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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: Mill Race 15k (9.37 Miles) 00:59:26, Place overall: 5, Place in age division: 1
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
1.650.009.370.0011.02

This race was a game time decision.  I was being a little wary of running a 15k on some shaky legs.  I almost just ran the 5k option, but decided the night before at the reg. table to go big :)

About a mile for WU, the legs felt fine... Race starts very much similar to most races I run in in this series.  There's a couple guys always in the front and anywhere between 2-5 youngsters who sprint out.  One little guy made it 1.5 mi. before dying :)  

First mile feels a little strained and I already slowed it down at 0.75 (otherwise, it would've been about 5:45 :(  )  Maintain a consistent comfortable 6:25 pace and then start with legs feeling tight /tired after about 10k.  Probably could've managed a little quicker pace on fresh legs?  I was struggling to maintain 6:25's 10k-finish, but had a good finish for last 0.5 mi. or so.  

6:02, 6:18, 6:17, 6:23, 6:28, 6:26, 6:25, 6:26, 6:28, 2:10 for 0.37 (picked up some extra again) 

Final time -- 59:36

Winner was 55:xx, 2nd - 56:xx, 3rd - 58:xx, fourth was about 10 seconds ahead of me.  Fresh legs would've put me in the hunt for 3rd I think.  

No scheduled races for this next weekend, but there are a couple I could run :) 

Brooks Ravenna 3 - Orange Miles: 11.02
Weight: 145.00
Comments
From SlowJoe on Sun, Sep 23, 2012 at 08:36:19 from 69.131.141.92

I'm downright impressed - 6 days after a marathon, wow. I'd be lucky to manage that on fresh legs.

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