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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: 0.00 Month: 177.74 Year: 2719.35
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: 624.30
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: 191.78
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
21.300.000.000.0021.30

Yosemite Hike Day 5

What a great day.  Best day ofthe trip and probably in my running life:

5:30a run from Merced High Sierra Camp Up and Up / Out and Back: 5.3mi. - 48:37.  900 ft. of Elev. gain (and loss) in 2miles.

Back to camp and started the hike with Dad and Kevin.  Hiking on my own for most of the day other than playing leap frog with a another group of hikers and a dad and his son.  Found decent up hill hiking rhythm for most of the morning, and cooled off with a bath in a creek around 10a.  Second real good "wash" of the week.  End destination at Emerick Lake required about 6 miles of hiking and 2k of climb.  Another beautiful mountain lake camp site.  I arrived around 12p and had a couple hours before Dad and Kevin made it.  Spent the time chilling in a shady spot and found a great camp site right on the water a couple feet away.  We set up camp and chatted and then had to really step on the gas to get the rain flies on the tents and throw the gear inside as an awesome thunderstorm with rain rolled in.  First mountain storm for me was awesome - lightning, thunder and heavy rain at 9400 ft.  I was plenty dry and safe in a cover of trees and inside my tent.  Stayed bone dry and took a nap through the last hour of the storm (best nap ever!) 

Storm blew over, and the sun came back out around 4:30.  Grabbed a bite and left out on a run.  Took a route that climbed from 9400 up to 10,200 at the Vogelsang High Sierra Camp.  The High Sierra Camps are literally a village of hotel room size tents and dining rooms, bathrooms, and lots of amenities.  By reservation for high paying customers only.  What an awesome run.  Out and back trip to climb, run through the camp, check out another Lake near by, and then descend back to lower camp at our lake.  9.7 miles in about 90 minutes, obviously slower on the climb. 

 

Red Peregrine NO Velcro Miles: 21.30
Weight: 0.00
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