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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: 0.00 Year: 1208.82
LunaRacer 3 Lifetime Miles: 531.45
NB 1400 Lifetime Miles: 311.00
Asics DS Trainer Lifetime Miles: 67.50
Mizuno Ekiden Lifetime Miles: 122.20
Asics Electro 33 Lifetime Miles: 256.30
Launch 2 Lifetime Miles: 448.60
Ride 7 Blue Lifetime Miles: 329.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

6 easy

Ride 7 Blue 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
11.000.000.000.0011.00

AM - 7 easy

PM - 4 easy. Legs are thrashed from yesterday.

Launch 2 Miles: 11.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.000.006.000.0014.00

AM - 4 easy

PM - 6xcruise miles @ threshold pace (1:00 rests) + 2x30s sprints. Conditions were ~82 F w/ 66 dew point and cooling as the sun set. I had a ~10 mph breeze that was a direct headwind one direction.

Results: 5:24, 5:34, 5:23, 5:39, 5:28, 5:56.

I was surprised the wind affected me so much; I felt like I couldn't quite get into rhythm against it, and my form broke down. My left calf/Achilles has been bothering me and I seemed to favor it, but only into the wind. The reps with the wind felt relatively easy.

Also, on the first rep I felt like I was moving in slow motion. Maybe an effect of running in daylight after so many runs in the dark. My Garmin said I was on 5:00 pace through the first quarter and I was seriously doubting it. It felt like 6:00 pace. But not in an easy way, it was more like one of those dreams where you're running as hard as you can and not going anywhere.

I'm stoked to have a few miles in the 5:20s. It felt awesome. I was wiped out after #5, so #6 into the wind wasn't an honest effort, I just wanted to push through and hit sub-6. My fitness is coming around, but I obviously didn't have enough to keep up the effort for 6 miles. 

I was planning to race a 1/2 at the end of the month, but I don't know that it's worth the $100 to run slow. I'm leaning heavily towards bagging it. The next 1/2 would be in December with a little prize money incentive.

NB 1400 Miles: 10.00Ride 7 Blue Miles: 4.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.000.000.000.007.00

AM - 7 easy

Ride 7 Blue Miles: 7.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.000.000.000.007.00

7 easy

Launch 2 Miles: 7.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
14.000.000.000.0014.00

AM - 10 easy

PM - 4 easy w/ Rylie

Launch 2 Miles: 14.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
53.000.006.000.0059.00
Launch 2 Miles: 32.00Ride 7 Blue Miles: 17.00NB 1400 Miles: 10.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00
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