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Location:

Port Allen,LA,USA

Member Since:

Mar 03, 2013

Gender:

Male

Goal Type:

Boston Qualifier

Running Accomplishments:

Personal Records

1 Mile- 4:59 (High School) 

5k- 16:10 (High School)

10k- 38:11.2 (Freedom Run Provo, July 4, 2013)

Half Marathon- 1:21:19 (Utah Valley, June 8, 2013)

Marathon- 2:59:00 (Pocatello, August 2013) 

 

Short-Term Running Goals:

Run a marathon under 2:30

Long-Term Running Goals:

Win any marathon

Run Boston

Favorite Blogs:

Miles:This week: 30.14 Month: 45.27 Year: 45.27
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39.076.2045.27
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15.130.0015.13

15 mile long run. I intentionally started slow, running the first five miles averaging 8 minutes per mile. I felt very comfortable, so I decided to slowly increase my pace each mile, eventually running the 15th mile in 6:58. At the end of the run, I still felt well within myself and could have run longer, but my goal was to run 15 miles today and I didn't want to push it too hard. It was about 66 degrees when I started my run with a light breeze, which was nice. 

I experimented with running with water bottles along the Mississippi so I would have water along the way. It was a little cumbersome, but I think the hydration definitely helped me in the late, faster miles. I also took a pouch of Honey Stinger chews with water around mile 9, and that probably helped too. 

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11.010.0011.01

I started this run hoping to run 11 miles between 7:00 and 7:30 per mile. After five miles, I was losing steam quickly due to dehydration. It was 75 degrees with high humidity, which made for a tough run. I knew I was dehydrated but didn't have access to water, so I just had to suffer through the last 5-6 miles. Ended up at 8:00/mile. 

I learned the valuable lesson that when it's hot with high humidity to go out at a slower pace (and to drink as much as I can before I start my run)

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0.000.000.00

Planned day off. I feel pretty lethargic from yesterday's tough run, but I should be feeling better tomorrow. I can't believe how much the heat/humidity takes out of me during longer runs. 

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5.000.005.00

5 miles recovery. 8:27/mile. A nice, relaxing run that didn't take much out of me. 

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2.936.209.13

Lactate threshold run. I did a 1.5 mile warmup, then did a 6.2 mile LT run. I averaged 6:33/mile which was a confidence booster. I was running around 90-95% effort, so I could have pushed it a little more, but didn't want to run all out. I am very happy with 6:33/mile. The goal is to push my tempo pace down to the low 6s this summer. This was a very enjoyable run. 

I'm planning on doing a 5 mile recovery tomorrow and a 17 mile long run on Saturday

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5.000.005.00

5 mile easy run. I got the second COVID-19 shot yesterday, and I had chills and was sweating all night, so I got a terrible night's sleep. My arm is sore, I have a headache, and my muscles ache. Hopefully the side effects will subside before my long run tomorrow. I could have easily skipped today's run but didn't want to do that. 

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39.076.2045.27
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