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Indy Monumental Marathon Bandit

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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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Miles:This week: 0.00 Month: 48.42 Year: 3380.86
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: 973.25
Saucony Iso Lifetime Miles: 71.80
Blue Clifton 4 Lifetime Miles: 762.15
Red Peregrine 7a Lifetime Miles: 150.80
Red Peregrine 7b Lifetime Miles: 127.60
Hoka Clifton 5 Lifetime Miles: 817.23
Brooks Adrenaline - Navy Lifetime Miles: 218.35
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
154.6829.806.570.00191.05
Red Peregrine 7a Miles: 6.30Hoka Clifton 5 Miles: 101.60Brooks Adrenaline - Navy Miles: 73.15Hoka Arahi Miles: 10.00
Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.200.000.000.004.20

4.2 miles at lunch - miserable rainy/windy weather. 

Red Peregrine 7a Miles: 4.20
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.003.000.000.003.00

AM - mod. 3 miles - 21:21

Hoka Clifton 5 Miles: 3.00
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Race: Indy Monumental Marathon Bandit (26.219 Miles) 02:55:50
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.0026.800.000.0026.80

Game time decision to hop in to the Indy Moumental Marathon.  Literally decided 90 minutes before the race... :)  Turned out pretty well:  logistically, I hopped in the car an hour before the race, hit zero traffic, parked in the state garage 1 block for the start finish areas, and ran the race pretty well:

Started off with the 3 hour pace group, suffered through some crowded aid stations, and pulled away around 7 or 8 miles (After the split off of the half marathon). 

Splits: 6:45, 42, 25, 34, 46, 47, 43, 48, 48, 45, 43, 37, 33, (1:28:40 for First Half)

6:43, 37, 43, 50, 37, 39, 30, 27, 29, 41, 46, 34, 6:09, 0.52 miles at 5:38 pace.

Water and gatorades were pretty regular intake, and ate 1 Coffee Clif Shot at mile 17, and half of another one at 22 miles.  That seemed to be the Goldilocks on the nutrition meter.  It seems like the nutrition thing changes every year for me, so it was good to hit this one within the right target zone. 

Felt strong all day, and not too tore up afterward.  Spring board in to Tunnel Hill 100 miles in 1 week, now. 

 

Brooks Adrenaline - Navy Miles: 26.80
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
2.000.000.000.002.00

eazsy 2 miles.  Right hammy is pretty sketchy.

Hoka Clifton 5 Miles: 2.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
2.000.000.000.002.00

easy 2 miles - hammy much better

Hoka Clifton 5 Miles: 2.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.100.000.000.008.10

easy 8.1 miles back from Jude's school.  day off work, and last run before TH100.

Hoka Clifton 5 Miles: 8.10
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.000.000.000.000.00

Off - full taper mode

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.100.000.000.004.10

easy 2 in the am - to kee pfrom going taper crazy.

easy 2.1 miles at lunch - pretty anxious and work is cray-cray as usual.

Red Peregrine 7a Miles: 2.10Brooks Adrenaline - Navy Miles: 2.00
Weight: 0.00
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Day off work, and 4 hour drive to Vienna, IL for TH 100.  arrvied around 4p CST, and met up wth Dad and Amy at campsite.  They were already set up.  I also set up my tent and it is super cold and miserable outdoors.  We go to hear Camille Herron brag about herself in a presentation about her career and the WR TH100 she ran in 2017.  Ate a whole lot of food.  Zoodles, bananas, etc.  Good to see several folks I knew, but didn't expect to see.  hanging out with Dad and Amy.

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Race: Tunnel Hill 100 (Drop down to 50) (50 Miles) 08:39:06
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
50.700.000.000.0050.70

Race report:  2018 Tunnel Hill 100 drop down to 50M.

Spent a very cold spleepless night in the tent at the Vienna campground.  Race start at 7a couldn't come soon enough.

Lots of prerace bathroon stops.  Noticeably still feelin the right hammy tightness.  Really bundled up in the 25 degree weather.  Carrying one handheld 12oz. which turns out to be plenty, and plenty of gels and snacks stuffed in pockets.  Went out at very comfortable pace with a big crowd.  8:45-9:30 pace is the plan and seems to be the right pace.  Kept it really light and chatty for almost entire first out and back 26.4 miles.  Catch Dad and Amy going the other way at about 5 miles left and snap a picture.

Feeling good rolling into the Vienna home base with about 5 gals following close behind me.  grab some food and re-fill the handheld.  Noticeably, the enitre group of girls is in and out of the aid station much quicker.

Set back out after the stop and notice the tightness starting to show up when stopping and starting back up.  make it out through about 30 miles and really hit a rough patch.  slam a caffeine gel and walk a bit.  get it going a little bit from 32-35, and then hit another patch.  Oh boy... proceed to wlak jog for next 15 miles to get out to Tunnel and the turn around, and then sinmialr all the way back for agonizing 3 more hours.  Difficult to force a running motion as I come in to the Vienna home base again.  Give it a couple of minutes, and watch Zack Bitter come through the 76 mile going the other way, and call it a day. Tunnel Hill is nice and gives buckles for drop downs from the 100 who finish at least 50 miles.  50 miles - 8:39 moving time. 

Last attempt at 100miles.  Done and made peace with not completing 100 miles. 

Hoka Clifton 5 Miles: 50.70
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.400.000.000.003.40

easy 30 minutes - 3.4 miles.  Took 5 days off after the TH100 DNF.

Let's start it up again.  Time to start the marathon training plan. 

Brooks Adrenaline - Navy Miles: 3.40
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.500.000.000.005.50

easy 45 minutes - 5.5 miles.  Feeling pretty sluggish... :) 

Hoka Clifton 5 Miles: 5.50
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.200.000.000.007.20

Easy hour - 7.2 miles.  Building back up.  I'm all about the base

Hoka Clifton 5 Miles: 7.20
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.130.001.600.005.73

workout at lunch on Pennsy trail:  Power Pole Pickups: roughly 100m strides with 50m jog - on/off for about 2.5 miles.  5.73 mi. total - 42:17

Brooks Adrenaline - Navy Miles: 5.73
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.200.000.000.005.20

AM - easy 3.2 miles around the neighborhood.  dark, cold, and a win just to get out the door - 30 minutes

Lunch run - easy 2 miles in chilly miserable temps on Pennsy trail - 16:10

Brooks Adrenaline - Navy Miles: 5.20
Weight: 0.00
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0.000.000.000.000.00

Off - super busy at work.  Almost ran at lunch (actually changed clothes), but, didn't.

 

Greenfield District INDOT is pretty busy... :)  Good times

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Race: Turkey Trot 8k (4.971 Miles) 00:30:43, Place overall: 2, Place in age division: 1
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
1.330.004.970.006.30

Turkey Trot 8k - Decent result for current fitness level.  6:09, 6:08, 6:15, 6:11, 6:11

Wife is sick, so we are home this Turkey Day. 

Brooks Adrenaline - Navy Miles: 6.30
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.000.000.000.0010.00

Easy pace, very tight and sore legs still.  10 miles - 1:23.  out and back on the Ppl Trail.

Hoka Arahi Miles: 10.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.220.000.000.0010.22

10.22 miles at easy effort.  Legs are awful still.  90 minutes out and around tipton lakes

Brooks Adrenaline - Navy Miles: 10.22
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
23.100.000.000.0023.10

Long Run - Run out to Grandview, met up with Tim and Dave, ran the loop, and ran back with Dave.  50 degrees and sunny.  Good to have company.  23.1 miles - 3:08.  Hurting pretty bad at the end.  

Hoka Clifton 5 Miles: 23.10
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

Easy 2 jog in the morning.  Easy 4 miles at lunch

 

 

 

 

 

 

Brooks Adrenaline - Navy Miles: 6.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
1.500.000.000.001.50

1.5 miles walking on the TM. Totally unmotivated

Brooks Adrenaline - Navy Miles: 1.50
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
1.000.000.000.001.00

walked on the TM before work

Brooks Adrenaline - Navy Miles: 1.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.000.000.000.005.00

easy 5 miles at home.   Was in a horrifying, but, injury free car wreck on Interstate yesterday.  Sore neck, ER trip, and a pain in the ass dealing with the insurance company and others, now.  

 

 

Brooks Adrenaline - Navy Miles: 5.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
154.6829.806.570.00191.05
Red Peregrine 7a Miles: 6.30Hoka Clifton 5 Miles: 101.60Brooks Adrenaline - Navy Miles: 73.15Hoka Arahi Miles: 10.00
Weight: 0.00
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