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Peachtree Road Race

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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: 10.00 Month: 83.50 Year: 83.50
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
195.506.2011.250.00212.95
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.500.000.000.004.50

AM - 4.5 very aerobic (~slow) miles.  For some reason both hips and groin feel a little weak and achy - so I decided to take it a little easier this morning with a plan for a 2nd run after work.  I think the two treadmill runs over the weekend (Friday and Sunday) may be the reason behind the niggles.  Either that or the increased volume may have had a delayed onset.  

So -  Weird confluence of Galloway-isms in the same timeframe.   1.  There is a neighborhood where I run in the mornings which has two streets named Galloway (view and ct) ... and I wondered to myself, I know Jeff Galloway (relatively famous runner) is or was an Atlanta resident, could these streets have anything to do with him?   2.  There is a running store right next to the really good restaurant where I have eaten a few times near my office called Phidippides (which I thought was a cool name for a running store) which I just learned is actually owned by Jeff Galloway.   And finally, of course the Peachtree Road Race is on Friday - which was first run 45 years ago and won by ... Jeff Galloway (later an RD / Organizer of the race).  Coincidence?   Maybe.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.500.000.000.007.50

AM - 7.5 easy miles.  Felt better today than yesterday.  Did not get the second run in that I had planned - as there was an unexpected doggie emergency requiring a vet visit for my old dog, Jake.  

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.500.000.000.004.50

AM - 4.5 easy miles early.

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Race: Peachtree Road Race (6.2 Miles) 00:42:34
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
2.006.200.000.008.20

My first Peachtree Road Race.  Fun.  It would be more accurate to say I was a participant in the event rather than calling it a race - because I wasn't ready yet to be racing coming off an injury.  Richie came up from Florida to "check the box" for this event - and because he was just coming off of Grandma's where he paced his friend to his first sub 3:15 marathon 2 weeks ago, he was only interested in running this for fun. Because he entered late, he got in through a charity which happened the same one that Meb was running for - in which Meb would start in "last place" and would earn charity dollars for every running he passes before the finish.  As a result Meb was in the pre-race area with other charity runners and I got the opportunity to meet him and chat for a few minutes.  Very gracious - good guy.  

So - race report - really I would classify this as a conservative effort at marathon race pace - which is what it turned out to be 6:51 avg on my watch - same pace I ran last year at the London marathon (obviously this was much shorter).  Did not push too hard though I probably did not have much more in me.  Really great weather with a cool front having pushed through yesterday - cool morning with little to no humidity.  Was actually chilly even after the race in the mid 60's.  

Great to see Richie and enjoy the event.  Next year hoping to give it a real go.

Picture of Meb.

 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.250.000.000.0010.25

AM -  a little over 10 miles this morning.  Started off very easy on a hilly route.  Ended up warming into it fairly well managing a decent pace toward the end.  

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
9.000.000.000.009.00

PM -  a little over 9 aerobic miles on the treadmill this evening.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.000.000.000.007.00

PM - a little over 7 miles on the treadmill after a crappy day at work.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
9.500.000.000.009.50

PM - in St. Pete for work for a couple of days.  Did a run along the water and around the pier and Snell Isle - hot and sweaty, but nice to be see some familiar sites.  I downloaded an app called Outsider which was created by the Weather Channel and it is supposed to be used to track performance and the impact of weather conditions on running.  I have not yet used it, but it has this rating system of 1-10 with 10 being the most optimal running conditions and 1 being the worst.  Around 8:30 about an hour after the run, I clicked on the App and the rating was a 3 with a red circle around it and the phrase "Run Anyway?"  

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.500.000.000.007.50

AM - got out early this morning and met Richie at the Snell Isle bridge.  He'd assembled a small group to run this morning including Justin and Brian and Drew who is just coming off his first sub 2:40 marathon in Duluth.   A couple other joined us - great conversation and nice to have a run with old running friends.  Pace was light and easy enough though the humidity was oppressive.  Shoes were making squishy noises at the end of the 7.5 run.  I don't miss the humidity.  Have not had that happen since I moved to ATL.  

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.500.000.000.007.50

AM - pleasant run this morning in ATL before work - feeling stronger - easy 7.5 miles.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.000.004.000.008.00

PM - did a little tempo run on the treadmill.  2 mile warm up; 4 miles at tempo and then 2 mile cool down.  

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.000.000.000.005.00

PM - 5 miles on the treadmill - kinda felt off.  Took yesterday off, unplanned, was in a funk.  My dog Jake passed away yesterday and I was just wasn't feeling it.  He was a good dog.  14 years.  So anyway, I think the lack of a run yesterday threw me off a bit today.  

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.500.000.000.007.50

AM - got in about 7.5 miles this morning before work - felt a bit stiff and slow.  Bunch of family in town for a couple of days - displaced me from my bed to an air mattress - the likely cause of my stiffness.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.000.000.000.007.00

AM - decent 7 mile run this morning before work.  Hoped to get a few more miles in but did not get out early enough.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.000.000.000.005.00

AM - 5 miles this morning before work.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
1.000.007.250.008.25

PM - hopped on the treadmill after work and just decided to "run" but with no specific plan in mind - turned-out perhaps sub-tempo to threshold at times but overall just a good honest effort - without looking HRM or being cautious.  Hammered out a little over 8 miles, wore myself out, but it felt good.  Body is finally getting back to a point where I can just decide to run.  

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.000.000.000.008.00

AM - 4 miles shake out run.  Expected to be a bit sore from yesterday evening's treadmill run - and I was.  But started slow and really was no worse for the wear.  Will get a few more miles in later this afternoon or evening.

PM - got an additional 4 miles in in the afternoon.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
14.000.000.000.0014.00

PM - 14 miles on a cool rainy afternoon.  Enjoyed the run - always good when you finish a long run feeling like you ran a decent pace, and don't feel as though you are spent for the day.  

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.000.000.000.007.00

PM - 7 miles on the treadmill.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.000.000.000.008.00

PM - technically Tuesday AM in Bangalore India - on the treadmill 8 miles after arriving at my hotel following about 22 hours of travel.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.500.000.000.004.50

PM - again techinically Wednesday morning in BLR but since I plan a second run later I will post it on Wednesday when I get to it.  4.5 miles on the treadmill.  Just not a good outdoor environment for running.  Roads/pavement is inconsistent, the pollution tends to be an irritant and it is easy to get lost - so I have decided to stay indoors on this trip.  

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

PM - 6 miles on the treadmill. 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.500.000.000.007.50

AM - 7.5 miles on the treadmill in Bangalore.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.000.000.000.000.00

22 hours of travel - no time or opportunity for a run.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.000.000.000.004.00

AM - eeked out 4 miles - but really jet-lagged and not motivated early in the day.  We ended up going to our first Braves game in the evening.  Great time.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.000.000.000.004.00

PM - 4 miles late in the day.  Hot.  Had hoped to get out early in the morning to avoid the heat - but body needed more sleep.  Plan to get back on schedule tomorrow.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.750.000.000.0010.75

AM - 7 miles early in the morning before work.  Decent run.  

PM - 3.75 miles on a nice easy run on the Milton Trail with Riley.  

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
11.500.000.000.0011.50

AM - 4.5 easy miles before work.  Very pleasant outside this morning.

PM - 7 after work.  Really nice weather this evening too.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.500.000.000.007.50

PM - 7.5 miles on the treadmill after work.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.000.000.000.004.00

AM - 4 miles very easy before work.  A little sore today for some reason.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
195.506.2011.250.00212.95
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