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Eugene Marathon 5K

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Location:

Portland,OR,

Member Since:

Nov 02, 2005

Gender:

Male

Goal Type:

Other

Running Accomplishments:

5K: 15:41-Portland Track Festival 2010

10K: 31:34-Linfield College (Track) 2012

10 Mile: 51:57-Pear Blossom 2009

1/2 Marathon: 1:10:42-Foot Traffic Flat 2010

Marathon: 2:29:35-Newport 2013

50K: 3:48:06-Weiser River 50K 2021

Short-Term Running Goals:

Next Race:

12-hour race, sometime in 2021

100 mile race, sometime...

Long-Term Running Goals:

Sub 1:10 Half Marathon

Sub 2:30 Marathon

Favorite Blogs:

Miles:This week: 0.00 Month: 31.00 Year: 1210.90
Kivara Trail Lifetime Miles: 211.20
Altra Escalante (Boston) Lifetime Miles: 291.10
Altra Lone Peak 3.5 Lifetime Miles: 100.00
Hoka Speedgoat Lifetime Miles: 55.40
Kinvara 8 (Green) Lifetime Miles: 341.20
Altra (Black) Lifetime Miles: 111.50
Kinvara 9 (Grey) Lifetime Miles: 140.00
Total Distance
57.00
Total Distance
7.50

7.5 miles this morning.  I wanted to keep running but work got in the way.  I'm not a big fan of teleconferences first thing Monday morning. Yuck

Boston (330)

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Total Distance
11.00

Desperate Housewives loop to the HS, then jumped on the hospital loop.  Every single step was in the pouring rain.  5 minutes after walking into the house the rain stopped, clouds broke and the sun came out.  If only I could have begun my run at 8:00...

Lunar (136) 

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Total Distance
10.50

AM: 10.5 miles on the Tigard HS loop, plus a bit on the Tualatin country club drive.  Ran the course counter-clockwise to mix up the hills.  I should be able to do a bit more tonight.

Boston (341)

I wasn't able to do more tonight...

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Total Distance
10.00

AM: Up at 5:30 to get in 3 miles before leaving for Astoria for the day.  Ran around the park in my Five Fingers. Unlike yesterday, I will run again tonight.

PM: 7 miles around the park in my Five Fingers.  It's the longest I've ran in them and I felt great.  It was a bit boring to run loop after loop for 50 minutes....but the footing can't be beat so I guess it's worth it.

Anyway, my longest run in Five Fingers (7) and most barefoot miles in one day (10).  Good stuff!

VFF (26)

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Total Distance
4.00

4 miles on a fantastic Friday morning.  It's fantastic because it's Friday--nothing more.

C2 (281)

One year ago I was gearing up for the Eugene marathon this weekend.  This year, after sitting out much of July-Sep 2009 and March 2010 with injuries, I have to settle for the 5K.  So is life.

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Race: Eugene Marathon 5K (3.1 Miles) 00:15:57, Place overall: 3, Place in age division: 1
Total Distance
14.00

I wish I was running the Eugene Marathon tomorrow but after having ab issues in March I had to settle for the 5K.  I drove down last night and watched the Oregon Relays at Hayward Field--there were some impressive races.

5 miles this morning to warm up.  I attempted to familiarize myself with the course but got a bit lost.  Oh well.  The gun went off and I jumped out to the lead with about 6 others behind me.  The first quarter mile was a gradual incline, next quarter was flat, followed by a steep climb and drop; all this in the first mile.  From there it was through Skinner Butte Park and relatively flat the rest of the way.  I kept the lead until just beyond the 2 mile mark but was passed by both the 2nd and 3rd place runners at the 12:30 mark.  I hung with them for a bit and just tried to keep contact with a hope they'd falter.  They didn't. :)

That put me in 3rd place and I stayed there until the finish.  I was VERY surprised to see the clock still reading 15:## as I approached the finish-line.  I've never ran a sub-16 5k and given my limited training during February and March, I'm more than happy with my time.  It's hard to be disappointed in a PR, especially on a certified, loop course.

6 miles to cool down as I waited for awards.  I looped around Eugene by first running to the U of O campus and Hayward Field and then jumped over the river and ran on Pre's trail to Autzen Stadium and eventually my car.  I love running in Eugene.

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Lunar (147)

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Total Distance
57.00
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