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Cooper River Bridge Run

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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: 3.00 Month: 63.02 Year: 1932.12
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
177.857.5010.210.00195.56
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.000.000.000.000.00

Took the day off from running.  Family time after services, brunch etc.  Nice weather to just sit on the porch and enjoy the day.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.250.000.000.006.25

PM - 6.25 miles on a hilly route at lunchtime.  Weather is warming up.  

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.000.000.000.007.00

PM - 7 miles easy on the treadmill at lunchtime.  Lots of pollen blowing around outside, this time of year. 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.000.000.000.005.00

PM - 5 miles on the treadmill at lunchtime.  Cold front came through this morning, cold and windy out (again).  

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.100.000.000.003.10

AM - 5k with Finn before work.  Cold outside again.  33 degrees this morning.  It was in the mid-70's on Monday.  Taking it easy today and tomorrow.  Racing on Saturday.  I think.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.100.000.000.003.10

AM - 5k with Finn around the golf course.  

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Race: Cooper River Bridge Run (6.214 Miles) 00:44:02, Place overall: 471, Place in age division: 10
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
1.000.006.210.007.21

Checked the box for this one which has been on my list for a number of years.   Weather was cool-ish in the upper 60's with a breeze and high humidity.  Organization was decent for such a large race.  They announced 35,000 participants at the start.   

This was a bit more difficult for me than it looked on paper.  The climb on the bridge was about 1.5 miles and I tried to keep my effort even and execute a plan to make up time on the descent.  I seemed to do that reasonably well, but was really pushing my HR limits and slowed a little bit in the last mile or so.  6:52, 7:14, 7:32, 6:34, 6:50, 7:15, and 6:41 for the last .2 miles.  I did have a negative split - though I think that's to be expected where the hill is in the first half of the race and the second half has the downhill.  Satisfied with the effort, time notwithstanding.  

 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
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Took the day off from running - following yesterday's race and long drive. 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.000.000.000.0010.00

PM - 10 miles on the treadmill at lunchtime at an aerobic effort. 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.500.000.000.007.50

PM - lunchtime run outdoors.  New route - couple of lengthy hills I was not expecting.  Slow as a result.  

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.250.000.000.008.25

PM - 8.25 miles on the treadmill at lunchtime.  Felt tired and uncomfortable today. 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
9.200.000.000.009.20

AM - 3.1 miles with Finn around the neighborhood.  Feeling slow and tired. 

PM - outdoors at lunchtime - nice day, but the pollen count is so high, I feel like I can taste it when I am running.  Bleah.  Better run than this morning, but HR is really too high for the pace.  Need a couple of longer slower aerobic efforts to reset things. 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

PM - 6 miles on the treadmill easy. 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
14.000.000.000.0014.00

PM - 14 miles on the treadmill - felt very good for some reason. 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.000.000.000.000.00

No running today - church then travel to DC for a business conference 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.000.000.000.008.00

PM - 8 miles along the Mt Vernon trail from Crystal City over to the Lincoln Memorial and then the Jefferson.  Cold and windy.  Decent run though.  

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
9.250.000.000.009.25

PM - still in DC - same trail - added some distance (9.25 miles) today over yesterday’s and ran around the Washington monument- cold and windy.  

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.000.000.000.003.00

AM - just 3 early miles on the treadmill in DC - had meetings on the Hill, actually that were going to tie up the entire day - and it was in the 30's too and dark.  Stayed indoors instead.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.000.000.000.008.00

AM - 2 miles very slow and easy - on the golf course with Finn, just to give him some exercise.  I was out of town until last night, and he needed to stretch his legs, but I did not have much time before work.

PM - 6 miles on the treadmill at lunch - cold front came through during the morning and it was actually windy and significantly cooler than it was when I ran earlier.  Ran poorly, felt lousy, for most of the run anyway.  

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
1.755.500.000.007.25

PM - treadmill tempo workout .  1.5 mile warmup and short cool down. 5.5 miles at tempo pace.  Good workout.  

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
12.000.000.000.0012.00

AM - 4 miles early with Finn.

PM - 8 miles on the Forsyth trail with my son-in-law, Marcus.  

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
13.002.000.000.0015.00

PM - long run on the treadmill- 15 miles with the last 2 at tempo pace.  

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.000.000.000.004.00

PM - 4 miles easy on the treadmill at lunchtime.  Tight schedule today, not much opportunity for anything longer.  

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.500.004.000.007.50

PM - treadmill workout 1.5 mile warm up then 6 x 800 @ 3:13 w/a 400 rest jog; 1 x mile @ 6:27 and a short cool down.  Good effort.  

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

PM - just shy of 6 miles on what was supposed to be an active recovery run - but I did not feel that great, ran too quickly, and negated the purpose of the run.  

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.100.000.000.008.10

AM - 5k with Finn early this morning.  He needed the exercise and I was up anyway.  Did 2000 meters of indoor rowing afterwards.  

PM - 5 more miles on the treadmill - very slow going.  Not feeling very peppy.  

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.500.000.000.005.50

PM - lunchtime run with Finn on the golf course.  Really felt slow and out of energy.  

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.000.000.000.0010.00

AM - 4 miles early 

PM - 6 miles with Finn on the golf course.  Still not running well.  3rd day in a row. 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
2.250.000.000.002.25

PM - no running today - after having 3 days in a row of poor running efforts, I decided to rest today.  Took a nap after church and then went for a walk on the golf course with Finn.  

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.100.000.000.003.10

AM - early start - with Finn, 5k around the neighborhood.  Felt much better today; rested and with more energy.  

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
177.857.5010.210.00195.56
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