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Tunnel Hill 100M - DQed

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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:

Win the IT 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 - 3rd and 1st

10/21: Columbus, OH Marathon - 3:09:51

11/3/2018: Indy Monumental Marathon - 2:55:50 (Bandit)

11/10/18: Tunnel Hill 100 mile - DNF - Drop Down to 50mi. - 8:39

Thanksgiving Day: Series 8k - 2nd 30:43

12/2/18 and 12/9/18: Series 8k and 5k

Start Training for Spring Marathons: Carmel and Boston

 

 

Long-Term Running Goals:

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.

 

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Off Running again.  Back much better.  run again tomorrow.  Try a workout.  Walked at work. and did some core, light strength stuff and continuing to stretch and loosen up back.  Its working

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2 walk at work and a workout at lunch.  Shirtless and 70 degrees.  Sweating and noticing that humidity is sticking around due to unseasonable heat. 

3mi. AT + 6x0.25.  - Breathing hard at 6:25 pace, and feeling lethargic, stiff, slow on repeats.  Still, the back is fine, and feeling alot better after 2 days off.  Taper mode still in full swing, though.  This was a 10day out workout for... 100M :)

Saucony Omni 13 - Black Miles: 8.90
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3.900.000.000.003.90

easy jog to gym, walk/jog on TM, 20 minutes of of foam rolling and stretching, and easy jog back to office.

Saucony Omni 13 - Black Miles: 3.90
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3.851.001.000.005.85

2 walks at work and TM run in the morning: 4 mi. mod. w/ pickups - 30 min.  did 6 x pickups.  Hopping in to IMM Half tomorrow.  Go for about half of it (~10k) at HMP to get some turn over for what will probably last time before 100M

Saucony Omni 13 - Black Miles: 5.85
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Indy Mon. Half Marathon.  Hopped in thanks to Nathan and his buddy's generosity.  MEt them and a young lady I work with (running her first!) downtown this morning for bib exchange.  Great to see those guys!  

Plan today was to go 6-7 miles at HMP and continue on if feeling good at that point, but, not over do it.  The goal is (and has been all summer) the 100M next week.  Pretty decent feeling at around 6-6:05 pace for first 10k, and I wisely stick to plan.  Too bad - probably would be a PR.  

6:14, 00, 5:57, 02, 05, 00, 06, and into some recovery miles: 6:20, 21, 38, 7:00, 7:18, 6:59, 4:54 pace for partial (as I can't resist kicking over the finish line) - 37:41 for 10k, and 1:23:32 for finishing time  

 

Saucony Omni 13 - Black Miles: 16.50
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Off - Tapering hardcore, now.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
2.000.000.000.002.00

Easy 2 miles - 20 minutes.  100M pace.  Tapering hardcore, now.

Saucony Triumph Miles: 2.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.300.000.000.004.30

4mi. - 34:35.  Taking it easy, and stretching alot

Saucony Omni 13 - Black Miles: 4.30
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Off - Tapering hardcore, now.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.600.000.000.003.60

Easy miles with Nathan from Clarion this morning.  walk at work. 

Saucony Triumph Miles: 3.60
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Off - Driving to Vienna with Dad and Rajesh.  Got there about 4p Central Time.  Tunnel Hill 100M at 7:30a Sat. 

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Race: Tunnel Hill 100M - DQed (70.1 Miles) 13:25:29, Place overall: 11, Place in age division: 3
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
70.100.000.000.0070.10

Tunnel Hill 100M:

This very flat, fast course is in Vienna, IL (southern) on the Tunnel Hill trail system in Shawnee Natl Forest.  The 99% compacted agg. surface is as clse to pavement as you can get without actually being pvmt.  Very flat as advertised with the iconic Tunnel around mile 36 / 43 / 84 / 91.  The course is a repeat of 2x25mile out and backs for the 100M.  It makes it great logistically and for seeing other participants during the race.  All around, a course and layout geared toward running faster for 50/100 or aiding in completing for first timers like me.

The drive on Friday afternoon was about 5 hours for my dad, Rajesh, and I.  NAthan was to drive down Saturday evening to meet up with us for pacing duties and support during the last quarter of the race.

Freezing in the tent Friday night/Saturday morning, but, with plenty of blankets to stay warm (once inside ofthe sleeping bag and blankets.  8 man tent was comfortably large enough for Rajesh, Dad, and I.

7:30a start for race.  Woke up around 5a to eat and get changed.  Warmed up sitting in the truck while changing.  about 35 degrees at the start, but, comfortable in the singlet, arm sleeves, buf, and shorts. 

Gun goes off and ... I'm out Way tooo fast !!  Could not control myself :(  8min./mile... I have geared everything toward this race most of the year, and am full of beans... and stupidity.  I consciously slowed down around 20 miles (finally), but, was probably too late - 3 hours for 20 miles... The plan was to go out at 9:30-10minute miles, and grind it out with a goal time of 18 hours.  So, as I return to the start finish after first out and back section, I am at roughly marathon distance in around 4 hours.  I am okay at this point.  I see and talk to my dad and grab some food, and restock on gels.  I have been hitting the gels and sport drink a little too hard up to this point, but, seem to be tolerating. 

Out I go again the other direction for the other out and back (inclusive of the Tunnel) section.  It begins to warm up as it approaches mid day, and I noticealy start faltering with pace and comfort level with the stomach.  Its only 60 deress, but, I shed the singlet, and everything else except shorts is riding tied around arms and handheld.  I start to go through water a lot faster and cannot manage as much food, especially sugary.  I am still okay, I have suffered through a lot of simlar situations in long runs in the heat.  I was actually prepared for this scenario.  I slow down and work through some tough patches.      

8:13 for 50 miles when I roll into the aid station again at start line.  It is 3:30 - 4p at this point and I am in a lot worse shape than I wanted  to be in.  I take some time at the aid station and eat some burritos.  Hang out for abit and calm down, talk to my dad and grab some warmer clothes.  I do not realize how cold I will be getting when dark comes around 5:30-6.  

Around 58mi., it has gotten dark and much colder.  I have been alone for a while in he dark, but, also, start to really get low mentally.  I get off the trail a bit to piss, and hop back up, only to realize that I am unclear of which way I was going.  I pick the wrong way.  within 30 minutes I have returned to a familiar aid sation and realize my mistake. I am so destroyed by realizing that I have gone 1.5 extra miles at this point that I am overwhlmed with the defeat and resign to a DNF.  Looking back, I could have turned back around and only really added on 3 miles... :( 

I  run back the 5-6 miles to the start/finish line.  I tell the timer what has happened and reconfirm the distance I should have run (~76M).  They graciously give me te 50M finish and buckle.  Horribly, This is the first time I see Nathan - stading there with my Dad.  It is great to see them, of course, but, I am so down at this point, and I have killed myself to even jog/walk back to the start, that I am actually struggling to continue from leg fatigue and soreness for fisrt time all day.  I am able to at least hobble walk/jog with Nathan for a bit, but, cannot go on.  I make it round 70M and call it.  Thank God Nathan is the incredible great guy he is.  As usual, he makes the best of the sitation and goes out for the running of the Tunnel leg solo (so sorry, buddy).   70.1M - 13:25:29

Lessons learned:

Eat more salty solid food, less of the gels / sugary drink

Stick to the plan - go out at your planned pace.  100M is much different from a marathon, 50k, or even a 50M.

Rough patches and mistakes/mishaps will happen.  Be strong mentally and stay positive.  Use other people and every positive method you can think of within each situation.

Play games within the race when things are tough - run 1 minute, walk 1 minute.  Break it up mentally.

Rajesh ran through the night, was very cold, walked for a good portion of leg 3, but finished run 1minute / walk 1minute.  While I was pacing him, His run pace from mile 95 to finish was in the 7:30 range!   

I am inspired by this experience.  I am eagerly awaiting my next opportunity to concr this challenging distance.

Saucony Omni 13 - Black Miles: 70.10
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.500.000.000.0010.50

Dad and I paced Rajesh in for his 100M finish!  He was awesome.  Walk 1min./run 1min. for last 5 miles.  He was running down in the 7:30's !!  Getting warm again as we approached mid day of the second day.

Saucony Triumph Miles: 10.50
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.920.000.000.000.92

Easy walk at work.  Not doing too horrible

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
2.300.000.000.002.30

Easy walks at work.  Not doing too horrible, still taking it real easy.

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Off entirely.  Walked around Indy for work, but, nothing substantial worth calling a recorded mileage attempt.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
2.100.000.000.002.10

Run at work at lunch - 2.1 miles super slow. Yep, I am pretty stiff and sore still

Saucony Omni 13 - Black Miles: 2.10
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.000.000.000.004.00

AM: easy hill run/walk on TM at gym.  IT is windy and 30 degrees today.  One day after 80 degress.  4 miles - 42 minutes.  A little tender in left foot.  Elliptical for 15 minutes and then some good work leg and core strencgth - 30 minutes worth.

Reg. for 50M in Jackson Co. on Dec. 3.  Took it real easy this week, and feel okay for another one as a redemption run.  

Elliptical Miles: 2.00Saucony Omni 13 - Black Miles: 4.00
Weight: 154.80
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.000.000.000.008.00

8 miles outside - 1:17:14.  Bumped into Proctor at bottom of Carr Hill

Saucony Triumph Miles: 8.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.920.000.000.000.92

walking and 5 different elliptical machine workouts - about 50minutes total.  40 minutes of core and legs

Elliptical Miles: 5.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.000.002.500.006.50

TM 4 mi. w/ 2.5mi. cutdown: up to 10 mph.  2 mi. lunch run outside.  hurting still.  No race on Thursday. 

Saucony Kinvara 6 - White Miles: 6.50
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4.002.001.800.007.80

2 x TM workouts for 7.8mi. / 1hr. running total.  Beatles song: "I'm Getting better all the tii-ime..."

Saucony Omni 13 - Black Miles: 7.80
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4.000.000.000.004.00

4 miles easy around the neighborhood on this fine Turkey Day.

Saucony Triumph Miles: 4.00
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6.700.000.000.006.70

6.7 miles loops around Eagle Park XC Course in Brown Co.  Group run with the Quaff guys.  about 50 minutes.

Saucony Peregrine - Black Miles: 6.70
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Off - Turkey Day No. 2.  Drove to Dad's house, ate a lot, drank some beer, and watched UK Football (?) beat a ranked opponent - Louisville !!

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20.000.000.000.0020.00

20 miles LR on TM.  Running off the turkey and stuffing.  2:44:50.  2 restarts, 2 gels, and alot of water in and out.

Saucony Omni 13 - Black Miles: 20.00
Weight: 153.60
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.900.000.000.004.90

4.9 miles - walking and jogging and lunch and in AM.  Sore in let foot, and wierd movement in left knee...

Saucony Triumph Miles: 4.90
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Took off running  Ate a lot...

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.900.000.000.003.90

AM walk and Lunch run at Muskatatuck - trail.  3.4 miles - 35 minutes.

Saucony Triumph Miles: 3.40
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
176.378.0013.800.00198.17
Saucony Omni 13 - Black Miles: 143.45Saucony Triumph Miles: 36.40Elliptical Miles: 7.00Saucony Kinvara 6 - White Miles: 6.50Saucony Peregrine - Black Miles: 6.70
Weight: 154.00
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