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New York City Marathon

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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.

Favorite Blogs:

Miles:This week: 3.00 Month: 63.02 Year: 1932.12
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
92.1126.200.000.00118.31
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.000.000.000.003.00

AM - 3 miles easy with Finn this morning.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.000.000.000.003.00

AM - same as yesterday.  Riley and Tracy left this morning for NY to meet up with Artur.  I will join them late tomorrow.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.000.000.000.003.00

AM - easy 3 with Finn on the golf course before work.  

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.000.000.000.004.00

AM - 4 miles in NYC with Riley and Artur with the group from Italy.  

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.000.000.000.003.00

AM - 3 mile shake out with Richie and his friend Anthony in central park.  Letting Riley sleep in today.

 

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Race: New York City Marathon (26.2 Miles) 04:20:45
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.0026.200.000.0026.20

 

Ran the NYC marathon with my 22 year old daughter Riley and her boyfriend Artur who traveled here from Italy.  Both were first time marathoners and wanted my support and pacing.  

Race conditions were fairly good - in the 50's and a little windy.  We all started in the second wave and got off to a good pace averaging around 8:45 per mile.  Unfortunately around mile 11 Artur started complaining of IT band / knee pain which got worse as we progressed.  By mile 16 we were reduced to a walk/run situation where we'd run to each water stop and then walk for minute or so. 

We likely had a shot at a sub 4 hour effort - but we were committed to run together and he did not want to drop out.

Really special getting to do a marathon with my daughter - who ironically was my only daughter who did not run cross country or track in high school.  She was a competitive swimmer.  

 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.000.000.000.003.00

AM - 3 miles easy on the hotel treadmill in rainy cold London.  Would not even know I ran a marathon a few days ago - I suppose due to such an easy pace we ran on Sunday.  

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.500.000.000.003.50

AM - 3.5 miles or so on a chilly morning - Ran around Hyde Park.  I always enjoy running by folks riding their horses - with their proper riding gear and all.  So English.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.000.000.000.003.00

PM - 3 miles easy in the afternoon - finally back at home - with Finn.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.000.000.000.004.00

AM - 4 miles on a chilly somewhat frosty morning with Finn.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.000.000.000.004.00

AM - another cold morning - 4 miles with Finn under the supermoon.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

PM - ran at lunchtime on the treadmill 6 miles or so - due to poor air quality warnings.  Fires in NE Ga and Tennessee.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

PM - 6 miles after work with Finn. 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

PM - about 3 with Riley and Finn on a very windy chilly afternoon- then I did a few more on the treadmill- followed by 2000 meters of indoor rowing.  

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.500.000.000.003.50

PM - 3.5 miles outdoors on a chilly day - a longer run was planned, but some GI issues cut that short.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.000.000.000.008.00

PM - about 8 miles on the treadmill at lunchtime.  Feel like I am catching something.

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Race: Atlanta Track Club Thanksgiving Day 5k (3.107 Miles) 00:31:30
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.110.000.000.003.11

AM - with 23 friends and family staying at my house for Thanksgiving - we got 10 of them to run together for the ATC Thanksgiving Day 5k in Atlanta this morning.  Great weather and a nice time having all of my daughters running together with me and our house guests.  Nice event.

Happy Thanksgiving to everyone.

 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

AM - 6 miles with Nick Bob and Finn on a pleasant fall morning after Thanksgiving.  Enjoyed the conversation.  

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.500.000.000.003.50

PM - 3.5 miles with Riley and Finn followed by some indoor rowing.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.500.000.000.003.50

AM - basically the same as yesterday before work.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

AM - 6 miles on the treadmill (rainy morning) and 2000 meters of indoor rowing. 

Got blood test results from my physical last week.  Insanely high numbers from an endurance/fitness perspective - for which I have very little explanation except that I have not been training too hard, which may result in better labs:

RBC - 5.45 M/uL

HGB - 16.4 g/DL

Hematocrit - 48.9%

Ferritin - 131

I have not been training that much since running/slow pacing Riley and her boyfriend the NYC marathon - and my training for that race was very modest - rarely exceeding 50 mpw and no long runs greater than 16 miles.

So - I am currently uninjured and apparently quite healthy from a labs perspective.  I suppose it is time to begin some base training for a late spring marathon.  Daughter #3 will be in Rome for a study abroad and Daughter #2 wants to run the Roma marathon in April.  I have also got an entry to Grandma's marathon in June. 

 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.000.000.000.007.00

PM - 7 miles on the treadmill at lunchtime (storms in the area) - followed by 2000 meters of indoor rowing.  My phone had a tornado warning alert go off just as I was leaving the gym - so probably a good idea that I stayed indoors.  Never saw the tornado - though my entire office building had to empty into stairwells as a precaution.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
92.1126.200.000.00118.31
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