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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:

Carmel Marathon - 3:15:xx

Boston Marathon Completion - 3:35:xx

Series 8k - 30:23

Short-Term Running Goals:

Start Training for Fall Marathons: Mill Race and IMM 

5/4: Indy Half - 1:23 1:25

5/16: G. Canyon - R2R2R 

6/22: Series 5k - 17:xx

7/4: BG 10k - 36:xx

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

 

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: 17.90 Month: 264.20 Year: 1150.20
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: 592.46
Hoka One Infinite Lifetime Miles: 891.17
Hoka Arahi Lifetime Miles: 1254.66
Saucony Iso Lifetime Miles: 71.80
Blue Clifton 4 Lifetime Miles: 776.45
Red Peregrine 7a Lifetime Miles: 238.60
Red Peregrine 7b Lifetime Miles: 127.60
Hoka Clifton 5 Lifetime Miles: 896.07
Brooks Adrenaline - Navy Lifetime Miles: 1003.95
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
237.5013.2013.500.00264.20
Saucony Kinvara 6 - White Miles: 8.10Brooks Adrenaline - Navy Miles: 63.10Hoka Arahi Miles: 90.10Blue Clifton 4 Miles: 14.30Red Peregrine 7a Miles: 59.70Hoka Clifton 5 Miles: 12.90
Weight: 156.27
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
11.600.002.500.0014.10

easy 4 miles - am.  Music helps with the motivation

Lunch failed wrokout in the wind.  4x800 TH: Very windy warmup over to Trinity track.  did some strides and pickups and was feeling pretty good.  Gave it go to try 6-8x800m.  Heart rate and effort level spiking at 6:30 pace.  Not good.  Barely made it a nd recovered enough to get the jog back to work.  In pretty poor condition right now.  It might take every bit of the summer to get back in to the range of previous fitness.   

Saucony Kinvara 6 - White Miles: 8.10Brooks Adrenaline - Navy Miles: 4.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
12.000.000.000.0012.00

AM: gear test of new Ultimate Direction vest.  3.8 mi. jog over to Columbus Unit from house.

AM2: run on the canal b4 Central Office meeting. 3.2 miles

AM3: run on canal for lunch.  5 miles in the rain - 43 min.

Brooks Adrenaline - Navy Miles: 12.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.400.000.000.008.40

 miles easy at work and decided to leave early and hit some trails in the nice weather.

Grandview Trail loop was muddy and sloppy.  6.4 miles - about 80 minutes

Hoka Arahi Miles: 8.40
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Race: Indy 500 Fest Half (13.109 Miles) 01:25:15, Place overall: 184, Place in age division: 18
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
1.1013.200.000.0014.30

Promising progress toward recovering fintess levels! 

Bandit racing of Indy half in the rain.  Game time decision to make the drive up to the City from Columbus this morning.  There was supposed to be an I-65 hard closure starting Friday night, but, it got delayed due to the rainy weather.  

Made it to the start line in time to almost get in position within corrals to not be slowed down by the crowd, but, not quite.  Mile 1 was 6:40, and required a bit of effort to weave in and out of the crowd.  Actually got settled pretty well in to 6:15-6:25 pace for most of the splits.  Encouraging step forward in fitnedss and progress.  In my rush, I forgot to wear the watch, and the phone with Strava record app. didn't work out.  It apparently stopped recording somewhere around the Racecar track.  I got in another high five at the racetrack finish line from Frank Shorter :) 

Judging by the folks I finished around, and the percieved effort, a 1:25 was pretty close to accurate for actual finishing time.  A long way to go, but, progress to be certain.  Would have been nice to see splits in the end - I felt like it was a pretty good effort.  Saw some familiar faces, surprisingly.  Lisa S., Kevin and Gary, and even Perez.  In all that crowd, its funny taht I saw that many ppl. that I knew.  

Blue Clifton 4 Miles: 14.30
Weight: 155.60
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
21.300.000.000.0021.30

Long Run - Slow out to Grandview, loop around GV road, and back via CR 550/Carr Hill.  Wore the new hydration vest.  Successful tes.  got warm near the end, and struggling.  21.3 miles - 3:15

Decent 90 mile week 

Brooks Adrenaline - Navy Miles: 21.30
Weight: 158.80
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
11.800.000.000.0011.80

walk at work. 2 mile jog at lunch and slow run home from Jude's school

Brooks Adrenaline - Navy Miles: 11.80
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.000.004.000.009.00

off work for election 

drop kid off at school and run home w/ a workout: 

8x0.5 mile TH/Tempo.  2 min rec. jog btwn

Much better than first attempt last week.  still slow, but, much better.  9 total - 71 min. 

Brooks Adrenaline - Navy Miles: 9.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
14.100.000.000.0014.10

Lunch run: 5 miles around the work lunch loop.  38 min. Feeling a bit of fitness returning

walks at work

Evening run home from kid's playground.  7 miles slow.  Felt tired and run down.  Complete opposite of lunch run

Hoka Arahi Miles: 7.00Brooks Adrenaline - Navy Miles: 5.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.100.003.000.0010.10

Lunch workout:  12x400 w/ 1 min. rec. jog.  Dialed into correct pace for the workout.  Right around 90 seconds.  My slower and older self is getting smarter?? 

Red Peregrine 7a Miles: 8.10
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
2.800.000.000.002.80

walking.  really a day off

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
16.000.000.000.0016.00

16 miles slow on Ppl. Trail after kids' race in Mill Race park.  lots of bathroom stops and about 9 min.

Hoka Arahi Miles: 16.00
Weight: 154.40
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
20.000.000.000.0020.00

11a Long Run.  Filled up the hydration pack with waters, gels and some of the equipment to be carried for Grand Canyon R2R2R as a final test for next weekend.  2 full bottles and pockets (almost full wight loaded up).  20 miles w/ Grand view loop.  made 4 bathroom stops along the way.  A cool rainy morning, so I guess I was a bit overhydrated.  kept around 9 min. pace and felt relaxed.  strong at the end.  Hoka Arahi's have been some great shoes.  over 1200 miles (?) and still going strong !  that's a new shoe PR for sure.  

Hoka Arahi Miles: 20.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

5 mile lunch run with Zach.  walk at work

Hoka Arahi Miles: 6.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.400.004.000.0011.40

easy 3miles AM.  slower than 9 min. pace

lunch workout: 8x0.5 mi. TH 3:09 down to 2:55.  Improving, but, still a long way to go.  8.4 miles total - 59:16.

Hoka Arahi Miles: 11.40
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.700.000.000.006.70

easy 3.7 miles in Greenfield this morning.  Designer peer meeting sor the State was a success.

easy 2.9 miles at lunch in GF.  

Hoka Arahi Miles: 6.70
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.100.000.000.008.10

easy 6 miles at lunch.  nice and sunny.  walks at work

Hoka Arahi Miles: 6.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.600.000.000.008.60

Easy recon running on the South Rim of Grand Canyon.  run from Mather CG over to SK Trail Head along the paved rim trail.  8.6 miles - 1:27.  Flew in this morning and drove from PHX airport ot Grand Canyon with 4 other guys.  Car camping and R2R2R tomorrow!

Hoka Arahi Miles: 8.60
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
51.600.000.000.0051.60

R2R2R in Grand Canyon!  

Five of us caught a 5a shuttle over to South Kaibab TH.  We barely made it to the bus :)

We hopped off and made our first mistake of the day: used the bathroom and got behind the large group of people on the bus, who were mostly not running or in a hurry at all. 

Gear check: Ultimate Direction hydration pack with 2 x 600ml bottled in pockets and plenty of calories - Clif Bars, Lara Bars, Tuna PAcks, Jerky, and RK single packets (PB/Honey/Egg Whites) 

3 of us were R2R2R from our group, but, there was alot of people doing the same thing - the trail was crowded until Phantom Ranch.  We made down across the bridge over the Colorado by about 8a.  Parted ways with our other 2 guys in the group and set off from Phantom Ranch up through the flat part ot Cottonwood and then on up the North Kaibab to TH on my own.  Happily we agreed to our own paces at Phantom Ranch.  Ran out of water w/ 1 mile to go up to the North Rim - yikes.  Rested 30 minutes or so, refilled water and joined a group of Canadian folks going down to return on their own group R2R2R journey.  Made it back to Phantom Ranch, and was feeling a bit beat up at this point.  about 3pm, and strangely, Phantom Racnh was deserted.  At this point, MY watch is showing 42 miles, and I have realized long before that GPS is not accurate.  I take a break, refill water (ran out again), and head out for the final climb going up Bright Angel to the South Rim.  Crossing the Steel bridge was terrifying.  Steel grates are see through (watching the Colorado rush by beneath), and they move around when you step on them.  I really struggled the rest of the day.  Walked and power hiked most of the rest.   Finshed well after dark.  No Head Lamp needed.  The moonlight lit the trail and a large crowd of other folks were hiking back up the trail as well.    

To recap the stats:

5:30a to 8a   SK TH to P Ranch (7130 ft. down to 2600 ft.) 7 miles,

8:30a to noon   P Ranch to N Rim (2600 ft. up to 8120 ft.) 14 miles,  

12:30-3p   North Rim down to Phantom Ranch (8120 down to 2600 ft.) 14 miles,

3:30p - 9:30p   P Ranch up to Bright Angel TH (2600ft. up to 6500ft.) watch died

Before watch died, total moving time was 13:33:41 and final GPS recorded an erroneous 51+ miles

 

Red Peregrine 7a Miles: 51.60
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
2.000.000.000.002.00

walks at work.  very tired and sore still

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
1.000.000.000.001.00

walk at work. soreness almost gone.  probably run again tonight or tomorrow.  

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
2.000.000.000.002.00

walks at work.  start running again tomorrow

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
12.900.000.000.0012.90

Easy pace from 

Jude's school drop off to the house via the scenic route.  Ppl trail over to hospital, back through Donner, Noblitt and M Race and down SR 46 Pppl trail.  12.9 miles at about 9 minute pace.  No watch.  Feeling it still!  

Hoka Clifton 5 Miles: 12.90
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
237.5013.2013.500.00264.20
Saucony Kinvara 6 - White Miles: 8.10Brooks Adrenaline - Navy Miles: 63.10Hoka Arahi Miles: 90.10Blue Clifton 4 Miles: 14.30Red Peregrine 7a Miles: 59.70Hoka Clifton 5 Miles: 12.90
Weight: 156.27
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