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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: 37.20 Month: 216.15 Year: 216.15
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: 234.75
Saucony A5 - Green Lifetime Miles: 180.34
Saucony Peregrine - Black Lifetime Miles: 426.07
Saucony Kinvara 6 - White Lifetime Miles: 635.80
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: 752.55
CLIFTON 4 Blue 2 Lifetime Miles: 727.43
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
52.5419.160.000.0071.70
13 - Brooks Adrenaline GTS 13 - Blue Miles: 15.7414 - Brooks Adrenaline GTS 14 - Blue Miles: 37.6012 - Saucony Kinvara 4 - Neon Miles: 18.36
Weight: 152.20
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
11.600.000.000.0011.60

Went for this run earlier in the day and felt like trash - jogged back home and put it off - 1.6mi.

4pm - 10mi. easy pace - 1:18:57.  Felt alot better after digesting some of the bad food from yesterday.  I also feel a bit of acold coming on... :(  The weather has gotten to be perfect now - about 70 degrees and sunny this afternoon.

13 - Brooks Adrenaline GTS 13 - Blue Miles: 11.60
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
13.605.000.000.0018.60

PM: long run.  Off work today - enjoyed sleeping in, lots of time with the youngster, and a decent long run.  House to Grandview Lake, the loop, and back - 18.6mi. w/ 5mi. MP - the lake loop is pretty hilly, so a moderate pace required a bit more than a moderate effort.  A bit under 7 min. for most of the loop:

8:25, 8:20, 8:01, 8:05, 7:58, 7:41, 7:13, 6:51, 6:42, 6:54, 6:56, 6:46, 7:19, 7:19, 7:27, 7:50, 7:59, 7:57, 4:51 for 0.6

18.6mi. - 2:20:33 for a 7:36 average

Practiced with the gels, but wasn't really a good simulation since I didn't have water.  Started hurting a bit near the end.

http://connect.garmin.com/activity/390575951

 

14 - Brooks Adrenaline GTS 14 - Blue Miles: 18.60
Weight: 150.60
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OFF - limit the number of "filler" runs until after run IMM (well, hopefully) and recovered.  Long Run tomorrow to or from work, weather depending

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
19.000.000.000.0019.00

Long Run home from work in PM since it was raining this morning.  The extra recovery time from Monday was prob. a good thing also.

http://connect.garmin.com/activity/391435874

I started hurting pretty bad after 15 miles, but this run was much more enjoyable in daylight.

19 mi. - 2:24:20.  I kept it in about 7-7:30 range easily enough until about 15 mi.

Good recovery activities tonight.

14 - Brooks Adrenaline GTS 14 - Blue Miles: 19.00
Weight: 151.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.140.000.000.004.14

AM: easy jog over to the carpool meet spot to get a ride to work. 40 degrees with a eerie looking harvest moon partially hidden behind some clouds this morning.  4.14mi. - 35:18

Not as sore as I though I'd be after yesterday.  Good recovery activiites last night: protein, stretching and icing.

13 - Brooks Adrenaline GTS 13 - Blue Miles: 4.14
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.151.000.000.004.15

easy 30 min. w/ a couple half mile MP pickups.  I literally decided to go run the Indy Half tomorrow during this run :). ate alot and bad today, so, we'll see.

12 - Saucony Kinvara 4 - Neon Miles: 4.15
Weight: 0.00
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Race: Indy Half Marathon (13.109 Miles) 01:21:05, Place overall: 3, Place in age division: 1
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
1.0513.160.000.0014.21

8:30 am race in Fort Ben State Park in Lawrence, IN (Indy).  45 deg. and raining (lightly).  I ran this race bandit since it was 85 dol. and they didnt want to take debit card at day of registration.  I decided to run this race last night, but had been toying iwth the idea since Sept.'s Marathon, and started planning the Monumental training. 

Half PR on this course!  Since it has 2 nice climbs in it, and the splits really suffered in those segments, I'm thinking a flat course PR might be faster.  

To start this race, you climb starting from about 0.5 miles up through mile 3:  6:13, 20, 27 (end climb #1).

Miles 4 thru 10-11 are flat, so:  6:06, 01, 05, 06, 05, 04, 09, 24 (hill#2), 6:06, and a strong finish.  I didn't realize it the whole race, but the numbers were really down this year, so I wound passing the 3rd place guy with about a half a mile left: 0:55.6 for last 0.16mi.

1:21:07 on Garmin, but my numb fingers wouldn't press the button after crossing the line.  I looked down at a 1:21:05 as I crossed. 

http://connect.garmin.com/activity/392518385

This race is usually soft, and was even more so this year.  The winner only ran a 1:20:0X - the usually winner is in the 1:15 range at least.  The full marathon winning time was 2:44:XX.  This race is well done and run by organizers, but is scheduled at a bad time - its right in the middle of the early fall Boston Qualifying races and the late fall NY and IMM races.  It is in a good spot to run the half in prep for IMM for me.

 A lot of positives today for me - learning some things that worked for me that can be translated to the marathon in 2 weeks:  I know I can run low 2:50's with good weather, but the correct fueling has got to be there, both before and during race.  Today, I hit alot of the gatorade stops and was really making sure to get calories/carbs in every 30 minutes (minimum).  I did not do that great in the week leading up to today on the diet, but the main thing that really was different was the amount of time allowed before the race with food. Light on the coffee intake and a banana (at most) about 1.5 hours from the start. 

Not feeling too sore, either - so I think the fueling was good.  It really helped that it was below 50 degrees, also, I suspect.  5k race tomorrow will be a good indicator of how hard today really was on me...

Pics at finish line - The compression sleeves make me look like Arnold ...

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
52.5419.160.000.0071.70
13 - Brooks Adrenaline GTS 13 - Blue Miles: 15.7414 - Brooks Adrenaline GTS 14 - Blue Miles: 37.6012 - Saucony Kinvara 4 - Neon Miles: 18.36
Weight: 152.20
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