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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
52.750.002.000.0054.75
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.000.000.000.008.00

PM - just under 8 miles on some dirt roads along horse farms with Finn.  

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
11.000.000.000.0011.00

AM - 5.75 miles with Finn on a relaxed Labor Day morning.  

PM - 5.25 slow miles on the treadmill 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.500.002.000.009.50

AM - 3.5 slow easy miles with Finn before work.  Noticed a few little dings...right achilles and left foot top.   

PM - lunchtime - treadmill fartlek workout.  Basically 1 min on/off at 5k pace with a warm up and cool down.  Felt fine on this workout.  Not too taxing. 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.000.000.000.008.00

AM - I decided that I would prefer not to have the "discomfort" that I noticed in the top of the left foot advance/progress any worse - and honestly it is barely noticeable - but I have been down this road before with stress fractures; so I walked 2 miles with Finn this morning instead of running and then did some rowing and yoga thereafter.  Will likely do some elliptical machine work at lunchtime.   

Looked back at a similar issue I had in February/March 2018.   Took about 10 days of cross-training to drop out of any mention in the day logs.   My memory is that this is probably less severe than that, so I will plan to cross train for a few days or a week and gradually reintroduce some running as tolerated.   

PM - 8 miles on the elliptical at an HR rate equivalent to a solid running effort (without the pounding).   I don't particularly like ellipticals or cross training, but as I listened to the "Running to the Edge" book and the discussion about Meb - they mentioned that he would use elliptical machines and ellipti-go bikes as cross training to moderate the workload/pounding that running was putting on his aging body.   It inspired me to keep at it.  

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.500.000.000.007.50

AM - 2 miles walking with Finn before work.  Foot felt nearly 100%.  Quads were heavy from yesterday's cross training however.

PM - 5.5 miles on the elliptical.   Not as high of an effort as yesterday.  Feel remarkably better with just 2 days of cross training instead of running.  

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.250.000.000.004.25

PM - took Finn to Birmingham Park for a trail run.  Mostly single track - a bit technical.  Soft surfaces were good for my foot.  Really did not notice it.  

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.500.000.000.006.50

AM - Finn got me out at daybreak today for an easy hour of running.  Pleasant morning. Hilly route - horses out in pastures, deer all over and roosters crowing - couple of hot air balloons in the sky as we finished.  No foot issues.  

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
52.750.002.000.0054.75
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