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TBK Bank Quad Cities Marathon

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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: 0.00 Year: 738.45
Adidas Sub-2 Lifetime Miles: 104.97
Blue/Red Wave Rider 22 Lifetime Miles: 496.75
Nike Vaporfly Next% Pink Lifetime Miles: 103.21
Cumulus 20 White Lifetime Miles: 462.24
2022 Cumulus 20 Blue Lifetime Miles: 400.55
New Cumulus 20 - Blue Lifetime Miles: 165.70
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
179.3829.720.000.00209.10
Cumulus 20 White Miles: 117.20NEWST Cumulus 20 Blue Miles: 6.40LATEST Cumulus 20 Blue Miles: 59.00Nike Vaporfly Next% Pink Miles: 26.80
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
9.300.000.000.009.30

9.3 this morning in 7:26 pace

Cumulus 20 White Miles: 9.30
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
6.400.000.000.006.40

afternoon run tonight after my Fauci Ouchy yesterday, feels so much better to run in the afternoon, even tho it was humid

NEWST Cumulus 20 Blue 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
7.300.000.000.007.30

Morning run today after a long unexpected day in the ER with the wife yesterday/night, happy to get anything in today, 7.3 in 53:22

LATEST Cumulus 20 Blue Miles: 7.30
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9.000.000.000.009.00

9 in 1:05:53, 7:19 pace

Cumulus 20 White Miles: 9.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.000.000.000.0010.00

10 this afternoon, felt nice to run in the afternoon again, 1:11:26, 7:08 pace

LATEST Cumulus 20 Blue Miles: 10.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.001.000.000.009.00

9 this afternoon, nice day if a little warm 1:03:42 for 9 miles, 7:04 pace

Cumulus 20 White Miles: 9.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.000.000.000.0010.00

10 this morning, even though the plan was 15. was just too sore from softball on Wednesday - 1:14:21, 7:26 pace

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9.000.000.000.009.00

9 this morning in 7:31 pace, 1:07 pace

Cumulus 20 White Miles: 9.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
11.200.000.000.0011.20

11.2 this morning, maybe felt good enough to go longer but the humidity was a killer, 1:22:32, 7:22 pace 

Cumulus 20 White Miles: 11.20
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9 in 1:07, 7:29 pace

LATEST Cumulus 20 Blue Miles: 9.30
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
13.300.000.000.0013.30

was going to go 15-16 today but I think I slept in just a touch too long and it got warmer than I expected, on top of that, I think I am just not great in the mornings in terms of long distance on empty stomach, regardless, got 13.3 in 1:38:59, 7:26 pace

Cumulus 20 White Miles: 13.30
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.500.000.000.008.50

kind of a slog this morning, 7:31 pace

LATEST Cumulus 20 Blue Miles: 8.50
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
14.002.500.000.0016.50

Great to report a nice long run finally! It's been tough to get the longer runs in given the heat and humidity, but today I was able to get an afternoon run in and the dew point/humidity finally dropped. 16.5 miles in 1:57:18, 7:06 pace - most of my splits were within about 10 seconds and the last 2.5 I dropped it under 7 for my fastest miles of the run - a good sign with Boston 3 weeks out

Cumulus 20 White Miles: 16.50
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.200.000.000.008.20

rare humid late summer day

Cumulus 20 White Miles: 8.20
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.700.000.000.007.70

7.7 tonight after a rainstorm, should finally push out the humidity from the summer - wore the old shoes, 7:25 pace - ice bath after

LATEST Cumulus 20 Blue Miles: 7.70
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.400.000.000.006.40

6.4 in 46:08

Cumulus 20 White Miles: 6.40
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.700.000.000.005.70

Cumulus 20 White 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
4.000.000.000.004.00

Cumulus 20 White Miles: 4.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.000.000.000.003.00

Cumulus 20 White Miles: 3.00
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Race: TBK Bank Quad Cities Marathon (26.22 Miles) 02:54:46, Place overall: 12, Place in age division: 4
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.9826.220.000.0027.20

Last minute decision to race this marathon today. I wanted to get a BQ for both 2022 and 2023 without having to rely on Boston in 2 weeks. This is the rare double dip window. Knew I had the option to turn in early at the half marathon if I wanted, so that helped. Good prep all week, weather looked decent at the start, was going to get warm but low humidity. Got started with the race really slowly, it seemed like my body just didn't have it, I felt like I might even cash it in at the half marathon, got really negative talk going on when at about mile 6 or 7 I caught the sub 3:00 pace group and ran with them for 2-3 miles, they were so positive and uplifting, that really changed my attitude around. I decided reluctantly at mile 9 to leave them behind because I wanted more cushion than a sub-3 would give, I dropped it to 6:30 pace and stayed there for pretty much the whole race, negative splitting the marathon by a minute and 30 seconds. THe last 10k was brutal, and I definitely hurt, but I got it done. 2:54:46 officially, a BQ by 10+ minutes and should have punched my ticket for 2022 and 2023. Worth the pain and a beautiful marathon on a spectacular course to boot! 

Splits: 6:55, 6:42, 6:55, 6:42, 6:39, 6:47 (42:30, 6:51 pace at the 10k officially), 6:44, 6:51, 6:39, 6:39, 6:28, 6:35, 6:27 (1:28:11, 6:44 pace at the half officially), 6:36, 6:33, 6:33, 6:38, 6:33 (that's 4 locked in miles!), 6:31, 6:30 (2:13:29, 6:41 pace at 20 miles officially), 6:20 (fastest mile of the race at 21), 6:30, 6:33, 6:29, 6:57, 7:02, 2:03 for change (41:18, 6:39 pace last 10k officially), 2:54:46, 6:41 pace overall

Pretty sore afterwards but worth it!

 

 

 

Nike Vaporfly Next% Pink Miles: 26.80Cumulus 20 White Miles: 0.40
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.200.000.000.005.20

sufferfest this morning, legs are incredibly sore from the marathn on sunday

Cumulus 20 White Miles: 5.20
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.200.000.000.006.20

oof still

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7.000.000.000.007.00

7 still slogging, 7:46 pace

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
179.3829.720.000.00209.10
Cumulus 20 White Miles: 117.20NEWST Cumulus 20 Blue Miles: 6.40LATEST Cumulus 20 Blue Miles: 59.00Nike Vaporfly Next% Pink Miles: 26.80
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