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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: 51.00 Month: 276.50 Year: 1764.06
NB 1400 Lifetime Miles: 352.00
Mizuno Ekiden Lifetime Miles: 135.20
Launch 3 Lifetime Miles: 627.50
Launch 3 (black) Lifetime Miles: 327.50
Ride 9 Lifetime Miles: 101.50
Lunaracer 3 Lifetime Miles: 40.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
54.500.003.503.1161.11
Ride 7 Blue Miles: 28.00Launch 2 Miles: 20.00LunaRacer 3 Miles: 8.00NB 1400 Miles: 4.80
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
12.000.000.000.0012.00

AM - 8 easy

PM - 4 w/ Rylie

Ride 7 Blue 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
6.000.000.000.006.00

6 easy

Launch 2 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
4.500.003.500.008.00

I'm feeling a little frustrated after this morning's workout. I was up at 4am to get a 4xcruise mile in on the levee. It started out okay with a 5:45 and 5:40, but I fell apart after that. 6:00 for #3 and I was 3:05 at halfway in #4 and called it quits. I felt fine through 2, but horrible after that. The humidity was higher than usual at 77 F dew point, and even though it was only 80-81 F air temp I think it was enough to overheat.

LunaRacer 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
10.000.000.000.0010.00

10 easy

Ride 7 Blue 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
10.000.000.000.0010.00

10 easy

Launch 2 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
12.000.000.003.1115.11

AM - First track workout in a good long while. I was excited to take advantage of the heavy rains that have cooled things off. I had 78 F w/ 71 dew point with a light rain, which would have sounded awful in a previous life but felt delightful this morning. I still sweat like a pig, I just didn't feel overheated.

5x1k. Wasn't sure what to expect since my tempos have been inconsistent. 3:16, 3:22, 3:22, 3:25, 3:29 -- it was much worse than even my lowest expectations. I was sharing the track with a very amateur HS club and was pushed to lane 3 on almost every turn, but these times were still very hard to accept.

If there's anything I've learned over the years, it's to not force my training. I really expected to be further along at this point, but I guess I just have to accept where I'm at and keep working. I'm still a little overweight (152 this morning), so I'll probably have to look at my diet (gasp) which is a first. Maybe all that fried chicken and Mt Dew is starting to work against me. My dad warned me his metabolism changed at 30, so perhaps my days of eating whatever I want are over.

PM - 4 easy.

NB 1400 Miles: 4.80Launch 2 Miles: 4.00Ride 7 Blue 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
54.500.003.503.1161.11
Ride 7 Blue Miles: 28.00Launch 2 Miles: 20.00LunaRacer 3 Miles: 8.00NB 1400 Miles: 4.80
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00
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