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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
40.500.000.000.0040.50
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.000.000.000.008.00

AM - last run as a Florida resident.  8 humid steamy miles.  

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.000.000.000.004.00

AM - 4 miles easy from my new home in ATL this morning.  Actually felt like I had less discomfort and more strength in the left hip flexor today.  Relatively cooler temps (~10 degrees) and less humidity (~10% less) - made for pleasant running conditions as compared to FL.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.500.000.000.003.50

AM - very early run of about 3.5 miles ahead of a business trip to Chicago.  Hopeful for more miles later, but unlikely.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

AM - 6 miles this morning in Chicago suburbs.  Rained all day yesterday and overnight, and I was prepared for a wet run, but as luck would have it, the rain ended just as I headed out.  Very nice little run.  

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.000.000.000.004.00

AM - got 4 miles in this morning before heading to work.  Enjoying the relatively cooler temps as compared to FL.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.000.000.000.005.00

AM - got closer to 5 miles in this morning as a much faster pace.  Made a friend.  Guy was running in the neighborhood up ahead of me and waved as he turned the corner.  We were going the same way and after a couple of turns he stopped and said, "looks like we are running about the same pace, do you want to run together?"  

So although I felt woefully out of shape, I agreed as long as he took it easy on me, and we proceeded to run about 2 miles together before I headed back home.  Felt good to have a run with someone for a change.  He was kind enough to invite me for a run with a group tomorrow morning.

 

 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.000.000.000.0010.00

AM - met my new running friend, Dan and he took me for run in the local area.  Told him I was a bit gimpy of late and wouldn't want to push too hard.  He was running with his black lab, Lucy which I figured would mean we wouldn't be going hard, and perhaps need to stop here and there.  I was wrong.  Dan proceeded to set out a brisk (at least for me right now) 6:46 pace for the first two miles, and then we settled into 7:13 pace on some not-insignificant hills through mile 5 until I just had to wave the white flag and say, I cannot carry-on a conversation on this uphill and run at this pace.  He relented and though on the uphils we took it easy, we still were running sub 7:30's where it was relatively flat.  The dog was amazing, I must say.  Never once getting in the way or crossing over or around us, and simply ran as fast or as slow as we did without even so much as a bark or heavy panting.  Anyway, I was actually quite pleased with this effort as I had no pain and maintained a decent pace for much of the route - 10 miles is the longest I have run in many weeks.  

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
40.500.000.000.0040.50
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