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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 - 35:25 (July 2014 - Aided)

5k - 17:28 (Aug. 2015)

1mi. - 4:58 (July 2014 - Track)

Short-Term Running Goals:

Get faster at shorter stuff.  Spend more time at home and quit the "Long Stuff"

Indy Mon. Marathon - 11/4/2017 -- Pacing 3:10 group

Run some good 5, 8, 10k this Fall and Winter

Really train for a road marathon again:  Carmel Marathon - 3/31/2018

 

Long-Term Running Goals:

R2R2R in Grand Canyon

Marathon < 2:45

Half Marathon < 1:18

5k < 17

Keep my Long-term Running Goals consistent for more than a month...   Fail

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.

 

Favorite Blogs:

Miles:This week: 32.30 Month: 103.00 Year: 3294.42
Barefoot Running Lifetime Miles: 4.00
Swimming Lifetime Miles: 6.20
Stationary Bike Lifetime Miles: 96.10
Grand Canyon Hiking Lifetime Miles: 71.20
IN State Park Hiking/Trail Running Lifetime Miles: 217.95
Elliptical Lifetime Miles: 81.50
Vilano Road Bike Lifetime Miles: 964.88
17 - Salomon Speedcross 3 - Black Lifetime Miles: 440.86
Vilano Bike On Mag Trainer Lifetime Miles: 125.25
Saucony A5 - Green Lifetime Miles: 104.64
Saucony Peregrine - Black Lifetime Miles: 424.57
Saucony Kinvara 6 - White Lifetime Miles: 569.36
Saucony Omni 13 - Black Lifetime Miles: 648.37
Saucony Ride 9 - Blue Lifetime Miles: 843.51
Blue Triumphs Lifetime Miles: 692.82
Hoka One Infinite Lifetime Miles: 649.17
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
27.472.004.650.5034.62
Brooks Ravenna 7 Miles: 23.62Saucony Ride 7 - Black Miles: 11.00
Weight: 151.80
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
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Took off running.  Really tweaked my toe stubbing it on a root on Saturday.  Swollen and painful to put pressure on it at all.

AM: 45 minutes of core, PU, body wt. lunges, and squats. 

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AM: Easy loops around the neighborhood.  Testing out the toe.  Able to run,but, with a favoring outside of the foot gimp.  Its getting nasty outside now.  rain,wind, and cold.  5mi. - cut down as the toe seemed to loosen up.  That's good.  I was going to be really depressed.

Brooks Ravenna 7 Miles: 5.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.001.000.000.006.00

AM - 1mi. jog on  TM at gym + 30 minutes Squats Circuit, Core. 

PM - 5mi. on TM cutting down to about AT - 38:25.  About 20 minutes bench, PU, lat pull down, rowing circuit.

Saucony Ride 7 - Black Miles: 5.00Brooks Ravenna 7 Miles: 1.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.721.000.900.009.62

AM: easy 30 minutes - 3.62 miles on TM.  Feeling tired this morning, but, toe is doing pretty well. 

Lunch TM at gym - 6x1:00 hill LT (8.6mph / 6%) - 6mi. total - 45:05

Saucony Ride 7 - Black Miles: 6.00Brooks Ravenna 7 Miles: 3.62
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Dec. 31: AM treadmill at Anytime Fitness - 5 miles easy in 38:53.

2015 year in review:

3400 total miles, which is about 150 more than I have ever logged.  Consistency seemed to be the key.  No huge weeks (only had 3 x 100 mile weeks) or 50mi.+ ultras this year, but, alot more weeks in the 70-80 range than in previous years.  Targetted races were successful at most distances, but, not the (always heavily targeted) road marathon.  40 total races this year, but, again, a lot were not targeted and served as good training if anything.  Spent a lot of time on the treadmill this year.  If it wasn't for a lack of elevation gain tracking, I'd be okay with it.  TM is great for controlled environment and precision on pace and grade, but, that climbing/elev. change doesn't show up on GPS. 

2 x hilly trail 50k: 5:35 at LLTH, and 5:25 at Rough Trail in Red River Gorge (FTW!),

5 x marathons (6 if you count the 2:52 in training): 3:02:20(Louisville), 3:04:19(Mill Race), 2:59:53(Chicago), 3:00:11(Indy-6 days after Chicago), and a 2:50:25 at IMM.  I ran 4 fall marathons and a 50k - starting with Mill Race at the end of Setember (26th) and ending with the Rough Trail 50k on November 14th.

PRs in Half Marathon - 1:19:20ish (converted) and 15k - 54:57

PRs in Bluegrass 10k - 36:31, and Reindeer Romp 8k - 29:32

Close to PR in 5k - 17:29, but, a bunch of 5k doubles and sub 18's this year.

Given the learning curve I should have acquired through failure, I predict I should be about the smartest age grouper/middle of the packer in the midwest!

Tried vegan diet for a couple months.  The verdict is still out - not sure I could continue that long term.  Went sober for about 6 months.  This wasn't as difficult as I would have guessed it to be.   

Great group runs in Brown County and races with fellow Quaffers and friends throughout the year were the best part - QuaffON! 

Brooks Ravenna 7 Miles: 5.00
Weight: 151.80
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Off today.  Had a good time last night with Tiff's family at one of her sister's houses for New Year's Eve.  Made it until the ball dropped with one of her brothers (last 2 standing!) and then promptly went to try and help console my crying 8 month old in the next room.  It was a rough night and next day after that.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.750.003.750.509.00

AM TM at Anytime Fit in Columbus: 3x1mi TH w/ 0.25 jog - 10.1, 10.2, 10.3 mph,

+ 0.5,0.25,5x0.1mi. strides

9mi. total - 59:55

Brooks Ravenna 7 Miles: 9.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
27.472.004.650.5034.62
Brooks Ravenna 7 Miles: 23.62Saucony Ride 7 - Black Miles: 11.00
Weight: 151.80
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