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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)

Short-Term Running Goals:

1) Get back to racing weight

2) Survive the summer

3) 1:08 half

Long-Term Running Goals:

<1:05 Half marathon

and

<2:19 Marathon

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: 18.00 Month: 238.00 Year: 2401.77
NB 1400 Lifetime Miles: 352.00
Mizuno Ekiden Lifetime Miles: 135.20
Launch 3 Lifetime Miles: 690.50
Launch 3 (black) Lifetime Miles: 496.50
Ride 9 Lifetime Miles: 370.50
Lunaracer 3 Lifetime Miles: 145.60
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
76.000.002.002.0080.00
Launch 3 Miles: 43.00Launch 3 (black) Miles: 32.00
Night Sleep Time: 6.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 6.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
16.000.000.000.0016.00

16 miles, no watch. Estimating 7:30 avg.

A little tightness around 12.5 that lasted a few minutes. 79F/75DP

Launch 3 Miles: 16.00
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.

Tightness at 6.5 lasting about a minute. 75/74

Launch 3 (black) 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
12.000.000.000.0012.00

AM - 8 easy

PM - 4 easy. Tropical Storm Cindy is moving in, but doesn't look like it should be too bad. Winds had just picked up before my run (maybe 20-30 mph) and I got soaked. Should be about the same for the next few days.

Launch 3 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
7.000.000.001.008.00

6 easy + 8x200m levee sprints. 

No rain and not much wind. 

Launch 3 (black) 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

8 easy

Launch 3 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
12.000.000.000.0012.00

AM - 8 easy. 7:22 avg.

PM - 4 easy. 7:15 avg.

Launch 3 (black) 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
13.000.002.001.0016.00

AM - Headed to City Park for a brief session on the track. Conditions were 82 F / 78 dew point -- that's about as bad as it gets at 6 am. 

I'm trying to figure out my training plan. I'm not going to race until October because conditions are so terrible. And I want to run well in April. So that's a long period of time for one long training cycle... but I'm concerned it's too humid to handle any serious workouts for the next 3 months.

So I'm going to experiment a little with various workouts in the coming weeks and see how they feel. I've adapted to some extent to the humidity, but you can really only adapt so far. Today I wanted to try a little threshold pace and mile pace. Ideally I'd like to just spend the next 3 months doing mostly those types of workouts, race a little bit in October-November, then do a really good buildup into the spring.

The plan was 2-3 x 1600m @ 5:30 goal pace with 1:00 rest, then 8 x 200m with plenty of rest.

I went 5:25 and 5:28 and felt pretty bad. I even increased the rest to 2:00. I guess there's nothing like long intervals to overheat, and increasing rests doesn't do much to dissipate that heat. 

I took 3:00 and then jumped into the 200s. They went 33.7, 33.7, 34.5, 33.7, 37.5, 35, 35, 35.

I took a little extra rest after #4 to try to cool down. Bad idea. All that happened is I stood on the track in the still air and got hotter and hotter... so that didn't work out. #5 was 37.5 because I was so hot. But like a car with a bad radiator fan, just moving fast helped cool me down.

Threshold workouts might still work out, but I'm thinking I'll shorten the reps to 800-1200m, slow them down a little, and increase the moving rest.

AM 2 - I won't have time to run this afternoon, so I took a few hours rest and went out for a super-easy 4 miler with Rylie. No watch, but estimating 8:00 pace. Very, very hot.

Launch 3 Miles: 7.00Launch 3 (black) Miles: 4.00
Night Sleep Time: 6.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 6.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
76.000.002.002.0080.00
Launch 3 Miles: 43.00Launch 3 (black) Miles: 32.00
Night Sleep Time: 6.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 6.00
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