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Gnawbone DANCES WITH DIRT - 10K

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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: 37.20 Month: 216.15 Year: 216.15
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: 234.75
Saucony A5 - Green Lifetime Miles: 180.34
Saucony Peregrine - Black Lifetime Miles: 426.07
Saucony Kinvara 6 - White Lifetime Miles: 635.80
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: 752.55
CLIFTON 4 Blue 2 Lifetime Miles: 727.43
Race: Gnawbone DANCES WITH DIRT - 10K (6.5 Miles) 01:06:45, Place overall: 15, Place in age division: 3
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
2.000.006.500.008.50

DANCES WITH DIRT - 10K - Trail Race

2x1mi. On grass WU - testing out the traction on the old Brooks Ghost 4 in the mud/grass

First trail race - What a race to pick!  This was extremely hard, but fun.  There were several "hill" climbs that were not possible to run up - walking pace had me gasping for air and my hamstrings almost locking up!  There was portion on a steep decline where I got going too fast and tumbled head over feet and crashed pretty hard on to some rocks - ouch!  After I shook that off, the course turned right around and went around some trees and climbed back up that hill on the other side of the trees. 

At some point in mile 5, I missed a turn and wound up adding about 0.25 miles to the distance.  The last 0.25-0.5 mi. was in the water of a creek - probably knee deep in about 3 spots - this helped to wash the blood off my knees :) 

Most of the run was through brush and wooded area that was definitely never anything resembling a beaten path.  My legs are shredded from all the briars and thorns that I ran through.

Other than the risk of injury, and total thrashing that your legs and back take climbing steep inclines, I would definitely recommend doing one of these type races for all us flatlanders out there.


Brooks Ghost 4 - Blue Miles: 8.50
Weight: 0.00
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