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Location:

London,UK

Member Since:

Feb 10, 2013

Gender:

Male

Goal Type:

Boston Qualifier

Running Accomplishments:

MARATHON

St. George Marathon

  • 2013 - 3:48:49

Maine Coast Marathon

  • 2014 - 3:38:10

No Highschool/College running

Short-Term Running Goals:

 

Race Schedule - tentative

Santa Claus Run Battersea Park, December 5, 2015

Edingburgh Marathon May 29,  2016

Long-Term Running Goals:

Learn something new every day.

5K: 19:30

halfmarathon: 1:30:00

marathon: 3:10:00

 

Personal:

I live in London. I grew up skiing and played soccer my whole life.  Started running in 2012.

 

Miles:This week: 0.00 Month: 0.00 Year: 0.00
Newton Momentum Lifetime Miles: 191.52
Brooks Cascadia Lifetime Miles: 314.02
Nike Turf Shoe Lifetime Miles: 106.51
Nike Luna Racer Lifetime Miles: 37.67
Bike Lifetime Miles: 528.34
Newton Distance Lifetime Miles: 10.65
Brooks Cascadia 7 Lifetime Miles: 150.57
Swim Lifetime Miles: 8.10
Montrail Bajada Lifetime Miles: 78.97
Saucony Mirage Drei Lifetime Miles: 235.16
Altra Olympus Lifetime Miles: 112.72
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
109.6512.500.000.00122.15
Adidas Boston 4/II Miles: 37.80Saucony Ride 6 Miles: 24.05Montrail Bajada Miles: 8.00Saucony Mirage III Miles: 12.00Adidas Boston 4 Miles: 13.80Saucony Mirage 3 Miles: 23.50Bike Miles: 29.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
1.6010.000.000.0011.60

Adidas Boston 4/II Miles: 11.60
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

AM: Easy run

Saucony Ride 6 Miles: 6.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.000.000.000.008.00

easy run with Allison on the trails (sope creek)

Montrail Bajada Miles: 8.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.000.000.000.004.00

AM easy

Saucony Mirage III Miles: 4.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.800.000.000.005.80

AM: Easy

Adidas Boston 4 Miles: 5.80
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.000.000.000.005.00

AM: Easy run

Saucony Ride 6 Miles: 5.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

Adidas Boston 4 Miles: 6.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
2.000.000.000.002.00

Adidas Boston 4 Miles: 2.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
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Race: Maine Coast Marathon (26.2 Miles) 03:38:10, Place overall: 85, Place in age division: 3
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
26.200.000.000.0026.20

Overall the experience was great.

Race report:

Interesting course for sure, it was fun passing nice New England Houses, running through a little fishing town, running next to the Atlantic and passing the Bush compound, also very scenic.

First third downhill 1 percent, second third rolling hills no incline, third third 1percent incline (more than 700 feet elevation gain overall).

Mentally it was ok, did not fade was always there with my head. Kept it together when my left calf started to cramp at mile 20. Lots of Gatorade. It was a very emotional race, I felt some stuff in my legs- hamstring-early on, the the cramping was a bummer, I never had the experience of cramping legs like this. The heat made me work hard. Scary. With the cramps I knew I need to take it easy and be resourceful. So I flushed down Gatorade and made it to the finish. good advice to focus on Gatorade rather than water. Most of the runners had cramps too, it was basically too hot. The race started out hot in the sixties and got hotter 70ies. Physically it was not so bad legs held up despite the cramping which was heat induced so I. In terms of the spiritual aspect, the race was good, I was able to invest myself, although I did not go all out, as I did not want to get injured.

Bottom line weather was way too hot, which was good too as I was able to hang out on the beach after the race.

My splits were 1:42:49 for the first half and 1:55:21 for the second half explained by the cramping and suboptimal race strategy; I needed to slow down; lost about 2-3 min per mile for the last 6 miles of the race. positive splitting for many runners ( heat and hills)

My time was 3:38:10 and I placed 3rd in my age group. I wanted to run 3:30 which was not possible because it was too hot so I think. I ran 10 min faster than in my first m in October 2013. Lessons learned no shortcuts in marathoning. The journey goes on.

Adidas Boston 4/II Miles: 26.20
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.500.000.000.003.50

Easy run on the treadmill; felt ok

Saucony Mirage 3 Miles: 3.50
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

AM: Easy 

Saucony Mirage III Miles: 6.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

Easy

Saucony Mirage 3 Miles: 5.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
2.000.000.000.002.00

Bike Miles: 8.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
2.500.000.000.002.50

Easy

Saucony Mirage 3 Miles: 2.50
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.500.000.000.003.50

easy

Saucony Mirage 3 Miles: 3.50
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
2.000.000.000.002.00

Trail run in Rabun County

 

Saucony Mirage III Miles: 2.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.550.000.000.006.55

Easy workout at the trackmeet

Saucony Ride 6 Miles: 6.55
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.000.000.000.004.00

AM: easy at Emory

Bike Miles: 9.00Saucony Mirage 3 Miles: 4.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.500.000.000.006.50

Easy

Bike Miles: 12.00Saucony Ride 6 Miles: 6.50
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
2.502.500.000.005.00

Easy run with the ATL running meetup

Saucony Mirage 3 Miles: 5.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
109.6512.500.000.00122.15
Adidas Boston 4/II Miles: 37.80Saucony Ride 6 Miles: 24.05Montrail Bajada Miles: 8.00Saucony Mirage III Miles: 12.00Adidas Boston 4 Miles: 13.80Saucony Mirage 3 Miles: 23.50Bike Miles: 29.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
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