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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 - 36:30 Unaided // 35:25 (July 2014 - Aided)

5k - 17:28 (Aug. 2015)

1mi. - 4:58 (July 2014 - Track)

Short-Term Running Goals:

Marathon < 2:47

Half Mar. < 79

10k < 36

5k < 17:20

 

 

Long-Term Running Goals:

R2R2R in Grand Canyon

Marathon < 2:37 (< 6min. pace)

Half Marathon < 1:15 (< 5:45 pace)

Top 10 in Bluegrass 10k

5k < 16:30 (< 5:20 pace)

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: 0.00 Month: 0.00 Year: 1920.59
Barefoot Running Lifetime Miles: 4.00
Swimming Lifetime Miles: 6.20
Stationary Bike Lifetime Miles: 96.10
Grand Canyon Hiking Lifetime Miles: 71.20
IN State Park Hiking/Trail Running Lifetime Miles: 217.95
Elliptical Lifetime Miles: 81.50
Vilano Road Bike Lifetime Miles: 964.88
17 - Salomon Speedcross 3 - Black Lifetime Miles: 448.96
Vilano Bike On Mag Trainer Lifetime Miles: 125.25
Saucony A5 - Green Lifetime Miles: 111.94
Saucony Peregrine - Black Lifetime Miles: 424.57
Saucony Kinvara 6 - White Lifetime Miles: 584.36
Hoka One Infinite Lifetime Miles: 835.17
Hoka Arahi Lifetime Miles: 937.05
Saucony Iso Lifetime Miles: 71.80
Blue Clifton 4 Lifetime Miles: 683.55
Red Peregrine 7a Lifetime Miles: 51.30
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
52.7510.006.000.0068.75
Brooks Ravenna 3 - Blue Miles: 10.00Brooks Glyerin 10 - Blue Miles: 7.00Vilano Road Bike Miles: 53.72New Balance Trail - Black Miles: 26.00Saucony Kinvara 2 - Black/Gold Miles: 15.50Ravenna 4 - Black And Red Miles: 1.00
Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
11.004.002.000.0017.00

AM: 10 mi. - easy pace - 1:22:30

PM:  6mi. easy bike out to Grandview Lake - 25 min.

Loop run around Grandview Lake in the beautiful weather.  Cutdown:

7mi. cutdown - 46:40 (7:40, 6:55, 6:36, 6:38, 6:28, 6:14, 6:07)

http://connect.garmin.com/activity/349891498

6mi. easy bike back home - 20 min.

Brooks Ravenna 3 - Blue Miles: 10.00Brooks Glyerin 10 - Blue Miles: 7.00Vilano Road Bike Miles: 12.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
13.000.000.000.0013.00

AM - 20.42 mi. bike (mostly transportation miles) - 1:15:30

PM strength training - 20 minutes of various leg and core exercises

PM - 13 miles easy pace - 1:45:21

I'm pretty sore.  That's 3 consecutive >3 hr days

New Balance Trail - Black Miles: 13.00Vilano Road Bike Miles: 20.42
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.500.000.000.006.50

PM: easy ~hr 6.5 mi. - 57:00.  Recovery day

Saucony Kinvara 2 - Black/Gold Miles: 6.50
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.000.004.000.009.00

PM: track workout - 2 mi. WU w/ strides, 4x1mi. - 5:48, 5:41, 5:40, 5:37 w/ 2:30-3:00 rec. jogs.  I was hurting a little bit in the legs throughout the workout.  I've been neglecting recovery of some minor pains.  Easy next 2 days before trail marathon.  Hoorah for the 300+ mile month!

Saucony Kinvara 2 - Black/Gold Miles: 9.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
1.250.000.000.001.25

Vilano Road Bike Miles: 13.80
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.000.000.000.000.00

Easy 7.5mi. bike after dinner ~ 25 min..  I had every intention of jogging over to midnight race in town and running the 5k as a tempo run, and then jogging back for an 11 mile night, but... I fell asleep.  Yes, I am officially old.  Fell asleep at 9:30pm on a Friday night.  Not only that, but I slept through the alarm the next morning to drive to Indy.  I woke up just in time to drive up and run the Eagle Creek Trail Race, fortunately.

Vilano Road Bike Miles: 7.50
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
16.006.000.000.0022.00

Woke up late, didn't have time to eat breakfast.  Ate 2 bananas on the hour drive up to Indy.  Eagle Creek Trail Race started at 7:30a.  I had no intention of racing this race hard - this was to be a long run on soft surface as part of marathon training.  Originally started the race as a full marathon entrant, but, I opted out and switched to the half marathon. This course is a repeat of a half marathon distance out and back course around a nice lake area in the park, on 80% trails and 10% pavement/10% gravel.  Sponsors North Face, Cliff and a bunch of others made for good post race loot, but the single track with all the other race distances was porrly organized and not optimal for racers.  

Race - Running in third place mile 3-7 with the guy I have come to rememberas the orange ravenna 3 guy.  He surged ahead at a pace I could not handle at about 7 or 8 miles.  Right around that same time, a chatty but pleasant fellow who seemed to be ready to surge ahead, passed by me, slowly (more later on that).  Miles 7 - 11 were single track with the slower people going the opposite direction and I complete lost contact with oth of these guys through that section.  This was pretty awful, I'm not going to lie.  Momentum killers with dodging and weaving and stopping... Whatever - Anyway, it was probably good that that slowed me down and that I opted out of the second loop.  I knew this wasn't a "race" for me and I was okay with that at this point.  I kept telling myself - this is not the race you're training for...  :)

12.77mi. - 1:48:47.  This was 13th place in the half and 2nd age group - Loot: North Face water bottle, interesting plaque, medal/bottle opener, North Face T, and North face neon sleeves(my first pair of these things that the elites wear).  :)

So, out of curiosity, I stayed to watch the marathon winner come in, who was surprisingly the chatty guy I had hung with for a little while on the first loop! :)  The first and second place guys had been a little over a mile ahead after the first loop.  This guy came in at something like 3:30 and had put about 5 minutes on second place (whoever that was) Guess I shoulda stuck with the marathon? :)

~1.25 of slow jogging to and from the car after

 PM: 6mi. MP - 40 min. 1 up, 1 down - feeling pretty strong and surprisingly not sore after this morning.  Did this run at 4pm in about 85 degrees.  Loops around the neighborhood.  What is people's problem around here?  I'm always friendly to people in the neighborhood.  I had a guy stare me down as I ran by on one of the loops, so I gave a friendly wave.  This guy (younger, thuggish looking guy that I've waved to before) This guy spits at me and continues to stare me down.  The neighbors just ignore me and look away.  Whatever.  8mi. total - 56:34

Ravenna 4 - Black And Red Miles: 1.00New Balance Trail - Black Miles: 13.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
52.7510.006.000.0068.75
Brooks Ravenna 3 - Blue Miles: 10.00Brooks Glyerin 10 - Blue Miles: 7.00Vilano Road Bike Miles: 53.72New Balance Trail - Black Miles: 26.00Saucony Kinvara 2 - Black/Gold Miles: 15.50Ravenna 4 - Black And Red Miles: 1.00
Weight: 0.00
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