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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
153.162.000.000.00155.16
Saucony Mirage 3 Miles: 22.20Saucony Mirage III Miles: 46.40Bike Miles: 69.00Bootcamp Miles: 15.00Brooks Cascadia 7 Miles: 18.00Newton Gravity Miles: 15.36Newton Distance Miles: 4.55
Night Sleep Time: 60.00Nap Time: 12.00Total Sleep Time: 72.00Weight: 162.90Calories: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.200.000.000.006.20

Am: easy

Saucony Mirage 3 Miles: 6.20
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
6.000.000.000.006.00

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
2.700.000.000.002.70

Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
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Race: St. George Marathon (26.2 Miles) 03:48:09, Place overall: 1964, Place in age division: 190
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
26.200.000.000.0026.20

AM:  This was my first marathon.  I chose the marathon as my first as it is a popular marathon in this forum and it has a great reputation among runners.  I was happy to make it to St.George: what a great place to organize a marathon. And how many excellent runners. At the starting line I met a 116 timer he ran the stgm 15 times; he, 71 years old, said he is starting to feel it a little bit since he turned 70; after hearing that from a 71 year old there was no complaining and it was clear I have to finish the race gracefully!

For the race strategy: I took it very very very slow from the beginning; i tried to be above 8:00 min/mile pace in the first 7 miles and then endure the 8 - 13 hill miles and then start the attack at the 13 mle marker. At mile 13 my quads were starting to hurt; Mile 13 is even before the large downhile part.  So i took it easy until mile 19; did the hill and then was resourceful until the finish. I was not able to split negative;  My quads were dysfunctional and my legs were not fresh enough to attack in the second half.  (Explanation: I ran 6 miles on the treadmill downhill every week; however i stopped doing this 4 weeks before the marathon). My legs were not fresh enough or better too unexperienced.  For this race, the mental challenge was moderate (not to challenging) that probably means i was running too slow; after i saw that i was not able to run my BQ time and neither was able to run my goal time of 3:40 (because of my quads and the lack of structural strength) my mind faded around the mile marker 13;  my focus came back around mile 18 so i prepared mentally for the hill at mile 19 and then kept it steady until the finish hoping not to hit any walls; also cardiovascular it was fine for; my pulse was 110 for the first 5 miles; the low temperatures resembled perfect race conditions. I walked every station and drank.  I wish i could have but I was not able to attack the whole race with the exception of the last .2 miles which i ran in 6:31 min pace.

After finishing i walked about 3 miles.  I hope this will speed up my recovery.   I missed the STG marathon award ceremony.  Congratulations to all the amazing runners of the blog; in particular, Fritz who obviously is now even better after his injury, which is good to read about.  I waited at the finish line until the end of the race and applauded all the other runners finishing the race (Somebody walked backwards through the finish line!).

I know it takes years of training to be a marathoner. I hope that my body will adapt to the challenges of endurance running with my future training; i hope that my marathon experience makes me faster in the short distances as well. I wish i could continue to train right now (maybe that is a good sign in terms of the mental aspect; this marathon felt a little bit like a training run for the upcoming marathon where i hope i am able to race the whole distance).

Thanks for the advice from the bloggers of this forum; without the forum i would have not gotten that far or in different words traveled that far.  Success isn't how far you got, but the distance you traveled from where you started, quote Steve Prefontaine.  And that distance was far for me!

 

 

 

 

 

Saucony Mirage III 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
0.000.000.000.000.00

Am:

Walked about 4 miles

Bike Miles: 12.00
Night Sleep Time: 8.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 8.00Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.000.000.000.004.00

Am: 12 miles on the stat bike; first glucose burning exercise after the marathon 2 days ago; felt ok; slow warm up;

Muscles felt good afterwards;

Was able to stretch all through; it feels like that the muscles are storing glycogen big time after all the depletion on Saturday.; hope now it's all uphill

Bike Miles: 12.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 8.00Total Sleep Time: 8.00Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.500.000.000.003.50

AM: Stationary bike

legs feel continously better hopefully meaning that i got away without any major injury at the muscle aspect

Bike Miles: 10.50
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
4.200.000.000.004.20

Am: Easy Miles 

Saucony Mirage III Miles: 4.20
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
5.000.000.000.005.00

AM:  Easy run at C-Shoals.

Saucony Mirage 3 Miles: 5.00
Night Sleep Time: 7.00Nap Time: 2.00Total Sleep Time: 9.00Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.000.000.000.007.00

AM:  Ran with David, Rehan, and Ron;  easy; they ran 10; i kept it short and did mot want to go for more; i hit some sort of wall at 4 but than it got better;  i always seem to hit something after 4-5miles after which it gets easier; that did not change after running my first marathon last week;

 

Saucony Mirage III Miles: 7.00
Night Sleep Time: 6.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 6.00Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

AM: Easy mlles at the oval. Wanted to drive to C-shoals however 75 was already clogged.

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
6.000.000.000.006.00

AM: 3 miles stationary bike; bootcamp - 50 min

Bike Miles: 3.00Bootcamp 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

AM: C-SHOALS EASY MILES

CROSSTRAINING - 1 HOUR YOGA

Saucony Mirage 3 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

crosstraining

Bike 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

AM:  8 miles at C-shoals trails. Best run after marathon.

Brooks Cascadia 7 Miles: 8.00
Night Sleep Time: 6.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 6.00Weight: 164.00Calories: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.000.000.000.005.00

AM: crosstraining, yoga

Bootcamp Miles: 5.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 163.00Calories: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.000.000.000.005.00

AM: Easy miles

Newton Gravity Miles: 5.00
Night Sleep Time: 9.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 9.00Weight: 161.70Calories: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.000.000.000.005.00

AM:  Easy on the trail (C-shoals)

 

Brooks Cascadia 7 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

AM: crosstraining (insanity/bike)

Bike Miles: 3.00Bootcamp 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
6.201.000.000.007.20

AM:  Easy run (with hat and gloves all the way through) 38F; yoga (Yin)); stationary bike

Bike Miles: 8.00Newton Distance Miles: 4.55
Night Sleep Time: 9.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 9.00Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.360.000.000.005.36

AM:  Easy miles with the Atlanta Running Meetup group (2nd time).  

Great sunny day in the city.  Started out chilly with 38F; however brought too many layers (one too much);  its fun to run with a hat and gloves.

 

Newton Gravity Miles: 5.36
Night Sleep Time: 7.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 7.00Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.001.000.000.009.00

AM:  Easy miles with Ron and Rehan; we started at Caribou and did a look; crossed the ATL marathan race course a couple of time; i was cheering them on while running by them; was a fun day. 

 

 

Saucony Mirage III Miles: 9.00
Night Sleep Time: 8.00Nap Time: 2.00Total Sleep Time: 10.00Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
1.000.000.000.001.00

AM: Yoga/stationary bike.

Bike Miles: 3.00
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

AM: 5 miles easy run; yoga; 3 miles of biking

Newton Gravity Miles: 5.00Bike Miles: 3.00
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
5.000.000.000.005.00

AM: Pallisades Chattahochee trail run (600 feet elevation).

Brooks Cascadia 7 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
7.800.000.000.007.80

Am. Biking and insanity

Bike Miles: 8.50
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
153.162.000.000.00155.16
Saucony Mirage 3 Miles: 22.20Saucony Mirage III Miles: 46.40Bike Miles: 69.00Bootcamp Miles: 15.00Brooks Cascadia 7 Miles: 18.00Newton Gravity Miles: 15.36Newton Distance Miles: 4.55
Night Sleep Time: 60.00Nap Time: 12.00Total Sleep Time: 72.00Weight: 162.90Calories: 0.00
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