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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:

Win the IT Race Series

8/11/18:  Hot Hot 100k in Morehead, KY - DNF at 10hrs/70k

9/8/18: Lake Cumberland Half Marathon - 4th Place - 1:27

9/22/18: Mill Race Marathon in Columbus, IN - 14th place - 3:06:55

10/6/18 and 10/13/18: Series 5k's - 3rd and 1st

10/21: Columbus, OH Marathon - 3:09:51

11/3/2018: Indy Monumental Marathon - 2:55:50 (Bandit)

11/10/18: Tunnel Hill 100 mile - DNF - Drop Down to 50mi. - 8:39

Thanksgiving Day: Series 8k - 2nd 30:43

12/2/18 and 12/9/18: Series 8k and 5k

Start Training for Spring Marathons: Carmel and Boston

 

 

Long-Term Running Goals:

R2R2R in Grand Canyon, Wonderland Trail, JMT,

Marathon < 2:45

Half Marathon < 1:18

Top 10 in Bluegrass 10k

5k < 17

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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Weight: 149.88
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.200.000.000.005.20

Lunch run outside - 5.2 miles - 45:15.  Windy, but sunny and warm.

Brooks Adrenaline 15 - White Miles: 5.20
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
14.054.003.130.0021.18

AM - LR w/ 5k LT thrown in the middle.  8.3 miles from my house across town to series 5k race.  Threw in 4mi. AT on the way over.  WU another 1.5 when I got there, and suffered through a slow and tired 5k LT effort.  18:36 was miserably hard.  Tough to simulate race effort solo, so a worthwhile effort at least  Grabbed some water and gel and headed home.  Slogged it out for 4 to 5 miles attempting to get down in to AT, to no avail.  The wind really picked p at some point during the race, and seemed to build throughout the trip home.  Rounded corner in tothe fairgrounds and was nearly stopped in my tracks by a strong gust.  21.18 total - 2:38:40 

Brooks Ravenna 7 Miles: 21.18
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
18.000.000.000.0018.00

AM Long Run on TM.  After \yesterdays wind storm, its cold outside again, hopefully for last freeze before spring and summer.  2 TM resets, 1 bathroom break, 2 gels (Humas and GU Roctane), and 2 handhelds H20.  Kept it on Variety workout giving some variation to percent grade.  Wore some old Kinvara 4s (Neon Yel.) and felt the reason for retiring the shoes.

18 miles - 2:29:31
 

12 - Saucony Kinvara 4 - Neon Miles: 18.00
Weight: 150.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.300.000.000.003.30

Easy 30 min. recovery at lunch - 3.3 miles in the grassy loops at the church close to work.  Windy, but, decent weather outside.

Saucony Ride 7 - Black Miles: 3.30
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.003.004.000.0013.00

AM - TM run at gym - Mod. 6 miles w/ 3AT cutdown - 46:00.

Lunch run - Track Tues workout on TM at gym -

0.25, 0.5, 0.75, 1, 0.75, 0.5, 0.25 @ 5k (10.5mph)

w/ 1min. rec.  at 8.6mph.

7 total - 45:15

 

12 - Saucony Kinvara 4 - Neon Miles: 7.00Brooks Ravenna 7 Miles: 6.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
9.000.000.000.009.00

AM - recovery run/walk on TM at gym - 4mi. - 38:15.  15minutes of core after.

Lunch run outside - windy but 55 degrees and sunny.  5miles - 44:18.  Feeling tired and hungry.

12 - Saucony Kinvara 4 - Neon Miles: 5.00Brooks Adrenaline 15 - White Miles: 4.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.000.000.000.005.00

AM: 20 min. hilly TM walk at gym, 20 min. eeliptical, 5 min. row, 5 min. core

Lunch - 5mi. run outside - 41:15 in the windy, nasty SLEET :(

Elliptical Miles: 3.00Brooks Ravenna 7 Miles: 5.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.602.000.000.4011.00

AM - easy TM at gym - 6 mi. - 50min.

Health Screen today for Humana - all vitals are fine, looks like

Lunch TM run at gym - build up to MP and 6x20sec. pickups (11mph up to 12 mph)

5mi. total - 35:30

12 - Saucony Kinvara 4 - Neon Miles: 5.00Brooks Ravenna 7 Miles: 6.00
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Race: Hoosier Half Marathon (13.109 Miles) 01:20:19, Place overall: 43, Place in age division: 2
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
2.173.1310.000.0015.30

Half Marathon race at 8am this morning in Bloomington, IN.  Hitched a ride with a couple Quaff guys from Columbus - always enjoyable company with those two.  Got to packet pickup/ race start line roughly an hour prior.  Cold and windy day - conditions less than ideal.  We jogged some WU - about 2 miles - and dropped off the heavy clothes at the truck.  The race is part of NIRCA events every year, so there's a ton of college guys in running clubs (not scholarship or anything, but, still pretty solid) toeing the line.  Hilly course, with some strong winds along northern stretches of course.  I quickly see my place in this crowd as I am about 50th after a downhill first half mile at 5:40 pace.  I feel every bit of the suffering shown in the last 5k's splits - I pulled back a little bit as the tough rolling portion of the final 2 miles started.

Hilly Course shown in splits: 604, 547, 614, 613, 542, 604, 555, 549, 619, 617, 615, 627, 628, 603

Passed through 10 mi. in about 60:20, but, really struggled with the last 5k. 

1:20:19 for 43rd place.  The funny thing is that this was also 2nd in 30-39 AG  Most of the guys in front were NIRCA/college kids.

Saucony Kinvara 6 - White Miles: 15.30
Weight: 150.50
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.000.000.000.007.00

Easy 7 miles - Tipton Marina and back.  45 degrees and windy/overcast.  About an hour mostly in the grass.

New Balance 870v3 Miles: 7.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.350.000.000.0010.35

AM - easy 30 minutes on TM - 3.25 miles

Lunch - easy 4.75 miles on TM at gym - 36:40.  Still raining.

Evening jog - feeling like trash after over eating... 2 miles slow with some walking

Saucony Ride 7 - Black Miles: 8.00Brooks Ravenna 7 Miles: 2.35
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.203.000.000.0011.20

AM - gym elliptical - 10 minutes.  10 minutes foam rolling and stretching

PM: Track Tues - Taper Week style: 6x800MP w/ 400m jog.  Jogged home at easy pace.  Feeling a little more fatigue than I would like. Tomorrow needs to be really easy/off.  11.2 total - about 1:30

Elliptical Miles: 1.00Brooks Adrenaline 15 - White Miles: 11.20
Weight: 150.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.000.000.000.000.00

Day off - Almost did it - went down the street and turned around. 

Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.000.000.000.005.00

Lunch run - easy 5mile loop behind golf course and back down Burkhart -  41 min.

Walked 1 mile at 2p with the work walkers.  Solid stroll - 15:37

Brooks Ravenna 7 Miles: 5.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.000.000.000.000.00

Off - Taper

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Race: Carmel Marathon (26.219 Miles) 02:59:59, Place overall: 17, Place in age division: 7
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.0020.000.000.0027.00

Friday night packet pickup in Carmel, IN at the Monon Center.  The young Bell family's first trip to a marathon over night trip.  We have 2 boys - a 1 year old and a 3 year old.  An hour and half car ride is about the limit for the 1 year old, and a strange hotel room is still scary.  I counted on not sleeping, which is no big deal since I normally don't the night before race, anyway.  I have run this race almost every year.  Its a flat, decent shaded course through nice neighborhoods.  Its well run and usually not too crowded in the tight spots.  Really nothing to stand in the way of a PR, except myself and maybe some weather issues

Saturday morning race - 48 degrees and sunny at the start, with little wind.  6:25-6:35 pace for something in the 2:49-2:52 range is the goal.  A solid group of a couple guys get in to that pace early on and I feel fine staying with them.  around 4 or 5 miles, the kiss of death finds the group (for me, anyway) in the form of a young lady who is fresh off OTQ in LA (where she placed 30th).  We chat and sneakily find ourselves in the 6:18-6:25 range over several miles.  This prooves to be downfall, as we hit a couple of light rollers at this pace and I start to feel taxed.  I don't realize it completely at this point, but, this is where I blew it.  I finally let them go at about 12 miles, and started to get worse immediately.

First Half Splits:   6:27, 6:24, 28, 18, 29, 33, 27, 27 32, 20, 25, 20, 34 - 1:24:44 for 10th place

Wheels really don't fall off completely until 18 miles or so:

6:38, 29, 42, 47, 56, 7:03, 6:58, 7:08, 7:18, 7:43, 8:05, 8:26, 7:45, 2:17 for 0.34 miles

The temperature turned to about 60-65 (it felt hot) after the course emerged from the shaded trail, and turned on to the industrial park (big business office buildings - Carmel is upscale hoity-toity) and the long exposed sections on those streets. It is here that I really begin to struggle.  I have stupidly not worn any kind of hat, and have shed my shirt.  The sun beats me down, no doubt.   About 5 people pass me.  I even see them struggle and barely maintain lead on me for a while, but, drop even more as I begin to struggle worse.  These kind of conditions (not that they're that severe) turn my gut into a gut cramp, gargling, horrible mess with anything I put in there.  

The partial is only 6:45 pace, but, it feels like a sprint - I came around the last corner with roughly a quarter left, and see I can still somehow make it under 3 hrs.  Barely... :)  Another solid 1:25 / 1:35 -- +10min. marathon in the books - 2:59:59 for 17th

Can't help but think that I should make it a rule that my target marathons can only be in colder weather - like nothing over 45 degrees.  

 

Saucony Kinvara 6 - White Miles: 27.00
Weight: 147.80
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.800.000.000.004.80

PM - easy 4.8 mi. around the neighborhood - stroller push and easy grass jogging.  Sore but, moving forward in a jogging motion.

Brooks Ravenna 7 Miles: 4.80
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
1.100.000.000.001.10

Walked around the neighborhood pushing the stroller.

Brooks Adrenaline 15 - White Miles: 1.10
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
15.100.000.000.0015.10

PM - half day off work for Little one's well visit (shots).  5k easy - 30minutes.

PM2 -  Family drive to outlets in Edinburgh.  Run home down US 31 and 11.  12miles slow - about 9 min. pace.  Pretty warm, but, nice to feel the sun.  Drained a handheld and ate a gel. Definitely feeling Saturday still.

Brooks Ravenna 7 Miles: 15.10
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
11.000.000.000.0011.00

6AM - strenght train at gym - core, lunges, rowing, foam rolling - 20 minutes

AM - walk around work campus on break - 1mile - about 16 minutes

Lunch - 8.1 miles slow run at lunch - out and back on Burkhart and CR - about 9 min. pace

PM1 - walk around work campus on break - 1mile - about 16 minutes

PM2 - stroller pushing walk with both the boys - 1mile - 17 min.

Saucony Ride 7 - Black Miles: 11.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.600.000.000.005.60

AM - strength train / workout at gym - rowing, bench sets, PU, core, and single leg deadlift

Luch run down south (clarksville) after meeting.  5.6 miles on Silver Creek Trail in Lapping Park - about 10 minute miles.

Brooks Adrenaline 15 - White Miles: 5.60
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
1.000.000.000.001.00

Took a 1 mile walk at work.  That's it for today.  Big LR tomorrow.

Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
34.300.000.000.0034.30

Last Long(er) Run for DWD 50M and it was a difficult one.  10k across town, so I wanted to integrate that in at some later in the run to force myself to run harder on some tired legs.  Ran People Trails and around town before race, and got in 20 mi. prior to 10k.   Took a couple bathroom breaks along the way and ate some gels with waters.  10k turned about to be about MP, but, was more of a TH effort level - about 40min.  A couple QON! teammates surprisingly showed up and raced 5k.  Ate a banana afterward and snapped a couple pictures with them and away I went home for about 8 more miles.  Now I wasreally hurting - 9 min. pace was pretty painful in the legs pretty much the entire last 8 miles.  walked to house after watch hit 34miles.  34.3 total - 4:50

Brooks Ravenna 7 Miles: 34.30
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.000.000.000.000.00

Off - taking at least 48 hours off

Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
9.500.000.000.009.50

PM run after kids in bed - 9.5 miles really slow and stiff.  Took almost 60 hrs off and ate horribly yesterday.

Brooks Ravenna 7 Miles: 9.50
Weight: 151.20
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.750.002.750.0013.50

AM walk around work - 1mi.

Lunch run out and back behind Walmart - 7miles - 1 hour.  ITs hot!

PM walk around work - 1mi.

PM2 - Track Tues - 2x1k, 6x400m cutdown - forgot watch and used stupid phone Strava App.

4.2 miles total.

Saucony Ride 7 - Black Miles: 7.00Brooks Adrenaline 15 - White Miles: 6.20
Weight: 149.80
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.503.000.000.008.50

Lunch run - 5mile loop around industrial / burkhart w/ 3mi. AT - 36:29 total

PM run after kids in bed - loop around fairgrounds - 3.5mi. - 33:28

Saucony Ride 7 - Black Miles: 8.50
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.100.000.000.004.10

AM walk at work - 1mile

Lunch run - easy 30 min. 5k

Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.000.000.000.005.00

2 walks at work - 2mi.

Lunch jog - 3miles - 26:28

Saucony Ride 7 - Black Miles: 5.00
Weight: 0.00
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Race: Derby Festival Marathon (26.219 Miles) 03:01:25, Place overall: 29, Place in age division: 5
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
1.5026.400.000.0027.90

Derby Festival Marathon in Louisville

7:30 am start in downtown Louisville.  Goal going in to this one was more geared toward making is a LR / training run as a final hard prep workout for 50M in May. 

Got there in time to park and use the bathroom in a parking garage.   Good to see Tim Proctor and Mike Bernardi at the start corral.  Started off comfortably at 6:30 pace and vowed to stay there (or slower).  Also, went back to the low qty of gel consumption with mre sports drink plan. 

Official race splits:

Location Net Time Clock Time Pace Pace Between
10K 40:37 40:44 6:32 /mi
6:28 /mi
15K 1:00:45 1:00:51 6:31 /mi
6:59 /mi
25K 1:44:13 1:44:19 6:42 /mi
6:39 /mi
30K 2:04:56 2:05:02 6:42 /mi
7:27 /mi
FINISH 3:01:25 3:01:32 6:55 /mi

Watch Mile Splits: 

Splits Time Cumulative Time Moving Time Distance Elev Gain
1 6:24.1 6:24.1 6:25 1.00 28
2 6:30.9 12:55 6:29 1.00 16
3 6:29.8 19:25 6:29 1.00 6
4 6:36.7 26:01 6:36 1.00 6
5 6:31.6 32:33 6:31 1.00 --
6 6:37.3 39:10 6:36 1.00 10
7 6:36.6 45:47 6:33 1.00 --
8 6:37.5 52:24 6:24 1.00 7
9 6:46.8 59:11 6:02 1.00 --
10 6:46.4 1:05:58 6:45 1.00 16
11 6:40.5 1:12:38 6:40 1.00 17
12 7:12.1 1:19:50 7:11 1.00 90
13 7:13.1 1:27:03 7:12 1.00 85
14 7:12.7 1:34:16 7:11 1.00 109
15 6:50.4 1:41:06 6:50 1.00 19
16 6:36.6 1:47:43 6:34 1.00 12
17 6:46.8 1:54:30 6:46 1.00 16
18 6:39.9 2:01:10 6:39 1.00 --
19 6:51.3 2:08:01 6:43 1.00 --
20 6:47.9 2:14:49 6:47 1.00 3
21 6:45.0 2:21:34 6:42 1.00 3
22 7:02.0 2:28:36 7:02 1.00 42
23 7:28.8 2:36:05 7:27 1.00 32
24 7:20.0 2:43:25 7:19 1.00 9
25 7:38.8 2:51:03 7:38 1.00 10
26 8:57.4 3:00:01 8:18 1.00 18
27 1:27.9 3:01:29 1:26 0.19 --
Summary 3:01:29 3:01:29 2:59:15 26.19 553
         
           
Temps were in the 60s but a steady light rain fell the entire race.  The weather was pretty good.  The nutrition and hydration plan worked well enough - still some roller coaster effect with energy level and gut cramps, but, worked through them in short order.  I struggled with some serious fatigue in the legs (as expected) after 18 miles.  Verdict is that the goal was achieved today - solid longer aerobic effort and some mental character building in the later miles and on some hills as a bonus training stimulus.  Now to recover and prepare for the big 50M in two weeks          
           
           
           
           
           
           
           
           
           
           
           
           
           
           
           
           
           
           
           
           
           
           
           
           
           

Saucony Ride 7 - Black Miles: 27.90
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
218.1264.5319.880.40302.93
Brooks Adrenaline 15 - White Miles: 33.30Brooks Ravenna 7 Miles: 109.2312 - Saucony Kinvara 4 - Neon Miles: 35.00Saucony Ride 7 - Black Miles: 70.70Elliptical Miles: 4.00Saucony Kinvara 6 - White Miles: 42.30New Balance 870v3 Miles: 7.00
Weight: 149.88
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