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Sleeping Bear Marathon

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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

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Miles:This week: 0.00 Month: 0.00 Year: 2827.00
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
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
166.0082.222.001.00251.22
Night Sleep Time: 152.50Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 152.50
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
11.000.000.000.0011.00

11 Miles in 86 minutes on TM.  

Wesley 

Night Sleep Time: 7.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 7.00
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8.000.000.000.008.00

8 Miles at 7:36/mile with Dave on a beautiful afternoon along the Arkansas River Trail.  Legs gaining strength as I move toward Sleeping Bear Marathon on Sunday, October 7. 

Wesley

Night Sleep Time: 7.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 7.00
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7.003.000.000.0010.00

Great morning, 60 degrees, in Little Rock.

10 Miles with Dave and Kevin along the Arkansas River Trail; Miles 6-8 at MP in just under 20 minutes; other miles at approximately 7:30/mile.

Nice way to start the day.

Wesley 

Night Sleep Time: 6.50Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 6.50
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2.000.000.000.002.00

2 Easy Miles barefoot on TM before getting in sauna for a half hour.

Nice.

Wesley 

Night Sleep Time: 5.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 5.00
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5.000.000.000.005.00

Approximately 5 Miles (40:00) in downtown Little Rock; from apartment south over Broadway Bridge, then turning back north across Junction Bridge to Main Street all the way back to neighborhood.

Wesley 

Night Sleep Time: 4.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 4.00
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Race: Sleeping Bear Marathon (26.22 Miles) 02:45:42, Place overall: 1, Place in age division: 1
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Empire, Mighigan, 41 degrees, intermittent hail.  

One of the most beautiful places I have ever seen.  

The inaugural Sleeping Bear Marathon featured an out-and-back course along the scenic drive overlooking Lake Michigan and the Sleeping Bear Sand Dunes, which I will be climbing this afternoon with my fiance, Diana, who has been an amazing tour guide all weekend.  

I ran with the pace cyclist from start to finish, and we very much enjoyed ourselves.  My time of 2:45:42 bests my previous PR (March 2012 LR Marathon) by over 6 minutes.  Of course, it being the inaugural race, I now hold the course record (at least for a year)!

As I lay in the Empire B&B eating chex mix and drinking a Leinenkugel's Sunset Wheat, I am relaxed and perfectly content.

A good morning, and a great afternoon to come.

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
0.006.000.000.006.00

6 Miles in 39:00 on TM; 3 at 6:40/mile and 3 at 6:20/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
19.001.000.000.0020.00

AM:  13 Miles in 99:00 on treadmill while taking in last night's VP debate.  I'm proud of Joe. 

PM:  7 Miles at 7:41/ with Dave along the Arkansas River Trail; mist to sprinkle to downpour by the end of the run.

Wesley

Night Sleep Time: 7.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 7.00
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3.005.000.000.008.00

8 Miles at the Magnet Cove High School Track with my Dad, Mark, who ran three miles with me at 7:00/mile; I ran two additional miles at 7:00/mile before cooling down with my Dad.

Foggy and humid morning, but good running.

Wesley 

Night Sleep Time: 6.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 6.00
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8.001.000.001.0010.00

10 Miles in 72:00 on TM; 6 Miles at 7:30/mile, 2 Miles at 7:13/mile, 1 Mile at 6:44, and Final Mile at 5:46.

Beautiful day in Little Rock...probably should have been outside, but I was pressed for time with a busy afternoon schedule.

Wesley 

Night Sleep Time: 7.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 7.00
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5.000.000.000.005.00

5 Miles on a great evening in downtown Little Rock.

Little Rock Central High School is even more impressive and beautiful at night.  And the glow of the exterior lights on the stone facade...living history...gives me chills.

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
7.000.000.000.007.00

7 Miles on a windy afternoon around 75 degrees in downtown Little Rock.  

Wesley 

Night Sleep Time: 7.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 7.00
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10 Miles in 68:00 on TM; 5 Miles at 6:58/mile, 3 Miles at 6:40/mile, and 2 Miles at 6:31/mile.

Running 20 tomorrow with Dave.  Expecting some beautiful running weather tomorrow and over the weekend.

Wesley 

Night Sleep Time: 7.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 7.00
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22.000.000.000.0022.00

21 Miles with Dave on a beautiful day along the Arkansas River.

Our run took us west on the River Trail through Burns Park and over the Big Dam Bridge to Little Rock, where we continued west for two miles before turning around at the Two Rivers Bridge parking lot.

Because of 20-25 gusts of wind in our face, we averaged 8:12/mile for the first 10 Miles; after turning around, with the wind gods at our back, we ran in the 7:30 - 7:50 pace range.  We tacked on an additional mile through downtown North Little Rock and back over the Junction Bridge into the River Market for no other reason than because we were feeling good and enjoying ourselves.  Including the half-mile trot to and from my aprtment, I decided to take credit for 22 Miles today.

Dave's ready to smash his PR and qualify for Boston at the St. Jude's Memphis Marathon the first weekend of December.  And he still has 6 weeks to fine tune his fitness and race strategy!

Wesley

 

Night Sleep Time: 7.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 7.00
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6.000.000.000.006.00

6 Miles on the South Trail of the Arkansas River Trail on an absolutely perfect afternoon in Little Rock; parked at Buffalo Grill and ran an out-and-back loop with Diana by my side on a bike.  it was nice...and we topped it off with a Goose Island Ale on the Buffalo Grill patio.

Good afternoon.

Wesley 

Night Sleep Time: 7.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 7.00
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0.005.000.000.005.00

5 Miles in 34:15 back from the Kroger in the Heights after doing a little grocery shopping.  

Warm day.  Too warm for this time of the year.

Wesley 

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7.503.000.000.0010.50

10.5 Miles in 76:30 on the TM; 7 at 7:30/mile followed by 3 Miles at 6:40/mile and a half-mile cool-down.

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
12.500.000.000.0012.50

12.5 Miles on TM at 7:30 pace.

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
4.006.000.000.0010.00

10 Miles in 69:00 on TM; 4 Miles at 7:30/mile, 3 Miles at 6:40/mile, and 3 Miles at 6:18/mile.

Wesley 

Night Sleep Time: 6.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 6.00
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3.002.002.000.007.00

2 Easy Miles followed by 4-Mile progressive run in 25 minutes (6:27 - 6:00 pace); 1 Mile to cool down for 7 Total Miles.

Wesley 

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9.000.000.000.009.00

9 Miles on a gorgeous morning along Highway 171 near my parents' home in Malvern, Arkansas.

Wesley

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14.003.000.000.0017.00

AM: 11 Miles in 79:00; 8 Miles at 7:30/mile followed by 3 Miles at 6:18/mile.

PM: 6 Miles in 45:00

Total: 17 Miles

Wesley

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

6 Easy Miles in my Barefoot Trail Gloves on a nearly perfect afternoon.

Wesley

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6.0011.000.000.0017.00

AM; 6 Easy Miles on a crisp morning.

PM: 11 Miles in 76:00 on TM.

Total: 17 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
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Night Sleep Time: 152.50Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 152.50
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