I am one with the levee and the levee with me

May 2018

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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)

HM - 1:10:19 (Houston 2018)

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

Short-Term Running Goals:

1) sub-2:25 at Houston Marathon 2019

2) 1:08 half

Long-Term Running Goals:

Olympic Trials Qualifier

Personal:

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: 35.00 Month: 236.60 Year: 2936.11
Mizuno Ekiden Lifetime Miles: 223.20
Lunaracer 3 Lifetime Miles: 506.80
Triumph 3 Lifetime Miles: 932.30
Streak 6 Lifetime Miles: 445.60
Saucony Zealot Lifetime Miles: 573.90
Boston 6 Lifetime Miles: 210.40
Flyknit Streaks Lifetime Miles: 24.30
Peg 35s Lifetime Miles: 15.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
144.003.000.003.00150.00
Saucony Zealot Miles: 76.00Triumph 3 Miles: 64.00Lunaracer 3 Miles: 10.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.000.000.000.004.00

4 easy, new shoes. Legs not sore but not 100%  yet.

Saucony Zealot 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
4.000.000.000.004.00

4 easy

Triumph 3 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
6.000.000.000.006.00

6 easy

Saucony Zealot 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
6.000.000.000.006.00

6 easy

Triumph 3 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
6.000.000.000.006.00

6 easy + weights. Started a gym membership to work on strength this summer. I'm horribly weak. 3 sets of 5-6 each on squats (95 lbs), deadlift (95 lbs), bench (115 lbs) and chin-ups. It's really sad how badly those squats wrecked me.

Saucony Zealot 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
0.000.000.000.000.00

Off

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. My legs are starting to feel pretty good again.

Triumph 3 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
6.000.000.000.006.00

6 on the levee with 5 x strides. Kept the pace honest, but no watch.

Saucony Zealot 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
0.000.000.000.000.00

Did not run due to excessive laziness.

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 miles fairly moderate. No watch. 5 x strides.

Saucony Zealot 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
6.000.000.000.006.00

6 easy, no watch.

Triumph 3 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

10 steady, including 8 x 200m levee sprints. 6:43 avg. Dew point was 75F, and it didn't feel too bad. That's promising.

Added weights later.

Saucony Zealot 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
10.000.000.000.0010.00

10 easy

Triumph 3 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
5.003.000.000.008.00

8 miles steady. I heard someone call this type of run an "aerobic builder," and I like that phrase. I ran about 1 mile very easy, then dropped to ~6:30 pace through 4 miles, then 3 miles in 6:04, 5:54, 6:00. Final mile included 4 x strides. Avg pace = 6:28.

The humidity was about as high as it gets this morning. The 3 miles at 6:00 pace were a little out of my comfort zone thanks to the heat, but overall this was a nice stimulus. 

Saucony Zealot 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
8.000.000.000.008.00

2 miles to the gym, lifted squats/deadlift/hips, then 6 more. 7:24 avg.

Triumph 3 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

12 moderate. 7:50 opening mile and 6:51 overall avg. Got a sprinkling of rain in the middle that kept me cool. Skipped strides since my legs are a little sore from lifting and I don't want to add too many stressors all at once.

Saucony Zealot 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
8.000.000.000.008.00

8 easy, no watch. Estimating ~7:00 avg.

Saucony Zealot 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

12 easy, 7:14 avg.

Triumph 3 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
7.000.000.003.0010.00

I met up with the Power Miler club for their Tuesday workout. Been wanting to do this for a long while. My wife and kids are out of town, so was a good opportunity to do it.

Their workout was a fartlek with 2 sets of 3-2-2-1-1-1 mins on w/ 45s rest, and 3:00 between sets. I was thinking we'd more or less cruise the segments since it's very early summer, but they really hammered them. I haven't checked my Garmin data yet, but I'm estimating close to or under 5:00 pace for the "on" portions.

I fell off the pace after the first set. I'm just not ready to run that hard, especially not in the heat/humity. It was 88/73 at the start of our run. I overheated early and the second set was a death march.

Lunaracer 3 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
10.000.000.000.0010.00

10 very, very easy. I am totally wiped out from last night, and this run was brutal just to get through. Shoes were squishy by mile 6. Estimating >8:00 avg.

Triumph 3 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 + 4 x strides.

Saucony Zealot 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
144.003.000.003.00150.00
Saucony Zealot Miles: 76.00Triumph 3 Miles: 64.00Lunaracer 3 Miles: 10.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00
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