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Firecrackers and Flapjacks Race

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Location:

Thornton,CO,USA

Member Since:

Jan 22, 2009

Gender:

Male

Goal Type:

Local Elite

Running Accomplishments:

5k- 16:23 (2011)

8k- 27:33 (2008)

10k - 35:12 (2021)

Half Marathon- 1:16:48 (2018)

Marathon - 2:41:52 (2019)

Short-Term Running Goals:

Boston Streak!!

Long-Term Running Goals:

  • Win several marathons aside from other road races.
  • Break 16:00 in a 5k.
  • Go sub 2:35 in the marathon
  • Go 1:15 in the half

 

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Miles:This week: 0.00 Month: 51.70 Year: 51.70
Adidas Sub-2 Lifetime Miles: 104.97
Blue/Red Wave Rider 22 Lifetime Miles: 496.75
Nike Vaporfly Next% Pink Lifetime Miles: 118.31
2022 Cumulus 20 Blue Lifetime Miles: 463.75
New Cumulus 20 - Blue Lifetime Miles: 403.40
NEW Blue Cumulus 20 Lifetime Miles: 199.50
Cumulus 24 Black Lifetime Miles: 4.70
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
58.900.002.002.0062.90
Asics 2000 3 GT White/Blue NEW Miles: 25.20Asics White 2000 3 Starred Miles: 21.40Asics Hyperspeed 2 Flats Miles: 4.00Asics 2000 2 Blue/orange NEW Miles: 12.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.300.000.000.005.30

Asics 2000 3 GT White/Blue NEW Miles: 5.30
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.600.000.000.004.60

easy paced this morning - had a weird sharp pain in the back of my knee early on, stopped and stretched it out and it disappeared, was concerned for a second but seems to have been a cramp or phantom pain 7:30 avg pace, almost every mile was exactly that split, nice and easy feel

Asics White 2000 3 Starred Miles: 4.30
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.400.000.000.003.40

easy pre-race today, felt a little sluggish, 7:39 avg pace, + strides. goal tomorrow is a PR - technically it would be 22:42, although I am sure I was faster than that in my 8k PR back in college

Asics 2000 3 GT White/Blue NEW Miles: 3.40
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
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Race: Firecrackers and Flapjacks Race (4 Miles) 00:23:19, Place overall: 2, Place in age division: 1
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.500.002.002.007.50

Local race today. Many different options, and many were enticing, but I decided on this one because it was close and the winner got a free pair of shoes (gift card). Last year's winning time was 23:17 so I figured I'd have a shot. I was shooting for a 22:40 or better, and that was my mindset going in. Morning was perfect, low 60s and light humidity, been having great racing weather this spring/summer. Warmed up 2 miles, normal pre-race routine. The guy who won it last year got out really quick and I hoped he'd come back to me. He never did (he went on to run 21:XX). I hit the first mile in 5:42, was all by myself the entire race and so that was tough to keep good turnover. 2nd mile was 5:52, I knew I was in trouble by mile 3, my legs just had no pop in them and I think the accumulated work of a 6.5 month training cycle finally hit me. 6:00 mile 3 and 5:44 mile 4. 23:19, 2nd place overall. Not a bad race, just nothing super special. I had no zing left in my legs and I felt them go rubbery midway through the race. Definitely time for a few weeks off before restarting a new training cycle. Its been a great cycle and I am proud of what I've done thus far. Even this race wasn't bad - it was a great way to start of the 4th of july. 

Asics Hyperspeed 2 Flats Miles: 4.00Asics 2000 3 GT White/Blue NEW Miles: 3.50
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
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0.000.000.000.000.00

Still in a boot for my foot - hope its not a stress fracture, will find out for sure hopefully on Thursday. Swam around 1000 yards in indoor pool plus core routine.

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swam between 1200-1500 yards plus aqua jogging 5 of the last 6 days in cross training. Foot feels better, starting fall season Tuesday.

Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.500.000.000.003.50

Asics 2000 3 GT White/Blue NEW Miles: 3.50
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.500.000.000.003.50

hot, humid and hilly here in st. martin

Asics 2000 2 Blue/orange NEW Miles: 3.50
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.000.000.000.004.00

still hot hilly and humid, but the ocean views are amazing. 7:53 avg pace

Asics 2000 2 Blue/orange NEW Miles: 4.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.500.000.000.004.50

another hot and humid sweatfest here in St. Martin, last workout of the trip, 7:54 avg

Asics 2000 2 Blue/orange NEW Miles: 4.50
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.000.000.000.005.00

back in CO, morning run with my brother

Asics 2000 3 GT White/Blue NEW Miles: 5.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.000.000.000.005.00

5 easy with Jon

Asics White 2000 3 Starred Miles: 5.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.500.000.000.004.50

last run with my brother today

Asics 2000 3 GT White/Blue NEW Miles: 4.50
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.700.000.000.005.70

felt ok given the illness i've had the past few days. 7:13 avg pace + strides

Asics White 2000 3 Starred Miles: 5.70
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.400.000.000.006.40

good run tonight, 7:14 avg pace

Asics White 2000 3 Starred Miles: 6.40
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
58.900.002.002.0062.90
Asics 2000 3 GT White/Blue NEW Miles: 25.20Asics White 2000 3 Starred Miles: 21.40Asics Hyperspeed 2 Flats Miles: 4.00Asics 2000 2 Blue/orange NEW Miles: 12.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
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