Wesley Hunt

June 2013

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Member Since:

Oct 19, 2010

Gender:

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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Miles:This week: 15.50 Month: 69.00 Year: 2319.50
Saucony Endorphin Speed 2 Lifetime Miles: 234.00
HOKA Clifton 8 (Orange) Lifetime Miles: 265.00
HOKA Speedgoat 5 Lifetime Miles: 56.00
HOKA Speedgoat 5 (Orange) Lifetime Miles: 128.50
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
239.5057.004.0013.50314.00
Night Sleep Time: 184.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 184.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.008.000.000.0011.00

11 Miles in just under 80 minutes in the pouring rain in Little Rock; ran pretty strong for first 8 Miles (sub-7:00) given the wind and pounding rain; slowed considerably (8:00) as I hit the steep climb up Overlook and through the hills of Camack Village back to my house.

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
8.005.000.000.0013.00

13 Miles in 94 minutes and change on a beautiful afternoon in he Ouachita National Forest starting at Lake Sylvia campground and proceeding up, up, up, and along County Road 132 (mostly packed gravel) for the majority of this out-and-back run.

Good effort.

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
7.002.000.000.009.00

8 Miles in 58:00, including 4 striders, on TM; 9 Total Miles including one-mile commute.

Wesley 

Night Sleep Time: 4.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 4.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.000.000.001.009.00

9 Miles, including 8X200m striders, in just under 68 minutes on TM.

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
2.004.002.000.008.00

6-Mile Progressive in 39:30 (6:58 - 6:11 pace) on TM; 8 Total Miles including one-mile cool-down and 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
8.000.000.000.008.00

8 Miles in 58:56 in and around Little Rock's Midtown and Hillcrest neighborhoods on a nice, overcast afternoon.

Wesley 

Night Sleep Time: 5.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 5.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.500.000.001.506.00

6 Miles, including 6X.25 Mile repeats at 5k pace.

Wesley 

Night Sleep Time: 5.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 5.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.0012.000.000.0019.00

19 Miles in 1:19:34 on a 90 degree afternoon in Hot Spring and Garland County, Arkansas.

Starting from parents home, I ran west along Hwy. 171 into Lake Catherine State Park (Miles 1 - 6 at 6:53/mile), 2.75 more paved, but hilly, miles to trailhead at Lake Catherine campground, and a 1.5 steep and rugged loop (8:57/mile average) on the Falls Branch Trail past the waterfall and back to the trailhead.  Back on the pavement at the 10.25 Mile mark, I averaged 7:24/mile for the return trip back east on Hwy. 171, up my parents driveway, and into a cool shower.

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
8.000.000.000.008.00

Easy 8-Mile out-and-back along Hwy. 171 near my parents' home.

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
4.004.000.000.008.00

8 Miles in 56:55 on TM; Miles 5 and 6 at 6:58/mile and Miles 7 and 8 at 6:44/mile.

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
8.000.000.002.0010.00

9 Miles in 67:00 on TM; Mile 5.5 - 6.5 and Mile 8 at 6:00 pace after being inspired by NCAA Championship Women's 5000m showing on ESPNU.

10 Total Miles including one-mile commute.

Wesley 

Night Sleep Time: 7.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 7.00
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24.000.000.000.0024.00

24 Miles in 3:54:33 in the Ouachita National Forest.  Much of the run was on Forest Service Roads, but the grueling route also included several miles single track climbing on the Ouachita Trail, where I ran up on a black bear (who thankfully ran the other way), several deer, and a big turkey; what I did not see is a single human being, vehicle, or even much trace of human life.  

As to the bear, he must have been intimidated by the fierce look on my face as I pounded away 9:30 minute miles in 96 degree heat with a heat index of 100.  My mother tells me I am fortunate, and I think she said blessed as well, to have seen a bear in the wild.  Indeed, it was cool.

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
9.000.000.001.0010.00

9 Miles, including 8X200m striders, in 70 minutes on TM; 10 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
11.000.000.000.0011.00

10 Miles in 77:30 with Dave along the Arkansas River Trail starting from Two Rivers Bridge in 90 degree heat; 11 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
7.000.000.000.007.00

7 Miles on a overcast Father's Day morning; ran 1.25 Miles to Scott Field track, and starting at Mile 2, ran a "dig" up the grass/dirt beside bleachers every quarter mile for 10 total digs; took a long loop home to wrap up the workout.

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
9.250.000.000.009.25

9.25 Miles in 1:10:44 (7:39/mile) on a warm and humid morning.  This is the earliest I've run in months, and it took me 5 or 6 miles just to get loose.  I actually ran Miles 6 and 7, climbing along Miles 15 and 16 of the Little Rock Marathon course, pretty strong.

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
6.500.000.004.0010.50

8.5 Miles in 58:00 on a hot afternoon near 90 degrees in Little Rock; ran 1.25 Miles from my house to the Scott Field Track, another quarter mile to finish a good warm-up, and then, after removing my shoes and socks, ran 4X1 Mile Repeats at 5:24, 535, 5:43, and 5:55 with half-mile recovery jogs on the infield grass of the track; slow cool-down on the return home to round out the workout.

2 Miles of commuting between car and office earlier in the day for 10.5 Total Miles today. 

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
2.256.002.000.0010.25

9.25 Miles in 62:27 on TM.  After warming up with a 7:13 Mile, I ran a 7-Mile Progressive from slow MP to my personal best HMP: 6:58, 6:49, 6:45, 6:40, 6:31, 6:22, and 6:11; after a quarter mile recovery and bio break, I ran last mile at 6:58.

10.25 Total Miles including one-mile commute.  

Back-to-back quality workouts during a low mileage week designed to give my body (and mind) some rest while remaining sharp.

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
7.004.000.002.0013.00

13 Miles on a hot first official day of summer in the Natural State. Ran first 6 Miles right at 7:00/mile along the infield of the Magnet Cove High School track; Miles 7 - 9 at 7:40/mile; Miles 10 - 13 untimed and barefoot.

Mixed in 8 fast(er) quarters at 6:00 pace during the workout. These made me tired and thirsty.

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
10.500.000.000.0010.50

AM: 8.25 Miles in 59:18 on a hot mid-morning run from parents' house to Lake Catherine State Park, where I met my wife, Dad ("Papa"), and kids for some swimming and sand castle building.

PM: 2.25 Miles testing out my New Balance MT 110s that arrived in the mail over the weekend.  

Total: 10.5 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
15.004.000.000.0019.00

AM:  9.75 Miles in just under 73 minutes on a muggy morning, around 80 degrees, along the Arkansas River Trail.  

PM:  8.25 in just under an hour on the TM.    

Commute:  1 Mile.

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
14.000.000.000.5014.50

AM:  9.5 Miles in 74 minutes on TM; 4 striders.

PM:  3 Easy Miles. 

Total:  14.5 Miles including two miles of 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
12.005.000.000.0017.00

AM:  11 Miles in 82:00 on TM, includes Miles 7 - 11 at 6:58 - 6:31 range.

PM:  5 Miles in 35:35 on a hot afternoon along the Arkansas River Trail.

Commute:  1 Mile

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Night Sleep Time: 8.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 8.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
12.500.000.001.5014.00

AM:  8 Miles in 63 minutes on TM; 4X200m striders during Mile 8.

PM:  5 Miles, including 4X400m repeats, on a hot afternoon (heat index of 105) in Little Rock.

Toal:  14 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
14.001.000.000.0015.00

AM:  6 Miles with Dave and another local runner, Steve Preston, on a muggy morning of 84 degrees along the Arkansas River Trail starting from our downtown Little Rock offices; Dave and I hit the TM in the gym for five more miles after Steve peeled off to head to work; 11 Total Miles at approximately 7:30/mile with Mile 11 (TM) at sub-7:00. 

Noon:  3 Easy Miles on a hot afternoon.

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
10.000.000.000.0010.00

10 Miles in 1:58:00 at Pinnacle Mountain State Park; two 2.75 Mile loops on the Base Trail (rocky, single track), followed by a 1,022 foot ascent on the West Summit Trail and descent on the East Summit Trail (31:00 up and down), closing out the workout with 3 Easy Miles on the Base Trail and paved King Fisher Trail.

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
8.002.000.000.0010.00

Met Dave at 7:00 am on a beautiful morning at Two Rivers Bridge; 10 Miles in 1:10:57; Miles 1 - 8 at 7:18/mile and Miles 9 & 10 at 6:18/mile.

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
239.5057.004.0013.50314.00
Night Sleep Time: 184.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 184.00
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