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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:

Get back into Ultras. 

8/11/18:  Hot Hot 100k in Morehead, KY

9/8/18: Lake Cumberland Half Marathon

9/22/18: Mill Race Marathon in Columbus, IN

10/13/18: Ind. Trail 50 mile

11/10/18: Tunnel Hill 100 mile

 

 

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: 125.75 Year: 2638.49
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: 937.05
Saucony Iso Lifetime Miles: 71.80
Blue Clifton 4 Lifetime Miles: 762.15
Red Peregrine 7a Lifetime Miles: 118.20
Red Peregrine 7b Lifetime Miles: 127.60
Hoka Clifton 5 Lifetime Miles: 386.30
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
184.5142.409.720.75237.38
12 - Saucony Kinvara 4 - Neon Miles: 12.00Saucony Ride 7 - Black Miles: 42.30Brooks Adrenaline 15 - White Miles: 116.51Elliptical Miles: 8.50Vilano Bike On Mag Trainer Miles: 5.00Vilano Road Bike Miles: 18.40Saucony Peregrine - Black Miles: 48.25Saucony Kinvara 6 - White Miles: 7.40Saucony A5 - Green Miles: 5.00
Weight: 151.24
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
12.000.000.000.0012.00

AM run before NY Mar coverage - 12miles at about 7:45 pace. Several bathroom breaks. 

PM core strength train - 20minutes of plank, sit up, bicycle, etc.

12 - Saucony Kinvara 4 - Neon Miles: 12.00
Weight: 152.80
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.100.000.000.007.10

Lunch Run - easy 7.1 miles to golf course and back - 57:00

Saucony Ride 7 - Black Miles: 7.10
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
11.004.000.000.0015.00

10AM - Off Work for election day.

~2hours w/ 2x2mi. Tempo.  Ran out Carr Hill/Youth Camp for some hilly tempo efforts.  It is 70 degrees and sunny.  Drank most of handheld and ate one gel.  Feeling decent energy/leg wise.  Aerobically, it doesn't feel like I am where I was a couple months ago.  The hill efforts were taxing... and pace was right around goal MP.

15 mi. total - 1:54:06

Brooks Adrenaline 15 - White Miles: 15.00
Weight: 150.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

AM: dynamic stretching and tried to walk and then jog on TM.  Wasn't happening this morning. 

20 min. elliptical - 3.3 miles.  Whatever that means...

Lunch run: easy 5.5 miles Burkhart out and back.  Ran shirtless as it is still 70 degrees.  supposed to be will be much cooler Saturday morning.  about 45 minutes

Elliptical Miles: 3.30Saucony Ride 7 - Black Miles: 5.50Brooks Adrenaline 15 - White Miles: 0.50
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.700.000.000.008.70

AM - 20 minutes on the trainer bike at the gym - about 5 miles

PM Lunch run with Nathan.  A coupe miles before meeting up.  Went out and back down Burkhart and checked Nthan's traffic counters.  70 degrees and sunny - unbelievable! 

8.7 miles total - 1:18

Vilano Bike On Mag Trainer Miles: 5.00Saucony Ride 7 - Black Miles: 8.70
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.000.000.000.004.00

Easy 4 miles at lunch - Meadowbrook Dr. out and back.  ITs still 70 degrees outside... where is this cold front?!

Saucony Ride 7 - Black Miles: 4.00
Weight: 0.00
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Race: Indy Monumental Marathon (26.219 Miles) 02:50:25, Place overall: 58, Place in age division: 13
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.0026.000.370.0026.37

Great weather for running today's Monumental Marathon in downtown Indy.  40 degrees at the start.  50ish degrees at the finish, and no wind, with some cloud cover.  Looking at the Garmin data, it probably could have been a bit less humid...  Fun times - It was great to meet some new guys Nathan brought up from KY, with a couple (?) of them running their first marathon.  They very graciously picked up my packet at the expo the night before, and I met them at their hotel (a couple blocks from the start line).  As we made our ways over to the start line, I lost them somewhere...  I met up and found a lot of Quaffers.  Former runner Danny Webb even snapped some pictures of us... (JK, Danny). 

The most evenly paced, smart marathon I have run.  After 2 marathon fails this fall with a stubborn "forcing" of 6:20 pace on some warmer days, I decided to tone it back to about 6:30 and see how it went.  Off to a relaxed and easy start.  around downtown and through Monument Circle with the usual loss of signal in mile 2 (under the bridge).  Half split is 1:25:44, and I am feeling in control.  Controlled 20 miles in 2:10, no mile splits over 6:39 (except the glitchy mile 2 under the long bridge where the GPS signal is lost).  I push pretty hard in the last 10k to stay around 6:30, and even had a good kick left in me for a finish sprint to pass by a couple guys.  Considering this is my 4th marathon since September 26, I consider this race result a huge success. 

I have been notoriously bad at pacing/positive split in marathon - looking at placings at the the different timing mats, I was in like 90th at the half mat, but finished 59th... ~1 minute negative split!

Split
Time
Distance
Avg Pace
Summary   2:50:24.9        26.37          6:28
1 6:29.4 1.00 6:29
2 6:50.9 1.00 6:51
3 6:29.7 1.00 6:30
4 6:30.0 1.00 6:30
5 6:25.4 1.00 6:25
6 6:30.1 1.00 6:30
7 6:28.8 1.00 6:29
8 6:36.6 1.00 6:37
9 6:30.4 1.00 6:30
10 6:29.3 1.00 6:29
11 6:30.1 1.00 6:30
12 6:31.1 1.00 6:31
13 6:29.8 1.00 6:30
14 6:24.4 1.00 6:24
15 6:20.8 1.00 6:21
16 6:23.1 1.00 6:23
17 6:21.2 1.00 6:21
18 6:28.5 1.00 6:29
19 6:16.2 1.00 6:16
20 6:23.5 1.00 6:23
21 6:22.7 1.00 6:23
22 6:17.5 1.00 6:18
23 6:32.0 1.00 6:32
24 6:32.0 1.00 6:32
25 6:37.0 1.00 6:37
26 6:29.3 1.00 6:29
27 2:04.9 0.37 5:36
 
Weather
 
39°
Feels like 36°
5 mph W wind
Humidity 87%

 

Brooks Adrenaline 15 - White Miles: 26.37
Weight: 149.80
Comments(2)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
2.500.000.000.002.50

AM: ride to Sycamore Land Trust Trail - about 6.5 miles.  Easy 2 laps on that loop ~ 2.5 miles, and then ride home.  Made it all the way to the neighborhood, got distracted and somehow veered toward curb, where I over corrected, panicked and smashed in to a neighbor's mailbox.  That evil mailbox came out of nowhere!  knocked me off the bike and I smashed on to the ground cracking my helmet.  Yikes.  Stiff neck and some scrapes and bruises.  Lucky I was wearing that helmet!

 

Vilano Road Bike Miles: 13.20Saucony Peregrine - Black Miles: 2.50
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.000.000.000.004.00

Lunch run over to gym, 2mi. easy run on TM, weight training: core, bench press and lat pull downs for about 25 minutes.

Saucony Ride 7 - Black Miles: 4.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.250.000.750.005.00

AM elliptical and stretching at gym: 20minutes - 3.2 miles

Lunch TM run at gym.  ITs fall - gray and chilly outside.

TM - Hill intervals

3x2:00@8%/8mph w/ 1min. rec. jog,
3x2:00@10%/6.7mph w/ 1min.,
3x1:00@3%/10mph w/ 1min.

Elliptical Miles: 3.20Saucony Ride 7 - Black Miles: 5.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
14.000.000.000.0014.00

AM Longish run - Running on grass, drainage ditches, a little bit of golf course and eventual Sycamore Land Trust trail.  Very nice weather - 55-60 degrees and sunny.  HAndheld of water and 2 gels consumed. 

14mi. total - 1:58:X 

Saucony Peregrine - Black Miles: 14.00
Weight: 149.80
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.000.002.000.006.00

PM TM run at gym.  Had some intervals planned today and there is a 30mph wind blowing outside. 

8x0.25mi. @ 11mph with 1min. rec. jog.

Not quite there for this to be a 5k effort aerobically... 6mi. total - 42:40

Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.000.000.000.004.00

Lunch run at gym - TM - 4 miles - 31:25.  I'm a wuss - its 50 deg. but windy...

50K in Red River Gorge tomorrow morning!

Brooks Adrenaline 15 - White Miles: 4.00
Weight: 0.00
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Race: Rough Trail 50k (31.069 Miles) 05:25:53, Place overall: 1, Place in age division: 1
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
31.750.000.000.0031.75

Drove 3 hrs to Red River Gorge - Southeastern Kentucky, from Columbus, IN the night before an early Saturday morning 50k trail race, and intended on camping out in tent.  When I got there at 9p, I didn't have the heart to set up a tent and thought I wouldn't need it... After layering up and climbing in my sleeping bag laid on top of ground pad, I quickly realized I should have set up the tent... and that I had some very loud neighbors at the adjacent park camp site.  After freezing my butt off and getting really annoyed at a couple loud guys (who I should've joined by their fire), I moved on down to another site, and leaned the seat back in the car.  Slept about 4 hours, maybe.  The race morning couldn't come sooner.  It did, and it was pretty cold.  Met up up with a old buddy from youth soccer days and his friend and enjoyed catching up with them before the race.  Warmed by the fire in my scantily cladness (arm wamers and singlet) prior to race, and then, gladly, away we went. 

A large group of 8-10 went out and around the paved campground starting section of the course.  As we got on to trails, the topo changes gradually started.  The group quickly thinned down to 5 by mile 5, and then down to 4 by mile 8.  Fortunately, I had some knowledge of wht would lie ahead.  Rough Trail is just that - rough.  There is constant up and down and several spots with very steep climbing sections.  Combined with a good mix of longer climbs, but, less severe, the course really wore me down.  Energy levels were great on the GU gels and frequent sips of water from handheld.  By mile 18-20, I had opened up a 3 minute lead.  I was surprised to find myself in the lead and evaluated the lead at an out and back section to confirm my pleasant shock.  Confidently, and a little scared, I forged on, and probably should have almost lost the race out of shear stupidity  I was bonking hard core at literally mile 28 and thought about DNFing out at mile 29.  I was extremely lucky that a very generous hiker was passing by and offered a Clif Bar and water.  I almost immediately bounced back and held on to collect the win and... prize $ !! 

Sadly, as I rounded bcak in to the Start/Finish area, I saw a guy who I knew was in 50k, but, had not seen all day ahead of me.  As I came upon him and went to pass, I inquired how he was and pulled the ole "what are u getting for distance" question on him.  When he informed of 27 something, I knew.  I looked down at well over 31.  This less than honest guy cut the course and even tried to claim it at as legit for second place.  I mean, come on, I actually kicked to cross the finish line ahead him... The race director's sorted it out, but, not til after the guy made off with some prize.

I got hang out with the old friend and crush some foods.  Drove home and ate lots of more foods along the way.

Won my first Ultra - Yaaah !

GPS Data:

Split
Time
Distance
Avg Pace
Summary 5:25:53.0 31.27 10:21
1 7:29.8 1.00 7:30
2 8:05.8 1.00 8:06
3 9:15.6 1.00 9:16
4 8:55.2 1.00 8:55
5 11:20.4 1.00 11:20
6 7:47.6 1.00 7:48
7 7:01.2 1.00 7:01
8 7:17.1 1.00 7:17
9 7:29.6 1.00 7:30
10 8:35.6 1.00 8:36
11 9:48.0 1.00 9:48
12 11:36.3 1.00 11:36
13 8:55.8 1.00 8:56
14 7:08.5 1.00 7:09
15 7:07.1 1.00 7:07
16 7:05.0 1.00 7:05
17 9:38.2 1.00 9:38
18 8:57.5 1.00 8:58
19 13:10.5 1.00 13:10
20 9:07.0 1.00 9:07
21 14:14.6 1.00 14:15
22 11:43.8 1.00 11:44
23 10:29.7 1.00 10:30
24 14:37.0 1.00 14:37
25 12:41.2 1.00 12:41
26 16:36.9 1.00 16:37
27 14:08.3 1.00 14:08
28 12:41.7 1.00 12:42
29 14:37.2 1.00 14:37
30 12:07.9 1.00 12:08
31 13:28.5 1.00 13:28
32 2:34.2 0.27 9:32
 
Weather
 
34°
Feels like 34°
3 mph WSW wind
Humidity 51%

Saucony Peregrine - Black Miles: 31.75
Weight: 0.00
Comments(4)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.000.000.000.000.00

Evening bike ride around the neighborhood - 5.2mi. - 20:30.  Almost killed by some a-hole in a black SUV.  Dude had a line beard...

Quads are shredded.  Back is hurting in a wierd spot.  No running today.

Vilano Road Bike Miles: 5.20
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.000.000.000.000.00

OFF.  Pizza Hut Buffet for Lunch, Papa Johns Pizza for dinner.

Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.000.000.000.000.00

AM gym - elliptical 20minutes - about 2 miles

Elliptical Miles: 2.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.150.000.000.006.15

AM: TM easy 30 min. - 3.15miles.  20 minutes of squates, lunges, and single leg deadlifts after.

PM: Lunch TM - its raining all day today.  28:45 for 3 miles.  Stretching afterward.

Saucony Ride 7 - Black Miles: 3.00Brooks Adrenaline 15 - White Miles: 3.15
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.800.000.600.005.40

AM: Purdue easy run before seminar.  Stright up Grant.  2.3 miles - 19:33.

PM: Lunch time hills and campus mini tour at Purdue still.  6x0.1mi. hills -  this hill was super steep - probably about 30 seconds hard effort to climb.  Felt decent considering we all had gone out drinking the night before.

Brooks Adrenaline 15 - White Miles: 5.40
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.100.000.000.007.10

AM Easy hour at home - off work most of the day today.  7.1 miles out a new road - its the access road on the other side of I-65 from our house.  I was surprised to find that it popped out over on to one of my usual county road routes.  Feeling decent 6 days after the tough 50k.

Brooks Adrenaline 15 - White Miles: 7.10
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.006.150.000.0016.15

AM LR with a couple Quaff guys in Brown County State Park - All roads, but, some hills going on.  Really struggled with around 7min. pace for last 6 mi. or so.

16.15mi. - about 2 hours

Brooks Adrenaline 15 - White Miles: 16.15
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
2.002.002.000.006.00

AM Tm at gym- 2mi. WU, bathroom break, and - ​4mi. Tempo 9.5mph up to 11mph - 26:20

PM - 20 min. Core, squats, lunges

Brooks Adrenaline 15 - White Miles: 6.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.000.000.000.007.00

PM after work: 15 minutes of Pushups, Low Back, and hip mobility.

PM: Easy 30 min. jog before dinner, easy 30 min. after kids in bed - 7mi. total

Brooks Adrenaline 15 - White Miles: 7.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.601.001.000.008.60

Lunch Run - jog over to gym and on to TM for 10x0.1mi. @ LT.  11mph / 9mph rec. jog, 15 minutes of planks/core work, sweating profusely.  Jog back to office. 3.1 mi. on TM for 21:06

5mi. total - about 35 minutes

PM: Fairground loop in the dark (6pm) 3.68 miles easy - 30 minutes

Saucony Ride 7 - Black Miles: 5.00Brooks Adrenaline 15 - White Miles: 3.68
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.400.000.000.007.40

AM: easy 30 minutes around office in the dark - 3.2 miles

PM Lunch Run - 4.2 miles at Muskatatuck Refuge.  Some trails in there but mostly gravel road.  55 degrees outside.

Saucony Kinvara 6 - White Miles: 7.40
Weight: 153.80
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Race: Thoroughbred Classic 5k (3.107 Miles) 00:17:50, Place overall: 8, Place in age division: 3
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.110.003.000.7510.86

AM Turkey Trot in Lexington, KY.  I have run this one the last 3 years at Keeneland race track.  Its a hilly slow course and sually poor weather.  This year was the exception weather wise.  Pretty windy, but, a very pleasant 55 degrees at the 9am start.  Its great to always see lots of old friends from my old stomping grounds.  

The race itself went better than expected.  There was little race specific training time devoted to 5k distance this fall, and a 50k/5+ hours on hilly trails 12 days prior to 5k wasn't likely to help either. 

Fortunately, a couple buddies running right around my goal time led the way.  It took everything I had to hang with them, and really might have even done better without the dreaded return of a very upset stomach.  Choking back puke about the time I could've be mounting a good kick was not ideal.  

5:49, 5:32, 5:55, 4:19 pace for partial.  17:50 for 8th Place.  A fun race - there were 5-6 people within 2 seconds.

Now, to eats lots of food.

 

Saucony A5 - Green Miles: 5.00Brooks Adrenaline 15 - White Miles: 5.86
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.000.000.000.005.00

AM: easy 5 miles in the light rain.  Terrace Lake and back. 

Brooks Adrenaline 15 - White Miles: 5.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.753.250.000.008.00

am TM at gym - 20min. AT, 2x5min.GMP.  8mi. totl - 57:25.  Sweating profusely - wrung out my shirt in the bathroom. 

Brooks Adrenaline 15 - White Miles: 8.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.300.000.000.003.30

Easy 30 minutes out doors around the neighborhood - 3.3 miles

Brooks Adrenaline 15 - White Miles: 3.30
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.000.000.000.000.00

OFF

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
184.5142.409.720.75237.38
12 - Saucony Kinvara 4 - Neon Miles: 12.00Saucony Ride 7 - Black Miles: 42.30Brooks Adrenaline 15 - White Miles: 116.51Elliptical Miles: 8.50Vilano Bike On Mag Trainer Miles: 5.00Vilano Road Bike Miles: 18.40Saucony Peregrine - Black Miles: 48.25Saucony Kinvara 6 - White Miles: 7.40Saucony A5 - Green Miles: 5.00
Weight: 151.24
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