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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: 66.30 Month: 272.30 Year: 2586.96
Mizuno Ekiden Lifetime Miles: 202.70
Lunaracer 3 Lifetime Miles: 506.80
Triumph 3 Lifetime Miles: 884.30
Streak 6 Lifetime Miles: 402.50
Saucony Zealot Lifetime Miles: 433.00
Boston 6 Lifetime Miles: 137.40
Flyknit Streaks Lifetime Miles: 24.30
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
132.500.006.2515.70154.45
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.000.000.000.005.00

AM - 5 miles around Springville. I should be able to hit 50-60 this week.

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10.000.000.000.0010.00

Went to the track with Miki to get her back in the swing of things, then headed up Hobblecreek Canyon. 10 miles at a moderate pace, probably 6:50 - 6:55. It felt good, and legs feel fine.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.500.000.000.006.50

AM - An easy 3.5 this morning. Enjoyed the light rain - I always like running in the rain.

PM - Miki got sick, so I spent most of the evening taking care of her. Got a short 3-miler in before bed.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.000.000.000.0010.00

AM - Woke up a little earlier to get more miles in. Did an easy to moderate 7, 48:30.

PM - Added an easy 3 this evening.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.000.000.000.007.00

AM - Woke up early again for an easy 7. We're moving out of our apartment today and tomorrow, have to say I am way excited. Our current place is awful.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.000.000.000.008.00

Today was the big moving day, so I got up early to get some miles in. Didn't realize there was a race in Springville, but I kinda ran through the middle of it. I thought I saw some of the FRB gals, but wasn't sure.

Anyway, it was rainy so I loved the run. We need more rain around here. Unfortunately, we were moving stuff well past midnight and I didn't get more miles in.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.000.000.000.008.00

AM - My watch is packed away, so I'm estimating a conservative 5 miles for this run. I think the total time was more like 36 or 37 minutes, but I'll call it 5 for now.

PM - Had a late night but added 3 miles. Things are feeling good. 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
11.000.000.000.0011.00

AM - Woke up early for a 7.5 miler. Headed down 500 N to the river trail and back.

PM - Added an easy 3.5 this evening.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
9.100.000.000.009.10

AM - Did the loop around 900 E and University Ave, had the watch today and it turns out to be closer to 5.1. Everything's feeling great.

PM - Added 4 more tonight up 900 E.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.500.006.250.0012.75

AM - Met w/ Sasha & Jeff at 5:30 this morning to do a tempo run. That's way too early for me... but it had to be done.

So Sasha suggested keeping it at a slower pace (5:40) since I've had some troubles lately with the outer Achilles', but bump up the distance to 7.5 if I could handle it. The first mile felt a little rusty, but the 5:38 didn't feel terribly hard. The next mile was 5:39 and I had shaken off the rust and was feeling pretty good. Mile 3 included a turnaround and was 5:41. We sped up a little here to a 5:33 fourth mile -- I didn't have my watch with me, so these are Sasha's measurements.

By the end of the fourth mile I was starting to get tired and wanted to stop at 5, but Sasha said NO and I said "Fine, 6," and he said "six and a quarter" and I was too tired to object. Mile 5 was something like 5:42 and I lost a lot of momentum at the turnaround. I wanted to stop, but Sasha kept shouting at me to keep going and I believe mile 6 was 5:44. I kicked a little at the end of the final quarter, but I'm not sure what it was. The 10k was somewhere around 35:05 - 35:10, which is a PR.

Now, I've never been a puker and never wanted/needed to puke after any workouts or races ever in my life. But something got into me and I felt AWFUL the rest of the run. Once we were at Sasha's house it overwhelmed me and I finally hurled on the sidewalk by his house (sorry Sasha).

It's funny, I drank a little Coke before the run (I'm going to get hammered for admitting that, but I drink pop before I run all the time.) and coming back up it actually tasted pretty good. I hate puking, but as it was happening I was thinking, "Well it could be a lot worse. At least the flavor's still there."

Splits from the tempo, as best as I can remember:

1 - 5:38

2 - 5:39 (11:17)

3 - 5:41 (16:58, turnaround)

4 - 5:33 (22:31)

5 - 5:42 (28:13)

6 - 5:44 (33:57, 5:39.5 avg.)

6.25 - ????

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.900.000.000.006.90

AM - Ran to Sasha's house and he joined me for about 3 miles. I need to measure it on the course tool, but I'm estimating 6.9 miles.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
13.000.000.000.0013.00

Did 13 miles in 1:31:00, kept the pace pretty consistent. It feels like the endurance is coming back after my low-mileage weeks, I felt good at the end, like another 5 wouldn't have been much trouble.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.000.000.000.007.00

AM - 7 easy miles this morning.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
11.000.000.000.0011.00

AM - 4 easy miles this morning.

PM - Added 7 easy miles. Very hot evening, but it's kinda refreshing.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.000.000.000.0010.00

AM - 4 easy miles. Tried to keep it flat today and rest up the legs a bit.

PM - Added a comfortable 6 miles tonight. I love night running in the summer. 

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0.000.000.000.000.00

Some things came up today and a run didn't happen.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
1.500.000.0010.6012.10

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Race: Wasatch Back Relay 00:00:00, Place overall: 2
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
2.000.000.005.107.10

I'll write my report as I have time, so I apologize if it breaks off in random places.

I had the 3rd leg and was pretty pumped for the start of the race. I watched Jeff and Hayden rock their legs in the heat, and was ready to do the same. It didn't happen that way, unfortunately, and I'm not sure what happened.

The first mile was fine... The first mile was a reasonably steep uphill, but I came through in about 5:45. The second mile was flatter, but by this point I was starting to have some stomach issues and the heat was getting to me. I think I came through in 5:45, thinking that it felt harder than it should have. The third mile I slowed noticeably to 5:57 and I was struggling. 6:24 and 6:45 carried me through the final two miles. The final 0.6 might have been a little faster, Sasha came back and pushed me through the final quarter, but the short of it is that I dropped the ball on this leg.

So I brooded over the next few hours trying to rehydrate and get ready for my next one.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
132.500.006.2515.70154.45
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