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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
Race: Peachtree Road Race (6.214 Miles) 00:46:02, Place overall: 1763, Place in age division: 144
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.005.001.2012.20

AM: Peacthree Road Race; very humid but cold compared to previous races.

Warmup: 4 miles; ran from Ansley Mall to the start.

Race:

Mile 1: was hold up between the runners started late in the A wave, thought it was thinning out so it did not; lost at least 20 sec here; should have just given in; also never could find any rhythm because of constantly speeding up and slowing down.

Mile 2 -3 down hill miles; did not really feel fast.

Mile 4: first hill seemed ok

Mile 5 second hill was already tough

Mile 6: the tank seemed to be empty; felt weird;

In the last 2 10Ks i did not feel that weak;  felt weak but not in th elegs it was an overall weakness; very tough for me this time; dont want to ventilate any excuses; however came from China two days ago; 12 hour time difference; did not really sleep before the race; however is sleep really necessary? not sure; at least it was a treshold run that felt like Vmax.

Weather: 74F and 100% humidity; it was raining from the beginning to the end;   legs were not really tired; i just did not get enough oxygen in; it felt like a asthma attack furing the race; other people had less problem; another key factor was probably that i had not had any long run in for a while; i think i had enough weekly miles; also the 10 is hilly overall about 300 feet elevation gain.  I dont want to complain too much; the last years P-Tree race i ran in 1:11:02 (2 months of running) in 46:02 (14 months of running); so overall i value this 10K result as improvement.

Summary: problems: jet lag, little sleep, humidity, hilly 10K solution: train consistently to increase endurance; so that the listed issues are not issues anymore.

Cool down: 2 miles

Adidas Adios 2 Miles: 12.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
Comments
From seeaprilrun on Thu, Jul 04, 2013 at 12:17:27 from 68.102.189.33

Being tired does tough things. Good effort, call it at tempo--it will benefigt your training if nothing else! Some race days are just not "on" days, but they are still worthwhile! Good run and miles today.

From Fritzelac on Fri, Jul 05, 2013 at 18:00:38 from 71.56.127.243

Thanks for your comment. I just looked it up P-Tree times were better last year;it was hotter but less humid; it had 100% humidity on July 4th as it was raining; this makes oxygen transfer difficult; but you are right; it was a good training effort because it was hard for me; that is the way i see it; but right after the race i was disappointed, which I am not anymore

From Rob Murphy on Fri, Jul 05, 2013 at 18:20:08 from 24.10.249.165

Those are very valid excuses Fritz. "Reasons" might be a better word than excuses.

Good races don't just happen. They are usually the result of several factors coming together perfectly, some of them you can control (training, attitude), some of them you can't (weather, having to travel around the world).

You're making steady progress.

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