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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 5 of the World Marathon Majors (NY, Chicago, Boston, London & Berlin) at least twice.

5 x Boston Marathon

10 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: 178.95 Year: 178.95
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
54.100.002.000.0056.10
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

AM - got up early this morning with a plan to get a longer run in - as I have to travel this afternoon.  However my legs still have some lingering soreness and I did not get going quite as early as planned - so just 6 miles on a hilly route with Finn.  Will be on business travel for the next 10 days.  

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.000.000.000.008.00

AM - 8 miles doing a few loops around Vondelpark in Amsterdam.  Arrived before my hotel room was ready, but the spa at the hotel allowed me access to the locker room to change clothes and go out for a run while my room was being prepared.  Worked out well, as the room was ready when I got back.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.500.002.000.0012.50

AM - 5.5 miles around Vondelpark in Amsterdam.  I always run too fast in this park.  Short on time this morning as I am headed into meeting and activities.  

PM - bonus run/workout.  On the drive to my meetings this morning I was surprised to pass the Olympic Stadium for the 1928 Amsterdam games.  Our local colleague told me the stadium is generally open to the public and there is a nice track in place.  We finished our meetings earlier than expected - and while the others went back to their hotels to rest before dinner - I had enough time to run over to the stadium which is about 1.5 miles from my hotel (perfect warm-up) and walked right onto the track (very cool) - and though there were a few folks / trainers with some athletes on the edge of one side of the track near the stands - no one stopped me or instructed that I was not permitted.  So I figured I would run a lap ... and hearing no objections, I began an impromtu 4 x 800 workout 3:07, 3:05, 3:04 and 3:05 with 400 meter rest/jog.  In the midst of my second to last rep, they closed a couple of the gates where I had entered.  As I started to exit, I noticed a "garage" door to the entry way had been closed as well.  So I had to ask someone how to get out - the smart remark - was "same way you got in"- (like you are not really allowed in here).  They then smiled and directed me down a corridor to a doorway exit.

I rather enjoyed having a chance to run on the track of a former Olympiad (89 years old)  - and get in a sneaky / cheeky workout as well!

 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.250.000.000.003.25

AM - 3.25 very light easy miles this morning in the park in Amsterdam.  Flight late morning to India.  

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.100.000.000.003.10

AM - Got into the Mumbai hotel at 2 am local time - was up with just enough time for 5k on the hotel treadmill before a breakfast meeting and on to the office.  Monsoon season.  Heading to Bangalore this afternoon - if my schedule permits, I will try to get a few more miles in this evening.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.250.000.000.008.25

AM - flight delays late yesterday from Mumbai to Bangalore got me in too late for a second run.  Got an early start this morning on the hotel treadmill - a little over 8 miles before a long day of meetings and another flight late tonight - this time to Singapore.   

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
15.000.000.000.0015.00

PM - approximately 15 miles on the treadmill at a super nice hotel in Singapore.  I was really tired and had not gotten enough hours of sleep the prior night before my flight.  I arrived at 7 am local time on an overnight flight having only 1 hour of sleep in 27 hours.  So, I grabbed breakfast and went to bed and got about 5 hours of sleep, had lunch then relaxed by the pool.  Decided to hop on the treadmill to assist in getting me sleepy - which I feel was successful.  

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
54.100.002.000.0056.10
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