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June 2015

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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: 88.50 Year: 1565.10
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
249.000.006.000.00255.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.500.000.000.008.50

AM - 4 miles easy before work this morning.

PM - only enough time at lunch for 4.5 miles.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.500.003.000.0010.50

AM - about 3.5 miles with Finn on the golf course this morning before work.  Longest run with him, and the first in a little while since he was "fixed" and had a recovery period. The dog is growing strong and has ample endurance...working on some training to have him run off-leash with me ultimately.

 

PM - lunchtime workout on the treadmill.  8 x 600 with a 1 min rest - all at 5:42 pace per mile.  Warm up and cool down.  These were a bit more challenging today - perhaps because of the shorter rest between reps.  Good workout overall though.

 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.000.000.000.003.00

AM -  only about 3 miles very early before offsite work/leadership meetings - expected to go all day including a dinner too.

 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.000.000.000.004.00

PM - got in late yesterday evening, needed sleep in the morning so no early run.  Meetings again today - had just enough time for a run after work before a gathering at my home this evening.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
13.000.000.000.0013.00

AM - 7 miles early - 4 of them with Finn.  Did not want to have him go too long just yet.

PM - 6 more after work.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
12.000.000.000.0012.00

AM - 4 miles with Finn on the Milton Trail this morning.  Actually kinda fast - I did not have the gps on, but I wouldn't be surprise if we were running around 7:30 pace.

PM - 8 miles in the evening.  

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.000.000.000.008.00

AM - 2 mile walk with Finn before church. 

PM - 8 miles on the treadmill and then 2000 meters of rowing. 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
11.500.000.000.0011.50

AM - roughly 4.5 miles this morning on the golf course with Finn.  Had the GPS on it for a portion of the run - we were averaging right around 8 to 8:15 pace per mile and I was holding him back at times.  Practiced a little having him off lead.  Kinda funny each time he would realize that I was not holding the leash - he'd run over to me and essentially wait /jump up at me or get tangled in my legs until I picked it up again - and then he'd resume running in front - as if he preferred to have me hold the leash.  He was a filthy mess of mud sand and grass clippings when we were finished - but a happy dog, no doubt.

PM - 7 miles on the treadmill at lunch.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.500.003.000.007.50

PM - workout on the treadmill - planned to run outdoors on the track but the weather was uncooperative.  12 x 400 @ 5:42 ppm with a 1 min rest.  Warm up and cool down.  Felt difficult tonight.  

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.000.000.000.0010.00

AM - a little over 3 miles with Finn on the golf course this morning.

PM - lunchtime - warm out today.  Slightly more than 7 miles easy.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.000.000.000.0010.00

AM - 3 miles with Finn in the neighborhood this morning before work.  Body feels the fatigue/soreness of Tuesday's workout.

PM - 7 more on the treadmill at lunchtime.  

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.500.000.000.0010.50

AM - in Richmond for business.   7.5 miles.  Same route I did here about 6 weeks ago.  Quite warm and humid out.  

 

PM - 3 miles with Finn in the evening - partially on the golf course.  

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.500.000.000.003.50

AM - 3.5 miles with Finn on the golf course this morning.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
9.000.000.000.009.00

PM - 9 miles on the treadmill.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.000.000.000.0010.00

AM - 4 miles easy with Finn in the neighborhood before work.

PM - 6 more at lunchtime on the treadmill (really hot outside).

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.000.000.000.005.00

PM - had planned to take the day off.  Been feeling really fatigued and sore and low on energy - so no run in the morning or at lunchtime.  Had a very unexpectedly stressful day at work - so this evening instead of not running I went out for an easy run on the golf course with Finn.  More of a therapeutic than anything else.  Body did not feel too bad during or after. 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

PM -  limited time today.  Really hot outside too.  6 miles at lunchtime.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.500.000.000.004.50

AM - had a really nice run with Finn on the golf course this morning around 4.5 miles.  Because it is early morning and the course is empty of any patrons - I allowed Finn to run off lead - which I had been gradually introducing for the last few weeks.  He ran the majority of the run this morning that way which allowed him to explore more and get in some nice sprints when he needed to rejoin me at times.  

His blog would probably read:  "Nice fartlek workout this morning with multiple folics and detours - one of which was to introduce myself to a fawn, which I has mistakenly thought was a dog due to his size.  He was shy and ventured off into the woods and I was unable to connect.  Resumed my training forthwith."

 

 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.000.000.000.008.00

PM - 8 miles on the treadmill.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
14.000.000.000.0014.00

AM - 4 miles

PM - 10 miles in the early evening - warm/hot out.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.500.000.000.004.50

AM - about 4.5 miles this morning with Finn on the golf course.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

PM - 6 hot miles at lunchtime today.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.000.000.000.0010.00

AM - 4 miles with Finn, mostly off-lead, on the golf course this morning.  

PM - 6 miles at lunchtime.  Hot again - 97 I think.  But actually did not feel as hot as yesterday.  Might have been a breeze.

So I am having this internal debate with myself.  About 6 - 7 weeks ago - I was reasonably pleased with how I was feeling in my training runs.  Did a couple of races...felt profoundly slow - decided to do some speed workouts -- never actually raced any after about 5 weeks of at least 1 workout per week...but was really fatigued and not enjoying even the easy days.  Did not even want to race.  

Something is "off".  Not sure if the stress of the workouts set me back or the heat or not enough iron supplements...anyway

My debate is whether to increase my mileage volume now (eliminating the fast workouts for a while) gradually over the remainder of the summer - or take a short break and decrease mileage for a few weeks.  I would like to be ready to run a fall marathon.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.000.000.000.0010.00

PM - 10 easy aerobic miles on the treadmill at lunchtime.  Wore the HRM - kept things in check - and not running outside today was a plus with reasonable indoor temps.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.000.000.000.0010.00

PM - 10 aerobic miles on the treadmill at home after work.  

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
9.500.000.000.009.50

PM - 9.5 miles on the treadmill at a "patient" pace - (from a description provided by Drew).  Feeling better.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

AM - 6 miles or so this morning before some travel.

 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.250.000.000.0010.25

AM - 10.25 miles in Las Vegas.  Here for a work conference.  Got out early before 5:30 am when it was already 93 degrees (better than the 114 when I got here yesterday afternoon).  

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.000.000.000.0010.00

AM - 10 aerobic miles heading the other direction (south) on the strip in Las Vegas today.  Actually had a few sprinkles.  Humidity was up (23%) from single digits yesterday.

 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.250.000.000.0010.25

AM - 10.25 miles this morning.  Ran around a different part of the city - including the perimeter of UNLV.  Warmer (95 at 5:30 am) and less comfortable.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
249.000.006.000.00255.00
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