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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)

Recent:

Win the IT Race SeriesThe Champ is Back! 

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

Series 8k's: 30:43, and 30:50

Short-Term Running Goals:

Start Training for Spring Marathons: Carmel and Boston

2/16: Series 10k - 36:19

3/2: Series 5k - 17:19

3/30: Carmel Marathon - 2:47

4/15: Boston Marathon - 2:49

5/4: Indy Half - 1:19

 

 

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.

 

Favorite Blogs:

Miles:This week: 0.00 Month: 188.70 Year: 774.50
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: 454.46
Vilano Bike On Mag Trainer Lifetime Miles: 125.25
Saucony A5 - Green Lifetime Miles: 119.94
Saucony Peregrine - Black Lifetime Miles: 424.57
Saucony Kinvara 6 - White Lifetime Miles: 584.36
Hoka One Infinite Lifetime Miles: 891.17
Hoka Arahi Lifetime Miles: 1099.56
Saucony Iso Lifetime Miles: 71.80
Blue Clifton 4 Lifetime Miles: 762.15
Red Peregrine 7a Lifetime Miles: 178.90
Red Peregrine 7b Lifetime Miles: 127.60
Hoka Clifton 5 Lifetime Miles: 875.17
Brooks Adrenaline - Navy Lifetime Miles: 908.25
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
223.3314.6010.701.05249.68
Brooks Adrenaline 15 - White Miles: 21.92Saucony Ride 7 - Black Miles: 84.97Saucony Peregrine - Black Miles: 55.44Brooks Ravenna 7 Miles: 70.74IN State Park Hiking/Trail Running Miles: 51.84Saucony Kinvara 6 - White Miles: 12.68
Weight: 152.20
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.300.000.000.005.30

PM: easy 30 min. jog - 3.2mi.

several walks with family - another 2.1 miles.

Decent recovery in legs going on here.

Brooks Adrenaline 15 - White Miles: 5.30
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
1.200.000.000.001.20

walk at work - 1.2 miles -16:30

Brooks Adrenaline 15 - White Miles: 1.20
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.100.000.000.0010.10

Voted in primary today - first time voting in primary.  felt the Bern... but, Trump still chosen by IN.  I just don't get it.

3 miles really slow before kids bedtime - 30 min.  Core and lunges, squats, PUs - about 15min.

7 more miles after kids to bed - about 60 minutes with 2 AT on the Terrace Lake Hills

 

Brooks Adrenaline 15 - White Miles: 10.10
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
2.500.001.000.003.50

Lunch TM run.  It is raining and 45 degrees today.  3.5 miles w/ 6x2:00 hills - 8% up to 15% (power hike above 12%).  31 minutes

Saucony Ride 7 - Black Miles: 3.50
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
12.280.000.000.0012.28

Lunch run at Lapping Park after Clarksville meeting.  3.6 miles in 31:08 on muddy trails.  Lots of rain recently.  Still having figured out good direction in those woods - a lot of crossing paths tha look similar.

PM run after kids in bed.  8.6 miles  in 1:15:06.  Hilly course and alt of intentionall y muddy grass running.  Last minute prep of legs for 50M / 6500' on some potentially muddy trails next Saturday. 

Saucony Peregrine - Black Miles: 3.60Brooks Ravenna 7 Miles: 8.68
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
2.500.000.000.002.50

lunch, afternoon, and neighborhood walks.  2.5 miles.  Yep - counting walking miles.

Saucony Ride 7 - Black Miles: 2.50
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
11.000.000.000.0011.00

AM - 11 miles in 1:35:26.  Ran to Mill Race via Terrace Lake, did a loop, and then back home down SR 11 to the house.  Feeling fresh.  Tapering down for the 50M next Saturday.

Brooks Ravenna 7 Miles: 11.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.790.000.000.006.79

Easy hour on hilly hills - 6.8 miles out and back terrace lake and Carr Hill

Brooks Ravenna 7 Miles: 6.79
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.750.001.500.757.00

Lunch TM hills and strides at gym - 10 min. @ 5%, and 6xstrides 11mph up to 12mph

7mi. total - 51:30

Saucony Ride 7 - Black Miles: 7.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.320.000.000.004.32

PM - 4.3 miles fairgrounds loop and neighborhood  - 36:16.  Taper for Sat.

Brooks Adrenaline 15 - White Miles: 4.32
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.980.000.000.004.98

Lunch - 5 miles around Golf Course, Burkhart Loop - 41:05.  Tapering is easy

Saucony Ride 7 - Black Miles: 4.98
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.000.000.000.005.00

2 walks and a 3mi. lunch run at work.  Ready for tomorrow.

Saucony Ride 7 - Black Miles: 5.00
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Race: Dances With Dirt Gnawbone (51.84 Miles) 09:22:41, Place overall: 1, Place in age division: 1
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
51.840.000.000.0051.84

Sat., 5:45am start in Brown Co. State Park -  DWD 50M - AKA The MudSkating 51.8M (w/ off course add on).  Raining and super muddy most of the day.  About 45 degrees at the start n the dark (and stayed cool all day)  Really got lucky on the temperature.  Weather is notoriously warm and humid. 

From the start  line throughout most of the beg. stages of the race, there are 4 guys that start out in the lead pack.  I quickly realize that one of the guys won't be there long and there are 3 other guys that can beat me.  We drop the one guy after 7 miles, and start trading back and forth amongst the 4 of us.  I begin to narrow my ranking assessment down further - there is "one" guy that should win, and two other guys I feel like I can beat.  The first 20M or so progresses similarly in the mud.  The rain has stopped early in the morning, but, the damage to trails is done.  The "one" guys and I run together for while and both somehow miss a turn.  

Around 19-20 miles, me and the "one" guy have seperated from rest, but, horribly miss a clearly marked turn off.  We add about 1.5 miles (out and back) with this mistake.  2 guys have cuaght us and passed by.  We find them pretty quickly at the 30k aid station.  At that point, I feel like me and "one" are clearly 1,2. 

I run in to some trouble at 50k.  I bonk hard, and only partially come back to running form with a gel and some serious water chugging out of handheld and an aid station at a fortunate spot.  At the aid station, at this point, I discover a wonderful "crack to nutrition code" that works for me (ultra dist. nutrition, only?) - I can, and should eat real food.  By this point I am getting sick on the gels, and grabbed PB&J's and potatoes at this aid station and crush it.  Wonderful!  The "real food" doesn't sit in the stomach and I actually don't have gut cramp/stitch issues.  Now, I discover, I can also get gels in the stomach in between aid stations wih greater success.  I bounce back from the bonk in a bout 1 mile and stick the plan the rest of the way (to great success!)

At this point, the one guy and another guy have pulled ahead and out of sight.  I am slowly coming back from bonk and happy with continuing for a 3rd place finish.  I roll in to mile 40 aid station and discover the one guy has smashed in to a tree and needs stitches and has to DNF.  That sucks - he's a good guy, and the best runner out there on this day.  Other guy still also nowhere in sight.  Strangely, I am starting to feel stronger at this point (42-45M) !

Huge confidence boost as I start seeing mile splits comparable to start of race splits around 42 miles - first time occurence.  45miles in, and I am pushing through one small gut cramp (pinching it and breathing heavy, with some water chugging), and then continuing on with it gone fairly quickly.  I feel like I may see the leader at some point ?  Nothing.  Get one more gel down succesfully and chug water with light gatorade mix (light gatorade mix seems to be best). 

Nw, the last 3 miles is a mud fest.  This race has 10k, half, full, 50k, 50M, and a relay - all using this last stretch of the course.  Everybody has destroyed this part of the course, leaving us 50M's with ankle deep mud to contend with after 47 miles.

Still feeling strong and positive, but, a little frustrated with this.  I also realize I have gone about 1.8 extra than the 50M with the offcourse detour, and another smaller misque of the same fashion.  I am overjoyed to make the (3) creek crossings and hop up creek bank in to a field and see the finish line.  I cross with a big smile on my face, but, don't realize I have won until they announce and (immediately) hand me the trophy and swag.  Literally didn't get through the finish line corral before being bombarded! :)  I was surprised to find out that the other guy had cut course in last 5-7 miles somewhere (unintentionally) and was DQed. 

Pretty stupid way to win (the DQed guy had 50M GPS, but, did not show up at one of aid check ins) 

51.84 miles total - 9:22:41.  7394 feet of elevation gain recorded by Garmin, but, 6551 feet recorded by Strava... CR (Pers.) for DWD and 50 mile PR - 9:03:24 (I have only run 2x50M - this race twice)

IN State Park Hiking/Trail Running Miles: 51.84Saucony Peregrine - Black Miles: 51.84
Weight: 150.00
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Nothing - no running.  Can barely walk.  Basking in the glory of my fortuitous victory

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
1.000.000.000.001.00

1 mile walk.  I can walk now

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
1.000.000.000.001.00

PM - 1mile jog.  9 minutes with brand new Garmin 920XT watch.  Ah ha, so that's what watches look like from this century...

 

Brooks Ravenna 7 Miles: 1.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.610.000.000.004.61

AM - TM run - new watch has pedometer and tracks TM running prett accurately. 20 minute walk/jog - 1.41mi.

Walks at work - about 2 mi. -

Walk/stroller push around neighborhhod - 1.3 mi. - 20 min.

Saucony Ride 7 - Black Miles: 3.20Brooks Ravenna 7 Miles: 1.41
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.750.000.000.005.75

2 walks at work - about 2miles.

Lunch run - 3.82mi. - 33:42.  Slowly coming back to form.

Brooks Ravenna 7 Miles: 3.82
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
2.561.500.000.004.06

PM: run around the neighborhood.  Feeling decent - got the heart rate up and in to about AT near the end.  Checking on if I should even attend the half marathon in Seymour (that I paid for months ago) - probably will go suffer through it.  4.06 mi. - 29:50

Brooks Ravenna 7 Miles: 4.06
Weight: 152.60
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Race: Seymour Half Marathon (13.109 Miles) 01:23:04, Place overall: 1, Place in age division: 1
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
1.2013.100.000.0014.30

AM Half Marathon in Seymour - 7:30 a start with a light rain and about 60 degrees.  Pretty perfect weather. 

No expectations for this race with the 50M still only a week ago, and recovery progressing, but, still in process.  Solo run for the whole race - The rain has scared everybody away.  I go out at comfortable 6:15-6:20 pace and stay there.  Felt fairly calm aerobically, but, feel it pretty bad in the legs and right shoulder.  

Solid AT effort: 6:17, 17, 18, 18, 15, 23, 28, 20, 06, 21, 22, 24, 31, 0:37 - 1:23:04 FTW

Rained the whole time, feeling ood, and nearly as fatigued as anticipated.  Probably ready for ramping back up next week.

Saucony Ride 7 - Black Miles: 14.30
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.820.000.000.006.82

easy hour PM - 6.82.  Depletion

Brooks Ravenna 7 Miles: 6.82
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.480.000.000.008.48

easy walks at work, lunch run, easy PM run

Saucony Ride 7 - Black Miles: 8.48
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.350.000.000.006.35

walk at work and easy run in PM - 5.35 mi. run

Brooks Ravenna 7 Miles: 6.35
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
1.800.000.000.001.80

1.8 mile stroller push / jog with the boys in tow.  Chasing mommy around the neighborhood

Saucony Ride 7 - Black Miles: 1.80
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.000.002.000.0010.00

2 mile stroller pushwith kids and wife.

8x400m @ TH - about 85-90 seconds.  8 mi. total - about an hour.  Still running on some recovering legs with some sore spots.

Saucony Kinvara 6 - White Miles: 8.00Saucony Ride 7 - Black Miles: 2.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
2.500.000.000.002.50

2.5 miles of walking at work

Saucony Ride 7 - Black Miles: 1.50
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Race: Aisin 5k (3.107 Miles) 00:18:16, Place overall: 3, Place in age division: 1
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
12.740.003.100.0015.84

AM Series race in Seymour.  5k around Aisin plant/factory roads.  WU with some pickups and drills and shed the shirt - it's 75 degrees and humid.  Solid mile 1 at 5:40, but, can tell that I'm not fit for this pace.  Mile 2 is in the 5:50's, and mile 3 is over 6:00:  5:41, 5:54, 6:07.  Pretty poor 5k fitness coming off of 50M and marathon recovery (2weeks).  The fire has been lit - there are some guys that are coming after the Series crown, and are well within my capabilities of of getting in shape and beating them.

Car ride back home and took the wife's car to get the punctured tire replaced.  Ran 90 minutes easy during the waiting time -10.16 miles in some sunny warm temps.   

Saucony Kinvara 6 - White Miles: 4.68Saucony Ride 7 - Black Miles: 10.16Brooks Adrenaline 15 - White Miles: 1.00
Weight: 154.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
20.810.000.000.0020.81

AM Long Run - Grandview loop +Sawmill (hill) and some add on back in the neighborhood to get 3 hours.  Super slow, and struggling badly with the heat.  Ate 3 gels and a handheld of water.  Felt mini-bonks 3 times.  Think it got up to 80 deg.  Sun ate me up when not in the cover and the trees around the lake.  3 hours - 20.81mi.  Long road of 100M training started this week - the formula to success:  lots of double long runs, and some stregth and conditioning addressing hip flexors and general leg strength to prepare for a long flat compacted agg. course.  

Brooks Ravenna 7 Miles: 20.81
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.000.000.000.0010.00

AM - easy 10 miles - 90:25.  SR 11, People Trail (lots of bikes today), Goeller, Terrace Lake. Summer is here!  Memorial Day weather - sunny and 75 degrees.  Wonderful.  Legs feel pretty terrible (tired and sore), but, shuffled 9 minute pace consistently (Is that good? )

Saucony Ride 7 - Black Miles: 10.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.150.003.100.3010.55

Lunch track workout: WU w/ 5xstrides (20-30sec), into 5x1k - 10 k effort in the heat:

3:42, 3:44, 3:40, 3:39, 3:41.  9.24 miles - 1:09:33 total

Several walks at work as well.  Yep - still counting walking mileage.
 

Saucony Ride 7 - Black Miles: 10.55
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
223.3314.6010.701.05249.68
Brooks Adrenaline 15 - White Miles: 21.92Saucony Ride 7 - Black Miles: 84.97Saucony Peregrine - Black Miles: 55.44Brooks Ravenna 7 Miles: 70.74IN State Park Hiking/Trail Running Miles: 51.84Saucony Kinvara 6 - White Miles: 12.68
Weight: 152.20
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