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Milton High School Lacrosse 5k

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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
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34.250.001.753.1139.11
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0.000.000.000.000.00

Complete day of rest.  First day off since November.  Legs and mental attitude told me it was time.

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AM - 2.5 miles on the golf course with Finn.

PM - Treadmill workout 13 x 200 with a 300 rest.  The day off yesterday was just what I needed.  Felt very good today.   All of the reps were between 39-41 seconds.  Don't think I could have gone much faster without really being concerned with falling off. 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

AM - 2 miles on the treadmill early - followed by some indoor rowing and stretching/rolling.

PM - 4 miles on the treadmill late after dinner - needed to squeeze some miles in on a busy day.

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AM - 2 miles on the treadmill and 2000 meters of indoor rowing.  My office closed today due to weather.  Got about 1.5 inches of snow and the temp with the windchill this morning at my house is -2.

PM - crosstraining 45 mins on the indoor bike - 14.5 miles just under 20 mph.  

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.500.000.000.007.50

AM - 2 miles on the treadmill followed by 2000 meters of indoor rowing.  Stretching foam rolling, push-ups and sit-ups.  Started into work but could not get up the hill out of the neighborhood due to the icy road. 14 degrees. 

Probably about time that the city of Atlanta realizes that it needs to incorporate winter weather services - such as road clearing / treating as with most major cities in the US.  We've been here 4 winters and every year we have "snow days" that in most cold weather locations, would have had little impact.

PM - 5.5 miles on the former golf course (soon to be passive greenspace and trails) with Finn.    It is still about 50% covered with thin layer of snow and ice. (There was actually a "golfer" on the second hole walking with a bag - using the "free" track before it transitions from a golf course - but I imagine it was a challenge to find his ball when it landed in the snow).  It warmed to 31 degrees by lunchtime and the sun was out - and I could not face another indoor treadmill run.  Finn was estatic with the activity.  

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PM - 4 miles easy after work.  Planning to try to race tomorrow. 

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Race: Milton High School Lacrosse 5k (3.107 Miles) 00:20:33, Place overall: 2, Place in age division: 1
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2.500.000.003.115.61

Milton High School Boys Lacrosse Team 5k Fundraiser.

Had a decent race today.  Local race - not a big crowd, perhaps less than 100 participants.  

Pre-race warm up - felt bad.  Temps were cool, but not bad.  May have gotten to nearly 40 degrees by the time of the start, which was a really nice/civilized 11 am.  

Did not ascertain much in the way of obvious fast runners except for one.  He looked to be a high school cross country athlete.  Race course map was non-existent.  I figured out much of the course during my warm-up.  As we stood awaiting the start, I asked a runner next to me if he knew the course, and he described it as if he'd run the race before.  He appeared to be in my age division, and shot out quickly at the start - so I decided I would have to keep him close.  The race had several of high school lacrosse team players (both boys and girls) who were bunched-up and goofing around in the first 600 meters.  When we came to an early U-turn, I was in 6th place.  The fast runner that noticed at the start had already gapped the field by 150 meters.  

Gradually, I began to settle in and pick-off each of the runners in front of me.  By the first mile split I was in 3rd place and tucked in behind the 2nd place runner who looked to be high school age.  There was some wind that I allowed him to block, but I noticed he was weaker than me on the uphills, but faster than me on the downhills.  Once I could see the turn-around at 2 miles and shouted some encouragement to the first place runner, I moved past the second place runner and headed back uphill.  With a half mile left to go, I could not hear anyone behind me, and I could not see the first place runner ahead - so I was essentially running a time trial to finish up.  

So - 2nd place overall, and first place in Masters.  The winner was 18 years old.  Did not post his time, but I suspect it was below 18 mins.

I was pleased with my first two splits:  6:18 and 6:21.  Third mile split was slower at 6:59 but my perceived effort felt about the same - so I attribute the slow down to the long hill and essentially running by myself for the whole of that mile.  I finished strong with a split of 6:14 per mile according to my watch for the last .1  My average pace was 6:33.

Overall I was happy with this. I competed well and with the exception of the 3rd mile split, I would have been extremely satisfied with the effort.  

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