Crescent City Fall Classic 5k

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New Orleans,LA,

Member Since:

Dec 12, 2007



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)

Short-Term Running Goals:

1) Get back to racing weight

2) Survive the summer

3) 1:08 half

Long-Term Running Goals:

<1:05 Half marathon


<2:19 Marathon


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: 40.00 Month: 211.69 Year: 2684.52
NB 1400 Lifetime Miles: 352.00
Mizuno Ekiden Lifetime Miles: 135.20
Launch 3 (black) Lifetime Miles: 572.50
Ride 9 Lifetime Miles: 494.50
Lunaracer 3 Lifetime Miles: 212.60
Launch 3 (Red) Lifetime Miles: 0.00
Race: Crescent City Fall Classic 5k (3.107 Miles) 00:16:14, Place overall: 3
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance

Because I missed the half last weekend, I wanted to hop in this one to sharpen up. The humidity came back for the weekend (72F air/72F dew point at race start), and I struggled a little with it. Race started slow, and after a quarter in 78/79 I took the lead and started to push. I felt really good.

A couple of my part-time training partners joined me. Reached 1k in 3:14 and 1 mile in 5:10ish. Still felt good.

I continued to push in mile 2. Hit a couple 3:07 kms by my watch and reached 2 mile in 10:14is (5:04). I fell apart after that. 

I managed to keep contact until about 1k to go, and then one of the guys made a move. I started feeling pretty terrible in the 3rd mile. Once the move was made and I couldn't cover I dropped further and further back. Winner ended up at 15:45.

Not happy with the result at all. Not letting it get into my head. Just have to keep showing up and trusting in the system. I think I'm just a bad humid-weather runner.

Lunaracer 3 Miles: 11.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00
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