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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.

 

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Barefoot Running Lifetime Miles: 4.00
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Vilano Bike On Mag Trainer Lifetime Miles: 125.25
Saucony A5 - Green Lifetime Miles: 119.94
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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
238.769.5017.610.00265.87
Elliptical Miles: 3.10Saucony Triumph Miles: 12.50Saucony Peregrine - Black Miles: 33.01Saucony Omni 13 - Black Miles: 110.55Stationary Bike Miles: 23.10Saucony Kinvara 6 - White Miles: 18.00Saucony Ride 9 - Blue Miles: 81.51
Weight: 153.20
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
2.000.000.000.002.00

AM TM walking at gym - 2miles 30minutes.  Elliptical 15 minutes - 3.1miles

Elliptical Miles: 3.10Saucony Triumph Miles: 2.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.920.000.000.000.92

walked at work.  Giving it a shot at 50M tomorrow.  Super hilly course near Brownstown, IN.  Trail

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Race: Jackson 50 Mile - DNF (30.51 Miles) 05:42:36
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
30.510.000.000.0030.51

Stayed in a cabin at Camp Pyoca Friday night close to Brownstown, IN.  Thought i would be fun to stay in the cabin even though we live only 40 miles away.  Family couldn't go this year - turns out the cabins are common rooms made for camps (think of youth groups with 10 bunk beds in one rm.  I still went and met some cool guys who were in my room.  Course is 10 mile loop x 5 95% trail with a lot of vertical (>1500ft. climb / 10mile)

Signed up for 50 mile, but, knew that I might not be completely recovered from 70 miles on November 12/13 at Tunnel Hill DNF and that I hadn't done much up/downhill training in the preceding flat 100M training. 

7:30am start from te main lodge at camp Pyoca.  Things went well going out, and I felt relaxed/comfortable in the earlier flatter portion of the 1st loop.  Found myself joined by 1 other guy out in front. As I watche him run most of the climbs, while I power hiked, I wondered if I was in over my head.  HAving run the courswe previously, I also knew that there were several steep climbs in the loop.  Lap one felt fine, and I crossed the timing mat in first at about 1:33.  Took a quick break at aid station, bathroom break in the trees, and the other guy was already nowhere to be seen.  hat actually helped a little bit, since I was already ffeling some strange pains and fatigue.  By he end of lap 2, I was seriously considering stopping.  Through lap 2 in 3:15 total, so a 1:33 lap followed by a 1:42.  It got much worse in lap 3.  I was walking most of it.  Pulled the 1min. on/ 1min. off game just to finish up the lap.  5:42 DNF/finish time, giving me a 2:27 final 10 mile lap! :) 

Saucony Peregrine - Black Miles: 30.51
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.000.000.000.000.00

Off - Very sore.  Quads, knees, hamstrings today.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
1.850.000.000.001.85

2 walks at work.  sore and stiff i nthe legs

Saucony Omni 13 - Black Miles: 1.85
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.920.000.000.003.92

TM walk and 15 minute spin on bike trainer.

Group run from WRRC - 2.92 miles in about 25 minutes.  painful, stiff legs.

Stationary Bike Miles: 4.00Saucony Omni 13 - Black Miles: 3.92
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
2.880.000.000.002.88

AM gym - 15 minutes spin on bike trainer, 1 mile walk aon TM. AM Walk at work.

Lunch spin on gym bike - 15 minutes (4miles?)  Followed with 5 minutes rowing and 10 miutes core.

PM walk at work.

Stationary Bike Miles: 8.00Saucony Omni 13 - Black Miles: 1.94
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.950.000.000.005.95

AM - 2.5 miles on TM - walk/jog.  foam rolling and stretching after ward.  Loosening up the still tight/sore legs (IT, quad, lower back)  walk at work in the cold - .95 miles

PM - lunch buffet at work.  Lots of desserts.  took afternoon off and went for a short trail run a couple laps around Sycamore LTrust.  2.5 miles - 28:47

Saucony Peregrine - Black Miles: 2.50Saucony Triumph Miles: 2.50
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.501.001.000.005.50

TM at gym in Columbus. Took off work today.  5.5 miles in 44:40.  PUs and hills thrown in randomly

Saucony Kinvara 6 - White Miles: 5.50
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Race: All Star 5k (3.107 Miles) 00:18:57, Place overall: 3, Place in age division: 1
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
1.400.003.110.004.51

WU and a 5k race this morning.  Went about as well as can be expected.  Recovery time these last few weeks and very little TH to LT work.  Was in the 6:20 range to finish up the race this morning and finish 3rd in the series this year.  Still on the fence abot this whole 100M thing.  Not sure waht to do with this next year, running-wise. 

Saucony Omni 13 - Black Miles: 4.50
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.000.005.000.0010.00

AM - gym TM: WU with 4 PUs, 10x0.5mi. 10mph x2, 10.1 x2, etc. jog recovery for 0.25 mi. @8mph.  hit the weights... failed at some squats with a bar and barely any weight on there, and switched to dumbells - did a couple sets of lunges, 1-leg deadlifts, and then some abductor (?) exercise with the band wrapped around ankles.  walked 10minutes to CD/shakeout.

Have decided this will be the season of the 5k up to Half training blocks.  I wonder how many times I'll change my mind.

Saucony Omni 13 - Black Miles: 10.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.841.001.000.007.84

6mi. TM at lunch - PUs and hills - 45:40. 2walks at work. 

Saucony Omni 13 - Black Miles: 7.84
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.200.500.500.006.20

AM gym: 15 minutes on virtual bike trainer.  30 minutes walk jog on TM - 2.5miles. 20 minutes coreand squats circuits.

unch run on TM - 3.7 miles w/ PUs hills - 30 minutes  followed with 10 minutes foam rolling

Saucony Omni 13 - Black Miles: 6.20
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.000.000.000.000.00

Off - Wife in ER this morning :(  (She's okay, now)

Oops - signed up for Rocky Raccoon 100M

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.301.001.000.0010.30

AM: TM at gym - easy hr. w/ pickups.  7 miles - 62:15  Foam rolling for 10 minutes afterward.

Lunch TM at gym - 30 minutes of hill climbing walk/jog. 3.3 miles.  Foolowed up with 10 minutes of core

Saucony Omni 13 - Black Miles: 10.30
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.000.000.000.004.00

AM - TM at gym - 4 miles walk/jog - 37:00.  Followed up with 10 minutes of core.

Rocky Raccoon 100 mile in 7 weeks.  Long run tomorrow.

Saucony Omni 13 - Black Miles: 4.00
Weight: 154.60
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
19.000.000.000.0019.00

AM - TM Long Run.  Definitely taking it easy today.  Walked for 10 minutes to start, and didn't go faster than 9min./mile for the first hour.   walking breaks were taken and 3 resets, 2 bathroom breaks,, a couple of gels, water. 

Pain in the left knee is worrisome.  3 hours total - 19 miles.   

Saucony Omni 13 - Black Miles: 19.00
Weight: 152.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.000.000.000.008.00

AM gym: TM walk/jog - 1 hour for 5 miles.  Left knee hurting.  20 minutes spin on bike.  30 more minutes on TM - 3 miles

Stationary Bike Miles: 5.00Saucony Triumph Miles: 8.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.000.000.000.008.00

AM - TM 4 mi. - 30 min. (mod?), 6.1 miles on the bike trainer

Lunch - TM 4mi. - 45 min. walking for some of it

 

Stationary Bike Miles: 6.10Saucony Omni 13 - Black Miles: 8.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.506.003.000.0012.50

AM - TM at gym.  WU for about 10minutes jogging, 7 mile Cutdown: 9mph up to 10 mph.  Felt okay in the low 6 range

Lunch TM at gym - mod 5k cutdown.  4.2 miles - 36 min. 

Saucony Kinvara 6 - White Miles: 12.50
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.100.000.000.005.10

AM - TM walk jog 3.3 miles in 30 minutes.  A couple of walks at work

Saucony Omni 13 - Black Miles: 3.30
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.700.000.000.004.70

AM - TM walk jog at gym.  3miles - 31:00.  A couple of walks at work.

Saucony Omni 13 - Black Miles: 4.70
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
25.000.000.000.0025.00

AM - Long run on TM at gym in Columbus.  25 miles with "Interval" setting to break it up.  Incline change and speed change helpe pass the time.  Grayson Allen story like 10 times on SCenter.  3 gels, 3 resets, 2 bathroom breaks.

Saucony Omni 13 - Black Miles: 25.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.000.000.000.000.00

Day off - family coming up for Christmas.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.190.000.000.004.19

Merry Christmas - AM  easy 4.19 miles - 37:42.  Drive to KY for family Christmas #2.

Saucony Ride 9 - Blue Miles: 4.19
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
9.320.000.000.009.32

New shoes as Christmas present - Blue Saucony Ride 9.

Off work today for Christmas recovery.  AM run in warm windy rain.  about 60 degrees.  9.32 miles - about 90 minutes

Saucony Ride 9 - Blue Miles: 9.32
Weight: 155.60
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
9.380.003.000.0012.38

AM - easy TM run - 4miles - 36:30

Lunch TM - Intervals - 9mph up to 10 mph for 2 min.on/2min. moderate 6.5 total - 45:55

a couple of walks at work

Saucony Ride 9 - Blue Miles: 10.50
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
13.100.000.000.0013.10

AM - TM - easy 7.2 miles - 65min.

Lunch - mod intervals - 29:05 for 4 miles.  "Interval" setting on TM is a great way to break up these TM runs.

2 easy walks a work

Saucony Ride 9 - Blue Miles: 11.20
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.900.000.000.006.90

AM - TM walk/jog - 5miles - 61min. !

a couple of walks at work

Saucony Ride 9 - Blue Miles: 5.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.200.000.000.007.20

TM in the AM - easy hour - 7.2 miles
 

Saucony Ride 9 - Blue Miles: 7.20
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
34.100.000.000.0034.10

AM - TM Long Run on the last day of the year to get mileage for 2016, AKA New Years Eve.

34.1 miles - 5 hours.  Reset 4 times, 4 gels eaten, 3 bathroom breaks (paying price for Pizza Hut buffet)  and watched a lot of sports / SportsCenter.  "Interval" setting is great for all this treadmill running I've been doing.  Still noticing pain in the left knee.

Saucony Ride 9 - Blue Miles: 34.10
Weight: 150.60
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
238.769.5017.610.00265.87
Elliptical Miles: 3.10Saucony Triumph Miles: 12.50Saucony Peregrine - Black Miles: 33.01Saucony Omni 13 - Black Miles: 110.55Stationary Bike Miles: 23.10Saucony Kinvara 6 - White Miles: 18.00Saucony Ride 9 - Blue Miles: 81.51
Weight: 153.20
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