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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: 20.00 Month: 207.00 Year: 1897.66
Mizuno Ekiden Lifetime Miles: 194.70
Lunaracer 3 Lifetime Miles: 474.80
Triumph 3 Lifetime Miles: 727.30
Streak 6 Lifetime Miles: 272.90
Saucony Zealot Lifetime Miles: 240.00
Ride 10 Lifetime Miles: 15.10
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
32.500.004.003.1039.60
Switch 3 Miles: 17.50Nike Lunar Racer Miles: 14.00Brooks Switch Miles: 5.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.500.000.000.005.50

Switch 3 Miles: 5.50
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.000.000.000.004.00

Went to dr, got some meds. Hopefully will feel better soon.

Switch 3 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
10.000.004.000.0014.00

4 mile tempo - 20:40. 5:11, 5:11, 5:13, 5:05. Surprised me, thought I'd lost a little shape, so I was really happy to run this fast. It's actually a pr for 4 miles.

Nike Lunar Racer Miles: 14.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.000.000.000.004.00

Switch 3 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
4.000.000.000.004.00

Switch 3 Miles: 4.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00
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Race: L&C Invitational (3.1 Miles) 00:15:29, Place overall: 7
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.000.000.003.108.10

I've let my mileage slip a little and it really showed today. I felt awesome at 15:00 5k pace but my endurance at that speed wasn't there and I died a little. Time to get back on the horse and hammer out the miles again.

This was the most aesthetically pleasing race I've ever been to. I love Portland, the college was located in a great place... it was awesome. The race started and I went through the first lap in 72 seconds... right where I wanted. The next lap went by in 70, which really surprised me. Didn't feel like I sped up that much. Tucked in behind a group of 4 that pulled me through 1600m in 4:49. Perfect.

After that, our pace slowed. I stuck with the pack through 3200m in 9:46 (4:57) and then the wheels fell off. Totally a result of being lazy in my training, but I fell to about 5:10 pace. Managed to kick a 71 sec last lap to dip under 15:30.

I'm not upset with my race effort at all, it's the preparation I feel bad about. I lost my focus a little and this was a major wake-up call for me. On a positive note, I know that 72s will be manageable once I get that endurance back.

Brooks Switch 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
32.500.004.003.1039.60
Switch 3 Miles: 17.50Nike Lunar Racer Miles: 14.00Brooks Switch Miles: 5.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00
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