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2018 Peachtree Road Race

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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: 3.00 Month: 63.02 Year: 1932.12
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
29.600.006.210.0035.81
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.500.000.000.003.50

PM - 3.5 miles on the treadmill

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.100.000.000.003.10

AM - 5k with Finn and Riley before work this morning. 

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Race: 2018 Peachtree Road Race (6.214 Miles) 00:47:31, Place overall: 1942, Place in age division: 105
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
1.500.006.210.007.71

Today's Peachtree Road Race was my fourth time doing this race since moving to Atlanta 4 years ago.  This was not a great time result for me today, but I attribute that to the poor weather-racing conditions.   Similar or worse to the weather  2 years ago 72 degrees and 100% humidity with a dew point of 71 - as I age, I just do not do well in those conditions.  As expected, I ran about the same time 2 years ago.  

My effort in the first 3 miles was on par as far as splits go with the previous efforts.   I was at or slightly below 7 mins in the first mile with the next 2 downhill miles in upper 6 min range.  However my heartrate this morning was blowing up very early even in the first mile and at least for me, once that happens, I have about 3.5-4 miles before I crack.  My avg HR for this race has never been higher at 178. 

Too bad this wasn't a 5k - because the first part of the race was not too terrible. 

On the bright side, my daughters and my son-in-law all participated and it was a great event as it always is.  I love that my girls want to do the race every year - regardless of whether they have been training - because it makes for a great family event and tradition.    From the giant American flag hanging from a crane above the starting line, to the perfect organization, and nearly 60,000 runners, and with the National Anthem beautifully sung, ending perfectly with an F-16 blasting over Peachtree Road - there's nothing like it on Independence Day.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.000.000.000.003.00

PM - we rented a cabin in the Pisgah Forest in North Carolina and so drove up mid-morning and arrived after lunch.  Walked Finn around the Brevard campus - where Delaney did 2 summer running camps - while Tracy and the girls went grocery shopping for the cabin.   After getting settled we drove to Hooker Falls and Triple Falls trailhead and did a short hike before dinner. 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.250.000.000.0010.25

AM - 5k or so with Finn and Riley before everyone else was up.  Nice run in the mountain forest. 

PM - 7.2 mile hike on Looking Glass Rock - actually a bit of a difficult climb in the humidity - but great panorama views at the top.  

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.250.000.000.008.25

AM - same 5k route from yesterday morning - overcast and light mist.  Only Finn ran with me this morning as Riley was too worn out from yesterday's activities.  

PM - 5. 25 mile hike on Daniel's Ridge in the Pisgah Forest with Tracy and Delaney - in the rain.  Actually with the natural canopy we really did not get very wet at all.  

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
29.600.006.210.0035.81
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