I am one with the levee and the levee with me

September 2008

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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
118.500.000.000.00118.50
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.000.000.000.004.00

Showed up at Sasha's house at 6:30, did 4 miles with him. Nick joined for the last little bit of my run and continued with Sasha. Pace was pretty easy, 34:xx for the run.

So I'm having trouble getting motivated to get up and out the door every morning, so here's what I'm doing to get myself jump started. Every day from tomorrow to next Saturday that I don't run (excluding Sunday), I'll donate $100 to the blog. Barring injury or illness. Hopefully this will give me more incentive to get my training done.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.500.000.000.003.50

The threat of paying $100 worked, and I got my run in around 11:30 tonight. I ran a slightly quicker pace, somewhere around 7:30s.

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4.000.000.000.004.00

I got up early for a round of golf at Sleepy Ridge with my brother-in-law. I've been working this internship with Northwestern Mutual over the summer and am developing a serious addiction to the game. We go golfing all the time. Today we played the back 9 and I shot 53, a big improvement for me. I'm going to miss the free golf when I quit this job.

The $100 motivation worked again, and I got myself out the door late tonight for 4 miles. I've got to start getting this done in the morning.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

Ran 6 with Sasha and Derek this morning. It was hard getting up, but it's nice to have this done early. Was planning on an easy 5, but Sasha talked me into 6. He tried to push me to 8, but I've got to take it easy when I'm getting back into things. I'm too injury prone.

Talked with Derek about the steeplechase, and decided it's probably not a good match for me. Anything that requires any kind of coordination or athletic ability above running more or less in a straight line doesn't sit well with me.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.000.000.000.005.00

Couldn't drag myself out of bed at 5 am to run with Sasha, so I ran a little later. Did my South Provo Loop on the course map, measures it at about 5.6 miles, so my pace was considerably faster than I thought. 38:00 total time means 6:45 pace. Hmmmm, I thought I was running 8:00 miles so I'll have to double check that distance.

Okay, I double checked the distance on gmap-pedometer and got 5 miles, making it closer to 7:30 pace. Sounds a little more reasonable.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

6 miles this morning on the Provo River trail, 46 minute total time. I feel pretty good, the legs aren't as sore as I expected them to be, although my arches are giving me some grief. My feet have gone soft this summer, have to be careful.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

6 miles this morning with Sasha. He did a mile pickup but I hung back. We talked a lot about the different training systems and how they effect your running. Very interesting.

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6.000.000.000.006.00

Finished my last run for the week... another midnight run. The moon was out tonight and things were pretty well lit up. 6 moderate miles around the Slate Canyon loop at about 7:30 pace.

I think I'll keep the monetary penalty for the next week, at least until I can get in the habit of doing these runs in the morning. But I'll bump it to $10 per day that I don't run. That should still be enough motivation to get me out the door.

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6.000.000.000.006.00

Almost didn't get out of bed when the alarm went off, then mentally ran through my day and realized I'd be better off getting up and doing it now. Met up with Sasha and did an easy 6 in 49:00. These runs are still making my legs a little sore, but later this week hopefully I'll get up the nerve to up the mileage a bit.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

Met up with Sasha and Derek this morning for an easy 6 miler. My legs are starting to feel a little better, tomorrow I'll try to go a little farther. Total time was 48:47, so another slow day. Sasha and Derek did a 1.5 mile pickup, and during that time I picked up the pace to 7:20 and was pleased that it felt as easy as 8:00.

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2.000.000.000.002.00

The alarm went off at 5am and I rolled over and went back to sleep. I stayed up till 2am reading "Speaker for the Dead," sequel to "Ender's Game" ..... very addicting.

Anyway, I got my run in at 11:30 and only went 2.... weak, I know. So next week, my goal will be to not only run every day, but to do the runs in the morning. That way I won't skimp out like today.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.000.000.000.007.00

Ran with Sasha and Derek this morning. 7 easy miles, total time was about 53:xx, so around 7:40 pace. Sasha and Derek did another mile pickup, and once again I declined participation. Maybe I'll join in a week or two, but right now is my injury-prone phase while I'm rebuilding my miles, and a 5:20 mile could easily put me out for a couple weeks.

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7.000.000.000.007.00

Had a blood test done in the morning, so I had to push the run back. I procrastinated a little too much and ended up running at 2 am. It was actually really nice... I did the South Provo Loop and tacked on another two miles, and it felt like I had the town to myself.

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7.000.000.000.007.00

I liked running late so much last night that I did it again tonight. Another 7 miles, about 7:30 pace, it felt pretty good.

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7 easy miles with Sasha and Derek.

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Met up at Sasha's house for an easy 7 miles.

I weighed myself the other day and discovered an extra 10 pounds since my track peak. It's amazing how much I can put on in such a short amount of time. It probably partially explains the pain I'm having in my shins.

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Met up with Sasha for another 7 miler. Did a few strides alongside his 400m workout - it felt good to shake out the legs a little.

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Late night 7 miler, about 7:10-7:20 pace. Had a late night last night, so the morning run didn't happen. I expected this semester to be easy, but it's beating me up a little.

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7.500.000.000.007.50

Ran up to the Bonneville Shoreline trail, but had some trouble finding the actual trail. Heading south, it's easy enough to follow it, but there are all kinds of side trails going north, and I got lost several times. After running halfway up the mountain for the third time, I jumped onto the main roads and found my way from there.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.500.000.000.007.50

Did the Bonneville Trail loop again, this time found the trail a little sooner today. It's further up the mountain than I thought. Total time 56:40. It's about time to get some new shoes, I'm feeling some pain in my shins.

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118.500.000.000.00118.50
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