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Carmel Marathon

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Location:

Columbus,IN,US

Member Since:

Jun 13, 2011

Gender:

Male

Goal Type:

Boston Qualifier

Running Accomplishments:

Tunnel Hill 100M - Nov. 12 - DQed - 70.1M - 13:25:29

28 Marathons -- PR - 2:48:53 (Fall 2014)

26 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:

Half Mar < 80

100M < 24hrs

Upcoming Races

Hoosier Half - 4/8/17 Fail

Carmel Marathon Pacing - 4/22/17 Paced 3:25 group - 3:21:XX (Good?)

Indy 500 Fest. Half - 5/6/17

DWD 50M - 5/13/17

Seymour Half - 5/20/17

Kettle Moraine 100mi. - 6/3/17

Long-Term Running Goals:

R2R2R Run in Grand Canyon

100M < 17hrs

50M < 7.5hrs

Marathon < 2:45

Half Marathon < 1:17

5k < 17

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

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: 89.40 Month: 431.97 Year: 1260.05
Barefoot Running Lifetime Miles: 4.00
Swimming Lifetime Miles: 6.20
Stationary Bike Lifetime Miles: 91.10
Grand Canyon Hiking Lifetime Miles: 71.20
IN State Park Hiking/Trail Running Lifetime Miles: 217.95
Elliptical Lifetime Miles: 81.50
12 - Saucony Kinvara 4 - Neon Lifetime Miles: 537.72
Vilano Road Bike Lifetime Miles: 964.88
16 - Saucony Kinvara 3 - Black/Red/Neon Lifetime Miles: 274.25
17 - Salomon Speedcross 3 - Black Lifetime Miles: 439.86
Vilano Bike On Mag Trainer Lifetime Miles: 125.25
New Balance 870v3 Lifetime Miles: 656.49
Saucony A5 - Green Lifetime Miles: 104.64
Saucony Peregrine - Black Lifetime Miles: 296.39
Saucony Kinvara 6 - White Lifetime Miles: 503.11
Saucony Ride 7 - Black Lifetime Miles: 785.86
Brooks Adrenaline 15 - White Lifetime Miles: 713.73
Brooks Ravenna 7 Lifetime Miles: 774.28
Saucony Triumph Lifetime Miles: 640.08
Saucony Omni 13 - Black Lifetime Miles: 572.07
Saucony Ride 9 - Blue Lifetime Miles: 680.38
Hoka Clifton 3 Lifetime Miles: 480.35
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
27.7031.200.000.0058.90
Brooks Ravenna 3 - Blue Miles: 56.70IN State Park Hiking/Trail Running Miles: 2.20Blue Nishiki 10 Speed Bike Miles: 7.00
Weight: 151.50
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
13.200.000.000.0013.20

12PM - 9 mi. Terrace Lake out and back - approx. 8:30-8:50 mi. - super easy jog - no watch

2.2 mi. hike at Brown Co. Park Trail No. 10 (rugged - not really though)- this felt harder than the run :)

1 hr nap at 6p

7p - easy 2 mi. real slow with dog

 Taper Week... Carmel on Saturday!  Good luck in Boston tomorrow, everybody!

Brooks Ravenna 3 - Blue Miles: 11.00IN State Park Hiking/Trail Running Miles: 2.20
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
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Off running - shockingly, I was able to get to sleep early as well :)

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
2.505.000.000.007.50

Pacing - 1 mi. WU, 2mi. MP, 0.5 rec, 2mi. MP, 1mi. rec, 1mi. MP

These felt a little stressful mentally - I kept looking at my watch... Rode the bike after eating to calm down.

I'm just tense about this weekend, I think.  I anticipate a start similar to what Jake's description of Boston was like (not quite that fast ofcourse :) ).  Everybody will be running like idiots :)   My focus will be to not be one of those idiots :)

Blue Nishiki 10 Speed Bike Miles: 7.00Brooks Ravenna 3 - Blue Miles: 7.50
Weight: 152.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.000.000.000.007.00

7 mi. easy - 4 w/ dog and 3 later in the evening

Brooks Ravenna 3 - Blue Miles: 7.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
2.500.000.000.002.50

PM - easy 2.5

Brooks Ravenna 3 - Blue Miles: 2.50
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
2.000.000.000.002.00

Easy 2 mi. w/ strides - Carmel Marathon tomorrow!

Brooks Ravenna 3 - Blue Miles: 2.00
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Race: Carmel Marathon (26.2 Miles) 02:57:39, Place overall: 18, Place in age division: 4
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.5026.200.000.0026.70

Perfect conditions for this 7:30 am race in Carmel, IN.  Combined with an extremely flat course, the temp was about 45-50 degrees and overcast throughout the whole race.  Nathan met me and Tiff at the start line about 15 minutes before to give me my packet, that he had so graciously picked up at the expo the night before.  Got a half mile of jog/strides before making my to the spot right in front of the 3:05 pace group - hoping not to ever see them :)

Turned that I didn't :)  Started off with goal in mind to run 6:45s as long as I could, in an effort to break 3 hrs for the first time...

This plan worked out gr8.  A couple of slow miles at 4 and 5 where Nathan and I and another guy were chatting were made up for with several miles in the 6:30s scattered throughout.  In fact, it wasn't until mile 22 that I hit the wall and really started slowing:

6:39, 6:41, 6:51,6:53, 6:55, 6:46, 6:37, 6:39, 6:45, 6:40, 6:45, 6:35, 6:40, 6:45, 6:30, 6:41, 6:39, 6:39, 6:35, 6:33, 6:35, 6:49, 6:51, 7:10, 7:14, 7:12, 2:00

Nathan did great,also.  He broke his PR by about 9 minutes. :)

PR by about 11:51 and broke that 3 hr mark -- 2:57:39!  Extremely pleased with this result.  Hopefully this time is good enough to get in to Boston 2013?!?   ;)


 

Brooks Ravenna 3 - Blue Miles: 26.70
Weight: 151.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
27.7031.200.000.0058.90
Brooks Ravenna 3 - Blue Miles: 56.70IN State Park Hiking/Trail Running Miles: 2.20Blue Nishiki 10 Speed Bike Miles: 7.00
Weight: 151.50
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