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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
54.500.006.250.0060.75
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

AM - My watch is packed away, so I'm estimating a conservative 5 miles for this run. I think the total time was more like 36 or 37 minutes, but I'll call it 5 for now.

PM - Had a late night but added 3 miles. Things are feeling good. 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
11.000.000.000.0011.00

AM - Woke up early for a 7.5 miler. Headed down 500 N to the river trail and back.

PM - Added an easy 3.5 this evening.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
9.100.000.000.009.10

AM - Did the loop around 900 E and University Ave, had the watch today and it turns out to be closer to 5.1. Everything's feeling great.

PM - Added 4 more tonight up 900 E.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.500.006.250.0012.75

AM - Met w/ Sasha & Jeff at 5:30 this morning to do a tempo run. That's way too early for me... but it had to be done.

So Sasha suggested keeping it at a slower pace (5:40) since I've had some troubles lately with the outer Achilles', but bump up the distance to 7.5 if I could handle it. The first mile felt a little rusty, but the 5:38 didn't feel terribly hard. The next mile was 5:39 and I had shaken off the rust and was feeling pretty good. Mile 3 included a turnaround and was 5:41. We sped up a little here to a 5:33 fourth mile -- I didn't have my watch with me, so these are Sasha's measurements.

By the end of the fourth mile I was starting to get tired and wanted to stop at 5, but Sasha said NO and I said "Fine, 6," and he said "six and a quarter" and I was too tired to object. Mile 5 was something like 5:42 and I lost a lot of momentum at the turnaround. I wanted to stop, but Sasha kept shouting at me to keep going and I believe mile 6 was 5:44. I kicked a little at the end of the final quarter, but I'm not sure what it was. The 10k was somewhere around 35:05 - 35:10, which is a PR.

Now, I've never been a puker and never wanted/needed to puke after any workouts or races ever in my life. But something got into me and I felt AWFUL the rest of the run. Once we were at Sasha's house it overwhelmed me and I finally hurled on the sidewalk by his house (sorry Sasha).

It's funny, I drank a little Coke before the run (I'm going to get hammered for admitting that, but I drink pop before I run all the time.) and coming back up it actually tasted pretty good. I hate puking, but as it was happening I was thinking, "Well it could be a lot worse. At least the flavor's still there."

Splits from the tempo, as best as I can remember:

1 - 5:38

2 - 5:39 (11:17)

3 - 5:41 (16:58, turnaround)

4 - 5:33 (22:31)

5 - 5:42 (28:13)

6 - 5:44 (33:57, 5:39.5 avg.)

6.25 - ????

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.900.000.000.006.90

AM - Ran to Sasha's house and he joined me for about 3 miles. I need to measure it on the course tool, but I'm estimating 6.9 miles.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
13.000.000.000.0013.00

Did 13 miles in 1:31:00, kept the pace pretty consistent. It feels like the endurance is coming back after my low-mileage weeks, I felt good at the end, like another 5 wouldn't have been much trouble.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
54.500.006.250.0060.75
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