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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.

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Miles:This week: 0.00 Month: 125.00 Year: 1569.06
Mizuno Ekiden Lifetime Miles: 174.20
Lunaracer 3 Lifetime Miles: 453.40
Triumph 3 Lifetime Miles: 623.70
Streak 6 Lifetime Miles: 203.90
Saucony Zealot Lifetime Miles: 143.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
64.007.806.000.0077.80
Vapor (Red) Miles: 17.00Vapor (Black) Miles: 33.00LunaRacer Miles: 27.80
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.000.000.000.005.00

Took it easy today with a nice 5-miler out and around Cornwall.

Vapor (Red) Miles: 5.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
11.000.000.000.0011.00

11 super easy on the Urb. The right side of my throat is swelling up.... I think I may be getting sick.

Vapor (Black) Miles: 11.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.007.800.000.0014.80

I ran to Padden and ran a 3-loop tempo at 6:00 pace for a total of 7.8 miles. The wind was howling and the lovely Bellingham rain falling, and my legs and arms started to feel heavy towards the end, but otherwise it felt very controlled. My knees and other body parts are holding up, other than a slight ache in my right knee. 

LunaRacer Miles: 14.80
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 out to Whatcom, then part of Morning Loop to make it 12.

Vapor (Black) Miles: 12.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.000.000.000.0010.00

10 easy around Padden.

Vapor (Black) Miles: 10.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.000.006.000.0013.00

4 mile tempo on the Urb. My pace was all over the place. I feel fat. I need to diet. Too much cookie dough and pop.

My goal was to start out in 5:20-5:25 and ratchet the pace down to 5:15 for the last 2 miles. I started in 5:24 (good), but it felt hard the whole way. Then I slowed to 5:35 (bad), turned around, ran 5:42 (double bad), and closed in 5:26 (on the fence). 22:08 final time. Does that add up? Nope, I think there was an extra second devoted to slowing my larger-than-normal mass in order to pull a 180 change of directions. 

Avg pace 5:32. I supposed that's in line with my other tempos, though. I just really want to be in racing shape now! I'm weighing in at 152-154 these days, which is waaaayyy over my old racing weight of 140. The last two cross seasons I've been at 144.

I've got a tub of Tollhouse waiting for me in the freezer..... I know I don't have the self-control to leave it untouched, but I couldn't bear throwing it in the trash. This is a dilemma. 

LunaRacer Miles: 13.00
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 miles from my apt. Same run as last Saturday, but less people out and about thanks to the rain.

Vapor (Red) Miles: 12.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
64.007.806.000.0077.80
Vapor (Red) Miles: 17.00Vapor (Black) Miles: 33.00LunaRacer Miles: 27.80
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00
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