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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:

Marathon < 2:47

Half Mar. < 79

10k < 36

5k < 17:20

 

 

Long-Term Running Goals:

R2R2R in Grand Canyon

Marathon < 2:37 (< 6min. pace)

Half Marathon < 1:15 (< 5:45 pace)

Top 10 in Bluegrass 10k

5k < 16:30 (< 5:20 pace)

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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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
52.078.1314.000.4074.60
12 - Saucony Kinvara 4 - Neon Miles: 35.00Saucony Ride 7 - Black Miles: 3.30Brooks Ravenna 7 Miles: 17.00Brooks Adrenaline 15 - White Miles: 4.00Elliptical Miles: 3.00Saucony Kinvara 6 - White Miles: 15.30
Weight: 150.25
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
18.000.000.000.0018.00

AM Long Run on TM.  After \yesterdays wind storm, its cold outside again, hopefully for last freeze before spring and summer.  2 TM resets, 1 bathroom break, 2 gels (Humas and GU Roctane), and 2 handhelds H20.  Kept it on Variety workout giving some variation to percent grade.  Wore some old Kinvara 4s (Neon Yel.) and felt the reason for retiring the shoes.

18 miles - 2:29:31
 

12 - Saucony Kinvara 4 - Neon Miles: 18.00
Weight: 150.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.300.000.000.003.30

Easy 30 min. recovery at lunch - 3.3 miles in the grassy loops at the church close to work.  Windy, but, decent weather outside.

Saucony Ride 7 - Black Miles: 3.30
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.003.004.000.0013.00

AM - TM run at gym - Mod. 6 miles w/ 3AT cutdown - 46:00.

Lunch run - Track Tues workout on TM at gym -

0.25, 0.5, 0.75, 1, 0.75, 0.5, 0.25 @ 5k (10.5mph)

w/ 1min. rec.  at 8.6mph.

7 total - 45:15

 

12 - Saucony Kinvara 4 - Neon Miles: 7.00Brooks Ravenna 7 Miles: 6.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
9.000.000.000.009.00

AM - recovery run/walk on TM at gym - 4mi. - 38:15.  15minutes of core after.

Lunch run outside - windy but 55 degrees and sunny.  5miles - 44:18.  Feeling tired and hungry.

12 - Saucony Kinvara 4 - Neon Miles: 5.00Brooks Adrenaline 15 - White Miles: 4.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.000.000.000.005.00

AM: 20 min. hilly TM walk at gym, 20 min. eeliptical, 5 min. row, 5 min. core

Lunch - 5mi. run outside - 41:15 in the windy, nasty SLEET :(

Elliptical Miles: 3.00Brooks Ravenna 7 Miles: 5.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.602.000.000.4011.00

AM - easy TM at gym - 6 mi. - 50min.

Health Screen today for Humana - all vitals are fine, looks like

Lunch TM run at gym - build up to MP and 6x20sec. pickups (11mph up to 12 mph)

5mi. total - 35:30

12 - Saucony Kinvara 4 - Neon Miles: 5.00Brooks Ravenna 7 Miles: 6.00
Weight: 0.00
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Race: Hoosier Half Marathon (13.109 Miles) 01:20:19, Place overall: 43, Place in age division: 2
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
2.173.1310.000.0015.30

Half Marathon race at 8am this morning in Bloomington, IN.  Hitched a ride with a couple Quaff guys from Columbus - always enjoyable company with those two.  Got to packet pickup/ race start line roughly an hour prior.  Cold and windy day - conditions less than ideal.  We jogged some WU - about 2 miles - and dropped off the heavy clothes at the truck.  The race is part of NIRCA events every year, so there's a ton of college guys in running clubs (not scholarship or anything, but, still pretty solid) toeing the line.  Hilly course, with some strong winds along northern stretches of course.  I quickly see my place in this crowd as I am about 50th after a downhill first half mile at 5:40 pace.  I feel every bit of the suffering shown in the last 5k's splits - I pulled back a little bit as the tough rolling portion of the final 2 miles started.

Hilly Course shown in splits: 604, 547, 614, 613, 542, 604, 555, 549, 619, 617, 615, 627, 628, 603

Passed through 10 mi. in about 60:20, but, really struggled with the last 5k. 

1:20:19 for 43rd place.  The funny thing is that this was also 2nd in 30-39 AG  Most of the guys in front were NIRCA/college kids.

Saucony Kinvara 6 - White Miles: 15.30
Weight: 150.50
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
52.078.1314.000.4074.60
12 - Saucony Kinvara 4 - Neon Miles: 35.00Saucony Ride 7 - Black Miles: 3.30Brooks Ravenna 7 Miles: 17.00Brooks Adrenaline 15 - White Miles: 4.00Elliptical Miles: 3.00Saucony Kinvara 6 - White Miles: 15.30
Weight: 150.25
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