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Location:

Columbus,IN,US

Member Since:

Jun 13, 2011

Gender:

Male

Goal Type:

Boston Qualifier

Running Accomplishments:

A bunch of 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:

 

5/16: G. Canyon - R2R2RGot It!! (about 13 hours)

6/22: Series 5k - 17:xx   17:47

9/28: Mill Race Marathon - 2:49:xx

11/9: Tunnel Hill 100 - Let's Finish the distance !  

 

Long-Term Running Goals:

R2R2R in Grand Canyon  5/18/19 

Wonderland Trail, JMT,

Marathon < 2:45

Half Marathon < 1:18

Top 10 in Bluegrass 10k

5k < 17

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, now 4 and 6.  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: 18.30 Month: 256.95 Year: 1815.83
Barefoot Running Lifetime Miles: 4.00
Swimming Lifetime Miles: 6.20
Elliptical Lifetime Miles: 81.50
Vilano Road Bike Lifetime Miles: 964.88
Vilano Bike On Mag Trainer Lifetime Miles: 125.25
Saucony A5 - Green Lifetime Miles: 165.24
Saucony Peregrine - Black Lifetime Miles: 426.07
Saucony Kinvara 6 - White Lifetime Miles: 613.66
Hoka One Infinite Lifetime Miles: 891.17
Red Peregrine Velcro Lifetime Miles: 267.10
Red Peregrine NO Velcro Lifetime Miles: 133.30
Clifton 4 Blue 1 Lifetime Miles: 128.60
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
70.100.009.540.9080.54
Swimming Miles: 0.16Brooks Ghost 4 - Blue Miles: 14.37Saucony Kinvara 2 - Black/Gold Miles: 11.06Brooks Ghost 4 - Red Miles: 7.71Ravenna 4 - Black And Red Miles: 10.00Vilano Road Bike Miles: 12.6012 - Saucony Kinvara 4 - Neon Miles: 20.20Brooks Glyerin 10 - Blue Miles: 3.20
Weight: 148.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.740.000.400.0011.14

AM - easy 7 mi., super slow and then some swimming.  250m in the neighborhood pool.  After choking on water twice, I had had enough.

PM - night time run around the hood to look at the big moon - 4mi. easy w/ 5xstrides @ mi. pace - 33:12

Swimming Miles: 0.16Brooks Ghost 4 - Blue Miles: 7.08Saucony Kinvara 2 - Black/Gold Miles: 4.06
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
15.430.000.000.0015.43

early AM - got up and left at 5:30a this morning to run.  First time in a while that early - my body didn't like it :)  10 mi. super slow - 1:28:45

PM: another attempt at biking FFY tri course with Nathan - this time he got a flat tire! :)

the ride is cursed!  Anyway, we had ridden about 2.7 mi. out when this happened, so we ran back... only Nathan has bike shoes for his speed clip pedals.  He ran back barefoot on the chip seal CR200!

An interesting evening to say the least :)  So it really wound up being another 5.43 mi. easy after we jogged a bit in Tipton Lakes neighborhood.  Feeling pretty tired today all in all.

Brooks Ghost 4 - Red Miles: 5.43Ravenna 4 - Black And Red Miles: 10.00Vilano Road Bike Miles: 2.80
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.550.004.000.5010.05

PM track workout - the heat has really turned me into a whiny little wimp.  90 degrees today and the workout quality of appearance suffered.  Either I am in terrible shape, or the heat and recent sickness + higher volume is playing havoc with me.  Effort level was around LT for the mile repeats and puky level for the 200s

warmup jog over to track

4x1mi. - 6:02, 6:02, 6:03, 6:01  -- I really wanted these to be like 5:40 and lower (10 days out from target 10k, but the effort level would've left me doing about 2 of the reps and feeling sick

4x200m - 31, 31, 33, 28

cooldown jog home

Yikes - this doesn't bode well for my 5k/10k goals I had in mind for the next couple weeks...

PM2 - night run with the dog - 2.3mi. - 22 min

Brooks Ghost 4 - Red Miles: 2.2812 - Saucony Kinvara 4 - Neon Miles: 7.77
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.200.000.000.003.20

PM: easy 3.2 mi.  There have been storms all day

Brooks Glyerin 10 - Blue Miles: 3.20
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.000.002.000.007.00

PM Track workout in the heat - Sunny and 90 degrees.

 8x0.25mi. - 77,78,76,77, 80,79,76,77

Good news is I'm keeping the body weight low.  Bad news is , my times are super slow in the heat, and I just flat out do not feel that great fitness wise.

 

Saucony Kinvara 2 - Black/Gold Miles: 7.00
Weight: 148.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.140.000.000.157.29

AM run before Jude's 6 wk appointment for his shots! - 3.14 mi. w/ a pickup at the end.  Jude did not like getting stuck :(

PM - bike ride to CVS to pick up a prescription for the Jude man - ~10 mi. in about 35 minutes (watch error)

PM run w/ the dog - 4.15 mi. - w/ 5x20-30 sec. strides

57 minutes of run total

Brooks Ghost 4 - Blue Miles: 7.29Vilano Road Bike Miles: 9.80
Weight: 0.00
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Race: Firecracker 5k (3.107 Miles) 00:18:27, Place overall: 3, Place in age division: 1
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
23.040.003.140.2526.43

AM: 5k race in Tipton Lakes neighborhood.  about 3.5 mile jog over to the race from the house and then some strides to WU,

5k Race: Alot of the usual crowd was there with a couple less regular but well known guys.

Mile 1 is always interesting - so many people (of all ages today) go out way too fast - today was no different.  I ran a very similar race to what I ran last year - a slight improvement.  There's a nasty hill after a sharp turn around at about 2 miles.  Mostly, I was really pleased with how I finished today - A couple guys were nipping on my heels around 2.5 mi. (after the hill) and one actually went passed... a nice kick at the end to pass him - that really hurt. 

5k Race - 18:27 -- 5:49, 6:00, 5:57, 0:40.6 for 0.14mi.

I was actually a second slower than last year in this race... ?  :(

Anyway, a little cool down mile with the other members of QuaffON race team, and jogged it home - 5.29mi. 45min.

PM easy run - 14mi. with Nathan on the people trail from hospital to TL Marina. - 1:56:30

We got rained on for about 5 minutes, but the it was 20 degrees cooler than it has been - it felt wonderful! :) 

Nathan did 10 more miles after that...

http://connect.garmin.com/activity/335223942#

12 - Saucony Kinvara 4 - Neon Miles: 12.43
Weight: 148.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
70.100.009.540.9080.54
Swimming Miles: 0.16Brooks Ghost 4 - Blue Miles: 14.37Saucony Kinvara 2 - Black/Gold Miles: 11.06Brooks Ghost 4 - Red Miles: 7.71Ravenna 4 - Black And Red Miles: 10.00Vilano Road Bike Miles: 12.6012 - Saucony Kinvara 4 - Neon Miles: 20.20Brooks Glyerin 10 - Blue Miles: 3.20
Weight: 148.00
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