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July 2019

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Location:

New Orleans,LA,

Member Since:

Dec 12, 2007

Gender:

Male

Goal Type:

Olympic Trials Qualifier

Running Accomplishments:

1500m - 3:59.9h (2014)

5000m - 14:53.45 (Portland Track Festival 2014)

8k XC - 25:09 (Sundodger 2011)

10k XC - 31:31 (WWU Invite 2011)

HM - 1:10:19 (Houston 2018)

Marathon - 2:28:39 (Houston 2019)

Short-Term Running Goals:

1) Low-31s Crescent City Classic (April 20)

Sub-32 and beat the local guys, Azalea Trail Run (March 23)

2) 1:08:xx Indy Mini Marathon (May 4)

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

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.

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Miles:This week: 0.00 Month: 0.00 Year: 1876.49
Mizuno Ekiden Lifetime Miles: 260.15
Streak 6 Lifetime Miles: 535.40
Boston 6 Lifetime Miles: 506.05
Flyknit Streaks Lifetime Miles: 300.80
Saucony Zealot 3 (green) Lifetime Miles: 520.60
Flyknit VFs Lifetime Miles: 72.00
Saucony Zealot 3 (green X 2) Lifetime Miles: 361.85
Nike Zoom Fly Lifetime Miles: 199.00
Saucony Ride Iso Lifetime Miles: 7.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
122.253.002.750.00128.00
Saucony Zealot 3 (green) Miles: 56.00Saucony Zealot 3 (green X 2) Miles: 26.00Nike Zoom Fly Miles: 46.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
12.000.000.000.0012.00

12 easy. Hammy is a little tight. No pain, just tight. Suppose that's the new normal?

Saucony Zealot 3 (green) 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
12.000.000.000.0012.00

12 easy. Either I'm losing my mind or I'm acclimatizing. Local stations say it was 80+ with a 77F dew point this morning. I felt relatively cool.

Saucony Zealot 3 (green X 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
11.000.001.000.0012.00

12 easy with 5 x 1:00 on/off. Easing back into some quality. Everything seemed to hold up fine.

Nike Zoom Fly 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
12.000.000.000.0012.00

12 easy

Saucony Zealot 3 (green) 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

Saucony Zealot 3 (green) 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
10.000.000.000.0010.00

10 on the tready. 6:53 average. My heartrate was >160 at the end of the run, quite a bit high for me. 

Nike Zoom Fly Miles: 10.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00
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10.000.000.000.0010.00

10 on the tready. 6:58 overall average.

Saucony Zealot 3 (green) 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
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AM - 6 easy

PM - 6 easy in Brewton, Alabama. We decided to leave ahead of the storm and found an Airbnb in this little town. I wandered around on my run trying to find a good route. Ended up meandering through a couple of parks, over a long boardwalk, and heading a little ways down the highway. The park was quite nice for such a small town.

Saucony Zealot 3 (green) Miles: 6.00Saucony Zealot 3 (green X 2) 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
10.250.001.750.0012.00

Found a nice route out of Brewton. Ran passed their Coastal Alabama Community College campus and through the rolling hills of the country. Added 10 x 1:00 on/off, and the legs responded well. I was concerned about the hammy on the downhills, but I actually only felt it tighten on the uphills. 6:4x overall average.

I'm blown away by the parks in this little town. There's an enormous park across from the community college with a 1.25 mile paved loop. Just an open grass park with big pine trees scattered throughout. A little fishing pond in the middle. I did a couple laps on the way back. This evening we took the kids to another enormous park on the other side of town. Similar layout, but this one had a relatively new fenced-in playground, splash pad, and arcade. The arcade was free today. Something the town does every few months. 

Nike Zoom Fly 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 in Brewton. Drove back home tonight.

Saucony Zealot 3 (green X 2) 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

8 easy

Saucony Zealot 3 (green) 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
9.003.000.000.0012.00

3 x 1 mile in 6:16, 6:08, 6:10. Easing into things. No complaints from the legs beyond the usual aches and pains.

I think it's time to start ramping up the volume. I'm still getting aches from the lower right leg, but I'm not sure at this point whether it's posterior tib or shin splints. Dull ache instead of the sharp pain the tib had been giving me. For the most part, no pain while running. I figure I can either live in fear of it or (intelligently) ramp things up and see how it responds.

Nike Zoom Fly Miles: 12.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00
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I spoke too soon. I went out for a run yesterday morning and the posterior tib flared right away. Sharp pain. No doubt it's the tendon.

I don't see any option besides taking extended time off. I've been trying to rehab while limiting myself to easy pace for 2.5 months, and with just 3 light speed sessions it's come back fully. Gotta get it right so it stays right.

Hoping to cross traing through the down time. I pulled out my road bike and will have to do a few repairs to get it road worthy, but maybe I can handle some elliptical work in the meantime.

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30 min on the elliptical. Cross training has begun.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
122.253.002.750.00128.00
Saucony Zealot 3 (green) Miles: 56.00Saucony Zealot 3 (green X 2) Miles: 26.00Nike Zoom Fly Miles: 46.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00
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