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Charleston Half Marathon

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Location:

Mooresville,NC,

Member Since:

May 01, 2008

Gender:

Male

Goal Type:

Local Elite

Running Accomplishments:

2007 Highlights:  Litchfield Road Race (7.1) in 58:36

2008 Highlights:  New Jersey Marathon in 4:12, Bay State Marathon in 3:10:30

2009 Highlights:  Boston Marathon in 3:13:26, Litchfield Road Race in 49:30, New Haven 20k in 1:25:03, Bay State Marathon in 3:09:09

2010 Highlights:  Bradley 10k in 39:58, Litchfield Road Race in 48:06, New Haven 20k in 1:23:59, Ghost Trail 1/2 Marathon in 1:29:12 (trail), Philadelphia Marathon in 3:06:59

2011 Highlights:  Litchfield Road Race in 47:44, Ghost Trail 1/2 Marathon in 1:28:35, Goshen Turkey Trot in 40:46, Jingle Bell 5k in 19:05

2012 Highlights:  Finished Boston Marathon in 3:41:59 in 89 degree heat, broke the top 100 in Litchfield Road Race (82nd), 1st Place (overall) in Solstice 5k, Hogsback 1/2 in 1:29:36, and bq'd in Bay State Marathon (3:14:20).

Personal Records

1-mile:  5:39/track (2008)

5k:  19:05/Jingle Bell (2011)

10k:  39:58/road race (2010)

20k:  1:23:59 (2010/New Haven)

1/2 marathon:  1:28:35 (2011/Ghost Trail)

marathon:  3:06:59 (2010/Philly)

 

 

 

 

Short-Term Running Goals:

Sub-3:05 marathon in Fall

Sub-1:23 in New Haven 20k

Sub-46 min in Litchfield RR

Sub-19 in 5k

Sub-5:30 in mile

Upcoming Races: 

     TBD

 

 

 

 

Long-Term Running Goals:

sub-3hr marathon

sub-5:15 min mile

become a competitive master's runner

win age division in smaller marathon

 

Personal:

Married w/six daughters (9 year age span)

Pastor a church in NC

Enjoy travel and recreation with family

Began running in November of 2007

 

 

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Miles:This week: 0.00 Month: 5.00 Year: 435.00
Barefoot Lifetime Miles: 114.25
K12- Black Lifetime Miles: 401.00
Kinvara 13 (blue 1) Lifetime Miles: 335.00
Kinvara 13 (blue 2) Lifetime Miles: 363.00
Kinvara 14 Neon Lifetime Miles: 384.00
Kinvara 14/teal Lifetime Miles: 334.00
Kinvara Blue/red Lifetime Miles: 109.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
75.7528.237.950.00111.93
Brooks Pureflow Black Miles: 41.00Pureflow 2 Miles: 70.93
Weight: 192.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
9.000.000.000.009.00

9 miles @ 8:50ish pace.

Brooks Pureflow Black Miles: 9.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.000.000.000.008.00

8 easy miles w/my 2nd oldest.

Brooks Pureflow Black Miles: 8.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
1.007.000.000.008.00

Jogged 1/2 mile, ran 7 hard- 6:50 for first 3 (slight downhill on 2 and 3), ran mile 4 in 7:09, and then ran 5 & 6 uphill (7:36,7:30), before finishing mile 7 slightly downward (6:59).  Jogged the final 1/2 mile and overall felt good about the run. 

Pureflow 2 Miles: 8.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.000.002.000.007.00

Wanted to get a firm run in, but have been struggling with the flu.  Warmed up in hopes of running 7 miles at mp.  However, found breathing a real problem 2 miles in, so shifted to slow pace.  Did get 2 miles in @ 6:45 pace and the rest at around 10min pace. 

Pureflow 2 Miles: 7.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.000.000.000.007.00

Sick all week, so low on mileage as well as quality of mileage.  Jogged 7 slow and then shut it down.  Went to the gym and lifted weights as well. 

Brooks Pureflow Black Miles: 7.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
1.007.000.000.008.00

Recovering from sickness.  Again, attempted a 7-mile run at mp...

Warm-up

Mile 1: 7:05

Mile 2: 6:52

Mile 3: 6:47

Mile 4: Was keeping a 6:52 pace, but began to weaken mentally...walked a hill at about .9 miles in, yet still did an 8min mile...rest of the way would be uphill, so renewed focus.

Mile 5: 7:28 (did it in 7:37 last week)

Mile 6: 7:21 (did it in 7:30 last week)

Mile 7: 6:55 (did it in 6:59 last week)

Despite my 1min lapse, very happy with my run.  Have been fighting the flu all week and did a leg workout in the gym yesterday...thus my legs were tight and yet I kept respectable pace.

Pureflow 2 Miles: 8.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.000.000.000.005.00

5 slow miles.

Brooks Pureflow Black Miles: 5.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.001.000.000.006.00

5 slow miles + 1 mp. 

Brooks Pureflow Black Miles: 6.00
Weight: 0.00
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Race: Charleston Half Marathon (13.23 Miles) 01:34:26, Place overall: 91, Place in age division: 9
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
1.2013.230.000.0014.43

Ran a half today in Charleston...felt ok about the effort considering my current weight and training.  Mile 5 of the course was way off (hit the mile marker at 5.25 on my watch...everyone elses garmins were beeping as well).  At the finish my watch showed 13.43...everyone I compared with were similiar, so I'm logging the length to get a good sense of how my pace is doing.  Plan to run another 2-3 half marathons in the next year or so before I attempt another marathon.  Need to get under 1:30 comfortably.  This was a good building block today. 

Time was adjusted by race for having botched the opening of the course- 1:34:26.

Pureflow 2 Miles: 14.43
Weight: 192.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.000.002.000.005.00

Jogged 1 mile to the track w/my 13-year-old, ran 2 firm (6:43,6:25), jogged another mile and then ran home. 

Pureflow 2 Miles: 5.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.000.000.000.003.00

3 miles on the TM.

Brooks Pureflow Black Miles: 3.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.500.000.000.005.50

5.5 miles.

Pureflow 2 Miles: 5.50
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
1.800.001.200.003.00

3 miles, including 2 x 800 at a firm pace.

Brooks Pureflow Black Miles: 3.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.000.000.000.005.00

5 miles slowly.

Pureflow 2 Miles: 5.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

6 slow miles.

Pureflow 2 Miles: 6.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.750.000.250.004.00

4 miles, including 2 x 100 and 1 x 200. 

Pureflow 2 Miles: 4.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.500.002.500.008.00

Jogged to the track with my 2 oldest and did 2 x 400, 2 x 800, and 1 x 1600- legs were dead by the mile, but still logged a 6:38. 

Jogged back home for 8 miles total. 

Pureflow 2 Miles: 8.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
75.7528.237.950.00111.93
Brooks Pureflow Black Miles: 41.00Pureflow 2 Miles: 70.93
Weight: 192.00
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