Wesley Hunt

September 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
328.5038.006.0014.50387.00
Night Sleep Time: 172.50Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 172.50
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
9.000.000.000.009.00

9 slow, hot recovery miles; met my parents and kids at River Market fountains for some wet fun in the sun.

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
11.000.000.000.0011.00

11 Miles in 81:24 on a hot and muggy afternoon (heat index of 98)along the Arkansas River Trail; 11 Mile out-and-back starting from Two Rivers Bridge.

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
11.000.000.001.0012.00

11 Miles in 84:50 on TM; 8 striders.

12 Total Miles including one-mile commute.

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
2.002.004.000.008.00

6 Miles in just under 38 minutes; 2 Miles at 6:31, 2 Miles at 6:18, and 2 Miles at 6:07.

8 Total Miles including 2 Easy 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
7.506.000.000.5014.00

13 Miles in 95:35 on TM; Miles 1-4 at 8:00/mile, 5-6 at 7:30/mile, 7-12 at 6:58/mile, and 4X200m striders during Mile 13.

14 Total Miles including one-mile commute.

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
25.000.000.001.0026.00

AM: 15.5 Miles in 1:58:01 (7:38/mile) with Dave on a very pleasant morning along the Arkansas River Trail; starting at downtown office west on south side of trail to Big Dam Bridge, crossing over into North Little Rock, then through Burns Park and back east to Broadway Bridge, cooling down for final 1.5 miles back north into downtown Little Rock.

PM: 9.5 Miles in 74:00 on TM; 8:00 pace with exception of 6X1min striders at 6:00 pace. 

Commute: 1 Mile.

Total: 26 Miles.

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
20.500.000.000.0020.50

20.5 Miles in 2:44:52 on a warm morning, climbing toward 90 degrees by the time I finished up around 11:15 am.

Dropped off wife's car at Sunset Window Tinting on South University near the University of Arkansas at Little Rock (UALR); ran east along 12th St. Toward downtown, but turned south on Park so I could run by Little Rock Central High School, then back east past Governor's Mansion, ultimately weaving my way to the Little Rock National Cemetery; turned north out of cemetery on Confederate Blvd up to Roosevelt, entering Heifer International and Clinton Presidential Center and Park from south (back entrance rarely used); crossed over Clinton Bridge into North Little Rock briefly along Arkansas River Trail, but then back north into Little Rock on Broadway Bridge to Capitol Ave; turned west to State Capitol, past "Little Rock 9" sculpture and reflecting pool; continued east along Markham, then northeast up Kavanaugh, covering the toughest three-mile stretch of the Little Rock Marathon course (Miles 13 - 16), which were coincidentally my workout Miles 12.75 - 15.75; south on Van Buren across Markham and all the tailgaters getting fired up for the Razorback game later today at War Memorial Stadium; continued south on Fair Park all the way to Asher, turning west, then quickly back north, onto University; last mile past UALR campus and back to Sunset Window Tinting.

Stumbled into a third consecutive 100 Mile 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
0.0010.000.000.0010.00

10 Miles in 69:16 (6:56) on a 102 degree afternoon along the Arkansas River Trail; out-and-back east from Two Rivers Bridge, stopping once near midpoint (5.25) at water fountain.

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
20.000.000.001.0021.00

20 Miles in 2:36:50 on TM; 6X1min striders at 6:00 - 5:42 pace.

21 Total Miles including one-mile commute.

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
14.001.000.000.0015.00

14 Miles in 1:48 on TM; Mile 13 at 6:58.

15 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
11.004.000.000.0015.00

15 Miles in 1:54 on TM; Miles 9-12 at 6:58/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
18.000.000.001.5019.50

18.5 Miles in 2:30 on TM; 8X45sec striders during Miles 17 and 18 and final half-mile at sub-6:00 pace.

19.5 Total Miles including one-mile commute.

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
4.500.000.000.505.00

5 Easy Miles on 1/3 Mile loop around park behind house; 4 striders.

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
43.000.000.000.0043.00

43 Miles in 5:49:37 (8:08); 3:44 am start from my parents' house west along Hwy. 171 then Hwy. 84 toward Bismark; negative split; 5 gels, 2 bags of chews (4 servings), 3 20 oz gatorades and 1 20 oz water.

Good, strong run on a beautiful morning of 53 degrees climbing toward 70 degrees by 9:30 am when I finished.

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
5.002.000.000.007.00

7 Miles in 53:21 (7:38) on a beautiful September day along Hwy. 171, out-and-back just past county line; ran on grass/dirt shoulder in my new MT110s; Miles 6 and 7 at sub-7:00 to stretch things out a bit.

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
12.500.000.000.5013.00

12 Miles in 95:00 on TM; 4 striders.

13 Total Miles including one-mile commute.

Wesley

Night Sleep Time: 5.50Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 5.50
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
9.002.000.000.0011.00

10 Miles in 76:00 on TM; Miles 9 and 10 at 6:58/mile.

11 Total Miles including one-mile commute.

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
19.000.000.000.0019.00

18 Miles in 2:26 on TM.

19 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
1.004.000.001.006.00

5 Miles in 33 minutes on TM: 6:58, 6:49, 6:40, 6:28, and 6:00.

6 Total Miles including one-mile commute.

Limited time today, and a short, efficient workout is probably what I needed anyway to wake up my legs.

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
14.000.000.001.0015.00

15 Miles in 1:55 on TM; 8 striders during Miles 13 and 14.

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
11.000.000.002.0013.00

Running on fumes...13 Miles in 1:31:55 (7:04) on the Illinois Dedicated [Nature] Preserve Trail (DPT) in my new Brooks Pure Cadences; Miles 12 and 13 in around 12 minutes, as my wife's cousin, Omar, pushed my pace hard on his bike.

Omar's an excellent cyclist, and the DPT is a gem if anyone ever has the opportunity to visit the Chicago suburbs just south of Wisconsin.

Wesley

Night Sleep Time: 2.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 2.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.003.000.000.008.00

8 Miles in 61:28 on a cool, beautiful morning near Mundelein, Illinois, along the local bike paths, including the Millenium Trail West.

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
9.500.000.000.5010.00

9 Miles in 70 minutes on TM; 4 striders.

10 Total Miles including one-mile commute.

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
9.500.000.000.5010.00

9 Miles in 70 minutes; 4 striders. Same workout as yesterday, but I felt a little better.

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
14.500.000.000.5015.00

12.5 Miles (7:17) with Dave along the Arkansas River Trail on a beautiful morning hovering around 70 degrees; 2 Miles on TM, including 4 striders, to close out workout after returning to gym in our office building.

15 Total Miles including half-mile commute.

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
2.004.002.001.009.00

7-Mile Progressive in 45:30 on TM: 6:58, 6:49, 6:40, 6:31, 6:22, 6:11, and 5:56.

9 Total Miles including two-miles 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
7.000.000.001.008.00

8 Miles on the one-third mile loop around the neighborhood on a nice morning; 8 striders.

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
3.500.000.000.504.00

4 Miles on a nice, but humid morning around the loop at the neighborhood park; 4 striders; 6 pancakes immediately after. Also walked to and from church twice, chased my kids around the house, and raked leaves for an hour or so. 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
9.500.000.000.5010.00

9 Miles in 70 minutes on TM; 4 striders.

10 Total Miles including one-mile commute.

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
328.5038.006.0014.50387.00
Night Sleep Time: 172.50Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 172.50
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