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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: 51.35 Month: 172.80 Year: 1709.48
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
34.506.000.000.0040.50
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.000.000.000.003.00

AM - 3 miles early with Finn

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Race: Peachtree Road Race (6.214 Miles) 00:47:17, Place overall: 1717, Place in age division: 126
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.006.000.000.0010.00

I ran the Peachtree Road Race 10k this morning.  My three daughters also ran - but had different starting waves than me.  It was very warm and humid this morning and with very little fast training in months, my mindset was to just get a baseline of where I am - still dealing with a little discomfort in the foot as well.  I was really expecting to be able to run around 7 min pace at least for the first half of the race which doesn't have any significant uphill.  

I was able to do just that for the first half - although my heartrate was indicating that the heat and humidity and pace were showing much more strain than I had expected.  

As the race moves to a series of uphills just prior to the end of mile 3 - and the temperatures also started to rise - I began to moderate my pace to compensate for the effort.  I really thought I was managing the effort well, but my splits for the next two miles were just over 8 mins and my heartrate monitor was indicating numbers way higher than even my max (so I think the monitor was a bit wonky).  I was quite surprised at how much more slowly I had run when I saw my time at the finish than I had expected the time to be.  In hindsight, I think though, if the course had been flatter - I would have maintained the sub 7 min pace for the second half. 

I waited at the finish for Riley who's been training and this was her first 10k ever - and she did well - coming in at 58 mins; and then Bradlea and Delaney - basically ran the first two miles and walked the rest (actually really enjoyed the event and the people and all the "free stuff").

My takeaways - I generally did not feel much if any pain in my left foot, and so I feel that is a positive.  I never really felt as though I had gotten into the redzone - though my HR monitor says otherwise (so I am going by the actual feel, rather than the device) - and as result, I think my conservative approach perhaps was an underestimate of how slowly I was moving without realizing it.  

Nevertheless - as I am recovering from this injury I wonder if my training paces which have been so much slower, was part of the reason for slow time today; and that I need to begin to mix in some faster turnover efforts, even just striders - because I am getting older and losing fast twitch muscle mass - and need to compensate for that.    

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.250.000.000.006.25

AM - 3 miles easy with Finn before work.  A little soreness in the upper legs from yesterday's race.

PM - 3.25 more at lunchtime.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.250.000.000.0010.25

AM - 3 miles with Finn before work.  Tired this morning.

PM - 7.25 miles on the treadmill at lunchtime. Put the HR monitor away for a while.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.000.000.000.003.00

AM - 3 miles with Finn this morning before work.  Traveling down to the Florida Keys for a boys fishing trip with some of my high school and college friends.  Running later today and over the weekend may be a challenge...

 

 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.000.000.000.008.00

AM - 8 miles in the heat and humidity of Islamorada - Florida Keys.  

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
34.506.000.000.0040.50
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