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June 2016

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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
250.5017.000.000.00267.50
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
9.000.000.000.009.00

PM - 9 miles today on the treadmill at somewhat faster pace/effort but still easy.  Longest run in quite a while. Foot seems to be tolerating the treadmill and the volume better than the roads or the golf course these last few days.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
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PM - another decent run on the treadmill - 10 miles.  Foot seems almost like it is getting better with the increased volume.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
2.505.000.000.007.50

PM - 1.5 mile warm up then 5 miles at high aerobic effort - to just short of aerobic threshold on the treadmill - then a mile cool down.  Was not feeling that great to start - but kept this pace going consistently for 35 mins or so - before cooling down.   Good effort.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.500.000.000.008.50

PM - 8.5 miles in the afternoon on a warm humid day.  Easy HR effort - slow pace on a hilly route. 

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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. 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.000.000.000.007.00

PM - 7 miles on the treadmill after work.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
12.500.000.000.0012.50

AM - between 2-3 miles of easy jogging with Finn this morning before work.  He's been lacking outside time as it has been wet and rainy for the last few days - and so was in need of some exercise.  

PM - just under 10 miles at lunch - cool front passed through and though still warm out, the humidity and dew point dropped a lot, and it was breezey.  Made for a nice run.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
12.000.000.000.0012.00

AM - 3 miles easy with Finn before work 

PM - 9 miles on the treadmill after work meetings that finished up late afternoon.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
9.000.000.000.009.00

AM - 3 miles with Finn before work - feeling really tired this morning

Yet another fascinating performance enhancing drug ruling - this one involving Sharapova.

She treated with a physician for years with as many as 30 vitamins/minerals/drugs - and then in 2013 stopped using that physician - started using a nutritionist - but yet continued to take 3 of the substances - one of which was Meldonium - but had no prescription for it (supposed to be a heart medication - and she doens't have a heart condition) did not disclose it to anyone - including her handlers and other doctors, or the WTA.  Claims she did not realize it became banned despite it being clearly publicized - and yet ONLY gets a 2 year ban and does not lose her endorsement deal with Nike?

"The contravention of the anti-doping rules was not intentional as Ms Sharapova did not appreciate that Mildronate contained a substance prohibited from 1 January 2016. However she does bear sole responsibility for the contravention, and very significant fault, in failing to take any steps to check whether the continued use of this medicine was permissible. If she had not concealed her use of Mildronate from the anti-doping authorities, members of her own support team and the doctors whom she consulted, but had sought advice, then the contravention would have been avoided. She is the sole author of her own misfortune."

 

PM - just had time for about 6 more at lunch on the treadmill.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.004.000.000.0010.00

AM - nice easy 3 miles with Finn before work this morning.

 

PM - good tempo effort at lunchtime on the treadmill.  2 mile warm up then 4 miles or so at high aerobic effort (avg 152 HR which for me is about 75% of my HRR) and then a mile or so cool down.  Not super fast or anything (7:30 pace) but decent progress - would like to see several weeks of base building and revisit this effort for comparison then.  Foot is tolerable - don't know if it will ever completely heal or if this is my new normal - as long as it is functional and not too painful, I am ok with it.

 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
12.500.000.000.0012.50

PM - 12.5 miles easy on the treadmill whilst watching the Euro 2016.  Shame on England for not closing the game out.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.000.000.000.003.00

AM - only 3 in the morning with Finn.  Very hot outside today and so I did not want to run in the heat, and was not excited about another treadmill run.  Thought about running in the evening, but family committments took priority. 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.500.000.000.0010.50

AM - 3 miles with Finn before work.  He's pretty much expecting a run everyday now - and is awakening me at 5 am or so, to head out.  Cannot let him down. 

 

PM - 7.5 miles on the treadmill at good aerobic effort.  Pleasant effort as far as HR is concerned with improved pace.  

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.000.000.000.003.00

AM - very early 3 miles with Finn - then management meetings all day long followed by a dinner - no time for a second run as I did not get home until 10:30 pm

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.000.000.000.003.00

AM - 3 miles with Finn quite early again - more work meetings today and tomorrow - which is really cutting into my running time :).   The good news is the foot feels about 95% normal.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
11.500.000.000.0011.50

AM - 3 miles with Finn before work.  Happy Bloomsday.

PM - 8.5 miles on the treadmill at lunchtime.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.004.000.000.0010.00

AM - 3 miles on the golf course with Finn.

PM - treadmill tempo - 2 mile warm up then 4 miles at MP then 1 mile cool down.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
14.000.000.000.0014.00

AM - 3 miles with Finn

PM - around 11 miles on a pleasant afternoon.  

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.500.000.000.007.50

AM - 3 miles before church with Finn

PM - spent the afternoon with my family for Father's Day and then had to travel to DC for business.  4.5 miles after arriving at my hotel.  

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.250.000.000.0010.25

AM - easy 3.25 miles in DC before starting my day.  

PM - 7 miles early evening in DC - ran out to Georgetown and then up the Rock Creek parkway trail.  Hot out but dry.  

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.000.000.000.0010.00

AM - 3.5 miles easy around the Lincoln Memorial and the Washington Monument.  Warmer and more humid - foot was bothering me more today for some reason.

PM - estimating about 6.5 or 7 miles - planned to do more but the weather deteriorated quite rapidly with a pretty heavy/severe thunderstorm - which was both scary and exhilarating at the same time. But my shoes were waterlogged and the pavement was mostly deep puddles, so I called it a day and headed back to the hotel.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.000.000.000.008.00

AM - 8 miles up Rock Creek Park and then back down around the Lincoln Memorial.  Travel later today.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
14.000.000.000.0014.00

AM - about 3.5 miles at home with Finn this morning.  Switched to the old Saucony Triumphs which have the 8 mm offset - to see if my foot tolerates it better now.  Not much was too noticable during the run but subsequent lack of soreness may be promising.  Will try them again later today. 

PM - 10.50 miles on the treadmill after work. 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.254.000.000.0010.25

AM - 3.25 miles on the golf course with Finn before sunrise.

PM - treadmill tempo of 4 miles.  Slightly faster and with a little better heart rate.  

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.250.000.000.0010.25

AM - 3.25 miles with Finn on the golf course before sunrise.

PM - around 7 miles on the treadmill at the end of the day very hot outside (100 degrees) - had planned to go further, but just got bored and figured I had enough.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.000.000.000.003.00

AM - 3 miles with Finn before church this morning.  Busy day ahead - probably only run for the day.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.000.000.000.0010.00

AM - 3 miles with Finn before work.  Travel midday today.

PM - 7 miles from my hotel in Marina Del Rey up Venice Beach to the Santa Monica Pier and back.  Ran too fast for my level of fitness.  Tuckered out when I finished.  

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.000.000.000.0010.00

AM - 10 miles on a foggy morning up the beach again - a little further north than yesterday.  Pushed too hard again at least for the second half.  Long day ahead with an overnight flight.  

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
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No run. Had a red-eye flight back to ATL then to Norfolk and was in court all day then a flight home where I arrived at about 10 pm.  

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
11.250.000.000.0011.25

AM - 4.25 miles with Finn.  Ran into Dan who was running with his dog - ran about 2.5 miles with them.  Good catching up.  

 

PM - 7 more on the treadmill at lunchtime

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
250.5017.000.000.00267.50
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