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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.

 

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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
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
28.0011.0011.850.0050.85
Saucony Guide 7 Miles: 12.00Elliptical Miles: 1.50Ravenna 5 - Red Miles: 3.00Saucony Ride 7 - Black Miles: 8.75Saucony Kinvara 6 - White Miles: 27.10
Weight: 143.20
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
2.650.009.350.0012.00

PM Double Race Series at Beck's Mill (Salem, IN ?).  5k TH first, 10k TH second, an hour later.  Huge hill at start and some rolling going on on both courses (different out and backs)  100 ft. of gain on first half mile andthen rolling.  TH effort on 5k - 18:30 ish, and 10k - 37:00 ish.  Good final tune up for Marathons and a big fall schedule.

12 mi. total - about 85 minutes total

Saucony Guide 7 Miles: 12.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
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Yikes - hurting left leg.  gym time - elliptical 10 min. and lots of rolling and stretching.

Elliptical Miles: 1.50
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.000.000.000.003.00

lunch - easy jog over to gym, stretch and foam roll and jog back to work

Ravenna 5 - Red Miles: 3.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.000.002.500.006.50

Lunch time run over to gym, TM run 4x0.5mi.HMP, 2x0.25mi. MP, foam rolling and stretching and then jog back to office.  playin it safe after thinking I had injured myself Sunday.

Saucony Ride 7 - Black Miles: 6.50
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.000.000.000.000.00

Off - This left leg groin/quad (ITB) thing is worrying me. 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
2.250.000.000.002.25

Easy 2.25 mi. jog at lunch at work.  Left leg is still tight...

 

Saucony Ride 7 - Black Miles: 2.25
Weight: 0.00
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Race: Mill Race Marathon (26.219 Miles) 03:04:19, Place overall: 8, Place in age division: 1
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
16.1011.000.000.0027.10

Mill Race Marathon - 7:30am start starting downtown Columbus, IN (my hometown).  I have struggled with this race every year, so, this year (about 1 month ago), I ran the course with most of it at goal race pace (intended to do about 18 @MP).  Turned out to be a good morning that morning and I easily ran it in decent time for me - 2:52 for full 26.2.  

Today, the weather again felt like a decent temperature, but, a deceptive humidity, and ever present 15 mph gust seemed to plague me at every turn.  Another bad day for this race for me.  A couple of the QuaffON guys were even pacing and breaking wind for the first 10k.  6:20's were easy enough while they broke the wind in front of me.  As soon as they split off, and the course made a turn shortly after 10k, a head wind smacked me in the face.  About a half mile of that, and my effort level was noticeably out of MP range.  Dumbly/stubbornly, I pressed on trying to maintain target pace.  I quickly paid the price for my mistake as I tried to take in the first gel- Stomach issues from mile 11 on.  I hovered around 7 min. for a while. started really dropping in to some 7:30's-8:00 in last 10k.  Scared some poor little girl at mile 22-23 aid station.  Tried to drink water and barked/puked in my mouth.  3:04:19 for a GPS 26.6 miles.  My final excuse - the course was long, too.  Tough day. Strange that I have never done well on actual race day for this race.

Saucony Kinvara 6 - White Miles: 27.10
Weight: 143.20
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
28.0011.0011.850.0050.85
Saucony Guide 7 Miles: 12.00Elliptical Miles: 1.50Ravenna 5 - Red Miles: 3.00Saucony Ride 7 - Black Miles: 8.75Saucony Kinvara 6 - White Miles: 27.10
Weight: 143.20
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