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Indy Monumental Marathon 2014

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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: 0.00 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
148.1127.3330.542.75208.73
New Balance 870v3 Miles: 48.30Ravenna 5 - Red Miles: 62.61Saucony Guide 7 Miles: 53.6517 - Salomon Speedcross 3 - Black Miles: 9.2512 - Saucony Kinvara 4 - Neon Miles: 2.05Saucony A5 - Green Miles: 10.15Saucony Kinvara 5 Miles: 22.28
Weight: 148.23
Race: Indy Monumental Marathon 2014 (26.219 Miles) 02:51:44, Place overall: 73, Place in age division: 17
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.7726.330.000.0027.10

8AM race start time.  First hard frost/cold front blew in just in time for the race.  25-30 degrees and windy at the start line.  Cold start - would've been good if the wind wasn't blowing in our faces for 75% of the race.  It didn't seem to be as bad as New York (looked), but it was a factor, I felt like.

http://www.strava.com/activities/214879724

Splits: 6:22, 23, 17, 23, 22, 24, 18, 29, 22, 21, 21, 27, 23 -- 1:23:50 for first half.  Everything feeling comfortable.  0 gels eaten, but, lots of sports drink.  

6:23, 26, 25, 24, 24, 16, 20 - at 30k, I eat one gel slowly as planned.  I barely keep it down, and puke in my mouth twice over the next mile.  6:23 and 6:30 for mile 21 and mile 22.  BAM!  I hit the wall - bonk begin:  6:43, 6:45 - I chug 2 gatorades and feel dizzy a half a mile later.  I almost completely stop.  Everybody blowing past me now.  7:23 and 7:36  for mile 25 and mile 26.  I shuffle in at an 8:05 pace for the 0.33 left, as about 3 more people pass me.  26.33 GPSed - 2:51:44.  1st Half - 1:23:50 / 2nd Half - 1:27:51

10k - 39:44

Half - 1:23:50

30k - 1:59:19

20 mile - 2:07:36

 

Lots of PR s out there today.  Josh Knight (in the blue singlet) and I ran together most of the way.  He blew by me at mile 24.5 after I had pulled ahead of him by about 1 minute from 14 miles to 18 miles.  Huge 10 minute PR for him!!