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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.

 

Favorite Blogs:

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
144.9747.9424.571.53219.01
15 - Brooks Glycerin 11 - Blue Miles: 3.7212 - Saucony Kinvara 4 - Neon Miles: 19.41Saucony Kinvara - White And Red Miles: 27.29Ravenna 5 - Red Miles: 39.09Vilano Road Bike Miles: 8.00Vilano Bike On Mag Trainer Miles: 8.0017 - Salomon Speedcross 3 - Black Miles: 18.65New Balance 870v3 Miles: 65.34Saucony Guide 7 Miles: 41.54New Balance Trail - Black Miles: 4.50
Weight: 147.69
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.720.000.000.003.72

AM before work - easy 31 minutes - 3.72 miles.  Nice and cool with clear skies

15 - Brooks Glycerin 11 - Blue Miles: 3.72
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.120.004.880.0012.00

AM: before work - 60 degrees.  4x0.72mi. Threshold - 4:15, 4:10, 4:08, 4:08.  Weird distance, but works out well with the 1 mile block layout around my neighborhood.  6mi. total - 43:38.  Feel good today.

PM: after dark - 80 degrees.  8x0.25mi. LT w/ 1:00 rec. jog - 87, 85, 83, 85, 81, 81, 80, 80. Still feeling decent.

12 - Saucony Kinvara 4 - Neon Miles: 12.00
Weight: 146.20
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.390.000.000.003.39

AM: easy 30 minutes - 3.39 miles

Saucony Kinvara - White And Red Miles: 3.39
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Race: Oktoberfest 5k (3.107 Miles) 00:17:51, Place overall: 3, Place in age division: 1
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
9.647.003.170.0019.81

AM: Crossraods 5k - chilly and windy morning.  Lots of familiar faces.  Good times.  WU with some strides.  Mile 1 was a quick take off and immediately into what would remain top 3 places.  Pretty consistent pace by guys in front of me, actually.  It was strange because both of them are notorius for going out really fast.  2nd place came back to me in mile 2, but I struggled after a faster mile 2, honestly.  I am a little confused on what to expect from myself.  Everything I have done in training seems to point to a lower 17 minute 5k at some point. I could not get my breathing back in control, and my heart rate seemed to be going nuts after feeeling very calm and in control after 1 mile.  

5k Race - 17:52   Splits: 5:38, 5:29, 5:46, 0:57 for 0.17mi.

I did a workout of 8x0.5mi. at 5:20 avg. pace a couple weeks ago... but 5:30 pace puts me in the red after a 5:38.  I don't get it. 

Recovery pace CD jog for 2.6 mi. with a fellow Quaffer.  She broke the women's course record this morning and PRed - good job Sara!

Drove home and went out for the added MP workout I had wanted this morning at the race, but lazily neglected.  A little warmer, but still very gusty.  Workout quickly turned into a  7 mile cutdown  with erratic effort and pace from the wind.

7:26, 6:45, 6:39, 6:20, 6:18, 6:22, 6:17, 6:11, 7:21, 7:26, 7:18, 7:18, 3:01 partial.  

12.4 mi. total - 1:24:47

 

Saucony Kinvara - White And Red Miles: 12.4012 - Saucony Kinvara 4 - Neon Miles: 7.41
Weight: 146.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.000.000.000.007.00

easy hour - 7mi. -- pretty bad soreness from Saturday and lingering training fatigue, still (?)

Ravenna 5 - Red Miles: 7.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.600.000.000.004.60

AM: easy 30 minutes - 3.4 mi.

PM: went out to run for an easy hour - hurting, so stopped and switched to some XT - 24minutes for 8mi. on the bike trainer w/ 4x0.5mi. sprint efforts.

Light core and leg work

Vilano Road Bike Miles: 8.00Vilano Bike On Mag Trainer Miles: 8.00Ravenna 5 - Red Miles: 4.60
Weight: 147.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.006.001.000.0010.00

PM: 6mi. MP + 1mi. Threshold: WU 2mi. / CD 1mi. -

8:16, 7:09, 6:35, 6:27, 6:28, 6:30, 6:30, 6:24, 5:58, 8:32

This was loops around the neighborhood in the dark.  I felt great at MP, and okay on the threshold.

Ravenna 5 - Red Miles: 10.00
Weight: 147.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
1.000.000.000.001.00

1 mile stroller push - the kid enjoyed it, I hurt a bit at 9 minute pace.

Ravenna 5 - Red Miles: 1.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
2.006.503.000.0011.50

Afternoon run after calming things down at the house.  Had to leave work early with the wife very pregnant and sick + migraine + crying kid. 

6 mile cutdown - 7:26, 6:33, 6:28, 6:30, 6:12, 6:16 - 39:55.  Nice weather - cool fallish feel with a speckle of rain.

PM: evening run - about 50 degrees and still feel a little spitting rain every now and then.

5mi. cutdown - 7:38, 6:43, 6:17, 6:05, 6:15 - 37:04.  At the end of the last mile, a dog attacked me... in my own neighborhood... again.  I got in a couple kicks and one wiff, but it was still barking its head off and aggressively chasing.  Ridiculous.

 

Saucony Kinvara - White And Red Miles: 11.50
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.400.000.000.003.40

AM: easy 3.4 miles - about 30 minutes.

Heading out to Gatlinurg this morning for a mini family vacation.  Hoping for some trail running time down their - looks like we'll be close to portion of the App. Trail and a ton of other trails.

Ravenna 5 - Red Miles: 3.40
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
18.650.000.000.0018.65

5:15 am Long Run - Gatlinburg, TN.

Started from the cabin up in the hills.  65 degrees and raining most of the run.  Dark and "interesting"  scary listening to all the creatures moving around in the woods surrounding me. Ran down the "hill" and back up and around a bunch of the other roads.  Probably the most vertical I have ever run in training.  Garmin says 3945', Strava says 4250' of elevation gain.  Not sure what to make of that.  

Had to make a pit stop on the way down the hill.  Also had to rely upon the generosity of a group of fellow cabin vacationers nearby - apparently I did not think it necessary to remember the name of the road that our cabin was on.  Fortunately, I had been close.  

http://connect.garmin.com/modern/activity/611542739 

18.65 mi. - 2:49:21

17 - Salomon Speedcross 3 - Black Miles: 18.65
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
2.950.000.760.384.09

AM Hill Workout - Gatlinburg, TN.  Still at the cabin in Gatlinburg.  WU for about 15 minutes going down the hill a bit.  8:00 min. uphill - LT effort.  388 ft. elev. gain over 0.76 miles is almost 10% avg. grade... Recovery jogging after that and then finished up with 5xhill 25-30sec. sprints.  An interesting feature of Strava is its GAP or grade adjusted pace.  Fun to look at, but not too accurate.  It was saying that my GAP for the hill sprints was well under 4minute mile pace.  :)  Into a taper week.  Columbus, OH Marathon on Sunday Oct. 19

4.09 mi. total - 40:01

Ravenna 5 - Red Miles: 4.09
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.900.000.000.007.90

AM easy run - we're back home after a long weekend trip to Gatlinburg.  The drive turned in to an all day trip with traffic, so I was pretty wiped out.  Got some new gear at the New Balance outlet in TN.  Pretty excited about the 870v3 Rev Lite's and new socks, shorts and hat.  Cool to discover that the items in this paticular outlet store were actually less expensive than normal stores.  I've noticed that alot of the outlet stores are just another store of that particular brand and don't offer any deals. 

Legs are very sore from sitting in the car all day and running alot more hills than I am used to. 

4mi. - 31:40

PM: 3.9 mi. after too much PJ pizza - 33:45

New Balance 870v3 Miles: 7.90
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
2.750.002.500.005.25

PM: taper week workout - half mile reps: 5x0.5mi. - about 5:50 avg. pace

5.25 mi. - 36:43

New Balance 870v3 Miles: 5.75
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.000.000.000.004.00

PM: easy 4 mi. - 30:00 - other new shoes - Saucony Guide 7.  Forgot what new shoes feel like. 

Saucony Guide 7 Miles: 4.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.000.000.000.657.65

AM: easy 3.5 miles - 28:11

PM: easy 30 minutes w/ 8x15-25 sec. strides + drills - 4.16 mi. total

New Balance 870v3 Miles: 7.65
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.000.000.000.003.00

PM: mod. 3 miles around the hood.  About 7:20 pace.  Driving to Columbus, OH tomorrow afternoon, hitting up the expo and pasta dinner, and then marathon Sunday morning.  Belated congrats to all the Chicago Marathoners.  A couple guys I know and used to run "with" ran extremely well - 2:42, and 2:43. I'm expecting big things from myself on Sunday.  

 

New Balance 870v3 Miles: 3.00
Weight: 148.00
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Off - Travelling to Columbus, OH for Marathon.

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Race: Columbus Marathon (26.219 Miles) 02:48:53, Place overall: 58, Place in age division: 18
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.8026.440.000.0027.24

Columbus Ohio Marathon:

The long awaited Team QuaffON! trip to Ohio for the Nationwide Children's Hospital Columbus Marathon was a success.  From the start we all had very specific goals and plans to accomplish those goals.  One guy at 2:45 or less, and 2 of us with sub-2:50 goals.  We also had several other members running the half.  One of our faster friends had graciously agreed to pace us. 

For those who may have never run this race, I highly recommend.  We jogged overfrom the hotel in about 40 degree temps and stood aorund shivering for about 30 minutes in the corral.  The start is done about as well as any marathon I have experienced.  A well planned and timed montage of very loud AC/DC accompanied by fireworks leading up to the starting gun is nothing less than exhilirating!  

Away we went in a crowded "A" corral right at 7:30a.  We found ourselves easing right into our planned pace range - 6:25-6:35 (mostly on the lower end), and settled in to a nice large pack (about 20) by the first mile mark.  We planned to stay in this range until 20 miles, and then, "go"

6:33, 28, 22, 25, 23, 23, 31, 25, 20, 25, 18, 26, 30, - through the half in 1:24:47 - very close to goal pace

6:20, 18, 23, 18, 19, 6:36 (quickly determined to be a recovery mile after some decent climbing preceding and heavy breathing from us this mile)

6:21 for mile 20, and then it was go time - we put the hammer down a little too quickly (for me)

Last 6.44 miles GPSed: 5:59, 6:09, 6:06, 6:29, 6:40, 6:42, and 2:45.  I think this may have been the only small mistake today.  Maybe ease it down to 6:15 first and then on down...

26.44 mi. - 2:48:53.  New PR! 

Several take aways: 1. Gels do not work for me any more.  I ate half of a gel today and stuck to only gatorade and water the whole way.  I can run the dsitance without if I am running the correct planned pace.

2. I can still manage 6:40's when the wheels are falling off, but shouldn't hop down too quickly in to a quicker pace in that last 10k.  Treat that last 7-8 miles as a gradual cutdown. 

3. Sticking to the plan and having a negative split marathon is the best way to go (duh!)

 

New Balance 870v3 Miles: 27.24
Weight: 150.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.000.000.000.000.00

Off - Basking in the glory of my new marathon PR

Retired Shoes Graphic:

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.200.000.000.005.20

PM - moderate run of fairgrounds 5k course. 5.2 mi. total - about 40 min.  Recovering nicely from Sunday.

Saucony Guide 7 Miles: 5.20
Weight: 148.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.000.000.000.003.00

PMstroller push - 3mi. in about 25 min.

New Balance Trail - Black Miles: 1.00Ravenna 5 - Red Miles: 2.00
Weight: 147.50
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.000.003.000.007.00

PM track workout 12x0.25 mi. LT  w/ 1min. rec. jogs on new "square" track over behind Southside Elem. ( they had to make room for construction of more baseball fields... )

80 sec. avg.  Happy with how comfortable these felt and how my legs have responded after a hard marathon on Sunday.

7mi. total - about 48 min.

Ravenna 5 - Red Miles: 7.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.000.000.000.003.00

PM: easy 3miles - over to the fairgrounds and back.  Night games (baseball) under the lights over at baseball fields.  Refreshing to see that on this cool fall evening - "...Ain't that America".  

Recovering nicely from marathon this week.  Big weekend planned: 2x5k races and some longish easy running thrown in around them. 

Saucony Guide 7 Miles: 3.00
Weight: 149.50
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Race: Run for the Stars 5k (3.107 Miles) 00:18:13, Place overall: 1, Place in age division: 1
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
19.250.003.150.0022.40

7:30 am moderate 9.7 miles - from gym with D Fish.  Out and back to Mill Race PArk - 1:10:34

9:30 am easy 5.8 miles trail - Brown County State Park trail with D. Webb and T. Proctor.  55:22.

Beautiful morning - 55 degrees and sunny

5:30 pm CR series race. 5k course around fairgrounds.  This is the same fairgrounds that are a mile from my house.  Jogged over, ran the course once to WU.  Pretty sore from this morning and lingering marathon fatigue.  

5:40, 5:40, and felt it all hit home in mile 3.  6:00 for that mile and finish with a similar jog through the shute.

5k Race - 18:13

New Balance 870v3 Miles: 6.80Saucony Guide 7 Miles: 15.60
Weight: 0.00
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Race: Bev Coleman 5k (3.107 Miles) 00:18:16, Place overall: 2, Place in age division: 1
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.600.003.110.008.71

CR Series 5k across town - Sunday afternoon - sunny and warm.  These are fun and good training runs more than anything. 

I ran solo in second place for this one.  Wanted 2mi. at LT (At least) and then not hurt myself trying to get after the 3rd mile and kick.  The effort level was a bit higher on mile 2 than I wanted.  Marathon training not helping with the 5k time to much it seems.

5:34, 5:47, 6:01, 6:42 pace for the partial.  5k Race - 18:16

WU and CD gave me 8.7 mi. total for the day

Saucony Guide 7 Miles: 8.74
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
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Off - Taper for last marathon

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.500.000.000.003.50

PM: easy 3.5 mile jog - 31:10

New Balance Trail - Black Miles: 3.50
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.002.000.000.007.00

AM: easy 3.5 miles - 29:40

PM: 3 mi. cutdown to MP for 2 miles - 3.5mi. total - 23:33

New Balance 870v3 Miles: 7.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.500.000.000.505.00

PM: 5 miles with 8xstrides.  15-20 sec. for about 100m.  40:13 total time

Saucony Guide 7 Miles: 5.00
Weight: 0.00
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Off - Taper and rest day for last of 3 marathons this fall.Got the packet and ate some Chipotle with the team members running tomorrow.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
144.9747.9424.571.53219.01
15 - Brooks Glycerin 11 - Blue Miles: 3.7212 - Saucony Kinvara 4 - Neon Miles: 19.41Saucony Kinvara - White And Red Miles: 27.29Ravenna 5 - Red Miles: 39.09Vilano Road Bike Miles: 8.00Vilano Bike On Mag Trainer Miles: 8.0017 - Salomon Speedcross 3 - Black Miles: 18.65New Balance 870v3 Miles: 65.34Saucony Guide 7 Miles: 41.54New Balance Trail - Black Miles: 4.50
Weight: 147.69
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