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"The Melt Down" (3x5k's)

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Member Since:

Jun 13, 2011



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


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
Race: "The Melt Down" (3x5k's) (9.32 Miles) 00:55:01, Place overall: 3, Place in age division: 1
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance

The Meltdown Race - This was fun! Morning races with three 5ks in Shelbyville, IN.  Fortunately, the weather was very good - it really cooled off from the 90s-100s its been all week.  In race 3 it actually started drizzling a little bit, so no real melt downs here :)

3x5k's: 8a, 9a,10a

I actually forgot my watch today :(

1 mile WU jog,

8a: First one went fairly well - A bunch of the younger guys went out too fast on the fisrt mile as usual, and slowly started coming back.  Until that started, though, I was running about 10th.  A couple guys never faded, and were first and second places in all 3 races.  I managed 3rd place in the first of the the three, finishing in 18:23.  This time has become my standard plateau, it seems, and will not improve until I do actually take more time off from racing.

2mi. jog in between to keep the legs loose and the blood flowing,

9a: Second race, was very similar, but another guy stepped it up and actually ran faster than he did the first race, and stole 3rd from me.  I ran a decent 18:3? and finished 4th.

1mi. jog,

10a: Race three I was really feeling it in the legs at about mile 1.5.  I managed barely over 19:00 and placed 5th.

2 mi. CD jog

Saucony Kinvara - White And Red Miles: 7.22Brooks Ravenna 3 - Blue Miles: 8.10
Weight: 0.00
From Jake K on Sat, Jul 14, 2012 at 13:45:55 from

That's quite a morning! Nice job!

From Andrea on Sat, Jul 14, 2012 at 15:37:51 from

Three 5ks? That sounds brutal! Great training though...nice job this morning.

From SlowJoe on Sat, Jul 14, 2012 at 17:21:49 from

Wow, all those races lately have got to be helping, but 3 in 1 day is something else! Those are great times on minimal recovery.

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