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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:

Get back into Ultras. 

8/11/18:  Hot Hot 100k in Morehead, KY

9/8/18: Lake Cumberland Half Marathon

9/22/18: Mill Race Marathon in Columbus, IN

10/13/18: Ind. Trail 50 mile

11/10/18: Tunnel Hill 100 mile

 

 

Long-Term Running Goals:

As many Ultras and adventures in exotic/scenic places as possible:

R2R2R in Grand Canyon, 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.  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.

 

Favorite Blogs:

Miles:This week: 0.00 Month: 125.75 Year: 2638.49
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: 454.46
Vilano Bike On Mag Trainer Lifetime Miles: 125.25
Saucony A5 - Green Lifetime Miles: 119.94
Saucony Peregrine - Black Lifetime Miles: 424.57
Saucony Kinvara 6 - White Lifetime Miles: 584.36
Hoka One Infinite Lifetime Miles: 880.17
Hoka Arahi Lifetime Miles: 937.05
Saucony Iso Lifetime Miles: 71.80
Blue Clifton 4 Lifetime Miles: 762.15
Red Peregrine 7a Lifetime Miles: 118.20
Red Peregrine 7b Lifetime Miles: 127.60
Hoka Clifton 5 Lifetime Miles: 386.30
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
43.7228.2215.341.0088.28
Saucony Kinvara 6 - White Miles: 45.72New Balance 870v3 Miles: 18.86Saucony Kinvara 5 Miles: 19.50Saucony Guide 7 Miles: 4.20
Weight: 145.10
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.0023.220.000.0026.22

AM - last big long run at race pace - run of the actually Mill Race Full course: set up one water bottle around the half.  Started at actually start line around 6:30 am.  Made it a mile in to the park and had to make pit stop number 2 of the morning (will have to make sure this is worked out on race morning - earlier start of eating and morning routine would help).

After this, it was very enjoyable and encouraging.  Carrying handheld with plain water, and eating Roctane GU gels seems to be my best strategy for nutrition.  Today, my stomach was okay - no gut cramps or drops in energy, but, some pretty uncomfortable feelings at times in the gut area.  Took a Clif gel about 15-20min. before and did not drink any coffee.  The Clif's have not agreed with me before, but, have 100mg of caffeine and seemed an acceptable sub for coffee.  Probably will have to make this a little earlier in the morning before race start as well.  Felt alittle soggy/heavy in the gut area for first hour or so.  Maybe something with a little more sodium prior to race as well.

Any way: 6:25-6:30 pace was very manageable.  Had about 65 degrees and fair humidity level throughout the run.  Went 30k and took 2 miles of recovery pace, and then finished off with MP back around 6:30-6:35.  Very encouraging - this is a Mill Race course PR and felt pretty relaxed most of the way.  26.22 mi. - 2:52:38     

Saucony Kinvara 6 - White Miles: 26.22
Weight: 143.80
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.500.000.000.008.50

Off work for Labor Day.  AM easy run to Tipton Lakes and back - 8.5 mi. - 1:13:26.  Not feeling like I killed myself yeserday.  Decent energy levels and a little leg fatigue, but, not totally dead.  Stopped at one of the fortunately placed porta potties at construction sites that seem to be abundant around here this summer.

New Balance 870v3 Miles: 8.50
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.503.003.000.009.50

Lunch run at gym. Original planned outdoor workout, but, 100 degrees convinced me otherwise.  Jog over to gym WU, hopped on TM for 6miles. Alt. 800s (MP/HMP) - 9.6mph / 10.1 mph.  Was all over this workout.  Jog back to office CD

PM attempted run for part 2 of double - fail.  Hurting left groin/IT.  Called it off and walked home.  Foam rolling and stretching for 30 minutes.

Saucony Kinvara 5 Miles: 9.50
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.200.000.000.004.20

Am at gym before work - leftie a little better, but, not quite.  Jog/walk on TM, 2 miles elliptical, 5min. Rowing 

Lunch run at gym - pouring rain. Easy 30 min. On TM - 3.5 miles.

Saucony Guide 7 Miles: 4.20
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.360.003.001.0010.36

AM: TM at gym before work - 6x0.5mi. hills 7mph @ 7% - weak on the hills.  Working on it.  5 mi. total - 43:07

PM lunch run: jog over to RR bridge hill on Burkhart WU - 7x0.1 mi. hill sprints.  Think I saw Nathan driving by?  and strngely, somebody else I know said they saw me (Jeff).  One spot up, and down a hill.  Small world after all

5.36 miles total - 44:07

New Balance 870v3 Miles: 10.36
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.002.000.000.0010.00

AM before work on TM at gym - easy 30 minutes - 3.7 miles. zzzzzzzz

PM Lunch run - 6.3 miles out and back down burkhart. - 2mi. AT for miles 2 and 3.  This was actually an abandoned Seymour to Columbus LR.  Wisely pulled back on the reigns with some pain in lefty and a race (hard workout) tomorrow morning.

Saucony Kinvara 5 Miles: 10.00
Weight: 0.00
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Race: Cheerfund 15k (9.321 Miles) 00:54:57, Place overall: 1, Place in age division: 1
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.160.009.340.0019.50

AM 15k Series Race across town.  Run from house out to Firehouseis about 8.5 miles.  Run most of the way in the dark with the headlamp.  The usual 2nd bathroom stop at Kroger along the way, and easy pace.  Perfect temps - 55 degrees and clear skies.  Maybe a little bit of wind, but, noting too severe.  Pretty cool race set up - Its a 3 loop course with a relay option - there's also an individual 5k and 10k that are staggered start times to try and coincide with the 15k and relay.  The overall "challenge" winner wins a race specific fireman's helmet ( a real helmet with a race logo on it).  Me and another QuaffON! guy lead out from the start and are close for the first couple miles ( I am a little disappointed to look down at a 6:13 first mile).  He's usally much faster than me, and I am surprised that I here him fading as I ease down in to about 5:50 pace on mile 2.  Solo effort the rest of the way.  Its good to have him behind me (running scared) and the relay runners and other races out there spread out over the course throughout, though (its a very flat and boring course).  

Splits: 6:13, 5:51, 5:51, 5:46, 5:48, 5:53, 5:50, 5:51, 6:02, 5:34 pace for 0.34mi. partial.  Mile 1 was chatting with Cole (the QuaffON! guy) and not focusing.  Mile 9 was legitimate fitness shortfall - I was struggling.

15k PR - 54:57

~1mi. CD with Quaff crew (several others there on relays) and got a ride home.

Saucony Kinvara 6 - White Miles: 19.50
Weight: 146.40
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
43.7228.2215.341.0088.28
Saucony Kinvara 6 - White Miles: 45.72New Balance 870v3 Miles: 18.86Saucony Kinvara 5 Miles: 19.50Saucony Guide 7 Miles: 4.20
Weight: 145.10
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