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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
179.100.0015.200.00194.30
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

PM. - 6 miles very easy after work. 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
12.000.000.000.0012.00

PM - 12 miles on an overcast afternoon.  Longest run since my surgery.  Ran out to Dunedin Causeway - happy coincidence - had to stop and wait for the drawbridge on the way back.  Good run.  

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

PM - felt a bit sore and tired so I did not run early this morning.  Went out after watching the NYC marathon for a really easy 6 miles and felt great at that easy pace.  

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.500.000.000.0010.50

AM - easy 3 miles before work this morning.

PM - 7.5 miles on the treadmill at the gym at lunchtime.  Nice run.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.000.000.000.000.00

Unplanned day of not running.  Up early for a flight to Minn - and then back out in the evening to ATL.  No time to get a run in.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.500.000.000.006.50

AM - limited sleep - got up and did a run with Richie in ATL - cool damp autumn morning.  Good conversation - made for a nice run.  Lots of hills - slowish pace for about 6.5 miles.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.000.005.000.008.00

PM - tempo on the treadmill.  2 mile warm up and then 5 miles at tempo - started at 7:03 pace and gradually worked my way down until the last mile was at 6:40 pace (and the latter was likely a bit faster than tempo for me right now).  1 mile cool down.  Overall I felt like this was very good progress for me.  If I continue to see this level of improvement in next several week, I will be very pleased indeed.

   

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
9.000.000.000.009.00

AM and PM - 2 runs for a total of 9 miles.  

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.500.000.000.0010.50

PM - easy long-ish run of 10.5 miles on a Saturday afternoon.  I have to head out for business travel this evening to India.  Short time there, long haul though.  Will miss a run tomorrow as a result since I don't arrive until Monday very early AM in Bangalore.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.000.000.000.000.00

No run - travelling overseas.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.500.000.000.008.50

AM - got a nice 5 mile shake out run in on the treadmill at the Marriott in Bangalore, India.  If time permits will try to get another run in later today.

PM - was able to squeeze-in another 3.5 miles before a business dinner.  Hoping that the runs will assist in getting me to sleep this evening (10.5 hours time difference from home).

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.000.000.000.004.00

AM - Bangalore - attempted a run outside this morning - very heavy fog/smog acrid air made this more of challenge than I had expected.  Really not very enjoyable, got in about 4 miles.  Would have been better off indoors on the treadmill.  Interestingly, I actually saw another runner outside this time.  I am told that running is not a very common activity or sport and it was the first time I had ever seen anyone else outside running here the couple of times I have been in the country.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.000.000.000.000.00

No running - on a return journey from India.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.000.004.000.008.00

AM - tempo treadmill run.  Cold morning in ATL of 25 degrees kept me inside.  2 mile warm up then a little over 4 miles at tempo and then a 2 mile cool down.  Initially was just going to do easy miles following so many miles and hours of travel, but decided since my mileage would be lower this week, perhaps I should get some quality in.   

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.000.000.000.005.00

PM - bleah!  Caught a nasty cold - probably from all the travel this week.  Was able to get 5 miles in on the treadmill on a chilly rainy day in ATL.  Family is up for the weekend for house hunting.

Saw a couple of articles/op ed pieces in the WSJ this week on running. Recommend the Stafko one from earlier this week poking fun at runners who feel the need to post 13.1 bumper stickers on their cars. http://m.us.wsj.com/articles/SB10001424052702304448204579186401818882202?mobile=y

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.000.000.000.008.00

AM - on a misty cloudy morning in ATL - easy slow 8 miles or so.  Very relaxed pace.  Took yesterday off due to illness and looking for houses with my family.  Travel this afternoon to Minn. for business and return to ATL tomorrow.  

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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 this monring in Minneapolis.  Did not bring any cold weather running gear, and the temp in the hotel elevator said 21 degrees.  

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.000.000.000.008.00

AM - a little under 8 miles on a brisk ATL morning.  Very enjoyable run.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.000.000.000.004.00

AM - early start today with work and travel - so only 4 miles easy on a windy and colder morning than yesterday.  

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.500.000.000.0010.50

AM - a run at home in FL for a change (been 10 days since I have been here....) temps were literally 30+ degrees warmer this morning than they were yesterday.  Easy 4 - plan to get a second run in later today.

 

PM - run at lunch - outside in FL - warm (80's) - but a decent 6.5 miles.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

AM - 6 miles with Richie at lunchtime - good coversation, moderately paced run.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

PM - sort of an off-day but decided to go out for 6 around dinner time. Pleasant easy run.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
11.000.000.000.0011.00

AM - took yesterday off.  Easy 4 this morning.  Will do another run later today.

PM - ran a little over 7 miles with Richie after work.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
9.000.000.000.009.00

PM - 9 pretty solid miles on the treadmill after work.  Been feeling a bit weak and fatigued - took some more iron supplements and they seem to have taken hold finally.  Getting routine labs this week anyway - will be interested to see what they reveal if anything.  

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.000.000.000.003.00

PM - 3 easy miles in advance of tomorrow's Turkey Trot races.  I won't actually be racing, but will be running with my daughters and nephew in a 5k and then will stick around and do the 10k. Chilly temps are expected too.  Always a nice way to begin the turkey day.

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Race: Times Turkey Trot (6.2 Miles) 00:43:18
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.100.006.200.0011.30

Enjoyable morning -- quite cold for Florida with wind chills in the low 30's.  I joined my daughters and nephew in the first race, a 5k, where we jogged/ran together.  Only Bradlea who was coming off of a cold had a little trouble toward the end.  Really nice way to start the day.  Saw lots of familiar faces.  

Then, they all departed and I hung around for the 10k which started at 8:45 - the last of 4 races.  Plan was just to run to feel (not race), in fact my Garmin ran out of battery in the 5k so I only had my basic back up to keep track of my splits.  Was pleased to run this at an aerobic pace slightly slower than my marathon race pace earlier this year.  I think half of my miles were low 6:50's and half were slightly over 7 min pace.  Coming off of surgery at the end of August - I did not want to push the envelope - and so, this was a good effort, where I was controlled, and probably could have notched off several more miles at that same pace.

Happy with my progress - even happier to have no pain or limitations (besides my overall fitness).

 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.000.000.000.004.00

AM - 4 easy shakeout miles this morning.  No soreness or fatigue (did not expect any since I ran aerobicly yesterday). Will get a second run in later today if the timing works out.  

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
12.000.000.000.0012.00

PM - so I did not get a second run in yesterday - family still in town and so those obligations prevailed.  Was able to get in a decent run today of 12 miles.  

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
179.100.0015.200.00194.30
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