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Rough Trail 50k

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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 - 35:25 (July 2014 - Aided)

5k - 17:28 (Aug. 2015)

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

Short-Term Running Goals:

Get faster at shorter stuff.  Spend more time at home and quit the "Long Stuff"

Indy Mon. Marathon - 11/4/2017 -- Pacing 3:10 group

Run some good 5, 8, 10k this Fall and Winter

Really train for a road marathon again:  Carmel Marathon - 3/31/2018

 

Long-Term Running Goals:

R2R2R in Grand Canyon

Marathon < 2:45

Half Marathon < 1:18

5k < 17

Keep my Long-term Running Goals consistent for more than a month...   Fail

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: 107.10 Year: 3114.22
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: 440.86
Vilano Bike On Mag Trainer Lifetime Miles: 125.25
Saucony A5 - Green Lifetime Miles: 104.64
Saucony Peregrine - Black Lifetime Miles: 424.57
Saucony Kinvara 6 - White Lifetime Miles: 569.36
Saucony Omni 13 - Black Lifetime Miles: 648.37
Saucony Ride 9 - Blue Lifetime Miles: 843.51
Blue Triumphs Lifetime Miles: 692.82
Hoka One Infinite Lifetime Miles: 475.47
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
64.500.002.750.0067.25
Vilano Road Bike Miles: 13.20Saucony Peregrine - Black Miles: 48.25Saucony Ride 7 - Black Miles: 9.00Elliptical Miles: 3.20Brooks Adrenaline 15 - White Miles: 4.00
Weight: 149.80
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
2.500.000.000.002.50

AM: ride to Sycamore Land Trust Trail - about 6.5 miles.  Easy 2 laps on that loop ~ 2.5 miles, and then ride home.  Made it all the way to the neighborhood, got distracted and somehow veered toward curb, where I over corrected, panicked and smashed in to a neighbor's mailbox.  That evil mailbox came out of nowhere!  knocked me off the bike and I smashed on to the ground cracking my helmet.  Yikes.  Stiff neck and some scrapes and bruises.  Lucky I was wearing that helmet!

 

Vilano Road Bike Miles: 13.20Saucony Peregrine - Black Miles: 2.50
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.000.000.000.004.00

Lunch run over to gym, 2mi. easy run on TM, weight training: core, bench press and lat pull downs for about 25 minutes.

Saucony Ride 7 - Black Miles: 4.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.250.000.750.005.00

AM elliptical and stretching at gym: 20minutes - 3.2 miles

Lunch TM run at gym.  ITs fall - gray and chilly outside.

TM - Hill intervals

3x2:00@8%/8mph w/ 1min. rec. jog,
3x2:00@10%/6.7mph w/ 1min.,
3x1:00@3%/10mph w/ 1min.

Elliptical Miles: 3.20Saucony Ride 7 - Black Miles: 5.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
14.000.000.000.0014.00

AM Longish run - Running on grass, drainage ditches, a little bit of golf course and eventual Sycamore Land Trust trail.  Very nice weather - 55-60 degrees and sunny.  HAndheld of water and 2 gels consumed. 

14mi. total - 1:58:X 

Saucony Peregrine - Black Miles: 14.00
Weight: 149.80
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.000.002.000.006.00

PM TM run at gym.  Had some intervals planned today and there is a 30mph wind blowing outside. 

8x0.25mi. @ 11mph with 1min. rec. jog.

Not quite there for this to be a 5k effort aerobically... 6mi. total - 42:40

Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.000.000.000.004.00

Lunch run at gym - TM - 4 miles - 31:25.  I'm a wuss - its 50 deg. but windy...

50K in Red River Gorge tomorrow morning!

Brooks Adrenaline 15 - White Miles: 4.00
Weight: 0.00
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Race: Rough Trail 50k (31.069 Miles) 05:25:53, Place overall: 1, Place in age division: 1
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
31.750.000.000.0031.75

Drove 3 hrs to Red River Gorge - Southeastern Kentucky, from Columbus, IN the night before an early Saturday morning 50k trail race, and intended on camping out in tent.  When I got there at 9p, I didn't have the heart to set up a tent and thought I wouldn't need it... After layering up and climbing in my sleeping bag laid on top of ground pad, I quickly realized I should have set up the tent... and that I had some very loud neighbors at the adjacent park camp site.  After freezing my butt off and getting really annoyed at a couple loud guys (who I should've joined by their fire), I moved on down to another site, and leaned the seat back in the car.  Slept about 4 hours, maybe.  The race morning couldn't come sooner.  It did, and it was pretty cold.  Met up up with a old buddy from youth soccer days and his friend and enjoyed catching up with them before the race.  Warmed by the fire in my scantily cladness (arm wamers and singlet) prior to race, and then, gladly, away we went. 

A large group of 8-10 went out and around the paved campground starting section of the course.  As we got on to trails, the topo changes gradually started.  The group quickly thinned down to 5 by mile 5, and then down to 4 by mile 8.  Fortunately, I had some knowledge of wht would lie ahead.  Rough Trail is just that - rough.  There is constant up and down and several spots with very steep climbing sections.  Combined with a good mix of longer climbs, but, less severe, the course really wore me down.  Energy levels were great on the GU gels and frequent sips of water from handheld.  By mile 18-20, I had opened up a 3 minute lead.  I was surprised to find myself in the lead and evaluated the lead at an out and back section to confirm my pleasant shock.  Confidently, and a little scared, I forged on, and probably should have almost lost the race out of shear stupidity  I was bonking hard core at literally mile 28 and thought about DNFing out at mile 29.  I was extremely lucky that a very generous hiker was passing by and offered a Clif Bar and water.  I almost immediately bounced back and held on to collect the win and... prize $ !! 

Sadly, as I rounded bcak in to the Start/Finish area, I saw a guy who I knew was in 50k, but, had not seen all day ahead of me.  As I came upon him and went to pass, I inquired how he was and pulled the ole "what are u getting for distance" question on him.  When he informed of 27 something, I knew.  I looked down at well over 31.  This less than honest guy cut the course and even tried to claim it at as legit for second place.  I mean, come on, I actually kicked to cross the finish line ahead him... The race director's sorted it out, but, not til after the guy made off with some prize.

I got hang out with the old friend and crush some foods.  Drove home and ate lots of more foods along the way.

Won my first Ultra - Yaaah !

GPS Data:

Split
Time
Distance
Avg Pace
Summary 5:25:53.0 31.27 10:21
1 7:29.8 1.00 7:30
2 8:05.8 1.00 8:06
3 9:15.6 1.00 9:16
4 8:55.2 1.00 8:55
5 11:20.4 1.00 11:20
6 7:47.6 1.00 7:48
7 7:01.2 1.00 7:01
8 7:17.1 1.00 7:17
9 7:29.6 1.00 7:30
10 8:35.6 1.00 8:36
11 9:48.0 1.00 9:48
12 11:36.3 1.00 11:36
13 8:55.8 1.00 8:56
14 7:08.5 1.00 7:09
15 7:07.1 1.00 7:07
16 7:05.0 1.00 7:05
17 9:38.2 1.00 9:38
18 8:57.5 1.00 8:58
19 13:10.5 1.00 13:10
20 9:07.0 1.00 9:07
21 14:14.6 1.00 14:15
22 11:43.8 1.00 11:44
23 10:29.7 1.00 10:30
24 14:37.0 1.00 14:37
25 12:41.2 1.00 12:41
26 16:36.9 1.00 16:37
27 14:08.3 1.00 14:08
28 12:41.7 1.00 12:42
29 14:37.2 1.00 14:37
30 12:07.9 1.00 12:08
31 13:28.5 1.00 13:28
32 2:34.2 0.27 9:32
 
Weather
 
34°
Feels like 34°
3 mph WSW wind
Humidity 51%

Saucony Peregrine - Black Miles: 31.75
Weight: 0.00
Comments(4)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
64.500.002.750.0067.25
Vilano Road Bike Miles: 13.20Saucony Peregrine - Black Miles: 48.25Saucony Ride 7 - Black Miles: 9.00Elliptical Miles: 3.20Brooks Adrenaline 15 - White Miles: 4.00
Weight: 149.80
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