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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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Miles:This week: 32.30 Month: 103.00 Year: 3294.42
Barefoot Running Lifetime Miles: 4.00
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Stationary Bike Lifetime Miles: 96.10
Grand Canyon Hiking Lifetime Miles: 71.20
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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
37.5523.000.000.0060.55
New Balance 870v3 Miles: 7.00Saucony Ride 7 - Black Miles: 8.00Brooks Ravenna 7 Miles: 7.35Elliptical Miles: 1.00Brooks Adrenaline 15 - White Miles: 11.20Saucony Kinvara 6 - White Miles: 27.00
Weight: 148.90
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.000.000.000.007.00

Easy 7 miles - Tipton Marina and back.  45 degrees and windy/overcast.  About an hour mostly in the grass.

New Balance 870v3 Miles: 7.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.350.000.000.0010.35

AM - easy 30 minutes on TM - 3.25 miles

Lunch - easy 4.75 miles on TM at gym - 36:40.  Still raining.

Evening jog - feeling like trash after over eating... 2 miles slow with some walking

Saucony Ride 7 - Black Miles: 8.00Brooks Ravenna 7 Miles: 2.35
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.203.000.000.0011.20

AM - gym elliptical - 10 minutes.  10 minutes foam rolling and stretching

PM: Track Tues - Taper Week style: 6x800MP w/ 400m jog.  Jogged home at easy pace.  Feeling a little more fatigue than I would like. Tomorrow needs to be really easy/off.  11.2 total - about 1:30

Elliptical Miles: 1.00Brooks Adrenaline 15 - White Miles: 11.20
Weight: 150.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
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Day off - Almost did it - went down the street and turned around. 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.000.000.000.005.00

Lunch run - easy 5mile loop behind golf course and back down Burkhart -  41 min.

Walked 1 mile at 2p with the work walkers.  Solid stroll - 15:37

Brooks Ravenna 7 Miles: 5.00
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Off - Taper

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Race: Carmel Marathon (26.219 Miles) 02:59:59, Place overall: 17, Place in age division: 7
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.0020.000.000.0027.00

Friday night packet pickup in Carmel, IN at the Monon Center.  The young Bell family's first trip to a marathon over night trip.  We have 2 boys - a 1 year old and a 3 year old.  An hour and half car ride is about the limit for the 1 year old, and a strange hotel room is still scary.  I counted on not sleeping, which is no big deal since I normally don't the night before race, anyway.  I have run this race almost every year.  Its a flat, decent shaded course through nice neighborhoods.  Its well run and usually not too crowded in the tight spots.  Really nothing to stand in the way of a PR, except myself and maybe some weather issues

Saturday morning race - 48 degrees and sunny at the start, with little wind.  6:25-6:35 pace for something in the 2:49-2:52 range is the goal.  A solid group of a couple guys get in to that pace early on and I feel fine staying with them.  around 4 or 5 miles, the kiss of death finds the group (for me, anyway) in the form of a young lady who is fresh off OTQ in LA (where she placed 30th).  We chat and sneakily find ourselves in the 6:18-6:25 range over several miles.  This prooves to be downfall, as we hit a couple of light rollers at this pace and I start to feel taxed.  I don't realize it completely at this point, but, this is where I blew it.  I finally let them go at about 12 miles, and started to get worse immediately.

First Half Splits:   6:27, 6:24, 28, 18, 29, 33, 27, 27 32, 20, 25, 20, 34 - 1:24:44 for 10th place

Wheels really don't fall off completely until 18 miles or so:

6:38, 29, 42, 47, 56, 7:03, 6:58, 7:08, 7:18, 7:43, 8:05, 8:26, 7:45, 2:17 for 0.34 miles

The temperature turned to about 60-65 (it felt hot) after the course emerged from the shaded trail, and turned on to the industrial park (big business office buildings - Carmel is upscale hoity-toity) and the long exposed sections on those streets. It is here that I really begin to struggle.  I have stupidly not worn any kind of hat, and have shed my shirt.  The sun beats me down, no doubt.   About 5 people pass me.  I even see them struggle and barely maintain lead on me for a while, but, drop even more as I begin to struggle worse.  These kind of conditions (not that they're that severe) turn my gut into a gut cramp, gargling, horrible mess with anything I put in there.  

The partial is only 6:45 pace, but, it feels like a sprint - I came around the last corner with roughly a quarter left, and see I can still somehow make it under 3 hrs.  Barely... :)  Another solid 1:25 / 1:35 -- +10min. marathon in the books - 2:59:59 for 17th

Can't help but think that I should make it a rule that my target marathons can only be in colder weather - like nothing over 45 degrees.  

 

Saucony Kinvara 6 - White Miles: 27.00
Weight: 147.80
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
37.5523.000.000.0060.55
New Balance 870v3 Miles: 7.00Saucony Ride 7 - Black Miles: 8.00Brooks Ravenna 7 Miles: 7.35Elliptical Miles: 1.00Brooks Adrenaline 15 - White Miles: 11.20Saucony Kinvara 6 - White Miles: 27.00
Weight: 148.90
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