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September 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

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: 6.60 Month: 44.90 Year: 1867.80
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
160.5015.253.500.00179.25
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.000.000.000.000.00

Flew into Madison Wisconsin for a meeting late yesterday - only to find out that my meeting for the next day was no longer necessary - so got home late in the evening.  No run today.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.000.000.000.005.00

AM - 5 miles of fartlek with Finn through the neighborhood before work.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

AM - easy 6 miles. 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

PM - 6 miles on a really nice day - ran a good bit faster than I had planned - but felt strong and just went with it.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.500.000.000.005.50

AM - I had planned to do a 5k race this morning (literally 8 local races to choose from) but went to bed with GI issues that were there when I awoke and my legs were feeling some strain from yesterday's impromptu fast pace run - so I went back to bed; got up late made waffles and late morning went on a nice run with Riley and with Finn.  

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.004.000.000.0010.00

AM - just about 4 miles with Finn this morning.  Ran into Dan with his dog in White Columns and ran with him a bit. 

 

PM - lunchtime - had just enough time for a short-ish tempo effort of 4 miles at what used to be my goal marathon pace of 6:50 per mile on the treadmill. 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.250.000.000.004.25

PM - Super easy 4.25 miles on treadmill at lunchtime.  Legs/feet were giving indications last night that I needed some rest today.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.500.002.000.006.50

PM - lunchtime treadmill workout:  8 x 400 @ "fast as I can go and still finish the workout" effort with a 400 rest/jog.  Ended up at a pace of about 5:20 per mile on the last few after starting out just under 6 min pace.  Find that I can tolerate much of anything for 80 to 90 seconds.   HR doesn't have time to build much past lactate threshold in that short of a period even at that pace.    Pleased with the workout.  Sort of feeling as though my leg speed/strength is making good progress in its return.

 

 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

PM - 6 very easy miles on the treadmill after work.  

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

6 miles very easy

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

AM - 6 miles in Gainesville at the University as I am here for the game yesterday.   Ran down to the track and did 8 striders at the crack of dawn.  

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Really had in my mind a plan to run today - but my work scheduled did not permit for it; and then I lost motivation by the evening.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.004.250.000.008.25

AM - 3 miles easy with Finn in the neighborhood.

 

PM - lunchtime treadmill workout. Just enough time in my work schedule to squeeze in a little over 4 miles at marathon pace - (just under 7 mins per mile) - felt relaxed and controlled.

 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.500.000.000.006.50

PM - in St. Pete for business/work.  Staying with Richie, so we went out for a run in the evening - easy for about 6.5 miles.  Evidently after the recent hurricane, the storm water systems maxed out the capacity of the waste water treatment facilities and three local municapalities decided to dump millions of gallons of raw sewage into Tampa Bay late last week - including near downtown St. Pete.  I was told the odor was overwhelming on the weekend - but last night it was not too noticable.  Yuck.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.000.001.500.008.50

AM - got up early with Richie and found Justin in the neighborhood and after a 2 mile warm up we did 6 x 800 with an equal (~3 mins or so) rest.  Averaged right around 6:25 ppm overall.  I really do NOT miss the humidity of this area.  The dew point was 78 degrees this morning and feels like temp was 85 degrees at 5:15 am.  

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.250.000.000.003.25

AM - 3.25 miles very easy with Finn on the golf course in the dark this morning.  Put a little light on his collar and let him run off-lead - so I could keep track of him.  Worked well.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
11.000.000.000.0011.00

AM - 4 miles easy. 

PM - 7 miles early evening- faster finish. 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
13.000.000.000.0013.00

AM - no run yesterday due to travel out west.  In Palm Desert for a couple of days for a business conference.  Got up before the heat and ran about 13 miles until the sun came up.  Ken joined me for the first 5 or so miles.  

Interestingly on the flight, I boarded right behind Hall of Fame - QB Jim Kelly - who surprisingly was not sitting in first class but on the same row as me - I recognized him, and talked a little bit.  Seemed like a nice guy.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.250.000.000.007.25

AM - 7.25 miles this morning - Ken recruited another runner from the conference - who ran a bit quicker than I think we expected.   We passed a local runner on our loop who ran into us on the other side and decided to run with us for a bit.  So we had a team of 4 for a little while.  They all finished up around 4 miles and I continued on at a recovery pace for a few extra miles.  

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.000.000.000.008.00

AM - 8 miles in Vegas this morning- at my second conference this week.  Last 5 miles at steady state pace.  

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

AM - 6 miles on the Las Vegas strip. 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.500.000.000.005.50

AM - 5.5 miles on the Las Vegas strip. Cooler and windy this morning.  Heading home later today. 

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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 with Riley.  We actually went out for about 3 miles with Finn for the first 3 miles and then headed back out again.  Nice easy effort.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.000.000.000.005.00

AM - 5 miles or so with Finn this morning before work; feeling a little achy like I may be catching something.

 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
1.507.000.000.008.50

AM/PM - early lunch workout on the treadmill - 7 miles at MP with a mile warm up and a half mile cool down.  Treadmill calibration was likely a bit off, (indicated I was running 6:40 pace) - but I liked that nonetheless - and mainly worked off of HR effort as my primary guide. 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.000.000.000.008.00

AM - 3 miles easy with Finn this morning. Gotta love dogs...he'd eaten a little bit of food and had some water before we started our run; not even a 1/4 mile in, without notice or warning, he just barfed it all up, and never stopped running, much less alter his gait.  #Committed.

 

PM - about 5 more slow miles at lunchtime.  Weather is starting to get less hot and humid.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
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Decided a rest day was needed - legs were really flat - and I was too busy at work anyway.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
9.000.000.000.009.00

AM - 5 miles with Finn in the neighborhood.

 

PM - 4 more after work.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
160.5015.253.500.00179.25
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