I am one with the levee and the levee with me

September 22, 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: 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
14.000.004.000.0018.00

AM - 4 x 1 mile on the levee w/ 1:00 rest. Warm/humid, typical summer weather, though temps and dew point have dropped a couple of degrees this week. I had no expectations for this since it's the first threshold workout of this cycle. I had a ~10 mph breeze out of the east that I ran into for rep #2. I didn't check splits and after rep #1, so everything from there was by feel. The wind demolished me. I ran the rest with the wind.

5:18

5:41

5:20

5:22

I'm pretty thrilled that 5:20 was the pace that I gravitated towards. If it's real and not wind-induced, then this is a great place to be at this point in the cycle. 20 weeks to Houston.

PM - 6 easy, no watch. 7:15-7:20 estimated avg.

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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