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Oldsmar Beer Run 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

9 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: 88.50 Year: 1565.10
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
70.857.503.100.0081.45
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

PM - hot afternoon - but actually enjoyed this run despite the heat.  Ran on a road that parallels Alderman and borders the Innisbrook golf course.  On the map, it appears to be a road, but after squeezing past some fencing and warning signs - I found a bit of an off road adventure - partial single track and some times asphalt pavement - but overall a bit off an adventure.   Just 6 miles - but that was the plan with the temps in the 90's - I don't like to go too much further.   Will do a run later this evening.

A celebration weekend/week of sorts.  Bradlea returned from Europe on Friday after being away for 5 months - and Riley had her 18th birthday and graduates high school this week.  IB graduation is this afternoon and then the graduation with whole class is Thursday.  Tracy's folks are in town staying with us - so our regular schedules are improvised.   

 

 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.507.500.000.0013.00

AM - easy 4 miles before work.  The IB graduation and dinner lasted much longer than I expected (got home at 9:30) and so, I did not get in the second run I was planning to do yesterday evening after the event.  Body doesn't like being shorted on activity - so it was a creeky start this morning.   

 

PM - Good high intensity aerobic effort - mile warm up then 7.5 miles at 6:42 pace - 1/2 mile cool down on the treadmill - average HR was 148.  Actually felt better as this run progressed although my HR crept up a bit at the end.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
16.250.000.000.0016.25

AM - 4.25 easy miles this morning before work.  Seems to take me about 1-2 miles to feel normal most mornings now - today I had issues with needing to get to the toilet for most of the run.  Lovely.

 

PM - after work, met up with Ken and Richie for a run around Carillon and Feathersound.  Started in a heavy rainstorm which ended after a couple of miles and just became steamy and humid.  Ran a couple of the parking structures that did not pick up on the Garmin GPS - so I think this was 12 miles or so.  Good to run with the guys but I think we were running a bit too quick for a long aerobic recovery run that I would have done on my own.  So, a bit fatigued at the end. 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
11.500.000.000.0011.50

AM - 4 miles easy - with some striders. Felt achy stiff and tired about an hour after the run.  Not too bad during. 

 

PM - 7.5 miles at lunchtime - Dump run.  Easily the worst run I have had in several weeks. Something is definitely off.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
16.000.000.000.0016.00

AM - up before 5 am decided to hit the gym with thunder storms brewing and drizzle already outside with humidity at over 90% too.  Easy aerobic effort of 8 miles slightly over an hour.  Last day of school for Delaney - dropped her off for her exam.  Riley's graduation is scheduled for this evening - outdoors - but the rain chances are making that look doubtful.

PM - 8 more on the treadmill at lunch.

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Race: Oldsmar Beer Run 5k (3.1 Miles) 00:18:50
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.000.003.100.0010.10

PM - Oldsmar Beer Run 5k - (formerly the Oldsmar Tap House 5k) - I was not really planning to race but was coaxed into to running with Ken and Richie.  Steady rain and storms rolled in early afternoon (same as yesterday which postponed Riley's graduation ceremony until this morning) - Richie and I arrived at the same time and did a 3 mile warm up and headed over to the start to meet Ken when we were told that the race had been cancelled due to lightning.  The sheriff's department refused to provide traffic support and told the organizers to shut the race down.

Undeterred - a bunch of runners headed over to the starting line to proceed with the unofficial race.  Richie and Ken and I were going to just do a training run - but the excitement of doing the race anyway made us change our minds at the last minute.  Literally.  We were not even at the line when someone hit an airhorn and so we weaved our way through the recreational runners for the first half mile or so. 

Richie, feeling quite fit, pulled away at 5:40 pace - and I tried to keep things a bit more conservative - though my watch kept showing me 5:47 pace for a while.  Came through at 5:57 for mile 1 and 6:03 for mile 2 - but I felt like I was perhaps pushing a bit too much and slowed to a 6:15 for the last mile.  The finish area was not marked - so my best estimate was 18:50 or so.  Richie ran 5:42 then 5:36 but faded slightly to run a 17:50.  Ken was behind us - possibly low 20:00's to high 19's. 

Grabbed some water and did a long cool down in the rain  4 miles or so.  Ken maybe did a half mile and Richie possibly 2 miles - both joined the after party.  I headed home as my in-laws are still in town and Tracy is preparing the house for Riley's graduation party tomorrow.   

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.600.000.000.008.60

AM - easy 8.6 miles - weather was slightly less humid.  Body felt good, relaxed and no soreness and legs felt very nice following last evening's "race."

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
70.857.503.100.0081.45
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