I am one with the levee and the levee with me

October 19, 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
10.500.003.002.6016.10

AM - Workout. Mixed paces with 3 x mile @ threshold (1:00 rest), 3 x 3:00 @ 5k (3:00 rest), 4 x 300m hills @ mile effort (300m jog rest).

It has cooled off a few degrees, and it's making all the difference. 76°F air / 76° dew point vs. 82/78 feels pretty good. It also rained some during the workout which furthered the cooling effect.

5:23, 5:17, 5:14 for the timed portions. Everything else by feel. I think I was right around 5:00, maybe a little under, on the 3:00 fartleks. I initially wrote this portion as 3 x 1k but switched to the fartlek so that I didn't get so caught up with pace. Experience from last year says 5k pace on the levee early in the morning suffers, so I wanted to relieve the pressure of following pace and go by effort.

PM - 4 recovery, no watch.

Streak 6 Miles: 12.10
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00
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