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Location:

Medford,OR,USA

Member Since:

Aug 07, 2014

Gender:

Male

Goal Type:

NCAA Champ

Running Accomplishments:

High School:

XC 5K: 15:57

1500: 4:04.55

800: 2:01.05

400: 53.07

3000: 9:18

College 

5000: 13:59.58 (UW Indoor Invite 2021)

Mile: 4:07 (converted from 4:12.07 at altitude; also converted by NCAA to 3:48.8 for 1500)

10000: 29:38.73 (Mt. SAC relays 2022)

Indoor 3000: 8:13 (converted from 8:24.76 at BYU indoor race, 1/16/21)

800: 1:55.6@ (solo time trial at Provo high school, 2019)

400: 51.84h (solo time trial at NMHS, 2015)

 

Post-College

Half Marathon: 1:06:48 (St. Croix Crossing, July 2022)

10 mile: 50:22 (converted from 51:08 at Lift Bridge Race, June 2022)

 

Short-Term Running Goals:

-Qualify for the 2024 Olympic marathon trials

Long-Term Running Goals:

-Run a few fast marathons. Grandma's, St. George, and Boston are on my target list. An Olympic Trials qualifier would be amazing. 

-Break stroller records? 

-Stay fit for a very long time. I believe what goes into making a competitive runner at age 60 is much different than age 20, just like what goes into making a good marathoner differs from a good sprinter. I hope that by taking care of my body, I can be very fast for my age as I get older. 

 

Personal:

I am a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. I served a mission in Rome, Italy from 2015 to 2017. I eat a whole food, plant-based diet, which I believe helps my running. I like chocolate shakes on sunday nights and I will always call the Pacific northwest home. 

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Miles:This week: 0.00 Month: 232.75 Year: 2849.25
Adi-zero Tempo 9 Lifetime Miles: 225.00
Nike Vaporfly Next% Lifetime Miles: 67.75
Peg 37 B Lifetime Miles: 498.75
Peg 37C Lifetime Miles: 493.50
Hoka Clifton 7B Lifetime Miles: 933.75
Peg 38A Lifetime Miles: 403.25
Peg 38D (White) Lifetime Miles: 616.25
Peg 38 OT2 Lifetime Miles: 159.25
Total Distance
2849.25
Nike Peg 38B (Maroon) Miles: 361.75Hoka Clifton 7B Miles: 339.25Peg 38C (Maroon2) Miles: 624.75Peg 38D (White) Miles: 616.25Nike Vaporfly Next% Miles: 44.00Peg 38 OT1 Miles: 658.00Peg 38 OT2 Miles: 159.25
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
17.25

Run in the rain. 6:20 pace. Thankfully it wsa >50 degrees, because that amount of precipitation on that long of a run would have been a recipe for hypothermia in 40 degree weather. Also I didn't have any chafing issues which is a legit miracle.

Nike Peg 38B (Maroon) Miles: 17.25
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
15.50

AM: 11.5 miles in the snowstorm. It was really bad getting the snow in my eyes at first but better when things slowed down. 

PM: 4 miles
 

Nike Peg 38B (Maroon) Miles: 15.50
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
15.50

AM: Good cold workout. About 20 degrees and sunny with ice on the ground at times significant enough to cause some issues but never bad enough to find somewhere else to run. 4-30-3-30-2-30-1-30 with 1 minute rest always.

PM: 4 

Nike Peg 38B (Maroon) Miles: 15.50
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
12.00

12 miles. Felt a little tired and cold today. Tried socks on my hands for the first time and it didn't really work. I bet a nice pair of mittens would really do well. 

Nike Peg 38B (Maroon) Miles: 12.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
11.50

AM: Tempo run workout. 35 degrees felt nice compared to previous days. Decided to shake things up and alternate harder half miles and easier half miles. Here are the splits. 1-5 are uphill and into a little wind toward the end, 6-11 are downhill. Thus there is a bit of a net downhill. 2:41, 2:49, 2:39, 2:51, 2:43, 2:46, 2:23, 2:36, 2:20, 2:42, 2:23. Overall that is 28:59 for 5.5 miles or 5:16 per mile. That's about 5:19 through the first five miles with even elevation change. I think that is a good workout. Idk what it would've been on flat. 

Nike Peg 38B (Maroon) Miles: 11.50
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
18.00

LR today since we will be on the road early tomorrow for the temple. The last time I went to the Philadelphia temple, it was a Friday and I also did my long run that day, and the humidity made it feel like a super long run. Last night it snowed and the roads were clear but I was running through a couple inches of powder on the W&OD. The way back was significantly slower with the uphill but mainly the wind that pressed the whole way almost. Still a beautiful run. It was my longest ever in terms of time on my feet at over 2 hours, 9 minutes. 7:11 pace. 

Nike Peg 38B (Maroon) Miles: 18.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
11.00

AM; 4 miles

PM: 7 miles

Nike Peg 38B (Maroon) Miles: 11.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
16.00

AM: Workout. Track was closed. Was supposed to be 2x200,2x1k,2x200,2x600,2x200 w/ 1-1.5 minutes rest. I ran 30 seconds for the 200s and 3 minutes for the Ks and 1:40 for the 600s. Was a little dissapointed in how I ran. I only got a distance on the Ks. I intended for it to not be very hilly but it ended up including the biggest hill (25 foot drop and then back up again over just a few hundred meters). Ran 2:54 pace on the way out and just 3:09 pace on the way back. 
PM: 4 miles 

Nike Peg 38B (Maroon) Miles: 16.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
15.50

AM: 11.5 miles. A little tired today. 

PM: 4 miles

Nike Peg 38B (Maroon) Miles: 15.50
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
15.50

AM: Said goodbye to the *westbound* W&OD today. Ran all of the trails on the side. Its a nice run. 

PM: 4 miles. Around this day I started feeling some medial malleolus pain. That's why I didn't do a double the next day. 

Nike Peg 38B (Maroon) Miles: 15.50
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
11.75

Last run on eastbound W&OD. It was supposed to be a hill workout but basically every workout has been a hill workout for me so I did one that was about as hilly as normal. What I did is ran hard two miles in one direction and then came back the other way. On the easy (I took 30 seconds each time) I would jog around and then start where I stopped. In this way, I was able to see that I did the first 2 hard miles in 9:31 and the last hard mile in 4:45. The rest was balanced with 2x1min hard, 5x2min hard, 1:30, 1, 30 seconds. That makes 4:30 total rest (a little more at the turnaround). 

Nike Peg 38B (Maroon) Miles: 11.75
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
10.00

10 miles, mostly on treadmill, although I did run a couple minutes in the 1 degree windchill cuz it didn't feel too too bad. Pace said 7:30 at the fastest but I trust my body and that easily could have been 6:30. 

Hoka Clifton 7B Miles: 10.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
17.00

Turned around at the hour mark and got home in 1:58. Thought I had run farther than that. Most of it was compact snow, so I didn't think I was being slowed down that much. 

Hoka Clifton 7B Miles: 17.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
15.50

Run, then 6 by 200 in 31, 30, 29, 28, 28, 27.
 

PM: 5 miles including some with Sarah 

Hoka Clifton 7B Miles: 5.00Nike Peg 38B (Maroon) Miles: 10.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
15.25

AM: 11.25 miles

PM: 4 miles

Hoka Clifton 7B Miles: 11.25Peg 38C (Maroon2) Miles: 4.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
10.00

This run hurt in a way I haven't in a while. As in, it hurt more, but it also hurt different. 

4 by 3 by 400, with 60 seconds in between reps and 2:30 between sets. These times I ran aren't terrible actually, especially for a tough, unbanked track. With just a little more clip in my stride, I'd be feeling really confident again. It was tough to get dropped on my last set by my teammates, but like I said these times aren't anything to be ashamed of: (64,64,64,64) (62, 62, 62, 63) (62,63,63,63)

The real win was on the cooldown and warm up. It was 7 degrees and sunny with windchill of -11 but thanks in part to a new mask I got, I was totally warm and ended up feeling quite hot in my core, so I took off my jacket and just wore my t-shirt and hyperwarm.

Peg 38C (Maroon2) Miles: 8.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
15.00

AM: 5 treadmill miles. It was -11 and -25 windchill on the way there. I lost my trust in the apartment treadmills though- last week I was booking it to run 7:30 pace, and today, on the SAME TREADMILL, I was doing a light morning jog- at 5:10 pace. Smh. 

PM: 10 miles.

Hoka Clifton 7B Miles: 5.00Peg 38C (Maroon2) Miles: 10.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
10.50

Warmer run, but at 10 degrees and very windy, this was the coldest legit workout I've ever done. I'd like to use that as an excuse for why I didn't run as well as I would've liked, but at some point your excuses have to stop. 5:14 pace for 6 miles, a little slower on the way out and faster on the way back. I got dropped with about 2 miles to go (again! second time this week. that's no fun) but somehow hung on within about 5 seconds of the group. I should be grateful though- at least I was ok with my achilles tendon, which felt tight to start and afterwards. Also, I didn't get too cold. I actually gradually pulled my mask down to uncover my face and head for comfort, although afterwards I touched my ears and they felt like an object- completely numb. It was weird being in negative temperature with the windchill and electing to run the whole way back without gloves on. That's what a workout can do to you I guess. 

Peg 38C (Maroon2) Miles: 10.50
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
13.50

Ran in the afternoon. Thankfully it went ok. 6:44 pace. 

Hoka Clifton 7B Miles: 13.50
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
15.00

AM: 5 treadmill miles

PM: 10 miles. That included 2 by 300 in 47, 46 and 4 by 150, all in 21. Each rep included a faster and slower portion. 

Hoka Clifton 7B Miles: 5.00Peg 38C (Maroon2) Miles: 10.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
14.00

AM: 10 miles on treadmill.

PM: 4 miles. -16 windchill was coldest run ever. Sunny though.

Hoka Clifton 7B Miles: 10.00Peg 38C (Maroon2) Miles: 4.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
10.00

6 by 800 with 2 min rest. Was a little nervous beforehand because of how last two workouts went so I made a last second call to wear flats the whole way. Hopefully my Achilles will be ok tomorrow. It's interesting getting used to the track here. At BYU the indoor track was significantly longer and banked, so it's hard to compare times. I heard today that a mile gets a 3 second conversion. We were told to run 2:15s which I considered quite conservative. 2:16, 2:15, 2:13, 2:13, 2:15, 2:12. The slower ones felt great and the faster ones weren't too bad. 

2 by 150 in 21, 20. 

Peg 38C (Maroon2) Miles: 7.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
10.00

10 miles

Hoka Clifton 7B Miles: 10.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
15.00

AM: 5 miles

PM: 10 miles

Hoka Clifton 7B Miles: 5.00Peg 38C (Maroon2) Miles: 10.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
16.25

LR fartlek on transitway and three laps around the football stadium. 30 seconds to 3 minutes and back down in 30 second increments with equal rest. 35:30 of workout overall at 5:52 pace. Probably averaged in the low 4:50s for the hard given that 7:30 pace on the easy would be 4:51 pace. Not super special, but its hard to judge when its cold and windy out.

Nike Peg 38B (Maroon) Miles: 16.25
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
15.00

AM: Pretty warm at 14 degrees out but I still decided to treadmill it

PM: Run and slower 150s. Felt a hitch in my hamstring.

Hoka Clifton 7B Miles: 5.00Peg 38C (Maroon2) Miles: 10.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
15.00

AM: 11 miles, part on ground and part on treadmill cuz of wind

PM: 4 miles

Hoka Clifton 7B Miles: 11.00Peg 38C (Maroon2) Miles: 4.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
10.00

Workout was 5 by 600, 200 with 45 seconds rest between the 6 and 2 and 2:30 between reps. 1:36, 30, 1:34, 29, 1:34, 28, 1:34, 29, 1:33, 29. As usual here, we took slightly less than the required rest each rep ha. This was faster than I had expected to go, so I felt good. The last one even got down almost to goal mile pace for Saturday, which should be 1:33 flat. It was harder than the 800s last week but easier than the 400s from the week before. 

Peg 38C (Maroon2) Miles: 7.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
12.00

AM: 8 miles treadmill

PM: 4 miles

Hoka Clifton 7B Miles: 8.00Peg 38C (Maroon2) Miles: 4.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
5.50

Pre meet. 200s in 32, 31 felt pretty fast. 

Peg 38C (Maroon2) Miles: 5.00
Weight: 0.00
Race: Gopher Classic (1 Miles) 00:04:13
Total Distance
11.00

Raced. Ran 4:13.65. Interesting splits. I guess we slowed down a lot the second 400 and ran like a 65. With a few laps to go some kid shot past me. Turns out he ran that lap in 29. I tried to catch him but couldn't. I think for the flat track this converts to like a 4:11 low. 

Honestly the better part was the 3K 2.5 hours later. I almost didn't do it cuz of my achilles tendon was feeling tight after the mile but decided to give it a go. Seth took us through a 800 in 2:15 high I think and probably 4:35 at the mile. I pulled out at about 6:51 at 2.4 k but was able to run those extra 800 meters in front of Emmet which I think was probably helpful to him. Now I am wishing I had finished. I feel like I could have chilled behind him alright and gone like 8:34 like he did but talk is cheap. Maybe a 3K in the future. I never did well at doubling in high school but felt solid about this. I did feel tired in the mile, maybe cuz of our big workout wednesday contributing there in addition to the shock to the system with the speed endurance stuff. 

Peg 38C (Maroon2) Miles: 8.50
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
15.00

AM: 5 treadmill miles

PM: 10 miles. 300,250,200,150 @ 50,39,29,21.

Hoka Clifton 7B Miles: 5.00Peg 38C (Maroon2) Miles: 10.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
14.50

AM: 10.5 miles

PM: 4 miles

Hoka Clifton 7B Miles: 14.50
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
10.00

Interesting workout. I ran not with my regular group today so I was bouncing around in terms of pace. But it was 1k, 1k, 7,6,5,4,3,2,1,4 with 40 second - 2 minutes rest on everything. Times: 2:58, 2:54, 1:56, 1:43, 1:17, 65, 48, 30, 14, 55.3. That was my fastest 400 I think since 2019.

Peg 38C (Maroon2) Miles: 7.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
15.00

AM: 11 miles

PM: 4 miles

Hoka Clifton 7B Miles: 11.00Peg 38C (Maroon2) Miles: 4.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
12.00

8 mile progression tempo run on the treadmill. That was my first workout I've done on a treadmill in years and hope it is also my last. You feel like your legs are flying but you're hardly breathing. I felt like my heart rate was too low and I wasn't as fatigued at the end as I should have been. I guess it's a good learning experience that I hope I won't need to use. 

Nike Peg 38B (Maroon) Miles: 12.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
16.75

It was 2 or 4 degrees out and less than that with the wind, but the way the sky looked, it seemed like a really nice day. So it was a quite pleasant run actually. The worst part was running on the ice skating rink of Como blvd and the Minneapolis portion of the river road. Beyond that and the university were great. 6:13 average pace, probably closer to 6:00 or faster which isn't too shabby for the weather in the areas that weren't covered in ice. 

There is a big construction project down south where the river bends. It was weird to see so much empty land in the cities. 

Nike Peg 38B (Maroon) Miles: 16.75
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
10.00

Ran 2x150, 8, 4, 1k, 4, 3, 2 w/ 1-2 minutes rest on everything in 23, 23, 2:10, 64, 2:52, 65, 46, 29

Peg 38C (Maroon2) Miles: 7.50
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
14.00

AM: 10 miles, slipped on some ice but still haven't fallen this year

PM: 4 miles

Hoka Clifton 7B Miles: 10.00Peg 38C (Maroon2) Miles: 4.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
14.00

AM: 5 treadmill miles

PM: short session- 3 by 300 and 3 by 150 w/ 90 secs rest all around in 49, 47, 48, 22, 22, 21. 

Nike Peg 38B (Maroon) Miles: 5.00Peg 38C (Maroon2) Miles: 8.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
5.25

5 cold miles and strides. 

Nike Peg 38B (Maroon) Miles: 5.25
Weight: 0.00
Race: Snowshoe Classic (1.864 Miles) 00:08:21, Place overall: 1
Total Distance
10.00

Last night I only slept a couple hours (due to circumstances not having to do with race nerves or anything) but I tried to not let that mess with me in my head. Honestly I don't think it really affected me. Felt fine at the start. Ran mostly 33s with a 32 to start and finish. I also ran a 32 my first lap on my own (Khalid led me through the mile in 4:27), and after that each lap was about .2 seconds slower until 400 to go. I was kind of bummed cuz the official conversion for my 3K last year is 8:13, and this converts to 8:15.4. So I almost PRed. Plus I had the super spikes. But I don't want that to bother me too much. I won my race. And I ran a solid time. I may yet still go sub-14 this year. 

Peg 38C (Maroon2) Miles: 8.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
13.25

13.25 miles on east river road, 6:40 pace

Hoka Clifton 7B Miles: 13.25
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
10.00

10 miles

Peg 38C (Maroon2) Miles: 10.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
10.00

10 treadmill miles

Nike Peg 38B (Maroon) Miles: 10.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
10.00

10 miles

Peg 38C (Maroon2) Miles: 10.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
10.00

10 miles.

Nike Peg 38B (Maroon) Miles: 10.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
10.00

Workout on transit way. 4 mile tempo, 5:25s on the way out with a 5:15 and 5:03 to finish. Wish it felt easier, I don't like workouts in the cold (it was about 17 degrees but bright and sunny so although My legs didn't feel loose, I actually got hot and sweaty at times. 

Peg 38C (Maroon2) Miles: 10.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
16.50

Run. 6:14 pace. 

Nike Peg 38B (Maroon) Miles: 16.50
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
9.00

Didn't go super far today to be careful with my hip. Felt sore, but was fine after it got warmed up. Just need to be careful. We did 4 by 1k with 2:15 rest, alternating 200s in 33 and 38. Wore trainers and never really "woke up", since it was that easy of a workout. Thus, I led the last one and it was pretty poorly paced. For example after the first 200 I forgot to slow down...oops. 2:52, 2:54, 2:55, 2:51. 

Peg 38C (Maroon2) Miles: 9.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
10.50

10.5 miles. Felt like spring!

Nike Peg 38B (Maroon) Miles: 10.50
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
10.00

1:40 rest between 150,200,250,300,250,200,150 in 22, 29, 36, 42, 34, 27, 30. Those ones on the way down gassed me!

Peg 38C (Maroon2) Miles: 9.50
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
11.50

11.5 miles

Peg 38C (Maroon2) Miles: 11.50
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
11.00

3x(3,2,1) fartlek with equal rest. Felt pretty good. 

Peg 38C (Maroon2) Miles: 11.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
16.00

16 miles, 6:28 pace. Planned to go this morning, but after the freezing rain last night, I only lasted 10 seconds before I knew it wasn't going to work. And I fell for the first time this season. Hoping my ankle will be ok. I planned to run on the treadmill this afternoon but thankfully things seemed melted, and it wasn't raining/snowing, so I enjoyed a nice run. Hip/ankle/achilles all felt ok.

Nike Peg 38B (Maroon) Miles: 16.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
10.00

Speed session got going fast today but I purposely went slower than others cuz we still have two workouts this week. 8 by 200 with about 2 min rest on each. One 30, one 27, the rest were 28 or 29.

Peg 38C (Maroon2) Miles: 9.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
11.00

11 miles. 

Hoka Clifton 7B Miles: 11.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
12.50

8 mile tempo on west river road, thankfully ice wasn't really an issue. Went out in 5:20s pace and it felt like long run pace which was a great sign. I told myself it was because the wind was at our back which it was. On the way back it was pretty bad but not the worst I've ever dealt with. I also ran right behind someone most of the time which helped. It felt comfortable the entire way so the last mile I broke the wind a bit. Ended up averaging 5:18 pace, so not extremely good even accounting for wind, but overall I felt really good about today because I was so comfortable. 

Peg 38C (Maroon2) Miles: 12.50
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
14.00

AM: 4 treadmill miles

PM: 10 miles. Maybe due to it being my first double in a while or the workout yesterday or cold weather or sore foot tendons, I felt a little tired. 

Hoka Clifton 7B Miles: 4.00Peg 38C (Maroon2) Miles: 10.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
10.50

4 by 1, 4 by 45, 4 by 30 seconds up a hill. Running up a hill fast can be hard! Overall an easier workout cuz of length though. Thankfully my foot was ok. I need to do more heel walks though to prevent this. Felt a little hypoglycemic on the run back. 

Peg 38C (Maroon2) Miles: 10.50
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
17.25

Cool run. I took a 20 minute bus ride towards St. Paul, such that I only ran 1 mile to get to the Gateway State Trail. They said it was plowed during the winter but turned out to still be pretty ice at parts. I'm sure that won't be an issue from next week on, I just wanted to shake things up from east river road. Made a quick decision to run north at the junction with Bruce Vento trail, which ended up being my favorite part of the run (including because it was totally dry). Then I ran back, and exited the state trail on the road that would take me straight to my classic route on Wheelock. 6:19 pace overall, the first 6 miles at 6:25 pace (ice) so probably more like 6:25 for the first 10 total with the ice and 6:10 for the last 7. 

Hoka Clifton 7B Miles: 17.25
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
10.00

Good speed session. Wanted to keep it as a speed session, not a workout, and I felt like I was able to do that well. 4 by 300 w/ 1 min rest, 3 by 200 w/ 1:30 rest, 2 by 150 with 2:00 rest. 300s hovered around 47.0, 200s all in the 29 range, 150s around 21.0 

Peg 38C (Maroon2) Miles: 8.50
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
15.00

AM: 11 miles

PM: 4 miles wearing shorts. Its spring!

Hoka Clifton 7B Miles: 11.00Peg 38C (Maroon2) Miles: 4.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
11.00

Put on the flats for an indoor track workout (even though it was 55 degrees out today, the snow on the outdoor track hasn't melted enough). It was 6 by k getting supposed to start at 2:56 and end at 2:46. Rest started at 1 minute and progressively increased by 20 seconds until 2:20 before the last one (I nailed the rest if nothing else haha). Ran most of it on my own since Khalid was sick but he led the second one and I didn't do a very good job directing his pace which is why we biffed it. 2:54, 2:58, 2:49, 2:49, 2:49, 2:46. The fifth one felt the worst. Somehow my legs felt more rechared by the last one so I was able to speed it up even though I didn't think I'd be able to. 

Peg 38C (Maroon2) Miles: 8.50
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
15.00

AM: 10.5 miles

PM: 4.5 miles

Hoka Clifton 7B Miles: 10.50Peg 38C (Maroon2) Miles: 4.50
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
11.00

We met at the outdoor track today which is now completely dry. Big difference from just Tuesday. We did a workout that felt little but was actually a decent volume, just 2 sets of 1 mile and 4x1 minute with 1 minute rest between everything. Miles in like 5:15 and 5:05. Tbh I felt tired from Wednesday I assume. It was an "easy" workout and I knew that if it were harder I would've had a tough time.  

Peg 38C (Maroon2) Miles: 11.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
13.25

Beautiful afternoon. 6:33 pace. Felt faster than that. I must be tired. That's a bit concerning. Some of it was on snow, but that was like two miles tops. 

Hoka Clifton 7B Miles: 13.25
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
10.00

8 by 400 in trainers, and I added a 200. 60 seconds rest. 65, 65, 66, 65, 65, 66, 66, 66, 30. Felt pretty doable even with the wind. I did a very similar workout one year ago on much faster so the idea was for this to feel easy. We'll see on Thursday. 

Nike Peg 38B (Maroon) Miles: 10.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
9.00

9 miles before it started raining

Nike Peg 38B (Maroon) Miles: 9.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
5.50

Pre meet

Peg 38C (Maroon2) Miles: 5.50
Weight: 0.00
Race: Raleigh Relays (3.107 Miles) 00:14:18, Place overall: 61, Place in age division: 16
Total Distance
10.00

It was dumping rain all day. Thankfully nothing during my race. You felt the wind, but mostly just when you weren't running behind someone. Before the race, my coach told me to not worry about splits but just compete. I think that was good and makes me feel better about how I did. So, the race started and the pacer had just told us he was going to hit 66s (13:45 pace). This was reasonable given that that pace was just a hair faster than several of the guys in the field have run. Several laps in, I was hanging with the group (starting in dead last, but worked my way up a couple spots) and not struggling too bad. I didn't know how to feel cuz I was still right there with everyone, but some guy yelling splits to someone said we were hitting 67-69 pace. Sure enough, my second lap was 69.7! So, pacing was bad for the leaders but wasn't bad for me. When people started dropping, I surged to catch up. My fastest lap was 1800-2200 in 66.0 (closed in 66 mid). Hit 2 miles in 9:03 feeling tired but alright, but apparently I slowed down a lot, hitting 70-71 after that. I soon recognized it wasn't going to be a fast race, but I kept battling. Don't have regrets about my effort even though it was not my best. A lot of people didn't run fast actually (for example, basically everyone in my heat was sub 14 or sub 8 and I beat like 6 of them), so maybe the humidity (80%) affected us. Going into this race I thought I was in 14:05-14:10 shape under good conditions. 

Nike Peg 38B (Maroon) Miles: 7.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
16.25

AM: Gorgeous spring morning run in North Carolina. Felt tired as expected but nothing too serious.

PM: 5 miles. Trying to catch up on mileage

 

Nike Peg 38B (Maroon) Miles: 16.25
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
17.00

Today we went to the American Tobacco trail. I think it must be famous among runners because we saw a ton of good ones there, including a lot of the teams that were at the meet. It was pretty cool. Its right on the edge of what is developed in the Raleigh area though so its sad to see the forest being cut down to build houses. I ran with the guys around 7 minute pace for the first 6.25 miles, then they turned around and I picked it up so they wouldn't have to wait too long for me. That was like 6 minute pace to the turnaround point and it felt downhill (turns out it really isn't that much downhill) so I thought it would slow it back down from there but it turns out I averaged 5:41 on the way back. Felt pretty easy and quick, like the wind was blowing me uphill. I was trying to be just gentle enough with my sore achilles tendon. I slowed down from 5:30 pace to 6:00 pace once the paved section ended and I had to run on sandy gravel again. 

Nike Peg 38B (Maroon) Miles: 17.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
12.00

12 miles. Achilles felt tight for a good portion of the way. I'm glad I held off and saved the tempo run for tomorrow. 

Peg 38C (Maroon2) Miles: 12.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
13.00

It was like 35 degrees and windy for our tempo today. I should've been more brave and taken the lead earlier, but I didn't know how I'd feel or my teammates would. Like last time, it felt pretty chill. We'd hit a pace that I would've guessed to be 5-10 seconds slower based on how I felt. Would've enjoyed going faster at the end but it's fine. 41:26 when we stopped, or about 5:10-11 pace.

Peg 38D (White) Miles: 13.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
15.50

AM: Slushy and snowy this morning so ran on treadmill

PM: 10.5 miles on transit and como. By the end I felt a little tired in the legs. 

Nike Peg 38B (Maroon) Miles: 5.00Peg 38C (Maroon2) Miles: 10.50
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
15.75

AM: 5 miles. Roads were icy but just a bit. 

PM: 10.75 miles on river road

Peg 38C (Maroon2) Miles: 10.75Peg 38D (White) Miles: 5.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
10.50

Beautiful sunny day and about 40 degrees on the track at 11 am was nice for a workout. I thought I might be toast today after recent hard efforts but I felt good. I hope this lasts through upcoming races. If not, I may need to back off mileage. But no need to worry about that now. Put on the flats for: 200, 3200, 400, 1200, 400, 1600, 200, 200. We did 1:30 rest after the 400s and 3 min after the 2 mile, 2:30 after mile and 2:00 after the 1200 I believe. Honestly throwing the 400s in there made the workout easier. 

32, 9:27, 67, 3:33, 67, 4:32, 30, 30. 

The only things to note was that we went out on pace in the 2 mile but lap 4 was slow and we came through feeling great- in 4:47. After that I was on my own but I got it back down to pace in one lap with a 68. So I split 4:47, 4:40 and tbh it felt hard mostly because I had to push things back on pace that second mile. Hopefully that doesn't happen in a race like it did last year. Then my teammate led us through 800 in 2:20 on the last mile, and I finished it off with a 2:12 800 to run the 4:32. Once again, that was hard, but had I run even splits I could have done a lot more of the 4:40s and hopefully a couple more of the 4:32s. Hopefully when I am willing to go to the well, I can not get way off pace. Like I know I can keep going with the effort I did the 2 mile in, but sometimes that effort balloons from 71s to 75s. I have personal experience haha. 

Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
16.00

Really nice warm morning for a long run. Streets were quiet and I ended my run a new way at McCarron's lake. Meant to go really slow for recovery. Averaged 6:24 pace overall (faster than intended). I think that happened cuz once you are on the way back you kind of just want to get home and not hang around. 

As of today I have done 1000 miles on the year so far. 

Peg 38D (White) Miles: 16.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
15.00

AM: 5 miles. Slushy outside but workable. 

PM: 10 miles and some easy strides on grass

Hoka Clifton 7B Miles: 5.00Peg 38C (Maroon2) Miles: 10.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
15.00

AM: 10 miles before the rain

PM: 5 miles in the rain.

Peg 38C (Maroon2) Miles: 5.00Peg 38D (White) Miles: 10.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
11.50

Hill workout on west river road, at the big hill. Wind (and eventually rain) were at our back for the workout portion up the hill. 3x(2:00,1:30,1:00,30) with a rest of jogging down the hill, which made for a recovery of like 1:1.5 I want to say. So the workout was like 40 min long but only hard for 15. Achilles tendon felt ok, gonna try to take care of it. This workout hurts differently from a tempo, which hurts differently from a track workout. Overall its a relatively easy one.

Peg 38C (Maroon2) Miles: 11.50
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
10.50

10.5 miles. Achilles tendon was a little tight so unfortunately I'm calling off my double.

Peg 38D (White) Miles: 10.50
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
10.00

Indoor track workout due to wind I assume. There were a lot of separate workouts going on but I had someone to run behind for everything till the last 800, when I changed the workout to meet the needs of my Achilles. I also ran in trainers for this reason. 1200, 1000, 800, 600, 800 with 2:30, 2:00, 2:00, 1:30 rest. Ran 3:18, 2:45, 2:11, 1:35, 2:09. Never run a 1200 that fast in practice, but I'm trying to keep raising the bar in my mind for what is "good". 

Peg 38C (Maroon2) Miles: 10.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
14.00

Easy 14. Really enjoyable sunny morning run up through Resevoir Woods and Villa parks, which I think is a great 14 mile route (it was also my first time running through the farm fields this season). Achilles tendon was pretty shaky. Great time for a weekend. If this keeps up I may have to wear next percents to my race. 

Peg 38D (White) Miles: 14.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
9.00

My achilles tendon made it through a 4 mile tempo at 5:11 pace overall. 

Peg 38C (Maroon2) Miles: 9.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
9.00

9 miles. Achilles didn't feel great. 

Peg 38C (Maroon2) Miles: 9.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
5.50

Pre meet

Peg 38C (Maroon2) Miles: 5.50
Weight: 0.00
Race: Mt SAC Relays (6.214 Miles) 00:29:38, Place overall: 20
Total Distance
10.50

Mt. SAC. My race was at 9:40 pm which equates to 11:40 in Minnesota. So I was yawning a bit beforehand, and I think it may have been due to tiredness (as well as nerves). But I wasn't worried about it affecting me. I decided to do what I considered the smart thing given my achilles situtation and wear my Vaporflys instead of spikes. I'm glad I have that option. Spikes would be pretty unforgiving. The new stadium is absolutely amazing. There wasn't a ton of people there so on the backstretch I could totally hear my coach yelling at me, which was helpful. I did a lot of thinking prior to this race, because a 10K is a mental battle. You can spend the first 10 minutes or so not really struggling but thinking about how its going to hurt later. With 40 people in my race, I didn't end up having anyone in specific to hang onto like my brother did so he could break 9 in the 3K the other night, but we decided to have me just try to be near the top. Weather and set up were awesome. This was a great final race in California under the lights. 

Race: With so many people, my first lap was like 73. That was a little unnerving to be behind already with so far to go. But someone started pulling us from up front, so I was pleased to see my splits put me closer to being on pace over the next several laps. I remember hitting around 4:44 at the mile and maybe 8:49 at 3K. I passed a few people on those laps, and as the race progressed, it became tempting to "rest" behind someone once I caught up to them. But their coaches would yell "72" at them, and I knew following them was not going to get me the paces I wanted. Hit 5K in about 14:43 feeling ok, and now focused on my plan to get to 20 minutes intact. Basically from there on out I tried to let the time pass while maintaining pace. My fear going into this race was I wouldn't break 30, and I had good reason to be concerned about that. I remember having 10 minutes to run the last 8 laps and feeling like I could really PR. The last few minutes I was motivated by knowing I would PR. For example, with 1600 to go, I was in a lot of pain and was not resting on my laurels but knew I only needed a 5:07 at that point to go sub 30. So I'm proud of myself that I never let the pace balloon like I did last year after a similar start. I have enough data to estimate splits for the six miles (knowing there's an extra 200 somewhere in there on a similar pace), assumimg I correctly got my 3K, 5K and 8.4k splits- 4:44, 4:40, 4:43, 4:41, 4:53, 4:45.

Nike Vaporfly Next% Miles: 6.25Peg 38D (White) Miles: 4.25
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
8.00

AM: 8 miles around a resevoir type thing. 

Peg 38D (White) Miles: 8.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
16.00

Long run. Felt pretty tired. Achilles hung in there. 

Peg 38D (White) Miles: 16.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
13.25

Fartlek. My achilles was somewhere between surviving and thriving. It included 3 miles which were each at a little over 5 minute pace, and then 2 sets of 2:00,1:30,1:00 in between that were faster than them to some degree. Definitely didn't feel as good as it might have normally, hopefully due to 10K which I will hopefully finish recovering from soon. 

Peg 38C (Maroon2) Miles: 13.25
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
10.00

Legs feeling pretty bogged down still from my race. Hoping they will feel better by workout Thursday. 

Peg 38C (Maroon2) Miles: 10.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
10.50

10.5 miles in the rain. Still felt pretty spanked. Hoping to be feel better by the workout tomorrow!

Peg 38C (Maroon2) Miles: 10.50
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
10.00

Ouch. Ouch. Ouch. This workout was wretched. It's almost good that this has nothing to do with fitness- my body still feels absolutely roasted from the race. Maybe a big workout Monday (volume-wise if nothing else) delayed recovery. Idk. Coach pulled me early, and I didn't even protest that much. 600 in 1:34, 400 in 60, 300 in 44, 200 in 29, 1200 in 3:23 (after opening in 64 and dying a cold death). Rest ranged from 1 minute to almost 3 minutes. 

Peg 38D (White) Miles: 10.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
10.00

Beautiful rainy weather, very windy, legs still tired but surprisingly ran under 7 minute pace, grateful Achilles' tendon has gotten better.

Peg 38D (White) Miles: 10.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
16.50

Beautiful run after going to the temple on the Gateway trail. I pivoted and decided to go right after 5 miles onto Brown's creek state trail. No leaves yet but some beautiful trees and nice humid, cloudy, 62 degree weather made for a good run. Ended up averaging about 5:54s, with the fastest splits in the middle before relaxing towards the end. Good news is hopefully the exhaustion from the race is behind me if I was able to do that. 

Peg 38D (White) Miles: 16.50
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
10.50

4 mile progressive tempo around 5:13 pace overall. 

4 by 200 on indoor track (trainers obviously) in 30, 29, 29, 29. Felt better again today compared to earlier last week. Hoping for a good 1500 on Friday.

Peg 38C (Maroon2) Miles: 10.50
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
10.50

Felt a little tired. Apparently I was going 6:34 pace though.

Peg 38C (Maroon2) Miles: 10.50
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
10.00

10 miles with 2 300s in 46, 45, and 2 150s in 20, 23 (yes I know). This is going to be a very interesting race. I'm not sure how to go about it. Hope it goes well. 

Peg 38C (Maroon2) Miles: 10.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
5.25

Pre meet

Peg 38D (White) Miles: 5.25
Weight: 0.00
Race: Kip Janvrin Open (0.932 Miles) 00:03:53, Place overall: 3
Total Distance
11.00

Raced the Janvrin open in Indianola, Iowa because my time wasn't good enough for the three heats at Drake. I was runner number 1 in the first heat though so maybe I just missed it. It was rainy off and on and windy at 20 mph. My upper body felt ok after pushing the car, but my mind was not in a very good place. Started the race. It went out quick. I felt bad, like I wanted to give up after 150 meters. So idk if I'm still fatigued and recovering or what. Of course, the first 150 meters of a 61 second lap are fairly quick so that could be that too. Hit 800 in 2:04. Even when you're hurting, the race ends so quickly. Wish I had sent it more after that. Apparently I was 63.xx the following lap, and 45 to close. On the homestretch I passed like 3 people. It felt easy to do so and I was definitely motivated to do it. Still only got third place, and I lost to a specific SDSU guy for the third consecutive race. I did break the meet record though so that's a plus. Afterwards I got in a long cool down with none other than my old roommate Bryce! I also got some food at his house because we couldn't find my bus. What a fun coincidence! I never would have known he was in town if I didn't send him a text. My time was 3:53.44.  

Peg 38D (White) Miles: 10.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
14.25

50 degrees but rainy and very humid this afternoon. Achilles felt fine which ws nice but I did feel tired. 6:28 pace, faster on the way back with the wind at my back. Wind is the strongest out in the open at the farmers fields. 

Peg 38D (White) Miles: 14.25
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
10.75

Run, then 4 by 150 in 22-23

Peg 38C (Maroon2) Miles: 10.75
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
10.50

Had an enjoyable run out on the Minnetonka LRT with the teammates, 5-4-3-2-1 fartlek with 1/2 rest. Started at 4:57 pace for the 5 minute and sped up from there but idk to what. Legs felt a little tired still. 

Peg 38D (White) Miles: 10.50
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
11.25

64 degrees and super nice for a run. We went slow. Hope my legs start feeling a little more zippy soon.

Peg 38C (Maroon2) Miles: 11.25
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
10.50

10.5 miles in the morning, mostly on soft surfaces again around the farms. 6:36 pace but also felt tired. Carried a book from a little free library home all the way from the turn around. 

Peg 38D (White) Miles: 10.50
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
10.00

200, 1000, 800, 600, 400, 200 on a windy, warm day with trainers. 90, 2:30, 2:00, 90, 90 rest. But I haven't been able to shake my feelings of tiredness. 2:50, 2:19, 1:43, 67, 27.8. The first two were supposed to be race pace. Definitely couldn't have kept that up for 10k. Hopefully when it's game time and I'm in spikes and hopefully feeling better, I'll be able to hit 2:55s for 10K.

Peg 38D (White) Miles: 10.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
13.00

Approximately 13 miles on St Anthony parkway and beyond at about 6:39 pace. Tired. Hoping things shape up by next week!

Peg 38D (White) Miles: 13.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
9.50

9.5 miles. 3 by 150 with the wind at my back in 23, 21, 21. 

Peg 38C (Maroon2) Miles: 9.50
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
9.75

Rest of 2 minutes and 90 seconds on the short stuff. Track workout: 2K, 800, 600, 400, 300, 200, 200 in 6:09, 2:13, 1:36, 63, 43, 28, 28

Nike Peg 38B (Maroon) Miles: 9.75
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
9.25

Wasn't supposed to go this far but I hear too late. It's fine. Also I really tried to avoid going fast but did 6:39 pace. I guess that's a good thing maybe?

Peg 38D (White) Miles: 9.25
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
5.25

Did a pre meet in the morning with strides.

Peg 38C (Maroon2) Miles: 5.25
Weight: 0.00
Race: Big 10 Track Champs (6.214 Miles) 00:30:05, Place overall: 18
Total Distance
10.00

There you have it. The end of an era has come, as that was my last collegiate race. Although it didn't go as well as I wanted, I didn't feel too dissapointed afterward because I was thinking of my college career as a whole, which never should have happened at all. So its hard to feel too ungrateful from that perspective. I'm sure I'll have more thoughts later. It's still all sinking in.

The race didn't dilly dally too much. I was near dead last at the mile in 4:41. Really just trying to conserve energy and not run into the wind, and I thought I mostly did a good job sliding up only when someone would let a gap start forming. Here is a pet peeve I have: A) when you are immediately behind someone and someone behind you tries to pass you and insert themselves there. Why?? B) when someone lets a gap form, you pass them, and then they try to close the gap to cut you off. Both actions hurt both people. Oh well. 9:23 at 2 miles I think. 14:43 at 5K, though I had already started slowing and was more in survival mode than feeling agressive. Continued to slow, punctuated by three 76s near the end. Hard to believe I was running over 5 minute pace. Then a 72 and 65 to close. Wish I could have caught a few more people. Definitely a good home crowd there though. 

Nike Vaporfly Next% Miles: 6.25
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
7.25

Felt really trashy at first, better later. Really nice run though around the Diaganol. 6:51 pace. 

Peg 38D (White) Miles: 7.25
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
9.25

Ran almost the same exact route as Saturday except from home. Feels like a quick way to run 9 miles, kind of in the same way as my MLR in Mapleton did. Still felt tired but better. 6:46 pace despite the hills. 

Peg 38D (White) Miles: 9.25
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
9.00

6:51 pace on Farmers Fields. Felt tired. 

Peg 38D (White) Miles: 9.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
9.00

6:51 pace. Tired ish. 

Peg 38D (White) Miles: 9.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
10.00

Super pretty spring day to run along west river road via dinkytown greenway, and at the end on the trail to the side of it. Started out pushing the stroller so I estimated my first 5 minutes or so, but overall would've been about 6:42 pace and felt really good.

Peg 38D (White) Miles: 10.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
10.00

Rainy morning. 

Peg 38D (White) Miles: 10.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
12.50

Cooler morning. I instantly clicked into a faster pace today. Measured one mile using mile markers lining a race course they are doing today by East River road in 5:40, but that felt fast. Turns out I still went 5:48 pace overall in a solid but not out of the ordinary longer run effort. That mile was the hilliest mile of the day. Today was the Fargo marathon and while this had nothing to do with why I went faster, I wonder how I would've done. The marathon winner was 2:29 and half winner was 1:07. I definitely feel more recovered than after my last 10K, but I'm not sure I could've won the half (and I really can't presume to guess the marathon as I have never run that distance before). 

Peg 38D (White) Miles: 12.50
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
9.25

About 9.4 miles at around 6:40 pace. Started the run again with the fam which is enjoyable, especially when we can take up the whole road (Talmage) and I can push the stroller and then catch up to it.

Peg 38D (White) Miles: 9.25
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
11.00

6:44 pace along west river

Hoka Clifton 7B Miles: 11.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
10.00

10 miles in the rain. 6:40 pace but felt more tired today. Should definitely back it off tomorrow. 

Hoka Clifton 7B Miles: 10.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
9.50

Felt energized today despite poor sleep last night. 6:42 pace but faster for most of it because I started the run with the family and allowed my watch to get pretty far ahead. 

Peg 38D (White) Miles: 9.50
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
9.50

6:44 pace to Como. Surprised to have settled into a very similar pace yet again. 

Peg 38D (White) Miles: 9.50
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
13.75

Decided last night to run hard today. It was raining but warm (60 degrees) when we started out. I ran with my wife and baby for a little over a mile. Then I did a mile warm up till I got to University Ave where I wouldn't have to wait for all the lights. I decided to go 25 minutes out, knowing that would be well over 4 miles. I decided to take the UMN bridge, even though that means running down the hill and up the big incline on west river road. The rain wasn't bad until partway through there was some lightning and it started coming down fairly hard. Still, my shoes were never saturated (although my clothes were "washing machine" level wet) and the wind was present but never terrible. I went pretty hard at first, and definitely felt like I was taking a beating and slowed partway through (you know you're going fast when you feel tired and see you've only been runnning for 7 minutes, and a lot of it downhill). I slowed further on the way back, though I was pleasently surprised that my split on the way back was 26:03, not too far off the 25:32 I did on the way out. Then I ran hard to the Co-op, which coincided beautifully with 1:00:00 of hard running. Turns out that was 11.36 miles overall, 5:18 pace. (5:12 on the way out, then 5:18 segment 2, and 5:23 the home stretch). That was good I guess. Nearly a 1:09 half marathon on a hard but totally on-a-whim solo effort in a pair of old shoes, on a rainy day, with a serious hill and some minor hills both ways (one brief stop at half way). If I had to guess my half marathon fitness right now, I'd conservatively guess 1:07, but on a good day I think 1:06 is very possible and 1:05 is unlikely but not out of the question. The downside is there are no nearby races that offer prize money where I can test my fitness. I just looked last night and they all seem to be raising money for some cause. The competitive ones don't offer money either and are super expensive. I was really banking on having competitions for cash to keep me fired up after college running. I need some sort of plan. 

Peg 38C (Maroon2) Miles: 13.75
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
10.00

Ran with my old teammates at Hopkins high school (which was really cool) and it wasn't raining which was nice but was as humid as can be after the storm and wet on the track. 6 by 1k with 60 seconds rest. 2:57, 3:00, 2:58, 3:00, 2:58, 2:53. Given my lack of track work and hard run Saturday I shouldn't be too bummed. It was tough but could've done more. Gotta find a race. 

Peg 38D (White) Miles: 10.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
9.25

9.25 miles. Not sure what pace but tried to relax and give my achilles tendon a break. It felt sore yesterday and today. 

Hoka Clifton 7B Miles: 9.25
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
9.25

6:48 pace farmers fields. Felt quite tired today.

Hoka Clifton 7B Miles: 9.25
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
9.25

Boom island

Peg 38D (White) Miles: 9.25
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
9.25

First 1.5 was with the fam. Road got cut off due to flooding down on the banks of the east side of the river. 

Peg 38D (White) Miles: 9.25
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
14.00

Did basically the same route again. There was no "warm up", no "start line" or anything. I just started out feeling nice and loose and picking it up while feeling relaxed. I did start to push it more on the way out but still feeling good, then on the way home I realized that would be the only pace segment I could accurately calculate and didn't want to slow down for it. I probably sped up and ran the back 7 miles at 5:17 pace. The seems to be a magical "hard" pace that I can go for 8-12 miles, and is somewhere between half marathon and marathon pace. 

Peg 38D (White) Miles: 14.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
9.50

Slower run on St Anthony parkway today, especially on the way out (well, it felt slower. apprarently I still averaged 6:41). Super humid after rain last night but not annoying since it was only 60 degrees. 

Hoka Clifton 7B Miles: 9.50
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
8.75

Ran out of time because we had a stroller accident :(

Hoka Clifton 7B Miles: 8.75
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
9.75

About 6:50 pace, west river road

Peg 38D (White) Miles: 9.75
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
9.50

Felt a bit tired. 6:42 pace for most of it on farmer's fields. 

Peg 38D (White) Miles: 9.50
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
10.50

6:41 pace around Como lake

Hoka Clifton 7B Miles: 10.50
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
10.50

65 degrees and humidissimo. But I'll never complain about an overcast, quiet Saturday morning on east river road. I felt tired this morning and as I started out, I told myself there's no way I'd run fast (and I knew I wouldn't run far cuz I got started late and am biking later). Somehow I averaged 6:07s on the way out and 5:31s on the way back, feeling very slow. 

Peg 38D (White) Miles: 10.50
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
10.50

10.5 on St A parkway in the deluge. Beautiful.

Peg 38D (White) Miles: 10.50
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
10.25

Wow, it was so humid I could hardly think. Was slightly helpful that there was some cloud cover and wind near the end. 80 degrees when I got home around 8:15. My achilles tendon was bugging me too so overall I didn't enjoy the diagonal as much as I could have. 6:34 pace. 

Hoka Clifton 7B Miles: 10.25
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
10.50

Boom Island loop, starting with the fam. Grey outside and 72 degrees felt so much nicer than yesterday. Apparently 6:31 pace but it didn't feel that hard. 

Peg 38D (White) Miles: 10.50
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
10.00

10 miles with the fam and on west river north. 

Peg 38C (Maroon2) Miles: 10.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
10.25

Farmers fields. The sun was way high into the air for it being 7 am or whatever. 6:52 pace.

Peg 38C (Maroon2) Miles: 10.25
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
12.50

Achilles still feel tight, but nothing terrible. 6:18 pace on a new loop I won't do again. Did 1x3 min at what I estimated to be race pace. 

Peg 38D (White) Miles: 12.50
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
9.75

Probably about 6:45 pace. 80+ degrees when we started and went on the lateral today, but the shade and wind helped. Also, it was either less humid (not likely lol) or I am just getting used to it because it was hot but not nearly as miserable as last time. The reality is that although that is hot for a morning run, I have run in temps much warmer than 80 degrees, even in humidity, when I've gotten used to them. 

Peg 38C (Maroon2) Miles: 9.75
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
10.25

To Como park

Peg 38D (White) Miles: 10.25
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
10.00

About 6:40 pace on west river. Started with the family. Felt pretty good today. 

Peg 38C (Maroon2) Miles: 10.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
9.25

Beautiful run down on the east river flats.

Peg 38D (White) Miles: 9.25
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
5.50

Pre race easy run and strides

Peg 38D (White) Miles: 5.50
Weight: 0.00
Race: Lift Bridge Race (10 Miles) 00:51:08, Place overall: 1
Total Distance
12.00

Lift Bridge 10 mile race today! I kept checking the weather, and was worried about it. Turns out when we got to Bayport, MN, it was about 70 degrees and 90 percent humidity because it was pouring rain. By a miracle, the rain almost entirely stopped by the time I began my warm up, and the weather wasn't ever too much on my mind during the race. I had been kicking myself for not bringing an extra pair of shorts for the race, but that wasn't necessary. The race itself was beautiful. It was very hilly. You gain 230 feet of elevation over the first 6 miles, and extra when you account for the downhills that there were too. At one point I was running up a steep hill in a random neighborhood all on my own (I won by 7 minutes) and it couldn't have seemed less like a race. But a race it was, and I really enjoyed it. The last few miles didn't feel too bad since they were so downhill. Given the hills, the wind, humidity, and temp, I can say with confidence that I would be sub 50 at the Pear Blossom and sub 1:07 in a half marathon with better conditions. Not bad for employing my "just run" strategy of training. 

But wait, there's more! I know this should be met with skepticism, but the previously certified course was completely changed like a week ago for reasons unknown to me. When I plug it into map my run, I got 10.4 miles! On further investigation, there are discrepancies at least in the very first mile, as the course map shows us starting at a different point than we actually did. Map my run hits the one mile approximately .25 miles before the map does for that reason. I can't write it off as a better PR than what I ran, but a 10.25 mile race would have been 49:50ish, and a 10.40 mile race would have been 49:10ish. Update to that: the race website has a Mapmyrun map of the course. It shows you hitting 10 miles before the end of the race, and shows you starting further ahead than we started. Totaled up, it mean I ran about 10.15 miles. I feel good about sticking with that. That is 50:22 for a 10 mile. 

Splits, according to mile markers: 5:09, 5:03, 5:15, 10:26, 5:20, 5:08, 5:03, 4:44, 4:56. You can see the effect of hills.

Nike Vaporfly Next% Miles: 11.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
9.50

Boom island, 6:45 pace. Didn't feel too bad after having raced. 

Peg 38C (Maroon2) Miles: 9.50
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
9.25

East river flats, 6:50 pace. Nice rain this morning. Went at 6:15 and it was light as if it were 8 am! That must have made it easier to go running at that time.

Peg 38D (White) Miles: 9.25
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
8.50

Feeling very stressed the past couple days. Whether this contributed more to me feeling tired today or race recovery, I don't know. 7 minute pace. 

Peg 38D (White) Miles: 8.50
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
9.00

9 miles on farmers fields, about 7 minute pace but felt good. Rainy day, it was the best type of run. 

Peg 38C (Maroon2) Miles: 9.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
9.50

Surprised to have run only 7 minute pace starting with the fam on diagonal. Maybe still getting back into it.

Peg 38C (Maroon2) Miles: 9.50
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
13.75

Quiet, overcast Saturday morning run in the mid 60s through a beautiful place. What more could you ask for? I guess these were the running conditions I was paying for over the winter. I was again surprised by how slow I went. Oh well. It was a cool but slow course- getting on East river road via East river flats, then finishing up running down the trail at Shadow falls (St Thomas jut) for the first time. 

I wonder if my old shoes are making my tendons hurt. I'm excited to get new ones after my trip.

Peg 38D (White) Miles: 13.75
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
9.75

Halfway into a beautiful dark (due to clouds) 4th of July morning on west river road, it started dumping rain. The nice weather was a little consolation for missing the freedom run.

Peg 38C (Maroon2) Miles: 9.75
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
10.00

Went 6:46 pace on St Anthony parkway despite it being an overcast, 73 degree swimming pool outside haha. 

Peg 38D (White) Miles: 10.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
9.50

6:54 pace on east river flats after starting with the fam. Probably will want to wait a couple days before I feel good going to Boom island again.

Hoka Clifton 7B Miles: 9.50
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
9.50

6:57 pace farmers fields

Peg 38C (Maroon2) Miles: 9.50
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
9.75

Boom Island, 6:48 pace 

Hoka Clifton 7B Miles: 9.75
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
13.75

Beautiful morning to run Resevoir woods park, 6:25 pace

Peg 38C (Maroon2) Miles: 13.75
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
14.00

Ran with my brother today. It was beautiful, much hillier than I am used to of late, and I think I was a little tired from my LR on saturday. My brother is really fit and it was tough! 6:17 average, but faster after some warm up miles at the beginning.

Peg 38D (White) Miles: 14.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
8.00

8 miles with my brother. Yesterday I was exposed to a lot of ozone (long story) and some more bad sleep meant I just felt trashy. 7:39 pace (no real hills either) and just did not feel great.

Peg 38D (White) Miles: 8.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
10.50

Trail run in Cle Elum, Washington. Still feel very tired (6:44 pace) but probably better than yesterday and I finally had an uninterrupted sleep which is huge. 

Peg 38D (White) Miles: 10.50
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
8.00

8 miles, same location as yesterday

Peg 38D (White) Miles: 8.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
9.75

Cool run around the area. Didn't appear that fast on the map, but that might not be quite accurate and anyway I wasn't even sure if/how far I could run after my injury yesterday.

Peg 38D (White) Miles: 9.75
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
12.75

Last run in WA on Iron Horse Trail. I considered driving there and probably should have because you lose 250 feet total on the way out, almost all of it on the journey to get to the trail itself on a busy road without a shoulder. Felt kinda tired the whole way back, especially there. 6:20 pace. It was pretty though.

Peg 38D (White) Miles: 12.75
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
9.75

6:50 pace on west river. Felt tired and was very hot.

Peg 38C (Maroon2) Miles: 9.75
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
9.50

East river flats. 78 degrees but overcast and didn't feel too bad. Felt way more tired than I'd like for 6:58 pace. I'd like to race next weekend, but don't want to if I don't start feeling better. 

Peg 38D (White) Miles: 9.50
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
9.25

6:47 pace. Felt better this morning, especially near the end.

Peg 38D (White) Miles: 9.25
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
9.25

7:00 pace over to Lake Como. Hoping to start feeling better soon. 

Peg 38 OT1 Miles: 9.25
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
9.75

6:44 pace, boom island park

Peg 38 OT1 Miles: 9.75
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
13.00

I can’t think of enough superlatives. Probably the best run I’ve ever been on. This was technically my fourth time on the gateway trail but only my second in the rural side, and last time the trees hasn’t bloomed yet. This time, there were ferns on the ground, towering deciduous trees with bright leaves, starkly contrasting white aspens, and pine trees, all a little dark while reflecting an overcast grey sky. It was like the garden of Eden. This run alone was worth a week of winter weather. I just couldn’t get enough (though I only dared to stop at the turn around, as I would become drenched in sweat).

With mile markers on a run like that, the miles tick by and you’re turning around before you know it. I could’ve gone 20 miles easy today despite the humidity (or at least, turned around at 10 miles thinking it would be easy).

I have a very favorable image of Stillwater area in my head, which is helped because all three times I’ve run there, it’s been a warm, overcast day.

Overall it was 5:50 pace for 13 miles. Hopefully my ability to “chill” at that pace will mean I can go much faster next week.

Peg 38 OT1 Miles: 13.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
9.75

6:48 pace, farmers fields. Nice and cool today!

Crossed the 2000 mile threshold today for the year.

Peg 38 OT1 Miles: 9.75
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
9.75

6:52 pace. Felt tired.

Peg 38 OT1 Miles: 9.75
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
9.50

6:51 pace, east river flats 

Peg 38 OT1 Miles: 9.50
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
9.25

6:41 pace, Minneapolis diag

Peg 38 OT1 Miles: 9.25
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
4.25

Pre meet. Decided to go very short today. Hips felt stiff but there's not much I can do in advance of the race. I'm hoping they last and that I can take care of this afterwards.

Peg 38 OT1 Miles: 4.25
Weight: 0.00
Race: St Croix Crossing (13.1 Miles) 01:06:48, Place overall: 1
Total Distance
15.25

First half marathon ever, first time being taken to the medical tent. That being said, I think the kind officials and fellw runners who helped me out haven't seen college runners before. If they thought I looked bad on the ground, they should've seen the carnage of NCAA XC Champs March 2021. I felt relatively recovered sleepwise, but a little fatigued from everything, incluing actually some great news I got yesterday that may have just distracted me a bit. Overall, I was probably in a bit better shape at my last race, so my time today was fairly expected. A 67 would have been dissapointing and a 65 would have been exciting. What this does tell me is that I'm a ways off from Olympic Trials. Running sub 63 sounds crazy, even if I had competition and the course wasn't up and down like it was today again (though more down this time). I would have to qualify with an actual marathon. I plugged this time into a couple conversions and they gave me 2:19 as a projected marathon. On a good course, I think I could get it done. But that assumes you are equally fit for the marathon as the half. Running 5:06 pace kind of made me chuckle because it appears no matter what the distance, my body settles into 5:00-5:10 pace on the roads. So I think I have good marathon potential, but to harness that I would need to learn how to take calories while running (today by stomach was in knots again and I couldn't stand to think about having some gatorade), and I would need to do more long runs in the 20 mile range. I would perform woefully off of the 13 mile LRs I've been doing recently.

Splits: I have a hard time beleiving them. I was sure tired at the end, but tired Ethan running downhill is usually faster than conservative Ethan at the beginning of a race. I feel like all the early miles were short and the late ones long. Either than or I have poor perception of pace! 4:56, 4:59, 5:01, 5:02, 10:17, 5:21, 4:51, 5:10, 5:05, 5:26, 5:03, 5:01 (pace for the last 1.1).

Nike Vaporfly Next% Miles: 14.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments
From Starman on Tue, Aug 09, 2022 at 14:42:06 from 135.26.195.237

Congrats on your first half marathon! That was pretty consistent pacing too. I would like to try a half someday, but I need to put in a lot more consistent and higher mileage for that.

From Tyler on Thu, Sep 15, 2022 at 11:30:21 from 161.69.122.14

I just came across this. Fantastic result. Yeah you have the talent that you might get down to 63 eventually, but the marathon qualifier is much softer.

Do you have a coach or are you doing this solo? A good stretch of long runs and "big workouts" (look up Paul Petersen's or Fritz's old blogs) would probably get you there.

You just have to practice with nutrition and see what you can handle. Salted watermelon GUs and Gatorade work for me, but I know others who have had good success with Maurten products. Lots of different stuff out there to try.

From Ethan Cannon on Tue, Sep 20, 2022 at 19:32:26 from 131.212.251.36

@Tyler Thanks for the advice! I don't have a coach right now so I will definitely check out those blogs for some workout inspiration, and try out those products once I start building up to longer distances.

From Tyler on Tue, Sep 27, 2022 at 16:33:06 from 161.69.116.11

Yeah, there used to be a really solid core of marathoners on the blog. Still lots of good nuggets in the archives.

I also found Daniels' Running Formula helpful (2nd edition). I patterned my 2nd and 3rd marathon builds roughly off the 2Q plans in the back. Everybody is different, but I found I responded well mixing in a bit of the 5k pace work early in the build. The Big Workout concept isn't explicitly stated but can be worked in pretty smoothly. Can be a great resource for the self-coached.

Total Distance
9.00

7:19 pace, nice and slow to Boom Island to get back into it. Felt sore.

Peg 38 OT1 Miles: 9.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
9.00

Probably a bit slower than 7 minute pace, although I felt more recovered today for sure. Got a lot of junk in my lungs on St A parkway, maybe I'll take a break from that.

Peg 38 OT1 Miles: 9.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
9.25

Como classic at 7:08 pace. Warm and humid but alright. 

Peg 38 OT1 Miles: 9.25
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
9.25

7:07 pace, farmers fields. Cooler today.

Peg 38 OT1 Miles: 9.25
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
9.25

7:13 pace como classic. Felt low on glycogen and hernia was hurting this morning.

Peg 38 OT1 Miles: 9.25
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
12.00

Hit the jackpot again with a dark, overcast, quiet saturday morning on east river flats and east river road. It was really enjoyable, except my hernia being a bit sore. It started raining on the way back and is now supposed to dump 3.5 inches today. Sorry, Oregonians. I was really surprised to see I only ran 7:07 pace though, that did not feel that slow.

Peg 38 OT1 Miles: 12.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
9.00

Remarkably consistent- 7:08 pace, Minneapolis diagonal

Peg 38 OT1 Miles: 9.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
9.75

6:59 pace means progress, but I still felt tired and decided to pull the plug on the half marathon this weekend. I'd love to do it, but it just doesn't feel like the right time right now. 

Peg 38 OT1 Miles: 9.75
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
9.75

6:54 pace on west river. That's a good sign of a recovering body.

Peg 38 OT1 Miles: 9.75
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
9.50

6:57 pace, east river flats

Peg 38 OT1 Miles: 9.50
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
9.50

6:49 pace (I actually ran faster than yesteryday) in the deluge on east river flats

Peg 38D (White) Miles: 9.50
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
20.00

Longest run ever! 20.1 miles. And technically my fastest long run ever at 5:43 pace. The Gateway trail held to fashion and it was cloudy again this morning. Less people in the trail at 6:15. I just kept going and going, even against my better judgment when my Achilles started feeling a little tight. I finished the trail and ran a half mile on the road it pops out on, and it felt like the edge of the earth (probably because I've been living in a city). So pretty. A few of the mile splits are definitely bogus but I'll report them anyway: 6:41, 5:43, 5:48, 5:33, 5:31, 5:44, 4:55, 6:00, 5:05, 5:20, 6:01, 5:00, 5:55, 5:35, 5:41, 5:55, 5:35, 6:02. My tiredness at the end was due mostly to the mileage and lack of food. The pace wasn't really bothersome, even after feeling tired early. 

Peg 38 OT1 Miles: 20.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
4.00

Turns out the "hills of Tennessee" are no joke. You can't run from the house here like at all, so I tried to run at the hike we went to and it worked out not the best.

Peg 38 OT1 Miles: 4.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
5.50

More hilly running in TN

Peg 38 OT1 Miles: 5.50
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
9.50

6:46 pace afternoon run on farmers fields after getting home. Wasn't used to running at that time, and I might still be recovering from the long run, and we woke up early this morning- for some reason, I felt trashed. The clouds and thunderstorm made it a lot more bearable though.

Peg 38 OT1 Miles: 9.50
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
9.50

Went a lot slower this morning on west river road

Peg 38 OT1 Miles: 9.50
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
9.50

7:06 pace east river flats

Peg 38D (White) Miles: 9.50
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
13.75

6:38 pace, resevoir woods. Beautiful day.

Peg 38 OT1 Miles: 13.75
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
9.75

6:51 pace, boom island.

Found out yesterday I may be out from running for longer than I thought post-surgery. That made me very sad.

Peg 38 OT1 Miles: 9.75
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
9.00

diagonal hook, 7ish minute pace apparently

Peg 38D (White) Miles: 9.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
9.50

about 7:00 pace, farmers fields

Peg 38 OT1 Miles: 9.50
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
9.50

Inputting this later, I'm guessing it was east river flats

Peg 38 OT1 Miles: 9.50
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
9.50

Mindlessly did the east river flats turnoff instead of the bridge to west river, so I got there via the UMN bridge instead. Mileage estimated.

Peg 38 OT1 Miles: 9.50
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
17.00

Kind of weird run but fun. To go out with a bang before my surgery, I decided to wake up a little early and bike to Minnehaha park. I had a problem with the app, and a person trying to be helpful ended up taking the last functional e bike. At least that means I can feel like this was a more legitamate two-event workout, even though it meant getting a hip workout. It was raining when I got on the bike but stopped pretty soon after. I did 7.8 miles in 37 minutes. Then I got off and ran around pike island. I got lost once but it was in a cool place. It felt like the middle of nowehere, except a huge bridge passing overhead. Kind of interesting. Then I ran around pike island. It was pretty cool. I realized I was taking longer than I intended and pushed it hard on the way home. Despite this, I only ran 6:00 pace for the 17.02 miles. That is dissapointing. I was soaked in sweat due to the humidity. I think either hypoglycemia or dehydration caused the slow pace. Doesn't matter too much as I am about to lose all my fitness anyway. It was weird getting off the bike and running, my legs were still trying to pedal. It was kind of funny while it lasted for like 10 min. 

Peg 38 OT1 Miles: 17.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
9.75

Last run for a while :( :( :(

Ran to 18th with the fam and back, and then to falcon heights park

As it happens, I am at exactly 2300.0 miles on the year. 

Peg 38 OT1 Miles: 9.75
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
2.00

Woohoo! 1.92 miles at a scorching 8:27 pace. I feel very sore, out of shape, and it hurt a lot (but hopefully not in a bad way). Good to be back at it though!!

Peg 38 OT1 Miles: 2.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
3.00

Could be wrong about this but I may have been torching 7:45 pace. I definitely started out my run getting to the road before the tracks at 4:55 instead of 5:09 like last time. Still felt kind of yucky in the tummy.

Peg 38 OT1 Miles: 3.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
4.00

Woah!!! I feel worlds better than the past couple days. Went 7:12 pace today and felt way more normal. That is very exciting. Probably time to start planning for the future.

Peg 38 OT1 Miles: 4.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
5.00

7:12 pace again

Peg 38 OT1 Miles: 5.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
3.50

Ran to and around the Griak today!

Peg 38 OT1 Miles: 3.50
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
5.25

7:10 pace. Felt sick today and did not get hardly any sleep last night. Yuck.

Peg 38 OT1 Miles: 5.25
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
6.00

6 miles, 7:05 pace. Still avoiding hills by continuing straight across the bridge and under the bridges towards downtown.

Peg 38 OT1 Miles: 6.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
6.75

7:04 pace towards but not reaching boom island. Lots of construction. 

Peg 38 OT1 Miles: 6.75
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
6.75

Wasn't feeling very good in the groin area. And it was cold out today, below 40 degrees. Maybe that is why I apparently only ran 7:21 pace. 

Peg 38 OT1 Miles: 6.75
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
8.00

Felt better today. It was also warmer. East river flats. 7:00 pace. 

Peg 38 OT1 Miles: 8.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
8.50

6:58 pace! First time under 7 since surgery, exactly one month later. East river.

Peg 38 OT1 Miles: 8.50
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
9.00

Unfortunately, I had to break my pre-conference long run tradition, given that 9 miles does not qualify as a long run. That being said, I did enjoy running to Como park and enjoying the beautiful changing colors on the trees. 

Peg 38 OT1 Miles: 9.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
8.50

East river flats, approximately 8.5 miles. 

Peg 38 OT1 Miles: 8.50
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
8.75

7:07 pace farmers fields. Yucky air today.

Peg 38 OT1 Miles: 8.75
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
9.00

7:02 pace on west river. Still feeling some groin pain when I run.

Peg 38 OT1 Miles: 9.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
7.25

Wretched night last night, as both I felt sick again (how?) and the toddler was feeling really sick. Yuck. Took me a long time to get up the strength to run. Hopefully I get better so I can have a good birthday run and long run. 

Peg 38 OT1 Miles: 7.25
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
9.00

About 9 miles yesterday at Como Classic. Had a better sleep the night before. Found a new way to upgrade the route. 

Peg 38 OT1 Miles: 9.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
12.75

6:24 pace on the gateway trail (to Stillwater) after temple. Was the hardest 6:24 pace I've done in a long time. It's ok, that's what happens when you get back into it. 

Peg 38 OT1 Miles: 12.75
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
9.25

Approximately 9.25 miles on west river. Nice weather this morning (42 degrees ish), but due to shorter days and colder weather, I think my days of morning runs are numbered.

Peg 38 OT1 Miles: 9.25
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
9.50

East river flats. 7:03 pace and it still felt quick. 

Peg 38 OT1 Miles: 9.50
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
9.25

About 7:00 pace for 9.4 miles (I've been rounding up this week)

Peg 38 OT1 Miles: 9.25
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
9.25

7:00 pace, boom island

Peg 38 OT1 Miles: 9.25
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
9.50

New weather called for a new route. It was snowing this morning! I ran east river road. 6:50 pace was my fastest besides the LR since surgery, but that may have also been because there is no major hill in this run. 

Peg 38 OT1 Miles: 9.50
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
13.75

33 degrees but I opted for shorts actually. Kind of sad to say it, but I got out late and didn't quite finish the resevoir woods out and back like I wanted to, so obviously I was hustling on my way home. Like, I was pretty much maxing out. At 6:27 pace. Kinda sad. I'm surprised its taking me this long to get back to normal fitness. Oh well. 

Peg 38 OT1 Miles: 13.75
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
9.50

7:00 pace, como classic

Peg 38 OT1 Miles: 9.50
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
9.50

East river flats in 65:30, I think about 7 minute pace. 25 degrees out this morning. I wore a hat and gloves with my long sleeve shirt, but I think in weather like that it might be time to bring out the big guns to be more comfortable. 

Peg 38 OT1 Miles: 9.50
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
9.00

West river road, 7:00 pace. 25 degrees again and I wore my jacket and which felt very nice. 

Peg 38 OT1 Miles: 9.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
9.25

Farmers fields, 6:53 pace. Warmer today. 

Peg 38 OT1 Miles: 9.25
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
9.00

Minneapolis diag

Peg 38 OT1 Miles: 9.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
14.75

Really warm day today, in the 70s. When I ran on Gatway (left fork) after the temple, it was in the 50s I think. Ran 5:56 pace! It also didn't feel like so much of a chore to finish the run at the end, I wasn't as exhausted even though I continued to bring the mileage up. Maybe my previous long runs are kicking in now for my fitness. 

Splits according to the watch: 3:16, 12:35, 6:01, 5:41, 5:40, 5:59, 5:19, 5:22, 6:04, 5:50, 5:52, 6:08, 5:38, 6:08, 2:43.

Peg 38 OT1 Miles: 14.75
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
9.75

Como classic, approximately 6:47 pace. I think running in the afternoon made it quicker, although I was still sore, I think from sitting in the car immediately after the LR saturday. Had to run in the afternoon today, it was my first time since May doing so from what I remember. Not very sustainable time-wise, but it sure was nice to run in on a rainy fall afternoon. 

Peg 38 OT1 Miles: 9.75
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
9.25

East river flats. 7:12 pace? Idk. Super pretty overcast morning, with the sun rising and casting a gold glow against the purple. 

Peg 38 OT1 Miles: 9.25
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
9.25

6:55 pace, west river road

Peg 38 OT1 Miles: 9.25
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
9.25

Another nice cloudy fall morning to run farmer's fields. 7:03 pace. I really scared a lady when I ran past her. Oops. 

Peg 38 OT1 Miles: 9.25
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
9.25

Boom island, just around 7:00 pace. 

Peg 38 OT1 Miles: 9.25
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
16.00

LR on west river road. There was some sort of half marathon that was going to start later, which meant that even for a saturday, the traffic was nonexistent. I was running late again to be home, so it was amazing I got back so quickly and literally never had to stop on the way back. Using the course mile markers, I was able to identify one mile as being apparently 5:22 and thought I was in for a really big day. Turns out I averaged 6:06 which is slower than I thought I was going but on the whole was not a bad effort for 16.14 miles.

Peg 38 OT1 Miles: 16.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
9.25

9.25 miles, como classic, 7:00 pace

Peg 38 OT1 Miles: 9.25
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
9.00

Boom island. 9 miles.

Peg 38 OT1 Miles: 9.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
9.25

6:43 pace farmers fields. I went fast for a couple minutes. 

Peg 38 OT1 Miles: 9.25
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
9.25

Beautiful day on east river. The trees are mostly bare now. It was 60 degrres on my morning run. 7:00 pace. 

Peg 38 OT1 Miles: 9.25
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
9.25

6:57 pace, west river road. Nice cloudy, 40 degree morning. Love that weather. 

Peg 38D (White) Miles: 9.25
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
16.50

My achilles has been feeling tight. I really should break out a new pair of shoes. 5:53 pace on east river road. It was really dark for a long time after I left at 7 am. I was really surprised to make it back in 5:47 pace, about a minute and a half faster than it took me to run out, because I was faced with an annoying (thats the level between inconsquential and brutal in the rankings I am creating as I write this) headwind and just felt tired and slow. I am guessing I made up most of it towards the end. I think even if I feel quick at the beginning of runs, its takes me a while to warm up to speed (for example, I made it to 18th in just 5:20, but got back from 18th in like 4:15 if I remember right, not even pushing it very hard). Just interesting. About 32 degrees. Got hazed eyes on the way back. 

Peg 38 OT1 Miles: 16.50
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
9.50

Boom island. 6:46 pace. Colder outside today, but it was plenty light because of daylight savings. I pulled out the new shoes to protect my tight achilles. There isn't much more than that that I can be doing (I'm also wearing my compression socks). 

Peg 38 OT2 Miles: 9.50
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
9.25

6:58 pace on farmers fields, when I was actually running. I got a piece of sand or something stuck in my eye on Como avenue and I spent like 5 minutes trying to get it out then more time running with my head cocked and eyes at a weird angle before stopping again multiple times and finally getting it out on Gortner avenue. Yikes!

Achilles felt better. 

Peg 38 OT2 Miles: 9.25
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
9.25

6:54 pace on east river flats. It was misty, wet, very warm weather. Great day for a run. 

Peg 38 OT2 Miles: 9.25
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
9.25

6:55 pace on west river road. A gorgeous cloudy, humid day of just under 60 degrees when I ran. I soaked up the last warm day of the year!

Peg 38 OT2 Miles: 9.25
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
9.50

Como classic, first day of winter lol. Windy but I guess the cold made me run faster? 6:41 pace. That's very surprising but double checked and is accurate.

Peg 38 OT2 Miles: 9.50
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
17.25

Not bad. On a quiet, cloudy morning that was cold but not super (29 degrees ish), I ran 5:46 pace past wheelock parkway, onto trout creek trail, and then running the first part of gateway trail. Wind was blowing south so this route was probably a lucky call, cuz it usually was mild since I was going almost always due east or west. I felt pretty fast for most of it. I was surprised to not really feel fatigued until the last couple miles. Overall, this route which I've done before felt a lot shorter today than it has in the past. 5:39 pace on the way back. This was a good day to be my last harder effort before I race on thanksgiving. One other note was that I felt kind of "hot" going out, and didn't think I'd be able to hold it. Its weird how my body really does adapt, since those beginning couple of miles were actually my slowest of the day, and yet they felt the hardest. I think it takes a bit for your aerobic engine to kick into gear. 

Peg 38 OT2 Miles: 17.25
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
9.00

Boom island. It was snowing a good amount, so I was surprised to be going 7:08 pace. I expected a lot slower. My alarm didn't go off so I felt really nice this morning. 

Peg 38 OT2 Miles: 9.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
9.50

Just under 7 flat pace. More snow today. Ran around campus to avoid slipping. 

Peg 38 OT2 Miles: 9.50
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
9.25

6:57 pace, boom island, more snow

Peg 38 OT2 Miles: 9.25
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
9.25

More snow, more boom island to avoid slipping. Not too cold. 7:06 pace.

Peg 38 OT2 Miles: 9.25
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
9.50

East river road. It was a very cold morning but I felt fine and enjoyed my run. 6:57 pace somehow despite snow all along the way.

Peg 38 OT2 Miles: 9.50
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
12.00

Shorter run today because of the race next week. It was one of those days on west river where the snow and ice make it hard to get traction, so I only ran 6:34 pace. 

Peg 38 OT2 Miles: 12.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
9.50

6:50 pace, west river road.

Peg 38 OT2 Miles: 9.50
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
8.75

Just under 7:00 pace, tried Como classic for the first time since the snows. 

Peg 38 OT2 Miles: 8.75
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
5.25

Nice day for a pre meet as I had to wear a mask due to poor air quality. I'm not being sarcastic- I'm glad I only had to run 5 miles. Tried to run nice and slow, about 7:20 pace. 

Peg 38 OT2 Miles: 5.25
Weight: 0.00
Race: Ashburn Farms Turkey Trot (6.214 Miles) 00:31:55, Place overall: 1
Total Distance
10.00

A kind of  chilly, damp morning to start out with but I didn't feel cold at all during the race wearing just my shorts, singlet, and gloves. Sunny and no wind. Crazy how a 10K seems like a quick race and one that hurts more in your lungs than your legs when your recent races have been further distances. The time was a bit dissapointing but not too bad. The 6.29 mile course according to mapmyrun put me at 5:04 pace or 31:29. Based on my rough experience with hills last time I was worried about today, but I guess with the pace I was going at, they were never a major issue. I really wanted the win for the money to buy new shoes. In addition to trainers, my vaporflies felt less springy today and should be replaced. The race strung out within a few hundred yards to being me and one other guy but he threw in a surge once we got to the top of the hill and I thought I was going to really have to work for the $100 difference between 2nd and 1st place. I passed him quickly at 1.25 miles or so, but at the 2.5 mile turnaround, he was lurking and kind of scaring me. At the next turnaround spot the gap increased, but I was still freaking out the last mile when we joined up with the 5Kers because every runner I heard in my periphery could have been him sneaking up for the win. Overall, it was a fun experience and kind of reminiscent of travel trips with the team as I flew here yesterday. I got like 2 hours of sleep last night but knew that wouldn't bother me too much for the race. My tummy was also topsy turvey while running. Nice to win my third race in three tries post-college, even given the level of competition. Not terrible for less than 3 months post surgery. 

Nike Vaporfly Next% Miles: 6.50Peg 38D (White) Miles: 3.50
Weight: 0.00
Comments
From Rob Murphy on Thu, Nov 24, 2022 at 11:47:06 from 76.149.134.98

That's a serious Turkey Trot! Congrats on the win and the winning streak.

Total Distance
10.25

Beautiful drizzly morning on the W&OD. That trail has such a special place in my heart, which is weird because although I've been here five times over three years, I really haven't run there very many times total if you add it up. I felt faster than 7:09 pace but I think that happens after a race. Top of foot was sensitive again, so I did some exercises after. 

Peg 38D (White) Miles: 10.25
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
13.25

Warm day to return to Minneapolis for an afternoon run after the flight, but my decision to run Resevoir woods was not the best given the melting snow. I actually took a different route home to avoid the muck. Didn't feel amazing- sore from the race, sore from the plane, foot still hurt, and felt hungry- but it was a nice day for a run. 6:39 pace. 

Peg 38 OT2 Miles: 13.25
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
2849.25
Nike Peg 38B (Maroon) Miles: 361.75Hoka Clifton 7B Miles: 339.25Peg 38C (Maroon2) Miles: 624.75Peg 38D (White) Miles: 616.25Nike Vaporfly Next% Miles: 44.00Peg 38 OT1 Miles: 658.00Peg 38 OT2 Miles: 159.25
Weight: 0.00
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