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Location:

New Orleans,LA,

Member Since:

Dec 12, 2007

Gender:

Male

Goal Type:

Olympic Trials Qualifier

Running Accomplishments:

800m - 2:02.4h (2014)

1500m - 3:59.9h (2014)

3k (indoor) - 8:45.79 (2009)

5k - 14:53.45 (Portland Track Festival 2014)

8k XC - 25:09.86 (Sundodger 2011)

10k XC - 31:31 (WWU Invite 2011)

Short-Term Running Goals:

2015 is set to be a year of firsts. First half, first full. My goals are:

1) Stay healthy

2) <14:40 5k - After injury and illness, outdoor is scrapped

3) Feel out what I can do for the half and full. UPDATE: I'll focus on the half in the rest of 2015, finishing up with Las Vegas in November. I'm setting my goal at 1:08 for that race.

Tentative race schedule:

Fun with the Fuzz 5k (April) - 3rd, 15:40

WWU Vernachia 5k (May) - 15:24

ScotiaBank Half (June) - 1:13:11

Sundodger 8k (Sept)

Bellingham Bay Half (Sept)

Dawg Dash 10k (Oct)

Las Vegas Half (Nov)

Long-Term Running Goals:

<1:05 Half marathon

and

<2:18 Marathon

Personal:

Married, working, expecting. While my wife has nixed all future attempts to grow glorious mustaches, she has been supportive of my crazy running dreams. Life is good.

Favorite Blogs:

Miles:This week: 0.00 Month: 229.11 Year: 773.61
LunaRacer 3 Lifetime Miles: 521.45
NB 1400 Lifetime Miles: 204.90
Asics DS Trainer Lifetime Miles: 67.50
Mizuno Ekiden Lifetime Miles: 122.20
Asics Electro 33 Lifetime Miles: 256.30
Launch 2 Lifetime Miles: 281.60
Ride 7 Blue Lifetime Miles: 182.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.0010.000.000.0013.00

Workout: 6 mile tempo, 5 min rest, 4 mile tempo. All at somewhere between half and marathon pace.

I was about to say the weather was kind to me, but I just checked the conditions and they are about normal. 81-83 F, 76 dew point. There was cloud cover as well, so that's a bonus.

I opted to be nice to my legs and wore trainers. I've been having some pain in my left achilles and felt the pace would be too slow to justify flats anyway. I figured 6:15s would be a good target for this and set out with that in mind. First 6 in 37:57 for just under 6:20 pace. I felt okay but heavy by the end. I had a tailwind miles 3, 4 & 5 and my shoes filled up with sweat. After a 5:00 jog break I got going on the next 4 and slowed to 6:30 pace. 26:04. Again I felt okay but slowed down by my heavy feet. 

Ride 7 Blue Miles: 13.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.000.000.000.0010.00

10 easy

Launch 2 Miles: 10.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00
Add Comment
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.000.000.000.0010.00

AM - 6 easy

PM - 4 easy

Ride 7 Blue Miles: 10.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.000.000.001.006.00

AM - 6 miles including 8x40s levee sprints. I felt fantastic today. Took a day off to take care of some things at home -- maybe I should go to an every-other-day training schedule.

Launch 2 Miles: 6.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.000.000.000.0010.00

AM - 6 easy.

PM - 4 easy

Launch 2 Miles: 10.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
12.000.000.000.0012.00

AM - 6 miles. I waited till after the Olympic marathon was over and got going at around 10:15. Conditions were terrible (88 F, 78 dew point) and I really struggled. I had the dreaded tailwind on the way home and it thrashed me. I might have slowed to 9:00 pace, and I took my temperature when I got home: 103.0 F. Remind me never to do this again.

PM - 6 miles easy. Better conditions, better run. I really feel yesterday's workout in my legs.

Ride 7 Blue Miles: 12.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00
Add Comment
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
50.0010.000.001.0061.00
Ride 7 Blue Miles: 35.00Launch 2 Miles: 26.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00
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