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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: 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

Met up with Sasha this morning at 9 and warmed up two miles with Benjamin, who ran some blistering splits. I think his second mile was 6:54, and he looked like he was taking it easy.

After that, we headed to the 5-mile tempo start and got going. We started at about 5:25 pace, going through the half in 2:43 (Sasha was a second or two ahead of me), but I lost focus a little and slowed through the mile in 5:30.

So I got my mind together and focused on keeping up with Sasha's pace, and the quarters started rolling by. Soon we reached the two mile (10:57) and then the turnaround (13:41, I think, so a 2:44 half). We picked it up a little after the turnaround and reached 3 miles in 16:24. I was feeling way better than last week's tempo, and at 3 1/2 we picked it up to 5:20 pace, reaching 4 miles in 21:47 (PR!!), still feeling good.

I picked it up over the last mile, reaching 5 in 27:06. Last mile in 5:19, last half was 2:38, but I didn't catch the last quarter. Next week is the BYU Invite, I feel that with any luck, I should have a big PR.

Mile splits:


10:57 (5:27)

16:24 (5:27)

21:47 (5:23)

27:06 (5:19,  5:25.2 avg.)

Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00
From Sasha Pachev on Fri, Mar 28, 2008 at 14:42:46

Note that your last 4 miles was 21:36. Even bigger PR.

From Tyler on Fri, Mar 28, 2008 at 14:53:49

Oooooh, hadn't noticed that!

From josse on Fri, Mar 28, 2008 at 16:54:39

Man you are smokin lately. I am so happy for you. You are going to kick some behind in your next race. You guys will have to pace me in that 5 miler for a PR:)

From wheakory on Fri, Mar 28, 2008 at 17:52:30

Nice run Tyler. You should have a great race next week with the impressive training run today.

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