitment, so he only ran the first 3 with me.  I travel later today to the West Coast for a day.  

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AM - 6 miles very early in San Francisco.  Watched stopped twice, perhaps because of rain - annoyed nevertheless.  

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AM - 5 quick miles with Finn at lunchtime. 

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AM - 9 miles with Finn on a beautiful spring morning.  Tragedy narrowly avoided when a little Shih Tzu dog got under his backyard fence and crossed a busy road to try run with us and then turned around back into the traffic - fortunately the cars stopped as I ran and yelled as the dog's owner came running out frantically.   

Good speedy run today on lots of hills - felt really solid.  

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PM - 10 mile “long run” on the treadmill watching the tournament.   

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