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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: 21.20 Month: 113.30 Year: 2654.91
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: 617.96
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: 134.68
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
92.862.005.640.00100.50
Saucony Kinvara 5 Miles: 12.93Saucony Guide 7 Miles: 62.5717 - Salomon Speedcross 3 - Black Miles: 22.00Elliptical Miles: 2.00
Weight: 150.55
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
2.001.001.000.004.00

PM: 4mi. cutdown - 28:10 total

Saucony Kinvara 5 Miles: 4.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.000.000.000.004.00

AM: easy 2 mi. TM - 18:00

PM: easy 2 mi. outside - 17:10.

 

Felling achey and a bit wierd on regulating my body temperature. 

Saucony Guide 7 Miles: 4.00
Weight: 147.80
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Off- This week has been along time coming.  I should have taken the whole week off and not run this 50k.

Weight: 152.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
2.001.000.000.003.00

PM: 3 mi. on the TM cutting down to about MP - 23:45.  I'm feeling a bit more optimistic about tomorrow morning, but, still going in with very low expectations. 

Saucony Guide 7 Miles: 3.00
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Race: Jackson 50k (21.4 Miles) 03:24:39
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
22.000.000.000.0022.00

8am start for this 50k in Jackson County Start Park near Brownstown, IN.  The area recieved asignificant amount of rain in the days leading up to the race and literally stopped 30 minutes prior to the start of the race.  40 degrees and comfortable weather, but the trails were an absolute mudfest.  The 5 Quaff guys were the lone leaders from the beginnning of the race.  10 minutes in to the race as we hit the first mudhole portion of the trail, I took a very awkward step and really tweaked my left ankle.  I actually heard (more like felt the sharp pain) of it popping.  It hurt a lot when it happened, but did not continue to hurt as I went on running.  The course was a small 1 mile loop followed by a repeat of 3 10 mile loops.  So, everything went well and we stayed in the tiht 5 guy pack for big loop 1.  It actually did not really start hurting bad until half way through lap 2 (3 hours later).  DNF time.  I hobbled walking into the start finish area and called it a day stopping the watch at 21.4 miles - 3:24:39. 

With the ankle in bad shape, and no real upcoming big targets for a couple months, time for a full week off.  I think this may be the first time taking more than 2or3 days off running in the alst 3 or 4 years.   

http://www.strava.com/activities/226863999 

 

 

17 - Salomon Speedcross 3 - Black Miles: 22.00
Weight: 149.80
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OFF - Ankle hurting. Can barely walk on it

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Off- getting better, still tender ankle

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10 minutes on the elliptical.  Run tomorrow for sure.

Elliptical Miles: 1.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.000.000.000.003.00

easy 3 miles around the neighborhood.  Favoring the ankle a lot.

Saucony Kinvara 5 Miles: 3.00
Weight: 152.00
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Off - again with the ankle.  Started hurting as soon as I started running

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.930.000.000.005.93

PM easy 6 mi. with D Fish - loops around Mill Race.  Ran over to new running store in town also

Saucony Kinvara 5 Miles: 5.93
Weight: 0.00
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Last day off.  Easiest week in a while.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.700.000.000.007.70

PM: easy hour on the treadmill at the house - 7.7 miles. 

Saucony Guide 7 Miles: 7.70
Weight: 152.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.000.000.000.003.00

PM: 10 minutes on the elliptical and hopped over to TM for 3 miles in 23:52.  Some light strenghtening stuff with the legs.  Need to start doing some rehab type strength stuff for this ankle.  Its still weak.

Elliptical Miles: 1.00
Weight: 151.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.000.002.500.005.50

PM: TM run at the house - 10x0.25mi. TH - 10mph at varying grades. 2.5% up to 4%.  Hard enough for now.  5.5 miles total - 40:41

Saucony Guide 7 Miles: 5.50
Weight: 150.00
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0.000.000.000.000.00

Off - I'm feeling really unmotivated right now.  I have really been slaying this monstrous project at work.  30 hrs OT in last 2 weeks.

Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
2.000.000.000.002.00

easy 2 mile jog PM.  Found out we will need flood insurance today...

Saucony Guide 7 Miles: 2.00
Weight: 150.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
1.000.002.140.003.14

PM: 5k cutdown - got down to low 6min. and felt out of breath.  Officially out of shape.

Saucony Guide 7 Miles: 3.14
Weight: 0.00
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OFF - project at work is killing me slowly

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.640.000.000.004.64

PM run - 4.64 miles - 34:40.  About done iwth this project at work. 

Saucony Guide 7 Miles: 4.64
Weight: 150.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.000.000.000.000.00

OFF- porject complete.  Happy, but stressed out.  tough to let it go after a month of it consuming me.  Columbus IN - State St. and Downtown - Traffic Signals and Pavement Preservation.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.000.000.000.007.00

AM: 4 mi. mod. - 28:10.  Raining and 45 degrees.

early PM: 3 mi. mod. - 21:15.  Raining harder and 45 degrees.

Long day of travelling for Christmas tomorrow

Saucony Guide 7 Miles: 7.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.110.000.000.003.11

easy AM Xmas run - fairgrounds loop and back.  5k - 25:47.  Merry Christmas.

Saucony Guide 7 Miles: 3.11
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
11.260.000.000.0011.26

AM: easy 90 minutes.  longest run in a while and it felt like it.  Poor fitness level to say the least.  11.26 miles.  about 35 degrees, and overcast.

Saucony Guide 7 Miles: 11.26
Weight: 150.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
2.000.000.000.002.00

easy 2 miles on the TM real slow and sore.  spent last night in uncomfortable toss and turn fever sweat in bed.  24 hour bug ran its course through our family.  kid and wife puking and I had fever.

Saucony Guide 7 Miles: 2.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.000.000.000.007.00

PM: easy 7 miles - Tipton marina and back.  about 40 degrees and sunny.  Not sick, now, for sure.

Saucony Guide 7 Miles: 7.00
Weight: 151.40
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
2.000.000.000.002.00

Saucony Guide 7 Miles: 2.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.220.000.000.000.22

Saucony Guide 7 Miles: 0.22
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
92.862.005.640.00100.50
Saucony Kinvara 5 Miles: 12.93Saucony Guide 7 Miles: 62.5717 - Salomon Speedcross 3 - Black Miles: 22.00Elliptical Miles: 2.00
Weight: 150.55
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