I am one with the levee and the levee with me

October 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.

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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
212.758.004.0011.85236.60
Boston 6 Miles: 56.00Triumph 3 Miles: 30.00Streak 6 Miles: 26.00Saucony Zealot Miles: 95.50Mizuno Ekiden Miles: 13.50Peg 35s Miles: 15.00
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 on the treadmill in 7:08 avg, good for 3 episodes of The Twilight Zone.

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
10.008.000.000.0018.00

AM - 8 mile tempo on the levee this morning. The weather history shows 75/75 temps for my run, but I don't think that's right. It was much warmer and more humid than my runs last week. In any case, I struggled with it today. I'd hoped to start around 5:35 and cut down for a overall 5:30 average, but it just wasn't happening. I opened in 5:40 and ended up just maintaining that for the run. 5:40 overall avg.

PM - 4 recovery, no watch.

Triumph 3 Miles: 4.00Streak 6 Miles: 14.00
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, no watch. Roughly 7:30 average.

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
17.000.000.001.0018.00

AM - 12 easy w/ 8 x 30s sprints.

PM - 6 easy. No watch but pace was fairly brisk. Feeling a little snappy.

Triumph 3 Miles: 6.00Boston 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, 7:13 avg. Felt pretty good again this morning. Must be about time for another workout.

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
17.750.000.004.2522.00

AM - Track day. 1000, 1200, 1600, 1200, 1000 (2:50, 3:10, 4:20, 3:10 rests) + 4 x 200m.

3:05, 3:41, 4:58, 3:44, 3:05

34.2, 33.1, 32.5, 32.0

Conditions were awful at 82F air + 77F dew point, and the too hot monkey jumped on my back during the 1600. Not a flashy workout, but I got the work done.

Cooled down to 16 miles.

PM - 6 recovery.

Mizuno Ekiden Miles: 6.00Triumph 3 Miles: 6.00Boston 6 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
15.000.000.000.0015.00

15 steady. Met with the Power Miler group at Audobon and started with a proper old-man mile (8:21) and then dropped the pace from there. Finished in 7:03 average with the last 9 at 7:00 dropping to 6:31. Good run.

Saucony Zealot Miles: 15.00
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 recovery, 7:31 avg.

PM - 6 in 7:15.

Triumph 3 Miles: 6.00Boston 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, 7:32 avg. The weather it is a'changin'. 74/73 this morning with some rain and wind. Getting better from here.

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
6.000.004.002.5012.50

Mixed pace workout. 2 x 2 miles; 3 x 3:00 (3:00 rests); 4 x 300m levee sprints (slow jog back).

10:44 (5:27, 5:17)

10:43 (5:21, 5:22)

3:00 fartlek looked like ~5:00 pace on the Garmin. Levee sprints getting down to 4:30 pace.

Weather was nice. 75°F air and 73°F dew point, and overheating didn't seem to be an issue. There was a breeze out of the north (effects of Hurricane Michael), but that's the best wind direction for levee workouts as I run east-west and there's a nice wall of trees on the north side of the levee. I wanted to see paces a tick faster across the board, but with this week's volume I'm really not worried about it. It was good work all the way around.

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
18.000.000.000.0018.00

AM- 12 recovery. One of my slower runs ever at 8:15 avg.

PM - 6 easy, new shoes.

Saucony Zealot Miles: 12.00Peg 35s 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
10.000.000.000.0010.00

10 very easy, 8:07 avg. I started down my usual route, but a couple of loose pit bulls made me decide to go the other way. One started running at me and I didn't want to find out if he was friendly or not. So I was up on the gravel part of the levee in the dark, and I guess my body didn't feel like running very fast. Had some 8:20s in the middle of the run, so I cut the distance from 12 to 10.

Boston 6 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
18.000.000.004.1022.10

AM - City Park track workout. 5 x 1000m (2:50-3:00 rests) + 4 x 400m (~2:00 rests).

3:05, 3:04, 3:02, 3:00, 2:58

67.3, 67.1, 67.8, 66.5

Finally finally finally a break in the weather! 68F + 60F dew point, and it felt sooo good. I was able to ratchet down the pace and finish the 1000s feeling like I could hit a couple more sub-3s. Mile speed is still slow, but that doesn't matter much right now.

PM - 6 recovery, 7:41 avg. This is an all-time mileage PR for the week.

Mizuno Ekiden Miles: 7.50Saucony Zealot Miles: 8.50Peg 35s 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
8.000.000.000.008.00

8 recovery in 8:16.

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
12.000.000.000.0012.00

12 easy, 7:33 avg.

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
3.000.000.000.003.00

3 easy.

Peg 35s Miles: 3.00
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 (7:33 avg). I got in a car wreck on Monday evening and took the last 2 days very easy while my body made all the aches and pains known. Doesn't seem to be anything broken, but I'm sore all over including my right knee that must have hit the dash. The run this morning felt off, so I'm going to keep things easy until at least Saturday.

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
212.758.004.0011.85236.60
Boston 6 Miles: 56.00Triumph 3 Miles: 30.00Streak 6 Miles: 26.00Saucony Zealot Miles: 95.50Mizuno Ekiden Miles: 13.50Peg 35s Miles: 15.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00
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