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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: 25.00 Month: 52.50 Year: 3187.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3522.50670.50185.75122.254501.00
Night Sleep Time: 2009.00Nap Time: 5.50Total Sleep Time: 2014.50
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.0011.000.000.0011.00

11 Miles in 1:11:06 (6:28/mile) on a cold and rainy day along Hwy. 171, then Hwy. 290, toward Hot Springs.

Good, hard run (that felt pretty easy) to kick off 2015.

Wesley

Night Sleep Time: 8.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 8.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.002.000.000.006.00

6 Miles in just under 44 mins along Hwy. 171 to County Line and back to parents' house.

Cold and rainy; managed Miles 5 and 6 on the gradual downhill at Roughly MP.

Wesley

Night Sleep Time: 5.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 5.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.004.000.002.0010.00

8 Miles on a cold and really windy morning back in Little Rock; ran to Scott Field for 4X800m Repeats in approximately 2:47, 2:50, 2:52, and 2:51. Did I mention the wind. The gusts on the back straight almost stood me up!

10 Total Miles including 2 Miles jogging with my kids while they were riding bikes to and from church and at the park after church.

Wesley

Night Sleep Time: 6.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 6.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
1.000.004.000.005.00

4-Mile tempo in 24:33 on TM; 6:15 - 6:00 pace range.

5 Total Miles including one-mile commute.

Wesley

Night Sleep Time: 6.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 6.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
11.009.000.000.0020.00

AM: 11 Miles in 78 mins on TM; Miles 5-9 at 6:58/mile and Miles 10-11 at 6:31/mile.

PM: 6 Miles in 45 mins on TM; Miles 5-6 at 6:58/mile.

Total: 20 Miles including 3 Miles commuting/walking.

Wesley

 

Night Sleep Time: 6.50Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 6.50
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.003.000.000.0011.00

9 Miles in 67 mins on TM; Miles 7-9 at MP.

11 Total Miles including 2 Miles commuting.

Wesley

 

Night Sleep Time: 4.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 4.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
19.004.000.001.0024.00

AM: 12 Miles on 88:45 on TM; 6 striders.

PM: 10 Miles in 90 mins on TM; 4 Miles at 6:58.

Total: 24 Miles including 2 Miles commuting.

Wesley

Night Sleep Time: 7.50Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 7.50
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.001.001.001.0010.00

9 Miles on hotel TM (Dallas); Miles 7-9 in 18:20, including final mile in 5:39-5:18 range.

10 Total Miles including 1 Mile of walking.

Wesley

Night Sleep Time: 6.50Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 6.50
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.006.000.000.0011.00

10 Miles in 71 minutes on TM; Miles 5-8 at 6:58/mile and Miles 9-10 at 6:31/mile.

11 Total Miles including one-mile commute.

Wesley

Night Sleep Time: 7.50Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 7.50
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
14.003.000.000.0017.00

15 Miles in 1:53:45 on TM; Mile 13 at 6:58 and 14-15 at 6:53/mile.

17 Total Miles including 2 Miles commuting.

Wesley

Night Sleep Time: 7.50Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 7.50
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
1.008.000.000.009.00

8 Miles in 55 mins on TM.

9 Total Miles including one-mile commute.

Wesley

Night Sleep Time: 6.50Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 6.50
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.004.003.000.0011.00

9 Miles in 60 mins on TM; Miles 3-4 at 6:58/mile, 5-6 at 6:31/mile, and 7-9 at 6:00/mile.

11 Total Miles including 2 Miles commuting.

Wesley

Night Sleep Time: 8.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 8.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
9.003.000.000.0012.00

9 Miles in 65 mins on TM; Miles 7-9 at 6:58/mile.

12 Total Miles including 3 Miles commuting/walking.

Wesley

Night Sleep Time: 7.50Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 7.50
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
11.000.000.000.0011.00

11 Miles on a beautiful, sunny day along Hwy. 171 to Diamond Head and back to my parents' house.

Night Sleep Time: 7.50Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 7.50
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
11.500.000.000.5012.00

10 Miles in 74 mins on TM; 4 striders.

12 Total Miles including 2 Miles commuting/walking.

Wesley

Night Sleep Time: 8.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 8.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
11.000.000.000.0011.00

10 Miles with Dave in just over 44 mins on a near perfect day along the Arkansas River Trail.

11 Miles including one-mile commute.

Wesley

Night Sleep Time: 7.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 7.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.0016.000.000.0020.00

AM: 10 Miles in 68 mins on TM; Miles 7-10 at 6:31/mile.

PM: 8 Miles in 57 mins on TM; Miles 7-8 at 6:44/mile.

Total: 20 Total Miles including 2 Miles commuting.

Wesley

Night Sleep Time: 6.50Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 6.50
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
14.500.000.000.5015.00

13 Miles in 1:39:50 on TM; 4 striders.

15 Total Miles including 2 Miles commuting.

Wesley

Night Sleep Time: 7.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 7.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
13.000.000.000.0013.00

11+ Miles with Dave in just under 8:00/mile on a cool and windy day in Little Rock; hilly route from my house, down Lookout, along River Trail, up Overlook, and through Camack Village and the Heighs back to Midtown.

13 Total Miles including 2 Miles commuting/walking.

Wesley

Night Sleep Time: 7.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 7.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
16.000.000.000.0016.00

16 Miles in 2:03:26 with Dave on a beautiful morning in the mid-50s.

Starting from Two Rivers Bridge, we ran west along the Arkansas River Trail to the east entrance to Pinnacle Valley State Park, climbing all the way to the scenic overlook before turning around and heading back.

Wesley

Night Sleep Time: 6.50Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 6.50
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
11.005.000.000.0016.00

AM: 9 Miles in 65 mins on TM.

PM: 6 Miles in 45 mins on TM.

Total: 16 Miles including one-mile commute.

Wesley

Night Sleep Time: 6.50Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 6.50
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.009.000.001.0010.00

10 Miles in 68:46 on a warm afternoon along Hwy. 171; 8 striders.

Wesley

Night Sleep Time: 6.50Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 6.50
Comments
From DaveM on Tue, Jan 27, 2015 at 19:10:08 from 208.42.251.123

Wesley, You're running really fast. Was this a tempo run or repeats at interval pace with some moderate recovery intervals? Dave

From Wesley Hunt on Tue, Jan 27, 2015 at 21:03:48 from 162.192.68.81

Thanks. Pretty standard run with 8X200m (approximate, every two distribution poles) Repeats during Miles 9 and 10.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
2.000.004.000.006.00

4 Miles in 25 mins on TM; 6:18, 6:18, 6:15, and 6:07.

6 Total Miles including 2 Miles commuting.

Wesley

Night Sleep Time: 5.50Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 5.50
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.503.000.000.5012.00

10 Miles in 71:30 on TM; Miles 7-9 at 6:40/mile and 4 striders during Mile 10.

12 Total Miles including 2 Miles commuting.

Wesley

Night Sleep Time: 6.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 6.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
19.001.000.000.0020.00

AM: 18 Miles in 2:20 on TM set to 1.0 incline.

Total: 20 Miles including 2 Miles commuting.

Wesley

Night Sleep Time: 5.50Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 5.50
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.000.000.000.0010.00

10 Miles in a pounding rain along Hwy. 171 in Malvern.

One of my parents' dog, Boudreaux, joined me for the fun.

Wesley

Night Sleep Time: 5.50Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 5.50
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
11.007.000.000.0018.00

AM: 11 Miles in 82 mins on TM.

PM: 6 Miles in 40 mins on TM; Miles 5 and 6 at 6:31/mile.

Total: 18 Miles including one-mile commute.

Wesley

Night Sleep Time: 6.50Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 6.50
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
12.002.000.000.0014.00

12 Miles in 89 mins on TM set to 1.0 incline.

14 Total Miles including 2 Miles commuting.

Wesley

Night Sleep Time: 7.50Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 7.50
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.000.003.001.0014.00

AM: 4-Mile Tempo in 24 mins on TM.

PM: 8 Miles in 60 mins on TM.

Total: 14 Miles including 2 Miles commuting.

Wesley

Night Sleep Time: 6.50Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 6.50
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
13.506.000.000.5020.00

AM: 13 Miles in 1:39 on TM; 4 striders.

PM: 5 Miles in 34 mins on TM; Miles 4 and 5 at 6:31/mile.

Total: 20 Miles including 2 Miles commuting.

Wesley

Night Sleep Time: 6.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 6.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
9.003.000.000.0012.00

11 Miles in 82 mins on TM; Miles 10 and 11 at 6:31/mile.

12 Total Miles including one-mile commute.

Wesley

Night Sleep Time: 6.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 6.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
1.006.000.000.007.00

 

6 Miles in 40:44 (6:44) on a cool and very windy morning; had about 45 minutes between my kids' basketball games, so I used it!

Good pace in a hilly area of Little Rock.

7 Total Miles including a one-mile walk at the park with the family.

Wesley

Night Sleep Time: 6.50Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 6.50
Comments
From Rob Murphy on Sat, Feb 07, 2015 at 14:21:12 from 24.10.247.181

Good, steady training Wesley. Looks like things are falling into place. Stay healthy!

You're a rock!

From DaveM on Sat, Feb 07, 2015 at 15:31:30 from 67.167.155.216

It was a great morning. I ran about the same distance but a bit slower around Two Rivers Park. I'm ready for a long run around Pinnacle tomorrow. ...Dave

From Wesley Hunt on Sat, Feb 07, 2015 at 15:32:05 from 162.192.68.81

Thanks, Rob, and I hope all is well with you.

Will start gradually ramping up in late April. In January, I learned I was selected to participate in the Leadville Trail 100 (August 22). Targeting 70-80/week as a base for the next couple of months.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
18.000.000.000.0018.00

17 Miles in 2:09:40 with Dave along River Trail; out-and-back starting from Two Rivers Bridge, turning around just past Pinnacle Mountain East Summit Trailhead.

18 Total Miles including one-mile walk with family.

Wesley

Night Sleep Time: 6.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 6.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
11.507.500.001.0020.00

AM: 12.5 Miles in 91 mins on TM; Miles 9-11.5 in 6:40-6:18 range and final mile in sub-6:00.

PM: 5.5 Miles in 38 mins on TM; Mile 4 at 6:31 and Mile 5 at 6:27.

Total: 20 Miles including one-mile commute and another one-mile walk/jog with Diana after work.

Wesley

Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
2.006.002.001.0011.00

9 Miles in 59 mins on TM; 2 at 6:58, 2 at 6:44, 2 at 6:31, 2 at 6:15, and 1 at 5:56.

11 Total Miles including 2 Miles commuting.

Wesley

Night Sleep Time: 7.50Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 7.50
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.003.000.000.0013.00

12 Milles in 89 mins on TM; Miles 10-12 at MP.

13 Miles including one-mile commute.

Wesley

Night Sleep Time: 5.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 5.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
12.500.000.000.5013.00

11 Miles in 83:40 on TM; 4 striders.

13 Miles including 2 Miles commuting.

Wesley

Night Sleep Time: 7.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 7.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
15.000.000.000.0015.00

13 Miles with Dave in 1:38:36 (7:35) on a cold and windy day in Little Rock; from our downtown offices, we picked up the LR Matathon Course near Mile Marker 8 and ran 10 miles or so along the course before breaking off back toward downtown at the roundabout before Rebsamen Golf Course.

15 Miles including 2 Miles walking commuting.

 Wesley 

 

Night Sleep Time: 7.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 7.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.000.007.000.007.00

7-Mile tempo in 39:36 (5:39 Garmin splits) at Scott Field on a cold and windy morning around 30 degrees.

Good effort and didn't feel too hard.

Wesley

Night Sleep Time: 7.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 7.00
Comments
From Jason D on Sun, Feb 15, 2015 at 11:43:27 from 68.80.27.222

Looks like that monster aerobic base is paying some serious dividends.

From DaveM on Sun, Feb 15, 2015 at 18:26:28 from 71.238.208.194

Wesley, That was a great tempo! Do you know what your fastest mile was? Probably at least a couple of even faster VO2 Max miles in that 7 mile run.

From Rob Murphy on Sun, Feb 15, 2015 at 18:52:01 from 24.10.247.181

I'm impressed.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
11.000.000.000.0011.00

11 Miles on the icy streets of Little Rock.  Started off at the park behind my house, but I was feeling adventuresome and headed toward Hillcrest where I could run at least a couple miles on the Allsopp Park trails, accessing them from Kavanaugh.

Interesting and fun being out on days when no one else is.

Wesley

Night Sleep Time: 7.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 7.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.003.001.001.0015.00

14 Miles on TM in 94:45; Miles 9-13 at 6:58-5:56 range.

15 Miles including one-mile commute.

Wesley

Night Sleep Time: 7.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 7.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
1.000.006.000.007.00

6 Miles in 37:22 (6:14) on a cold and hilly out-and-back in southwest LR.

7 Total Miles including one-mile commute.

Wesley

Night Sleep Time: 6.50Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 6.50
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.000.000.000.005.00

4-5 Miles walking briskly on a cold day.

Wesley

 

Night Sleep Time: 7.50Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 7.50
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.003.002.002.0012.00

8.5 Miles in just under 54 minutes on TM.

1 Mile warm-up in 7:30, followed by A 7-Mile MP/Tempo/VO2Max progressive run with the following splits: 6:58, 6:31, 6:15, 6:00, 6:00, 5:46, and 5:13.  

Finished fast with last minute at 4:57 pace followed by a .5 Mile cool-down.

12 Total Miles including 3-4 Miles of brisk walking.

Wesley

 

Night Sleep Time: 7.50Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 7.50
Comments
From DaveM on Fri, Feb 20, 2015 at 19:33:05 from 71.238.208.194

Wow! 5:13 and 4:97 paces on a TM. The minute at 4:97 was really good. I think I'll try to stretch out a quick minute and then see if I can string together two to four of those one-minute "Fartleks" with one mile recoveries.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.000.008.000.0013.00

9 Miles in 55:50 on TM.

I accidentally programmed the hotel TM to a preset aerobic workout that fluctuated between -1.0 decline and 2.0 incline. After manually adjusting the incline down to a 0.0 for my one-mile warm-up at 7:13 pace, I accepted my fate, responded accordingly, and ran between 5:27 and 6:27 pace for the remainder of the workout. I averaged 6:12 pace before running a one-mile cool-down.

13 Total Miles including the cool-down and 3 Miles of walking.

Wesley

 

 

 

Night Sleep Time: 7.50Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 7.50
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.008.004.000.0012.00

12 Miles in 80 mins on TM; Miles 1-4 at 6:58/mile, Miles 5-8 at 6:44/mile, and Miles 9-12 at 6:15/mile.

Wesley

Night Sleep Time: 4.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 4.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
12.003.000.000.0015.00

13 Miles in 94 mins on TM; Miles 11-13 at 6:40/mile.

15 Total Miles including 2 Miles walking/commuting.

Wesley

Night Sleep Time: 6.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 6.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.500.000.002.5011.00

11 Miles on a cold morning with still more snow in the forecast.  4-Mile warm-up in 30 minutes followed by 10X400m Repeats at Scott Field track with the following splits: 81, 81, 80, 80, 79, 79, 77, 77, 77, 77.

Wesley

Night Sleep Time: 6.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 6.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
11.004.003.001.0019.00

AM: 8 Miles in 51 mins on TM; progressive run at 6:58, 6:49, 6:40, 6:27, 6:18, 6:07, 6:00, and 5:33.

PM: 10 Miles in 75 mins on TM.

Total: 19 Miles including one-mile commute.

Wesley

Night Sleep Time: 6.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 6.00
Comments
From Rob Murphy on Fri, Feb 27, 2015 at 15:20:50 from 24.10.247.181

I think you might win Western States.

From Wesley Hunt on Fri, Feb 27, 2015 at 15:34:48 from 70.215.129.126

Rob,

I appreciate you saying this, and although I believe I could run well at Western States on a course that suits me, I have to get in first!

I've missed on the lottery the past two years, but I will have a third chance (with better odds) this December, assuming I finish Leadville in August.

Leadville will be my first opportunity to run against professional runners, many with cross country or road racing backgrounds, and a few with Olympic or Olympic Qualifier credentials.

I'm running well right now, but there's so much speed in the game, and at the end of the day, I'm just a hard-headed grinder.

From Rob Murphy on Fri, Feb 27, 2015 at 15:43:48 from 24.10.247.181

I thought you got in!!! Sorry.

From Jon on Fri, Feb 27, 2015 at 15:52:54 from 107.203.52.135

You'll get into WS. Eventually :) For a minute I thoughts I would have some FRB company there!

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
15.005.000.000.0020.00

17 Miles in 2:07 on TM; 12 Easy, 3 at 6:58, and 2 at 6:27.

20 Total Miles including 3 Miles walking/commuting.

Wesley

Night Sleep Time: 6.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 6.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.000.000.000.003.00

 

 

Volunteered as a Program Leader for the Little Rockers Kids' Marathon (1+ Mile Course); the idea is for the roughly 2,000 participants ages 7-12 to run 25.2 training miles over the course of several weeks and the final ceremonial mile with everyone in downtown Little Rock on race day. 

My son, Max (7), averaged an 11:22 pace over the 1.37 Miles (Garmin) we covered.

My daughter, Sophia (5), participated as a "mini rocker" and ran her final mile later in the day at our neighborhood park. She ran 11:35!

Very proud Daddy today.

Wesley

 

Night Sleep Time: 5.50Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 5.50
Comments
From Rob Murphy on Sat, Feb 28, 2015 at 14:00:22 from 24.10.247.181

Pretty cool. Congrats to the kiddos.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.000.000.002.0010.00

10 Miles on a cold and wet morning. Ran to Scott Field and knocked out 16X200m striders; nice and smooth.

Wesley

Night Sleep Time: 7.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 7.00
Comments
From DaveM on Sun, Mar 01, 2015 at 19:09:52 from 71.238.208.194

Wesley, Another good interval work out. You're already fast, and these repeats are going to make you even faster. Nice way to start the week on cold and wet morning. Dave

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
2.008.503.000.0013.50

12.5 Miles in 85 mins on TM; Miles 1-4 at 6:58, Miles 5-8 at 6:44, and Miles 9-11 at 6:15; very low energy forced Mile 12 at 7:13, followed by a half-mile cool-down at 8:00 pace.

13.5 Miles including one-mile commute.

Wesley

Night Sleep Time: 7.50Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 7.50
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
9.254.000.000.2513.50

Leaving for conference in New Orleans at 6:30 am so up at 2:30 am for 12.5 Miles in 91 mins on TM set to 1.0 incline; Miles 9 and 10 at 6:58/mile, Miles 11 and 12 at 6:27/mile, and 2 striders.

13.5 Mules including one-mile commute.

Wesley

Night Sleep Time: 4.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 4.00
Comments
From DaveM on Tue, Mar 03, 2015 at 19:45:48 from 71.238.208.194

Sometimes I can't sleep when at a hotel, so I agree that you might as well hit the TM.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
17.003.000.001.0021.00

21 Miles in 2:27:25 on TM; Miles 1-8 at 7:47/mile, Miles 9-16 at 7:13/mile, 8X45 sec striders during Miles 17 and 18, Miles 19 and 20 at 6:58/mile, and Mile 21 at 6:45.

Wesley

Night Sleep Time: 5.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 5.00
Comments
From jtshad on Wed, Mar 04, 2015 at 07:49:50 from 141.221.191.225

Wow, coud not imagine spending 2 1/2 hours on a treadmill.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
11.000.000.000.0011.00

Another wave of ice and snow hit Arkansas just as I was returning from New Orleans on Wednesday evening.  I ran the 5.5 Miles to my downtown Little Rock, tried to get some work done, and then ran the 5.5 Miles back home.

Very hazardous (and necessarily slow), but I only fell once.

Wesley

 

Night Sleep Time: 7.50Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 7.50
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.006.000.000.0011.00

10 Miles in 69:50 on TM.

11 Total Miles including one-mile commute.

Wesley

Night Sleep Time: 7.50Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 7.50
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.0011.000.000.0011.00

11 Miles in 71:22 (6:29) on a beautiful afternoon along the River Trail; out (6:39) and back (6:19) from Two Rivers Bridge to Verizon.

Wesley

Night Sleep Time: 7.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 7.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.5012.000.000.5023.00

AM: 11 Miles in just under 73 mins on TM set to 1.0 inclune; Miles 1-4 at 6:58, Miles 5-7 at 6:40, Miles 8-10 at 6:18, and Mile 11 at 6:00.

PM: 9 Miles in 65 mins on TM; Mile 8 at 6:44 and 4 striders during Mile 9.

Total: 23 Miles including one-mile commute and 2 Miles walking with kids to and from church yesterday.

Wesley

Night Sleep Time: 7.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 7.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
15.000.000.000.0015.00

12 Miles in 90 mins on TM.

15 Total Miles including 2 Miles commuting and a one-miles walk at the park.

Wesley

Night Sleep Time: 7.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 7.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.504.004.000.5016.00

13 Miles in 87:24 on TM; Mile 5 at 6:58, 6 at 6:49, 7 at 6:40, 8 at 6:31, 9 at 6:18, 10 at 6:11, 11 at 6:11, 12 at 6:00, and 4 striders at sub-5:30 pace during Mile 13.

16 Total Miles including 3 Miles commuting/walking.

Wesley

Night Sleep Time: 5.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 5.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.002.008.00

Out the door at 3:30 am for 7 Miles on a nice, cool morning. Ran to Scott Field for 8X400m Repeats, 6 of which were run in around 82 seconds (took my legs a stretch to wake up).

Off to Charleston, SC with my Dad, Mark, to celebrate his 60th Birthday! My brother, Luke, is driving down from Charlottesville to meet us.

Update from Charleston: 8 Total Miles after walking to and from Hall's Chop House from hotel; great dinner with Dad and Luke.

Wesley

Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
9.001.000.000.0010.00

8 Miles in 59 mins on hotel TM.

10 Total Miles including 2 Miles walking around Charleston on a cool and windy day.

Wesley

Night Sleep Time: 7.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 7.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
20.000.000.000.0020.00

Completed the Swamp Fox Adventure Race in the Francis Marion National Forest near Charleston, SC, where we stayed. 

Covered 90k in 12.5 hours with my Dad and Luke, as a three-man team, in this event that included orienteering, running, kayaking, and mountain biking.

This was a great endurance adventure in celebration of my Dad's 60th anniversary. And it certainly is something we'll never forget! 

Approximately 20 Miles on foot.

Wesley

Night Sleep Time: 5.50Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 5.50
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.000.003.002.008.00

5 Miles in just under 30 mins on TM; Miles 1-3 at 6:00/mile and Miles 4 and 5 at 5:56/mile.

Good effort on a busy day. Some of my best tempo work is dictated by circumstances. I think there's a salient point to be made here about not overthinking and maximizing every training effort, no matter how short (or long).

8 Total Miles including 3 Miles commuting/walking.

Wesley

Night Sleep Time: 6.50Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 6.50
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
17.000.000.000.0017.00

Approximately 14.5 Miles untimed on a warm day along the River Trail.

17 Total Miles including 2.5 Miles commuting/walking.

Wesley

Night Sleep Time: 7.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 7.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
15.0010.000.000.0025.00

AM: 18.5 Miles in 2:19 on TM.

PM: 4.5 Miles in 32 mins in TM.

Total: 25 Miles including 2 Miles commuting.

Wesley

Night Sleep Time: 7.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 7.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
18.003.000.000.0021.00

19.5 Miles in 2:29 on TM; dropped the pace from easy to sub-7:00 for Miles 17-19.

21 Miles including one-mile commute and half-mile walk with my youngest son, Evan.

Wesley 

Night Sleep Time: 6.50Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 6.50
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.000.000.001.009.00

I'll take a 3 am run any day over a 9 pm one...

The only thing that got me through tonight's sanity run were visions of John Landy and his late-night interval workouts after a full day of work and graduate school.  For me, tonight's run was more modest, with 8X200m striders at Scott Field and lots of self-reflection.

If only I had Landy's top-end speed...then I could be an Olympian instead of an ultra runner!

Wesley

Night Sleep Time: 6.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 6.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
14.000.000.000.0014.00

13.3 Miles with my Dad in 1:55:50 on a cool and rainy morning out and back from the intersection of Hwy. 290 and Hwy. 84 (Jack Mt. Road) up and over Jack Mt. twice.

Good, tough run.

Wesley

Night Sleep Time: 6.50Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 6.50
Comments
From DaveM on Sun, Mar 22, 2015 at 17:58:10 from 71.238.208.194

Outstanding hard run on a wet and cool morning for Mark, and good way to spend time together. It's outstanding that your dad is running so well. Dave

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
11.000.000.000.0011.00

10 Miles untimed on a beautiful day around 70 degrees on the grass/dirt along the outside of the one-third mile path circling the neighborhood park.

11 Total Miles including one-mile commute.

Wesley

Night Sleep Time: 7.50Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 7.50
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
1.005.004.000.0010.00

Energy level way down this afternoon, but I labored through 9 Miles in 1 hour on the TM; Miles 1-5 at 6:58 and 6-9 at 6:15.

10 Total Miles.

Wesley

Night Sleep Time: 7.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 7.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.004.002.001.0010.00

7 Miles in 44 mins on TM; Miles 1-2 at 6:28, Miles 3-4 at 6:18, Miles 5-6 at 6:11, and Mile 7 at 6:00.

10 Total Miles including 2 Miles commuting and one-mile walk at park.

Wesley

 

Night Sleep Time: 7.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 7.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
15.002.001.002.0020.00

AM: 5 Miles in 31 mins on TM with the following splits: 6:28, 6:18, 6:11, 6:00, and 5:56.

PM: 13 Miles at 7:42/mile with Dave, who is in the final stages of Boston Marathon prep, out-and-back to the BIg Dam Bridge along the Arkansas River Trail.

Total: 20 Total Miles including 2 Miles commuting.

Wesley 

 

Night Sleep Time: 6.50Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 6.50
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.002.000.002.007.00

7 Miles in 45 mins on a cool day. Ran to Scott Field track for 4X800m repeats in 2:46, 2:48, 2:47, and 2:43, with 400m running recovery between repeats.

Wesley

Night Sleep Time: 6.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 6.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
1.005.000.002.008.00

7 Miles in 44:45 on hotel TM; Miles spits were 6:58, 6:49, 6:40, 6:27, 6:18, 6:00, and, for final mile, 5:39-5:00 range.

8 Total Miles.

Beautiful day in Dallas, TX, where my family is spending a couple of days on the backend oh Spring Break. Frozen on Ice at American Airline Center starts soon!

Wesley

Night Sleep Time: 7.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 7.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.753.003.250.007.00

6.25 Miles in 41:10 on TM in hotel before breakfast with family; Miles 1-3 at MP and Miles 4-6.25 at LTP.

7 Total Miles.

Wesley

Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
12.008.000.000.0020.00

18 Miles in 2:07:15 on TM; Miles 1-10 at 7:41 - 7:19 range, Miles 11-13 at 6:40/mile, and Miles 14-18 at 6:27/mile.

20 Total Miles including 2 Miles commuting.

Wesley

Night Sleep Time: 7.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 7.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
11.002.000.000.0013.00

12 Miles in 87:39 on a, dare I say, hot(!) day out and back along the River Trail starting from Two Rivers Bridge parking lot; ran easy averaging 7:24/mile for Miles 1-10 before stretching out for Miles 11 and 12 at 6:45-6:50/mile.

13 Miles including one-mile commute.

Wesley

Night Sleep Time: 6.50Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 6.50
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.0011.000.000.0014.00

12 Miles in 83:50 on TM.

14 Total Miles including 2 Miles commuting.

Wesley

Night Sleep Time: 7.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 7.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.002.005.000.0015.00

Noon: 5 Miles in 31 mins on TM; Miles 1-3 at 6:18 and 4-5 at 6:00.

PM: 8 Miles in 58 mins on TM.

Total: 15 Miles including 2 Miles commuting/walking.

Wesley

Night Sleep Time: 6.50Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 6.50
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
17.503.000.000.5021.00

AM: 15.5 Miles with Dave in just under 2 hours. Out and back from Two Rivers Bridge Parking Lot, turning around after climbing to the Visitors Center near the east entrance to Pinnacle Mountain State Park.

PM: 3.5 Miles in 23 mins on TM; 3 at 6:40/mile and .5 at 5:49 pace.

Total: 21 Total Miles including 2 Miles commuting.

Wesley

Night Sleep Time: 6.50Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 6.50
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
2.000.000.000.002.00

2 Miles in 15 mins while waiting for a table at a taco bar on a beautiful day. Indeed, it was so beautiful that I later rode my bike for several miles on the River Trail with Diana and Evan.

Wesley

Night Sleep Time: 7.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 7.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.002.000.004.009.00

8.5 Miles in 52:50 in a light rain at Scott Field; after 2-Mile warm-up, I ran 4X1600m Repeats in 6:00, 5:45, 5:43, and 5:45, with .5 Mile running recovery between repeats.

9 Total Miles.

Wesley

Night Sleep Time: 7.50Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 7.50
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
20.001.000.001.0022.00

20 Miles in 2:33 on TM; Mile 19 at 6:58 and 20 at 6:11.

22 Total Miles including 2 Miles commuting.

Wesley

Night Sleep Time: 7.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 7.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
12.002.000.000.0014.00

13 Miles in 97 mins on TM; Mile 12 at 6:58 and 13 at 6:49.

14 Total Miles including one-mile commute.

Wesley

Night Sleep Time: 7.50Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 7.50
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
2.008.003.001.0014.00

AM: 7-Mile MP to LTP to VO2Max run in 43:37 on TM; Miles 1-3 at 6:27/mile, Miles 4-6 at 6:07/mile, and Mile 7 at sub-6:00 pace (5:56 - 5:00).

PM:  5 Miles in 33 mins on TM; 6:58 - 6:18 range.

Total: 14 Miles including 2 Miles commuting.

Wesley

Night Sleep Time: 7.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 7.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
13.500.000.000.5014.00

13 Miles in 1:40 on TM; 4 striders.

14 Total Miles.

Wesley

Night Sleep Time: 6.50Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 6.50
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
9.008.000.000.0017.00

16 Miles in 1:55 on TM; Miles 9-12 at 6:58/mile, Miles 13-14 at 6:31/mile, and Miles 15-16 at 6:27/mile.

17 Total Miles including one-mile commute.

Wesley

Night Sleep Time: 7.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 7.00
Comments
From steve ash on Fri, Apr 10, 2015 at 15:43:45 from 65.130.161.90

Good solid mileage Wesley and at good quality also. If you can keep this going long term it will definitely make an aerobic machine out of you. Anything race wise in the pipe?

From Wesley Hunt on Fri, Apr 10, 2015 at 16:05:14 from 70.215.134.22

Thanks, Steve. Only thing planned right now is Leadville Trail 100 in late August.

From Rob Murphy on Fri, Apr 10, 2015 at 16:31:12 from 24.10.247.181

When were you planning on asking me to pace you?

From Wesley Hunt on Fri, Apr 10, 2015 at 16:37:27 from 162.192.68.81

Yeah, you get Miles 50-100...then you get to experience the return trip over Hope Pass at 14,000 feet.

From steve ash on Fri, Apr 10, 2015 at 16:44:45 from 65.130.161.90

Sounds painful..

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.002.002.000.0010.00

8 Miles in 54:48 on a warm morning along Hwy. 171 near my parents' home in Malvern.

10 Total Miles including 2 Miles walking.

Wesley

Night Sleep Time: 7.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 7.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.504.003.001.0018.50

16.5 Miles in 1:56 on TM; Miles 1-8 in an hour (7:47 - 7:13), Miles 9-12 at 6:58/mile, Miles 13-15 at 6:18/mile, Mile 16 in sub-5:30 (5:33 - 5:13), and a half-Mile cool-down.

Felt much better during the latter half of this run as I got into it.  Tacked on final, fast mile   without any issues.

18.5 Miles including 2 Miles commuting.

Wesley

Night Sleep Time: 7.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 7.00
Comments
From The Warbeast on Mon, Apr 13, 2015 at 17:34:06 from 64.255.92.149

Wow that's dang good.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
11.503.000.000.0014.50

AM: 13 Miles in 94:45 on TM; Miles 11-13 at 6:58, 6:28, and 6:28, respectively.

14.5 Total Miles.

Wesley

Night Sleep Time: 7.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 7.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
15.000.000.001.0016.00

14 Miles in 1:46:30 on TM set to 1.0 incline; 8 striders.

16 Miles including 2 Miles walking/commuting.

Wesley

Night Sleep Time: 7.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 7.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.0012.000.000.0015.00

12 Miles in 79:45 on TM; Miles 1-6 at 6:58/mile and Miles 7-12 at 6:18/mile.

15 Total Miles including 3 Miles walking/commuting.

Wesley

Night Sleep Time: 6.50Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 6.50
Comments
From Bob on Fri, Apr 17, 2015 at 08:05:06 from 163.191.36.14

Not sure how you do it mentally, but that's some impressive work on the millski day in and day out!

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.006.003.001.0018.00

AM: 8-Mile progressive run in 51 mins on TM; 6:58, 6:49, 6:40, 6:27, 6:18, 6:07, 6:00, and 5:39.

PM: 8 Miles in 58 mins on TM; Miles 7 and 8 at 6:58/mile.

Total: 18 Miles including 2 Miles commuting.

Wesley

 

Night Sleep Time: 6.50Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 6.50
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
11.500.000.002.5014.00

10X400m Repeats at Scott Field; ran first six repeats consistently at 79-80 seconds, as planned, and then clocked 77 and 75, respectively, for final two repeats; 400m easy running recovery.

Long warm-up to (and on) Scott Field track and cool-down back home for 12 Miles in 87:46 (7:19).

14 Total Miles including 2 Miles walking.

Wesley

Night Sleep Time: 4.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 4.00
Comments
From DaveM on Thu, Apr 23, 2015 at 19:04:48 from 173.239.125.187

Wow! Those were fast 400m repeats after lots of running this week. I plan to so some early morning running at Scott Field next week, weather permitting. Dave

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
21.504.000.500.0026.00

AM: 20 Miles on TM in 2:30:00; Miles 17 and 18 at 6:58/mile, 19 at 6:31, and 20 at 6:27.

PM: 3 Miles in 22 mins on TM; 4 striders.

Total: 26 Miles including 3 Miles walking/commuting.

Wesley

Night Sleep Time: 8.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 8.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.000.006.000.0016.00

15 Miles in 1:45 on TM; Miles 9-14 at LTP: 6:15, 6:15, 6:11, 6:11, 6:07, and 6:00.

16 Total Miles including one-mile commute.

Wesley

Night Sleep Time: 7.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 7.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.006.000.000.0014.00

12 Miles in 85:50 on TM; Miles 6-12 at 6:58 - 6:45 pace.

14 Total Miles including 2 Miles walking/commuting.

Wesley

Night Sleep Time: 7.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 7.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
22.500.000.000.5023.00

20 Miles in 2:32:30 on TM; 4 striders.

23 Total Miles including 3 Miles walking/commuting.

Wesley

Night Sleep Time: 7.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 7.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
14.003.000.000.0017.00

Pouring rain outside, so I had some fun doing my hill work on the treadmill...and it was pretty awesome. Check it:

Miles 1-4 at 7:47/Mile on 1.0 incline;

4X1.0 Mile Repeats at 7:47/Repeat on 5.0 incline with .5 Mile recovery at same pace with no incline; 

3X1.0 Mile Repeats in 6:58 - 6:18 pace range/Repeat on -1.0 incline with .5 Mile recovery at 7:30 pace on 1.0 incline; and

2X.5 Mile Repeats at 7:47/Repeat on 6.0 incline with .5 Mile recovery at same pace with no incline.

16-Mile workout in 2:00:45.

17 Total Miles including one-mile commute.

Wesley

 

Night Sleep Time: 6.50Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 6.50
Comments
From joebell1981 on Sat, Apr 25, 2015 at 14:33:16 from 99.39.133.24

Awesome, Wes! You are my idol... seriously, man. I'm impressed with your mileage and training, and definitely your races. Keep it up, bro.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.505.500.003.0012.00

10 Miles in 64:34 (6:28) on a warm morning for speed work at Scott Field. After a 3-Mile warm-up at 6:55/mile, I ran 6X800m Repeats at 2:40, 2:39, 2:38, 2:38, 2:44, and 2:45 with 400m recovery at 8:00 pace (2 mins). 

Target was 2:44/Repeat, so I was pretty pleased; target based on 5:28/mile 5K pace, though I've never actually run anything close to sub-17:00 on a flat course. 

12 Total Miles including 2 Miles walking to and from church with kids.

Wesley

Night Sleep Time: 8.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 8.00
Comments
From DaveM on Sun, Apr 26, 2015 at 19:33:16 from 71.238.208.194

Wesley, Considering the high miles you've been running lately, that was a great speed workout.

I'll be focusing exclusively on speed this week by targeting 6:15/mile for 800m repeats on Tuesday, and an easy 10-mile run followed by plyometric exercises in the pool on Wednesday. I'll run an easy 2.5 mile warm-up on the TM at work before the race on Friday night. Dave

From Jason D on Sun, Apr 26, 2015 at 19:39:42 from 68.80.27.222

I think you might be pleasantly surprised if you did jump into a 5k. 8:00 pace for the recovery is pretty darn honest too.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
30.500.000.000.5031.00

Noon: 26 Miles in 3:16 on TM; 4 striders.

PM: 4 Miles in 32 mins on TM.

Total: 31 Miles including one-mile commute.

Wesley

Night Sleep Time: 7.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 7.00
Comments
From Rob Murphy on Mon, Apr 27, 2015 at 14:48:56 from 163.248.33.220

Wow.

From Jason D on Mon, Apr 27, 2015 at 22:00:31 from 68.80.27.222

I take it marathon Monday's are beginning again? And that's quite the recovery run from yesterday.

From Wesley Hunt on Mon, Apr 27, 2015 at 22:10:40 from 162.192.68.81

Rob- You cannot act too surprised considering you're the guy who drove me to high mileage three or so years ago when you told me a healthy runner in his 30s should run at least 70 miles/week.

Jason- Correct! Or at least 20+ long/slow runs on Mondays. Unofficially officially kicked off 16-week training for Leadville last week.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
12.000.005.000.0017.00

16 Miles in 1:54 on TM; Miles 10-14 at LTP in 31 mins: 6:15 (4) and 6:00 (1).

17 Total Miles including one-mile commute.

Wesley

Night Sleep Time: 7.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 7.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
19.000.000.001.0020.00

18 Miles in 2:17 on TM; 8 striders.

20 Total Miles including 2 Miles commuting/walking.

Wesley

Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
11.003.000.000.0014.00

Hill work on TM:

2 Miles at 7:47/mile on 1.0 incline;

4X1.0 Mile Repeats at 7:47/Repeat on 6.0 incline with .5 Mile recovery at same pace with no incline; and

3 Miles in 6:58-6:45 pace range on -1.0 incline.

11-Mile workout in 82:45.

14 Total Miles including 3 Miles commuting.

Wesley

Night Sleep Time: 6.50Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 6.50
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
Comments
From Jason D on Fri, May 01, 2015 at 21:30:58 from 68.80.27.222

Pretty much right on with the workout from the other day. And with all those long runs too. Well done.

From Wesley Hunt on Sat, May 02, 2015 at 05:17:32 from 162.192.68.81

Thanks, Jason. Training is honest if you reciprocate.

From Rob Murphy on Sat, May 02, 2015 at 07:09:32 from 24.10.247.181

Nice race Wesley. And good "speed work".

From DaveM on Sat, May 02, 2015 at 09:34:22 from 71.238.208.194

Great 5:30/mile pace! After a several consecutive very long mile weeks, and 10 miles earlier in the day. Dave

From jtshad on Sat, May 02, 2015 at 19:20:06 from 69.20.183.178

Congrats on a strong time and the win!

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
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
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
Comments
From DaveM on Tue, May 05, 2015 at 19:50:05 from 70.196.133.135

Wow! I think 6:29 for mile 15, after six miles averaging 6:06 per mile is amazing. I've never run that fast over that many miles. I think you could set a new PR for a marathon. Dave

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
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

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

 

Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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

 

Night Sleep Time: 7.50Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 7.50
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

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

Night Sleep Time: 7.50Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 7.50
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
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
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
Comments
From Rob Murphy on Sun, May 24, 2015 at 06:53:27 from 24.10.247.181

Way to battle Wesley

Are you going to be able to do any touristy stuff around Santa Fe? The national lab at Los Alamos is pretty cool as is Bandalier National Monument.

From Wesley Hunt on Sun, May 24, 2015 at 07:51:34 from 70.215.192.235

Thanks, Rob. Legs really were not responding on any climbs, so I ended up doing a lot of hiking! Feel pretty good and need to manage recovery/training effectively so I can run well in a local (Arkansas) 50K in two weeks.

I could not talk Diana into making the drive on short notice, so I'm actually heading back now. Just got up from a couple hours of sleep in my car.

From Rob Murphy on Sun, May 24, 2015 at 09:00:00 from 24.10.247.181

That's pretty hard-core. Drive safe.

From DaveM on Sun, May 24, 2015 at 12:07:48 from 71.238.208.194

AWESOME run and finish! 21st place is very strong for someone who took a wrong turn. Unfortunately, it was an extra mile at 10,400 feet where the air is very thin and your body had to work extra hard. I'm impressed that you figured out that you had taken a wrong turn in only a half-mile.

Drive carefully. ...Dave

From Jason D on Mon, May 25, 2015 at 07:08:42 from 166.137.90.23

That's a gusty way to jump into altitude, Wesley. I meant to ask you how you were planning to do elevation training for Leadville. Good luck with your recovery.

From Jon on Mon, May 25, 2015 at 13:30:56 from 107.203.52.135

That's a challenging race- nice job on toughing it out for a good finish.

From Bob on Tue, May 26, 2015 at 12:55:23 from 163.191.36.14

Well done Wesley! The drive home must have been really difficult.

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

Night Sleep Time: 8.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 8.00
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

Night Sleep Time: 7.50Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 7.50
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

Night Sleep Time: 8.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 8.00
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

Night Sleep Time: 7.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 7.00
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
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
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
11.001.000.000.0012.00

11 Miles in 84 mins on TM.

12 Total Miles including  one-mile commute.

Wesley

Night Sleep Time: 7.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 7.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.006.000.000.0012.00

8 Miles with Dave along the River Trail on a nice day around 73 degrees. Ran untimed and felt good picking up pace to sub-7:00 for 5-6 Miles.

12 Total Miles including 4 Miles walking (TM, commute, and park).

Wesley

Night Sleep Time: 7.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 7.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.000.000.000.008.00

6 Miles in 48 mins on TM.

8 Miles including 2 Miles commuting/walking.

Wesley

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

4 Miles in 31 mins on TM; 4 striders.

6 Total Miles including 2 Miles commuting/walking.

Wesley

Night Sleep Time: 7.50Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 7.50
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.000.000.000.003.00

2 Miles walking on TM and a few minutes in sauna.

Took it really easy this week, and I'm hopeful my legs will respond favorably during tomorrow's War Eagle 50K in NW Arkansas. Lots of good runners registered, and I expect the pace to be fast.

3 Total Miles including one-mile commute.

Wesley

Night Sleep Time: 7.50Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 7.50
Race: War Eagle Tailtwister 50K (31 Miles) 04:18:39, Place overall: 2, Place in age division: 1
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
31.000.000.000.0031.00

Arrived in Rogers, Arkansas late last night for the War Eagle Trail Runs, Tailtwister 50K, in Hobbs State Park. 

The race was scheduled for a 6:30 am start, but a shuttle shortage (to the start line) caused a bit of a delay, and we got things kicked off a little after 7:00 am. I jumped out to an early lead on some beautiful, rolling singletrack trails winding through the State Park. Alone in the lead all day - a hot one with temps in the 80s and 100% humidity - I was fading a bit after the final aid station, with a couple of miles to go, but I continued to push as hard as possible with no idea whether anyone was in striking distance.  She was.  

Jenn Shelton passed me on the final climb less than a mile from the finish line. It was an incredible surge, as I could only watch while she crushed the hardest climb of the day. At this point of the race, I was simply trying to hold on and survive.

It really was a thing of beauty, and I learned shortly after the race that Jenn had passed the second place male (third overall), Justin Fanklin, on the final descent shortly before she locked in on me after discovering (from a photographer) that I was close. In fact, I was fortunate to hold off Justin, a good dude with whom I enjoyed visiting after the race.

This was a great day, and I want to commend my Dad for toughing out the rough conditions and completing his first 50K. His quads are thrashed from the descents, but Mark has a lot to be proud of after coming in just over 6 hours as the fourth 50+ finisher.

I ran 4:18:39, 9 minutes off the course record and exactly one minute behind the winner, Jenn Shelton. 

Wesley

Night Sleep Time: 4.50Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 4.50
Comments
From Jon on Sat, Jun 06, 2015 at 23:59:18 from 107.203.52.135

Nice job on holding on to second. I'm sure lots of guys have been chicked by Jenn.

From Rob Murphy on Sun, Jun 07, 2015 at 00:31:38 from 24.10.247.181

Great race Wesley.

From Wesley Hunt on Sun, Jun 07, 2015 at 18:29:31 from 70.215.134.115

Jon- Thanks, and no doubt about. Jenn's an impressive runner, and the smart money says she's going to have a great fall. She was very pleasant and humble after the race.

Rob- Thank you, sir. Tried to hold on during the last climb, but I was proud of the effort only two weeks removed from Jimez Mountain. By the way, I started The Boys in the Boat yesterday after the race based on your review of it in a post a few weeks back. Really enjoying it and trying not to apply every anecdote or quote to running...though it's hard.

From jtshad on Mon, Jun 08, 2015 at 12:57:09 from 141.221.191.225

Congrats on a great race! Jenn is a stellar runner as well so to be where you were is a really testament to your fitness.

Another great year for you Wesley!

Congrats to your dad as well!

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
21.000.000.000.0021.00

On the drive home from Rogers, I stopped to run and hike 21 Miles in Devil's Den State Park just south of Fayetteville. It was another hot day around 85 degrees, and during the 14.9 Mile Butterfield Trail loop through the rugged and rocky Ozark National Forest, I stopped several times to soak in the cool creeks and falls.

Very pleasant workout after a tough race yesterday.

Wesley 

Night Sleep Time: 7.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 7.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
18.000.000.000.0018.00

15 Miles in 2 hrs on TM.

18 Total Miles including 3 Miles commuting/walking.

Wesley

Night Sleep Time: 6.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 6.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.001.004.000.0013.00

12 Miles in 86 mins on TM; Mile 7 at 6:58/mile and Miles 8-11 at 6:15/mile (LTP).

13 Total Miles including one-mile commute.

Wesley

Night Sleep Time: 7.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 7.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.002.000.000.0012.00

10 Miles in 73 mins on TM; Miles 9 and 10 at 6:31/mile.

12 Total Miles including 2 Miles commuting/walking.

Wesley

Night Sleep Time: 7.50Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 7.50
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
16.000.000.000.0016.00

14 Miles in 1:52 on a hot afternoon around 91 degrees; hilly route from house to Hillcrest via H St., through Hillcrest along Lee St. and Kavanaugh, east on Markham, cutting over to River Trail via Park/Garland/Battery over railroad tracks (under Cantrell); followed River Trail west near Big Dam Bridge, turning onto and up Overlook Dr., through Camack Village into the Heights; turned South on University, then back west on Kavanaugh, to Hughes St, before crossing back over Cantrell to my Midtown home.

16 Total Miles including 2 Miles commuting.

Wesley

Night Sleep Time: 7.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 7.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
20.000.000.000.0020.00

17 Miles in 2:22 on a pretty darn hot afternoon around 93 degrees. During this run, another hilly one - through Camack Village, over BDB twice (after realizing North River Trail still flooded), then downtown, back west on Markham, up Kavanaugh through Hillcrest, and back to my neighborhood via H - I carried one 20 oz. Gatorade, which I killed at Mile 11; averaged sub-8:00 through 13 Miles, then trudged home slowly as I was feeling the effects of the heat and insufficient fluid/sodium.

20 Total Miles including 3 Miles commuting/walking.

Wesley

Night Sleep Time: 7.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 7.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.000.000.002.0010.00

8X400m Repeats at 82, 80, 80, 80, 82, 80, 80, and 80 at Scott Field before church, already 80+ degrees and humid.

8 Miles in just over an hour for the workout and 10 for the day.

Wesley

Night Sleep Time: 8.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 8.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
27.505.000.000.5033.00

AM: 24 Miles in 2:58:30 on TM; Miles 17 and 18 at 6:58/mile and 19-21 at 6:31/mile; 4 striders during Mile 24.

PM: 6 Miles in 45 mins on TM.

Total: 33 Total Miles including 2 Miles commuting and a one-mile walk at the park with Evan and Charley.

I needed this kind of training day in a bad way, and my legs are happy; racing is overrated.

Wesley

Night Sleep Time: 7.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 7.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.002.003.000.009.00

Really busy day, with work and my brother's family in town, and I didn't have an opportunity to run until past 6 pm (a rarity for me). I was scheduled for some tempo work today, and I gave it my best shot on low energy.

From my parents, I ran 8 Miles out and back along Hwy. 171. Managed 6:20 or so for Miles 2-4 (2 slightly uphill and 3-4 slightly down) and 6:30 for the final 2 Miles preceding the half-mile cool-down up the driveway. Extremely humid with lots of annoying horseflies harassing me along the way.

Only 9 Total Miles today but a pretty good late afternoon effort to salvage the day.

Wesley

Night Sleep Time: 6.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 6.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
13.000.000.000.0013.00

13 Miles on a hot and humid afternoon. I ran the roughly 9 Miles in 68 mins from my parents' home to the trailhead at Lake Catherine State Park, where I met my brother for 4 Miles of technical trail and a bit of scrambling up a small waterfall.

This was a moderately tough and enjoyable run that included a little bit of everything.

Wesley

Night Sleep Time: 6.50Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 6.50
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.002.002.001.009.00

Another busy day at work delayed my planned workout, so I ran a speedy 5-miler in 31:30 on TM followed by a short sprint to pick-up my youngest at daycare!

Mile 1: 6:58

Mile 2: 6:49

Mile 3: 6:11

Mile 4: 6:00

Mile 5: 5:42 (.5) - 5:00 range

9 Total Miles including 2 Miles commuting and 2-Mile walk at park.

Wesley

 

 

 

Night Sleep Time: 7.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 7.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
27.002.000.000.0029.00

27 Miles in just under 3:19 on TM; Miles 25 and 26 at 6:40/mile.

29 Total Miles including one-mile commute and one-mile walk with kids, who chose bikes as their preferred method of forward movement.

Wesley

Night Sleep Time: 7.50Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 7.50
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.000.000.000.003.00

3 Miles walking with the family at Two Rivers Park this morning and the neighborhood park this afternoon.

Wesley

Night Sleep Time: 7.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 7.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
9.000.000.003.0012.00

5X800m Repeats in 2:55, 2:53, 2:46, 2:48, and 2:48 at Scott Field on an 80 degree morning; not as fast as a month ago, but the last three were solid and close to target.

10 Miles for the workout and 12 Total Miles for the day after walking to and from church with my kids.

Wesley

Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00
Comments
From DaveM on Sun, Jun 21, 2015 at 12:47:25 from 76.125.85.156

Those are still terrific 800m times considering how many miles you have run in the past month. Dave

From Rob Murphy on Sun, Jun 21, 2015 at 13:12:40 from 24.10.247.181

Though I'd pop over here and wish you a Happy Father's Day as well Wesley.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
22.004.000.000.0026.00

24 Miles in 2:59 on TM; Miles 21 and 22 at 6:58/mile and 23 and 24 at 6:31/mile.

26 Total Miles including 2 Miles commuting.

Wesley

Night Sleep Time: 7.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 7.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
9.502.004.000.5016.00

14 Miles in just under 96 mins on TM; Miles 7-8 at 6:58/mile and Miles 9-12 at 6:15/mile (LTP); 4 fast striders during Mile 13 followed by one-mile cool-down.

16 Total Miles including 2 Miles commuting.

Wesley

Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
14.005.000.000.0019.00

17 Miles in 2:04:50 on TM; Miles 13-16 at 6:58/mile and Mile 17 at 6:49.

19 Total Miles including 2 Miles commuting.

Wesley

Night Sleep Time: 6.50Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 6.50
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
11.004.005.000.0020.00

AM: Impromptu Tempo #2 for the week. After 2-Mile warm-up and Miles 3-6 in 6:58 - 6:44 range, I ran Miles 7-8 at 6:11/mile and Miles 9-11 at 6:00/mile; 11 Total in 72:45.

PM: 8 Miles in 61 mins on TM.

Total: 20 Miles including one-mile commute.

Wesley

Night Sleep Time: 6.50Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 6.50
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
17.002.001.000.0020.00

Originally planned to go outside and battle the heat and hills along the cliffs in North Little Rock, but as the afternoon waned, I settled for a tough treadmill workout consisting of the following:

Miles 1-4 at 7:47/mile and 1.0 incline;

Miles 5-8 at 7:47/mile and 2.0 incline;

Miles 9-10 at 7:30/mile and no incline;

Miles 11-13: 2X1.5 Mile Repeats with each Repeat consisting of .5 Mile at 7:30 and 5.0 incline, .5 Mile at 7:30 and no incline, and .5 at 6:31 and -2.0 incline;

Miles 14-16: 2X1.5 Mile Repeats with each Repeat consisting of .5 Mile at 7:30 and 6.0 incline, .5 Mile at 7:30 and no incline, and .5 at 6:22 and -2.0 incline; and

Mile 17 at 6:00 and -2.5 incline (the particular TM on which I was running wouldn't go any faster or further down).

20 Total Miles including 2 Miles commuting and one-mile walk at park after work.

Wesley

 

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

2 Miles walking with the family in downtown Little Rock's River Market district.

Wesley

Night Sleep Time: 7.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 7.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.500.000.003.5012.00

4X1200m Repeats in 4:25, 4:15, 4:15, and 4:25 at Scott Field on a very hot morning; 4 striders to stretch out during cook-down in way home.

10 Miles in 71:50 for the workout and 12 Total Miles for the day including 2 Miles walking with kids to and from church.

Wesley

 

Night Sleep Time: 7.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 7.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.007.000.000.0017.00

15 Miles in 1:45 on TM; Miles 9-10 at 6:58, 11-12 at 6:31, and 13-15 at 6:18.

17 Miles including 2 Miles commuting.

Wesley

Night Sleep Time: 8.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 8.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
2.005.002.003.0012.00

10-Mile progressive run in 62:30 on TM.

Splits: 6:58, 6:49, 6:40, 6:31, 6:18, 6:07, 6:00, 5:52, 5:39, and 5:27.

12 Total Miles including 2 Miles commuting.

Wesley

 

Night Sleep Time: 7.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 7.00
Comments
From Jason D on Wed, Jul 01, 2015 at 21:38:59 from 68.80.27.222

NICE. I have no idea how you remember all this (the speed changes, the various inclines during a workout) but it's impressive all around.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
21.500.000.000.5022.00

21 Miles in 2:35 on TM; 4 striders.

22 Total Miles including one-mile commute.

Wesley

Night Sleep Time: 7.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 7.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
20.505.000.000.5026.00

AM: 15 Miles in 1:52 on TM; Miles 13-15 in 20 mins.

PM: 9 Miles in 64 mins; Miles 7-8 at 6:58/mile and 4 striders during Mile 9.

Total: 26 Miles including 2 Miles commuting.

Wesley

Night Sleep Time: 7.50Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 7.50
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
18.003.000.000.0021.00

21 Miles in 2:39:30 on TM.

Miles 1-8 at 7:47/mile and 1.0 incline and Miles 9-12 at 7:41/mile and 2.0 incline.

Starting at Mile 13, I ran 3X2.0 Mile up/down repeats with the first mile of each repeat at 7:47 pace and a 5.0-6.0 incline and the second mile of each repeat at 6:58 pace. Workout included .5 Mile recoveries at 7.47 (no incline) after first two repeats, and a one-mile cool-down at 8:00 after final repeat.

Wesley

Night Sleep Time: 6.50Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 6.50
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
9.000.000.000.009.00

8.25 Miles in 59 mins and change from parents' house along Hwy.171 to Lake Catherine State Park, where I met the entire family for a fun afternoon at the sandy beach and swimming area.

9 Total Miles.

Wesley

Night Sleep Time: 6.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 6.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.000.000.000.008.00

6.5 easy miles, looping through my neighborhood and Hillcrest where I picked up a short trail for fun on the way home.

8 Total Miles including walk to and from church with kids.

Wesley

Night Sleep Time: 7.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 7.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.002.000.000.0012.00

10 Miles in 74:50 on TM.

12 Total Miles including 2 Miles commuting.

Wesley

Night Sleep Time: 7.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 7.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
2.004.006.000.0012.00

10 Miles in just under 64 mins on TM.

Ran Miles 5-10 at LTP; Miles 5-8 at 6:15/mile and Miles 9-10 at 6:00/mile (37 mins).

12 Total Miles including 2 Miles commuting.

Wesley

 

Night Sleep Time: 6.50Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 6.50
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
2.007.000.000.009.00

7 Miles in 48 mins on TM.

9 Total Miles including 2 Miles commuting/walking.

Wesley

Night Sleep Time: 5.50Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 5.50
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
11.003.000.000.0014.00

11 Miles in 82 mins on TM set to 1.0 incline; Miles 9-11 at 6:58/mile.

14 Total Miles including 3 Miles commuting.

Wesley

Night Sleep Time: 7.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 7.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
2.000.000.000.002.00

2-Mile walk around neighborhood with Evan and Charley.

Wesley

Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
9.500.000.003.5013.00

After 3-Mile warm-up, I ran 14X400m Repeats in 79, 77, 78, 78, 78, 79, 78, 78, 78, 78, 78, and 80.

12 Miles for the workout in just under 90 mins on a hot morning near 80 degrees with 70% humidity.

13 Total Miles including one-mile walk with family later in the day.

Wesley

Night Sleep Time: 6.50Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 6.50
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From DaveM on Sun, Jul 12, 2015 at 19:18:06 from 76.125.85.156

Nice repeat times on a hot and humid morning. You're running great. It was hot yesterday running up Rocky Gap at 10:30 a.m. Dave

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
14.500.000.000.5015.00

13 Miles in 1:40 on TM; 4 striders.

15 Total Miles including 2 Miles commuting.

Wesley

Night Sleep Time: 6.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 6.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
14.004.000.000.0018.00

16 Miles in 1:56:30 on TM after a long day at work; Miles 13-15 at 6:40/mile and Mile 16 at 6:31.

Unexpected low energy all week, and these late afternoon runs are not helping.

18 Total Miles including 2 Miles commuting.

Wesley

 

Night Sleep Time: 7.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 7.00
Comments
From DaveM on Wed, Jul 15, 2015 at 20:09:40 from 76.125.85.156

Wesley, You're running great. 200 miles in 15 days, and still running mile 16 at 6:30/mile. Amazing! Dave

From Rob Murphy on Wed, Jul 15, 2015 at 20:55:38 from 24.10.247.181

Do you take an iron supplement Wesley? If not, you should.

From Wesley Hunt on Wed, Jul 15, 2015 at 21:08:55 from 162.192.69.49

Dave- Thank you, sir.

Rob- Yes. I'm just curious how you knew that. I've been borderline anemic / iron deficient since I started real marathon training back in 2010-2011. I could be screwing up absorption by drinking so much coffee though...maybe I should take the iron at night?

From Rob Murphy on Thu, Jul 16, 2015 at 06:33:38 from 24.10.247.181

I didn't know. Pretty much ALL endurance athletes will suffer from at least a low-grade anemia if they don't take additional iron. Especially ones that train like you. You're a busy guy and need to pay really close attention to that and your rest/sleep habits.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
39.503.000.001.5044.00

AM: 30 Miles in 3:57 on TM early this morning before work; 12 striders (4 each in Miles 12, 24, and 30).

PM: 12 Miles in 88 mins on TM; Miles 10 and 11 at 6:58/mile and Mile 12 at 6:31.

Total: 44 Miles including 2 Miles commuting.

Pretty satisfying training day after getting jammed up earlier this week.

Wesley

Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
14.500.000.000.5015.00

13 Miles in just under 1:40 on TM; 4 striders.

15 Miles including 2 Miles commuting.

Wesley

Night Sleep Time: 6.50Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 6.50
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
14.002.000.000.0016.00

14 Miles on a mild morning in Troy, Michigan, where we're biding family. Ran 3 Miles to Troy Athens High School, then 8 Miles on track, progressing from 8:30 pace slog to 7:00 pace for Miles 10 and 11. After running some token bleachers, I took it easy on the 3 Miles back to the in-laws' house, where a delicious breakfast was waiting.

Diana and I are heading over to the Ann Arbor Street Art Fair for the day. Should be fun.

16 Total Miles including 2 Miles walking.

Wesley

Night Sleep Time: 5.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 5.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
15.000.000.000.0015.00

13 Miles in 1:41 in the middle of a scorcher in Troy; ran to Troy Athens High and attempted a couple of 800m repeats before abandoning speed workout plans and focusing on running comfortably in the heat without water.

15 Total Miles including 2 Miles of walking to and from park.

Going to hit some singletrack trails at the Holly Recreation Area near Pontiac later today.

Wesley

 

Night Sleep Time: 7.50Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 7.50
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
29.000.000.000.0029.00

28 Miles in 3:39:44 on another hot day around 86 degrees in metro Detroit.

From my in-laws house in Troy, I ran north on Dequidre for 7 Miles, turning west on Hamlin and picking up the easternmost point of the Clinton River Trail, the first four miles of which are asphalt, with the remainder a limestone mix; ran on the Trail for 8+ Miles through Rochester Hills and Auburn Hills, before turning south just past Mile 15 on Opdyke, which ends at Woodward, where I continued south for a couple of miles on the grass shoulder (no sidewalk) to Big Beaver; turned back east on Big Beaver around Mile 20 and followed it all the way back to the house in Troy, finishing strong with a 7:15 mile.

Felt pretty comfortable running a 7:51 average pace, with 40 oz. of  water and only two gels (couldn't stomach any more in the heat).

29 Total Miles including a one-mile walk to park.

Wesley

 

Night Sleep Time: 7.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 7.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.000.000.000.0010.00

8 Easy Miles in 65:27 on a nice morning around Troy. It took me a while to get loose, and  the first half of this run was a slog. I managed the latter half at approximately 7:30/mile and felt much better at the finish than start.

10 Total Miles including one-mile walk with Diana.

Wesley

Night Sleep Time: 6.50Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 6.50
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
19.000.000.000.0019.00

AM: 14.5 Miles in 2:13 on a perfect morning in Saugatuck, Michigan, where Diana and I stayed overnight after a great day at the beach yesterday. 

Starting from downtown Saugutuck, I ran to the Blue Star Hwy., which I followed for four miles or so, including a detour through the quaint little town of Douglas, until the bike path ended near the exit to the Interstate. There, I turned around and ran back to Douglas/Saugutuck, detouring through a marina, then heading toward Oval Beach on Lake Michigan. After running up and over a sand dune via 300+ wooden stairs and a nice beach trail through the woods, I ran on the beach along the Lake Michigan coast for a little over a mile to the Saugutuck Harbor Nature Area pier. After briefly stopping to ponder the vast expanse of Lake Michigan, I returned to downtown Saugutuck via the beach, trail, and road.

Great run with a little bit of everything.

PM: 4 Easy Miles around neighborhood to work out some sluggishness.

Total: 19 Miles.

Wesley

Night Sleep Time: 7.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 7.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
19.001.000.000.0020.00

18 Miles in 2:19:27 on a great morning (dare I say coolish?) for running in metro Detroit. North for 7 Miles on Dequidre, then west for 2 Miles on Hamlin, south for 6 Miles on Rochester, and back west on Big Beaver to complete the loop (or square).

20 Total Miles including two-mile walk with Diana and Evan.

Looking forward to the Tigers' game later today.

Wesley

Night Sleep Time: 6.50Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 6.50
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
12.000.000.001.0013.00

My cousin, Omar, introduced me to the awesome single track MTB trails at Highland Recreation Area near Pontiac, Michigan. I ran Loops A, B, C (approx 12.1 Miles, 1,660' Vert) in 1:45 or so, roughly 9:00/mile, and Omar added Loop D for approx 16 Miles on his bike.

Twisty, rooty rollers, but runnable throughout. Great run and just what I needed.

13 Total Miles including 8 strider in the trailhead parking lot.

Wesley

Night Sleep Time: 7.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 7.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
15.000.000.000.0015.00

13 Easy Miles in just under 1:48 on a nice morning in Troy; north on Dequidre, west on Square Lake Rd , south on Rochester, then back east on Wattles to Dequidre for the last couple of miles south toward in-laws' neighborhood.

Good volume for this training week in Michigan.

15 Total Miles including 2 Miles walking.

Wesley

Night Sleep Time: 6.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 6.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
26.000.000.001.0027.00

24 Miles in 3:05 on TM; 8 striders.

27 Total Miles including 3 Miles walking/commuting.

Wesley

Night Sleep Time: 7.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 7.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
14.000.004.000.0018.00

AM: 6 Miles in 40 mins on TM, including 4-Mile tempo at 6:15/mile (LTP) for Miles 3-6.

PM: 10 Miles in 74 mins on TM; Mile 9 at 6:58 and 10 at 6:31.

Total: 18 Miles including 2 Miles commuting.

Wesley

 

 

Night Sleep Time: 6.50Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 6.50
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
1.002.001.002.006.00

5-Mile progressive run in 31:25 on TM; 6:53 - 5:42 pace range.

6 Total Miles including one-mile commute.

Wesley

Night Sleep Time: 6.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 6.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
15.500.000.001.5017.00

14 Miles in 1:46 on TM; 12 striders.

17 Total Miles including 2 Miles commuting and on-mile walk at park.

Wesley

Night Sleep Time: 5.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 5.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
19.003.000.000.0022.00

20 Miles in 2:30 on TM set to 1.0 incline; 4 striders.

22 Total Miles including 2 Miles commuting.

Wesley

Night Sleep Time: 6.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 6.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
11.000.000.000.0011.00

9.25 Miles in 71 mins on a warm morning in Little Rock; short and tough, hilly route down Lookout, along the River Trail, up Overlook, and through Camack Village back home.

11 Total Miles including walking around downtown and at the park with family.

Wesley

Night Sleep Time: 7.50Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 7.50
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
32.000.000.000.0032.00

30 Miles in 4:13 (8:26/mile) in Ouachita National Forest on a hot afternoon around 95 degrees. From Lake Sylvia Ouachita Trail parking area, ran 1.5 Miles up FSR 152, then west on FSR 132 (Lake Winona Scenic Dr.) for 13.5 Miles up to Lake Winona Vista Point, then Forked Mountain Vista Point, turning around for the return trip about a half mile past Forked Mountain Vista Point.

5 Gatorades, 1 Water, 3 S-Caps, and 3 Gels, which were pretty hard to get down in the heat; needed more water and less Gatorade.

32 Total Miles including walk to and from church with Max and Sophia this morning.

Wesley

Night Sleep Time: 6.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 6.00
Comments
From DaveM on Mon, Aug 03, 2015 at 18:50:55 from 76.125.85.156

Wesley, Forked Mountain Vista Point? After you pass Vista Point, and I always run the short detour to look over the vista, about 1/3 mile down the road is another Vista up a jeep road on your left for about 1/4 mile. It's also a great view with a secluded, very primitive, camp site. 8:26/mile in our heat would compete with a lot of running professional. You're definitely ready for Leadville later this month.

Deb Baker and I are planning to run 30 on Saturday morning -- targeting a 5:30 time -- a walk in the park for you. Dave

From Wesley Hunt on Mon, Aug 03, 2015 at 20:01:49 from 162.192.69.49

Dave- the Vistas are great, and Forked Mountain is particularly spectacular in the late afternoon light.

I'll be in Gatlinburg with my family, Luke's family, and our parents from the 7th-14th, but I'd love to do a 15-Mile or so trail run on the 15th or 16th...the more the merrier because pace won't matter.

From DaveM on Tue, Aug 04, 2015 at 18:40:49 from 76.125.85.156

Wesley, You're running Leadville a week later, so you decide on the distance. I'm good for any distance up to 40 miles. The longer the distance, the earlier we need to start. Dave

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
13.002.000.001.0016.00

12 Miles in 88:25 on TM; Miles 9 and 10 at 6:58/mile and 8 striders during Miles 11 and 12.

16 Miles including 2 Miles commuting and 2-Mile walk with Evan.

Wesley

Night Sleep Time: 6.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 6.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
15.003.000.000.0018.00

14 Miles in 1:44 on TM; Miles 12-14 at 6:58 - 6:49 pace.

18 Total Miles including 2 Miles commuting and 2-Mile walk around the neighborhood.

Wesley

Night Sleep Time: 6.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 6.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
11.003.000.000.0014.00

9 Miles in 65 mins on TM; Miles 7-9 at 6:58/mile.

14 Total Miles including 3 Miles walking on TM at 15:00/mile pace, 1 Mile commuting, and a 1-Mile walk at the park.

Wesley

Night Sleep Time: 7.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 7.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
15.500.000.000.5016.00

13 Miles in 1:40 on TM; 4 striders.

16 Total Miles including 2 Miles walking on TM at 2.0 incline and one-mile commute. 

Wesley

Night Sleep Time: 6.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 6.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.000.000.002.009.00

8 Miles in 58:32 on a humid morning around 80 degrees (at 6:00 am). Warm-up to Scott Field followed by 8X400m repeats, untimed, and comfortably hard.

9 Total Miles including 1 Mile walking.

Wesley

Night Sleep Time: 6.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 6.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
12.000.000.000.0012.00

Gatlinburg, Tennessee.

After 3-Mile hike with family to Laurel Falls, my brother and I crossed the street to the Huskey Gap trailhead and ran the Huskey Gap Trail to the Sugarland Mt. Trail junction at Huskey Gap, continuing in the same direction until 4.5 Mile mark, where we turned around and cruised back down the mountain; roughly 2,000 ft. elevation gain on this 9-Mile run (1:44) through the Smoky Mountains.

12 Total Miles including the Laurel Falls hike.

Wesley

Night Sleep Time: 9.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 9.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
11.000.000.000.0011.00

9 Miles in 69 mins in Gatlinburg proper, mostly along Hwy. 321.

Met family at the pool, which felt great, at end of run.

11 Total Miles including 2 Miles walking.

Wesley

Night Sleep Time: 9.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 9.00
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From The Warbeast on Mon, Aug 10, 2015 at 11:00:51 from 209.33.233.226

I "met family at the pool" after my run too.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
9.000.000.000.009.00

7 Miles in an hour on a warm and humid morning in Gatlinburg.

9 Total Miles including lots of walking at Dollywood.

Wesley

Night Sleep Time: 9.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 9.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
11.000.000.000.0011.00

This morning, my family headed to Cades Cove, a beautiful, isolated valley in the Great Smoky Mountains that features an 11-Mile paved loop that is closed to motor traffic on Wednesday mornings.

I ran along with my parents, brother and sister-in-law, my nephews, and my two oldest kids, Max (7) and Sophia (5), all of whom rode their bikes.

Completing the entire 11-Mile loop earned the kids free ice cream cones! I was very proud of their effort!

Wesley

 

Night Sleep Time: 7.50Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 7.50
Comments
From Rob Murphy on Wed, Aug 12, 2015 at 14:49:11 from 24.10.247.181

Cool run. Sounds like fun.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
9.000.000.000.009.00

Hiked the Grotto Falls Trail (3 Miles) with my Mom and brother this morning. After returning to the trailhead, my brother and I ran a 6-Mile out-and-back in 1:06 along the Baskins Creek, Trillium Gap, and Rainbow Falls Trails.

9 Total Miles in the beautiful Smokys.

Wesley

 

Night Sleep Time: 9.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 9.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
21.000.000.000.0021.00

20.25 in 3:41 with Dave and Cliff in the Ouachita National Forest. Ran two loops of the "corkscrew" along FSRs 135, 132, 75, and 114.

Ran the 10.1 Mile loop in each direction before parting ways with Dave and Cliff, who were heading out for one more loop.

21 Total Miles including short walk at park.

Wesley

Night Sleep Time: 4.50Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 4.50
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.000.000.000.0010.00

8 Miles in 62:50 in the middle of a hot afternoon. After a family grocery shopping outing, Diana dropped me off at the base of Cantrell hill where I hopped on the River Trail to Overlook, up which I power-hiked, before working my way back home through Camack and the Heights. I ran flat Miles 1-4 comfortably at sub-7:00 before taking it easy through the hills (only because I'm tapering!).

10 Total Miles including two-mile walk with family this morning.

Wesley

 

Night Sleep Time: 8.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 8.00
Comments
From Bob on Tue, Aug 18, 2015 at 08:19:06 from 163.191.36.14

Enjoy the taper and have a great upcoming race.

From Wesley Hunt on Tue, Aug 18, 2015 at 09:28:10 from 70.215.132.7

Thanks, Bob. I find that tapers often require more *work* (at least mentally) than heavy training weeks!

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.000.000.000.004.00

4 Miles commuting and walking with my son, Evan.

Wrsley

Night Sleep Time: 6.50Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 6.50
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
12.000.000.000.0012.00

10 Miles in 77 mins on TM.

12 Total Miles including 2 Miles commuting.

Wesley

Night Sleep Time: 6.50Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 6.50
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
11.500.000.000.5012.00

AM: 8 Miles in 62 mins on TM; 4 striders.

PM: 2 Miles walking on TM at 2.0 incline.

Total: 12 Miles including 2 Miles commuting.

Wesley

Night Sleep Time: 7.50Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 7.50
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.000.000.000.0010.00

8 Miles in 64 mins on TM.

10 Total Miles including 2 Miles commuting/walking.

Wesley

Night Sleep Time: 7.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 7.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
2.000.000.000.002.00

2 Miles walking around Leadville, Colorado with my Dad, a.k.a. "crew chief" and entire crew for tomorrow's Leadville Trail 100.

Hay's in the barn. Ready to roll.

Wesley

Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 5.50Total Sleep Time: 5.50
Comments
From Jason D on Fri, Aug 21, 2015 at 21:31:02 from 68.80.27.222

Good luck, Wesley. Enjoy it. I look forward to your report.

Race: Leadville Trail 100 (100 Miles) 24:49:43, Place overall: 72, Place in age division: 63
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
104.000.000.000.00104.00

It was a beautiful day to run. With my Dad on board to crew me throughout the day(s), I was confident in a race strategy that played to my strengths on the more runnable sections of the course. From the start in downtown Leadville through the Twin Lakes Aid Station at Mile 39.5, we executed the plan, and I came in at 6:24, about 30 minutes off the leaders, as I prepared for the back-to-back 3,000' climbs up to Hope Pass at 12,600'. Of course, I knew going in that my "power-hiking" was more of a slog than a hike, but I was still feeling pretty confident back at Twin Lakes (inbound), Mile 61, in 13:11. My Dad, who was awesome all day, set me up for a strong finish with dry socks, shoes, and two sandwiches.

Then, inexplicably given how well the course was marked, on the way up to Mt. Elbert around Mile 63, I turned the wrong way on the Colorado Trail, added 4 Miles, and lost a lot physcially and even more mentally. With darkness approaching and no headlamp, I was fortunate to fall in with a couple of runners who pulled me in to the next aid station at Mile 75.5. My Dad did everything he could to keep my spirits up, encouraging me to enjoy the latter miles and not ruminate on the added distance/time. Over the course of the final miles, I fought through an upset stomach and chills, learned a lot about basic human kindness from other runners, and pulled myself out of a very dark place to finish in sub-25 hours, earning the big gold buckle.

Wesley    

Night Sleep Time: 5.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 5.00
Comments
From Jason D on Tue, Aug 25, 2015 at 12:22:42 from 68.80.27.222

Congratulations, Wesley.

From Rob Murphy on Tue, Aug 25, 2015 at 13:20:59 from 163.248.33.220

I never know how to respond to these race reports! So many variables and unknowns in a race like Leadville.

I applaud your courage and tenacity. The relationship with your dad is great to read about and always makes me miss my dad.

You're sportin' that belt buckle every day this week right?

From Bob on Tue, Aug 25, 2015 at 17:11:53 from 98.222.16.15

You did your best for that day, that's all one can ask. Congrats on getting the big gold buckle!

From SlowJoe on Tue, Aug 25, 2015 at 17:38:51 from 45.18.50.53

Sounds like an experience - good, bad and ugly. Congrats on the well-deserved buckle.

From DaveM on Tue, Aug 25, 2015 at 19:24:49 from 76.125.85.156

Wesley, That was a great effort PLUS 4 very difficult miles. You're a great runner, and an even better person. You'll have many future races where everything will go right. You're in great shape, so I hope you recovery quickly. Dave

From Wesley Hunt on Tue, Aug 25, 2015 at 21:30:14 from 162.192.69.49

Thank you all for the support. Maybe I'm just feeling sappy, but it's really nice to be part of a community - runners - who appreciate basic human triumph for its own sake. We put ourselves out there when others don't, and that has to mean something.

From Drew on Wed, Aug 26, 2015 at 03:05:27 from 173.171.218.92

I only recently realized how extreme Leadville is. You have a lot of guts to run such a long & difficult race at high altitude - congrats on your finish.

From jtshad on Wed, Aug 26, 2015 at 06:31:45 from 173.198.176.201

Wow, strong race. The challenges of ultra runs is amazing. Nice job staying focused and overcoming adversity!

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
9.000.000.000.009.00

5 Miles in 40 mins on TM.

9 Total Miles including 4 Miles commuting over the last couple of days.

Wesley

Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.002.000.000.009.00

8 Miles in 58 mins on TM.

9 Total Miles including one-mile commute.

Wesley

Night Sleep Time: 7.50Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 7.50
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
9.500.000.000.5010.00

9 Miles in 69 mins on TM; 4 striders.

10 Total Miles including one-mile commute.

Wesley

Night Sleep Time: 7.50Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 7.50
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
12.000.000.000.0012.00

80 mins, approx. 10 Miles, down to State Capitol east via H, Kavanaugh, and Markham; up State Capitol Dome steps (Rocky style), then back west via 7th, 6th, through UAMS campus, crossing back over Markham, and up Ash to hook back up with Kavanaugh, then Evergreen home.

Nice run on a runnably mild day around 89 degrees but overcast.

12 Total Miles including two-mile walk this morning at Two Rivers Park with family.

Wesley

Night Sleep Time: 7.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 7.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
27.000.000.000.0027.00

AM: 10-Mile Lookout-River Trail-Overlook loop in 84 mins and change.

PM: 14 Miles in 1:45 on TM; Mile 10 at 6:58, Miles 11 and 12 at 6:31, and 4 striders during Mile 13.

Total: 27 Total Miles including 3 Miles walking/commuting.

Wesley

Night Sleep Time: 6.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 6.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.001.003.000.0014.00

13 Miles in 93 mins on TM; Miles 11-13 at 6:18, 6:11, and 6:00 pace, respectively.

14 Total Miles including one-mile commute.

Wesley

Night Sleep Time: 7.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 7.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.007.000.000.0013.00

7 Miles in just under 48 mins on TM, followed by some sauna time, and then another 3 easy miles.

13 Total Miles including 2 Miles commuting and one-mile walk at park.

Wesley

Night Sleep Time: 6.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 6.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
17.500.000.000.5018.00

16 Miles in 2:06 on TM; 4 striders.

18 Total Miles including 2 Miles commuting/walking.

Wesley

Night Sleep Time: 6.50Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 6.50
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
15.000.000.000.0015.00

15 Miles in 1:56:40 on a hot and humid day along Hwy. 171 into Lake Catherine State Park and back to my parents' house.

Pretty good effort with only one 16 oz. bottle of water.

Wesley

Night Sleep Time: 7.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 7.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.000.000.002.0010.00

8 Miles in 59:36 on a hot day in the high 90s. I ran to the Scott Field track and roughed out 8X400m Repeats in 81, 82, 82, 83, 84, 83, 90, and 90.

10 Total Miles including 2 Miles walking with Family.

Wesley

 

Night Sleep Time: 6.50Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 6.50
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
17.500.000.000.5018.00

16 Miles in 2:04:50 on TM; 4 striders.

18 Total Miles including 2 Miles commuting.

Wesley

Night Sleep Time: 6.50Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 6.50
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.000.004.000.007.00

6 Miles in 40 mins on TM, including Miles 3-6 at 6:15/mile (LTP).

7 Total Miles including one-mile commute.

Wesley

Night Sleep Time: 6.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 6.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
40.000.000.002.0042.00

40 Miles in 5:15 on TM; 16 striders (4 each in Miles 12, 24, 36, and 40).

42 Total Miles including 2 Miles commuting.

Wesley

Night Sleep Time: 6.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 6.00
Comments
From butlerbrunning on Thu, Sep 10, 2015 at 18:29:09 from 104.52.197.67

Man that's some sick miles on a tread.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
9.500.000.000.5010.00

7 Miles in 53 mins on TM; 4 striders.

10 Total Miles including 2 Miles commuting and one-mile walk at park on a nice afternoon.

Wesley

Night Sleep Time: 7.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 7.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
11.000.000.000.0011.00

10 Miles in 1:49 on a beautiful day at Pinnacle Mountain State Park, including 2 loops on the Base Trail, a quick climb up the West Summit Trail, an easy descent down the West Summit Trail, and a few loops on the paved King Fisher Trail to stretch things out.

11 Total Miles including one-mile walk.

Wesley

 

Night Sleep Time: 6.50Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 6.50
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
12.003.000.000.0015.00

13 Miles in 95 mins on TM.

15 Total Miles including 2 Miles commuting.

Wesley

Night Sleep Time: 6.50Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 6.50
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
2.004.001.001.008.00

6-Mile progressive run in 39 mins on TM; 6:58, 6:49, 6:40, 6:31, 6:11, and 5:49.

8 Total Miles including 2 Miles commuting.

Wesley

Night Sleep Time: 6.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 6.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
11.000.000.001.0012.00

10 Miles in 77:30 on TM; 8 striders.

12 Total Miles including 2 Miles commuting.

Wesley

Night Sleep Time: 6.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 6.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.0013.000.000.0016.00

AM: 8 Miles in 55 mins on TM.

PM: 5 Miles in 34 mins on TM.

Total: 16 Total Miles including 3 Miles commuting/walking.

Wesley

 

Night Sleep Time: 6.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 6.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
16.000.000.000.0016.00

 

15 Miles in 1:57:22 on a hot afternoon in Little Rock. Picked up H Street near my house over to Hillcrest, turning onto Lee, then Kavanaugh, down to Markham; headed east on Markham past Arkansas School for the Visually Impaired, then cut over to River Trail via Park, Garland, and Gill over the railroad tracks; ran 3+ Miles along River Trail toward Big Dam Bridge, then climbed up Overlook and wound my way through Camack Village and the Heights back to Evergreen, on which I turned west back home.

Tough, hilly run.

16 Total Miles including one-mile commute.

Wesley

Night Sleep Time: 7.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 7.00
Comments
From Rob Murphy on Fri, Sep 18, 2015 at 15:45:30 from 24.10.247.181

You're still at it! What's next?

.

From DaveM on Fri, Sep 18, 2015 at 15:54:18 from 76.125.85.156

Wesley, Strong run. Especially going up Overlook in 96 degree weather with a dew point around 70. Dave

From Wesley Hunt on Fri, Sep 18, 2015 at 22:02:08 from 162.192.69.49

Rob- I'm running the 25th annual Arkansas Traveler on October 3. Hal Koerner is flying in from Oregon to try and pick off a win, so it should be fun. Plus, I haven't figured out how to run a race in the mountains (at altitude) without getting lost, so I better stick around here awhile and continue to learn more about myself and improve.

Dave- Thanks, I managed the run with only 20 oz. of Gatorade. Felt pretty good running at comfortable pace.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
2.000.000.000.002.00

2 Miles walking.

Wesley

Night Sleep Time: 7.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 7.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.004.0010.00

8 Miles, including 8X800m Repeats at Scott Field track, on a beautiful, cool morning in Little Rock.

10 Total Miles including 2 Miles walking to and from church with Diana and kids.

Wesley

Night Sleep Time: 6.50Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 6.50
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
22.000.000.000.0022.00

AM: 12 Miles in 92 mins on TM.

PM: 8 Miles in 59:11 on a nice afternoon around 85 degrees with low humidity; ran out west and back east along River Trail from BDB parking lot.

Total: 22 Miles including one-mile commute and one-mile walk with Evan at park.

Wesley

Night Sleep Time: 7.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 7.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.000.000.000.0010.00

8 Miles in an hour on TM.

10 Total Miles including 2 Miles commuting/walking.

Wesley

Night Sleep Time: 6.50Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 6.50
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/walking.

Wesley

Night Sleep Time: 6.50Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 6.50
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.000.000.000.005.00

5 Miles walking, including a couple of miles on TM at 2.0 incline.

Wesley

Night Sleep Time: 6.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 6.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
19.000.000.000.0019.00

17.4 Miles in 2:36 in the Ouachita National Forest on a warm afternoon, 86 degrees, with manageable humidity.

1 Mile along Hwy. 324 from Lake Sylvia to start of Arkansas Traveler 100 course; first 16.4 Miles of AT100 course, which includes a couple thousand feet of climbing and 7.8 Miles of singletrack on the Ouachita Trail, in 2:28. Despite running conservatively and carrying only 20 oz. of water, this was only 6 mins off my 2:22 split in last year's race.

Other than a couple downed trees, the trail is in great shape. Race Directors Stan and Chrissy Ferguson and the entire AT100 committee do a bang-up job every year--and next Saturday will mark the 25th anniversary of one of the oldest and best hundred milers in the country.

19 Total Miles including my commute.

Wesley

Night Sleep Time: 5.50Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 5.50
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.001.007.00

6 Miles, including 8X200m striders at Scott Field track, on a nice morning.

7 Total Miles including one-mile walk at park.

Wesley

Night Sleep Time: 6.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 6.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
15.000.000.000.0015.00

10 Miles in 80 mins on TM, followed by 3 Miles walking on TM at 2.0 incline.

15 Total Miles including 2 Miles commuting.

Wesley

Night Sleep Time: 7.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 7.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.000.000.000.0010.00

8 Miles in 63 mins on TM; 4 striders.

10 Total Miles including 2 Miles commuting.

Wesley

Night Sleep Time: 7.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 7.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.000.000.000.008.00

6 Miles in 48 mins on TM.

8 Total Miles including 2 Miles commuting.

Wesley

Night Sleep Time: 7.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 7.00
Race: Arkansas Traveler 100 (100 Miles) 15:36:33, Place overall: 1, Place in age division: 1
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
100.000.000.000.00100.00

25th annual Arkansas Traveller 100, which was the 9th 100-miler when it was first run back in 1991. This is a race with a rich history in the ultra community, and after finishing second in 2013 and first in 2014, I was back for my third year in a row with my sights on a course record.

On a perfect, early autumn day in the Ouachita National Forest, I repeated as winner and set a new course record by 53 seconds.

15:36:33.

I ran alone in the lead through Mile 35, where I was passed by Hal Koerner. I continued running alone, in second, through Mile 69, where I chased down Hal to reclaim the lead that I never relinquished. After making up 16 minutes on Hal along the rolling Forest Service Road hills between the turnaround at Mile 58 and the Powerline Aid Station at Mile 68, I pounced on the opportunity to surge ahead.

With a renewed confidence, I knew I still had an outside chance at the CR. I pushed through the Lake Winona Aid Station at Mile 84, having expanded my lead on the field, and I grabbed my headlamp for the final push in the dark. Digging deep, I gave everything that I had and hoped for the best.

"Stay present, stay focused, and do my best."

I flew down the hill from Mile 97.5, with only 19 minutes left, and accelerated into sub-7:00 pace for the final mile on the paved Hwy. 324.

It was a thrilling achievement after multiple years of high mileage and hard training. I was so fortunate to have my wife, Diana, with me all day. She probably never thought she'd become an expert crew chief when she married me, but without her, this day would not have been possible.

Wesley

 

 

 

Night Sleep Time: 6.50Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 6.50
Comments
From Little Bad Legs on Sun, Oct 04, 2015 at 20:15:07 from 67.189.70.187

Congrats! Finishing a race of that distance is impressive, winning is even better, and beating Hal is incredible. That guy is a legend. Well done!

From SlowJoe on Mon, Oct 05, 2015 at 04:44:22 from 45.18.50.53

That's really amazing, congratulations Wesley. Well earned.

From Rob Murphy on Mon, Oct 05, 2015 at 05:40:07 from 24.10.247.181

Hal Koerner? That's impressive Wesley. Congratulations once again!

From jtshad on Mon, Oct 05, 2015 at 08:41:18 from 141.221.191.225

Wow, congrats on a stellar race and the win! Thanks is a spectacular time!

From Drew on Tue, Oct 06, 2015 at 07:00:38 from 173.171.218.92

Great race- that's a blazing time for 100 miles of running.

From DaveM on Thu, Oct 08, 2015 at 12:48:30 from 198.8.4.125

I bet Diana was a great Crew Chief. We are all very proud of what you have accomplished. Dave

From Jason D on Mon, Oct 12, 2015 at 22:09:19 from 68.80.27.222

Congratulations, Wesley. I knew you were running this soon but as usual all the ultra race reports get buried behind all the young speedies.

You are making quite a name for yourself it would seem.

From Bob on Thu, Oct 15, 2015 at 13:53:10 from 163.191.36.14

Congrats on a great race indeed!

From Jon on Sat, Dec 26, 2015 at 08:10:45 from 96.33.87.148

Wow, a win, beating HK, and a CR. Tough to beat that.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.000.000.000.0010.00

8 Miles on TM; 5 Miles walking at 2.0 incline and 3 Miles at 8:00 pace.

10 Total Miles including 2 Miles commuting.

Wesley

Night Sleep Time: 7.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 7.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.000.000.000.008.00

4 Miles in 30 mins on TM.

8 Total Miles, including 4 Miles commuting/walking.

Wesley

Night Sleep Time: 7.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 7.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
11.001.000.000.0012.00

9 Miles in 69 mins on TM.

12 Total Miles including 3 Miles walking/commuting.

Wesley

Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.007.000.000.0010.00

7 Miles in 47 mins on TM; Miles 1-5 at 6:49/mile and 6-7 at 6:27/mile.

10 Total Miles including 3 Miles commuting/walking.

Wesley

Night Sleep Time: 6.50Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 6.50
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.000.000.000.008.00

7 Miles in 55 mins on TM.

8 Total Miles including one-mile commute.

Wesley

Night Sleep Time: 6.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 6.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
1.005.001.000.007.00

6 Miles in 39:30 on TM.

7 Total Miles including one-mile commute.

Wesley

Night Sleep Time: 6.50Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 6.50
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
9.004.000.000.0013.00

10 Miles in 72 mins on TM.

13 Miles including 3 Miles commuting/walking.

Wesley

Night Sleep Time: 6.50Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 6.50
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
2.000.002.001.005.00

With meetings all morning and afternoon travel plans, I found only half an hour to run on the TM; 3 Miles in 18 mins (6:11, 6:00, and 5:49).

5 Total Miles including 2 Miles commuting/walking.

Wesley

Night Sleep Time: 6.50Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 6.50
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.003.000.000.0011.00

8 Miles in 57:20 on TM set to 1.0 incline.

11 Total Miles including 3 Miles walking around National Mall in D.C.

Wesley

Night Sleep Time: 5.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 5.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.500.000.000.509.00

7 Miles in 55 mins on TM; 4 striders.

9 Total Miles including 2 Miles commuting/walking.

Wesley 

Night Sleep Time: 7.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 7.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
11.500.000.000.5012.00

9 Miles in 67 mins on TM; 4 striders.

12 Total Miles including 2 Miles commuting and one-mile walk at park.

Wesley

Night Sleep Time: 7.50Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 7.50
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
9.004.000.000.0013.00

12 Miles in 88 mins on TM.

13 Total Miles including one-mile commute.

Wesley

Night Sleep Time: 6.50Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 6.50
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.500.000.000.5011.00

9 Miles in 65:35 on TM; 4 striders.

11 Total Miles including one-mile commute and one-mile walk at park.

Wesley

Night Sleep Time: 6.50Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 6.50
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
14.000.000.001.0015.00

14 Miles in 1:47 on TM; 8 striders.

15 Total Miles including one-mile commute.

Wesley 

Night Sleep Time: 6.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 6.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.008.000.000.0012.00

10 Miles in 69 mins on TM.

12 Total Miles including 2 Miles commuting.

Wesley

 

Night Sleep Time: 7.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 7.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
2.002.003.000.007.00

5 Miles in 31:50 on TM; Miles 3-5 at 6:15/mile (LTP).

7 Total Miles including 2 Miles commuting.

Wesley

Night Sleep Time: 6.50Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 6.50
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
1.007.000.000.008.00

7 Miles fastish along the River Trail in a rejuvenating rain shower. This was my first outside run since the Arkansas Traveller 100 over three weeks ago. 

8 Total Miles including one-mile commute.

Wesley

Night Sleep Time: 7.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 7.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
11.002.003.000.0016.00

AM: 5 Miles in 32 mins on TM set to 1.0 incline; 2 Miles at 6:40, 2 Miles at 6:18, and 1 Mile at 6:11.

PM: 8 Miles in 62 mins on TM.

Total: 16 Miles including 3 Miles walking/commuting.

Wesley

Night Sleep Time: 7.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 7.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.000.000.000.007.00

6 Miles at park behind my house on a nice afternoon.

7 Total Miles including one-mile commute.

Wesley

Night Sleep Time: 6.50Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 6.50
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
2.000.002.001.005.00

3 Miles in 17:56 on TM. This is the kind of workout I don't love, though I certainly feel fortunate to be able to do it when time gets tight based on personal and professional priorities.

5 Total Miles including 2 Miles walking/commuting.

Wesley

 

Night Sleep Time: 6.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 6.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
2.003.000.000.005.00

3 Miles in 20 mins on TM.

5 Total Miles including 2 Miles commuting.

Wesley

Night Sleep Time: 7.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 7.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
15.005.000.000.0020.00

AM: 8 Miles in 57 mins on TM.

PM: 11 Miles in 84 mins on TM.

Total: 20 Miles including one-mile commute.

Wesley 

Night Sleep Time: 6.50Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 6.50
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
19.5010.000.000.5030.00

AM: 10 Miles in 69 mins on TM.

PM: 16 Miles in 2:07 on TM; 4 striders.

Total:  30 Miles including 3 Miles commuting and one-mile walk at park.

Wesley

Night Sleep Time: 6.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 6.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.000.000.000.0010.00

10 Miles on a nice morning around 60 degrees along Hwy. 171 near my parents' house.

Wesley

Night Sleep Time: 7.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 7.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
17.000.000.000.0017.00

15.5 Miles in approximately 2 hours.

From my office in downtown Little Rock, I picked up the River Trail South to Big Dam Bridge, where I crossed over into North Little Rock and onto the River Trail North, looping through Burns Park Soccer Complex to add a mile, before jumping back on the River Trail toward downtown, where I crossed over the Broadway Bridge back to Little Rock. 

17 Miles including one-mile commute and half-mile walk at park.

Wesley

Night Sleep Time: 7.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 7.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
1.007.000.000.008.00

7 Miles in 46:34 (6:39) on a nice afternoon along the River Trail, out-and-back starting east from Two Rivers Bridge parking lot.

8 Total Miles including one-mile commute.

Wesley

Night Sleep Time: 7.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 7.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
9.500.000.000.5010.00

9 Miles in 67 mins on TM.

10 Miles including one-mile commute.

Wesley

Night Sleep Time: 7.50Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 7.50
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.004.000.000.0011.00

10 Miles in 72 mins on TM.

11 Total Miles including one-mile commute.

Wesley

Night Sleep Time: 7.50Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 7.50
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.004.000.000.0014.00

12 Miles in 90 mins on TM.

14 Total Miles including 2 Miles commuting/walking.

Wesley

Night Sleep Time: 6.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 6.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.000.000.000.0010.00

10 Miles along Hwy.171 out-and-back starting east to Rockport Bridge. Nice morning.

Wesley

Night Sleep Time: 7.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 7.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
2.008.000.000.0010.00

8 Miles in 54 mins on TM;

10 Total Miles including 2 Miles commuting.

Wesley

Night Sleep Time: 7.50Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 7.50
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
16.000.000.000.0016.00

15 Miles in 2 hours on TM.

16 Total Miles including one-mile commute.

Wesley

Night Sleep Time: 6.50Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 6.50
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
14.000.000.000.0014.00

12 Miles in 90 mins on TM.

14 Miles including 2 Miles commuting.

Wesley

Night Sleep Time: 6.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 6.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
1.005.003.000.009.00

8 Miles in 53 mins on TM; Miles 6-8 at 6:18/mile.

9 Total Mikes including one-mile commute.

Wesley

Night Sleep Time: 7.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 7.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
22.500.000.000.5023.00

AM: 15 Miles in 2 hrs on TM.

PM: 6 Miles in 45:45 on TM; 4 striders.

Total: 23 Miles including 2 Miles commuting.

Wesley

Night Sleep Time: 7.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 7.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
9.000.000.001.0010.00

9 Miles in a cold morning in Little Rock; 8X200m striders at Scott Field.

10 Total Miles including one-Mile walk at park.

Wesley

Night Sleep Time: 7.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 7.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
12.002.000.000.0014.00

12 Miles on TM.

14 Total Miles.

Wesley

Night Sleep Time: 6.50Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 6.50
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
13.500.000.000.5014.00

12 Miles on TM; 4 striders.

14 Total Miles.

Wesley

Night Sleep Time: 6.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 6.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
2.000.000.000.002.00

2 Miles commuting/walking.

Wesley

Night Sleep Time: 6.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 6.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
12.000.001.000.0013.00

11 Miles on a cold morning in Troy, Michigan; 4X400m Striders at Troy Athens High School to loosen up legs.

13 Total Miles including 2 Miles commuting/walking.

Wesley

Night Sleep Time: 8.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 8.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
13.000.000.000.0013.00

11 Miles in 84 mins on TM.

13 Total Miles including 2 Miles commuting.

Wesley

Night Sleep Time: 7.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 7.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
1.000.004.001.006.00

5 Miles in 31 mins (LTP) on TM.

6 Total Miles including one-mile commute.

Wesley

Night Sleep Time: 6.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 6.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
2.004.000.000.006.00

4 Miles in 27 mins on TM.

6 Total Miles including 2 Miles walking/commuting.

Wesley 

Night Sleep Time: 6.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 6.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
19.000.000.000.0019.00

18 Miles in 2:19.

19 Total Miles including one-mile commute.

Wesley

Night Sleep Time: 7.50Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 7.50
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
20.500.000.000.5021.00

19 Miles in 2:26 on TM; 4 striders.

21 Total Miles including 2 Miles commuting/walking.

Wesley

Night Sleep Time: 7.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 7.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.009.000.000.0012.00

11 Miles in 78 mins on a beautiful afternoon in Arkansas.

Averaged 7:05/mile on my favorite hilly loop through Hillcrest, along River Trail to BDB, and up Overlook through Camack Village back home.

12 Total Miles including one-mile walk at park.

Wesley

Night Sleep Time: 7.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 7.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
19.000.000.001.0020.00

AM: 13 Miles in 98:35 on TM; 4 striders.

PM: 6 Miles in 45:45 on TM; 4 striders.

Total: 20 Miles including one-mile commute.

Wesley

Night Sleep Time: 8.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 8.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.006.000.001.0012.00

10 Miles in 69 mins on TM; Miles 7-9 at 6:31 and Mile 10 at 6:00.

12 Total Miles including 2 Miles commuting.

Wesley

Night Sleep Time: 7.50Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 7.50
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
20.500.000.000.5021.00

17 Miles in 2:10 on TM; 4 striders.

21 Total Miles including 4 Miles commuting over the past couple of days.

Wesley

Night Sleep Time: 7.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 7.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
9.007.000.000.0016.00

Noon: 10 Miles in 72:30 on TM.

PM: 5 Miles in 34 mins on TM; Miles 4 and 5 at 6:27/mile.

Total: 16 Miles including one-mile commute.

Wesley

Night Sleep Time: 7.50Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 7.50
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
2.000.000.000.002.00

2-Mile walk at park on a nice, breezy afternoon.

Wesley 

Night Sleep Time: 7.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 7.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
12.000.000.000.0012.00

11.5 Miles in 86 mins and change on an inseasonably warm and humid day in the high 60s with strong winds and a light rain. Ran from Arkansas Arts Center, where Diana's pottery studio is housed, through downtown, picking up River Trail to BDB, then up Overlook and through Camack Village back home.

12 Total Miles.

Wesley

Night Sleep Time: 7.50Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 7.50
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
12.500.000.000.5013.00

11 Miles in 84 mins on TM; 4 striders.

13 Total Miles including 2 Miles commuting.

Wesley

Night Sleep Time: 7.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 7.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
20.500.000.000.5021.00

19 Miles in 2:30 on TM; 4 striders.

21 Total Miles including 2 Miles commuting.

Wesley

Night Sleep Time: 7.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 7.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
15.500.000.000.5016.00

14 Miles in 1:47 on TM.

16 Total Miles including 2 Miles commuting.

Wesley

Night Sleep Time: 7.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 7.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
2.000.005.000.007.00

5-Mile tempo at LTP (6:11/Mike) on TM.

7 Total Miles including 2 Miles commuting.

Wesley

Night Sleep Time: 7.50Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 7.50
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
22.500.000.000.5023.00

22 Miles in 2:54:50 on TM; 4 striders.

23 Total Miles including one-mile commute.

Wesley

Night Sleep Time: 7.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 7.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
2.000.000.000.002.00

2-Mile walk with Evan around neighborhood on a nice, crisp morning.

Wesley

Night Sleep Time: 7.50Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 7.50
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.0012.000.000.0012.00

12 Miles in 81:30 (6:48/mile) on a cold and overcast morning along Hwy. 171 out-and-back from my parents' house outside of Malvern.

Wesley

 

Night Sleep Time: 6.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 6.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
29.500.000.000.5030.00

AM: 15 Miles in 1:54 on TM; 4 striders.

PM: 12 Miles in 96 mins on TM.

Total: 30 Miles including 2 Miles commuting and one-mile walk with Charley at park.

Wesley

Night Sleep Time: 8.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 8.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
23.001.000.001.0025.00

AM: 14 Miles in 1:47:20 on TM; 4X90sec Repeats.

PM: 9 Miles in 71 mins on TM; Mile 9 at 6:58.

Total: 25 Total Miles including 2 miles commuting.

Wesley

 

Night Sleep Time: 7.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 7.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
19.000.000.000.0019.00

16 Miles in 2:04 on TM.

19 Total Miles including 3 Miles commuting/walking.

Wesley

Night Sleep Time: 7.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 7.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
12.000.000.000.0012.00

11 Miles in 1:23:24 on a ridiculous Christmas Eve, with sunshine, clear skies, and the temp cracking 70!

After buying supplies for a "Date/Movie Night Basket" for my parents at Target, I navigated my way home through a few miles of traffic before picking up the River Trail at Two Bridges around Mile 5. After tackling Overlook, I cruised home through Camack Village and the Heights.

12 Total Miles including one-mile walk at park.

Wesley

 

Night Sleep Time: 7.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 7.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
2.000.000.000.002.00

2-Mile walk around neighborhood on a nice Christmas morning.

Wesley

Night Sleep Time: 7.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 7.00
Comments
From Jon on Sat, Dec 26, 2015 at 11:22:13 from 96.33.87.148

So what's the racing plans for next year?

From Wesley Hunt on Sat, Dec 26, 2015 at 21:58:39 from 72.168.144.144

Came up short in the Western States lottery for the third year in a row...only thing planned in the near term is the Black Canyons 100K in February.

Looking forward to another fun year.

Thanks for checking in.

From Jon on Sun, Dec 27, 2015 at 19:12:51 from 96.33.87.148

You going for a Golden Ticket?

From Wesley Hunt on Sun, Dec 27, 2015 at 21:04:52 from 72.168.144.81

Yep. And my wife (aka crew chief) and I are going to stay over for a couple of days and drive up to the Grand Canyon. Neither of us has been previously.

From Jon on Mon, Dec 28, 2015 at 04:06:51 from 96.33.87.148

Good luck. And have fun at the Big Ditch, it is awesome.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
11.000.000.000.0011.00

9 Miles with my brother, Luke, from Lake Catherine State Park back to my parents' house after a two-mile hike with the entire family to the Lake Catherine Falls.

11 Total Miles.

Wesley

Night Sleep Time: 7.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 7.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.000.000.000.0010.00

10 Miles on a cloudy, rainy day along Hwy. 171 out and back from my parents' house to Rockport Bridge.

Wesley

Night Sleep Time: 6.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 6.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
15.500.000.000.5016.00

15 Miles in 1:55 on TM; 4 striders.

16 Total Miles including one-mile commute.

Wesley

Night Sleep Time: 6.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 6.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
1.506.003.000.5011.00

10 Miles in 65:10 on TM, wearing compression tights with no shorts over them; Miles 1-6 at 6:40, 7-9 at 6:18, and 4 fast striders during Mile 10.

11 Total Miles including one-mile commute.

Wesley

Night Sleep Time: 6.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 6.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.000.000.000.0010.00

9.5 Miles on a cold day back to my parents' house after playing tag with kids and nephew at Entergy Park near Lake Catherine.

10 Total Miles.

Wesley

Night Sleep Time: 7.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 7.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.000.000.000.008.00

8 Miles with Luke on trails at Lake Catherine State Park. Good day, great year, perfect run.

4,501 for 2015.

Wesley

Night Sleep Time: 6.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 6.00
Comments
From Rob Murphy on Thu, Dec 31, 2015 at 18:41:43 from 24.10.247.181

It was a great year for you! Good luck in 2016.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3522.50670.50185.75122.254501.00
Night Sleep Time: 2009.00Nap Time: 5.50Total Sleep Time: 2014.50
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