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Chicago Half Marathon & 5K

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Location:

Chicago,IL,USA

Member Since:

Jun 09, 2009

Gender:

Male

Goal Type:

Local Elite

Running Accomplishments:

Chicago Marathon - 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 (9 in total)

Boston Marathon - 2010, 2015. 2016

Kiawah Island Golf Resort Marathon - 2012

 Marathon PR: 2016 Chicago Marathon - 2:57:20

 

 

Short-Term Running Goals:

Continue running Boston and Chicago every year, adding in others here and there

Complete in a Ironman 70.3 in 2017, and if all goes well an Ironman in 2018

Long-Term Running Goals:

- Run at least two marathons every year

- Run the 6 Majors (Chicago, New York, Boston, Berlin, London, Tokyo)

- Inspire and encourage family/friends and run marathon(s) with them

  

Personal:

I am a 34 year old male from Chicago, Illinois. I graduated from the University of Colorado in May 2006 and started running in the spring of 2007. Since then I have gone from a max of about 220 pounds to my current weight of roughly 175 lbs, and more importantly have developed a true joy and passion for running. 

 

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Long run today - 2:19:40 total running time for a 6:59/mile pace

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1:11:14 total running time for a 7:08/mile pace

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1:09:12 total running time for a 6:55/mile pace

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1:33:31 total running time for a 7:10/mile pace

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10 miles in 70 minutes total running time for a 7:00/mile pace

Got to love the Garmin!

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10 miles in 1:09:32 total running time for a 6:57/minute pace

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11.02 miles in 1:17:30 for a 7:02/minute pace

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Easy 6.5 mile run.

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Rest day.

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Race: Chicago Half Marathon & 5K (13.2 Miles) 01:22:10, Place overall: 84, Place in age division: 22
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84th out 14,854 total finishers. Felt good, finished strong. Chicago Marathon in 4 weeks!!

6:14/mile overall pace

Mile 1 - 6:21

Mile 2 - 6:14

Mile 3 - 6:16

Mile 4 - 6:19

Mile 5 - 6:21

Mile 6 - 6:18

Mile 7 - 6:22

Mile 8 - 6:28

Mile 9 - 6:18

Mile 10 - 6:17

Mile 11 - 6:10

Mile 12 - 6:01

Mile 13 - 5:46

 

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11.01 miles in 1:14:45 total running time for a 6:47/mile average pace.

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11 miles in 1:14:08 for a 6:44/mile average pace.

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10 miles in 1:07:42 for a 6:46/mile pace

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Day of rest

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11 miles in 1:11:53 for an average pace of 6:32/mile. Stopped at Fleet Feet on Wells to pick up my packet/number for the CARA Ready-to-Run 20 miler on Sunday. 

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Another day of rest

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Final long run in training preparation for Chicago Marathon on 10/11/09. I skipped the early, fully-supported organized 20-mile training run (CARA Ready-to-Run) in favor of sleeping later and going out on my own. Ran 21 miles in 2:23:53 for an average pace of 6:51/mile. Felt good overall, although experiencing some right ankle pain which has already significantly diminished. Plan on taking an easy, relaxed 8 mile run Monday  in Houston after work.

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Sore right ankle following yesterday's long run, although the pain subsided drastically in a 24 hour period. May be attributed to new shoes I started running in last Monday 9/14 and probably still breaking in. (although it's the same Nike Vomero 4 I've always run in). Probably should have rested today but decided to go out for a relaxed 8 mile jog. Started to experience some noticeable pain/discomfort in the last 2 miles. 8 miles in 59:25 for a 7:25/mile pace. Probably going to stay off the ankle with a rest day on Tuesday - don't want to take any chances with the Chicago Marathon approaching in less than 3 weeks.

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8 miles in 53:00 total running time for an average pace of 6:37/mile

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rest day (recovery for right ankle pain)

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rest day (recovery for right ankle pain)

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rest day (recovery for right ankle pain) - rode 14+ miles on the bike through the streets of Chicago.

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rest day (recovery for right ankle pain)

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Early morning flight to Houston today (4:45am wake-up call was not enjoyable).

Went out for a post-work run around 18:15, ran 12 miles in 1:26 exactly for a 7:10/pace. Started feeling right ankle pain about 5 miles in, even after 5 days off... I'm a little worried.

Plans today (Tues 9/29) for an easy 8 miles

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8 miles in 55:17 for an average pace of 6:54/mile. Ankle is feeling okay.

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8 miles in 56:54 for an average pace of 7:07/mile. Ankle is feeling better. From here on out (until Octover 11th race day), need to take it easy - light, mild runs with limited mileage. 

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