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Location:

Atlanta,GA,

Member Since:

Dec 30, 2007

Gender:

Male

Goal Type:

Other

Running Accomplishments:

2017:

Second Consecutive Intown 10k win (36:51)

1st Georgian at the Geogia Marathon (5th in 2:51)

1500 in 4:36, 3000 in 9:34, 5000 in 16:55, 5K in 17:05

Aided: 34:01 10K and 1:15:54 Half

PRs (post Mayan Apocalypse)

200 31.13 (2016)

400 69.96 (2015)

800 2:19 (2016)

Mile 4:58 (2017) (converted from 4:36 1500)

3000 9:34 (2017)

5000 16:55 (2017)

5k 17:05 (2017)

10K 35:58 (2016)

15K 55:42 (2014)

10-mile 60:45 (2016)

HM 1:18:31 (2014)

30K 2:01:56 (2014)

Mar 2:50:07 (2013)

Short-Term Running Goals:

Aug: Tailgate 5k + Sub 17 at Atl's Finest 5k

Sept: Big Peach Sizzler 10K (Sub 36 35:30 10K)

Oct: Atlanta 10 mile (sub 1hr)

Dec: Rocket City Marathon? (SUB250)

Long-Term Running Goals:

Does ANYBODY know what we are living for?

Personal:

Crop rotation in the 14th century became considerably more widespread after John.

Miles:This week: 0.00 Month: 12.70 Year: 2621.90
Adizero Rocket Lifetime Miles: 323.35
Asics Hyperspeed Lifetime Miles: 369.13
Mizuno Waverider Lifetime Miles: 509.70
Adistar Ride Lifetime Miles: 520.40
Saucony Type A Lifetime Miles: 253.60
Adistar Rideb Lifetime Miles: 236.30
Waveriderb Lifetime Miles: 466.70
Nimbus Lifetime Miles: 570.30
WhiteHyperspeed Lifetime Miles: 268.50
RedFree Lifetime Miles: 405.55
Saucony Hattori Lifetime Miles: 46.10
NimbusFIRE Lifetime Miles: 260.50
WhiteHyper2 Lifetime Miles: 100.20
WaveriderC Lifetime Miles: 203.95
NimbusVampire Lifetime Miles: 357.50
CelticMirage Lifetime Miles: 312.00
NeonFree Lifetime Miles: 17.80
Nimbus FireB Lifetime Miles: 2.50
Nimbus FireC Lifetime Miles: 0.00
Total Distance
273.20
CelticMirage Miles: 2.10WaveriderC Miles: 14.70
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11.20

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17.20

AM 10.7

PM 6.5 

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15.40

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10.10

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14.20

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17.00

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15.70

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15.30

Back in Utah after my Honeymoon with Allie.  After a decent run yesterday I had a complete meltdown on my run this morning. Almost passed out at the end of the run despite running at a pretty normal pace. Not really sure what the problem is but this has happened to me three times recently.

After a bit of a recovery, I went to the field house and lifted weights.

PM Ran home.

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12.70

Tried to do a few marathon pace miles this morning but everything feels off. Mostly, I just am extremely tight and my hamstring is bugging me a little. The run went better than yesterday's though.

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3.00

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9.50

AM AKJAJ run. Feeling pretty crumby during the run, wasn't very talkative. Des NEWS!

PM ran home, felt good for the first time back in the US 

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6.20

Felt a little bit better today, hamstring is still bugging me. Did 6.2 with the misses. 

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Race: Draper Days (3.11 Miles) 00:17:32
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9.00

Oof. I had predicted a 17:30 for myself going in so it's not too shocking. I actually felt worse today than I was anticipating but I may be in better shape than I gave myself credit for, if that makes sense.

I had a terrible allergic reaction last night and woke up feeling terrible. I had really worked on my legs the last few days and my hamstring at least felt much better, however I needed a substantial warmup and I only ran about 1 mile.

I didn't feel flat or anything, it was more that I was in agony. My whole body was burning from lack of oxygen from about the 200meter mark onwards. Also my lungs and heart where stuck in first gear. I could tell that my pulse and breathing rate where staying low and that contributed to my oxygen debt. I still had splits of 5:19 and 5:35, but then a pretty sucky 6:35 or so for the last 1.1. Anyway, it's not a disaster but I was kind of bummed because it was a good field and I wasn't really able to compete at all. 

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2.00

Did 1 test mile in 5:51. It did not feel good at all.

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4.00

Unsatisfied with my efforts from yesterday, I did a mile in 5:44 jogged a bit and then did another in 5:48. The pace did not feel sustainable or relaxed.

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Race: Des News Marathon (26.2 Miles) 02:50:22, Place overall: 8
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27.00

There was genuine concern, going into this race, that I would not even finish. My training has been severely hampered by a case of the "WTFs!" and runs over 16 miles had been perilous for me.

I ran this race "blind". I put some black duct tape over my garmin so I would have my splits, but no idea what pace I was on. I actually really enjoyed this part of the race, it made me focus more on just putting one foot in front of the other.

Phase 1:Big Mountain (5:47,5:51,5:48,6:08) 2:22 behind last year

I ran these miles as slow as I could, frankly. This would normally be an ultra conservative start for me, but my legs were cramping up badly (as can be seen by the 6:08). I remember that the leaders had taken off and that a secondary pack had formed about 400m ahead of me.

Phase 2 Little Mountain(6:12,6:31,7:12,6:42) 2:15/4:37

Now going up little mountain my legs were cramping and my breathing was really struggling. The pack in front of me started to splinter and I kept myself going by picking off the stragglers. 4 in all. One guy, David Bishop, passed me on Little Mountain and I had no response. At the big switch back, I looked back and saw the lead woman along with many, many people. Up ahead were Bishop and the two remaining members of the original 2nd pack, running together. 

Phase 3 The turnaround (5:51,6:30,5:56,6:05) 2:13/6:50

Going down the other side of little mountain, I finally got in a rhythm and started to feel like the "old me", but this didn't last long as I had to stop to tie my shoe. When I crouched down, it felt like I had already run a marathon and this kind of stinks because I'm was consciously being conservative. Going into the turnaround, I can see that Steve Anderson is probably 3 mins or so ahead of me. Then I see 4 people within striking distance: Rossy, Bishop and two other guys:Mr Neon and Mr Black.

Although I feel good at the turnaround I never regain my rhythm from before tying my shoe and that's that. The next couple of miles down Emigration canyon suck the life out of my. I pass Rossy, who is struggling due to his hamstring but I can't close the gap on the other 3 guys, although they are always in sight.

Phase 4 Emigration Canyon (6:12,6:17,6:17,6:28)2:18/9:08

Wow, this is awful. I'm pretty sure that I'm running about 8 min mile pace here, but that's clearly not true as I'm not being passed. However, I'm really wishing that I'd done more emigration canyon runs this year. Unfortunately, I focused more on running uphill than downhill.

I start to fall behind the guys I'm chasing, so I guess I'm not really chasing them just sort of trudging meekly along behind them. Right at the mouth of the canyon, Mr Black pops out of nowhere. He was probably tying his shoelace and not harming the watershed :). Anyway, I'm ahead of him only briefly before he takes off.

Phase 5 Wasatch/Foothill (6:33,6:59,6:34,6:57) 2:41/11:49

This is pretty uneventful other than I start to slow down/cramp up more and more. The people in front of me are getting further and further away, it seems inevitable that I'm going to get passed. 

Phase 6 THE END (7:20,6:15,6:50,6:55,7:01,7:12,2:00 for last .3:garmin error) 3:11/15:00

Last year I fell apart a little at Mile 20. I see Mr Black's form start to deteriorate a little as we go up the little hill crossing Sunnyside. I push weakly up the hill and I'm close the gap, but I hear cheering behind me and look back to see Trent coming towards me. I decide that I want to pass Mr Black before Trent passes both of us so I push it a little and catch him. We go back and forth a bit for about 2 miles until finally Trent passes.

When Trent passes me I raise my pace just a bit to stay with him but when we turn on South Temple my legs are just too far gone for the steep grade. Trent gaps me quickly here and I start to struggle again. Finally, the downhill is done except for one block turning onto 3rd East. I feel like I'm running pitifully slowly. Way up ahead I can still see Trent and Mr Neon and they seem to be getting closer, but slowly. I put in one final effort and catch Mr Neon with about 600 meters to go and finish about 40 seconds behind Trent, which isn't bad seeing as he passed me in mile 22.

I didn't know what time I was going to get until I turned the final corner but I was unsurprised with the result, based on my position in the race.

This wasn't really a bad race for me, I'm just not in shape right now. I've had way more setbacks this year than I ever have. All I want to do right now is get back to training and racing. I take consolation in the fact that my splits mirrored the ones from last year which I think reflects the fact that I have been getting the miles in and my base hasn't totally deteriorated. 

 

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2.10

Felt really sore (hamstrings/groin/butt). So we decided to hike Grandeur Peak.

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6.50

Running to, from school.

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8.20

To and from school again. Also lifted.

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273.20
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