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2018 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: 3.00 Month: 63.02 Year: 1932.12
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
192.205.009.210.00206.41
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.500.000.000.003.50

PM - 3.5 miles on the treadmill

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.100.000.000.003.10

AM - 5k with Finn and Riley before work this morning. 

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Race: 2018 Peachtree Road Race (6.214 Miles) 00:47:31, Place overall: 1942, Place in age division: 105
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
1.500.006.210.007.71

Today's Peachtree Road Race was my fourth time doing this race since moving to Atlanta 4 years ago.  This was not a great time result for me today, but I attribute that to the poor weather-racing conditions.   Similar or worse to the weather  2 years ago 72 degrees and 100% humidity with a dew point of 71 - as I age, I just do not do well in those conditions.  As expected, I ran about the same time 2 years ago.  

My effort in the first 3 miles was on par as far as splits go with the previous efforts.   I was at or slightly below 7 mins in the first mile with the next 2 downhill miles in upper 6 min range.  However my heartrate this morning was blowing up very early even in the first mile and at least for me, once that happens, I have about 3.5-4 miles before I crack.  My avg HR for this race has never been higher at 178. 

Too bad this wasn't a 5k - because the first part of the race was not too terrible. 

On the bright side, my daughters and my son-in-law all participated and it was a great event as it always is.  I love that my girls want to do the race every year - regardless of whether they have been training - because it makes for a great family event and tradition.    From the giant American flag hanging from a crane above the starting line, to the perfect organization, and nearly 60,000 runners, and with the National Anthem beautifully sung, ending perfectly with an F-16 blasting over Peachtree Road - there's nothing like it on Independence Day.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.000.000.000.003.00

PM - we rented a cabin in the Pisgah Forest in North Carolina and so drove up mid-morning and arrived after lunch.  Walked Finn around the Brevard campus - where Delaney did 2 summer running camps - while Tracy and the girls went grocery shopping for the cabin.   After getting settled we drove to Hooker Falls and Triple Falls trailhead and did a short hike before dinner. 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.250.000.000.0010.25

AM - 5k or so with Finn and Riley before everyone else was up.  Nice run in the mountain forest. 

PM - 7.2 mile hike on Looking Glass Rock - actually a bit of a difficult climb in the humidity - but great panorama views at the top.  

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.250.000.000.008.25

AM - same 5k route from yesterday morning - overcast and light mist.  Only Finn ran with me this morning as Riley was too worn out from yesterday's activities.  

PM - 5. 25 mile hike on Daniel's Ridge in the Pisgah Forest with Tracy and Delaney - in the rain.  Actually with the natural canopy we really did not get very wet at all.  

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.500.000.000.005.50

AM - 5.5 miles this morning on a trail next to the Davidson river beginning at the Pisgah Forest gate.  Temps were cool after a front passed.  Sat with my feet in Turkey Creek next to the cabin- ice cold.  

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.100.000.000.008.10

AM - 5k with Finn in the neighborhood before work.

PM - 5 miles on the treadmill at lunchtime.  

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
9.250.000.000.009.25

AM - a little over 2 miles on the former golf course with Finn.  The mowing crew is clearly not able to keep up with the growth of the grass - which was well up to my knees in spots this morning - which was also very wet from morning dew.  I wore the old Vibrams as I do on shorter runs on the turf, but for some reason today - perhaps because of how wet the grass was, I developed blisters/cuts in like less than 2 miles and had to cut the run short as a result.

PM - bandaged up the blisters/cuts and then wrapped with pre-wrap (which was effective - btw) - 7.25 miles on the treadmill at lunchtime. 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
9.100.000.000.009.10

AM - 5k with Finn before work this morning.

PM - 6 miles on the treadmill at lunchtime. 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.000.000.000.007.00

AM - 3 miles on the former golf course (cart path since the grass is too high) with Finn before work.

PM - abbreviated lunchtime run on the treadmill of only 4 miles.  

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.500.000.000.008.50

AM - about 2.5 miles of loops on the fairway behind my house - barefoot with Finn and Riley. 

PM - 6 treadmill miles. 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.500.000.000.007.50

AM - 2.50 miles on the treadmill - as it was raining pretty hard outside. 

PM - 5 miles with Finn on the Milton Trail. 

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Planned day of rest

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.500.000.000.0010.50

AM - 5k with Finn before work.

PM - a little over 7.25 miles on the treadmill at lunchtime at a higher aerobic effort.  Legs felt rested after the day off yesterday. 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.000.000.000.008.00

AM - 3 miles with Finn - partly on the former golf course on the cart paths.  Heavy rains overnight had the temps a slight bit cooler this morning.

PM - 5 miles on the treadmill at lunchtime - limited time due to work schedule. 

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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.

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Travel day to West Virginia 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.250.000.000.0010.25

AM - ran from McMechan to Wheeling Park - steep climb up 29th street.  

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.000.000.000.0010.00

AM - 10 miles at recovery effort along the Ohio river trail.  When the Trail ended I ran on the railroad tracks for a few miles. 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.100.000.000.003.10

AM - 5k around the Sam Shepard memorial trail and past the prison farm.  

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No running.  Up at  3 am for a flight to Austin for a client meeting and then back to ATL by 8:30 at night.  No time for anything but travel. 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.105.000.000.0010.10

AM - 5k with Finn around the neighborhood.  He was happy to have me back home to give him some exercise.  

PM - 7 miles on the treadmill at lunchtime.  5 miles were at tempo effort.  

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.000.000.000.007.00

PM - busy/stressful day - got 7 miles in on the treadmill after work.  

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
9.100.000.000.009.10

AM - 5k with Finn on the clockwise golf course loop.  

PM - treadmill LT intervals.  4 x 1200 with a 1 min rest.  15 min warm up and 12 min cool down.  Used the HRM to keep these right around 160 bpm - and that averaged out to be around 6:30 pace.   Good modest workout.  

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.000.000.000.007.00

PM - 7 miles at recovery pace on the treadmill around lunchtime. 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
14.000.000.000.0014.00

AM - a couple of easy miles with Finn. 

PM - 12 miles on the treadmill later afternoon - too hot for an outdoor long run. 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.500.000.000.005.50

AM - 5.5 miles with Finn - early before church. 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.000.003.000.008.00

PM - lunchtime - treadmill workout.  12 x 400 at 5:50 pace with a 400 rest at 8:40 pace.  Warm up and cool down.  Felt like a solid effort.  

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.100.000.000.003.10

AM - 5k with Finn before work - at a slow recovery pace.  As expected, I had a few aches following yesterday's speed work, but nothing of concern.  Ran into Dan who was running in the neighborhood and chatted with him briefly.  School starts back next week for our county, but adjacent counties start this week.  

Heading out of town for 2 weeks tonight - the first part is vacation, the second week is business.  Intended to get a second run at lunchtime, but I had a slew of meetings get crammed into my schedule today when word got out that I was going to be out of the office.  Probably best not to have an additional run anyway.  

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
192.205.009.210.00206.41
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