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Fun with the Fuzz 5k

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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)

Short-Term Running Goals:

1) Get back to racing weight

2) Survive the summer

3) 1:08 half (probably won't happen this cycle)

4) 2:27-2:28 first marathon

Long-Term Running Goals:

Find my limits

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: 48.00 Month: 236.80 Year: 1223.38
NB 1400 Lifetime Miles: 352.00
Mizuno Ekiden Lifetime Miles: 174.20
Launch 3 (black) Lifetime Miles: 613.10
Ride 9 Lifetime Miles: 561.00
Lunaracer 3 Lifetime Miles: 431.40
Launch 3 (Red) Lifetime Miles: 542.60
Triumph 3 Lifetime Miles: 505.70
Streak 6 Lifetime Miles: 155.70
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
54.000.000.007.2761.27
Brooks Ghost 6 Miles: 14.00Ravenna 5 Miles: 16.00Mizuno Ekiden Miles: 9.10Launch Miles: 8.00Launch (Blue) Miles: 14.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.000.000.000.008.00

One easy hour on Galbraith with Pete.

Brooks Ghost 6 Miles: 8.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.000.000.000.0010.00

10 easy around Padden.

Ravenna 5 Miles: 10.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.000.000.004.1612.16

5k pace workout w/ Sam. 2x1600m (4:00 rests), 4x800m (2:00 rests), 30s rest then 300m sprint after the last 800.

Met at Sam's then headed to Civic field. It was windy on the track, but otherwise a nice day. Reps went as follows: 4:47, 4:46, 2:21, 2:21, 2:22, 2:21, 46s. The first 1600 felt hard, but I was leading it and the wind was worst at that point, but the rest of the work was very manageable. For some reason I thought we were only doing 2x800m, so after we finished the 2nd, Sam said "2 more," and I was a little confused. But it was good mental practice having to work harder than I thought I was initially expecting. 

Also, I tried out a new pair of Mizuno Ekidens. I've been looking for a new racing flat for the roads and stumbled across this one. I liked it. It wasn't ideal for the track, as there was a little too much play in the shoe around the turns, but on the roads it should be ideal.

Ravenna 5 Miles: 6.00Mizuno Ekiden 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
8.000.000.000.008.00

8 easy from campus. Boulevard to Arroyo.

Launch Miles: 8.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.000.000.000.008.00

7 easy, then 4x200m on the track. No watch, as mine has sadly bit the dust.

Launch (Blue) Miles: 8.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

6 easy down Boulevard.

Launch (Blue) Miles: 6.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00
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Race: Fun with the Fuzz 5k (3.107 Miles) 00:15:19, Place overall: 1
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.003.119.11

Race day! The local police department puts on this race every year as a fund raiser for the families of police officers who are killed doing their jobs. They also offer a decent cash prize to the winner, and in the past it's drawn some pretty good competition. For various reasons, all the usual suspects were absent, so it turned into a comfortable win. From the gun I went to the front. There were a couple guys that went with me, but by a half mile their footsteps were fading. I reached mile 1 in 4:55 and it felt comfortable. I kept my foot on the gas to be sure I didn't let anyone sneak up on me, but more than anything it turned into a hard tempo. I finished in 15:19. The course is USATF certified, so it ought to be some level of accurate. I'm encouraged at how comfortable 15:19 felt. It should mean good things to come.

Brooks Ghost 6 Miles: 6.00Mizuno Ekiden Miles: 3.10
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
54.000.000.007.2761.27
Brooks Ghost 6 Miles: 14.00Ravenna 5 Miles: 16.00Mizuno Ekiden Miles: 9.10Launch Miles: 8.00Launch (Blue) Miles: 14.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00
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