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Location:

Columbus,IN,US

Member Since:

Jun 13, 2011

Gender:

Male

Goal Type:

Boston Qualifier

Running Accomplishments:

30 Marathons -- PR - 2:48:53 (Fall 2014)

A bunch of Half Marathons -- PR - 1:19:20 (Aug. 2015 - Converted)

10k - 36:30 Unaided // 35:25 (July 2014 - Aided)

5k - 17:28 (Aug. 2015)

1mi. - 4:58 (July 2014 - Track)

Short-Term Running Goals:

Marathon < 2:47

Half Mar. < 79

10k < 36

5k < 17:20

 

 

Long-Term Running Goals:

R2R2R in Grand Canyon

Marathon < 2:37 (< 6min. pace)

Half Marathon < 1:15 (< 5:45 pace)

Top 10 in Bluegrass 10k

5k < 16:30 (< 5:20 pace)

Personal:

400m/800m competitively in track in high school.  Took 15 years off. Started running again in 2010.  Married to my beautiful wife, Tiffany, with 2 little boys.  6' tall and fluctuate around 150lbs.  I'm a civil engineer working for the Indiana DOT in Seymour, IN.   I live in a slightly larger town about 20 miles north - Columbus, IN.  Originally from Lexington, KY.

 

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Miles:This week: 0.00 Month: 100.00 Year: 1772.19
Barefoot Running Lifetime Miles: 4.00
Swimming Lifetime Miles: 6.20
Stationary Bike Lifetime Miles: 96.10
Grand Canyon Hiking Lifetime Miles: 71.20
IN State Park Hiking/Trail Running Lifetime Miles: 217.95
Elliptical Lifetime Miles: 81.50
Vilano Road Bike Lifetime Miles: 964.88
17 - Salomon Speedcross 3 - Black Lifetime Miles: 448.96
Vilano Bike On Mag Trainer Lifetime Miles: 125.25
Saucony A5 - Green Lifetime Miles: 107.74
Saucony Peregrine - Black Lifetime Miles: 424.57
Saucony Kinvara 6 - White Lifetime Miles: 578.36
Hoka One Infinite Lifetime Miles: 828.87
Hoka Arahi Lifetime Miles: 937.05
Saucony Iso Lifetime Miles: 71.80
Blue Clifton 4 Lifetime Miles: 566.95
Red Peregrine 7a Lifetime Miles: 51.30
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
221.5080.208.150.60310.45
Hoka One Infinite Miles: 33.40Hoka Arahi Miles: 252.45Saucony Iso Miles: 10.0017 - Salomon Speedcross 3 - Black Miles: 8.10
Weight: 150.63
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
13.100.000.000.0013.10

AM - run outside around home neighborhood.  Light drizzle,but, comfoprtable temps.  7.2mi. - 54:54

Lunch run outside from work in the rain and wind.  4 mi. - 30 min.

walks at work

Hoka One Infinite Miles: 7.10Hoka Arahi Miles: 4.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.000.000.000.0010.00

5:30AM - Easy run outside with some pickups near the end.  Out and Back to Tipton Marina.  8mi. - 61:53

walks at work

Hoka One Infinite Miles: 8.00
Weight: 0.00
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Race: Pink Power 5k (3.107 Miles) 00:18:30, Place overall: 1, Place in age division: 1
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.050.003.150.0010.20

9AM - 5k Series Race - Pink Power 5k course is people trail by Lincoln Park in Columbus.  Got there a little late and warmed up about 10 minutes.  This course has a block on me - I always suck wind and run slowly in the last mile or so. 

5:44, 5:48, 6:05, 0:51 splits for 18:30.  Solo effort, for the win, but, another disappointing showing at this race.

5.5-6ish miles to CD and shakeout.  LR tomorrow 

Hoka Arahi Miles: 10.20
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.0015.000.000.0020.00

AM - Hilly Long Run w/ 15mi. AT (slower end of spectrum - about 7:05-7:20).  Out and back around Grandview.  Moderate effort - stayed within AT zone most of the run.  Really nice to run in the sunshine, and no real heat, yet.  Comfortable temps and the usual Indiana windiness.   

Hoka Arahi Miles: 20.00
Weight: 152.60
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.903.002.000.0012.90

5AM run outside: easy 6 miles - 47:51

Lunch run: 5mi. Ctdwn. - 7:17, 6:48, 6:38, 6:22, 6:02

6mi. total - 40:55

Walk at work

Hoka Arahi Miles: 12.90
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
19.400.000.000.0019.40

5AM run outside around the neighborhood: 7miles - 55:17

Drive up to Purdue for Road School.  Hotel room at Holiday Inn this year.  A good 1.3 mile walk across the River to campus for classes.  Made that trip a couple of times walking.

PM run with Nathan around campus + to/from hotel.  Weather is nasty - windy and wintry mix in the cold.  8.6 mi. - 1:08:41

Hoka Arahi Miles: 15.60
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.001.000.000.007.00

AM - 7 miles on the Crappy hotel treadmill - threw in some faster stuff. 57 minutes total, and followed up with brief core and pushups. 

Hoka Arahi Miles: 7.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.000.000.000.000.00

Off day

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
11.150.000.000.0011.15

Lunch run at work - easy 4mi. - 30 min.

walk at work

PM run after dinner.  Easy 6.15 miles - Terrace Take out and back - 49:15

Hoka Arahi Miles: 11.15
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.0016.000.000.0016.00

AM - One of last big LR workouts before Carmel, 3/31.  16mi. MP - 1:46:57

Perfect temps - 35-40 degrees, a bit windy, and slightly overcast in Columbus. 

6:41 average and some 6:30's thrown in there is still a bit more than AT effort and not sustainable for much more than 16mi-18mi.  Looking like I should dial it in for a 6:45-6:50 strict pace limit in 3 weeks.    

Hoka Arahi Miles: 16.00
Weight: 150.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
15.000.000.000.0015.00

Easy 15 miles out to Sycamore Land Trust, 1 loop around, and back home. 2hours, with a lot of pee breaks

Hoka Arahi Miles: 15.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
9.900.000.000.009.90

walks at work, and lunch run outside.  8mile loop around Burkhart opposite way - 62min.

Hoka Arahi Miles: 8.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.900.000.000.006.90

walks at work and a quick 5mile Up&Dwn workout - 33min.  Cold and a few flurries of snow... 

the 4 year old had his first soccer practice this evening, and it snowed a bit more.  He loved it. 

Hoka Arahi Miles: 5.00Saucony Iso Miles: 8.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.950.000.000.007.95

walk at work and easy 7 miles in PM.

Hoka Arahi Miles: 7.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.905.001.000.0014.90

5:30 AM: run around the neighborhood with 10xstrides at the end. 7mi. total - 53:20

Lunch run: 5mi. Uptempo 6mi. total - 41 min.

walks at work

Hoka Arahi Miles: 14.90
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.000.000.000.000.00

Off - Feeling sick.  Achy and rough in the respiratory area

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
16.000.000.000.0016.00

Afternoon Longish Run: out and back on PplTr and didn't get diverted by a train :)  35 degrees and overcast.  Feeling sick still.  Respiratory roughness, and a bit achy and weak.  16 miles - 2:05:40.  2 weeks to till marathon 

Hoka Arahi Miles: 16.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
14.304.000.000.0018.30

Long Run with Fast Finish: Terrace Lake to Carr Hill out Youth Camp to the Hills.  Dialed it in to MP from 14 to 17, but, turned in to TH effort for last mile.  18.3 total - 2:25:24.  Decent amount of vert. for me - 1k.  Still getting over sickness. 

Hoka One Infinite Miles: 18.30
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.000.000.000.0010.00

AM - easy shakeout - 5k in 27min.

Lunch run around the OBrien Loop from work - 6miles - 45:16

walk at work

Hoka Arahi Miles: 9.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.000.000.000.000.00

Off - Nope

Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.100.000.000.0010.10

Lunch run at work - course road randomness in the slushy snow.  8 miles in a bit over an hour.  Still sick, but, not as bad.  Annoying cough lingering

PM run outside around the neighborhood: 2mi.

17 - Salomon Speedcross 3 - Black Miles: 8.10Saucony Iso Miles: 2.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
2.954.002.000.008.95

Lunch run from Lincoln park out and back on Ppl Trail after meeting in Columbus.  6mi. Ctdwn. 6:45 down to 6:12 pace.  8 total - 54:53

walk at work

Hoka Arahi Miles: 8.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.500.000.000.608.10

Lunch run around Burkhart/Obrien Loop.  8xPickups using power pole spacing. 

8.1 total - 1:01

Hoka Arahi Miles: 8.10
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.000.000.000.000.00

Off - trying to get rid of this damn cough/chest congestion.  

Another spring blizzard in Indiana.  Painted bathroom instead.

Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
11.000.000.000.0011.00

Home TM walk - 15min.

Home TM run - 10miles - 1:22.  Still got the cough.  Tried picking it up for 20 min.  No good.

Hoka Arahi Miles: 11.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
9.104.000.000.0013.10

easy am miles before work.  3.2 miles - 27:30.

Lunch run w/ some AT work: 2x2AT  6:50 is about right.  8 total - 59:11

walks at work

Hoka Arahi Miles: 13.10
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.002.000.000.008.00

8 moderate at lunch - 58:10.  Feeling good.

Hoka Arahi Miles: 8.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.000.000.000.005.00

easy 5 miles outside

Hoka Arahi Miles: 5.00
Weight: 0.00
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Race: Carmel MArathon (26.219 Miles) 02:58:49, Place overall: 31, Place in age division: 5
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
1.3026.200.000.0027.50

Carmel Marathon number 7 - a welcome change to the date this year - usually April 2X, this race was moved to The first Saturday closest to the begining of April.  Training consisted of about 12 weeks of semi-structured lower volume blocks with several quality LR.  I had a lower volume total mileage than what I know to put me in my top fitness, but, decent volume of quality training coming in to the race.  More importantly, a realistic assessment of fitness level prior to toeing the line, and executing in the actual race, really paid off.  In previous years, I had come to the start line in much better shape, but, with unrealistic goals (or geting sucked in to a group in the actual race too fast for fitness level). 

It was a partially cloudy, and cool morning - about 35 degrees up to about 45 degrees.  Good marathoning weather.  I settled in to the massive pace group for 3:00 for about 8 miles and had to leave them behind.  The fella pacing was very chatty, almost tolerable, but, the absolute cluster at the aid stations could not continue.   

First half felt very relaxed, and even more so once split away from the group: 6:45, 48, 43, 44, 52, 47, 49, 49, 44, 51, 48, 53, 44 -- Through the half in 1:29:00

Second half was a loop and new part of the course for this race, but, was not much of a surprise.  It was all on the Monon Trail, with a couple of ventures off in to some familiar looking parts of the old course.  More of the same up through mile 16.  A small group of us (about 4-5) have joined and 2 younger guys are breaking the wind for me.  At 16, it feels like I am stepping on their heels and need to go ahead and start a gradual increase in pace.  That prooved to be a couple miles too early.  Mile 14-22: 6:44, 48, 39, 40, 42, 32, 36, 38, 38

And it is here that I feel my mistake and pay the price.  The miles go by much slower mentally, and legs start to really lock up: 6:48, 7:03, 7:18, 7:40, and 7:31 pace for the partial.  Literal limp over the finish line for 2:58:49. 

Previous results at this race (probably largely weather dependant) were much less favorable even with a higher fitness level. 

Hoka Arahi Miles: 27.50
Weight: 149.30
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
221.5080.208.150.60310.45
Hoka One Infinite Miles: 33.40Hoka Arahi Miles: 252.45Saucony Iso Miles: 10.0017 - Salomon Speedcross 3 - Black Miles: 8.10
Weight: 150.63
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