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Pinhoti 100 Endurance Run

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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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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
247.750.001.500.25249.50
Night Sleep Time: 166.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 166.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.000.000.000.008.00

AM: 4 miles during XC practice; easy progressive run with last mile around 6:30 pace.

PM: 4 miles walking.

Total: 8 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
6.000.000.000.006.00

3 miles during XC practice and 3 miles walking.

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
4.000.000.000.004.00

3 miles, including a few striders, during XC practice and 1 mile walking.

4 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
2.000.000.000.002.00

2 miles walking during State XC Meet.

Night Sleep Time: 7.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 7.00
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Race: Pinhoti 100 Endurance Run (100 Miles) 19:14:48, Place overall: 3, Place in age division: 3
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
101.000.000.000.00101.00

After coaching at the State Cross Country Championship on Friday morning, I made the 6.5 hour drive over to the Talladega National Forest for the Pinhoti 100 Endurance Run, a point-to-point trail race through the foothills of the Appalachians from Heflin to Sylacauga, Alabama.  With my brother, Luke, and 11-year old nephew, Henry, as crew, we got up around 3:30am on Saturday morning after a few hours of tent camping (them) and car-camping (me) to begin the adventure.  

We had a great plan and executed it pretty well, as I ran comfortably in second for the middle third of the race, once getting within 15-20 minutes of the lead, before a really low stretch from Mile 60 to 85.  But with Luke and Henry's support, and many others' positive energy back home in Arkansas, I persevered and fought hard, running and competing every step of the last 15 miles for a third place overall finish.  It was nice to get on the podium in an out-of-state race, something that's been a bit elusive for me despite all of the success in my home state.    

The Pinhoti 100 offers a beautiful course with stunning views, rock formations, and fall colors.  There is over 28,000 feet of elevation change, with the course going up and over Cheaha Mountain (2,408ft) the highest point in Alabama.  Although most sections are "runnable," it's a very challenging course, largely due to the diffculty of the back half and the cumulative beating on your quads throughout the day from the downhills.  There's enough rocky and technical terrain to slow you down and keep you honest, and enough soft trail and dirt road (20ish miles) to make the course considerably faster than true mountain courses.  

Overall, it was a great experience with Luke and Henry, and I'm grateful that I had the opportunity to participate and run strong.  Perhaps my crowning achievement was making it home to Little Rock for my daughter's noon soccer game on Sunday!    

Night Sleep Time: 5.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 5.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
2.000.000.000.002.00

2 miles walking.  

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

2 miles walking during my planning period snd 3 miles very easy during Sophia's soccer practice. My mind was ready to run, but I'm not sure my body was...beer and grading WWII notes after.

Night Sleep Time: 7.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 7.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.000.000.000.005.00

4 miles really easy as darkness crept in early. 

5 Total Miles, including one-mile walk.

Night Sleep Time: 1.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 1.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
2.000.000.000.002.00

2-mile walk with Max at Pinnacle.

Night Sleep Time: 7.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 7.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

4-mile hike (+ a little running) with Max and Sophia on Pinnscle mtb trails.

6 Total Miles, including 2 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
4.000.000.000.004.00

4 miles easy at Pinnacle.

Night Sleep Time: 7.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 7.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.000.000.000.004.00

3 miles easy and 1 mile walking.

4 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
6.000.000.000.006.00

5 miles easy on JTR track; 4 striders.

6 Total Miles, including 1 mile walking.

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

2 miles with Max, 2 miles solo, and 2 miles walking on JTR track on an unseasonably warm afternoon.

6 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
5.000.000.000.005.00

4 miles in 34 mins on a nice afternoon on West Little Rock.

5 Total Miles, including 1 mile 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
6.000.000.000.006.00

4 miles on a pretty afternoon while Sophia was at drama club rehearsal.

6 Total Miles, including 2 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
10.000.000.000.0010.00

AM: 3 miles easy and 1 mile walking before Sophia's first soccer game in Memphis.

PM: 4 miles on hotel TM, weights, and 2 miles walking before game #2.

Total: 10 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
6.000.000.000.006.00

4 miles easy and 1 mile walking before Sophia's final fall soccer game.

6 Total Miles, including another one-mile walk with Max.

 

Night Sleep Time: 7.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 7.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.000.000.000.005.00

4 miles on a nice afternoon and 1 mile walking.

5 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
6.000.000.000.006.00

2 miles with Max, 3 miles solo, and 1 mile walking on our land.

I'm tired.

Night Sleep Time: 7.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 7.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.000.000.000.005.00

4 miles with my brother on our land and 1 mile walking.

5 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
6.000.000.000.006.00

Rainy 5K with my family in Hot Springs and 3 miles walking.

6 Total Miles.

Happy Thanksgiving.

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

3 miles with my brother on our land abd 3-mile hike at Pinnacle State Park with most of the family.

7 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
12.000.000.000.0012.00

3 miles with kids on OT and 9 more with Podog on Pinnacle mtb trails after lunch.

12 Total Milea.

Night Sleep Time: 7.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 7.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.750.000.000.007.75

7.75 miles on nice afternoon; Hwy. 300-LV-OT-300 loop, with some goofing around on an old train track on the way back.

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

5 miles easy with a few striders and 2 miles walking.

7 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
4.000.001.500.255.75

It's funny how you finally start figuring stuff out about the time you're too old to apply it...

On a sore quad and no calories since 6:30am, I ran 3X800m LT repeats at 3:00, 2:58, and 2:54, and it was way too comfortable. The moment I stretched it out and tried to run a faster 400m, I noticed my form falling off, breathing labored, etc., and I'm just talking the difference between a 5:58 pace and a 5:40 pace (I managed 80 seconds).

So it goes...5.75 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
247.750.001.500.25249.50
Night Sleep Time: 166.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 166.00
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