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Peachtree Road Race 2019

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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)

6 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: 56.00 Month: 190.65 Year: 1388.85
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
159.500.0010.200.00169.70
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

PM - 6 miles on the treadmill at lunchtime. 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.000.000.000.003.00

PM - 3 miles on the treadmill at lunchtime - ran 6:30 mile between 1.5 and 2.5 miles to see how it felt.  Felt like too much effort :).  Not expecting too much in the heat of Thursday morning at the Peachtree as a result. 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
2.000.000.000.002.00

AM - 2 mile walk with Finn.   He came up lame Sunday afternoon after we had run in the morning.  Left front paw was causing him to limp.  Could not see any obvious injury and were advised to keep an eye on him for a few days.  So I did not take him out Monday or Tuesday- and the limp is only showing up occasionally.  Did not stop him from chasing and catching a bird in flight yesterday- so I decided to let him walk a bit.  Seems fine. Won’t run him for a few more days.  

Peachtree race is tomorrow. 

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Race: Peachtree Road Race 2019 (6.214 Miles) 00:42:28, Place overall: 718, Place in age division: 27
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
1.000.006.200.007.20

This was the 50th running of the Atlanta Peachtree Road Race.  I first ran this race in 2014 when we moved to Atlanta.  I have run it every year since then with the exception of 2015 when we were out of town.  This was my fastest effort to date and my best since 2014 by nearly a minute.  

It was expected to be very hot and humid - perhaps worse than some years - so I took things conservatively for the first couple of miles which are mostly downhill.  We were fortunate with some good cloud cover which kept the heat from being a significant factor.  I worked the uphills to try to keep an even pace - which in recent years has really been difficult.  This year with clear blood vessels - it was refreshingly manageable.  I slowed only slightly in the second 5k from the first and felt quite well after the race too.  

My son in law, eldest daughter and wife each participated (wife walked it with daughter) as my other girls live out of state now and did not travel for the holiday.  We all connected with each other at the finish and found another friend of ours.  Went to breakfast at Maple Street Biscuits in Alpharetta and had a grand ole time.  

Considering I just completed Grandmas marathon less than 2 weeks ago - even though this was not my fastest 10k this year - I was quite pleased with the result and grateful that I have the health to continue to do this.  I think of this each time I line up for a race now.  It was an especially moving moment for me and others as we stood at the start - staring up at the enormous American flag hanging from a crane over the starting line and a solo singer delivered a poignant rendition of our national anthem concluding with a low flyover of 3 F16’s thundering overhead.  

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Took the day off. 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.000.000.000.005.00

AM - just under 5 miles meandering around the neighborhood.

 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.000.000.000.005.00

PM - 5 miles with Finn along the Alpharetta Greenway trail around noon time.  Tried running here to seek some tree cover from the heat.  Not bad.  

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.000.000.000.005.00

AM - a little over 5 miles with Finn before work this morning.  

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.500.000.000.004.50

AM - 4.5 miles easy with Finn before a long day of travel to Singapore. 

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no running.  Travel day to Singapore 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.250.000.000.005.25

AM - 5.25 miles before meetings in Singapore 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.500.000.000.006.50

AM - 6.5 miles - super warm and humid.  Was not very enjoyable- but nice scenery.  

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
9.500.000.000.009.50

AM -9.5 miles wandering around Singapore before sunrise. 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
11.000.000.000.0011.00

AM - just a shade under 11 miles this morning in Singapore before traveling later today to India.  I went out with a plan to explore a little different route.  About 3 miles into the run and still before sunrise - I converged with a group of 4 other runners who were going a little faster than I was running by myself - so I decided to latch on to the back and kept my distance within about 10-15 yards of them and just followed wherever they went.  Ended up going longer than I had planned as a result - but it was fun.  

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.000.000.000.008.00

AM - roughly 8 miles on the treadmill in Bangalore India.  

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.000.000.000.008.00

AM - 8 miles on the treadmill at the hotel in India before heading to the office.  Travel late this evening back home.  :)

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
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Travel day - no running. 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.750.000.000.005.75

AM - back at home (briefly) - nice morning run of about 5.75 miles with Finn.  Heading to WV for a long weekend and Tracy's family reunion.  

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.500.000.000.007.50

AM - 7.5 slow sluggish miles along the banks of the Ohio river in West Virginia.  Quite warm here - unusual for this part of the the country.  

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.000.000.000.004.00

AM - 4 miles with Riley - easy effort - nice chat; good to catch up with her.  

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.000.000.000.003.00

AM - 3 easy miles with Riley in WV before church and before heading home later today. 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.250.000.000.006.25

AM - 6.25 miles with Finn - ran a good bit faster than I have in the last several days - but felt very good - and did not feel as though I was really pushing the pace.  

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
9.000.000.000.009.00

AM - 4 miles easy with Finn in rainy conditions.  

PM - 5 miles on the treadmill at lunchtime considerably faster.  

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
9.000.000.000.009.00

AM - 5 miles with Finn before work.  

PM  - 4 more at lunchtime.

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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.  

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.000.000.000.003.00

AM - 3 easy miles with Finn before a day of travel to Boston to visit Riley.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.000.000.000.007.00

AM - 7 miles with Riley in Boston. Ran into a group at Chestnut Hill and Commonwealth Ave and ran with them for a while.  We went onto BC campus and did a quick lap around the football field and reservoir.   Heading to a game at Fenway this afternoon.  

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.250.000.000.004.25

AM - 4.25 miles with Riley this morning in Boston.  From her place she wanted to take us on a route along the Charles - but we were pressed for time before church and ended up just doing a loop around the edge of BU's campus and heading back.  Had an awesome time yesterday - got to go to Fenway Park and watch the Sox and the Yankees play.  A friend hooked me up with pre-game field passes and sweet seats in the grandstand lower level behind home plate.  Great game and great memory. 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.250.000.000.005.25

AM - 5.25 miles with Finn before work this morning. 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
2.250.004.000.006.25

PM - treadmill workout at lunchtime - 2 x 2 miles at 10k pace (6:47) with a 400 rest in between.   Good workout - HR was tempo to high tempo but below threshold.  

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.500.000.000.008.50

AM - 5k shakeout with Finn before work.

PM - just over 5.25 miles at lunchtime.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
159.500.0010.200.00169.70
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