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U of A

Member Since:

May 16, 2015

Gender:

Male

Goal Type:

Other

Running Accomplishments:

unofficial highest mileage week in blog history(nov 2019, 200 miles)

Personal:

23. braves fan

Favorite Blogs:

Russian champion tries Crocs, commits to racing a marathon in them

Nikolay Chavkin in the video below did 3x1000, first two in Adidas carbon-fiber models, the last one in Crocs. Surprised by the result (2:52, 2:52, 2:50) with the fastest interval done in Crocs, he committed to racing a marathon in Crocs if the video gets 42K likes and 195 comments (for 42 km 195 m, the marathon distance). Nikolay's current marathon PR is 2:14:00. The video was created by a Russian sporting goods store chain. Their moto is "more sports - brighter life", which we think is wonderful, and also deserves a Like. If you want to see a fast marathon in Crocs, go to the video and click the Like button. And make sure to share it with your friends.

Miles:This week: 20.00 Month: 20.00 Year: 1473.75
Fly's Lifetime Miles: 82.00
Pegs 36 #8 Lifetime Miles: 451.00
Pegs #9 Lifetime Miles: 322.25
Peg 37 White Lifetime Miles: 248.50
Streak LT Lifetime Miles: 4.50
Peg 37 Navy Lifetime Miles: 444.50
Peg 37 Magenta Lifetime Miles: 245.00
Total Distance
1473.75
Pegs 36 #8 Miles: 173.00Pegs #9 Miles: 322.25Peg 37 White Miles: 248.50Streak LT Miles: 4.50Peg 37 Navy Miles: 444.50Fly's Miles: 20.00Peg 37 Magenta Miles: 245.00
Weight: 151.40
Total Distance
3.00

AM - 3, 6:17 pace. wasn't hard... wasn't easy though. new year, fresh start, getting back into shape and all. 

RIP to MF DOOM, one of my favorite rappers of all time. 

SOTD: vaudeville villain - viktor vaughn

all caps - madvilliany 

doomsday - MF DOOM

books of war - RZA and MF DOOM 

 

Weight: 0.00
Comments
From Eva Splaine on Fri, Jan 01, 2021 at 15:59:23 from 108.61.201.170

Eugene...I am expecting to see you at the top of the Mileage chart this year.

Hope you have a great year.

From Eugene on Mon, Jan 04, 2021 at 05:21:53 from 104.189.16.160

thanks eva. i'm gonna hold you accountable to holding me accountable, because lord knows i can't do it myself :)

Total Distance
3.00

AM - 3 miles, 6:14 pace. i'll try and get in something longer and slower after work

also i discovered lactaid which means i discovered greek yogurt and that stuff mixed with muesli is the bomb yo

Pegs 36 #8 Miles: 3.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
10.00

AM - 5 on the treadmill at 8.2 mph. 100 miles in the next 6 days! time to get based up with some base training

PM - 5 miles in about 31-flat. wanted to go longer but my legs were just refusing to slow down, even if it did feel like they were. hitting 12 miles in 1:15 would be fun but i wasn't confident the legs could handle it after basically no running last week. after a couple of days of doubles i'll be back in my pace pocket

sotd: the middle of next month - boldy james

Pegs 36 #8 Miles: 10.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
13.00

AM - 5 on the treadmill, 8.2 mph. wish my 24/7 gym kept those hours after the lockdown but i gotta wait until 5AM to run instead, at least until it gets warmer. last winter i was able to run outside at 4am most mornings and i have no idea how i did it

PM - 8 miles, 6:26 pace. had some of the worst stomach cramps of my life!! i was barely able to keep my back straight so when my watch died at 7.5 it broke me and i stopped there. not sure if the cramps were from the greek yogurt i had after breakfast or the coffee 90 minutes before the run, but hopefully it's unrelated to both because i can't live without my 3 cups a day and adding greek yogurt into the diet is easy protein. i'll get that PM 12 tomorrow!

Pegs 36 #8 Miles: 13.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
1.00

mile just to say i ran

Pegs 36 #8 Miles: 1.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
4.00

AM - 4 on the treadmill, felt fresh from two days basically off. i'm not sure if i got salmonella again or that lactose-intolerance medicine was false advertising but dealt with the worst stomach cramps of my life the past couple of days. mostly passed it now.

Pegs 36 #8 Miles: 4.00
Weight: 151.40
Total Distance
5.00

AM - 5 before work. cold and windy.

Pegs 36 #8 Miles: 5.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
5.00

AM - 5 before work. for being below freezing out, it wasn't that bad. 4 years in Alabama have definitely made me better at running in extremes on the other side of the spectrum though. took it easy so i was surprised to see the first mile was 6:22 afterwards

Pegs 36 #8 Miles: 5.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
25.00

AM - 5 on the treadmill. felt solid. ever seen the episode of the office where they race a 5k? i was andy on this run

AM2 - 12 at sandy. wet, cold, and hilly, my three favorite words to describe a run. oh, and muddy. last time i ran at sandy was november at about 7:08 pace, which was by far the fastest i've ever ran this tough-ass course. pace today was 6:40. probably should have been a few seconds slower but hit 9 miles right at 60 minutes and tried to get the pace to 6:38 so i could say i ran 30 seconds faster than i ever have at sandy; too bad the last 3 miles are all uphill. feels good to have 17 miles punched in before 9am!

PM - 8. came through the first two miles in 13-flat then relaxed; i'll be shocked if i can still do that in a few days

sotd: on that time - playboi carti

Pegs 36 #8 Miles: 25.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments
From Burt on Mon, Jan 11, 2021 at 09:46:46 from 98.161.146.237

I get bloody nipples a lot. Perhaps it's a medical condition.

Wet, cold, and hilly. Just the way I like my women.

I follow ex-blogger Nevels on Strava. He's from Alabama. He said it was rainy, sleety, and a bit snowy.

From Eugene on Mon, Jan 11, 2021 at 09:54:21 from 104.189.16.160

wasnít bad enough for blood; i took an old running shirt back over the holidays that iíd left at my parents, so i didnít realize the writing on the front would basically just serve as sandpaper as soon as the shirt got damp.

i drove out of rainy tuscaloosa to tallegeda national park hoping the normally colder forest would provide me my first snow run since high school, no dice.

From Burt on Mon, Jan 11, 2021 at 09:57:06 from 98.161.146.237

Nevels is in Huntsville.

Total Distance
25.00

AM - 5 on the treadmill. was checking the logs last night and realized yesterday was my first 20+ mile day since september. my ex booty called me late last night but i went to bed at 8pm. tragic!

AM2 - 12 at sandy, 6:57 pace. was tired from the flux of mileage; finishing this run made for 42 miles in the past 28 hours. feeling pretty good! might end up getting 100 by thursday 

PM - 8. high 6:40 pace the first 4 then the legs ran out of juice. survived it! 

sotd: lost in moments - ulver. as someone who loves the industrial genre of music imbreding with basically any other genre, finding an industrial jazz song the other day that slaps was big for me

Pegs 36 #8 Miles: 25.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
5.00

AM - off. recovery day; my legs aren't in desperate need of it but kinda feel like i'm at the cusp of overdrafting, with currency being miles and my legs being the bank in this metaphor. gonna try and get 25 again tomorrow if it feels feasible in the morning

PM - 5-mile shakeout, 6:18 pace. bounced back from the last two days much faster than i expected. felt really good! just super strong. 

sotd: ante up - M.O.P.

Pegs 36 #8 Miles: 5.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments
From Tom K on Wed, Jan 13, 2021 at 06:51:35 from 47.206.60.114

50 miles in 2 days would deplete my account.

Total Distance
25.00

AM - 5 on the treadmill. felt pretty good. the cold front we've had the past week melts away today so i'm saving the rest of my mileage for the pm so i can run in 60-degree weather instead of 20.

PM - 5 miles with some strong headwind, 6:18 pace again. too fast for a shakeout! luckily i didn't space these first two runs apart by much so i can afford the time to take a little more rest than i like to between shakeout and longer run(it's usually about 90 minutes)

PM2 - 15 easy. watch died but i'm sure the pace was slow. easy day tomorrow!

Pegs 36 #8 Miles: 25.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
5.00

AM - 5 on the treadmill. working out some kinks from not getting the chance to run yesterday, but them's the breaks. hopefully should get a chance to run tonight to get the 100-mile week, either way easy day tomorrow then it's trying for 100 miles in 4 days again

sotd: tookie knows II - schoolboy q

Pegs 36 #8 Miles: 5.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments
From Eva Splaine on Sat, Jan 16, 2021 at 18:53:48 from 108.61.201.170

Looks like you had a good week this week. 100 mile weeks are just a dream for me now.

Total Distance
5.00

AM - 5 before work, 6:37 pace. felt good, went a little faster for a shakeout just because it was cold and i wanted to get back indoors. didn't get the chance to run after work yesterday, oh well

Pegs 36 #8 Miles: 5.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
10.00

AM - 5 on the treadmill. gonna have a lot more treadmill running on deck with the storms starting to come back in full soon. in an alternate timeline andy williams wrote a song about spring in the south called "it's the least wonderful time of the year"

PM - 5. didn't get a chance to run earlier because of GI issues. feeling better afterwards; always feel like it's russian roulette with this where either you run it off or you make it 100 times worse

sotd: omegah red - books of war

Pegs 36 #8 Miles: 10.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
20.00

4AM - 8 easy. felt good, especially for it being totally dark out and below freezing for all of it. 7:09 pace.

11AM - 8 easy. was gonna go for 12 but my legs told me stop at 8 so i did. ran an hour earlier than i planned so that might have factored in, but on the bright side now i have the chance to run again before the storms hit tonight, or just get an extra hour of recovery. 6:51 pace. turned the pace off my watch face so all it says is distance so all the runs for the next few weeks are gonna be about the same effort.

6PM - 4 jogging, 7:44 pace. rain ended up starting much earlier than the snake oil salesmen we call meteorologists predicted, so my only options were the turf football field and the treadmill. both have their pros and cons, but turf is my absolute favorite running surface and i figured as long as i take it super easy the constant turning wouldn't be too much of a hassle for my legs. going out the door i thought the most i could manage was 4, but after a few minutes loosening up i felt much better. usually when i do this course for the first time i'm more susceptible to straining my legs, so still called it early. i'll probably have to run here again in the early morning since it'll still be raining anyway. i can only run so many turns!

sotd: i'm so tired - fugazi

Pegs 36 #8 Miles: 20.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
9.00

3AM - 6 jogging on the turf field, 7:53 pace. it was pretty nice out for 3am in January; since it had just stopped raining it was high 40's with 100% humidity

4PM - 3. 6:59 pace. felt good aerobically, body wasn't hurting, but legs were completely lifeless, as they have been since the morning run. hopefully the shakeout gets the recovery blood flowing

Pegs 36 #8 Miles: 9.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
0.00

AM - off. legs really haven't felt that good since the second run on tuesday. kinda annoying when i did 25's last week no problem that a 20 kicks my ass; but i'm hoping it's either from the 10 miles of turf turns or my shoes being past their prime, preferably the latter since i ordered a new pair last weekend. legs feel much better than they did at 3am, but if i don't feel comfortable running i'll just do a session on the stationary.

PM - 30 minutes at high resistance. got a little over 8.5 miles so i was fine with it

Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
3.00

PM - 3 on the treadmill. new shoes came in! wild that i've bought 9 models of the exact same shoe. legs felt okay, i think. really i won't know until i see how i feel in the morning. not feeling too bad an hour later though

sotd: neighborhood threat - iggy pop

Pegs #9 Miles: 3.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
5.00

4AM - 5-mile shakeout, 7:02 pace. felt like a deer on ice the first mile then relaxed and felt better. did a light pickup for about 2 minutes towards the end to loosen up the legs. nothing crazy, about 6-flat pace. didn't realize how worn down my pegs i've been using were until i put on a new pair

sotd - samurai sword - the microphones

Pegs #9 Miles: 5.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
5.00

AM - 5 shakeout, 6:46 pace. felt great, surprised my legs bounced back from tuesday already; my calves were absolutely ripped to shreds wednesday/thursday

also i found a rare peg 36 color scheme and i will 100% pay extra to get them because they're sick

 

sotd: a madman's dream - east flatbush project

Pegs #9 Miles: 5.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments
From Spencerdude on Tue, Jan 26, 2021 at 10:28:53 from 144.39.129.232

I'll agree with you there, those look sweet!

Total Distance
7.00

4AM - 7 miles pretty easy, 6:53 pace. 100% humidity, low 60's, and windy... not terrible running conditions for an early january morning. moving back up to doubles today!

PM - off. felt like i stretched too far and re-strained my calf; it's nothing major but i can tell over the past month my hips got out of alignment again so i'm using this as an excuse to see the chiropractor and give myself about 24 hours to let the adjustment set in. should be up and running again tomorrow night

sotd: fantasy - against all logic

Pegs #9 Miles: 7.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
0.00

PM - jogged on the treadmill for a couple minutes, then did 30 minutes hard on the stationary at high resistance. around tempo run effort, i guess. got 10.2 miles in that time 

Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
2.00

4AM - short shakeout. legs needed more time to feel better than i expected. felt alright... i think. one run at a time.

Pegs #9 Miles: 2.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
5.00

AM - 5. felt much better than yesterday!

Pegs #9 Miles: 5.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
0.00

AM - stationary

PM - few minutes of jogging on the treadmill and some more stationary to loosen up, then drills and plyometrics. burpees kicked my ass, but i definitely have a better vertical than i did a year ago. with as much jumping as i did and my legs feeling fine this probably means i can start running again

Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
0.00

really wanted to run today but i had really bad stomach cramps and a jacked HR all day. long as it's not covid, whatever; hopefully i can sleep it off so i can run tomorrow. surprised how sore i am from the plyo session last night; feels like i did leg day(go figure)

Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
4.00

PM - 4, 6:41 pace. felt pretty good! wanted to go longer but with only 7 miles ran in the last 8 days and a weight session later tonight(albeit mostly upper body) i decided to keep it short enough to test out the legs without really testing them. i'll go for 10 tomorrow and that'll be the real gauge. looking back it's only been two weeks since the wheels fell off and i've gotten some good stationary work in so maybe i haven't lost too much fitness. hope not; i was starting to feel really good a few weeks ago. legs feel stronger from the plyometrics!

PM2 - 10 minutes on the stationary to loosen up then core, back, chest and hips. probably gonna be sore tomrrow. good!

Pegs #9 Miles: 4.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
0.00

another day without running but this is one of the best excuses i've had in a while to miss it. i was completely ready to run but came outside to find my tires had been jacked, and no one else in the lot. it's messed up, and after filing a police report and knowing replacing this is all coming out of pocket after buying new ones just a couple months ago, i'm demoralized to the point where i don't think a run would fix it. it's a cold world man

Weight: 0.00
Comments
From Tom K on Fri, Feb 05, 2021 at 11:33:45 from 47.206.60.114

Man, that stinks!

From Burt on Fri, Feb 05, 2021 at 14:14:57 from 98.161.146.237

If it's anything at all like the time my CD player got stolen, the police aren't going to do a darn thing.

From Eugene on Fri, Feb 05, 2021 at 16:38:50 from 174.223.1.7

@burt, i was wondering why the officer kept calling rims ďthe CD players of the roadĒ!

@tom preach! got it fixed today though so minor hiccup.

From Burt on Sat, Feb 06, 2021 at 18:47:06 from 98.161.146.237

At least you didn't say, "What the heck is a CD player?"

From Eugene on Sun, Feb 07, 2021 at 08:40:47 from 104.189.16.160

oh don't worry! i may have been reared in the later stages of the mp3/walkman generation of music players but "frugal" parents meant i wasn't getting enough for anything but a CD player from doing chores until probably 2009.

still remember the last chore i had to do before having enough to get my first mp3 player; it was mowing a 20-acre field we owned at the time. it took about a week and the only thing that kept me going was knowing the next time i mowed the lawn i could do it with an ipod!

From Burt on Sun, Feb 07, 2021 at 09:43:54 from 98.161.146.237

Awesome.

Total Distance
3.00

PM - 3 at night after finally getting new wheels on the car. i'd been up since 2am so i was pretty tired but wanted to get the legs moving so i forced myself to hilton. could have felt worse after 2 days of no running

also i got a great story out of this crappy situation with the wheels. i needed a ride to an auto shop to get lug nuts but obviously couldn't drive, and the only person available to drive me was my ex i haven't seen in about 2 years. we drive to the shop and it was honestly less awkward than i thought it'd be.

so i get back in her car and after a few seconds driving back to my place i hear her sigh and look over and she's got the whole waterworks rolling down her cheeks. i'm like yooo wassup g and she says she just found out her new bf is cheating on her. well, apparently she meant cheating on her at that very moment because she pulls off the main road and drives to what i assume was her mans' apartment and is like "there's that two-timing mfs car, i think i remember where she lives" and pulls out, slams on the gas and drives around looking for her house, i guess

so now i'm just awkwardly sitting in the passenger seat trying not to say anything like i'm in timeout or something, worried i'm about to get caught up in a first-degree murder charge. there was a look in her eyes; i've never seen it in anyone before and honestly, it put the fear of god in me lol. she drops me off and i tell her she's too pretty for prison and she peels off and now i'm praying my ex doesn't catch a case because that looks bad on my tinder resume

like any faithful ex would i (mostly jokingly) offered to beat up her new man but apparently he plays football for bama so i'd like to emphasize the fact that my exes go on to date national champions which kinda feels like a dub for me somehow

sotd: i hit it first - ray j. 

Pegs #9 Miles: 3.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
3.00

AM - 3 again. started to feel the days i haven't ran the past month coming back to haunt me but i definitely felt stronger than i would have if i didn't do the strength sessions this week. it's supposed to rain from noon through tomorrow morning but i'll still try to get out there for a shakeout tonight even if i'm tired after work.

Pegs #9 Miles: 3.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
5.00

AM - 5, 6:35 pace. was running on 3 hours of sleep yesterday and unfortunately didn't have it in me to do it again so slept through my alarm and didn't have much time before work, so took it a bit faster for still being half-asleep. felt much better than i have the past couple of days; i didn't look at my watch until after the run and i'm not sure if i expected the pace to be faster or slower.

feel like i've been lacking ambition in running the past couple of months, and REALLY feel like that switch got flipped the past couple days. not letting that fire get snuffed this time!

sotd - la mala ordina - clipping

Pegs #9 Miles: 5.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
15.00

AM - 10 miles, 6:39 pace. was tired but tried to pick it up the last mile and ran a 5:58. felt less like i was flying and more like i was desperately running for my life, lol. felt good to feel that pain; although i'd rather it correspond to something in the 5:20's instead. baby steps. shakeout and plyos tonight!

PM - 5, 6:51 pace. legs felt tired but had a LOT of bounce in them. guess that's why you do strength work

PM - plyometrics. tough one!

Pegs #9 Miles: 15.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
10.00

AM - 5, 6:36 pace. felt pretty good. took a step around mile 3 and felt my calf strain a bit. didn't feel it before or after that but told myself i'd stop at 5 to exercise caution. shame, but it's a run.

PM - 5 shakeout, 6:59 pace. felt pretty good! could feel the plyos in the legs, both for better and for worse(mostly better). weights in a couple hours!

PM - calves, quads, biceps, triceps. had a paradox where my calves felt strained from running, but the way to avoid that was by straining them more with weights, so might be incapacitated for the morning run tomorrow. either way, it was a good session.

bringing back sotd! today it's bad boy for life by p. diddy bc we're keeping the lombardi down in the dirty south!

Pegs #9 Miles: 10.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments
From Tom K on Sat, Feb 13, 2021 at 05:56:48 from 47.206.60.114

where ya at?

From Eugene on Sat, Feb 13, 2021 at 10:05:54 from 104.189.16.160

you might have had the mental tenacity to brave the torrential rain for a run... i didn't!

Total Distance
3.00

20 min of jogging on the turf field

Pegs 36 #8 Miles: 3.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
5.00

5 on the treadmill before work! felt good

Pegs #9 Miles: 5.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
8.00

AM - 8 easy before work, 6:53 pace. surprised i didn't cut the run short; it was cold with a vicious wind and corresponding wind chill. we're supposed to have a nasty winter storm hit us later today and last until tuesday morning, so monday's mileage is up in the air. hopefully the weathermen and weatherwomen are once again exposed as frauds tomorrow so i can get the work in. 

sotd: blockbuster night pt. 1 - run the jewels

Pegs #9 Miles: 8.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
3.00

treadmill

Pegs #9 Miles: 3.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
3.00

treadmill

Pegs #9 Miles: 3.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
3.00

treadmill

Pegs #9 Miles: 3.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
8.00

8 at hilton, 6:52 pace

Pegs #9 Miles: 8.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
7.00

7 on rodeo, first 5 at 6:17 pace. weights later.

Pegs #9 Miles: 7.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
2.25

6:40 pace on hilton. i forget why i stopped early

Pegs #9 Miles: 2.25
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
12.00

12 on sokol, 6:43 pace. weights after

Pegs #9 Miles: 12.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
12.00

12 on sokol, 6:39 pace

Pegs #9 Miles: 12.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
3.00

3 on hilton, 6:34 pace

Pegs #9 Miles: 3.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
7.00

7 on sokol, 6:41 pace

Pegs #9 Miles: 7.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
4.00

4 on sokol, 6:43 pace

Pegs #9 Miles: 4.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
0.00

letting my fans know i am alive and well, and also getting some decent 90-minute runs and strength training in lately. been super busy with things like work and academics but i'll enter all my training whenever it clears up(should be some point in the next few weeks, probably immediately after tax day). i'm gonna try to do a 30-mile long run the saturday after next and if i get that done i'll definitely be here talking my talk lol. haven't ran yet today because of a pretty nasty storm, but once it clears up tomorrow it'll be 70's and sunny for the next week. i'm gonna get some great runs in.

Weight: 0.00
Comments
From Spencerdude on Wed, Mar 03, 2021 at 18:41:38 from 72.52.67.144

Your fans are glad to know you are alive and well.

From Zack on Thu, Mar 04, 2021 at 09:46:42 from 136.36.6.204

^^^^

From Tom K on Thu, Mar 04, 2021 at 11:17:41 from 47.206.60.114

Fan # 3, here. Thanks for the update.

From Yasir on Tue, Mar 23, 2021 at 21:42:25 from 99.20.240.16

You need to know I'm your # 1 fan lol. Lets rock some miles here. I hope that GI crazy stuff are under control I'm living with it too. Not fun.

From Eugene on Wed, Mar 24, 2021 at 10:55:35 from 104.189.16.160

thanks everyone. Yasir, i do have GI stuff under control, but i had to clean up my diet to the point where i don't think i've eaten anything but fruits, vegetables, rice, oatmeal, and eggs so far this year lol. i also go through about 3-4 cartons of each of these a week

https://www.bluediamond.com/almond-breeze-banana-blend#:~:text=Sometimes%20simple%20is%20best.,replacement%20to%20your%20favorite%20smoothie.

https://silk.com/plant-based-products/plant-based-protein-beverages/unsweet-protein/

plus coconut water. a year or so ago when i was running crazy mileage i basically ate whatever because of that old adage about how anything burns if the furnace is hot enough, but honestly i feel better than i ever did than. only problem is i'm no longer crazy enough to do a 45-mile day... at least for the near future :)

Total Distance
5.00

5 on sokol, 6:50 pace

Pegs #9 Miles: 5.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
9.00

9 on sokol, 6:37 pace

Pegs #9 Miles: 9.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
3.00

3 on sokol, 6:40 pace

Pegs #9 Miles: 3.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
5.00

treadmill

Pegs #9 Miles: 5.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
8.00

8 on mural, 6:43 pace

Pegs #9 Miles: 8.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
4.00

treadmill

Pegs #9 Miles: 4.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
12.00

12 on sokol, 6:34 pace. weights after

Pegs #9 Miles: 12.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
9.00

9 on sokol, 6:35 pace.

Pegs #9 Miles: 9.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
10.00

10 on sokol, 6:40 pace

Pegs #9 Miles: 10.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
10.00

10 on sokol, 6:38 pace

Pegs #9 Miles: 10.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
6.00

Pegs #9 Miles: 6.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
8.00

8 before work on mural. 6:41 pace. cold and dark!

Pegs #9 Miles: 8.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
9.00

9 at sokol, 6:42 pace

Pegs #9 Miles: 9.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
3.00

treadmill

Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
4.00

treadmill. no running last couple days bc bad storms.

Pegs #9 Miles: 4.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
7.00

7 on sandy, 6:37 pace

Pegs #9 Miles: 7.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
3.00

treadmill

Pegs #9 Miles: 3.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
9.00

AM - 6 hilly, 6:52 pace. had a bad cramp.

PM - 3, 5:54 pace. felt amazing

Pegs #9 Miles: 9.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
16.00

AM: 11, 6:47 pace. tired from the second run yesterday.

PM: 5 on mural, 6:38 pace

Pegs #9 Miles: 16.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
11.00

11 at sokol, 6:37 pace. last 2 miles in 12:20

Pegs #9 Miles: 11.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
16.00

it rained all night so running on sandy should have sucked. lotta mud, lotta hills. however, i got my new shoes in the mail yesterday, plus a pair of 2" shorts(haven't worn short shorts since like 2017), so i guess that was a recipe for success.

11 miles at 6:18 pace with the last 4 in 24:07, 136 avg HR. felt amazing the entire way, i kept expecting the hills to finally do me in but it never came. a few days ago i felt super good on my second run of the day and ended up running 5:54 pace like it was 7-flat, and ever since then i've just felt great on every mile of every run. i'll probably run again tonight since we're supposed to have a severe storm hit us from basically midnight to midnight tomorrow(i'll say it for the umpteenth time, gotta love spring in the south), so not sure what i'll be able to get in. i might end up running over 100 miles this week for the first time in forever, but only if i can get in something tomorrow, so fingers crossed. if not i'll definitely clear that next week, then workouts start the week after that. 

PM - 5, 6:33 pace. saw ethan running while i was stretching beforehand, he asked if i'd finish his run with him and i figured eh, it's been a while since i ran with someone. took it a bit easier because his breathing seemed labored(he said he ran a 15:20 5k last week so i'm kind of surprised), then once he dropped off after 3 miles ran the pace i wanted to from the start. ended up being about 6-flat, felt easy. good day of training. if i get a few more days like this in before workouts start, i'll be very excited to see what i can do when i really let loose :)

sotd- enecs eht no kcab - one be lo & DJ virus

Peg 37 White Miles: 16.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments
From Eva Splaine on Wed, Mar 24, 2021 at 19:25:57 from 108.61.201.170

Good to see you on the blog again Eugene.

From Yasir on Wed, Mar 24, 2021 at 21:35:26 from 99.20.240.16

Great day Eugene.

Total Distance
10.00

AM - 3 on the treadmill

AM2 - 7 on sokol, 6:17 pace. felt great.

sotd: huh??? - rural internet

Pegs #9 Miles: 7.00Peg 37 White Miles: 3.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
18.00

AM - 13 on mural, 6:26 pace. it stormed last night, so not only was the course soaked and windy, but also nearly 70 degrees with full humidity by 6:30am. the run should have sucked, and it did, stayed strong though. after like 4 miles the average pace never got slower than 6:27 or faster than 6:26, so i was running good splits even if i felt like i was about to catch on fire. 

also, if any southern vets have recommendations on combatting humidity on runs, would love to hear it. jogging 7:30's during the hotter months like i've done in the past is one thing, but aerobic runs like this in warm weather mean getting uncomfortably close to that red line, and i'm not trying to cross it on a run meant for recovery

PM - 5, 6:35 pace. i work this afternoon until late so my only chance to run was around noon. since the recovery time was small plus it's been a solid week of decent mileage, decided to take it easy... after running the first mile in 6:01 :)

sotd: stay fresh - j rocc

Pegs #9 Miles: 13.00Peg 37 White Miles: 5.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
6.00

6-mile jog on the track, 7:12 pace. felt tired from yesterday, i'm pretty sure it's more to do with a lack of recovery than the running itself. feeling a lot better now that i got the blood flowing

Pegs #9 Miles: 6.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
11.00

AM - 11 miles on sokol, 6:16 pace. sokol isn't an easy course, so flying on it without putting in too much effort is a huge mental boon for that first workout next week. might do some short hills this week, but if i do it won't be anything too hard.

Peg 37 White Miles: 11.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
14.00

AM - 11 miles on sokol, 5:59 pace. if yesterday was a boon, not sure what you'd call this. double boon? boon squared? boooon? either way, this was awesome, and running it on a hilly course with an avg HR of 139 makes it even better. last 5 miles in 5:58, 5:55, 5:54, 5:47, 5:44

PM - 3 on mural, 6:16 pace. probably would have taken the PM off, but we have a nasty storm hitting us from tonight to tomorrow night so i probably won't get a chance to run in the morning. all i got was 3 before the storm hit WAY faster than expected

Peg 37 White Miles: 14.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments
From Yasir on Tue, Mar 30, 2021 at 21:11:16 from 99.20.240.16

I'm still interested about the short easy miles that you use to run early morning then paused before putting a big day of running. you intend to do that or just a lack of time. I ran much faster and easer when I did that?

From Eugene on Fri, Apr 02, 2021 at 10:13:03 from 104.189.16.160

it's a longer answer than i have the time to type out right now, but basically, i chose quality mileage over quantity mileage.

might try for that crazy mileage in the future, but not the immediate future.

Total Distance
3.00

PM - 3 on hilton, 6:22 pace. felt easy, but conditions were terrible.

Peg 37 White Miles: 3.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
11.00

AM - 11 on sokol, 6:10 pace. felt way easier than the two sokol runs i did earlier this week. long run should be fun tomorrow if i'm feeling good. ready to hurt!

Peg 37 White Miles: 11.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
18.00

AM - 18-mile LR at mural, 6:12 pace. last 13 in 1:19:39.

quick complaint; this run definitely would have been faster at sokol or hilton, maybe even sandy. temperatures went below freezing last night, so at 6:30 the grass was wet and mushy which isn't the best surface for running fast. otherwise, perfect conditions. no wind, 36 degrees at the start and 48 by the end. also might be worth mentioning i went to the gym 30 minutes prior to bike on the stationary for a few minutes and do a bunch of dynamics and drills to warm up, mainly because it was cold out and i wanted to keep the pace honest from the start. might be worth doing even after it warms up. great run!

pictured below: why i immediately regret getting cool color schemes for running shoes 

PM - weights after work. mostly upper body and core, along with sled pushes and farmers walks. went heavy on the sleds and they killed

Peg 37 White Miles: 18.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
10.00

AM - 8 easy from northridge to sokol and back, 6:50 pace. then jogged to the track, did some drills, changed shoes and ran 6 x 100m strides with a 200m stride to finish it off. only timed the 200, that was a 30.0.

legs felt fine but i came up about 2k calories short of replenishing what i burned yesterday, and it bit me in the ass by giving me some serious hunger pangs during the run. strides felt great

also calling it now, i am 100% gonna lose at least one toenail this week. my middle 3 on my left foot have been on the precipace of falling off for about a month after a lot of trail running, and running in flats on a track isn't doing them any favors. onycholysis: a runner's best friend

Peg 37 White Miles: 8.50Streak LT Miles: 1.50
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
18.00

AM - 4 w/u + drills and strides, then 4 x k w/ 2:45 rec in 2:59, 3:03, 3:04, 3:04. 5 c/d

nothing crazy on my first workout, but even the tower of babel started from the ground, right? botched that second k by coming through the first 200 in 31, surprised that didn't end up hurting me more but i guess calling 6:20's easy pace had to be good for something. kept the total work short since i knew my legs were gonna get shocked from actual hard running, but never tightened up or went over the red line, plus i felt pretty good on the cooldown, so i think i ran the times i was supposed to. happy with it all things considered! RIP to my index toenail

PM - 6 at hilton, 6:06 pace. obviously, i was still reeling from this morning ;)

Peg 37 White Miles: 15.00Streak LT Miles: 3.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
12.00

AM - 6 on sokol, 6:24 pace. legs felt tired, but weren't hurting and really weren't all that sore either. however, what i said about not eating enough on sunday and it biting me in the ass, multiply it by 10 for this run. it's tough being a poor college student when you're burning over 5000 calories more days than you aren't, lol. ended up calling it at 6 because i was straight up starving, but also it's probably for the best i cut the 12 short this morning considering yesterday was basically all quality and i can't be getting greedy so early in training.

PM - 6, 6:18 pace. ankles felt a little stiff, i think that's more because of it being on hilton than anything else though

sotd: reptilia - the strokes

Peg 37 White Miles: 12.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
7.00

PM - 7 on mural, 6:17 pace. felt stiff at first, but the last 15 minutes or so i started feeling good. last 2 miles in 6:03 and 5:36. not too often that i'll dip under 5:40 to close out a run! hope to change that soon; bought myself an early birthday present in the form of a whole bunch of supplements after reading a book on them for endurance athletes. once i can add spirulina, beet root, and tart cherry extract to my pre-run shakes, it's over!

anyone else unable to comment on blogs? or am i being silenced for speaking the truth

Peg 37 White Miles: 7.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
4.00

AM - 4-mile shakeout, 6:43 pace. TERRIBLE run! i wore sweatpants for some reason despite it being 70 degrees out with full humidity, and by 10 minutes in my legs had overheated to the point they were completely lifeless. normally i'd be wearing running tights under, but i wasn't today, and couldn't strip the pants off and just run around in my briefs, so i was stuck in my own little slice of hell. those last two miles i just kept feeling crappier so i called it at 4.

Pegs #9 Miles: 4.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
8.00

AM - 8 on sokol, 5:59 pace. would have been longer(and probably faster considering the last 6 miles were 5:55 pace), but during that last mile my stomach was NOT having it. oh well, at least it felt a lot easier than 11 at the same pace last week.

Peg 37 White Miles: 8.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
4.00

AM - 4 miles on sokol, 6:11 pace. couldn't run this last weekend, isn't important why. felt good on this run(was already at 5-minute pace by ~10 minutes in), but since i hadn't run in 72 hours i cut it short since i could tell my legs needed a run to loosen up before i do anything else. in theory it should be back to the usual by tonight

Peg 37 White Miles: 4.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments
From Spencerdude on Mon, Apr 12, 2021 at 13:14:15 from 144.39.129.232

Nice run! You shouldn't be on the lone faithful list.

Total Distance
8.00

AM - 8 miles on sokol, 6:07 pace. would have gone a few miles longer, but same issue as last friday where i really needed a bathroom but the park rangers hadn't unlocked them yet. it's kind of terrifying how controlled 6:00-6:15 pace has become for me lol

Peg 37 White Miles: 8.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
10.00

AM - 10 miles on hilton, 5:58 pace. kept it honest, but still relaxed. good run, hopefully 23-year-old me has a LOT more like it coming down the pipe :)

Peg 37 White Miles: 10.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments
From Eva Splaine on Wed, Apr 14, 2021 at 14:26:27 from 108.61.201.170

Wow! 10 miles in under an hour...way to go!!

So how is your stomach? And how is your eating? You need to start eating better.

Someday when I meet you, I am going to have to cook you a good nutritious meal. :)

From Eugene on Thu, Apr 15, 2021 at 04:14:57 from 104.189.16.160

lol, you sound like a dead ringer for my mother with the diet questions. i've been eating enough, i promise. it's not too hard when you've only averaged like 60 miles a week so far this year, but hopefully i'm about to change that :)

Total Distance
4.00

AM - 4 on sokol, 6:13 pace. watched the al davis 30 for 30 last night, it's a pretty good watch

Peg 37 White Miles: 4.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments
From Tom K on Sat, Apr 17, 2021 at 08:39:41 from 47.206.60.114

I think I have enjoyed all of the 30 for 30s. The 2 Escobars, the Guru of Go, June 17, 1994, the best that never was, the U, Brian and the Boz, catholics vs. convicts, hit it hard, winning time. all of those are so good. But as a runner guy, you have to like Into the Wind.

From Eugene on Sat, Apr 17, 2021 at 09:38:50 from 104.189.16.160

i wish i had any idea what any of those were about! i haven't had cable since 2017, i was only able to watch the aforementioned one by buying it for $2.99 on youtube. if i get a hankering for another i'll definitely take those into consideration though!

also, tiny rant that i'll never get the chance to do anywhere else; when i bought the episode on youtube, it was $1.99 for basic quality, and $2.99 for HD. i figure "well i'll probably watch this more than once, plus i might watch it on TV, so might as well spend that extra dollar" and it turns out the highest video resolution available is 480p! of course, i couldn't have known that until purchasing.

it may have been only a dollar(plus tax) conned, but the fact that this happened on my birthday added salt to the wound.

From Tom K on Sat, Apr 17, 2021 at 13:48:18 from 47.206.60.114

https://www.espn.com/watch/catalog/0514c1ad-efd1-4d3a-ad82-41ca579a94a2/30-for-30

https://nickelflix.com/products/espn-films-30-for-30-into-the-wind

From Eugene on Sat, Apr 17, 2021 at 13:52:32 from 104.189.16.160

what a guy!

Total Distance
10.00

AM - 10 on sokol, 5:58 pace. spent most of the run trying to recall where joe flacco signed this offseason; not that i'm a fan, it just bugged me that i knew i knew but still couldn't remember(spoiler: it's philly)

Peg 37 White Miles: 10.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
10.00

AM - 10 miles on mural, 5:57 pace. last 4 miles in 23:00.

this was supposed to be a long run, with the plan being to make the first 6-7 miles a little uncomfortable, but relaxed enough that i could drop the pace after that and still try and go for 20. legs felt good, conditions were perfect... but after 6 miles started having some rough GI issues. once that happened i said screw it and tried to run the last 4 miles in 22:59 or faster(so close). wish i could have gotten 20 in under 2 hours like i hoped, but in the last 72 hours i've done three 10-milers on three different courses all under 59:45, which is pretty sick.

Peg 37 White Miles: 10.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments
From Eva Splaine on Sat, Apr 17, 2021 at 19:10:31 from 108.61.201.170

GREAT week Eugene!

From Eugene on Sun, Apr 18, 2021 at 06:10:45 from 104.189.16.160

i ran 46 miles. i got a ways to go from an all caps GREAT week :)

Total Distance
10.00

AM - 10 on mural, ~6:10 pace. yesterday i tried to run the last 4 miles of my run in under 23 minutes and came up a few decimals short. today i ran the first 4 miles in 22:47. definitely could have held that pace a while longer, but i'm planning on doing a workout tomorrow so after 4 i ran another 6 a lot easier, about 6:35 pace(watch died near the end). i've been running for over 10 years now and i still have no idea how i got this fit over the past month or so(okay, i do, i just didn't think nudging my easy pace down would work out this well!)

Peg 37 White Miles: 10.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
0.00

AM - stretching, core, and weights. did front squats + step-ups and i think it gave me carpal tunnel syndrome lol

Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
11.00

AM - 6 at sokol, 6:07 pace. legs were grateful to have yesterday off, and the DOMS from weights yesterday didn't kick in until after the run, so double positive.

PM - 5 miles on mural, 5:59 pace. was planning on going a LOT longer but my calves were still a bit raw from yesterday, so 5:59 was playing it conservative

Peg 37 White Miles: 11.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
7.00

AM - 7 lighthearted miles on sokol, 6:26 pace. it's supposed to storm bad friday night, and we have a cold front precipitating it, so even though i started at 9:30 it was mid-40's and gray out(in late april. in central alabama). would have been great conditions if it weren't ludicrously windy. spent a few miles in the middle exploring the golf course next to sokol; i'll probably run it again, just not when i have to constantly have my head on a swivel for someone yelling "fore"

Peg 37 White Miles: 7.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
26.00

AM - 3 shakeout on hilton, 6:32 pace.

PM - 23 miles on mural, 6:13 pace. 30 minutes later and i'm still delirious, but i'll try to give a quick summary. ran the first 19 miles in an amazing groove, then not having any caloric intake during this run bit me in the ass and those last 4 miles i was just trying not to pass out. wanted to go for 27, but i thought i'd be lucky to get that far going 6:40 per mile so i'm fine with this. threw up after, first time i've ever ran hard enough to do that. great freaking run. shoutout to connor baller for calling me immediately after to gas me up lol

kinda pissed that i didn't just jog another 3.3 to run what probably would have been a mid-2:40 marathon, but i really didn't have anything left at the end there. next time.

Peg 37 White Miles: 3.00Peg 37 Navy Miles: 23.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments
From Spencerdude on Thu, Apr 22, 2021 at 21:44:52 from 209.221.58.202

Dang man nice run!

From Eugene on Fri, Apr 23, 2021 at 11:58:32 from 104.189.16.160

thanks, dog.

Total Distance
6.00

AM - 6 very easy on hilton, no watch. legs had no life to them, but weren't hurting or even really sore, which was a surprise because i was pressing through a lot of pain last night. very windy, you could definitely tell a bad storm is hitting tonight.

Peg 37 Navy Miles: 6.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
10.00

AM - 10 at the gym with a 3-mile tempo in 15:55. felt uncomfortable from the start, but not any more uncomfortable as the run went on, which i think is the indicator i ran it correctly. not too shabby, considering i had a hard run just 36 hours prior. could have fooled me!

Fly's Miles: 3.00Peg 37 White Miles: 7.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
4.00

AM - 4 on sokol, 6:15 pace. put off the run until 9:30 and found out the hard way that's probably not gonna be an option again until september, barring another cold front. got to 4 before the heat cramps broke me. looks like it's that time of the year where the alarms go from absurdly early to ludicrously early.

Peg 37 White Miles: 4.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments
From Tom K on Sun, Apr 25, 2021 at 13:48:39 from 47.206.60.114

If you go to ludicrously early, aren't you worried about going to plaid?

https://youtu.be/NAWL8ejf2nM

From Eugene on Mon, Apr 26, 2021 at 07:38:02 from 104.189.16.160

smoke if you got em!

Total Distance
17.00

AM - 12 x 400m w/ 200m jogging recovery in 60". w/u and c/d for 12. was already a mile into the cooldown by 6:30am so suffice to say i woke up early for this one.

splits: 72, 71, 72, 70, 68, 71, 70, 72, 71, 72, 72

average of 71.6. good session. i'd like to do 16 or 20 400's when the cycle brings this workout back around in the future, but given that i haven't done much running on the track i didn't want to throw too many turns on the ankles/knees too fast. never really done this workout before, i really liked it. felt like one of those workouts you can't fake.

PM - 5 on mural, 6:09 pace. 5:48 last mile.

Fly's Miles: 4.50Peg 37 Navy Miles: 12.50
Weight: 0.00
Comments
From Eva Splaine on Mon, Apr 26, 2021 at 18:57:10 from 108.61.201.170

Nice workout Eugene!

From Eugene on Tue, Apr 27, 2021 at 06:09:07 from 104.189.16.160

thanks!

Total Distance
3.00

AM - 3 miles on sokol, 6:10 pace. might do another long run tonight, depends on if i can handle the heat and if my legs are recovered from yesterday(mainly the former)

Peg 37 Navy Miles: 3.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments
From Burt on Tue, Apr 27, 2021 at 07:50:35 from 98.161.146.237

If you can't handle the heat, stay on the porch, you dirty dog.

From Burt on Tue, Apr 27, 2021 at 07:50:55 from 98.161.146.237

I think that's what we used to say in high school. I can't remember. It's been so long.

From Eugene on Wed, Apr 28, 2021 at 06:05:28 from 104.189.16.160

close enough.

Total Distance
10.00

AM - 3 on sokol, 6:26 pace. won't mince words; felt god-awful. it's either the humidity or karma for putting off training yesterday. hopefully the latter, since i'm giving the long run another shot tonight. it's gonna be hot, and it's gonna be hell. luckily i have an addictive personality and i'm definitely fiending for the euphoria i got from the LR last week

PM - 7 miles on mural, 5:58 pace. did everything possible to offset the heat and it still won in the end. it's a damn shame, those last couple miles i was really starting to relax and get into it. just couldn't get through the chest cramps. it's supposed to rain tomorrow night so i might give this week's long run one more shot tomorrow if the incoming storm means slightly cooler conditions. 

Peg 37 Navy Miles: 10.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
5.00

AM - 5 on sokol, 5:53 pace. couldn't run in the AM yesterday and my knee got pretty sore for the rest of the day, so took the day off. usually the run right after an off day i feel lethargic, but the legs felt absolutely juiced. first 4 miles in 5:42, 6:02, 5:51, and 5:35 with some decent hills, then remembered i took yesterday off for a reason and ran an easier 5th mile then drove home. knee felt fine at least, and i have the peace of mind to get something slower and longer tomorrow knowing i did something faster today.

Peg 37 Navy Miles: 5.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
3.00

3 on sokol, 6:13 pace. forgot which pegs i wore

Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
16.00

AM - 10 miles on mural, 6:04 pace. felt really good; wasn't blowing the door off the hinges the last few miles like i tend to at mural but was strong throughout. very muddy run.

was reading a book by brad hudson yesterday where he wrote that a marathon runner doing a bunch of 400m repeats for a workout is as useful as a 400m sprinter doing a 20-mile training run for endurance. i respect him as a coach(i wouldn't have been reading his book otherwise), but i still thought that was a really stupid take. while you're likely running much faster than you'd run in a marathon, it still helps to reinforce good form and mechanics, which is vital in a long race. if he had just said it wasn't an efficient workout for a marathoner i'd have no problem with it, but it's the sprinter analogy that annoys me. not like i could write a book any better, though. 

PM - 6 on mural, 6:16 pace. have 1-4pm off from work today, so as soon as my long break started i got the rest of my miles in. since it was only about 6 hours recovery since the last run and i spent a majority of it on my feet, wasn't running with much spunk. with that being said, honestly surprised it was that quick. i'll credit the storm hitting later today for making it 70's and windy out, which did me a lot more favors than the normal 1pm weather down here.

Peg 37 White Miles: 10.00Peg 37 Navy Miles: 6.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments
From Rob Murphy on Mon, May 03, 2021 at 20:17:53 from 67.177.30.39

Your take on Brad Hudson's comment is correct.Was he high on dangerous drugs when he wrote that?

From Eugene on Mon, May 03, 2021 at 21:12:19 from 104.189.16.160

ďrunnerís highĒ, as it were.

Total Distance
7.00

AM - 4 on mural, 6:09 pace. despite using the same phone alarm to wake up at 4am every day, today it decided to go off on silent mode(i've said it before and i'll say it again, extremely dumb feature for an alarm. my phone wasn't even on vibrate or "do not disturb"). i guess it's not a bad thing considering if i ended up waking up at 7:30 without it i probably needed more sleep than the alarm would have given me, but it also means it was already 70's with 97% humidity out the second i woke up.

having stayed in alabama the last couple summers i already knew easy running in humidity sucks, but aerobic running in humidity REALLY sucks. luckily i'm going to provo for at least a portion of this summer, but i am curious if it's something i could adjust to, if i could do something like that 23-miler at 6:13 pace i did a couple weeks back in these swampy-ass conditions. now THAT would be impressive.

PM - 3 on hilton, 5:49 pace. apparently, it was a BOGO for getting my ass kicked by humidity today, although if i'd waited another 2 hours for it to get dark out i think i would have been able to go 6-7 like i wanted. gonna just pretend this was a tempo run so i don't feel as bad for only getting 7 miles in today lol

Peg 37 White Miles: 4.00Peg 37 Navy Miles: 3.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments
From Eva Splaine on Mon, May 03, 2021 at 18:56:37 from 108.61.201.170

When are you going to Provo?

Be careful there.

I have heard there that there are a lot strange people in Provo. :)

From Eugene on Mon, May 03, 2021 at 21:18:43 from 104.189.16.160

trust me, theyíre nothing compared to yours truly. iím hoping to drive up later this month for an undetermined length of time, but weíll see.

Total Distance
4.00

PM - 4 on the roads, 6:30 pace. stormed all day and didn't clear up enough until pretty late, so got to do a run down some empty campus roads which is always fun, even if i hate running on hard surfaces. wanted to go longer, but again the legs really aren't fond of asphalt(god forbid i run on a sidewalk someday)

Peg 37 Navy Miles: 4.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
11.00

AM - 3-mile shakeout on hilton, 6:29 pace.

PM - 8 miles on mural, 5:43 pace. once again got my ass kicked by the heat, have to accept the weather two weeks ago was a fluke and any long runs will probably have to be done in the morning the next few months. after 5 miles of a great groove i realized the heat was starting to hit me hard so i decided to just close with a strong 3 miles and get out before i got killed. ran that in 16:37(5:37, 5:30, 5:30). 

i keep trying to imagine aaron rodgers not on the packers next year, it just sounds weird. wonder if all those anonymous sources on twitter are true

Peg 37 White Miles: 3.00Peg 37 Navy Miles: 8.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
3.00

AM - 3 before work on mural, 6:09 pace. felt very easy. all i had time for today, hoping to get some decent mileage in tomorrow.

Peg 37 Navy Miles: 3.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
9.00

AM - 9 on mural, 6:05 pace. very very wet, probably 60% of my backside was soaked in mud by the end. i like to think it'd have been faster otherwise, but this still felt pretty easy. excited to see how elevation affects these aerobic runs, and even more excited to see how fast i'm running them when i get back to bama after a solid summer of elevation training

Peg 37 White Miles: 9.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
3.00

likely no running today. i got really nauseous with a killer migraine for most of yesterday and by the time i went to bed i was super achey and burning up. i feel better this morning, but not 100%. hopefully it's just a stomach flu or something and not COVID because i'm supposed to drive up to utah in a few days and that's just godawful timing. sounds like the kind of thing to happen to me, though. guess we'll see.

the symptoms started showing up after i cooked some eggs yesterday that i left a little runny, so it could be salmonella. honestly i hope so

PM - 3. after some advil and allergy pills this morning, felt much better. run was just "eh", but that's fine. gashed my shin open pretty good on a branch, didn't realize until i was getting gas for my car after and look down and see it bleeding everywhere

Peg 37 Navy Miles: 3.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments
From Eva Splaine on Mon, May 10, 2021 at 15:24:48 from 108.61.201.170

Get well soon Eugene.

Total Distance
3.00

3 in a big storm, 6:20 pace

Peg 37 White Miles: 3.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
3.00

3 in another big storm, 6:17 pace

Peg 37 Navy Miles: 3.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
15.00

AM - 10 on the rail trail, 5:51 pace. felt great. drove down to yeehaw country(also known as texas) on monday and would have ran more since, but a brutal storm hit about a mile into that first texas run and lasted until late last night. hate running on asphalt but i'll be dadgum'd if it isn't easy to run fast on

PM - 5 on the country backroads, 5:53 pace. very hilly, very windy. only reason it was that fast was all the downhill(and tailwind) came in the last two miles, those were 5:37 and 5:28. went off today! i'm sure i'll be tired for the morning run tomorrow.

Peg 37 Navy Miles: 15.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments
From Eva Splaine on Wed, May 12, 2021 at 15:17:26 from 108.61.201.170

Are you on your way to Utah now?

From Eugene on Wed, May 12, 2021 at 15:54:16 from 47.223.80.141

not for a bit. i don't get to see my family too often so i'm spending a week with them on their ranch before i head up this sunday. looking forward to it!

Total Distance
16.00

AM - 10 on the hilly backroads again, 6:11 pace. ran this right after waking up without the aid of caffeine; i usually wake up at least 90 minutes before a run to really wake up and ALWAYS have some form of caffeine beforehand, and today i saw the effect of it, or lack thereof. the pace was good but mentally i just didn't want to be out there lol. sucked it up and did what i needed to do.

PM - 6 miles on the backroads, 6:09 pace. first time running 15+ mile days back-to-back since january. that's embarrassing :) what's more embarrassing is if i continue the trend tomorrow, it'll be the first time since september!

Peg 37 Navy Miles: 16.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
17.00

AM - 11 miles on the backroads, 6:09 pace. made sure to make it extra hilly. 

PM - 6 backroads, 6:00 pace. ran at 3:30 with not a cloud in sight and i only sort of completely regretted it. i hear heat stroke builds character

Peg 37 Navy Miles: 17.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
10.00

AM - 10 on backroads, 6:09 pace. slept in and started the run at 8:30, oh boy did that suck. wasn't super hot but sun was blaring and it was warm enough to bring the misery. hills were just salt in the metaphorical wound. probably not running tonight so i can wake up absurdly early tomorrow to drive to provo, and considering that drive is about 18 hours not sure how running tomorrow will fare either. it'll probably be a two day drive, but i'd rather the second day be shorter. last few days were money so i'm not too worried about an off day.

Peg 37 Navy Miles: 10.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
3.00

PM - 3 in farmington, new mexico. 5:56 pace. knew the ~6000ft elevation was gonna kick my ass before i even started the run, i just don't think i was aware how much i could get my ass kicked :)  good god that thin air burns the lungs something terrible. i woke up at 2am and had done a 13-hour drive prior so i'm gonna say those were also major factors for the suffering, if nothing else than to help me sleep tonight. would have done more but the place i drove out to ended up being a major dud for a running route; all short dead ends or had lots of aggressive trailer park dogs. 

Peg 37 Navy Miles: 3.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
5.00

AM - 5, 5:59 pace. was gonna run on the treadmill at the hotel, but the gym there was literally 93 degrees and the thermostat wouldn't turn down, so decided just to leave for provo an hour early. found out during the drive i'd be arriving about an hour before my homie i'm staying with would be home, so decided to run a few miles on this random desert road so i wouldn't be waiting around once i got to provo. considering i drove for 5 hours then just jumped out the car to run, i'd say it was a good run. elevation still kicked my ass but much less than yesterday. i need a run where my legs aren't stiff from a long car ride to really see how much the elevation is affecting me

Peg 37 Navy Miles: 5.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
6.00

AM - 6 miles trying(to no avail) to find a good running route immediately by the place i'm staying the next few weeks. 6:10 pace. i assume some people enjoy running in that they get to explore new areas; not me. guess it's time to go hunting for the perfect morning trail.

also, got asked to be a groomsman yesterday for a wedding in a couple weeks. only mentioning this because the groom in question reads my blog and i'm calling him out for not telling me he was engaged until yesterday, even though he knew i was coming to utah this summer for months, and has been engaged for months. his fiancee reminded him about asking me about the groomsman thing and i wonder how much longer he'd have waited to ask if not for that. anyway s/o to will; my wedding gift for you is me buying the dress clothes i wasn't aware i needed to bring with me. besides that, happy for them. the three of us have been friends for like 8 years and if you've seen the last episode of the office where michael says "my kids are growing up and marrying each other", that's the vibe

Peg 37 Navy Miles: 6.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
11.00

AM - 3 on kiwanis, 6:30 pace. never running here again lol, the unkept lawn in front of the UA law school is a better grass loop than kiwanis was. would have just drove to the trail i've been eyeing and running another few miles there but my left calf hasn't felt good since i didall that asphalt/concrete running yesterday, and the uneven grass didn't do it any favors. i miss bama and the good grass loops it had, even with the unbearable humidity

Noon - 4 up and down a very technical mountain trail, 7:02 pace. considering garmin says i gained over 1000ft elevation just in the first two miles, that pace is pretty good, especially considering i could barely run back down without risking dying by means of a loooong tumble. probably donating plasma later today, if it doesn't kill me it's probably a triple-run day, even if the mileage won't constitute it. 0-for-3 on trying to find a good running route in provo! i'm depressed

PM - 4 on BYU mural, 5:55 pace. I ran the first couple miles of yesterday's run here and wasn't a huge fan, but after realizing there probably isn't a ~1300m flat and fast square grass loop like there is at bama, i liked it a bit more knowing there probably isn't much better as far as grass loops go. it's only about .40 miles and it's more shaped like a right-angled triangle than a loop, but take what you can get i guess.

Peg 37 Navy Miles: 11.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments
From Eva Splaine on Wed, May 19, 2021 at 14:31:30 from 108.61.201.170

So where do all of those BYU runners run in Provo?

From Eugene on Wed, May 19, 2021 at 16:53:09 from 136.36.201.148

judging by the oneís i follow on strava, mostly the roads and sidewalks. not my kind of thing

From Starman on Wed, May 19, 2021 at 17:06:57 from 66.116.14.91

Try the Provo River Trail. That's where I ran all the time when I lived there. It is paved from the lake all the way up the canyon, but there are a few grassy spots along the way where you can run on softer ground.

From Eva Splaine on Wed, May 19, 2021 at 17:09:57 from 108.61.201.170

If I were in Utah, the runs I would love to try are some that Mr. Murphy runs.

No. 1 Pipeline trail

No. 2 Grandeur Peak (This must be a great run because he has hashed both of his knees on this run and is still running it. It must really be worth it.)

No. 3 Jeremey Ranch

No. 4 Millcreek Canyon

I don't know were any of those places are, but if they are close to Provo, maybe you could get some good advice from him.

From Eugene on Wed, May 19, 2021 at 17:29:19 from 174.204.27.219

a couple of those places iíll definitely do on my off days, i was just hoping thereíd be a big ~mile loop of grass fields by the apartment like there was at bama. it makes it a lot easier when i have to work 9-5 and want a bit of recovery between the runs and work. i guess iíll play it by ear.

and much appreciated, starman. id made note of that trail but havenít had the chance to check it out yet, but i will soon.

From Sasha Pachev on Wed, May 19, 2021 at 18:36:23 from 72.250.218.114

Eugene:

For Provo, my favorite is the Provo River Trail. If you are near Kiwanis it would take some distance to get to, though. If you are only going for 3 you will be turning around by the time you connect. If I lived there and needed to go for 3, I would just roam the streets south of BYU and west of 900 E.

From Eugene on Thu, May 20, 2021 at 10:14:44 from 136.36.201.148

thanks, Sasha. i'm probably aiming for something closer to 10-14 in the AM and 4-6 in the PM normally, i just cut it short because my ankle was iffy and i didn't want to play the odds of making it worse.

I'm surprised how many tracks in the provo area are locked up with signs about how they'll enforce the hammer of justice on trespassers. I might have done my tempo runs on the track otherwise, but now i'll probably at least try the trail you mention for that first tempo.

From Sasha Pachev on Thu, May 20, 2021 at 10:25:40 from 72.250.218.114

Provo River Trail in the Provo Canyon is my favorite place for tempos and intervals. It is marked with triangles in the 1-2-3-4 pattern, each cycle being 0.25 miles with the distance between marks being 1/16 of a mile. There used to be such marks in the south part of the trail on the way to the Utah Lake, but they have been paved over and not repainted. How fast are your tempos, how long, and what is your schedule like? I am thinking you could join us sometime if things align.

From Eugene on Thu, May 20, 2021 at 10:48:00 from 136.36.201.148

honestly, i really couldn't tell you where my workout fitness is at since i've been pretty bad about putting workouts off since, well, forever. hoping to change that now that i'm up here for the summer though. i know i can run in the 5:50-6:05 range pretty comfortably, but that's about it(and that range has probably shifted a few seconds back with the elevation change).

i'll likely alternate between a tuesday tempo run(no distance set in stone, but probably somewhere between 5-8 miles) one week and a "quantity-over-quality"-type of repeat workout the next tuesday(probably 6-7 miles worth of 1000m, mile, or 2000m repeats at around 10k effort)

the tempo run should(hopefully) be next week, and then repeats the week after than, ad infinitum. let me know if the pachev and eugene stars ever align, i'd be more than happy to run with you guys.

From Sasha Pachev on Thu, May 20, 2021 at 12:41:13 from 72.250.218.114

This Saturday, 7 AM, meet at 395 S Palisades in Orem, 12 total, 5 down the canyon at 6:00 pace. Does that work for you?

From Eugene on Fri, May 21, 2021 at 10:44:52 from 136.36.201.148

My summer job i just started is with a moving company, so even though i'm scheduled to start work at 9am tomorrow, it doesn't necessarily mean i'm going to have a job to be on by then, so i'm not sure yet.

my schedule for the day is supposed to be finalized by 6pm the night prior, so i'll let you know if i'm available this evening. as the schedule currently stands i would be, but i could get assigned an early move between now and then.

From Eugene on Fri, May 21, 2021 at 20:16:04 from 136.36.201.148

my left achilles has had some on-and-off tightness the past few days, but as long as it feels fine tomorrow morning i should be able to join y'all. i'll let you know with another comment if the tendon is telling me otherwise. hope to see you tomorrow!

From Sasha Pachev on Fri, May 21, 2021 at 21:36:35 from 72.250.218.114

If it is not too bad for an easy run, but not quite up to the tempo, you can just the warm-up and the cool down with us. We can show you the Provo River Trail and the marks on it.

Total Distance
10.00

AM - a little over 10 on BYU mural, 5:58 pace. felt pretty good; i was tired from staying up late watching a terrible horror movie with the people i'm staying with(joe wright's "woman in the window"), but physically it didn't feel harder than any other aerobic run i've done at lower elevation the past couple months.

Peg 37 Navy Miles: 10.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
14.00

AM - 3-mile shakeout, 6:28 pace. only did this because my homie wanted to do this workout with me but he was taking forever to wake up so i got some miles in.

AM2 - 8 x 200m with 200m jog recovery in 60". averaged about 31-flat. nothing too crazy; we weren't sure if we'd even find an open track so i didn't have a real workout planned, so just sort of pulled this out of the hat. felt pretty good. 10 for the AM in total. 

PM - 4 on mural, 5:57 pace. left achilles felt a bit tight, otherwise felt great.

Peg 37 Navy Miles: 14.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
15.50

AM - 12.5 with the blog sensei himself(better known as sasha) and blog veteran chad(pretty sure i got his name right. i'm no elephant!). 7:05 pace with a 5-mile pickup in there in 29:13 that felt REALLY good. kept having to check my watch because i don't think 5:50 pace has ever felt that easy. i would have taken pacing duties for a couple of miles, but as soon as i got ahead sasha had to scold me for (unintentionally) dropping the pace down :) can't remember the last time i ran with someone(again, no elephant); it definitely was a nice way to have the run go by a little faster.

PM - 3 on mural after work. 6:4x pace

Peg 37 Magenta Miles: 12.50
Weight: 0.00
Comments
From Tom K on Sat, May 22, 2021 at 16:56:46 from 47.201.54.238

"Blog sensei" is a fantastic title!

Great run!

Total Distance
0.00

bagel

Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
0.00

another bagel today. ran after my first job moving stuff and had my right peroneal tendon flare up. it's happened a handful of times the past year or so, and every time i've shot myself in the foot(or ankle) by coming back just a smidge too early and extending the time spent not running. i'll probably give it the full 72-hour recovery. done some strength work(mostly above the waist) to compensate. it sucks, but what can you do.

Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
3.00

PM - 3 on mural, 6:09 pace. i was taking it easy, i swear. ankle felt a bit tight, but wasn't hurting so fingers crossed i'm in the clear

Peg 37 Navy Miles: 3.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
5.00

Noon - about 5. ankle continued to bug me after wednesday's run, but i said i'd play coach and give my basketball-focused homeboy a workout to get him some aerobic fitness(8 x 400 w/ 200m rec). the first 4 he was dropping off pace each repeat, so i offered to pace him for the first 200m of #5; did that in like 41(he'd been averaging like 92 up to that point). i was surprised my ankle felt better after it, so i told him i'd run his last 3 and just to stick on me. ran 85, 80, and 75 with him in tow on every repeat, so i'm proud of him. didn't put in much effort on my part, but somehow my ankle just felt better on every 400 until it felt completely normal on the last one, and about 90 minutes later it still feels fine. weird. not gonna run again today, but that's a huge boon if by some miracle jumping into his workout cleared up the tendonitis.

Peg 37 Navy Miles: 5.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments
From Sasha Pachev on Fri, May 28, 2021 at 17:31:36 from 72.250.218.114

Would you like to join us tomorrow like last week at 7:00 AM, same place, 395 S Palisades?

From Eugene on Fri, May 28, 2021 at 21:44:25 from 136.36.201.148

iíve got work early tomorrow, so even though iíll probably run at the same spot(assuming my ankle holds up), chances are iíll be done by 7. you might see me icing said ankle in the river when yíall show up though!

Total Distance
3.00

PM - 3 miles, 5:50 pace. probably(definitely) too fast, but eh, my legs were supercharged and it was a short run. ran without the calf sleeve after basically having that thing on 24/7 since last saturday, barely noticed it

Peg 37 Navy Miles: 3.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
3.00

PM - 3 miles between shifts, 5:52 pace. ran on a grass field with a pretty good slope on either side so got some uphill running in too

Peg 37 Navy Miles: 3.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
12.00

AM - 8 miles up and down the canyon, 6:04 pace. first few miles were all uphill with a strong headwind. sort of demoralizing to start a run, but once i turned around and had nothing but downhill and tailwind, it got a lot more fun. kept track of the mile markers on the trail, so even though i ran what my watch called 8, it seemed to undermeasure a bit. i hate blogging mileage that doesn't end in .0 or .5, so i won't add an extra 100m or so, but i will take two seconds off to account for what the pace more likely actually was(watch said 6:06). hate to jinx myself but i think this one signified the ankle is all better and i'm ready to get back in the trenches, so to speak.

PM - 4 on mural

Peg 37 Navy Miles: 12.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
8.00

AM - warmed up a couple miles, then tried pacing t-bird for a 3-mile tempo at 6-flat pace. after 800m he was falling off and told me to just go, so i ran another 4 laps for a 8:10, so about a 5:10 mile. that felt really good, and i wanted to hold it for longer, but t-bird was basically jogging and my ankle has been a bit annoyed since yesterday. funny how it originally got upset after running on pavement, then got better, then as soon as i tried running on pavement again it once again flares up. and by funny, i mean it put some merit behind me demonizing pavement and sidewalk running the past couple years. i get that it's doable, and most people on the blog run nearly all on roads(i did too back in my 2015-2017 days on the blog), but i've stuck to soft surfaces since i picked training back up a couple years ago and my legs respond way better to it

anyway like i said t-bird had fallen off, so i stopped after the ~5:10 mile and told him i'm switching up the workout and we'd just finish with 2 x 800 trying to run the second lap faster. i ran 2:20(73, 66) and 2:18(70, 68). the homie killed it and ran 2:50 both times with solid negative splits. wish it had been a more substantive workout, but i definitely got something out of it, and had fun. going into the 800's i was hoping i could do 2:30 going 80, 70 so i was very surprised(my watch charger broke so i had trevor taking my splits, so it was mostly ran on feel) not exactly sure on the mileage but i'm confident i got at least 8

Fly's Miles: 3.00Peg 37 Navy Miles: 5.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
7.00

AM - 7 on mormon mural

Peg 37 Navy Miles: 7.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
13.00

AM - 13 on mormon mural. no calf sleeve or KT tape the past 24 hours and the ankle felt 100% the entire time, thank heavens. i'm going back down to the south after my best friend's wedding but that still gives me 3 weeks at elevation, and barring something else flaring up i'm gonna try my hardest to get triple-digit mileage for each of those. the 13 felt good, i was out of breath for a while after though. didn't have trouble doing it but i could tell i lost a bit of fitness since the ankle originally got aggravated. gonna really get on top of plyos and weights when i get back to bama so this kind of thing doesn't happen again.

Peg 37 Navy Miles: 13.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
5.00

AM - 5. warmed up on the track for a workout, but on the last lap i felt a tweak in my left calf and stretching didn't do much do alleviate it. did a couple hard strides that felt pretty good but i knew the workout was doomed so i drove back to the apartment. after stretching, rolling and icing the calf feels fine again so silver lining, i guess.

Peg 37 Navy Miles: 5.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments
From Eva Splaine on Fri, Jun 04, 2021 at 14:17:15 from 108.61.201.170

Hope you are enjoying your trip to Utah.

From Eugene on Sat, Jun 05, 2021 at 08:34:33 from 136.36.201.148

as far as running goes i hate it lol. i miss my bama courses so much. i haven't been here since 2017 though, and it's nice catching up with friends.

Total Distance
2.00

AM - 2. jogged to mormon mural and my ankle felt better than yesterday, but still a little irritated. then i saw sage ducote fly by and realized today is the utah valley half, and i told spencer i'd cheer him on so i stretched on the sidewalk for about an hour looking for him. unfortuanetly i haven't seen him in over 5 years, so i'm pretty sure he ran past me without me recognizing him. once the pacer holding up a sign with a certain pace on it(that i won't say in case i'm wrong and he was behind it) passed, i figured he'd have had to pass by at that point, so ran about 2 miles on mural, but my ankle still felt off so i jogged back to the apartment. i did see former blogger and running partner a couple weeks back in chad though, and i cheered for him. nice job, spencer and chad!

also a couple hours later driving down university i saw former(i think) blogger tom slick as well(i could tell because it said the pseudonym on his shirt). shoutout tom too

Peg 37 Navy Miles: 2.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
10.00

AM - 5 on mormon mural

PM - 5 on mormon mural after an exhausting shift. felt my calf flare up those last couple minutes

Peg 37 Navy Miles: 10.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments
From Mike on Sun, Jun 13, 2021 at 17:48:31 from 35.142.90.55

Moved out to Utah, eh?

From Eugene on Sun, Jun 13, 2021 at 20:23:31 from 136.36.201.148

my best friend from high school is getting married and he coerced me to come back to the Ďtah for the first time since 2017 by asking me to be a groomsman. figured iíd get out a few weeks earlier for some extra aerobic fitness and to catch up with some other old friends. iíve missed their company, and iím excited for the wedding, but letís just say iíll be speeding back down south long before the sun rises that next morning :)

Total Distance
11.00

AM - as i set out to run i thought it might be better to play it safe since my calf felt off at the end of yesterday's second run, so i went back and did some squats and lunges to supplement. then after about 45 minutes i said "screw it" and went out anyway to run 7 on missionary. actually felt really good; since my watch charger is broken i've just been setting a timer on my phone for however many miles i want to do at 6:30 pace and run that out, but i'm pretty sure this was closer to 6-flat pace. calf felt good, i think it may be mormon mural as a course that keeps screwing with the wellbeing of my ankles. it's a tragedy because if i drive somewhere for my late evening run there's no way i'll find a parking spot within a mile of the apartment, so i'm kind of forced to run there for my PM runs, at least until my friend's wedding. then i'm fleeing the state like i got a warrant lol

PM - about 4 on mormon mural, probably more. really wish i had a working watch on this one because i was flying. wouldn't have been surprised if it was around 5:45 pace. felt good.

Peg 37 Navy Miles: 7.00Peg 37 Magenta Miles: 4.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
11.00

AM - 7 on missionary. wanted to go for 10 but i was pressed for time

PM - 4 on mormon mural. uneventful, aside from it being hot.

Peg 37 Navy Miles: 7.00Peg 37 Magenta Miles: 4.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
11.00

AM - 11 on missionary. hips and ankles were very sore waking up, can't explain how but i think the air mattress had something to do with it. i'm homesick for my bed(bedsick)

Peg 37 Navy Miles: 11.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
11.00

AM - 11 on missionary. probably gonna be a lot of boring fundemental running the next 6 weeks or so, save some light work next week with trevor. 

Peg 37 Navy Miles: 11.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
11.00

AM - 11 on missionary. had to deal with stomach cramps the last 7 miles or so, but i persevered. 

Peg 37 Navy Miles: 11.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
10.00

AM - 10 on missionary, 6:16 pace. finally got a working watch charger! i was curious to know the pace i'm running, but more curious to know the elevation gain on missionary considering it's a grass field running on a decent slope. gained(and lost) 700 feet, according to the watch. i normally don't put that much faith in elevation conversions but with that plus all those hills i thought it'd be worth knowing what the equivalent would be for 6-flat pace on one of my bama courses, turns out about 6:24 pace(for a 13-miler, which is what i'm planning on bumping up to starting tomorrow). so if i can keep my missionary runs in the 6:1x pace range, i'd consider it quality aerobic mileage

Peg 37 Navy Miles: 10.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
4.00

AM - 4. blew out a tire last night and had to spend most of my free time before a long shift getting it replaced. got a few miles in while they changed it

Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
14.00

AM - 10 on missionary, 6:10 pace. wanted to go a few miles longer but really needed a restroom towards the end and there's none available on missionary. i really really really miss sokol(and it's bathrooms)

PM - 4 on mormon mural, 5:49 pace. got impatient and went out while it was still in triple-digit temperatures. last couple steps on mural i felt my left ankle flare up to the smallest possible degree that i could notice, but didn't feel it in the last quarter mile from the field back to the apartment so i'm confident it'll be alright; just confirms my theory that mormon mural is cidium for the ankles, at least for me. i'm sure keeping my foot on the gas and running in heat didn't help but i'm confident the course itself was the main factor. i'll say for the two billionth time i'm homesick(or coursesick) for sokol, hilton and mural back home

Peg 37 Navy Miles: 10.00Peg 37 Magenta Miles: 4.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
14.00

AM - 10 on missionary, 6:02 pace. great run, felt like i finally figured out how to pace the course. would have gone for 12 but i wanted to play it safe with the ankle, which felt fine. might run tonight, if i do it'll have to be on pavement though, so we'll see

PM - 4 on the riverwalk, 5:56 pace. i'll skip the diatribe about how much i hate hard-surface running, but i'll just say if i ever say i'm considering focusing on road racing just know the real gene is probably lying dead in an unmarked grave

Peg 37 Navy Miles: 10.00Peg 37 Magenta Miles: 4.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments
From Mike on Tue, Jun 15, 2021 at 10:42:53 from 35.142.90.55

Big Pavement in shambles. You're ruining the economy!

From Eugene on Tue, Jun 15, 2021 at 19:02:56 from 136.36.201.148

considering dedicating my life to creating a time machine to take me back to the days when all roads were made of dirt and gravel. i wouldn't get the ego boost from splitting 5-minute miles since i doubt my GPS watch would connect, though. it's a dilemma.

From Eva Splaine on Tue, Jun 15, 2021 at 21:22:13 from 108.61.201.170

With as much cushioning there is in running shoes, I don't understand the problem with running on pavement....or are you one of those runners that uses minimalist running shoes...or maybe worse....are you a barefoot runner? :)

For me I will take the hard pavement (or even better.. hard concrete) over grass or gravel any day.

I have really poor balance and even the smallest rock or uneven surface can cause me to lose my balance and take a big tumble.

From Eugene on Wed, Jun 16, 2021 at 10:24:10 from 136.36.201.148

when i ran my 200-mile week, literally every step was either on turf, grass, or dirt. i have no doubt in my mind that sticking to soft surfaces are the only reason my legs let me run a crazy amount like that.

it doesn't matter how good of a shoe you wear, your legs take more impact running on pavement or concrete because the actual surface you're running on isn't absorbing the impact as much as it is returning it to you. it's better for running faster, but less forgiving

i'll say that i am a bit hypocritical considering prior to my year or so away from running in 2017-2018 i ran almost all my miles on the roads, but, eh, i do what i feel is best for me.

From Jason D on Wed, Jun 16, 2021 at 20:42:16 from 73.161.42.48

Psst . . . Gene . . . the dirt and gravel roads are there. You just have to know where to look ;-). I have dirt roads 1 mile from our house. It's not all dirt, but they do get fairly extensive when you get farther north. I'll sometimes ride for 60-80 miles and it is 75-90% dirt.

It should be noted that we lucked out with out location, which has a linear dirt trail of 17 miles (which extends beyond that but it is less well maintained). It also links to a number of dirt roads.

Check out the following for when you are in Utah and when you are back in Alabama (or wherever): gravelmap.com

From Eugene on Thu, Jun 17, 2021 at 09:08:30 from 136.36.201.148

oh, i'm very familiar. if i had a dollar for every time i've checked it for trails in alabama, my hair probably wouldn't be turning gray by the time i'm 30 due to financial stress :)

Total Distance
10.00

AM - workout with trevor. i did 8 x 400 alternating between pacing trevor for 80 and running it by myself in 70. 200m recovery in about 50 seconds. ran 74, 69, 75, 68, 80, 70, 80, 67. then 4 x 200m pacing trevor for the first 3. ran 32.2, 30.0, 29.2, and 28.6. t-bird pulled even with me on his last one so he probably ran 29-flat, so big shoutout to him because for a 210 lbs basketball player in trainers with no prior sprint training, that's sick. nothing too hard, those last couple fast 400's were a little tough with the short rest though. some of the pachev clan showed up halfway through so shoutout to the blog sensei too. 10 total

Fly's Miles: 4.00Peg 37 Navy Miles: 6.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments
From Zack on Wed, Jun 16, 2021 at 10:47:32 from 66.219.235.204

Bro! when we running together??

From Eugene on Thu, Jun 17, 2021 at 09:11:01 from 136.36.201.148

the BYU program normally has y'all doing long runs on saturday right? i'd be down to link up for one, we could do provo canyon or if you know any good trails i'd def be down to get my ass kicked running up a mountain too :)

From Mike on Thu, Jun 17, 2021 at 12:17:52 from 35.142.90.55

Please tell me they were all wearing their infamous crocs!!!

From Eugene on Thu, Jun 17, 2021 at 13:07:53 from 174.204.14.27

of course! i convinced trevor they installed spike plates into them and he was dying.

Total Distance
10.00

AM - 10 on missionary, 6:04 pace. felt tired from yesterday, but my cadence didn't get the memo. last mile in 5:47, which i think is the first sub-5:50 i've dropped on this course. might get a PM run in if i can get t-bird to save me a spot on the street so i can drive up to missionary again and not have to park 3 miles away when i get back. reason 2081 i miss bama: i had a lot i could park in without getting a ticket!

Peg 37 Navy Miles: 10.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
10.00

AM - 7 miles easy on missionary, then met with trevor at the track and ran his warmup with him for another mile. 8 x 100m strides in trainers after that, first 4 trying to accelerate the first 30m, hit full speed the next 40m, then deaccelerating the last 30m. last 4 i mostly just ran hard throughout. timed those in 13.2, 13.7, 13.2, 13.0. jogged on the turf for 10

Peg 37 Navy Miles: 10.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
10.00

AM - 10 on missionary, 6:14 pace. one of those mornings where i just felt lifeless and had no motivation to get out there, luckily i was able to get myself out the door before i actually talked myself out of a run. didn't feel great mentally, but about 100m into the last mile i decided to try and beat my fastest split on missionary from thursday, which i did with a 5:36. felt much better after that.

Peg 37 Navy Miles: 10.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
10.00

AM - 10 miles on missionary, 6:05 pace. last mile in 5:26; probably leaving provo next week with that as my fastest split on the course. i'd wager that same effort would have given me a high 5:0x mile at sea level on a better route. it's funny; i'm feeling the same sense of eagerness about leaving utah that i was 5 weeks ago as i was heading here. maybe moreso

Peg 37 Navy Miles: 10.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
10.00

AM - 10 on missionary, 6:15 pace, yadda yadda yadda

Peg 37 Navy Miles: 10.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
13.00

AM - 10 on missionary. was actually gonna go a few miles longer, but some security guard came out talking about how it was private property and i couldn't run here. dude was like 7 inches shorter and a couple years younger than me, so i started to bust his chops about how i've been running here a month and ran by security guards no less than 100 times, but the southern hospitality in me came out so i wished him well and left. luckily i only have 3 more AM runs left in provo and wednesday and friday are gonna be with trevor at the track, so i'll just have to find another course to run on thursday and then i'm gone.

PM - 3 w/ strides

Peg 37 Navy Miles: 13.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
13.00

AM - 6 w/ strides, 6:30 pace

PM - 2 mile w/u, 5 x 300m w/ 100m jog rec, 3 min rec, 5 x 200m w/ 200m jog rec. ran 50, 48, 47, 48, 47, then 29, 30, 29, 29, 28. had trev run repeats 1, 3, and 5 with me each set, he balled out. c/d for 7

not really a workout i'd write out for early on in a training cycle, but when i hurt my ankle the first couple weeks up here + never found any running courses i liked, i sort of just resigned to this trip up to utah as nothing more than getting a bit of general fitness before some better training the next 3 weeks in texas, then it's full throttle(hopefully) when i'm back to bama. with all that being said, i just wanted to do a fun fast workout with trevor and that's what it was. yeah, fun, in the same way passing a kidney stone is. 

Fly's Miles: 3.00Peg 37 Magenta Miles: 10.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
4.00

PM - 4

Peg 37 Navy Miles: 4.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
10.00

AM - long warmup, then 2 x 800m w/ 200m jog rec in 2:31 and 2:27, then 8 x 100 with trevor. was going to do a few more 800's, but my left calf felt a little tight from the PM workout on wednesday and i didn't want to risk anything considering i have to work, pack up my stuff, and attend a wedding today before waking up very early tomorrow for a 13-hour drive. 800's felt really easy, splits were even on each and i definitely could have held the pace for mile repeats had i been willing to do something harder today. last run at elevation! hopefully i can get a run in tomorrow at the hotel, i'll get in what i can doing the rest of the drive on sunday, and then it's on to some bigger mileage.

Fly's Miles: 2.50Peg 37 Magenta Miles: 7.50
Weight: 0.00
Comments
From Starman on Sat, Jun 26, 2021 at 23:40:17 from 208.124.71.69

Safe travels!

From Eugene on Sun, Jun 27, 2021 at 19:24:35 from 47.223.80.141

appreciate it.

Total Distance
4.00

AM - 30 minutes on the elliptical. was too tired last night to work out from a 15-hour drive and was still too tired to actually get my feet off the ground, hence elliptical

PM - 4 miles on hilly backroads, 6:26 pace. legs were lifeless from driving 21 hours this weekend. also ran in the afternoon while the sun was blazing and it was extra humid because it had rained about 30 minutes prior, so any aerobic gains from elevation were negating by nearly dying of heatstroke out there. hopefully it's more forgiving in the morning.

Peg 37 Navy Miles: 4.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
7.00

AM - 6 aerobic at 5:56 pace then 1 more easy. humidity hit hard after about 15 minutes and i had to just survive the next 20. could have definitely held that pace for a while if my body wasn't on fire. the southern runner's mantra: survive in the summer to thrive in the fall

Peg 37 Magenta Miles: 7.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
4.00

PM - 4. was dealing with some nausea this morning

Peg 37 Magenta Miles: 4.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
6.00

AM - 6 miles, 6:43 pace. felt terrible from yesterday, but i'm sure my next run will feel better than it would've if i skipped this. go habs!

Peg 37 Magenta Miles: 6.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
10.00

AM - 10. slow.

Peg 37 Magenta Miles: 10.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
10.00

AM - 10 on backroads, 6:50 pace. 94% humidity, ew. for anyone who runs in either dry altitude or at humid sea-level wondering if the other is worse, i'll settle the debate and say humidity is WAY worse. feels like i can't go faster than "brisk warmup" effort without immediately overheating. it sucks, but you work with what you get.

sotd(got a few since i haven't done one in a few months):

whoop tang flow - theophilus london

yoppa - falside

coordinate - young dolph

we're all alone - masayoshi takanaka

pride - kendrick lamar

alone, together - the strokes

i wanna smoke - gangsta pat

thieves in the night - black star

Peg 37 Magenta Miles: 10.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
8.00

AM - 8 miles, 6:00 pace. put off the run until 9am instead of the normal 6am start, surprisingly felt much better out considering the humidity was much lower than yesterday. still tough to run in, but this i can work with. last mile in 5:44.

sotd: gone daddy gone - gnarls barkley

Peg 37 Magenta Miles: 8.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
6.00

AM - 6 miles, 6:07 pace. took it easier the first few miles since i couldn't run yesterday, then upped the pace to something a bit brisker for the last mile and a half in 8:12. felt pretty comfortable dipping under 5:30 pace for that long.

Peg 37 Magenta Miles: 6.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
8.00

AM - 8 miles, 6:26 pace. it was hot, bright and humid early plus my urine tint this morning let me know my hydration since my last run has been piss-poor, so there was a lot of suffering on the backroads today. really wanted to go for 11 but by 8 my HR had been jacked for a bit, my muscles were starting to cramp, and i'd been dealing with sweat in my eyes since like mile #4, so i caved.

PM - plyos/core

sotd: cutthroat committee - key glock

Peg 37 Magenta Miles: 8.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
8.00

AM - 8 miles on the backroads. first 7 at 6:09 pace, then jogged the last mile because my left achilles was a little tight. i was probably being overcautious, but why risk it. very hot and humid again; i think i'm going back to starting the runs at 6 instead of 8, which honestly probably won't make much of a difference considering how ridiculous the humidity is at sunrise. like getting to choose the bullet you're about to get shot with

sotd: unfinished sympathy - massive attack

Peg 37 Magenta Miles: 8.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
6.00

AM - 6 miles on hilly backroads, 6:26 pace. been feeling less like running and more of a guessing game to how far i can get before the humidity kills me as of late. today's the halfway point of my stay in texas so i've got about 10 more days of it

Peg 37 Magenta Miles: 6.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
13.00

AM - 8 on hilly backroads, 6:30 pace. easy. stormed hard this morning so even though i pushed the run back a couple hours it was very nice out.

PM - 5 miles on the rail trail, 5:50 pace. my first day in paris two weeks ago i did 6 on this trail at 5:56 pace and it about killed me, so doing this one at 4pm instead of 6am and still having it be way easier was definitely a mental boon. happy i finally got out for a second run here, it's hard to commit to get out the door when you know it'll be heat death

Peg 37 Magenta Miles: 13.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
13.00

AM - 8 on hilly backroads, 6:26 pace. easy again, i was a little tight from the fast second run yesterday. otherwise good stuff; i might hit 100 this week if i can be consistent with the doubles. i don't even wanna know how long it's been since my last triple-digit week

PM - 5 on rail trail, 5:56 pace. felt a good bit hotter than yesterday; i think if it weren't for that 5:50's would be an absolute breeze

Peg 37 Magenta Miles: 13.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
13.00

AM - 8 miles on hilly backroads, 6:25 pace. could have been a few seconds faster, but my right calf was having a little on-again, off-again tightness. i haven't ran a step on grass in 3 weeks, my legs hate it. just 8 more days, boys

PM - 5 on rail trail. running at the hottest point of the day finally caught up to me and i got my ass kicked, badly. got a little over 3.5 at 6:01 pace then just died out. pretty sure running when it's this bad out is more wear on my body than any aerobic gains. i'd love to run at like 7pm when it's cooler but the evening is the only time all of my family is home and i'd feel guilty skipping out on that to run. not sure what i'll do for the next week, might not hit 100 after all

Peg 37 Magenta Miles: 13.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
5.00

AM - off. back was extremely sore waking up. id normally shoulder all the blame on running on the asphalt rail trail, but considering the two runs before did nothing it was probably a combination of going too hard in the heat and dying, and it being on a hard surface

PM - 5 on hilly backroads, 6:14 pace. considering i had no shade and it was high 90's and humid, i'd call this a better effort than the 5 at 5:50 pace a few days back. it was brutal. back was still very sore but i managed

Peg 37 Magenta Miles: 5.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
8.00

AM - 8 on hilly backroads, 6:19 pace. absurdly humid, was sure i'd be reeling from it and the run would be a total slog, but i surprised myself. probably cutting out the PM run until i get back to bama then hitting full mileage, i'm excited for it. hopefully the humidity isn't too bad in T-town and fall comes early this year for us.

Peg 37 Magenta Miles: 8.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments
From Mike on Thu, Jul 15, 2021 at 13:01:17 from 35.142.90.55

Early cool weather? In the south? If that interests you, I also have some essential oils I'd like to sell you and a bunch of BeachBody workouts if you're interested...

From Eugene on Thu, Jul 15, 2021 at 17:33:30 from 47.223.80.141

i actually already have a supplier. got any magic beans or bluechew?

From Mike on Sat, Jul 17, 2021 at 13:51:07 from 35.142.90.55

Insert Dave Chappelle crack meme here

Total Distance
13.00

AM - 8 miles on hilly backroads, 6:04 pace. felt like absolute garbage going into it, but after mile 3 just felt like i shifted gears without even doing anything. ran up the ordinarily killer hills like they were speedbumps. not gonna play the conversion game but on a faster course in fairer weather, this would have been really fast.

PM - 5 miles on hilly backroads, 5:58 pace. was overcast and drizzling at the start, but basically the second i hit the turnaround it stopped and the sun came out and the rest of the run it felt like i was running in an oven. managed to power through it with a 5:41 last mile to get the pace under 6

Peg 37 Magenta Miles: 13.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
8.00

AM - 8 on hilly backroads, 5:58 pace. extremely humid, shocker. even for how humid it's been, this was something special. so ready to be back in bama, although looking at the 10-day forecast looks like there's a lot of rain on the horizon. again, shocker.

averaged 6:12 pace for the 73 miles and still felt like i mailed it in pretty hard this week. good mental boon with starting workouts up in a couple weeks

Peg 37 Magenta Miles: 8.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments
From Starman on Sat, Jul 17, 2021 at 11:29:04 from 66.116.46.59

Where are you that is more humid than Alabama? I think of the south being very humid especially along the gulf coast where you are close to the source of almost all of the moisture in the eastern half of the US.

From Eugene on Sat, Jul 17, 2021 at 12:07:45 from 174.197.85.224

iím in texas, itís a tiny bit more humid in bama but theyíre both so swampy itís basically just splitting hairs. it does rain a lot more in bama, though.

Total Distance
5.00

PM - 5 on rail trail. objectively the hottest run of the summer so far. first 3.5 at 6:00 pace, then my left calf started getting a cramp and i eased up. felt fine for the rest of it.

Peg 37 Magenta Miles: 5.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
6.00

AM - 6 on hilly backroads, 5:59 pace. normally the first 3 miles are slower since the course starts tough but started pretty fast and eased up after 3. probably my last run in texas unless i run this afternoon.

Peg 37 Magenta Miles: 6.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
3.00

PM - 3 on hilton before it started storming hard, 6:17 pace. missed hilton bad, nearly bust buck by the first step. because of the aforementioned storm i had about 15 minutes of respite between my 9-hour car drive and my run, and that was all spent unpacking, so legs were completely lifeless. got some blood flowing, at least. about to train my ass off

Peg 37 Navy Miles: 3.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
5.00

AM - 5 on sokol, 6:23 pace. missed it, but by god all the rain bama got this past week turned that course into a waterpark. no traction at all. good news is after a bit more rain tonight it's clearing up for the next week. and, for 100% humidity i handled it pretty well.

Peg 37 Navy Miles: 5.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
8.00

AM - 8 on sokol, 6:07 pace. didn't think switching back to grass after a month of running on asphalt and gravel would have any real effect on me, but my sore hamstrings beg to differ. humid summers mean the grass is very wet in the morning which definitely makes the courses in town i have an affection for a bit more difficult, on top of my body having to deal with the humidity as well. with all that considered, solid run. i don't know if it's physically possible for me to survive a fast long run until like late september, though. doesn't mean i won't try

Peg 37 Navy Miles: 8.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
10.00

AM - 10 miles on sokol, 6:16 pace. very sloppy conditions, haven't ran much the past few days because of absurd bouts of rain making all my courses untenable(giving the definition of that word a good stretch there). we got over two inches in under an hour at one point. i did a couple miles at the gym the past couple days but i'm not gonna log them to shame myself into getting real treadmill mileage next time it's the only option. 

AM2 - hour at the gym. mostly spent doing weights but also did some core and started off with a few minutes on the stationary bike(something i do before every morning run). did some cable kickbacks to end it and i knew by like the second kick my hamstrings are gonna be killing me the next few days. isn't supposed to rain today for once so hopefully getting a PM run tonight is on the table

Peg 37 Magenta Miles: 10.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
5.00

AM - 5 on mural, 6:36 pace. very very wet and way too hot for 7am, man. glutes are extremely sore, rest of the legs don't feel too bad though. did the last half-mile at about 6-flat pace just to test the turnover

Peg 37 Magenta Miles: 5.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
7.00

AM - 7 on a soaked sokol(aka soakol), 7:02 pace. still very sore from weights, most of it faded as i ran but i had some tightness in my left calf that wouldn't fade so i stopped a couple miles early. very easy mileage in not very ideal conditions.

Peg 37 Magenta Miles: 7.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
5.00

6:48 pace on hilton

Peg 37 Navy Miles: 5.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
5.00

6:42 pace on mural

Peg 37 Magenta Miles: 5.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
5.00

AM - 5 on sokol, 6:23 pace. really haven't felt that good since the first weight session a week ago; the soreness went away by like wednesday but my legs just never really got the spark back. hopefully the drop in pace this morning is a good sign.

Peg 37 Magenta Miles: 5.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments
From Mike on Mon, Aug 02, 2021 at 06:54:04 from 168.213.12.2

Too swole to run :)

From Eugene on Mon, Aug 02, 2021 at 18:25:32 from 104.189.16.160

unfortunately, no. i'm still stuck looking skinny enough to the point you could mistake me for sickly, aka the true burden of being a runner :)

Total Distance
10.00

AM - 5 on mural, 6:30 pace. felt like i had the training wheels welded on, maybe because my alarm didn't go off and i couldn't run until 10.

PM - 5 on hilton, 6:20 pace. felt like the training wheels are loosening off, maybe because we were blessed with a cool afternoon and i got to bask in a 75 degree heat index(for reference, the heat index at this time saturday was 106). i want to pretend this is fall coming early, but i know better.

sotd: this is how i disappear - my chemical romance

Peg 37 Navy Miles: 5.00Peg 37 Magenta Miles: 5.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
5.00

AM - 5 on hilton, 6:24 pace. it was very nice out for 7am(i usually start at 5:30), dew point had my shoes soaked to the brim in record time though. felt like i was running with sponges on my feet made of cement!

Peg 37 Magenta Miles: 5.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
1473.75
Pegs 36 #8 Miles: 173.00Pegs #9 Miles: 322.25Peg 37 White Miles: 248.50Streak LT Miles: 4.50Peg 37 Navy Miles: 444.50Fly's Miles: 20.00Peg 37 Magenta Miles: 245.00
Weight: 151.40
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