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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
78.007.003.002.5090.50
Ride 9 Miles: 41.00Launch 3 (black) Miles: 15.00Lunaracer 3 Miles: 19.00Launch 3 Miles: 10.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
17.000.000.000.0017.00

17 miles, 7:11 avg. 80 degrees with a 78F dew point.

Ride 9 Miles: 17.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
9.000.000.000.009.00

9 easy

Launch 3 (black) Miles: 9.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.007.000.000.0010.00

2 warmup, 7 miles @ MP, 1 down. I ordered a new pair of Lunaracers and was stoked they arrived yesterday. They're my favorite tempo shoe of all time. I'd been using the Hyperspeeds, but I'm much more comfortable having a little more padding underfoot with how frequently I've been in, and will continue to be in, flats.

5:54, 5:54, 5:47, 6:00 (including turnaround), 5:55, 5:54, 5:50 for a 5:54 avg.

81 degrees with 77F dew point. I handled the humidity much better than last week, which I attribute to convincing myself to embrace the discomfort ahead of time. I love these longer tempos, and the fitness is starting to come around little by little. 

I registered for a low-key 5k on Sept 9, which is going to be perfect timing for my training schedule. I am really looking forward to it.

Lunaracer 3 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
15.000.000.000.0015.00

AM - 9 easy

PM - 6 easy w/ Rylie.

Ride 9 Miles: 15.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
12.000.003.000.0015.00

AM - 3 x 1 mile @ threshold w/ 1:00 rests + 2 x 35s sprints. It was 80 degrees with a 77F dew point, but it felt much cooler somehow. 

5:20, 5:24, 5:25

I felt great. My right hip continues to be a little sore, but I've been working on the IT band and I think it's helping. I figure that's the most likely culprit. Haven't felt many twinges, but it's usually just a little sore as I'm warming up.

PM - 6 easy

Launch 3 Miles: 6.00Lunaracer 3 Miles: 9.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
9.000.000.000.009.00

9 easy

Ride 9 Miles: 9.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
13.000.000.002.5015.50

AM - Arrived at the City Park track just before 6am for a mile pace workout. Typical 80F/78F dew point conditions.

Workout was 4x200m, 6x400m, 4x200m - equal jog rests for 1:10 on 200s and 2:20 on 400s

First 4 200s: 33-34

400s: 68.0, 68.5, 68.8, 69.6, 70.6, 70.1

34.5, 34.2, 33.8, 33.5

I struggled again with this. First 3 400s felt okay, but it went downhill quickly on the last 3. I'm not sure if I'm overheating, or I'm slowing due to my shoes filling with sweat, or I'm just in terrible mile shape. It's probably all 3.

My Zoom Eldorets from my senior year in HS (waaaaaay back in 2004) finally have bit the dust. We've been through a lot together, but the uppers are coming unglued from the sole. Gonna have to retire them, but on the plus side I can try a different spike and see how it affects my workout. I noticed the Eldorets have a lot of sweat-soaking cloth and about double in weight from my sweat, so a spike with less absorbent material may allow a better effort in the 2nd half of the workout.

PM - 4 easy. This is a mileage best since 2012!

Launch 3 Miles: 4.00Launch 3 (black) 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
78.007.003.002.5090.50
Ride 9 Miles: 41.00Launch 3 (black) Miles: 15.00Lunaracer 3 Miles: 19.00Launch 3 Miles: 10.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00
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