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Hoka One One Rocky Raccoon 100

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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: 0.00 Month: 197.00 Year: 2432.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
241.750.002.253.00247.00
Night Sleep Time: 171.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 171.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.500.000.000.506.00

4 miles, including 4X200m repeats, during morning track workout with my runners.

6 Total Miles including 2 miles walking.

Night Sleep Time: 5.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 5.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

4 miles, including 3X1200m repeats, during morning track workout.

6 Total Miles, including 2 miles of walking and light running during afternoon track workout.

Night Sleep Time: 6.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 6.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

6 miles walking.

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3.000.000.001.004.00

4 miles, including 8X200m repeats, during morning track workout.

 

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Race: Hoka One One Rocky Raccoon 100 (100 Miles) 16:36:11, Place overall: 6, Place in age division: 1
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It's been nearly two years since I ran a 100 miler, and October 2017 was the last time I raced competitively at this distance. This felt really good.

This year's Rocky Raccoon course in Huntsville State Park, Texas consisted of five, 20-mile loops on relatively flat, rooty terrain. Along with my one-man crew (Dad! + Mom!, who prepared pre-race meal and in-race nutrition, e.g. eggs and potatoes), who is the best in the business, we executed a great plan, minimized stops and time in aid stations, and I was able to maintain strength and climb from 11th to 6th place over the final 10 miles.

Approximately 418 runners started the 100-mile distance in waves, and a couple hundred more started the 100K (3 loops). COVID guidelines were in place, and although challenging to enforce with respect to all runners, I was very impressed with the race organizers and aid station volunteers, all of whom wore masks and gloves and took additional precautions in order to keep us as safe as possible.

In addition to my family and a couple of close friends, I had a ton of support and positive vibes coming my way from the Joe T. Robinson High School cross-country and track teams. My distance runners are awesome and even surprised me with homemade brownies at this morning's workout!

Night Sleep Time: 7.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 7.00
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1.000.000.000.001.00

One-mile walk.

Night Sleep Time: 6.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 6.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
2.000.000.000.002.00

Two-mile walk.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.000.000.000.004.00

4 miles, including 3X800m repeats and 1X400m, during JTR morning track workout.

Night Sleep Time: 6.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 6.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
1.000.000.000.001.00

One-mile walk.

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7.000.000.000.007.00

4 easy miles along Hwy. 171.

7 Total Miles, including three miles walking in the airport, as I awaited my two oldest children's arrival in Little Rock.

Night Sleep Time: 8.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 8.00
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4.000.000.000.004.00

4 miles, including 1.5 miles with Max and Sophia, on our trails.

Night Sleep Time: 7.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 7.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.000.000.000.005.00

4 miles, including 1.5 miles with Max and Sophia, on our land. 5 miles, including one mile walking.

Night Sleep Time: 7.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 7.00
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5 miles as the snow started falling all around Arkansas.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

One-mile hike with kids and 5 miles on trails covered with thick, powdery snow. Folks around here say it's the most snow we've had in 30 years or so.

Night Sleep Time: 7.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 7.00
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4.000.000.000.004.00

4 more beautiful, snowy miles of slogging through powdery snow.

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4+ miles in deep snow, with more still falling, on our land. I moved steadily for an hour, and that's about all I wanted given single-digit wind chill factor.

Love how serene the deep woods are, with only an occasional bird popping out to say hello. 

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6.000.000.000.006.00

6 miles along our driveway and a snowy Hwy. 171 near the county line and back.

Night Sleep Time: 8.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 8.00
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6.000.000.000.006.00

6 miles in an hour along my tractor-plowed driveway (thanks, Dad!).

Night Sleep Time: 8.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 8.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
9.000.000.000.009.00

9 miles west on Hwy. 171.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

5 miles west on Hwy. 171 and one-mile walk.

6 Total Miles.

Night Sleep Time: 7.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 7.00
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4 miles west on Hwy. 171 and one-mile walk.

5 Total Miles.

Night Sleep Time: 7.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 7.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
9.500.000.000.5010.00

4 miles, including 4X200m repeats, at JTR morning track workout and 3 more solo.

10 Total Miles including 3 miles walking.

 

Night Sleep Time: 6.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 6.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.750.002.250.008.00

4 miles, including an 800, 700, 600, 500, 400, 300, 200, and 100, at JTR morning track workout and 3 more solo.

8 Total Miles, including one-mile walk.

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AM:  6 miles, including 4X400m repeats during JTR morning track workout (3 miles total), and 3 more solo miles after.  

Noon:  4 miles through hilly neighborhoods near my school.  

Total:  11 miles, including one-mile jog in light rain and a couple of sets of pull-ups on our land before a relatively relaxing evening.  

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

6 miles in the hilly neighborhoods near my school.

Night Sleep Time: 7.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 7.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.000.000.000.008.00

6 miles in 46 mins on nice, cloudy day for running in Little Rock. 

8 Total Miles, including two-mile walk.
 

 

 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.000.000.000.007.00

Similar run to yesterday in Little Rock neighborhood, but worked in a few more hills over a different 6-mile route.

7 Total Miles, including one-mile walk with Huckleberry in light rain.

Night Sleep Time: 7.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 7.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
241.750.002.253.00247.00
Night Sleep Time: 171.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 171.00
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