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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:

Run my 100 miles / Win the Race Series

8/11/18:  Hot Hot 100k in Morehead, KY - DNF at 10hrs/70k

9/8/18: Lake Cumberland Half Marathon - 4th Place - 1:27

9/22/18: Mill Race Marathon in Columbus, IN - 14th place - 3:06:55

10/6/18 and 10/13/18: Series 5k's

10/21: Columbus, OH Marathon

11/10/18: Tunnel Hill 100 mile

Thanksgiving Series 8k

12/2/18 and 12/9/18: Series 5k's

 

 

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.

 

Favorite Blogs:

Miles:This week: 0.00 Month: 36.40 Year: 2889.63
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: 880.17
Hoka Arahi Lifetime Miles: 949.75
Saucony Iso Lifetime Miles: 71.80
Blue Clifton 4 Lifetime Miles: 762.15
Red Peregrine 7a Lifetime Miles: 124.20
Red Peregrine 7b Lifetime Miles: 127.60
Hoka Clifton 5 Lifetime Miles: 595.17
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
251.0018.008.700.50278.20
Blue Clifton 4 Miles: 64.30Saucony A5 - Green Miles: 8.00Hoka One Infinite Miles: 25.10Red Peregrine 7a Miles: 14.80Red Peregrine 7b Miles: 116.10Hoka Clifton 5 Miles: 49.90
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
24.500.000.000.0024.50

Hot Long Run:  24.5 miles on Ppl Trails in Columbus - 3:48

Blue Clifton 4 Miles: 24.50
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.500.000.000.004.50

Easy evening run 4.5mi. - 40:44

Blue Clifton 4 Miles: 4.50
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.400.000.000.008.40

easy morning run and lunch run at work.  8.4 miles easy

Blue Clifton 4 Miles: 8.40
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Race: Bluegrass 10k (6.214 Miles) 00:37:44, Place overall: 27, Place in age division: 3
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
1.800.006.200.008.00

Bluegrass 10k in Lexington.  Drove down early morning and met up with "Good Times" race team mates.  Nathan and family, Gordon, Nelson, and a whole bunch of other really great folks. Even saw Tiff's brother and family, and 2 guys from high school. 

Race went okay - hung in there on 6:00 pace.  37:44 got me about 27th place I think.  Pretty competative race with 31:xx winning it,m and top 15 under 36:xx.

Saucony A5 - Green Miles: 8.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.000.000.000.004.00

easy lunch run at work. 4 miles - 33 min

Hoka One Infinite Miles: 4.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.000.000.000.004.00

easy 4 miles at lunch at work. 

Hoka One Infinite Miles: 4.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.504.002.500.0010.00

AM workout: 4AT, 2TH, 0.5LT.

10 mi. total - 70 min.

Blue Clifton 4 Miles: 10.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.8010.000.000.0014.80

AM Workout - 10mi. AT hilly: Started off as a trail run, but, hopped on to the road after a bunch of spider webs and losing the trail in 1 mile.

2xGrand View road with 10AT.  Varied from 6:27 up to 7:12.  AT effort level

Red Peregrine 7a Miles: 14.80
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.100.000.000.003.10

Easy lunch run at work. 5k

Hoka One Infinite Miles: 3.10
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.000.000.000.000.00

Off. Super busy at work and taking a down week preceding the Yosemite trip with my Dad.

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Off. Super busy at work and taking a down week preceding the Yosemite trip with my Dad.

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Off. Super busy at work and taking a down week preceding the Yosemite trip with my Dad.  3 Days off for first time in a while

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.300.000.000.006.30

Run before work.  Easy 2 miles

Run at lunch at work.  3 miles easy with Jason Taylor. 

Blue Clifton 4 Miles: 6.30
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
9.100.000.000.009.10

Flew in to Fresno, CA last night and met up with my Dad, and his friends and some family.  We actually crashed at a friend of our cousins' house.  They were kind enough to put us all up for a couple of days.  The other group with my cousins and family members just finished up on their hike.  4-5 days in Yosemite. 

Ran twice while hanging out and waiting for our Sunday morning start to our hike: 5.1 miles in the 100 degree heat and the hilly surrounding roads of Coarsgold, CA.  5.1mi. - 45:14.  690ft. of gain

2nd run in the evening: 4mi. 30:39 on the same hilly roads.  Met the crew at the nearby Casino.  No poker room - pretty dissappointed. 

Blue Clifton 4 Miles: 9.10
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
9.800.000.000.009.80

Yosemite Hike Day 1

Got dropped off at Quartz Mountain trail head in Yosemite.  Took about 2.5 hours to drive to the trail head up a mountain on a bumpy rutted barely pavement road.  First time to the area for me, so, very cool new experience.

Me, Dad, and his friend Kevin starting a 6 day, 5 night backpacking trip through the Sierra Nevada Mountain range/Yosemite. 

Day 1 start at about 9am left us with most of the day to hike to our first destination: Chain Lakes.  9.8 miles hike up to the destination of the day, and trail running/exploring at the lakes.  

Red Peregrine 7b Miles: 9.80
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
14.700.000.000.0014.70

Yosemite Hike Day 2

Hike and trail running/exploring as we journeyed on up to Lower Ottoway Lake today.  Lots of vertical to gain and play on with plenty of beautiful scenery at every turn.  Seized opportunities at breaks and stops (for my Dad and Kevin) to drop my 30 pound backpack and do some trail running.  Brief 10 minute out and backs seemed to be ideal for exploring runs.   

Red Peregrine 7b Miles: 14.70
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
11.700.000.000.0011.70

Yosemite Hike Day 3

9600ft. up to 11,100ft. down to 9200ft. - general elevation recap today. from Ottoway Lake up to Red Peak Pass at 11k, down to Triple Peak Fork.  Did some "running" up the switch backs to Red Peak.  Lots of up and down today!    

Red Peregrine 7b Miles: 11.70
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
24.700.000.000.0024.70

Yosemite Hike Day 4

Out and back from Triple Peak Fork camp site preceding the hike.  Flat and runnable trails: 5.4 miles - 47:52.  Beautiful meadows and stream side trail with mountain views. 

Hike to Washburn Lake and then eventually the High Sierra Camp at Merced Lake (running water and bathrooms!)  from Triple Peak Fork.  about 12 miles of hiking total. 

Ran an out and back at lunch time.  from Washburn Lake to the Merced Camp:  5.85mi. - 55:22. 7500ft. down to 7200ft. back up to 75

Red Peregrine 7b Miles: 24.70
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
21.300.000.000.0021.30

Yosemite Hike Day 5

What a great day.  Best day ofthe trip and probably in my running life:

5:30a run from Merced High Sierra Camp Up and Up / Out and Back: 5.3mi. - 48:37.  900 ft. of Elev. gain (and loss) in 2miles.

Back to camp and started the hike with Dad and Kevin.  Hiking on my own for most of the day other than playing leap frog with a another group of hikers and a dad and his son.  Found decent up hill hiking rhythm for most of the morning, and cooled off with a bath in a creek around 10a.  Second real good "wash" of the week.  End destination at Emerick Lake required about 6 miles of hiking and 2k of climb.  Another beautiful mountain lake camp site.  I arrived around 12p and had a couple hours before Dad and Kevin made it.  Spent the time chilling in a shady spot and found a great camp site right on the water a couple feet away.  We set up camp and chatted and then had to really step on the gas to get the rain flies on the tents and throw the gear inside as an awesome thunderstorm with rain rolled in.  First mountain storm for me was awesome - lightning, thunder and heavy rain at 9400 ft.  I was plenty dry and safe in a cover of trees and inside my tent.  Stayed bone dry and took a nap through the last hour of the storm (best nap ever!) 

Storm blew over, and the sun came back out around 4:30.  Grabbed a bite and left out on a run.  Took a route that climbed from 9400 up to 10,200 at the Vogelsang High Sierra Camp.  The High Sierra Camps are literally a village of hotel room size tents and dining rooms, bathrooms, and lots of amenities.  By reservation for high paying customers only.  What an awesome run.  Out and back trip to climb, run through the camp, check out another Lake near by, and then descend back to lower camp at our lake.  9.7 miles in about 90 minutes, obviously slower on the climb. 

 

Red Peregrine 7b Miles: 21.30
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
13.400.000.000.0013.40

Yosemite Hike Day 6

Emerick Lake to the Tuolomne Meadows Visitor Center.  LAst day of the journey for me today.  Hiked up and over Tuolomne Pass and descended in to the junction point.  At this particular junction of the trail, a left took you to the TMeadows Vis. Cntr, and a right took you on to the JMT.  What another awesome experience - talking to hikers coming off of and leaving to go onto the JMT!  Promised dad I would wait for him at this junction, so I had a couple of hours to kill.  Dropped pack and did some hill repeats up and down the last descent to the juction point.  

After Kevin reached the junction, he went on to the visitor center.  About 90 minutes later, Dad caught up, and it started to rain... stuff got wet for first time all week.  we hiked in to the Finish line.  Car parked at the parking lot and Kevin was sitting in there waiting for us.  Lots of great pictures taken by Kevin and my Dad, but, I took no camera. 

Great hike and trip concluded.  We crushed icecream, and double burgers at the grill, cleaned up a little bit, and then hopped in the car for a 5 hour drive back to Fresno out of the park.  Unfortunately, a wildfire covered most ofthe Western part of the park in smoke and I did not get to see most of popular sites, such as ElCap, Half Dome, etc.  Other than the mosquitos and the wildfire, I couldn't have asked for a much better trip.    

Red Peregrine 7b Miles: 13.40
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
1.500.000.000.001.50

A full day of travel.  4:30a drop off from my dad at the Fresno airport for a 6am flight taht got delayed.  Stop in Pheonix for an hour, and then 3.5 hours to Indy, where landing was delayed by weather.  Pretty scary landing as the pilot had to re-ascend from his origianl approach.  The big passenger plane got tossed around a couple times by the wind and we circled Indy for about 30 minutes before landing at 5p.  Hoofed it for the parked car.  literally walked 1.5 to get to the car from the plane.   

Blue Clifton 4 Miles: 1.50
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.000.000.000.000.00

Off. Wiped out from Yosemite and a day of airports and driving

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.004.000.000.007.00

Feeling decent today.  Lunch run at work on the Pennsy Trail.  7 miles w/ 6 miles cutdown. 

Hoka One Infinite Miles: 7.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.000.000.000.007.00

Easy 7 out and back on Pennsy at work lunch.  Turn around at the entrance to our hopeful new neighborhood.

Hoka One Infinite Miles: 7.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.500.000.000.505.00

Indy for work today.  Morning run before the meetings: Out and Back to White River and Zoo.  Did some hill short bursts.  5mi. total

Hoka Clifton 5 Miles: 5.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.200.000.000.005.20

Easy 5.2miles in Indy for meeting again today.  Out and Back almost the same route (no canal).  Adjusting to my new role with INDOT. 

Hoka Clifton 5 Miles: 5.20
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
2.900.000.000.002.90

Easy lunch run (Greenfield). 2.9 miles - 25:43

Hoka Clifton 5 Miles: 2.90
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
30.500.000.000.0030.50

Triple:

7:15am: Grandview Lake - part of trail and gave up again - damn spider webs in the face driving me crazy.  11 miles - 1:48:12.  1k gain

2:20pm: Harrison Lakes and Sycamore land trust - mostly trail.  9.5mi. - 90 minutes

8:30pm: Tipton Lakes out and back on the road.  10 miles - just under 90 minutes

Red Peregrine 7b Miles: 20.50Hoka Clifton 5 Miles: 10.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
23.800.000.000.0023.80

Double:

8:30am: 13.8 miles out and back from Mill Race (mostly on grassy ditch/UT Strips) - 2hours

12:30pm: 10 mile out and back Carr Hill and Youth Camp - just under 90 minutes. 

Lots of miles this weekend - last stimulus and hopefully in time to reap the benfits August 11 in the Hot hot 100k in KY.
 

Hoka Clifton 5 Miles: 23.80
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.000.000.000.003.00

Easy 3 miles in am before work.  Hurting from the weekend

Hoka Clifton 5 Miles: 3.00
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0.000.000.000.000.00

Off.  Work has become an obstacle for my running career.  :) 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
251.0018.008.700.50278.20
Blue Clifton 4 Miles: 64.30Saucony A5 - Green Miles: 8.00Hoka One Infinite Miles: 25.10Red Peregrine 7a Miles: 14.80Red Peregrine 7b Miles: 116.10Hoka Clifton 5 Miles: 49.90
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