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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
9.500.002.500.0012.00

AM - Ran at Sasha's house - Derek paced us for 2.5 miles of 5:30 pace. I felt rusty through the first mile (5:28), then okay for the second, and started to fade a little in the last half. I managed to keep pace, but it was tempting to fall off. 13:41 final time, it feels good to get some faster paces in.

I spoke with Coach Eyestone this morning to get an idea of what I need to do to make the track team. They have the first tryout on December 11, I believe, so he recommended starting some track workouts now. That gives me 5 weeks. If I bump up the mileage to 65-70, get a few good tempos, some good mile repeat sessions, and maybe a few quarter sessions, I should be in pretty decent shape. The goal will be to run 8:50 for the 3k.

8:50 would set me up for low 8:40s in January, and with any luck that would be enough to get myself on the team.

PM - Added an easy 4 later tonight.

Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00
Comments
From Matt on Tue, Nov 04, 2008 at 14:00:03

keep up the amazing effort. You can do it. What part of Washington are you from? My wife and I both grew up there. Kent for me and Olympia for her.

From tyler on Wed, Nov 05, 2008 at 02:45:58

Thanks, Matt. My wife and I are from the Tri-cities, the ugly part of the state. ;) The Olympic peninsula is one of the most beautiful places I've ever been - living in that part of the state would be very enjoyable.

From The Howling Commando on Wed, Nov 05, 2008 at 08:33:55

Man, how hard is it to get on your track team? Sheesh. With 1600 and 5k speed like yours you would have had a full scholarship at my Div II school. Haha. They gave some kid 20k a year and his 5k PR is only 16:10!

From tyler on Wed, Nov 05, 2008 at 11:53:40

No kidding, 20k? I graduate in April, so I have a little less leverage than a freshman would. I wonder how the clock works in D2.... I've got 3 semesters of eligibility in D1, does the clock run different in other divisions?

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