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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: 226.11 Year: 1025.72
LunaRacer 3 Lifetime Miles: 531.45
NB 1400 Lifetime Miles: 263.90
Asics DS Trainer Lifetime Miles: 67.50
Mizuno Ekiden Lifetime Miles: 122.20
Asics Electro 33 Lifetime Miles: 256.30
Launch 2 Lifetime Miles: 367.60
Ride 7 Blue Lifetime Miles: 279.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.0010.000.000.0014.00

10 mile tempo @ marathon pace.

Conditions were 82 F w/ 75 F dew point, so I was really just hoping not to crash and burn again. I decided to take the first couple miles easier, get into a groove until 6 miles, and then if I was still feeling okay to push it the last 4. I averaged 6:20 the first 6 (#2 was 6:29, fell asleep a little bit) and I actually felt good still. I upped the tempo and went through the last 4 in 6:04, 6:09, 6:09, 5:58. Wow. No overheating. I felt like I could keep going awhile. My shoes got soggy at mile 7 but my legs seemed to go numb and it didn't matter. Final time 1:02:20 for 6:14 average. I've never felt so proud about an effort like this. I figure I've only got 3 or 4 more weeks of heat and then I can start pushing the paces and find out exactly what kind of shape I'm in. Winter is coming.

Also, this is my first week over 70 miles. It's been a pleasant surprise to find that training hasn't been a big drain on my family life. I seem to find ways to sneak in a few extra miles here and there, and suddenly I'm going from 60 to 70 to 75 and it's not taking a lot of time. I think I can get to 80 and keep roughly the same schedule.

NB 1400 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
10.000.000.000.0010.00

AM - 6 easy. Weighed in pre-run at 149.6, my first under 150. That's 10 lbs off since May.

PM - 4 easy with Rylie. Strangely had a major sugar crash with a mile to go and felt like I could barely stand. But I had given Rylie a granola bar to play with (she gnaws on them without mercy), so I ate that and felt a bit better. She looked at me accusingly when I took it from her, but I think she forgives me.

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
8.000.000.000.008.00

8 easy

Ride 7 Blue Miles: 8.00
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 - 7 easy

PM - 5 easy w/ Rylie. The weather is a-changing. This was the first run I didn't have to wring loads of sweat out of my clothes.

Launch 2 Miles: 12.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.000.005.000.009.00

5xcruise mile @ roughly 1/2 pace. 1:00 rests. Added 2x30s sprints on the way home. Conditions were 74 F/73 dew point, so a slight break in humidity.

Full 3 mile warm-up with a couple of pick ups and strides. Then 5:53, 5:44, 5:51, 5:49, 5:37. I think i could have run #1, 3 & 4 about 5 secs faster each, but all this overheating business has made me cautious. 

NB 1400 Miles: 9.00
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. I realized I could squeeze another mile in each morning if I'm a little more efficient with my routine. Should add an easy 5 miles to my week.

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
14.000.000.000.0014.00

AM - 10 easy. 7:19 avg

PM - 4 easy

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
59.0010.005.000.0074.00
Launch 2 Miles: 36.00Ride 7 Blue Miles: 15.00NB 1400 Miles: 23.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00
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