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September 22, 2018

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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)

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


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

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
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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