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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: 77.20 Year: 1042.90
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
24.00
Total Distance
6.00

Golf course loop with my dad this morning.  Legs felt great but I should not have had multiple desserts last night.

White (546)

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Total Distance
5.00

Another easy run with my dad.  The company is nice and the pace is just right for taper week.

Boston (233)

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Total Distance
6.00

Final tune up before the Eugene marathon.  I ran the Albertsons/St. Mary's loop a few times and picked up the pace for miles 4 and 5.  Averaged 5:56 for those two miles and they felt easy.  That's a good sign...

Type A (136)

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Total Distance
3.00

3 easy miles around St. Mary's and half of Albertsons.  I wish it was Saturday....

Y2 (231)

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Total Distance
2.00

St. Mary's loop with the dog.  She kept the pace honest.

Boston (235)

In an attempt to build some confidence for a quality race this weekend, I did a little historical analysis.  I looked at the 16 weeks of training for my 3 previous marathons and compared the end results.  Of course there are many other things that can affect a finishing time for a marathon (quality sleep and food intake days before, weather, hydration, course terrain, etc), but I figured the 4 months of training could be a starting point for expectations

Marathon
Total Miles
Average Miles/Week
High Week
Low Week
Runs 20+
Time
St. George 07
355
22.18
36
0
2
2:44:16
Lincoln 08
528
38
50
10
2
2:47:08
California Int. 08
704
44
70
7
4
2:35:47
Eugene 09
1028
64.25
90
44
4
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Eh.....  Who knows?  The main thing I ask myself--"Is it worth it?"  For St. George I averaged 22 miles a week and ran a sub-2:45, then only ran 9 minutes faster when I doubled my mileage 1 year later.

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Total Distance
2.00

2 miles this morning as I ran from the hotel to the starting line, then back.  I'm ready to go.

White (548)

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Total Distance
24.00
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