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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:

Get back into Ultras. 

8/11/18:  Hot Hot 100k in Morehead, KY

9/8/18: Lake Cumberland Half Marathon

9/22/18: Mill Race Marathon in Columbus, IN

10/13/18: Ind. Trail 50 mile

11/10/18: Tunnel Hill 100 mile

 

 

Long-Term Running Goals:

As many Ultras and adventures in exotic/scenic places as possible:

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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Lunch run from work w/ 5mi. Ctdwn : 6:55 down to 5:55 pace. 7mi. total - 50 min.

walks at work

6pm run around the fairgrounds and the neighborhood 7mi. - 57:50

Blue Clifton 4 Miles: 15.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
13.900.000.000.0013.90

5 am run around the neighborhood.  6 mi. - 51:34

walks at work

Lunch run from work after field check.  Ran with Nathan - talked about the roads :) 6mi. - 49:50

Blue Clifton 4 Miles: 12.00
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11.902.002.000.0015.90

5am run around fairgrounds and neighborhood.  Random Dist. Pickups, and strides

8mi. - 62:26

Lunch Run run - 6mi. - 45:26

walks at work

Blue Clifton 4 Miles: 14.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
14.100.000.000.0014.10

5am run around the fairgrounds and neighborhood.  5.1 miles - 45:50

walk at work

8pm run out and back to Tipton Lakes.  Nice sunset going on.  Noodles and Company tastes good, but, is cheese heavy, and usually doesn't digest well.  Barely made it to the house bathroom in time at the end of the room.  8mi. easy - 66:11.

 

 

Blue Clifton 4 Miles: 13.10
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7am run over to the soccer fields for Jude's last game.  WU a couple of miles, and in to 8mi. Ctdwn: started w/ 1mi. at 7min. pace, hung around 6:30-6:50 for 6 miles, and ended with a 6:10.  10.25 total - 1:10:37

Jude's soccer game... they are too young to really "get it" yet, so its cute and fun for the parents (it would be pretty frustrating to be a coach)

changed clothes, and jogged easy back home.  8.25 mi. - 1:08.  Bumped in to Ben Wisler at farigrounds and ran/cahtted last 1.5 mi. back to house.   

Blue Clifton 4 Miles: 18.50
Weight: 147.60
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
15.502.001.500.0019.00

8 am Long Run w/ Fast(ish) Finish.  Carr Hill - Grandview - CR 300 - CR 200. 

18.5mi. Total - 2:22

Blue Clifton 4 Miles: 18.50
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5.000.000.000.005.00

easy 5 at lunch at work.  feeling sick

Blue Clifton 4 Miles: 5.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
24.000.000.000.0024.00

got a ggod night sleep and had the day off work for election day.  Took kid to the alletgist, did some house hunting in Greenwood... and then came home.  Sstarted a long run attempt from the house.  Starting around noon, but wearing the hydration pack intending to go 4 hours / 30 miles.  Hydr pack did not keep me from really bonking around 3 hours in to the run and walk/joggin it home.  Poor first impression of LR fitness - really kept the pace easy, but, was def feeling the recent sickeness in the lungs throughout the run.  hopefully, the sickness was the reason for the struggle... This really a bench mark for assessing if I should givethe 100 mi. attempt another go.  awesome course - Grandview loop with Carr Hill/YCamp out and back.  24 miles - 3:38.     

Blue Clifton 4 Miles: 24.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
14.300.000.000.0014.30

AM run around the neighborhood.  5mi. - 42:30

Lunch run at work out and back on CRs behind Walmart.  7.2 mi. - 57:16

walks at work

Blue Clifton 4 Miles: 12.40
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
11.000.000.000.0011.00

AM run around the neighborhood. 5 miles - 41:20

Did some strength work afterward

walks at work

Evening run before bedtime around the neighborhood.  4.1 miles - 34:23

Blue Clifton 4 Miles: 9.10
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4.501.000.500.006.00

AM run around neighborhood.  threw in some uptempo work at the end.  6 miles - 47:00.

Busy day at work, a sick kid, and some negligent contractors building a house next to our house.  Literally napping in our yard when I got home from work. 

Blue Clifton 4 Miles: 6.00
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31.800.000.000.0031.80

6:30 am Long Run: 70 degrees and clear skies starting from the house.  Put on the hydration pack and loaded with clif bar, and tailwind rasberry flavor mixed with a full 1L of water.  Took my favorite route: Out Carr Hill/Youth Camp hopping off road when possible (grassy strips/cleared areas).  Took that out to Grand view and ran 2 loops on the road.  Toyed with hopping on to the GV Woods Trail, but, don't think I'm quite ready for long and trail yet. A couple of bathroom break stops once at GV, but, pretty strong and consistent after that. 

Slowly eating the Clif bar and hitting the Tailwind/water mix ever couple of miles (more frequently after 20 miles) worked great for keeping a pretty good balance between energy level and GI/stomach condition. 

8.5 miles out to GV, 7.1 miles / loop (x2), and 8.5 miles back.  31.2 miles - 4:17:50, approx. 2k vert.

Walk with the kids after dinner

Blue Clifton 4 Miles: 31.25
Weight: 145.80
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
18.000.000.000.0018.00

6:30a Mother's Day run: Out and back to Harrison Lake through Tipton.  Warm morning already.  Carrying a handheld with water, and feeling yesterday.  Bathroom stop at about half way.  14 miles - 1:56:45

A good day of activities for mommy, today.  I even got some new Peregrine's out of the deal. 

4:30p neighborhood run in the heat.  Tried out the new Peregrines on the grass and undeveloped sites around the neighborhood.  4miles - 36:20

Blue Clifton 4 Miles: 14.00Red Peregrine 7a Miles: 4.00
Weight: 150.20
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.000.000.000.0010.00

5:30a run around the neighborhood/fairgrounds.  4miles - 33:39

11:30a Lunch run at Muskatatuck, Hunt Trail - 6 miles on well maintained 0.85mi. Shaded Loop.  Saw 2 turtles and a small blck snake.  a good amount of bugs already.  55 minutes in the new Peregrines.  Its pretty hot. 90 degrees

Blue Clifton 4 Miles: 4.00Red Peregrine 7a Miles: 6.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
13.001.002.000.0016.00

AM run before work: 3mi. Ctdwn - 6:36, 6:13, 6:07  --  4mi. total - 26:41

Trip to Indy with the managers today... interesting day.

Messed up and forgot running shoes to run in Indy

12mi. after bed time - 1:35:27.  Mostly night running Tipton out and back.  Wore the head lamp for the first time in a while. 

Blue Clifton 4 Miles: 16.00
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AM run before dropping Jude off to school.  4mi. around the neighborhood - 30:34

Run home from Jude's school after dropping him off.  9.1 miles - 1:14:23.  Pretty decent route on mostly county roads. 

Red Peregrine 7a Miles: 13.10
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
9.100.000.000.009.10

AM run before work around the neighborhood.  4mi. - 35:53.  A nice morning to be outside.

Lunch run at Muskatatuck on the mostly shaded, well maintained trail that is 0.85mi.  loop.  Realized that I forgot shorts today... that's 2 strikes this week.  No wildlife to report today (other than a bunch of annoying bugs)  4.2 miles - 35:50.  Feeling pretty strong.

Walk at work

Blue Clifton 4 Miles: 4.00Red Peregrine 7a Miles: 4.20
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
1.900.000.000.001.90

walks at work

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Race: Seymour Half (13.109 Miles) 01:22:36, Place overall: 2, Place in age division: 1
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.008.005.100.0020.10

Seymour Half Marathon:

Started morning with a jog over to Tim's house.  Rode over to Seym. with Tim (car).  Jogged around track for a WU in the nasty humidity - 2.7miles.  Race start at 7:30a.  Warm and humid/overcast, so no hope for moisture going away. 

3 or 4 of us in the lead group dwindled to 2 of us by mile 3.  Some heavy breathing going on behind me and an unknown younger fella by taht point.  We were looking a about 6:10-6:15 pace, and both un-affected thus far.  A long part of the race (first 6.5 miles) in Seymour and neighborhoods, a couple turns and then the out and back past the vineyard, with the "back" in to a slight headwind.  By mile 8, I start breathing heavy at 6:10 pace.  Struggling a lot within a half a mile, and the younger guy leaves me in his dust.  Pretty decent time for specific training volume, weather, etc.  A hard effort for 6:2x - 6:3x's at the end (last 5k):

6:12, 20, 12, 17, 11, 17, 07, 16, 17, 21, 23, 36, 31 - for a 1:22:36 and 2nd place.

drove Tim's car home, as he rode the bike back home, and then jogged back to the house from there - 2.7 miles more.

 

Blue Clifton 4 Miles: 20.10
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
15.900.000.000.0015.90

AM Longish Run: Out and back into town via TerrLAke, and back Carr Hill, with no train.  nice morning, and prepping for family vacation to Great Wolf Lodge for a coulpe of days.  15miles - 1:59

PM - We made the drive to the aquarium in Newport first.  Kind of dissappointing for the price.  Coolest part was crossing the ped bridge over the KY/OH State Line, and eating a decent meal at the Levee shopping area.  Drove on to the hotel.  What a cool place - Great Wolf Lodge is all about the kids.  Indoor water park is really cool!

Hoka Arahi Miles: 15.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.100.000.000.0010.10

"Out with the bad" run in the morning.  Lots of food and bad "in" going out.  started on hotel TM (sauna) and quickly switched to outdoors.  found a near by track open to the public at a high school.  All within view of King's Island amusement park.  walked a bit more on the TM to waste time while kids sleeping.

7.2 total - about 80-90 minutes

Lots of walking, up hills pushing a stroller at the Cinci Zoo.  actually turned on the watch for a couple of active stints and logged about 3 miles solid walking. 

Blue Clifton 4 Miles: 7.20
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
15.900.000.000.0015.90

AM - time to leave Gret Wolf and go back home.  Woke up and out with the bad run number 2.  went over to track and did some slow laps, and some harder stadium stair climbing.  4.3 mi. - 43 min.

PM - return home about 10a. Settle in, check some work stuff, and out the door.  Drove over to Grand view for some trail work.  made it around the gnarly, roots, and horribly marked 6 miles of trail in Grandview Woods in 1:15.  Had all I could take, crushed a Huma Gel (first one of those in a while), and made the trip back around the lake to the car on the road in almost half the time.  11.6 total - 2:01:08  

Blue Clifton 4 Miles: 4.30Red Peregrine 7a Miles: 11.50
Weight: 146.40
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
19.100.000.000.0019.10

5a Run: out and back to SR 46 PplTr.  8.2mi. - 63:56

walks at work

8:30p run: out and back to Tipton. 9mi. - 1:15

Blue Clifton 4 Miles: 17.20
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.003.001.000.0011.00

12p Lunch run: out and back CRs behind Walmart.  4mi. Ctdwn: 7:00 down to 6:10

6 total - 42:33

walk at work 

4mi. easy after bed time - 37:32

Blue Clifton 4 Miles: 10.00
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6.950.000.000.006.95

Lunch run with Zach.  5mile loop easy pace

walks at work

Blue Clifton 4 Miles: 5.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
17.000.001.200.0018.20

7a Long Run out to Grand View via CR 200, and back via Youth Camp.  2x Strava Segment Attempts: Both are nasty hill segments less than 1mi. long - I actually got the Belleville Segment, but, fell a bit short on the second.  18.2 miles total - 2:25.     
 

Blue Clifton 4 Miles: 18.20
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19.000.000.000.0019.00

Drove down to Lexington to help my mom move... all day up and down 3 flights of stairs.  Tired AF this morning.  Real slow LR down SR 46 Ppl Trl and inot town and back.  19 miles - 2:44:19
 

Blue Clifton 4 Miles: 19.00
Weight: 146.80
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16.500.000.000.0016.50

12.5 mile Grandview Trail run.  9 Ticks picked up enroute.

4miles easy

Blue Clifton 4 Miles: 4.00Red Peregrine 7a Miles: 12.50
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AM: 12x400 @ 5k effort.  7 mi. total - 50:10

Blue Clifton 4 Miles: 7.00
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3 miles easy - 26:38

Blue Clifton 4 Miles: 3.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
373.0526.0020.300.00419.35
Blue Clifton 4 Miles: 331.85Red Peregrine 7a Miles: 51.30Hoka Arahi Miles: 15.00
Weight: 147.36
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