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Mesa Half Marathon

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Location:

Gilbert,AZ,USA

Member Since:

Apr 07, 2008

Gender:

Male

Goal Type:

Other

Short-Term Running Goals:

keep running for my mental and physical health

Long-Term Running Goals:

stay fit

Personal:

I retired from the Army after 26 years of service in 2010.  I moved home to Arizona.  My wife and I are empty nesters.  In 2016 I had stents placed in my heart after discovering coronary artery disease.  Since early 2016 I have lost 30 lbs and got in much better shape.  August 2017 I retired again. We served a mission to Mexico from October 2017 until April 2019.

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Miles:This week: 0.00 Month: 31.95 Year: 476.20
Brooks Addiction 9 Lifetime Miles: 319.78
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NB 880 2018 Lifetime Miles: 494.53
NB Prism Lifetime Miles: 498.94
NB 1080 Lifetime Miles: 504.84
NB Vazee Pace 2019 Lifetime Miles: 376.55
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NB 1080 2019 Lifetime Miles: 499.29
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NB 1540 2020 Lifetime Miles: 455.24
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NB 1540 2020 #2 Lifetime Miles: 396.67
NB 1080 2020 #2 Lifetime Miles: 463.32
NB1540 2021 Lifetime Miles: 414.21
NB 840 Lifetime Miles: 454.57
NB 1080 2021 Lifetime Miles: 458.52
NB 1080 2022 Lifetime Miles: 460.43
NB 840 2022 Lifetime Miles: 460.36
NB 1080 2022 #2 Lifetime Miles: 448.59
NB 840 #2 Lifetime Miles: 366.83
NB 840 2023 Lifetime Miles: 302.25
NB 1080 2023 Lifetime Miles: 346.59
NB 840 2024 Lifetime Miles: 255.34
NB 1080 2024 Lifetime Miles: 153.35
Running MilesSwimming YardsBike Miles
58.140.00109.69
NB 840 #2 Miles: 24.00NB 1080 2022 #2 Miles: 31.14
Running MilesSwimming YardsBike Miles
3.000.004.19

total running time 27:10. continuing the taper. did 3 striders at 0.75, 1.75, and 2.75 miles.  splits 9:11, 9:03, 8:56

bike riding time 20:06

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Running MilesSwimming YardsBike Miles
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total running time 18:51. splits 9:30, 9:21. deliberately slow and controlled. 2 more days til the race.

NB 840 #2 Miles: 2.00
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Running MilesSwimming YardsBike Miles
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total running time 18:37. splits 9:25, 9:12. plan was to go slow but I couldn't run as slow as I had planned.

NB 840 #2 Miles: 2.00
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Race: Mesa Half Marathon (13.1 Miles) 01:53:59, Place overall: 890, Place in age division: 11
Running MilesSwimming YardsBike Miles
13.140.000.00

my watch time was 1:53.58 and the watch distance was 13.14. My offical time was 1:53.59. the original plan was to run 8:50 pace for 9 miles and then speed up. However, at the expo yesterday I heard that 92% of the elevation drop is during the first 5 miles and the last 2.1 miles. So I adjusted my plan to run 8:45 for the first 5 miles and then 8:50 for the next 4 miles then try to speed up. I ahd to hold back some the first 4-5 miles and then I was really comfortable through 10-11 miles despite not slowing down. As I sped up and tried to maintain, I struggled a bit after 12.3 miles. My last 0.1 I was goiing as hard as I possible could.  I ate a gu packet at 40 minutes and at 75 minutes. splits 8:45.1, 8:42.9, 8:45.9, 8;45.3, 8:50.0 (slowed messing with my first gu), 8:46.8, 8:47.1, 8:42.1, 8:44.5, 8:38.1, 8:32.9, 8:24.4, 8:27.5, 1:05.5. I am very happy with this run. My goal was 1:55. After 4 or 5 miles I adjsuted the goal to try to break 1:54. This is my last run until I can figure out the numbness and tingling in my feet and left leg. overall place 890, 510 for males only, 11th place in my age group (not sure out of how many total)

NB 1080 2022 #2 Miles: 13.14
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Running MilesSwimming YardsBike Miles
0.000.009.61

bike time 45:16.

I am not goiing to run any more until I get the numbness and tingling in my feet figured out

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Running MilesSwimming YardsBike Miles
0.000.009.49

in 45:31.

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Running MilesSwimming YardsBike Miles
0.000.0011.20

51:52.

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Running MilesSwimming YardsBike Miles
0.000.000.02

40 minutes on the exercise bike

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Running MilesSwimming YardsBike Miles
0.000.0013.29

in 61:40

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Running MilesSwimming YardsBike Miles
6.000.000.00

total running time 52:46. I pushed this hard as it was the first run in a week and I didn't want to lose too much speed despite not running for a week. I was super sore. Had to rest and stretch 4 times. splits 8:53, 8:46, 8:56, 8:42, 8:45, 8:44.

NB 1080 2022 #2 Miles: 6.00
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Running MilesSwimming YardsBike Miles
4.000.000.02

total run time 36:15. splits 9:12, 8:59, 9:07, 8:57

30 minutes on the exercise bike

NB 840 #2 Miles: 4.00
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Running MilesSwimming YardsBike Miles
0.000.000.03

55 minutes on the exercise bike

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Running MilesSwimming YardsBike Miles
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45 minutes on the exercise bike

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Running MilesSwimming YardsBike Miles
4.000.006.24

total run time 36:40. windy. splits 9:12, 9:07, 9:10 9:03.

6.24 miles in 30:50. it was really windy and 2 miles of this was directly against the wind

NB 840 #2 Miles: 4.00
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Running MilesSwimming YardsBike Miles
0.000.0011.50

total riding time 52:29.  first 5 miles 21:56, second 5 miles 23:32 (wind), last segment 7:02.

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Running MilesSwimming YardsBike Miles
6.000.000.00

total running time 53:13. ran half mile hard at 1.24 and then again at 4.25 miles, accidently hit the split button at 3 miles. splits 8:54, 2:13, 4:00, 9:04, 2:17, 8:59, 2:20, 4:04, 9:04, 2:18.

NB 1080 2022 #2 Miles: 6.00
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Running MilesSwimming YardsBike Miles
4.000.006.26

total running time 35:44. splits 9:01, 8:56, 8:57, 8:50

total riding time 28:53. 5 miles split 23:09

NB 840 #2 Miles: 4.00
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exercise bike 55 minutes- raining and windy

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Running MilesSwimming YardsBike Miles
0.000.000.03

exercise bike 55 minutes very windy outside (gusts to 25 mph)

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Running MilesSwimming YardsBike Miles
4.000.006.25

total running time 35:19. splits 9:00, 8:48, 8:47, 8:44

total bike time 27:32. 5 mile split 21:57.

NB 840 #2 Miles: 4.00
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Running MilesSwimming YardsBike Miles
0.000.0012.58

total bike time 55:47. first 5 miles 22:03, second 5 miles 22:21, last segment 11:23.

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Running MilesSwimming YardsBike Miles
6.000.000.00

total running time 52:29. I planned on starting off a bit conservative and then speed up. My first mile really surprised so I thought I was backing off the second mile. the rest of the run was a bit of a grind as I tried to maintain through 4 miles and then speed up. splits 8:49, 8:43, 8:51, 8:49, 8:40, 8:37.  Overall, I am very pleased with this work-out.

NB 1080 2022 #2 Miles: 6.00
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Running MilesSwimming YardsBike Miles
4.000.006.25

total running time 35:57. after half mile warm-up I alternated fast 0.25 with recovery 0.25. at 3.25 miles I recovered for a half a mile and then finished with a strong 0.25 miles. splits 9:06, 8:56, 9:05, 8:50.

bike time 27:47. 5 mile split 22:09.

NB 840 #2 Miles: 4.00
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Running MilesSwimming YardsBike Miles
0.000.0012.67

total riding time 56:07. 5 mile splits 22:45 and 21:36. then 11:45 for the last segment.

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Running MilesSwimming YardsBike Miles
58.140.00109.69
NB 840 #2 Miles: 24.00NB 1080 2022 #2 Miles: 31.14
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