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Mill Race Marathon 2013

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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:

Win the Race Series

8/11/18:  Hot Hot 100k in Morehead, KY - DNF at 10hrs/70k

9/8/18: Lake Cumberland Half Marathon - 4th Place - 1:27

9/22/18: Mill Race Marathon in Columbus, IN - 14th place - 3:06:55

10/6/18 and 10/13/18: Series 5k's - 3rd and 1st

10/21: Columbus, OH Marathon - 3:09:51

11/3/2018: Indy Monumental Marathon - 2:55:50 (Bandit)

11/10/18: Tunnel Hill 100 mile - Drop Down to 50mi. - 8:39

Thanksgiving Day: Series 8k

12/2/18 and 12/9/18: Series 5k's

Start Training for Spring Marathons: Carmel and Boston

 

 

Long-Term Running Goals:

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: 100.90 Year: 3242.29
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: 963.25
Saucony Iso Lifetime Miles: 71.80
Blue Clifton 4 Lifetime Miles: 762.15
Red Peregrine 7a Lifetime Miles: 150.80
Red Peregrine 7b Lifetime Miles: 127.60
Hoka Clifton 5 Lifetime Miles: 753.77
Brooks Adrenaline - Navy Lifetime Miles: 153.24
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
28.4928.720.000.0057.21
Vilano Road Bike Miles: 33.45Brooks Ravenna 3 - Red Miles: 4.00Brooks Ghost 4 - Red Miles: 8.0013 - Brooks Adrenaline GTS 13 - Blue Miles: 41.21Ravenna 4 - Black And Red Miles: 4.00
Weight: 151.60
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
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PM: bike ride of most of the Mill Race Marathon course.  Nothing at a pace fast enough to call anything beyond "spinning".  Out for a nice ride enjoying the day and researching my "opponent" for Saturday.  33.45 miles - 2:18:40 of moving time.

Vilano Road Bike Miles: 33.45
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
12.000.000.000.0012.00

AM: 45-50 degrees - nice crisp morning easy run: 8mi. - 1:03:50. Taper week

PM1: 60 degrees - a beautiful sunny fall day.  4 miles easy with the dog - 33:22.  Another dog got loose and attacked.  It took only 2 kicks to get him to quit growling and trying to bite Indy.  Poor owner...not really, I cussed her out, too.  My favorite is the dog owner who somehow loses hold of the leash and then comes running up behind their dog and says - "oh, he's friendly, he doesn't bite", while at the same time the loose dog is growling and trying to bite my dog's neck. 

Brooks Ravenna 3 - Red Miles: 4.00Brooks Ghost 4 - Red Miles: 8.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.832.500.000.006.33

PM: 6.33 mi. w/ 5x0.5mi. @ MP ~3:15s.  Mileage number for today is what my pace needs to be for a 2:52 Saturday :) (6:33)

13 - Brooks Adrenaline GTS 13 - Blue Miles: 6.33
Weight: 152.20
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.000.000.000.004.00

PM: easy 4 miles - 32:52.  Ate alot of carbs today.  Way over calorie count, but I'm thinking I should be in the last couple days in order to carb load.  Got my Boston acceptance email today, so I'm in.  Now, as long as no more babies are coming in April... We are currently not expecting. 

Ravenna 4 - Black And Red Miles: 4.00
Weight: 150.80
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Off - Tapering sucks

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.660.000.000.007.66

PM: easy jog downtown to race expo - 7.66mi.- 1:04

13 - Brooks Adrenaline GTS 13 - Blue Miles: 7.66
Weight: 151.80
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Race: Mill Race Marathon 2013 (26.219 Miles) 02:59:14, Place overall: 12, Place in age division: 3
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
1.0026.220.000.0027.22

Ouch - another failure on the marathon attempt:

The race was an inaugral event in my hometown, and it was awesome to get to run on the closed down roads that I train on daily.  Turned out to be a huge event with about 600 in the full and 2500 in the half.  A random finisher of the half or full would win Cummins diesel engine truck!  (~50k value) - I did not win :)

Anyway, the race went a lot like some of the other marathons I have run.  Great for 20 miles, then not so great.  In training, I have been running a whole lot more mileage, and long runs at marathon pace.  Everything I had been doing looked like it was telling me that a 2:52:xx was my target.  So, I set out to run that time.  

First 20: 6:35, 31, 33, 45, 32, 28, 35, 35, 31, 34, 37, 37, 36, 32, 30, 30, 40, 26, 34, 38

Last 10k: 6:49, 7:01, 7:15, 7:25, 7:50, 8:18, 3:13 for 0.39

This is the worst I remember feeling at the end of a marathon in a while.  People later said that the temperature climbed in to the warm range near the end of the marathon... I don't remember feeling it get warmer, but I certainly remember how dead I was by about mile 22.  Check out the pace graph :)

http://connect.garmin.com/activity/382700673

Additional comments after reflection time:

I carried 3 GUs with me with specific plans to eat one at 7-8mi., half and a caffeinated gel between 16-18mi.  I probably should've had one more for about mile 22-23.  I remember feeling like I was in trouble around 20 mi. and for some reason told myself to plow on through the water stops.  There was even a critical point at mile 23.5 where there were GUs and some nutrition to consume - this spot would've saved me, I think.  I also realized that I only remember one aid station with sports drink.  I would've been doing alot better with more early on and throughout the race and a couple more gels...  probably... I did not race smart.  After 12 of these things you would think I would know better - I hate to say it, but this one was another learning experience instead of a victory.  Right now, its hard to stomach the idea of going through this again Nov. 2 :(   I guess it would help if I were able to walk.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
28.4928.720.000.0057.21
Vilano Road Bike Miles: 33.45Brooks Ravenna 3 - Red Miles: 4.00Brooks Ghost 4 - Red Miles: 8.0013 - Brooks Adrenaline GTS 13 - Blue Miles: 41.21Ravenna 4 - Black And Red Miles: 4.00
Weight: 151.60
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