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Member Since:

Nov 01, 2007



Goal Type:

Age Division Winner

Running Accomplishments:

Short-Term Running Goals:

Regain consistency.

Build up slowly and come out strong.

Regain "speed" (relative)

Finish WR50 again.

Improve at Cascade Crest. 

2013 Races:

  • Capital Peak Mega Fat Ass 17M (1/19) - 2:48:48
  • Yakima Skyline Rim 50K (4/21) - 7:16:20
  • Grey Rock 50K (5/13)
  • White River 50M (7/27)
  • Cascade Crest 100M (8/24-25)


Long-Term Running Goals:

Find my true running potential, then exceed it.

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Hoka Stinson B Lifetime Miles: 982.34
Hoka Stinson Evo Lifetime Miles: 452.95
Altra Provision Lifetime Miles: 139.73
Altra Torin Lifetime Miles: 380.08
Hoka Bondi 2 Lifetime Miles: 706.15
Hoka Mafate 3 Lifetime Miles: 81.12
Race: FSRC Resolution 20K (12.4 Miles) 01:18:08, Place overall: 4, Place in age division: 2
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance

LM warmup (10 reps), 2 mile pre-race warmup w/ 0.5 @ ~ race pace (6:15/mi), 14:53, 7:26, HR 155.  20K race in 1:18:08, 6:18/mi, HR 167.  Stretching.

Wow, am I exhausted.  Automatic PR since this is my first 20K, but this race just became my fastest distance adjusted race, so a great day.  Woke up feeling tired and pretty crappy again, so normal for race morning.  Warmup was okay, but the legs really felt tired although the race pace stretch actually went pretty well.  Decided to overreach a bit and see if 6:15s were possible, but I was going to be happy with 6:19s since that equates to my goal MP of 6:40 for next weekend.  In that vein and because I was neck-and-neck with another runner for 2nd place in my AG in the series, I went out pretty hard and although the first mile felt pretty good, that feeling fled quickly.  I was really feeling the effort in my legs.  Same course as the 15K a month ago, just extended by 5K over a section that was pretty flat, so I knew where most of the hills were this time around.  Lots of negative mental baggage to deal with, ranging from being too tired to not being in 6:15 (or even 6:20s) shape (for frame of reference, my 15K last month was a 6:17/mi average.  

By the halfway mark, I was hurting but suddenly found myself in 4th place since the 20 milers kept going.  Wasn't sure where my AG competition was, which helped spur me to continue to push while just wanting to walk for a bit.  Did get a bit of a boost from the runners on their outbound leg, some of which were actually able to speak and gave words of encouragement....many thanks to them and sorry I couldn't return the favor, just didn't have the breath.  Legs like melting jello by the 8 mile mark.  Respiration rate at max by 10.  Lower back (kidneys?) started aching around 10.5.  Don't quite know how I really managed the last few miles....I'd swear I was slowing badly and was just giving it everything I had to keep going, but my garmin splits show my last 3 miles were actually a bit fast adjusted for the terrain.  Actually, it looks like my worst mile was the mile just before the turnaround.  Anyway, hit the track for the last 300 meters and had zero kick, just surviving at this point.  Still having trouble believing I ran a 1:18:08.....but I can really feel it and will likely be hurting tomorrow too.  Glad I'm tapering this week!  

NB 905 Miles: 12.40NB 769 Miles: 2.00
Night Sleep Time: 8.50Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 8.50
From Snoqualmie on Sat, Mar 20, 2010 at 19:22:58 from

Awesome job, Dale!! So great that you can push through the challenges! You are really a role model. Have a restful week!

From Burt on Sat, Mar 20, 2010 at 23:21:57 from

Way to push through. Great job!

From Mattrow on Mon, Mar 22, 2010 at 12:32:42 from

Nice race.

Being about to run fast on tired legs should help you next week.

From rAtTLeTrAp on Mon, Mar 22, 2010 at 15:49:42 from

Great race report. It was almost like being there... Oh wait...

You looked strong when you passed me after the turn around. Actually, everyone out front looked pretty relaxed compared to how I felt. Good luck in Yakima.

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