I am one with the levee and the levee with me

August 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
275.0033.0010.003.00321.00
Triumph 3 Miles: 91.00Lunaracer 3 Miles: 12.00Saucony Zealot Miles: 66.00Streak 6 Miles: 83.60Boston 6 Miles: 64.40
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 in the PM. 7:25 avg.

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
10.500.000.001.5012.00

8 x 300m levee sprints. About 120m is uphill, the rest is flat. Easy jog back to the start for about 2:00 rests. Trying to extend my speed endurance in prep for later work. I treated it sort of like a flag drill and tried to beat my spot each rep. Focused on running fast and relaxed. It hurt after the 3rd rep and by 8 I was really gasping for air.

Lunaracer 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
10.000.000.000.0010.00

10 recovery @ 8:02 avg. Didn't mean to go so slow, but it was the pace my body wanted. Due to getting out late and the slow pace, I only had time for 10.

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
6.0010.000.000.0016.00

Long run. Warmed up 2 miles then started to pick up the pace. Went 6:30 for mile 3 then averaged 5:58 for 4-12. Slowed it down but stayed at a steady pace of about 6:35 for the final 4 miles. 6:22 average for the whole run. It poured the first few miles and then quieted down. I loved this run. It felt great to just cruise for an extended period of time. It was unusually cool this morning with the rainstorm, the dew point plummeting all the way to 70F. I haven't seen a dew point that low since April.

Saucony Zealot Miles: 16.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
13.000.000.000.0013.00

13 moderate in 6:58 average. I'm adjusting to the humidity. It was 82F with 77F dew point for this run and I felt cool. Either that or my brain has fried and I'm going completely loony. But I felt solid this morning.

Triumph 3 Miles: 13.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.600.006.000.0014.60

In Oklahoma. Got out for an evening/night run with a long fartlek (11 x 3:00 on, 1:00 off). Watch data is erratic due to the forest, but it looked like 5:30-5:40 pace for the most part.

Streak 6 Miles: 14.60
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

Oklahoma. 10 easy, but covered in spiderwebs. 6:58 average.

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. Last morning in OK. 6:58 avg.

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
8.000.000.000.008.00

8 in 6:58 avg. Trying out my new Bostons. First impression is good, though they may not be cushioned enough for big weekly volume in them. We'll see.

Boston 6 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
14.000.004.000.0018.00

AM - 4 mile tempo. Trying to get my training back on track. Started slow and cranked it up, though I wanted this to be a modest effort. 5:48, 5:45, 5:33, 5:31 for 5:39 avg. Added 6 x strides after.

PM - 6 easy. 7:20 average.

Triumph 3 Miles: 6.00Streak 6 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, 7:24 average. I felt rough this morning, amplified by upper-end swampy conditions. 

Streak 6 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
10.900.000.001.5012.40

8 x 300m levee sprints. Feeling sore and had a tough time getting going. Reps were slower than the recent past, but at least the last 3-4 were at full speed. I scrapped plans for steady running following the sprints and just jogged easy. 7:44 avg for the whole run.

Boston 6 Miles: 12.40
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 recovery miles in 8:04 avg. Feeling beat and cut the run short.

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

AM - 6 easy. 7:26 avg.

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
6.0010.000.000.0016.00

3 WU, 10 miles at 5:56 avg, 3 CD. Typical hot/muggy morning at 80F/77F.

6:07, 6:00, 5:51, 5:55, 5:55, 5:58, 6:00, 5:51, 5:54, 5:45

Boston 6 Miles: 16.00
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 recovery, no watch.

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
18.000.000.000.0018.00

AM - 12 in 6:59 avg.

PM - 6 in 7:20.

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
12.000.000.000.0012.00

12 easy + 8 strides. 7:30 avg.

Boston 6 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
12.006.000.000.0018.00

AM - 3 WU, 6 @ 5:58 avg, 4 x 200m sprints, CD to 12. I told my body to shoot for 5:40 effort, and it gave me 5:53 and 5:51 the first 2 miles. I opted not to force the pace and just cruise. Felt fine aerobically. Legs are feeling the bump in miles.

5:53, 5:51, 6:02, 6:02, 5:58, 6:02.

PM - 6 stroller miles w/ Rylie. 7:20 avg.

Triumph 3 Miles: 8.00Streak 6 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
9.000.000.000.009.00

9 easy w/ 6 strides. 6:55 avg. I came down sick yesterday evening, which explains why yesterday's run didn't go so hot. But I felt relatively okay in today's heat.

Streak 6 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
12.000.000.000.0012.00

12 recovery in 7:44 avg. Got a break in the weather with a dew point in the low-70s for a change.

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
13.007.000.000.0020.00

AM - Progression run. 16 in 6:26 avg. Started late and cooked in the sun. Had to back off in mile 12 until the sun went back behind a cloud. Dew point was 75, and temps went from 82-88 through the run.

8:00, 6:57, 6:36, 6:23, 6:19, 6:20, 6:12, 6:03, 6:03, 6:01, 6:03, 6:10, 6:20, 6:58, 6:26, 6:03.

PM - 4 recovery. No watch, but slow.

Triumph 3 Miles: 4.00Boston 6 Miles: 16.00
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, 7:44 avg. I have a sporadic lower leg pain that has surfaced in the last week and become frequent enough that I'm concerned. Fast running seems to aggravate it and easy running is painless. So nothing more than easy running until I feel like it's under control.

Trying to diagnose through Google, it looks like posterior tibial tendonitis, though the symptoms aren't a perfect match. 

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
18.000.000.000.0018.00

AM - 12 easy, 7:40 avg. I scraped and iced last night. I was a little sore getting out of bed, but zero pain on the run, then a little bit tender walking into work.

PM - 6 easy, no watch, no pain.

Triumph 3 Miles: 18.00
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, 7:24 avg. No pain. Starting to feel confident in my leg. May try something faster tomorrow.

Streak 6 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
0.000.000.000.000.00

Unplanned day off. Decided to take a day of rest of the leg and make sure things are right.

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 in 7:02 avg. Quicker pace was fine aside from some tightness in my left hammy. Signs of sciatica as well. Lower right leg held up without pain.

Streak 6 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
275.0033.0010.003.00321.00
Triumph 3 Miles: 91.00Lunaracer 3 Miles: 12.00Saucony Zealot Miles: 66.00Streak 6 Miles: 83.60Boston 6 Miles: 64.40
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00
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