Wesley Hunt

February 2013

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Member Since:

Oct 19, 2010

Gender:

Male

Goal Type:

Other

Running Accomplishments:

Arkansas Traveller 100: 1st Place; October 7, 2017

Arkansas Traveller 100: 1st Place; October 1, 2016

Arkansas Traveller 100: 15:36:33, 1st Place (Course Record);  October 3, 2015

Arkansas Traveller 100: 15:59:12, 1st Place; October 4, 2014 

War Eagle Tail Twister 50K: 4:07:12, 2nd Place; June 3, 2017

2017 New York City Marathon: 2:53:59; November 5, 2017

2013 Boston Marathon: 2:59:11; April 1, 2013

PR, Sleeping Bear Marathon: 2:45:41, 1st Place; October 7, 2012

PR, Soaring Wings Half Marathon: 1:20:33, 8th Place; October 29, 2011

Personal:

Pride necessarily sprouts and grows; a pride that can only come from relentless kneading of unwilling flesh, painful months of grinding and burning away all that is heavy, all that is strength-sapping and useless to the body as a projectile. --John L. Parker, Jr., runner/author

The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat. --Theodore Roosevelt

Favorite Blogs:

Russian champion tries Crocs, commits to racing a marathon in them

Nikolay Chavkin in the video below did 3x1000, first two in Adidas carbon-fiber models, the last one in Crocs. Surprised by the result (2:52, 2:52, 2:50) with the fastest interval done in Crocs, he committed to racing a marathon in Crocs if the video gets 42K likes and 195 comments (for 42 km 195 m, the marathon distance). Nikolay's current marathon PR is 2:14:00. The video was created by a Russian sporting goods store chain. Their moto is "more sports - brighter life", which we think is wonderful, and also deserves a Like. If you want to see a fast marathon in Crocs, go to the video and click the Like button. And make sure to share it with your friends.

Miles:This week: 58.00 Month: 268.00 Year: 268.00
Saucony Endorphin Speed 2 Lifetime Miles: 38.00
HOKA Clifton 8 Lifetime Miles: 134.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
232.25125.001.0013.75372.00
Night Sleep Time: 160.50Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 160.50
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
2.0012.000.000.0014.00

Noon:  12.5 Miles in 87:00 on TM; 10 at 6:58/mile, 2 at 6:30/mile, and a half-mile cool down.

Commute:  1.5 Miles.

Total:  14 Miles.

Wesley

 

 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.009.000.000.009.00

9 Miles in 1:02:36 (6:57/mile) on a gorgeous afternoon along Hwy. 171 near my parents' home; good effort of approximately 6:15/mile for Miles 8 and 9.

Wesley 

Night Sleep Time: 7.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 7.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.000.000.001.008.00

8 Easy Miles in just under 62 minutes, including 8 striders, on a cold morning along Hwy. 171 near my parents' home outside of Malvern.

Wesley 

Night Sleep Time: 9.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 9.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
19.001.000.000.0020.00

Noon:  12 Miles in 90:00 on TM.

PM:  5 Miles in 40:00 on TM.

Commute:  3 Miles.

My legs are really sore. 

Wesley 

Night Sleep Time: 6.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 6.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.000.000.001.008.00

PM: 6.5 Easy Miles, including 8X200m striders, on TM.

Commute: 1.5 Miles.

Total: 8 Miles.

Wesley

Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.004.000.000.009.00

PM:  8 Miles in 58:00 on TM; Miles 5 - 8 at 6:58/mile.

Commute:  1 Mile.

Total:  9 Miles.

Wesley

 

Night Sleep Time: 6.50Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 6.50
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
13.002.000.000.0015.00

AM:  Early morning 12 Miler in 89:00 on TM; Mules 11 and 12 at 6:44/mile after cruising between 7:47 ad 7:13 for the first 10.

Commute:  3 Miles.

Total:  15 Miles.

Wesley

 

Night Sleep Time: 6.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 6.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
2.0018.000.000.0020.00

AM:  18 Miles in 2:04:45 (6:55/mile) on a beautiful afternoon along Coyote Creek Trail starting in La Palma, California, heading west through various other LA suburbs before turning around and heading back to Diana's aunt and uncle's home near La Palma.

PM:  2 Miles to stay loose.

Total:  20 Miles.

Wesley 

 

Night Sleep Time: 8.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 8.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
17.001.000.000.0018.00

Noon:  13 Miles in just over 98 minutes on TM; 2 Miles to warm-up followed by 10 Miles in aerobic range (7:47 - 7:13) and Mile 13 at MP.

PM:  3.5 Easy Miles in 28 minutes on TM.

Commute:  1.5 Miles.

Total:  18 Miles.

Very low energy today after yesterday's cross-country flight home from LA and lack of sleep.

Wesley 

Night Sleep Time: 6.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 6.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
1.003.001.001.006.00

5-Mile Progressive in 32:00 on TM: 6:58, 6:44, 6:27, 6:11, and 5:39.

1 Easy Mile to cool down for 6 Total Miles.

Wesley 

Night Sleep Time: 8.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 8.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
11.008.000.000.0019.00

Noon:  10 Miles in 73:00 on TM; Miles 7 - 10 at 6:58/mile.

PM:  8 Miles in 56:53 on a beautiful afternoon along the Arkansas River Trail; Miles 1 - 4 at 7:28/mile and Miles 5 - 8 at 6:45/mile.

Commute:  1 Mile.

Total:  19 Miles.

Wesley 

Night Sleep Time: 6.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 6.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
15.001.000.000.0016.00

Noon:  13.5 Miles in 1:44; Mile 13 in 6:58.

Commute:  2.5 Miles.

Total:  16 Miles.

Wesley 

Night Sleep Time: 7.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 7.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
13.007.000.000.0020.00

AM: 11 Miles in 78:00 on TM; 4 Miles at 7:30/mile, 4 Miles at 6;58/mile, amd 3 Miles at 6:40/mile.

Noon:  6 Miles with Dave on a beautiful day along the Arkansas River Trail.

Commute:  3 Miles.

Total:  20 Miles.

Wesley

 

Night Sleep Time: 6.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 6.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.005.000.000.0011.00

11 Miles in 77:35 on a cold and windy morning along Hwy. 171 near my parents' home in Malvern; took the hilly route toward town, running Miles 1 - 6 at 7:14/mile and Miles 7 - 11 at 6:50/mile.  

Heading to my Mom's Book Fair in the public school library where she teaches.  My kids, Max and Sophie, are very excited.  And honestly, so am I...who doesn't love the Book Fair?!

Wesley 

Night Sleep Time: 8.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 8.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
1.5010.000.000.0011.50

10 Miles in 1:07:20 on a great morning along the shoulder of Hwy. 171 in my Baefoot Trail Gloves.  1.5 Miles climbing through my parents' trails to "cool down."  Probably the hardest cool-down ever...rolled my ankle in a hole on the leave-covered trail, but it seems to be okay.  

Wesley

 

Night Sleep Time: 8.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 8.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
17.251.000.001.7520.00

Noon:  11 Miles in 86:00 on TM; Mile 11 at 6:58.

PM:  7.5 MIles in just over 56:00 on TM; afternoon workout included 14X200m repeats at 6:00 pace.

Commute:  1.5 Miles.

Total:  20 Miles.

Wesley 

Night Sleep Time: 6.50Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 6.50
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.0014.000.000.0014.00

14 Miles in 1:34:01 on a perfect day of 53 degrees; averaged 6:54 for Miles 1-7 (out) and 6:32 for Miles 8 - 14 (back) starting at Two Rivers Park Bridge and turning around at entrance to Pinnacle Mountain State Park.

One of by better runs this training cycle.

Wesley 

Night Sleep Time: 7.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 7.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
9.507.000.000.0016.50

Noon:  9 Miles in 70 minutes on TM; Mile 9 in 6:58.

PM:  6 Miles in 38:52 (6:29/mile) in dress socks (but otherwise dressed accordingly) on a cold afternoon with light sleet coming down in Little Rock.

Commute:  1.5 Miles.

Total:  16.5 Miles.  

Two consecutive, solid training days.

Wesley 

Night Sleep Time: 6.50Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 6.50
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
17.000.000.001.0018.00

Noon:  13 Miles in 1:40 on TM; 8X200m striders during Miles 11 and 12.

PM:  5 Miles in 40:00 on TM.

Total:  18 Miles.

Wesley

Night Sleep Time: 7.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 7.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.0011.000.000.0018.00

6 Miles with Dave on a perfect day along the Arkansas River Trail, then back to the gym for 11 Miles on TM in just under 77 minutes (6:58/mile) and an easy mile to cool down.

Total:  18 Miles

Wesley 

Night Sleep Time: 6.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 6.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.500.000.000.507.00

7 Miles, untimed, in downtown Little Rock on a cold morning; 4 striders during last mile.

Based on the increase in the number of downtown runners from the usual 1 (me) to a couple hundred, it appears that the Little Rock Marathon training group was doing it's final group run today in advance of next week's race.  

There's no bigger LR Marathon enthusiast than me, and sadly, this year, I will be out of town for work during the festivities.  Though I wasn't planning to run for the first time in four years, I was looking forward to being a spectator and/or volunteer.

Good luck to all.

Wesley 

Night Sleep Time: 7.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 7.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.000.000.004.008.00

4X1 Mile Repeats in 5:56, 5:52, 5:49, and 5:46 with equal distance recovery jogs for 8 Total Miles on TM in around 55 minutes.

Beautiful day here in Little Rock with lots of fun activities: brunch with Diana, Donna (Diana's sister), Max, and Soph at Loca Luna, yogurt for dessert at Red Mango, and lots of sunny park time playing super heroes.

Really enjoyed visiting with Donna, who was visiting from Michigan, and introducing her to The Natural State and its capital city.  I'm particularly indebted to my sister-in-law for cooking us a delicious meal on Saturday night!  Good times.

Wesley 

Night Sleep Time: 8.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 8.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
21.000.000.001.0022.00

Noon:  12.75 Miles in 96:00 on TM; 4 at 7:47, 4 at 7:30, 4 at 7:13, and .75 at 8:00 pace. 

PM:  7:75 Miles in 60:00 on TM; 8X200m striders during Miles 6 and 7. 

Commute:  1.5 Miles.

Total:  22 Miles. 

Wesley

Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.508.000.000.5015.00

AM:  8 Miles in 55:00 on TM; Miles 1 - 6 at 6:58/mile, Mile 7 in 6:31, and Mile 8 in 6:27.

PM:  6 Miles, untimed, including 4 striders, on a cold and windy day in Little Rock.

Commute:  1 Mile.

Total:  15 Miles.

Wesley 

Night Sleep Time: 7.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 7.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.000.000.002.0012.00

Noon:  7 Miles with Dave on River Trail, with Miles 1 - 6 at a 7:32 average, followed by 4X800m Repeats at 5:56 pace on TM with equal distance recovery jogs between repeats; 10.5 Total Miles.

Commute:  1.5 Miles.

Total:  12 Miles.

Wesley

 

Night Sleep Time: 7.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 7.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
14.003.000.000.0017.00

Noon:  8 Miles in 58:00 on TM; Miles 6 - 8 at sub-7:00 pace.

PM:  6 Miles in 45:00 on TM.

Commute:  3 Miles.

Total:  17 Miles.

Wesley 

Night Sleep Time: 7.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 7.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
232.25125.001.0013.75372.00
Night Sleep Time: 160.50Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 160.50
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