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Location:

Columbus,IN,US

Member Since:

Jun 13, 2011

Gender:

Male

Goal Type:

Boston Qualifier

Running Accomplishments:

Tunnel Hill 100M - Nov. 12 - DQed - 70.1M - 13:25:29

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

26 Half Marathons -- PR - 1:19:20 (Aug. 2015 - Converted)

10k - 35:25 (July 2014 - Aided)

5k - 17:28 (Aug. 2015)

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

Short-Term Running Goals:

Half Mar < 80

100M < 24hrs

Upcoming Races

Hoosier Half - 4/8/17 Fail

Carmel Marathon Pacing - 4/22/17 Paced 3:25 group - 3:21:XX (Good?)

Indy 500 Fest. Half - 5/6/17

DWD 50M - 5/13/17

Seymour Half - 5/20/17

Kettle Moraine 100mi. - 6/3/17

Long-Term Running Goals:

R2R2R Run in Grand Canyon

100M < 17hrs

50M < 7.5hrs

Marathon < 2:45

Half Marathon < 1:17

5k < 17

Keep my Long-term Running Goals consistent for more than a month... 

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.

 

Favorite Blogs:

Miles:This week: 89.40 Month: 431.97 Year: 1260.05
Barefoot Running Lifetime Miles: 4.00
Swimming Lifetime Miles: 6.20
Stationary Bike Lifetime Miles: 91.10
Grand Canyon Hiking Lifetime Miles: 71.20
IN State Park Hiking/Trail Running Lifetime Miles: 217.95
Elliptical Lifetime Miles: 81.50
12 - Saucony Kinvara 4 - Neon Lifetime Miles: 537.72
Vilano Road Bike Lifetime Miles: 964.88
16 - Saucony Kinvara 3 - Black/Red/Neon Lifetime Miles: 274.25
17 - Salomon Speedcross 3 - Black Lifetime Miles: 439.86
Vilano Bike On Mag Trainer Lifetime Miles: 125.25
New Balance 870v3 Lifetime Miles: 656.49
Saucony A5 - Green Lifetime Miles: 104.64
Saucony Peregrine - Black Lifetime Miles: 296.39
Saucony Kinvara 6 - White Lifetime Miles: 503.11
Saucony Ride 7 - Black Lifetime Miles: 785.86
Brooks Adrenaline 15 - White Lifetime Miles: 713.73
Brooks Ravenna 7 Lifetime Miles: 774.28
Saucony Triumph Lifetime Miles: 640.08
Saucony Omni 13 - Black Lifetime Miles: 572.07
Saucony Ride 9 - Blue Lifetime Miles: 680.38
Hoka Clifton 3 Lifetime Miles: 480.35
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
384.7029.0018.270.00431.97
Hoka Clifton 3 Miles: 192.88Saucony Omni 13 - Black Miles: 43.00Saucony Ride 9 - Blue Miles: 191.43
Weight: 151.47
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.000.000.000.0010.00

10 mile walk / jog on TM at gym in AM.  Totally couldn't get into anything today.  This was a struggle for some reason - 1:51

Hoka Clifton 3 Miles: 10.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

Night of drinking at Upland with Danny ruined me for anything worthwhile today.  6 miles slow and sick feeling - 56:32

Hoka Clifton 3 Miles: 6.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
9.507.000.000.0016.50

Lunch run - 7mi. AT strong North South wind.  Got around 6:10 wwith tailwind, about 6:50 w/ headwind. 9 total - 61:35. 

3 walks - work, one at home

PM - 5.7 miles after kids to bed - 48:33

Saucony Omni 13 - Black Miles: 0.84Hoka Clifton 3 Miles: 14.70
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
17.400.000.000.0017.40

AM before work at gym - TM - 5miles - 44:10

Lunch Run outside - 7.4 miles - 1:03:48

Walks at work

Night run afetr kids in bed - 3mi. - 30min.

Saucony Ride 9 - Blue Miles: 15.40
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
9.000.000.000.009.00

AM run at gym TM in Columbus B4 Indy trip.  3.1 miles - 25:10

Followed with brief foam roller

Walks around Indy at work meeting.

Lunch Run on Canal in Indy - 5 miles - 41:39.  Got hungry

Saucony Ride 9 - Blue Miles: 9.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
11.933.001.000.0015.93

AM - TM run at gym - 30 min. of Interval Ctdwn. 1  9 mi. total - 68:08

Lunch - TM run at gym - 20 min. of Interval Ctdwn. 2  6 mi. total - 43:40

Walk at work. 

Saucony Omni 13 - Black Miles: 6.93Hoka Clifton 3 Miles: 9.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
9.000.000.000.009.00

AM - TM Walk/jog - 3.1 miles in 31:00

Lunch - TM - 5mi. - 39:30

Saucony Ride 9 - Blue Miles: 9.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.205.008.000.0016.20

AM - almost race.  Bailed on this hilly half marathon at about 7 miles.  6:02, 5:56, 6:16, 6:25, 5:59, 6:22, 6:12, 6:14, and I am struggling badly at this point

6:47, 6:39, turned around and back tracked to run in with some of the guys doing a double loop.  7:13, 7:30, 7, 7

14.1 miles - 1:32 ish

Was not ready for this effort, but, was caught a little off gaurd by my lack of fitness today.  Really was thinking I was in 80' fitness range for today.  

Saucony Omni 13 - Black Miles: 16.20
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
26.000.000.000.0026.00

AM Long run to Grandview, 1 loop on the trail, 1 Loop on the road, and back home.

Road and trail loops are drastically different.  Trail is 5.5 miles with a lot more gain and loss, road is 7.1 miles.

26 miles total - 4:14:37.  Pretty wrecked.  

Saucony Ride 9 - Blue Miles: 26.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.700.000.000.0010.70

AM TM walk jog - 3mi. in 40:00

Lunch Run outside - 5.8 mi. - 50:52

walks at work

Hoka Clifton 3 Miles: 10.70
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
13.700.000.000.0013.70

AM - TM run - mod. cutdown - 4.7mi. - 36:00

Lunch Run at Muskatatuck: 7.1 miles out and back on gravel main road and a loop around one of the trails - about 63min.

walks at work.

Hoka Clifton 3 Miles: 13.70
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
11.304.000.000.0015.30

AM - TM w/ pickups. 6mi. - 47:52

7.5 miles at Muskatatuck w/ 2x2MP Got in to more than AT range to get 6:20-:30 - 56:39 total

a couple walks at work. 

Hoka Clifton 3 Miles: 15.30
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
16.100.000.000.0016.10

AM - outside run.  60 degrees and sunny.  Went out Carr Hill / Youth Camp and back from house.  16.1 miles total - 2:06:52.  Kept it under 8 min. except on the big hills

Hoka Clifton 3 Miles: 16.10
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
20.000.000.000.0020.00

AM - Lakes and Sycamore LAnd Trust run from house.  20 miles - 2:59.  1.5 x Handheld of water + Tailwind was enough.  70 degrees and sunny byt the end (11a).  Feeling decentin these higher mileage weeks, now. Getting a little better each week. 

Saucony Ride 9 - Blue Miles: 20.00
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Race: Tour de Trails 8k (5 Miles) 00:30:00, Place overall: 1, Place in age division: 1
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
9.740.005.020.0014.76

AM Series race across town.  Tour de Trails 8k - 30:00.  First time running this one, though its been on the series calendar every year.  Humid / rainy morning.  Tough to breath after about 3 miles and struggled running in to a decent headwind on this out anda back course.  Easy 2 mile WU and 8 miles easy pace in the grass afterward.  Left foot is still pretty tender.  Not quite in the plantar fascia-itis pain range, but, some pain.  Continuing with the rolling and massage stuff.   

Hoka Clifton 3 Miles: 14.76
Weight: 153.20
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
28.800.000.000.0028.80

AM - Easter Long Run: Grandview, Random CR (550, Tipton, etc.).  Great weather: threatened to rain and storm as I approached Grandview - dark ominous clouds over the hills and all around the lake.  Dierted to trail a little bit up Belleville climb, but, then back to road.  Storm clouds went away and it was sunny, humid and hot after that.  4 scoops of Tailwind drink mix with 1.5 liter hydr. pack was money again.  Think I need a bigger pack... Struggled today whenthat ran out with 4 miles left, but, was determined to reach 28.1 and get 120 for week (Mon.-Sun.).  Did some walking, but, I got there.  Stopped at house and chugged some water nutrition and went back out to finish.  28.1 mi. - 4:22.  Walked with kids at Outlet Mall.

Hoka Clifton 3 Miles: 28.10
Weight: 151.20
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
14.200.000.000.0014.20

AM - run at gym for a little bit (1mile or so) and took it outside.  An absolute lift in spirits to get out of the gym and outside in nice weather.  about 5.5 miles.  lunch run over to gym and ran on TM while watching Boston.  About 6 miles more.  A couple walks at work and in evening at home.  

Saucony Omni 13 - Black Miles: 13.50Saucony Ride 9 - Blue Miles: 0.70
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
9.905.000.000.0014.90

AM - TM at gym 4mi. - 38:22

walks at work

PM  outside - 5AT fairgrounds loops - 8 total in 59:48

Saucony Ride 9 - Blue Miles: 14.90
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
11.900.000.000.0011.90

AM run outside - 5mi. - 42min.

walks at work

Lunch run at work outside - 5mi. - 45min.

Hoka Clifton 3 Miles: 11.90
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
21.520.000.000.0021.52

Walk at work

Took afternoon at work and ran home.  Seymour to Columbus on CR's.  warm and humid with some windy /rainy conditions. started to thunder at the end, but, anything bad held off until later in the day.

Drank a handheld of Tailwind/water mix, anda another bottle of water.  Had some stomach issues that eventually worked out.  Took some walking breaks to keep the effort light.

Some pain in the left foot.

20.69 miles - 3:03

Hoka Clifton 3 Miles: 21.52
Weight: 150.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.530.000.000.005.53

Shakeout on the TM - pacing Carmel Mar. tomorrow

Saucony Omni 13 - Black Miles: 5.53
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
29.130.000.000.0029.13

AM - Carrying the stick w/ sign for 3:25 group for Carmel Marathon this morning.

Had a decent group through 16 miles.  Had 1 guy that made it for the whole ride - 3:22:xx should get him in to Boston for 3:25 Qualifying AG.  Felt pretty good to see him achieve his goal.  He was pretty exciteed at the end.  WU miles w/ Zane and cool down miles back to truck.  Nice day for a marathon - temps around 50 degrees, but, a little windy.  Glad I could help by breaking the wind for a couple folks throughout the race. 

Overall, a very rewarding experience. 

Saucony Ride 9 - Blue Miles: 29.13
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
17.500.000.000.0017.50

AM - running around to open houses (signs), Tipton, Sycamore Land Trust, and Harrison Lake.  Stuck to the grass as much as possible.  Left foot hurting pretty bad after about 90 minutes.  Drank a handheld with Tailwind (scoops).  Got pretty warm at the end (Around 1 pm), but remained windy.

Hoka Clifton 3 Miles: 17.50
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
12.220.003.250.0015.47

AM - shakeout - walkjog on TM at gym.  4mi. - 36and change.  smelled like straightup ass in there this morning.

walk at work.

Lunch workout run outside: 5x1k @ ? Threshold pace ?  I guess.  It felt like about 10k pace, honestly, but, wasn't even close to that.  9.42 miles total - 72:29

PM - hike and picnic with the familia at Sycamore Land Trust

 

Saucony Ride 9 - Blue Miles: 15.47
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
16.200.000.000.0016.20

AM - parked at gym, foam rolled, 0.5 miles on TM and outside before I went crazy on that TM.  3.5 miles moreat an easy pace.

Lunch - run outside - slow and easy out and back Agrico/Meadowbrook. 5mi. - 45:06

walk at work

Run home from Columbus City Hall after meeting.  Sunny and great outside.  A little tired ( alot)

6.2 miles - 58min.

Saucony Ride 9 - Blue Miles: 16.20
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
21.700.000.000.0021.70

AM - Run from house back to work in Seymour.  All in the dark and played chicken with some travellers of the early morning/night.  Head lamp kept me alive a couple times for sure. No bathroom stops.  2.5scoops of Tailwind in handheld of water (16 oz.) was plenty.  Left leg is getting pretty weak.  Foot isvery tender, and gets progressivley worse and painful as longer runs wear on.  made it to work prior to 7a right around sunrise.  19 miles total - 2:44:43

walks at work. 

Hike with family at BCSP

Saucony Ride 9 - Blue Miles: 21.70
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.600.000.000.004.60

AM - foam roller, TM WU, run outside for easy 30 min., and then strnegth and conditioning - squats and core

walk at work

Hoka Clifton 3 Miles: 3.60
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.935.001.000.0013.93

AM - TM workout: 7AT cutdown. 9mph up to 10mph.  8total - 54:54.  Foam rolling before and after

walk at work.

Lunch run outside - 5 miles in town - 45:52.  Tired and pretty sore. 

Saucony Ride 9 - Blue Miles: 13.93
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
384.7029.0018.270.00431.97
Hoka Clifton 3 Miles: 192.88Saucony Omni 13 - Black Miles: 43.00Saucony Ride 9 - Blue Miles: 191.43
Weight: 151.47
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