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Louisville Deby Festival Marathon

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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.

 

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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
17.2126.352.880.0046.44
Brooks Ravenna 3 - Blue Miles: 2.0314 - Brooks Adrenaline GTS 14 - Blue Miles: 11.81Brooks Ghost 4 - Red Miles: 3.00Brooks Glyerin 10 - Blue Miles: 3.0015 - Brooks Glycerin 11 - Blue Miles: 26.60
Weight: 150.00
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OFF - making sure I'm recovered from this "race" - pretending like it was my final workout for the Louisville Marathon on April 19!  Looking at the splits and assessing the condition of legs and fatigue, I feel like I just ran a MP workout for 10 miles and then jogged for 16 miles in Carmel... oh wait, that's what I did :)

Louisville Marathon on April 19 it is!

Lemons??  I'm gonna make lemonade! :)

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One more day off and really hitting the recovery hard - 45 minutes of foam roliing and stretching.  Icing off and off all day.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.760.002.500.008.26

PM: easy 2 mi. jog right after work around the neighborhood.

Test of the legs today with a high intensity but low volume track workout with the QuaffON! guys.

PM2: Tuesday track workout:

4x200, 2x400, 800, 2x400, 4x200 - full recoveries, and all at 5k pace: 40-42 on the 200s, 82-84 on the 400s, 2:44 on the 800

CD jog afterward - all systems go - feeling good!!

Brooks Ravenna 3 - Blue Miles: 2.0314 - Brooks Adrenaline GTS 14 - Blue Miles: 6.23
Weight: 151.00
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Easy 3 miles after work - no watch.  Feeling good (the 3 days off actually recovered some cummulative pains and they're gone!) - yeah!!  Tapering for real this week :)

Brooks Ghost 4 - Red Miles: 3.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.200.000.000.003.20

PM: easy 3.2 - 25:30

14 - Brooks Adrenaline GTS 14 - Blue Miles: 3.20
Weight: 151.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
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AM: easy 2.38mi. with a pickup - 17:52

PM: easy 3 mi. 4xstr. - 24:30

Carb load and ready to go tomorrow - no whole box of brown rice this time.  Sticking to the basics.  Scetti and nanas

Brooks Glyerin 10 - Blue Miles: 3.0014 - Brooks Adrenaline GTS 14 - Blue Miles: 2.38
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Race: Louisville Deby Festival Marathon (26.219 Miles) 02:58:56, Place overall: 26, Place in age division: 6
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0.2526.350.000.0026.60

My Spring Marathon curse continues.  I kind of got lucky and got an actual race bib (for Free) from someone who had to back out of the half marathon at the last minute - thank you facebook and all the random run clubs' groups on there, and especially the person who gave it to me!!  So I was Samantha Steele and I was wearing a half marathon bib.  I only got yelled out 3 or 4 times by race volunteers at the half/full splits... :)  I'm just glad the bomb squad didn't tackle me at some point!

Caught up with Tim Proctor and a couple random strangers prior to getting in the corral.  Tim was going for sub -1:18 in the half!  I warmed up a bit by jog-weaving in and out of the crowd in the corral about 15 minutes before the start.  I made a conscious effort to go out at a pace that felt comfortable, whatever that might be.  Fortunately, it was about 6:30's.  This course is pretty neat - it goes through (around the infield) of Churchill downs, and through mostly nice shaded neighborhoods in downtown Louisville.  I found a group of guys to latch on to at about 6:30's, but had to leave them when we started hitting a couple of 6:38-40's.  Which was wierd, because they came back later on at sub 6:30 in a hilly portion of the course.  Yes - the dreaded Iroquois park is a part of this course.  Fortunately, it was in reverse of the difficult lap direction.  So, you climb from 8.5 to 10.4, and then a huge climb from 11.5 to 12.25, and then rolling hills (mostly down) through the next 3.25 miles.  Unfortunately the second place female was right in front of me a decent size group of guys.  She happened to be wearing a tutu!!  Well, this really threw me, and several other guys off apparently and we decided that we were'nt going to get left in the dust by a girl in a tutu !! :)

6:29, 28, 31, 38, 31, 28, 34, 13, 23, 31, 26, 53, 36, 43, 31, 25, 39, 54, Girl in tut has crushed my spirits !!

I realized at this point that I was in trouble.  I had put too much effort in through these hills trying to keep up with the group and tutu.  I try force down a horrible chocolate Clif Gel or two.  I won't use these again - even with water, they are very hard to get down.  The strawberry and mocha caffeine clif gels were awesome however, and really went down easily and propelled me on to fight through later in the race. 

It got ugly after that, but I was really giving a good fighting effort:  7:02, 7:23, 7:31, 7:35, 7:31, 7:04, 7:19, 7:13, and 2:27 for the final 0.35 miles.  2:58:56 for 26.35 miles

Take aways: Struggled in the second half. 1:25:40 first half, 1:33:16 for second half -- Apparently, still learning about what works for me nutritionally, and where my current fitness level is (compared to where I want it to be, or where it was when I PRed).

http://connect.garmin.com/activity/482921846

Good luck to everybody in Boston tomorrow - I am jealous!!

 

15 - Brooks Glycerin 11 - Blue Miles: 26.60
Weight: 148.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
17.2126.352.880.0046.44
Brooks Ravenna 3 - Blue Miles: 2.0314 - Brooks Adrenaline GTS 14 - Blue Miles: 11.81Brooks Ghost 4 - Red Miles: 3.00Brooks Glyerin 10 - Blue Miles: 3.0015 - Brooks Glycerin 11 - Blue Miles: 26.60
Weight: 150.00
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