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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 5 of the World Marathon Majors (NY, Chicago, Boston, London & Berlin) at least twice.

5 x Boston Marathon

10 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: 0.00 Month: 178.95 Year: 178.95
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
151.950.000.000.00151.95
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.250.000.000.005.25

PM - 5.25 more or less in the afternoon with Finn

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.000.000.000.005.00

AM - 5 chilly miles before work with Finn

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.000.000.000.003.00

AM - in Richmond on business - unfamiliar area - cold.  Just ran around a large office complex until I got 3 miles in before my meetings.  

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.000.000.000.004.00

AM - 4 miles with Finn and Dan on a cold morning before a long day of travel. 

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0.000.000.000.000.00

Traveling 🧳 to India - no running 🏃 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

AM - 6 miles on the hotel treadmill in Bangalore India. 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.000.000.000.007.00

AM - 7 miles on the treadmill at the hotel in Bangalore - leaving tonight for the UK. 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.100.000.000.003.10

PM - 5k around the town of Colchester England.  Travelled here overnight from India for a business meeting tomorrow morning.  Windy and chilly.  Very jet lagged. 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.000.000.000.003.00

AM - 3 miles in the town of Colchester - cold and windy.  Evidently an historically ancient settlement - the first of the Romans in the English Isle according to the book in my hotel room.  Bit of a gritty northern working class looking city, with a pleasant looking town center.  

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.000.000.000.003.00

AM - a few loops around the hotel parking lot next to Heathrow airport.  My room literally looked onto a runway.  Not sound proof either.  Headed home today. 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

AM - 6 miles with Finn back on my home soil.   Lower 30's temperature-wise - so a brisk start to the day.  My dog really was in need of some exercise.  

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.250.000.000.004.25

AM - 4.25 cold miles with Finn this morning before work.  

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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 the gym at lunchtime near my office.  Cold and rainy this morning and I did not feel like going outside.  

A year ago today I had a coronary artery stent procedure done to remediate a 90% blockage in my Left Anterior Descending artery.   Could have easily resulted in a heart attack if it had gotten any more blocked without being diagnosed or corrected - but I was fortunate enough to have some anginal type symptoms that I noticed when I was running - and I was persistent with my doctors and they were thorough in their efforts despite the seemingly contraindications of any issues (40+ years of running, no family history, non-smoker, good diet and cholesterol labs) aside from those complaints.   

Within 24 hours of the procedure I felt incredibly improved and was permitted and encouraged to resume my running within a week and was back to full training after 90 days.  

I would have been happy just to be able to run - but instead I have had a great experience this year, almost turning back the clock 6 years to times that I was running in 2013 - and I feel great.  

What a difference a year has made.  Feeling very blessed.

 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.000.000.000.007.00

AM - a little over 7 miles with Dan and Finn.  A bit on the quick pace-side.  

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

PM - 6 miles with Finn on a hilly route late in the afternoon.  

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.000.000.000.005.00

AM - 5 miles with Finn before work.  Apple watch evidently needed a software update and kept malfunctioning.  

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.000.000.000.004.00

AM - 4 miles with Dan and Finn very early in a light rain before work.  

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.000.000.000.005.00

PM - 5 miles on the treadmill after lunch.  

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.250.000.000.004.25

AM - cold, frosty morning in the 20's.  Slow 4.25 miles with Finn around the neighborhood.  

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.100.000.000.003.10

AM - easy 5k with Riley and Finn. 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.000.000.000.008.00

PM - 8 miles with Finn in a cold drizzle late afternoon. 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.000.000.000.000.00

Travel day. No running.  

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.000.000.000.008.00

AM - 8 miles with Rob in Park City - Round Valley on some snow packed trails.  Good run -  great catching up with Rob as always.  Snowboarding all afternoon.  Completely exhausted.   

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.500.000.000.004.50

AM - about 4.5 miles with Riley on some groomed trails across from the Canyons resort. Then an afternoon of skiing.  

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.500.000.000.003.50

AM - about 3.5 miles with Riley on a snowy Christmas Day in Park City after opening presents and enjoying a hearty breakfast.   Spent the afternoon skiing with the family and then had a lovely dinner prepared by my wife in our condo and then off to see a movie.  A full day.  

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.000.000.000.004.00

AM- cold icy morning run with Riley.  

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.000.000.000.005.00

AM - 5 frosty cold miles on some groomed trails across from the Canyons resort with Marcus and Riley.  First experience with ice crystals forming on my eyelashes.  Riley hair was frosted as was Marcus's beard.  Enjoyed the run despite the chilly conditions.   

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.750.000.000.007.75

AM - got in late last night but Finn got me out of bed and out for a run by 5:45 this morning   Covered about 7.75 miles in foggy conditions.  Easily about 35 degrees warmer here than my run yesterday in Utah.

 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.750.000.000.004.75

AM- 4.75 miles with Finn and Riley in the rain.  

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

AM - a little over 6 miles with Finn before work today. 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
9.500.000.000.009.50

AM - 9.5 miles with Finn using my new Garmin Forerunner 945 - which has lots of nifty gadgets and data for my amusement.  

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
151.950.000.000.00151.95
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