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Reach the Beach leg 1

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Location:

Bar Harbor,ME,USA

Member Since:

Jul 31, 2015

Gender:

Male

Goal Type:

Recover From Injury

Running Accomplishments:

PRs (<25 yo; >35 yo)

5k: 17:15

10 mile: 59:27

1/2 marathon: 1:23:11

Marathon: 2:56:38

Short-Term Running Goals:

Get healthy, run pain-free. Have had sciatic nerve issues since 2009, damaged knee cartilage early 2015, so have been a jogger for a while.

Long-Term Running Goals:

Do well in the 50s age group, keep running pain-free.

Personal:

Married, science writer/editor, enjoy life on the coast of Maine

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Miles:This week: 0.00 Month: 0.00 Year: 27.00
Asics Dynamis Lifetime Miles: 390.80
Dynaflyte Lifetime Miles: 308.00
Saucony Triumph ISO Lifetime Miles: 349.00
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73.7511.3585.10
Hoka Bondi Miles: 33.90Hoka Rapa Nui Miles: 51.20
Weight: 148.71
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5.000.005.00

Nice ocean breeze today, so I worked the uphills a little bit. Felt OK, not great.

Hoka Bondi Miles: 5.00
Weight: 150.00
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Schooner Head w 3x the big hill fairly hard both up and down. Trying to adapt.

Hoka Rapa Nui Miles: 6.00
Weight: 150.00
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Cool, lovely morning. Very nice easy run with Ben around Compass Harbor and Schooner Head.

Hoka Bondi Miles: 6.00
Weight: 149.00
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Good hill run, longest of the year I think. Gained 400 feet in 4 miles, went down a steep hill, then turned around, went up and then down. Kept the knee and the sciatic mostly in check, though miles 5-7 were a little challenged. Fastest mile of the day was the 9th and last. Feeling good for Reach the Beach in 11 days.

Hoka Rapa Nui Miles: 9.00
Weight: 148.00
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4.000.004.00

Originally planned 5, but HHH weather, then the sun came out in full force just before my run. It was easy to turn around at 4 given that it was just a gear oil run anyway.

Hoka Bondi Miles: 4.00
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4.751.756.50

Ran 1.5 mile warmup, then 6 x 2:00 hard w/ 2:00 recoveries. Paces were kind of depressing for the effort spent, but I haven't done any speedwork, so the turnover is really not there. Ended with 7:28; 6:49; 6:58; 7:06; 7:25; and 6:58 on varied terrain. Warmed down about 2.25 miles. 

Hoka Rapa Nui Miles: 6.50
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Was going for an easy 5, but work meetings shrank it to 4. Probably not a bad thing given the hard run yesterday.

Hoka Bondi Miles: 4.00
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Good run, Aunt Betty plus more up Around the Mountain. Gained about 350 feet of elevation in a little more than a mile, was able to keep chugging up at ~9:00 pace, then sub 8:00s down again. Will have to call this good for RtB.

Hoka Rapa Nui Miles: 8.50
Weight: 148.00
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Slow Schooner Head with Ben before work. Steamy but cool, felt pretty bouncy.

Hoka Bondi Miles: 5.00
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Ran 1.5 warmup, 6 x 1:00 hard, 1:00 recovery, 2 mile cooldown. Paces reflected hilly terrain and ranged from 7:44 up the steepest part of Schooner Head to 6:07 on a gentle downhill. Tried to work on steady effort and smooth turnover.

Hoka Rapa Nui Miles: 5.00
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V slow 4 on a warm day. Guess my easy pace is grooved in, as all 4 miles were 9:16-9:19. Recovering from yesterday's pick-ups, easing off for Reach the Beach. More ready for that than I thought I'd be, will have to be ok with new, slower reality though.

Hoka Bondi Miles: 4.00
Weight: 148.00
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Race: Reach the Beach leg 1 (2.9 Miles) 00:18:49
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0.002.902.90

First leg of Reach the Beach. Like jumping off a cliff, level for 1/2 a mile, then straight down Crawford Notch. Tried to run as smoothly as I could to keep my quads from getting trashed, ended up at about a 6:35 pace. It was bright sun and > 80 degrees, so I was very happy to have a short descent for this leg.

Hoka Bondi Miles: 2.90
Weight: 0.00
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Race: Reach the Beach legs 2 and 3 (12.2 Miles) 01:35:30
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6.505.7012.20

Leg 2, middle of the night, 6.5 miles with 700 feet of elevation gain and loss. The hill right out of transition was a wall. I've run up hills that steep, but they were always short--this went on for a mile, with the super steep part at least half of that. So that was a 9:25 mile, but the downhills helped make up for it and ended with a 7:57 pace overall, which is fine with me. Leg 3 was on rolling terrain and again hot and sunny, and I was very sore. So I'm happy that my slowest mile was my first (7:49) and I averaged about 7:35s overall. I'm still slower than I'd like to be, but progress is being made.

Hoka Rapa Nui Miles: 12.20
Weight: 148.00
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3.000.003.00

Ow.
 

Hoka Bondi Miles: 3.00
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4.000.004.00

Ran w Ben. Hamstring still tweaked and burning. His calf was strained too, so it was slow. Still feel pretty fatigued too.

Hoka Rapa Nui Miles: 4.00
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Hoka Bondi Miles: 33.90Hoka Rapa Nui Miles: 51.20
Weight: 148.71
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