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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)

 

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

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, 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.

 

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Miles:This week: 0.00 Month: 177.74 Year: 2719.35
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: 176.24
Saucony Peregrine - Black Lifetime Miles: 426.07
Saucony Kinvara 6 - White Lifetime Miles: 624.30
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: 746.85
CLIFTON 4 Blue 2 Lifetime Miles: 191.78
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
341.0519.0025.500.00385.55
Brooks Adrenaline - Navy Miles: 9.00Saucony A5 - Green Miles: 31.30Hoka Clifton 5 Miles: 19.05Hoka Arahi Miles: 52.90Clifton 4 Blue 1 Miles: 242.70Saucony Peregrine - Black Miles: 1.50
Weight: 151.07
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.500.000.000.004.50

easy 4.5 mi. - recovery day. 39:37.  feeling decent after wknd

Brooks Adrenaline - Navy Miles: 4.50
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.600.005.000.0011.60

am track workout - 20x400m target 5k pace w/ 200m recovery jog.  kept it around 83 seconds

9.2 mi. total - 67min. Overall, a good workout.  Eatin alive by some sort of bags that attacked me at the track

walks at work

Saucony A5 - Green Miles: 7.50Hoka Clifton 5 Miles: 3.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
9.900.000.000.009.90

easy runs in am and lunch - hot! also walks at work

Hoka Clifton 5 Miles: 2.20Brooks Adrenaline - Navy Miles: 4.50
Weight: 0.00
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Race: Sparkler Sprint (3.107 Miles) 00:19:05, Place overall: 4, Place in age division: 1
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
15.900.003.100.0019.00

AM:  Series 5k in Franklin, IN.  Can tell I am tired and not ready for a good race in the WU.  Pretty hot and humid, but, also the double LR and Tuesday 20x400 in my legs.  Nothing there after about 1 mile :)

5:45, 6:07, 6:25!  Hehe - Oh well - Served as a great workout, and got to spend some time with some good dudessin the CD.  A couple miles in the CD and ran the course in WU

PM:  Jogged home really slow from across town with a full belly of Papa Johns... 9.5 in about 92 min. 

Saucony A5 - Green Miles: 6.00Hoka Arahi Miles: 9.00Hoka Clifton 5 Miles: 4.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
14.850.000.000.0014.85

AM - slow 5 miles - very tired.  47 min.

PM - run home in midday heat from across town.  9.85 miles with a little more energy - 88:30

Hoka Arahi Miles: 5.00Hoka Clifton 5 Miles: 9.85
Weight: 150.80
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
22.600.000.000.0022.60

AM - Long Run.  Did not sleep well last night - our smoke detectors decided to go off after the fireworks in the neighborhood.  Pretty scary, but, they stopped going off, and we didn't see anything actually smoking or on the roof.  

decent weather - overcast and not as hot.  out and back on the ppl trail.  went about 2.5 hours and ran out of the sports drink and water before it got rough.  restarted the watch after a stupid red jeep full of high school girls rolled through a stop sign and almost ran me over in a crosswalk.  They received my full wrath... 

5.1 more miles with some walking - 52:58.  22.6 miles total.  Remembering what its like to suffer a bit. 

Hoka Arahi Miles: 22.60
Weight: 151.40
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.500.000.000.003.50

easy in the am: 36:57 - 3.5mi.

Hoka Arahi Miles: 3.50
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.000.000.000.008.00

moderate lunch run - 7 miles - 51:50.  Hot!!

walk at work

Hoka Arahi Miles: 7.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
9.800.004.000.0013.80

AM track workout:

Trinity track before work.  8x800m at 10k (2:50-2:55 range for all)  7 total - 56 min.

5.8 miles at lunch - 51:14.  

walk at work

Saucony A5 - Green Miles: 7.00Hoka Arahi Miles: 5.80
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.400.000.000.007.40

easy 40 minutes before the interview this morning.  4.3 miles on the Pensy trail in Greenfield

Interviewed for the Greenfield CPMD position.  I don't think it went very well.  I just get silly and say stupid things when I get nervous. drive back to SY for the rest of the work day. 

Went tot the County fair with kids and Tiff.  Very hot!  and I ate 2 Pineapple whips 

late night run - easy and very slow, but somewhat sick from fair food.  3.1 miles - 30 min.  

New Hoka Cliftons are nice and coushy. 

Clifton 4 Blue 1 Miles: 7.40
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
2.000.000.000.002.00

walked at work

Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.100.000.000.008.10

moderate lunch run: 7mi. - 58:10.  New Blue hOka Clifton 4's are cushy.  

walked at work.  Hot!  

Clifton 4 Blue 1 Miles: 7.10
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
13.8011.000.000.0024.80

AM Long Run: 5, 4, 2 miles at MP: IT got too hard to compelte the planned 54321.  I was working really hard and nt feeling to great aerobiaclly on the last miles of each 5 and 4. 2miles was cutting short the 3mile rep, after really getting deep in to the well to maintain 6:45 pace.  Guess I'm not as far along as I thought.  23.3 miles total - 3:02:50.  Soakedin the warm bath, and took a nap.

That helped to recover.  The family went for a hike in borwn county after my nap.  Trail A (horse trail).  About 0.75 miles into the 2 mile loop (down and back up), we had a close encounter with a pissed off timber rattler.  Crazy!  With probably thousands of trail miles logged, this was the closest I have ever come to a rattle snake encounter/bite.  Fortunatley, it rattled very loudly, and was about 15-20 feet away.  I did catch a glimpse of it enough to see how big it was.  about 5-6 feet, and a pretty impresive girth.  We high-tailed it back the opposite direction.  

Saucony Peregrine - Black Miles: 1.50Clifton 4 Blue 1 Miles: 23.30
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
20.700.000.000.0020.70

Part 2 of double Long Run weekend: 20.7 miles Grandview out and back.  A little over 3 hours.  Started at 8 am, and it boy did it heat up quickly.  Took it slow and easy until the end.  Wore the hydration pack with 2x600ml + 1 Tailwind pack split between them.  Needed both of them for sure.  Good news is that the hydration pack did not hurt me this time.  The trick is to wear an undershirt.  Getting ahng of the heat runs aslo:  White hat, White top (not shirtless), sunscreen, and most importantly, enough water and calories.  

Clifton 4 Blue 1 Miles: 20.70
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

easy 5 at lunch and a walk at work

Clifton 4 Blue 1 Miles: 5.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
9.300.003.000.0012.30

AM Track workout: 12x400m @ goal 5k pace:  85, 83, 83, 83, 83, 82, 82,  82, 84, 83, 79, 72

Getting better.  Its hot!  6.3 mi total - 46:43

Lunch run - easy 5 mile loop - 45:33

walk at work

Saucony A5 - Green Miles: 4.50Clifton 4 Blue 1 Miles: 6.50
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.100.000.000.008.10

Lunch run - got caught in the rain.  6 miles around CR loop and down US50 - 50:53

walks at work.

Couldn't talk myself in to an evening run as planned.  Hot and tired

Clifton 4 Blue 1 Miles: 6.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
13.200.000.000.0013.20

AM easy run around neighborhood.  4 miles - 36 min.

Lunch around 7.1 mile loop - 1 hour.  The "Excessive Heat" is here!  

walks at work.   

Clifton 4 Blue 1 Miles: 7.10
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.100.000.000.0010.10

am - slow with a Domino's gut.  30 minutes for 3 miles

lunch run in he heat.  6 mile loop around CR 340 and US50 - 53 minutes

Clifton 4 Blue 1 Miles: 9.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
15.203.000.000.0018.20

Long Run with attempted workout fail.  Out and back on Ppl trail.  Lots of people out on bikes and running in the morning heat.  Managed 3 miles at AT.  18.2 miles total - 2:34:11 

Clifton 4 Blue 1 Miles: 18.20
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
18.300.000.000.0018.30

LR part 2 of double.  Hot and struggling.  18.3 miles around GV.  2:52.  Carried the 2 bottles of hydration pack, 2 Clif bars, and a handheld.  Drained all 3 water bottles, but, could only half of one Clif bar.

Clifton 4 Blue 1 Miles: 18.30
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.200.000.000.0010.20

easy 5k in the am - about 29 minutes

easy lunch loop - 7.1 miles in 57:34 

Much cooler weather!  

Clifton 4 Blue 1 Miles: 10.20
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
11.205.001.000.0017.20

Easy run in GF on Pennsy in the AM.  5k in 26 minutes.  Temp in the low 60s

Took the rest of the day off work after the interview.  drove out to Grandview for some workout on hills:  6 mile Cutdown in loop 1.  7:15 pace down to lower 6 minute GAP.  Working pretty hard, but, was exciting to let loose on the down hills.  Took another loop around going the other way (CCW) and a easy pace.  One loop = 7.1 miles.  Lap 1 - 49:36, Lap 2 - 55:35

Clifton 4 Blue 1 Miles: 17.20
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.600.000.000.0010.60

AM - easy 3.5 in 31 minutes around the neighborhood

easy 6.1 miles at lunch - 51:33

walk at work

Clifton 4 Blue 1 Miles: 9.60
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
11.300.000.000.0011.30

AM: 3.1 miles in 28:26 around the neighborhood

Lunch run: 7.1 miles in 54:16.  Lunch loop and caiught up with Zach and ran with him a little bit. 

walk at work

Clifton 4 Blue 1 Miles: 10.30
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
11.900.000.000.0011.90

AM run - easy 3 miles in 26:36

Lunch run - 6.7 miles in 58:48

walks at work

Getting fit.  

Clifton 4 Blue 1 Miles: 9.70
Weight: 0.00
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Race: Kate McBurnett 10k (6.3 Miles) 00:38:56, Place overall: 2, Place in age division: 1
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.000.006.300.0011.30

AM 10 k race at Mill Race Park.  Led out and was turned around by a lazy neglectful volunteer.  these folks had parked bloacking the road off at the wron intersection and told me to turn around too early.  I asked them about it, and apparently everybody else was the lucky reciepient of the correction.  arrived back at finish line with GPS watch reading 4.5 miles, so I kept on going through and added on the missing miles.  The race director kindly gave me second place (somehow) in the official results. 

6:11, 6:01, 6:00, 6:12, 6:14, 6:19 and 1:55 for the random mileage to get to 6.3 miles ( I was guessing and went long)

Saucony A5 - Green Miles: 6.30Clifton 4 Blue 1 Miles: 5.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
27.500.000.000.0027.50

AM Long run on Mill Race course.  26.3 miles in 3:36:27.   Pushed it in the last 10k after the airport section.  Added some miles with some missed turns and improv to get the mileage.  1.5 handheld water bottles not enough.  With an older one leaking, most of its content sloshed out through the damaged nozzle.  Refill at the fire station, Donner PArk, and from a nice stranger.  

Walked the 1 mile left to make the 100 mile week!  First legit Hundo of the year (mostly running, and with workout, a race, and a Long run)            

Clifton 4 Blue 1 Miles: 27.50
Weight: 151.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.000.000.000.007.00

Lunch run - 7 miles moderate for some of it - 53:40

Clifton 4 Blue 1 Miles: 7.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
9.300.003.100.0012.40

AM track workout.  Started day with coffee and banana beforea trip tot Seymour and Trinity track.  One of my new favorite places for workouts.  Nobody is ever there.  6am start and off I went once out of the car.  2 laps around, and number 2 hit me again.  took car of business, and started the workout:

2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 1200, 4x400m at LT, with 200m recovery jogs.  Pretty slow and working hard aerobically.  Kept just under 6 minute pace, but struggled.  

Lunch run - easy 40 minutes at Muskatatuck on the gravle road.  Hot!  Tired... 

walks at work also.  This 100 is going to be tough this week.  

Clifton 4 Blue 1 Miles: 10.40
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
9.200.000.000.009.20

easy lunch run - 7.2 miles with Zach around the loop.  65:48

walks at work

Clifton 4 Blue 1 Miles: 7.20
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
341.0519.0025.500.00385.55
Brooks Adrenaline - Navy Miles: 9.00Saucony A5 - Green Miles: 31.30Hoka Clifton 5 Miles: 19.05Hoka Arahi Miles: 52.90Clifton 4 Blue 1 Miles: 242.70Saucony Peregrine - Black Miles: 1.50
Weight: 151.07
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