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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
49.250.001.253.0053.50
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.000.000.000.004.00

 

PM - 4 miles on the treadmill on a cold afternoon.  Did 2000 meters of indoor rowing after. 

Had a decent year of running in 2017.  Just over 2200 miles logged; and no serious injuries.   I raced the gamut of distances too. My first ultra marathon of 50 miles (symbolic of being age 50); 2 marathons (Berlin and NYC); half marathon (Des News); 5ks amd 10ks and 2 track races at all-comers meets of 3000 and a mile.  I ran with friends and ran a few competitively.  

Looking forward to the New Year - with some additional volume and some new experiences - like my first cross country race since high school.   

Happy New Year!

Comments(3)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.000.000.003.008.00

AM - 2 miles on the treadmill - followed by some indoor rowing.  Really cold out this morning - decided not to venture outside.

PM - Tempo effort.  I had thought about doing a 5k race this morning at Piedmont Park - but decided that I did not feel like dealing with single digit wind chill temps - so instead I did a 5k effort on the treadmill this afternoon.  Started conservatively at 6:58 and gradually worked down to 6:30 pace - with the last .1 was 6:15 pace.  Pleased with the HR through much of the workout and how I felt overall.  

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.000.000.000.0010.00

AM - 2 miles on the treadmill this morning - since it was 10 degrees in my neighborhood at 6 am.

PM - still too cold outside; 8 miles on the treadmill at lunchtime.

 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.000.000.000.005.00

AM - just under 9 miles of indoor cycling.  Legs/feet tired or sore from multiple treadmill days, plus usually weak the 2nd day after a workout.  So I opted for low impact.

 

PM - lunchtime treadmill run of 5 miles - still below freezing outside.  Not feeling very energetic today.  

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.750.001.250.008.00

AM - 2 miles on the treadmill followed by 2000 meters of indoor rowing, then some stretching, foam rolling, sit-ups and push-ups. 

PM - treadmill workout (wind-chill 12 degrees at lunchtime) - 10 x ~200 meters with a 2 mile warm up and 1.5 mile cooldown.  Hard to properly gauge on a treadmill if these are equivalent of outdoor / track efforts.  I suspect it is not - particulary for short reps like these.  I am able to get the leg turn-over to keep up with belt, but am I really "driving" the wattage for the pace the same as I would on a track?  Anyway - did the first 5 or so at 5:30 pace and moved my way down to 5:10 pace on the last one...so I was in the low 40's to upper 30's for splits.  When it is a warmer day, I shall compare efforts outside on a track.

In any event, I felt solid and strong and like where I am right now running-wise.  I'd like to have more volume, but I feel as though I am balancing well-enough to get some quality work in, without injury or too much fatigue.  

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.500.000.000.006.50

AM - 2 miles easy on the treadmill before work.  Wind chill was 4.  Temp was 15.  

PM - took Finn out on the golf course for about 4.5 miles when the temperatures got near 30 later in the day.  

30 mins on the indoor spin bike afterwards

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
12.000.000.000.0012.00

PM - 12 miles on the treadmill.   

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
49.250.001.253.0053.50
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