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MacArthur Park 5K

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Member Since:

Oct 19, 2010

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Male

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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

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Saucony Endorphin Speed 2 Lifetime Miles: 268.00
HOKA Clifton 8 (Orange) Lifetime Miles: 355.00
HOKA Speedgoat 5 Lifetime Miles: 61.00
HOKA Speedgoat 5 (Orange) Lifetime Miles: 160.00
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301.5070.0023.0012.50407.00
Night Sleep Time: 174.50Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 174.50
Race: MacArthur Park 5K (3.11 Miles) 00:17:02, Place overall: 1, Place in age division: 1
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
13.000.000.003.0016.00

AM: 5 Miles at 7:30/mile on TM.

PM: 5 Miles walking at 15:00/mile on TM set to 2.0 incline.

7:00 PM - MacArthur Park 5K - Corporate Cup Team Race: Entergy Arkansas, Inc. successfully defended its four-person team title (cumulative time) with each of our team members finishing 1st or 2nd in our respective age groups. I finished 1st overall with a time of 17:02 (5:29/mile). It was a nice evening for running.

Total: 16 Miles including 2 Miles commuting and one-mile warm-up before race.

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
9.000.000.003.0012.00

11 Miles in 79 mins on a warm, beautiful day along the Arkansas River Trail. Normally, I would hit the track at Scott Field on a Sunday, but after Friday's 5K and lots of yard work yesterday, a more relaxed speed session seemed in order.  

Warmed up for 3 Miles with Diana, who was on her bike and pulling our son, Evan.  As they set up for a pick-nick and played, I ran 4X.75 Mile Repeats on the River Trail in 4:08, 4:18, 4:21, and 4:24, with .25 Mile recovery between repeats, before rejoining Diana and Evan for a cold drink and snacks. After about a half-hour, we ran/rode the 3 Miles back to the car at the Two Rivers Bridge parking lot.

My legs didn't have much pop today, but we had a lot of fun hanging out down by the River. 

12 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
16.008.000.000.0024.00

22 Miles in just under 2:40 on TM; Miles 13-16 at 6:58/mile and Miles 17-20 at 6:45/mile.

24 Total Miles including 2 Miles commuting.

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
9.501.005.000.5016.00

15 Miles in 1:45 on TM; Miles 9-13.5 at LTP with a fast finish: 6:15, 6:15, 6:11, 6:07, 6:00, and 5:52 (.5), for a 33:45 tempo+ workout.

Half-mile easy followed by Mile 15 in 6:29.

16 Total Miles including one-mile commute.

Wesley

Night Sleep Time: 7.50Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 7.50
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
14.007.000.000.0021.00

19 Miles in 2:17 on TM; Miles 13-19 in 6:58 - 6:31 pace range.

21 Miles including 2 Miles commuting.

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
15.007.000.000.0022.00

AM: 15 Miles in 1:53:50 on TM; Miles 13-15 at 6:58/mile.

PM: 6 Miles in 41:45 on TM; Miles 3-6 in 6:58 - 6:31 pace range.

Total: 22 Total Miles including one-mile commute.

Wesley

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
13.004.002.001.0020.00

AM: 12-Mile "hill" workout in 91 mins on TM; 2 Miles on 1.0 incline, 2 Miles on 2.0 incline, 4X1.0 Mile Repeats on 6.0 incline with .5 Mile recovery on 0.0 incline, and 2 Miles at -1.0 incline; Miles 1-10 at 7:47/mile (uphill) and Miles 11-12 at 6:58 and 6:15, respectively (downhill).

PM: 5-Mile progressive run in 32 mins on TM; 6:58, 6:44, 6:27, 6:15, and 5:30.

Total: 20 Miles including 3 Miles walking/commuting.

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
11.000.000.001.0012.00

11 Miles in 82:45 (7:31/mile) in a hot and muggy day in Little Rock.  From Diana's pottery studio at the Arkansas Arts Center in downtown Little Rock, I headed north and turned west on Capitol Ave., then back north on Cross Street to pick up the Arkansas River Trail; passed Dillard's headquarters and Verizon into Riverdale before climbing Overlook for much of Mile 8 (.75 mile steep climb) into Camack Village; completed another roughly .75 mile steep climb up Keightly Dr., then crossed Cantrell onto Mississippi before turning into my Midtown neighborhood.

Due for speed work today, so I ran eight, token 45 sec striders during Miles 5 and 6.

Good, sweaty run. 12 Total Miles including one-mile walk.

Happy Mother's Day to Diana, my Mom, Phyllis, and all those FRB Moms out there.

 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
13.003.000.000.0016.00

15 Miles in 1:53 on TM; Miles 13 and 14 at 6:58/mile and Mile 15 at 6:31.

16 Total Miles including one-mile commute.

Wesley

Night Sleep Time: 7.50Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 7.50
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
9.003.000.000.0012.00

11 Miles in 80 mins on TM; Miles 9-11 at 6:40, 6:27, and 6:15.

12 Total Miles including one-mile commute.

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
4.008.003.000.0015.00

13 Miles in 87 mins on TM.

Good, moderate progressive workout that I eased into with Miles 1 and 2 at 7:30/mile, Mile 3 at 6:58, Miles 4-6 at 6:49/mile, Miles 7-10 at 6:31/mile, and Miles 10-13 at 6:11/mile (LTP).

This is the best I've felt this week - the fourth week of a training block designed for recovery (lower relative mileage) - despite the harder effort and no fluids.

15 Total Miles including 2 Miles commuting.

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
5.008.000.000.0013.00

11 Miles on TM; 5 Miles walking (while taking some calls on a busy day) and 8 Miles at 6:58/mile.

13 Total Miles including 2 Miles commuting/walking (I park a half-mile from my office building).

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
2.006.004.000.0012.00

10 Miles in 64:45 on TM; Miles 1-2 at 6:58, Miles 3-4 at 6:31, Miles 5-6 at 6:27, Miles 7-9 at 6:15, and Mile 10 at 6:00.

12 Total Miles including 2 Miles commuting/walking.

Lots of quality mileage in a planned lower mileage week.  Looking forward to the weekend and pushing the volume back up next week.

Wesley

Night Sleep Time: 7.50Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 7.50
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
9.002.003.000.0014.00

6 Miles in 44 mins at Magnet Cove High School track near Malvern followed by 12X400m Repeats with equal distance jogging recovery.

Splits: 75, 74, 75, 75, 75, 75, 75, 76, 76, 74, 74, and 75.

Strong speed workout to start my training week.

14 Total Miles including two-mile walk.

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
23.002.000.000.0025.00

22 Miles in 2:45:30 on TM; Miles 1-20 in 7:47-7:13 range and Mile 21 at 6:58 and 1.0 incline and Mile 22 at 6:44 and 2.0 incline.

This followed 1.5 hours of push mowing.

25 Miles including 2 Miles commuting and one-mile walk with Evan.

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
9.002.005.001.0017.00

16 Miles in 1:51:54 on TM; Miles 9 and 10 at 6:58/mile followed by 6-Mile Tempo at LTP+ with the following splits: 6:15 (3), 6:11, 6:07, and 5:56.

17 Total Miles including one-mile commute.

Wesley

 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.000.000.000.008.00

6 Miles in 45 mins on TM.

8 Total Miles including 2 Miles commuting.

Wesley

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.000.000.001.008.00

6 Miles in 44:40 on TM; 8 striders.

8 Total Miles including 2 Miles commuting.

Wesley

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1.000.000.000.001.00

1 Mile at a gas station in Amarillo, Texas after eight hours of driving.

I'm a late entry to the Jemez Mountain Trail Run 50 Mile that has a 5:00 am start tomorrow in Los Alamos.  Just over 300 Miles of driving to go... I may even make it to the race briefing at 5:30 pm!

So what's running at elevation like?

Wesley

Night Sleep Time: 3.50Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 3.50
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Race: Jimez Mountain Trail Run 50 Mile (52.5 Miles) 10:54:14, Place overall: 20, Place in age division: 10
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
55.000.000.000.0055.00

Beautiful day with clear skies and stunning views in Los Alamos, New Mexico.

As a late entry into this race, I knew going in that the elevation gain at altitude would be challenging after a 13-hour drive from Arkansas, and more significantly, no taper. Nevertheless, I am so glad I made the decision to run The Jimez Mountain 50, with its 11,000' of cumulative elevation gain at an altitude range between 7,080' and 10,436.

I learned a lot about myself yesterday, pulling myself out of a really dark place (mentally and physically) after getting lost and running an extra mile or so at Mile 16 at 10,400'. 

Also, I was fortunate to have the opportunity to meet and visit with ultra running great, Nick Clark, who was a genuinely awesome, thoughtful guy.  Nick, who is sponsored by Altra, won the race for the third time in 8:27.

As for me, I descended the final 10 Miles like my hair was on fire to break 11 hours, finishing 20th overall, 18th male, and 10th in my age group.

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
7.000.000.000.007.00

6 Miles in 1 hour in a far too hilly neighborhood...quads are thrashed, but it was nice to sweat a little back home in the Arkansas heat.

7 Total Miles including one-mile walk.

Wesley

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
14.000.000.000.0014.00

10 Miles in 79 mins on TM.

13 Total Miles including 3 Miles commuting and a one-mile walk with Charley.

Wesley

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.000.000.002.0010.00

8 Miles in just under 59 mins on TM; 4X.5 Mile Repeats at 5:56, 5:52, 5:49, and 5:46 pace to try and shake loose whatever is weighing down my quads.

10 Total Miles including 2 Miles commuting/walking.

Wesley

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
16.000.000.000.0016.00

12 Miles in 96 mins on TM.

16 Miles including 4 Miles commuting/walking.

Wesley

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.009.001.000.0013.00

12 Miles in 82:45 on TM; Miles 3-9 at 6:58/mile, Mile 10 at 6:44, Mile 11 at 6:27, and Mile 12 at 6:15 with a fast finish.

13 Total Miles including one-mile commute.

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
8.000.000.000.008.00

6 Miles, including 10X100m striders at Scott Field track.

8 Total Miles including 2 Miles walking to and from church and at the park.

Wesley

Night Sleep Time: 7.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 7.00
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Night Sleep Time: 174.50Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 174.50
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