I am one with the levee and the levee with me

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Location:

New Orleans,LA,

Member Since:

Dec 12, 2007

Gender:

Male

Goal Type:

Olympic Trials Qualifier

Running Accomplishments:

1500m - 3:59.9h (2014)

5000m - 14:53.45 (Portland Track Festival 2014)

8k XC - 25:09 (Sundodger 2011)

10k XC - 31:31 (WWU Invite 2011)

HM - 1:10:19 (Houston 2018)

Marathon - 2:28:39 (Houston 2019)

Short-Term Running Goals:

1) Low-31s Crescent City Classic (April 20)

Sub-32 and beat the local guys, Azalea Trail Run (March 23)

2) 1:08:xx Indy Mini Marathon (May 4)

2) TBD at Grandma's 2019 (way too-early goal is 2:23:xx)

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: 24.50 Month: 244.31 Year: 814.54
Mizuno Ekiden Lifetime Miles: 253.95
Streak 6 Lifetime Miles: 535.40
Boston 6 Lifetime Miles: 448.50
Flyknit Streaks Lifetime Miles: 203.45
Peg 35s Lifetime Miles: 560.10
Saucony Zealot 3 (green) Lifetime Miles: 199.60
Flyknit VFs Lifetime Miles: 47.50
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
83.050.003.005.8591.90
Saucony Zealot 3 (green) Miles: 36.60Boston 6 Miles: 14.30Peg 35s Miles: 22.00Flyknit Streaks Miles: 12.00Mizuno Ekiden Miles: 7.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
12.600.000.000.0012.60

City Loop with some of the city boys from Audobon. Honest pace after a few slower miles. 7:03 average.

Saucony Zealot 3 (green) Miles: 12.60
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
11.300.000.001.0012.30

AM - 4 easy

PM - My parents are visiting and I had the day off, so I was able to get out during the kids' naps. 8 x 200m sprints on the levee. Really pushed them, but kept it under control. Focus on form.

Boston 6 Miles: 8.30Peg 35s Miles: 4.00
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. Windy morning, but I felt really good. Calves are sore from Saturday's track work, but my legs had more pop than I've felt in awhile.

Saucony Zealot 3 (green) 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
8.250.003.000.7512.00

Attempted a 4-mile tempo on the levee. The wind was up from the south (~15 mph), so I'd get a favorable cross wind the first 2 miles and then direct headwind the second 2 miles.

5:29, 5:35, 6:11 (17:15)

I didn't feel great to start, but turning into the wind totally zapped me so I stopped at 3. Jogged a mile recovery and then did 6 x 35s fast.

Flyknit Streaks 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

Peg 35s 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. My left calf tweaked about 10 miles in.... I stopped briefly to stretch and massage it, and I finished no problem. It feels a little sore now. My calves have been sore and tight recently, but I've taken care to massage and stretch them before every run.

Maybe I'm getting to the age where I pull muscles easily. That's a really sad thought. If this is a pull, it would be the 4th in the last 9 months. 

Saucony Zealot 3 (green) 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
14.900.000.004.1019.00

AM - Track workout. 5 x 1000m @ 5k pace + 4 x 400m @ mile pace. 400m jog, 2:15-2:30 rests between 1ks & 400s, 600m jog after ks (~3:30).

3:05, 3:08, 3:03, 3:04, 3:06

68.2, 67.9, 67.6, 67.0

It was 76F + 71F dew point, which is just stupid in February. Windy as well. I'd be happy with these times in good conditions, so I'm pretty pleased with my fitness at this point. I need to work on pacing these 5k reps, though. I have a tendency to come through the first 400m in 71-72, which I'm not quite in shape for yet. The bouncy rep times were due to trying to get the starting effort more even.... which had mixed results.

PM - Added 6 easy on the levee.

Mizuno Ekiden Miles: 7.00Boston 6 Miles: 6.00Peg 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
83.050.003.005.8591.90
Saucony Zealot 3 (green) Miles: 36.60Boston 6 Miles: 14.30Peg 35s Miles: 22.00Flyknit Streaks Miles: 12.00Mizuno Ekiden Miles: 7.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00
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