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Suncoast 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.

Favorite Blogs:

Miles:This week: 27.00 Month: 87.60 Year: 1417.13
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
50.000.000.005.2055.20
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
20.000.000.000.0020.00

On the treadmill early this morning due to pouring rain.  20.0 miles.  Felt much better than last week.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
9.000.000.000.009.00

Easy 5.00 miles this morning - chilly out.  Started slowly, a little sore from the long run yesterday but nothing significant.  Travel later and maybe a run when I land on the west coast.

 

Easy 4.00 - shake-out run in San Diego along the bayfront with Andy Mac, a colleague in my company.  Cool temperatures - pleasant evening.  Enjoyed the run and the chat.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.500.000.002.007.50

AM - treadmill workout at the hotel - 8 x 400 @ 79 secs w full recovery (appx 3 mins) 2 mile warm up and cool down.  This is the same workout I had done in January at 81 seconds per 400, but have moved the pace up per the Daniels VDOT tables following the 5k I ran two weeks ago.  This was a solid workout - definitely pushed through to where I knew I was benefitting from the effort but not over the top.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.000.000.000.007.00

PM - lunchtime recovery run of 7 miles followed by 6 striders.  Felt pretty comfortable for having done a tough workout yesterday and a long run on Monday. 

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Race: Suncoast 5k (3.2 Miles) 00:18:56, Place overall: 14, Place in age division: 1
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.500.000.003.2011.70

Difficult race this morning.  Cold (for Florida) 42 degrees and windy.  Race was a 5/10k combined in downtown St. Pete.  Started uphill slightly from 2nd Ave N and 2nd Street in front of Baywalk - headed west and around mirror lake then back east to the waterfront and beach drive south past Al Lang field and behind the old bayfront center with a hairpin turn around and back north to Baywalk.  Ran the first two miles ahead of pace from my 5k two weeks ago where I went 18:06.  Miles 1 and 2 were - 5:42,  5:54 respectively - but never felt comfortable and in fact debated whether to race today - so that probably had something to do with a slight loss of concentration after the turn in the last mile.  6:17 in mile 3 with and uphill finish on a long course resulted in a disappointing time of 18:56.  Heartrate was at max 181-182 from the start of the second mile to the finish.  So, it wasn't for a lack of effort.  I think I thought I was going to break 18 this morning and would have expected as much after mile 2 - but running into a bit of a head wind in the third mile and just not quite having it put together today I came up short.  Indeed wth the mismeasured course even if I had run a 5:50 or 6 flat for the last mile I still would not have been under 18.  Oh well, still ran well for the first two miles. :) 

Turns out I won my age group and was 14th overall.

 

PM - went out with Delaney for an easy 4 miles - I am doing my best to be her personal trainer for her track season - enjoyed the time chatting with her about running.

 

 

 

 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
50.000.000.005.2055.20
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