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Location:

Columbus,IN,US

Member Since:

Jun 13, 2011

Gender:

Male

Goal Type:

Boston Qualifier

Running Accomplishments:

A bunch of 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:

 

5/16: G. Canyon - R2R2RGot It!! (about 13 hours)

6/22: Series 5k - 17:xx   17:47

9/28: Mill Race Marathon - 2:49:xx

11/9: Tunnel Hill 100 - Let's Finish the distance !  

 

Long-Term Running Goals:

R2R2R in Grand Canyon  5/18/19 

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, now 4 and 6.  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: 18.30 Month: 256.95 Year: 1815.83
Barefoot Running Lifetime Miles: 4.00
Swimming Lifetime Miles: 6.20
Elliptical Lifetime Miles: 81.50
Vilano Road Bike Lifetime Miles: 964.88
Vilano Bike On Mag Trainer Lifetime Miles: 125.25
Saucony A5 - Green Lifetime Miles: 165.24
Saucony Peregrine - Black Lifetime Miles: 426.07
Saucony Kinvara 6 - White Lifetime Miles: 613.66
Hoka One Infinite Lifetime Miles: 891.17
Red Peregrine Velcro Lifetime Miles: 267.10
Red Peregrine NO Velcro Lifetime Miles: 133.30
Clifton 4 Blue 1 Lifetime Miles: 128.60
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
281.406.0012.800.00300.20
Brooks Adrenaline - Navy Miles: 109.10Hoka Arahi Miles: 141.30Hoka Clifton 5 Miles: 20.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.000.000.000.005.00

easy 5 walks and such

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.900.000.000.006.90

easy 6.9 w/ walks 

Brooks Adrenaline - Navy Miles: 5.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
1.100.000.000.001.10

walks

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
9.400.000.000.009.40

easy w/ walking

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.800.000.000.003.80

easy w/ walks

Hoka Arahi Miles: 2.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
13.300.000.000.0013.30

hoosier half course jog w/ Zane and Scott B.  nice and easy

Hoka Arahi Miles: 13.30
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
18.400.000.000.0018.40

Easy pace long run - GV out and back.  this was hard.  18.4 miles - 2:43:38

Brooks Adrenaline - Navy Miles: 18.40
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
13.400.000.000.0013.40

easy runs and walking.  

Brooks Adrenaline - Navy Miles: 13.40
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.200.000.000.007.20

evening run across town and walk at work

Brooks Adrenaline - Navy Miles: 6.30
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.900.000.000.007.90

walks at work and a 6 mi. lunch run

Hoka Arahi Miles: 6.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
9.600.003.100.0012.70

walks at work and an evening series 5k race.

ran over to the 5k out by soccer fields and airport.  out and back: out with tailwind and back in to headwind.  pretty rough!  

Hoka Arahi Miles: 10.80
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.000.000.000.004.00

off work.  easy 4 miles in morning.  started drive to Boston in afternoon.

Brooks Adrenaline - Navy Miles: 4.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.300.000.000.004.30

Stopped in Bellville, OH at hotel.  Got in about 4 hours of driving.  jog on TM in hotel.  nothing looking too promising around the hotel to run to.  driving all day today. 

Brooks Adrenaline - Navy Miles: 4.30
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.400.000.000.0010.40

Lots of Boston exploring and expo with family in tow.  Definitely not taking it easy the day before.  Oh well - this is about the experience.  My accomplishment is getting to the start line.  

Hoka Arahi Miles: 10.40
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Race: Boston Marathon (26.219 Miles) 03:34:51, Place overall: 10486, Place in age division: 3577
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
30.100.000.000.0030.10

Boston Marathon! 

Made the trip, finally!!  Driving from Indiana, was a 15 hour drive.  Definitely a journey to get to the start line.  The wife and I and the 3 and 5 year old piled in the family car and started driving on Friday afternoon.  Got to Boston Saturday afternoon.  Checked into the Bostonian ($500/night - what a rip off!), whic we discovered was a tiny room, with no frig, microwave, or avaialbel ice machine.  terrible hotel.  Valet parking was required and cost $51/night.  

I'll just stick to the running portion of the story: I came to Boston in no kind of shape for running a decent marathon.  The weeks preceding were my hjighest mileage weeks, and were 60 mile weeks.  Showed up knowing the race was to be an experience, rather than a race.  IT was every bit of the spectacle I had heard about.  Wellsley girls, Boylston St., all the people, the hills, heartbreak hill, etc.  A great experience.  I struggled to keep the 7:15 pace as planned, but, no matter.  I experienced Boston.  

Hoka Arahi Miles: 30.10
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
1.000.000.000.001.00

One mile walking

Brooks Adrenaline - Navy Miles: 1.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.700.000.000.003.70

easy jog at Niagara Falls and then walking around the State Park. 

Niagara Falls itself is very cool.  The hotel and area of facilitues with all the tourists traps was nasty and dirty.  Don't recommend staying at the Holiday Inn for anyone interested in cleanliness in a hotel room.  I don't think we caught anything... 

Drove the rest of the 8 hours on home througout the rest of the day.  Lot of driving and car time with the family.  

Hoka Arahi Miles: 3.70
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
14.100.000.000.0014.10

Back home now.  Easy 4 miles in the morning - 34:37

walking around Edinburgh 

Run home from Edinburgh (most of the way) - 9miles - 79:37

Brooks Adrenaline - Navy Miles: 14.10
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.000.000.000.0010.00

10 miles easy pace.  Cold and rainy here in IN.  Picked up a new course: Terrace LAke, right on Carr Hill, up and down the random 1-street neighborhood hill, and on around back down PTrl and Full Terrace LAke. 

Brooks Adrenaline - Navy Miles: 10.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
9.000.003.000.0012.00

Nasty outside today: 30 deg. and raining ??

TM miles: inclining for about an hour and then in to 12x0.25 miles: 8.7mph up to 9.8 mph with 0.15 mi. rec jog between.  this was tough

12 total - about 2 hours.  

Hoka Clifton 5 Miles: 12.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
18.500.001.800.0020.30

Out and back on Ppl Trail.  Long Run w/ 10x1:00 On / Off + 5xPickups at End.  20.3mi. total - 2:55:25

Hoka Arahi Miles: 20.30
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.900.000.000.008.90

7 miles easy at lunch - 1 hour. 

Walks at work

Hoka Arahi Miles: 7.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.206.000.000.0012.20

AM - easy 2 miles in Seymour

8.1 miles w/ 6ATish - 7:20 is AT right now... yikes

walks at work

Hoka Arahi Miles: 10.20
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
14.000.000.000.0014.00

Easy 4 miles before work - fairgrounds loop - 35:54.  

Easy 10 miles PM - out and back out Carr Hill in the rain.  Nice and peaceful.  Started feeling pretty sluggish but worked out the kinks.   

Really struggling internally with starting up legit training again.  Its tougher starting in such poor fitness.  

Hoka Arahi Miles: 4.00Brooks Adrenaline - Navy Miles: 10.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

5 miles easy at lunch work

walk at work

Hoka Arahi Miles: 5.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
1.000.000.000.001.00

walk

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Race: Tour de Trails 8k (4.971 Miles) 00:30:25, Place overall: 1, Place in age division: 1
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
15.600.004.900.0020.50

Series race start and finish from Lincoln Park.  Ran over to park from house.  put in a hard effort to hang in around 6:10-6:15.  Still getting back to reasonable fitness levels to expect anything beyond that pace.  

Ran back home the long way.  Avengers End Game in the PM

Brooks Adrenaline - Navy Miles: 20.50
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.300.000.000.008.30

8.3 miles slow and feeling sick from popcorn and a b=gallon of vanilla coke last night at Avengers.  Grandview loop plus Sawmill.  Decent morning other than the gut issues.  

Kids birthday party today - the wife got a bouncy house apparently.  

Hoka Arahi Miles: 8.30
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
14.050.000.000.0014.05

Easy 6 miles home from kids school in am.  Happy Birthday to our little 6 year old today.  9 min pace

Easy 8 miles home from kids school in pm. 73 min.

Hoka Arahi Miles: 6.05Hoka Clifton 5 Miles: 8.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.250.000.000.006.25

easy 20 min in am - 2.1 miles

easy 4.15 miles in pm.

300 mile month... somehow. 

Hoka Arahi Miles: 4.15Brooks Adrenaline - Navy Miles: 2.10
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
281.406.0012.800.00300.20
Brooks Adrenaline - Navy Miles: 109.10Hoka Arahi Miles: 141.30Hoka Clifton 5 Miles: 20.00
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