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Hobbler Half Marathon

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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: 82.90 Month: 246.60 Year: 2976.40
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
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260.90
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Race: Hobbler Half Marathon (13.109 Miles) 01:15:54, Place overall: 8, Place in age division: 1
Total Distance
17.00

First UT race in 3 years. Apparently I have lost the ability to run downhill. I started out in 8th place and stayed there for the first 5 miles. I pulled up to the 7th place guy right as we went onto the dirt but by then my legs were really chewed up so I started to drop back a little. Coming out of the canyon I was caught by the 9th place runner, and we ran together the rest of the way. With about a mile to go I dropped the 9th place guy.

"Splits" 6:00, 5:18, 5:47, 5:50, 5:21, 29:35 for 5-10, 6:21, 5:45, 5:56

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10.00

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8.50

AM Hiked Big Baldy in Pleasant Grove.

PM 8.5 miles. Felt ok overall but my groin was still bothering me. Will take 3 days off.

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8.00

AM 8 miles on MCT w/ Allie. Somehow I'm still sore from Hobbler.

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Race: Draper Days (3.107 Miles) 00:17:05, Place overall: 11, Place in age division: 1
Total Distance
10.00

First time doing Draper Days 5k since 2012, the day everything finally unraveled for me. I was kind of scared to return.

The start was a giant mess. They had the push-wheelchair runners lineup at the front but then didn't let them go early. Which is just...obviously a bad idea for everyone. Then they left up two road block which everyone had to go around. This mess probably only cost me about 3-5 seconds, but it was all quite avoidable.

Started off running behind Dennis Simonaitis, just like the good old days, and we slowly gained on the lead women (Nan+Sariah) as well as Sasha. Caught up to them right at the mile marker (which was way off). Then I pulled ahead of them all, with only Sasha coming with me. We ran side by side until about the 2 mile mark when we started climbing and I used my Atlanta legs to pull away.

With about 1k to go, Nan caught back up to me and encouraged me to keep up so I ran behind her the rest of the way. Very surprised to see 17:0x as I crossed the line, as my mile split was 5:42 and I felt like I was slowing down. Riley's garmin said the course was legit, so I'll take it. Best road 5k since early 2012 and only 10 seconds slower than what I did on a track at sea level.

I finished 13 seconds and 1 spot ahead of Dennis. In 2011 we fininished 6-7 in this race with about the same spread but 1 minute faster.

So now the race results have me as 17:07 (they changed for some reason) and they give everyone but me a 2-3 second difference between gun time and chip time. I definitely had to wait 3 seconds before I crossed the start line. That's what I get for not stopping my watch when I crossed the line.

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10.00

From University Guest House along shoreline trail to the "H" and back.

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10.40

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13.00

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8.70

4 by mile in 5:39, 5:48, 5:42, 5:42

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10.60

4 mile tempo run on Murdock Canal Trail.

6:03, 6:02, 6:01, 5:52

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Race: Des News 10K (6.214 Miles) 00:34:01, Place overall: 33, Place in age division: 2
Total Distance
21.00

My prediction for this race was 35:00, based on the couple of workouts and races that I had leading up to it. So clearly I destroyed my expectations.

My plan was to start pretty conservatively (5:30ish pace) for the first two downhill miles and then try to keep the remaining miles sub 6. First mile in 5:15 and it felt pretty easy. In the second mile, I picked found a nice rhythm on 500S that felt pretty sustainable. Was shocked to see that the second mile was 5:16. I tried to pick up the effort when i turned onto 1300E but it was just not happening. However, this was still good enough for a 5:32 mile 3.

Mile 4 was my worst mile (according to the course tool) as I was really just counting down the blocks until I was done with the downhill. I was really suffering here, but I wasn't getting passed and was occasionally picking people off. Another 5:31 mile for mile 4.

Making the turn onto 200E I could see the end of the downhill which was actually a relief and I picked up my intensity. Ran 5:25 for mile 5 (still aided). Then at about mile 5 I picked off Dave Taylor and then Sasha who latched on briefly. I ran a pretty strong last mile (7:02 for 1.2 5:46 pace).

Here's a table

  1 2 3 4 5 6.2 Total
2010 4:48 4:54 5:19 5:22 5:28 7:02 32:53
2013 5:17 5:26 5:56 6:02 6:00 7:39 36:18
2014 No W A T C H 37:18
2017 5:15 5:16 5:32 5:31 5:25 7:02 34:01

After I was done, I ran up to Foothill to see the marathoners and then ran the last 10k of the course.

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2.30

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10.60

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Total Distance
9.90

3 by 2 mile with 3 mins rest

11:49, 11:44, 11:39

This went much better than when I last did this workout about 5 weeks ago, but the times were still weirdly slow. As I noted before, the course tool says that you have to subtract ~35 seconds to get a flat equivalent. I don't know if it's really the terrain or if I'm just still sore from Des News 10k (which I definitely am).

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13.80

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260.90
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