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January 17, 2019

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New Orleans,LA,

Member Since:

Dec 12, 2007



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)

HM - 1:10:19 (Houston 2018)

Marathon - 2:29:15 (Kentucky Derby 2018)

Short-Term Running Goals:

1) TBD at Houston Marathon 2019

2) TBD at Grandma's 2019 ( the way too-early goal is 2:23:xx)

Long-Term Running Goals:

Olympic Trials Qualifier


Married, working, training. 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: 26.88 Month: 160.63 Year: 160.63
Mizuno Ekiden Lifetime Miles: 242.45
Lunaracer 3 Lifetime Miles: 506.80
Triumph 3 Lifetime Miles: 1002.30
Streak 6 Lifetime Miles: 535.40
Saucony Zealot Lifetime Miles: 763.40
Boston 6 Lifetime Miles: 344.90
Flyknit Streaks Lifetime Miles: 110.25
Peg 35s Lifetime Miles: 385.10
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance

1 week to go.

3 miles warmup, 1 @ HMP, 4 @ MP, 1 @ HMP. 1:00 rests


22:36 (5:43, 5:40, 5:35, 5:38)


I've been trying to teach myself to run midfoot at MP, but I think that's a mistake. I've had a bit of quad soreness the last couple weeks, and it seems to be from trying to force my form in this way. My quads started to complain in the first 2 miles of the MP segment, and overall it was uncomfortable. I went up on my toes the last couple miles, and I went faster while working less. I'm concerned my calves won't hold up to that much pounding in the real thing, but I have a gut feeling I'm going to wear out faster if I run flat on my feet.

Streak 6 Miles: 12.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00
From Jason D on Wed, Apr 25, 2018 at 20:42:08 from

What have you been doing for your long run tempos as far as foot strike? That's probably your best indication. It looks like from your more recent entry you are tapering. What's your marathon again?

From Tyler on Thu, Apr 26, 2018 at 06:29:36 from

Kentucky Derby this Saturday! I'm pretty stoked. 5:40/mi is right where I start to switch to a forefoot strike. Early season long tempos I was going forefoot, but I tried to teach myself to keep the mid-foot strike to save my calves.

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