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Location:

New Orleans,LA,

Member Since:

Dec 12, 2007

Gender:

Male

Goal Type:

Olympic Trials Qualifier

Running Accomplishments:

1500m - 3:59.9h (2014)

5000m - 14:53.45 (Portland Track Festival 2014)

8k XC - 25:09 (Sundodger 2011)

10k XC - 31:31 (WWU Invite 2011)

HM - 1:10:19 (Houston 2018)

Marathon - 2:28:39 (Houston 2019)

Short-Term Running Goals:

1) Low-31s Crescent City Classic (April 20)

Sub-32 and beat the local guys, Azalea Trail Run (March 23)

2) 1:08:xx Indy Mini Marathon (May 4)

2) TBD at Grandma's 2019 (way too-early goal is 2:23:xx)

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.

Favorite Blogs:

Miles:This week: 0.00 Month: 0.00 Year: 1876.49
Mizuno Ekiden Lifetime Miles: 260.15
Streak 6 Lifetime Miles: 535.40
Boston 6 Lifetime Miles: 506.05
Flyknit Streaks Lifetime Miles: 300.80
Saucony Zealot 3 (green) Lifetime Miles: 520.60
Flyknit VFs Lifetime Miles: 72.00
Saucony Zealot 3 (green X 2) Lifetime Miles: 361.85
Nike Zoom Fly Lifetime Miles: 199.00
Saucony Ride Iso Lifetime Miles: 7.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
49.0020.000.000.0069.00
NB 1400 Miles: 28.00Launch 2 Miles: 35.00Ride 7 Blue Miles: 6.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.0010.000.000.0014.00

6 mile tempo, 6 min rest, 4 mile tempo. Targeting somewhere between half and full marathon pace. Mid 70's with a dew point in the low 60's, so I was wanting to pick up the pace a little bit.

First 6 miles went in 35:44 for a 5:57 average and all miles under 6:00. Took my rest and got underway for the next segment. I started off at 5:40 pace and felt effortless so I tried to keep it going. Unfortunately after a mile in 5:42 I struggled to keep it under 6:00 and went 5:55ish, 6:01, and 5:58 for 23:36 and 5:54 average.

So a big step in the right direction. It was incredible having cooler temps and lower humidity. Now I just need to train my legs to run fast again.

NB 1400 Miles: 14.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.000.000.000.007.00

7 easy

Launch 2 Miles: 7.00
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 with Rylie.

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
6.000.000.000.006.00

6 miles, 10x40s levee sprints.

Ride 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
12.000.000.000.0012.00

AM - 7 easy

PM - 5 w/ Rylie

Launch 2 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
4.0010.000.000.0014.00

10 miles @ marathon pace. Conditions were low 70s with a low 60s dew point, although with a stiff breeze. 

I'm continuing to improve in the cooler weather. I got off to a sluggish start into the wind with 6:07 and 6:10 miles, then I settled into about 5:55s with the wind and 6:03s against. I opened up just a little on the last mile to finish in 5:41. Final time was 59:59. I felt really strong, like I could've gone another 10 miles. I'm also encouraged by the faster last mile since I haven't been particularly fast so far. 5:41 didn't feel hard at all.

NB 1400 Miles: 14.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
49.0020.000.000.0069.00
NB 1400 Miles: 28.00Launch 2 Miles: 35.00Ride 7 Blue Miles: 6.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00
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