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Three Days of Syllamo (Stage Race)

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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
334.500.000.004.50339.00
Night Sleep Time: 169.50Nap Time: 6.50Total Sleep Time: 176.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.000.000.000.0010.00

AM: 6 miles, including 4 during morning JTR track workout and 2 more after.

PM: 3 miles on our trails. 

Total: 10 miles, including one mile walking.
 

 

Night Sleep Time: 7.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 7.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
11.750.000.001.2513.00

AM: 4 miles, including 6X200m repeats, at JTR morning track workout and 2.5 miles solo after; 6.5 total for morning.

PM: 2.5 miles, including 4X200m repeats, at an abbreviated JTR afternoon track workout and 2.5 miles solo after; 5 total for afternoon.

Total: 13 miles, including 1.5 miles walking during lunch.

Night Sleep Time: 5.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 5.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
14.000.000.000.0014.00

AM: 4miles, including 6X100m striders, during morning JTR workout.

PM1: 3 miles, including 4X100m striders, during afternoon JTR workout.

PM2: 6 miles in Ouachita National Forest.

Total: 14 miles, including one-mile walk. 
 

Night Sleep Time: 6.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 6.00
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10.000.000.000.0010.00

5 easy miles along Hwy. 171 and 5 miles walking on a beautiful day.

10 Total Miles.

Night Sleep Time: 6.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 6.00
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6.000.000.000.006.00

6 miles on our driveway as darkness settled in on a nice night.

Night Sleep Time: 7.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 7.00
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21.000.000.000.0021.00

21 relaxed miles on the Ouachita Trail with the godfathers of Arkansas ultra running. Lots of creek crossings and catching up on an absolutely beautiful day.

Night Sleep Time: 7.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 7.00
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20 miles on a beautiful, sunny afternoon with temperatures soaring near 70. Explored the gravel roads accessible from our trails and had a blast. It's always nice to be reminded of the beauty in your own backyard. Nice soak in our creek at Sophia's bridge after the run.

21 Total Miles, including one mile walking.

Night Sleep Time: 7.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 7.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
13.000.000.000.0013.00

AM: 6 miles, including JTR morning track workout and a couple solo.

PM: 6 miles at Pinnacle Mt. State Park with Thomas and Podog on a great afternoon. None of us wore a GPS, so could have been more:)

Total: 13 miles, including 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
11.000.000.000.0011.00

AM: 6.5 miles, including 4X600m repeats during JTR morning track workout, a speedy 200m, and 3 miles solo.

PM: 3.5 miles through the hilly neighborhoods adjacent to my school during planning period.

Total: 11 miles, including one-mile walk.

Night Sleep Time: 5.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 5.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
16.000.000.000.0016.00

AM: 7 miles, including 4 striders and a fast 200m at JTR morning track workout and 3 miles solo.

PM1: 3 miles, including 4 striders at JTR afternoon track workout.

PM2: 6 miles at Pinnacle Mt. State Park with Podog, Thomas, and Brett.

Total: 16 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
9.000.000.000.009.00

4 miles on our trails on a warm morning. 

9 Total Miles, including 5+ 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
9.750.000.000.2510.00

AM: 4 miles with 8 striders on driveway.

PM: 5 miles with a fast 400m finish after school on JTR track.

Total: 10 miles, including one-mile walk.

Night Sleep Time: 5.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 5.00
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11.000.000.000.0011.00

AM: 4-mile hike at Lake DeGray with Max and Sophia.

PM: 6 miles on driveway and trails with three sets of chin-ups/pull-ups along the way.

Total: 11 miles, including another short walk with Sophia and dogs.

 

Night Sleep Time: 6.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 6.00
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10.000.000.000.0010.00

8 miles west on shoulder of Hwy. 171.

10 Total Miles, including 2 miles walking and picking up litter along Hwy. 171.

Night Sleep Time: 6.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 6.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.001.007.00

4 miles, including 2X400m and 4X200m, at morning JTR track workout.

7 Total Miles, including 3 miles walking.

Night Sleep Time: 7.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 7.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.250.000.000.757.00

6 miles, including 4X300m repeats during JTR morning track workout.

7 Total Miles, including one mile walking.

Night Sleep Time: 5.50Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 5.50
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4.000.000.000.004.00

3 miles with 8 striders.

4 Total Miles, including one mile walking.

Night Sleep Time: 6.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 6.00
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2.000.000.000.002.00

2 miles walking.

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31.000.000.000.0031.00

Three Days of Syllamo Stage 1 (50K):  4:27:02

3rd Place (50K), 2nd Place (Stage)

See March 21 Race Report.

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Three Days of Syllamo Stage 2 (50 Mile):  9:06:29

2nd Place (48 Mile), 2nd Place (Stage)

See March 22 Race Report.

Night Sleep Time: 2.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 2.00
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Race: Three Days of Syllamo (Stage Race) (94 Miles) 15:31:32, Place overall: 2, Place in age division: 2
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
13.000.000.000.0013.00

Three Days of Syllamo Stage 3 (20K):  1:58:01

5th Place (13.5 Miles), 2nd Place (Stage)

Cumulative Three Day Time (92+ Miles):  15:31:32

Race Report:  

After hosting a track meet at Joe T. Robinson late into the evening on Thursday, March 18, I traveled to north central Arkansas for three days of running in the Ozark Mountains. This was my first stage race, and I really enjoyed myself.  The course offered some of the more beautiful aesthetics I've ever experienced in any race - in any state - and the race organization and logistics under the leadership of director, Jake Anderson, was flawless. Great course, great food, and great folks...a perfect combination for a long weekend doing something I love on the eve of my 38th birthday. 

 

Night Sleep Time: 8.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 8.00
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3.000.000.000.003.00

3 miles easy jogging and walking with Evan (on his bike).

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6.000.000.000.006.00

4 miles easy snd 2 miles walking.

Night Sleep Time: 7.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 7.00
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6 miles with Evan (on bike) on River Bends Park MTB trails in Shelby, Michigan. Nice discovery near kids' grandparents in Troy, and we had a blast romping around on a cool day.

Night Sleep Time: 7.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 7.00
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Confirming once again what I already knew to be true, you can run anywhere (and usually should!) if you're willing to accept some modest risk of getting lost or trespassing. Today, after pulling off of Interstate 40 in the Lower Mississippi River Delta, I made my way along a cotton field crop road and stumbled upon a section of the Cache River Mational Wildlife Refuge. There was a beautiful levy for running, and I only wish I could have kept exploring.

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

3 miles hiking and 3 miles running on our land, along with some pull-ups and chin-ups.

6 Total Miles.

Night Sleep Time: 8.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 8.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.750.000.001.2510.00

AM: 4 miles, including a 400-300-200-100, at JTR track workout.

PM: Same, with my other runners.

Total: 10 miles, including a little extra.

Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 6.50Total Sleep Time: 6.50
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

5 miles, including 4X800m repeats at JTR morning track workout.

6 Total Miles.

Night Sleep Time: 6.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 6.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
9.000.000.000.009.00

10K with Matt, who I bumped into at Two Rivers Park after racing him at the Syllamo 50K less than two weeks ago. Good chat and run on a beautiful afternoon.

2 miles or so with our dogs on the land!

9 Total Miles, including a mile walking during lunch break.

Night Sleep Time: 7.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 7.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
334.500.000.004.50339.00
Night Sleep Time: 169.50Nap Time: 6.50Total Sleep Time: 176.00
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