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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: 0.00 Month: 139.51 Year: 1262.63
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
38.000.000.000.0038.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.000.000.000.000.00

No running or cross training today.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.500.000.000.006.50

AM - early start this morning with cross training equivalent miles in rowing and indoor cycling.  This is a full week of not running on full body weight.  Last week I did 3 days of Alter G running at 50% or less of body weight running - ending on Wednesday.  So following that, it has been 5 days of no running at all.  Foot actually feels quite a bit better.  Not 100% yet though.  My plan is to get to 100% and then give it a few more days.  It will be a challenge - for sure.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.500.000.000.006.50

AM - same cross training as yesterday - perhaps with a bit more effort.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.500.000.000.006.50

AM - same as yesterday.

 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.500.000.000.006.50

AM - same again as the day before.  Was thinking I could consider a run to test the foot by the weekend - but was hoping there'd be 100%, not even the hint of anything happening by now; but alas that's not yet the case.  Patience.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.000.000.000.008.00

AM - 6000 meters of indoor rowing, then 2 miles of running/jogging on the golf course, then 6 miles of indoor cycling - for an appoximate equivalent of 8 miles of running more or less.   I failed to keep myself from testing the foot for a run until the weekend or thereafter; what is it about me or about runners in general that makes it so difficult to resist going out to run either when injured or recovering from injury? Anyway, it was rainy and the grass on the course was soft - I jogged and walked for a bit until I felt as though the foot would be ok - which for the most part it was.  Still something going on there but it was not "painful" or causing any diminishment in strength or change in gait. 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.000.000.000.004.00

PM - so I tried running again this afternoon - this time with the vibrams on the golf course.  First 50 meters I thought I was going to bag it, but as the muscles in the foot warmed - it felt better and I ended up going for about 4 miles.  I did some drills at various point - side step, backwards, high knees, butt kicks, skip/bounding and karaoke - the latter of which seemed to somehow loosen things up.   Foot was tight/painful as I walked back to the house and switched shoes for indoor rowing.  But as I stretching and manipulated the foot the pain kinda switched from an injury pain to just a sore/fatigue kind of sensation. Taking that as a good sign.  Did around 6000 meters of rowing too.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
38.000.000.000.0038.00
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