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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.

 

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Miles:This week: 0.00 Month: 0.00 Year: 2719.35
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: 176.24
Saucony Peregrine - Black Lifetime Miles: 426.07
Saucony Kinvara 6 - White Lifetime Miles: 624.30
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: 746.85
CLIFTON 4 Blue 2 Lifetime Miles: 191.78
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
72.842.507.610.0082.95
Vilano Road Bike Miles: 59.8117 - Salomon Speedcross 3 - Black Miles: 9.6714 - Brooks Adrenaline GTS 14 - Blue Miles: 44.1512 - Saucony Kinvara 4 - Neon Miles: 7.0013 - Brooks Adrenaline GTS 13 - Blue Miles: 7.0015 - Brooks Glycerin 11 - Blue Miles: 15.13
Weight: 149.08
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
9.670.000.000.009.67

AM: Brown County State Park - trail running with the group.  moderate effort for the last half.  9.67 miles total in 1:32:33.

AM2: moderate out and back on bike similar to yesterday - harder effort on the way back.  8.18mi. in 23:46.

Vilano Road Bike Miles: 8.1817 - Salomon Speedcross 3 - Black Miles: 9.67
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
19.850.000.000.0019.85

PM run home from work Seymour to Columbus - started this run at 2pm (exactly).  Every bit of 90 degrees the whole way.  struggled to stay cool after running out out water with 5 miles left.  Thanks to the nice fireman at the fire station that was still 3 miles from the house - the water fountain there was the best drought of wate I have ever experienced.  :)  No watch for this slog, but got in to the house as the clock switch ed over to 5:45.  I figure iwth the pee stop and the water stop, my moving average speed was about 8:15-8:30. 

Call it 19.85 miles - 2:45 total.  Definitely sweat out about 5 pounds.

14 - Brooks Adrenaline GTS 14 - Blue Miles: 19.85
Weight: 147.60
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.000.000.000.007.00

AM: easy bike in to work.  about 70 degree average during the 4:45am-6:30am ride.  Stopped several times.  The new blinky safety lights were not working too well and the rear actually bouced off the mount once when I hit a hard bump.  The 4-5 mile section of SR 11 that I frequent on these run adn bike trips needs to have a debris cleaning crew come through.  The amount of road kill, tire fragments, and loose rock is ridiculous.  Shocked that I didn't blow a tire.  19.66 miles total - 1:19:22.  Safe to say that the bike ride is a little easier than the run of the route.

PM: easy 7 mi. around the neighborhood after all the crazy rain downpours.  75 degrees around 8 pm, with some still threatening looking skies.  ran pretty slow - about 9 min. pace, and felt pretty sore most of the way.

12 - Saucony Kinvara 4 - Neon Miles: 7.00Vilano Road Bike Miles: 19.66
Weight: 152.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.300.003.000.0013.30

PM: run to Republic and back down SR 11 home.  3x1mi. @ 10k(?) - I hope this isn't my 10k pace... 6:06/2:30 recvoery, 6:11/2:30 recovery, 6:11.  Feeling strained at this pace right now.  Time to redfine current goals I think.  Got some good volume miles in and the weight is down at least.  Local paper is doing a weekly article/journal on me and some other folks for the Mill Race Marathon in the fall.  Wow - that should be interesting.  I feel like I'm that guy that runs enough and talks about it enough to really annoy non-runners, but I'm not fast enough to really get much thought from actual good runners. :)  

14 - Brooks Adrenaline GTS 14 - Blue Miles: 13.30
Weight: 148.80
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
9.500.001.500.0011.00

AM before work - 3 miles slow and easy - wonderful sunrise, about 65 degrees

PM - bike ride over to dentist and back - hard effort to get there in time - fairly easy most of the way back home - about 75 minutes total.  

did some planks, abs, linges, andsquats pu's back raise, etc - about 15 minutes worth at home.

pm run - 8 mi. - slowly building with 3x0.5 mi. pickups.  looks like what i think my 5k pace should be is really about mile pace... 1hr total on the run

weight is good - feeling some life returning again.  the morning runs need to continue - they really get (and keep) the motor running

Vilano Road Bike Miles: 20.0013 - Brooks Adrenaline GTS 13 - Blue Miles: 3.0014 - Brooks Adrenaline GTS 14 - Blue Miles: 8.00
Weight: 148.80
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.000.000.000.003.00

PM1 - 3 slow and very fatigued/low energy miles right after work... no watch. seriously I could barely make it to the door.  A little scary.

14 - Brooks Adrenaline GTS 14 - Blue Miles: 3.00
Weight: 0.00
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Race: Firecracker 5k (3.107 Miles) 00:18:36, Place overall: 1, Place in age division: 1
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
13.522.503.110.0019.13

AM: CR Series race:  this is the one that is in Tipton Lakes neighborhood about 3.5 miles from the house.  Good morning for running - overcast and about 70 degrees.  Jogged over from the house and ran a bit of the course with some strides to warmup.  About 5 miles of WU, which I liked this time - think I will stick with longer warmups for 5ks from now on.  Anyway, nothing too exciting about the race.  There were a couple high school kids there that did the usual 4:45 pace for about a half a mile and then faded.  Actually had one who I thought looked pretty strong hang with the moderate 5:50 pace for about a mile, but then he actually came to a stop and I never saw him again.  Solo in 1st at 5:50 pace in a 5k is pretty sad :)  The course has a nice little climb in the third mile, so my effort got pretty high on that, but I was pleased to see a time at a bit slower than my time from last year (this year was minus the moster finish kick I had to muster last year to hold off a guy).  5k Race - 18:36 -- Splits: 5:52, 6:01, 5:54 and about 5:40 pace for last bit.  Hoping it translates to a similar 10k performance as last year's around this time.  Finished up and got some water and then went back out for some MP paced stuff - 2mi. at MP - 13:00, jogged a bit and then about another half a mile pickup (about MP) to finish up before the awards were handed out.  CD with a jog back home at about 8:40 pace.  Other than some sore spots on the left leg, I am feeling like I have recovered from Spring and am rounding back in to shape. 

PM: easy bike over to Menard's to pivk up new fuacet head for kitchen sink.  kept really relaxed - 50 minutes for about 12 miles

the little guy was still napping when i got home.  Got to sieze ever one of those opportunities.  Snuck out for an easy 4 mi. jog - about 8:30 pace, after the bike ride.  Very hot outside - 90 degrees and sunny.

Vilano Road Bike Miles: 11.9713 - Brooks Adrenaline GTS 13 - Blue Miles: 4.0015 - Brooks Glycerin 11 - Blue Miles: 15.13
Weight: 148.20
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
72.842.507.610.0082.95
Vilano Road Bike Miles: 59.8117 - Salomon Speedcross 3 - Black Miles: 9.6714 - Brooks Adrenaline GTS 14 - Blue Miles: 44.1512 - Saucony Kinvara 4 - Neon Miles: 7.0013 - Brooks Adrenaline GTS 13 - Blue Miles: 7.0015 - Brooks Glycerin 11 - Blue Miles: 15.13
Weight: 149.08
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