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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)

Short-Term Running Goals:

1) Get back to racing weight

2) Survive the summer

3) 1:08 half (probably won't happen this cycle)

4) 2:27-2:28 first marathon

Long-Term Running Goals:

Find my limits

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: 48.00 Month: 236.80 Year: 1223.38
NB 1400 Lifetime Miles: 352.00
Mizuno Ekiden Lifetime Miles: 174.20
Launch 3 (black) Lifetime Miles: 613.10
Ride 9 Lifetime Miles: 561.00
Lunaracer 3 Lifetime Miles: 431.40
Launch 3 (Red) Lifetime Miles: 542.60
Triumph 3 Lifetime Miles: 505.70
Streak 6 Lifetime Miles: 155.70
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
52.708.004.100.0064.80
Brooks Switch Miles: 64.80
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.500.004.100.0010.60

PM 1 - So it snowed about 1/2 inch last night which meant I got called into work early and messed up my morning run. But I got off early, so I guess it evens out.

I bought some slip-on ice spikes awhile back for my running shoes and tried them out today. I figured that since I took myself out for a month about a year ago on ice it might be a good idea to have some handy for really bad days. But I totally underestimated the weight of these things. They're just a little stretchy rubber sole that slips over your shoe with teflon studs in them, and they felt pretty light at the time of purchase, but to run in them is like tying bricks to my feet. Which I think would be about equally as effective for ice traction but would cost about $20 less. I could feel my knees and shin muscles straining under the stress of lifting my feet... it was horrible and I ditched them about 6:00 into my run.

The trail actually had decent traction and I managed 7:00 pace out for 5.3 and decided I was in the mood for something uptempo. I had 5:40 pace in mind but I was a little speed happy and went 5:35 which in the snow felt like 5:15-5:20. Tempo'd back to where I ditched my stupid ice spikes, about 4.1 ish. 22:47 total time. This is all guesswork, of course, I need to get out there and measure the course with a wheel, but I figure I'm within 10 seconds/mile, which is good enough for now. 

Oh, and the pain in my calf is completely gone today. Another victory for Josse's scraping techniques.... best money I ever spent was having her work on me. 

Brooks Switch Miles: 10.60
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
14.000.000.000.0014.00

AM - 10 miles downstream on the river trail. 

PM - Easy 4 in Rancho Reata.  Every so often I have a run that is just so simple, so perfect, so euphoric... it reminds me why I love to run in the first place. This was one of these. I got out at about 11:30, it had just snowed a couple inches, nobody was on the road. The moon was poking through the clouds and I had the roads to myself, the snow muffling all sound around me. It was brilliant.

Brooks Switch 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
8.200.000.000.008.20

Meant to do another run today, but I'm low on sleep and my body's tired so I chose sleep over the run. I work nights every other week and I just finished up my last shift this week, so the rest of the week will be smooth sailing.

Ran 4.7 with Austin from Kamiakin at 7:01 pace. Moving pretty good for the amount of snow on the ground. Added another 3.5.

Brooks Switch Miles: 8.20
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 miles from Desert Hills. 4 with Austin. 7:30 average.

Brooks Switch 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
14.000.000.000.0014.00

AM - 10 miles easy. 4 with Austin.

PM - Added an easy 4. 

Brooks Switch 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
0.008.000.000.008.00

Met at Kamiakin to run with Austin. 8 miles in 49:55.

Brooks Switch 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
52.708.004.100.0064.80
Brooks Switch Miles: 64.80
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00
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