Wesley Hunt

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Member Since:

Oct 19, 2010

Gender:

Male

Goal Type:

Other

Running Accomplishments:

Arkansas Traveller 100: 1st Place; October 7, 2017

Arkansas Traveller 100: 1st Place; October 1, 2016

Arkansas Traveller 100: 15:36:33, 1st Place (Course Record);  October 3, 2015

Arkansas Traveller 100: 15:59:12, 1st Place; October 4, 2014 

War Eagle Tail Twister 50K: 4:07:12, 2nd Place; June 3, 2017

2017 New York City Marathon: 2:53:59; November 5, 2017

2013 Boston Marathon: 2:59:11; April 1, 2013

PR, Sleeping Bear Marathon: 2:45:41, 1st Place; October 7, 2012

PR, Soaring Wings Half Marathon: 1:20:33, 8th Place; October 29, 2011

Personal:

Pride necessarily sprouts and grows; a pride that can only come from relentless kneading of unwilling flesh, painful months of grinding and burning away all that is heavy, all that is strength-sapping and useless to the body as a projectile. --John L. Parker, Jr., runner/author

The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat. --Theodore Roosevelt

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Miles:This week: 15.50 Month: 69.00 Year: 2319.50
Saucony Endorphin Speed 2 Lifetime Miles: 234.00
HOKA Clifton 8 (Orange) Lifetime Miles: 265.00
HOKA Speedgoat 5 Lifetime Miles: 56.00
HOKA Speedgoat 5 (Orange) Lifetime Miles: 128.50
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
63.5021.001.004.5090.00
Night Sleep Time: 37.50Nap Time: 0.50Total Sleep Time: 38.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.0013.000.000.0013.00

13 Miles in 1:30:46 (6:59) on an afternnon run along the South Trail of the Arkansas River Trail.  Parked at Two Rivers Bridge and ran 6.5 Mile out-and -back, which included a couple of miles of pcked trails; pleased to run a -90 second negatice split with only 10 ounces of water in 99 degree heat (103 index) at the start of the run.

Wesley 

Night Sleep Time: 5.00Nap Time: 0.50Total Sleep Time: 5.50
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
13.000.000.000.0013.00

13 Miles along South Trail on the Arlansas River Trail, starting at Austin Brothers Tires (where I had my oil changed), heading west and crossing over Big Dam Bridge, two miles into North Little Rock, turning around at Burns Park.  Averaged around 7:50 pace this afternnon on a day that saw the thermostat rise to 107 degrees.

Wesley 

Night Sleep Time: 5.50Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 5.50
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3.500.000.003.507.00

Random strip of service road off highway near Entergy Service Center in Hot Springs.  Very busy, but productive, day at work and limited time after work because I met my parents at the aforementioned service center to help my parents unload some things that they brought back from Charlottesville.  They have been in VA the  last couple of weeks to help my brother (and) family get settled in for a life of academia (Luke starts PHD thid fall).  But I digress...

3 mile repeats at 5:41, 5:44, and 6,00; equal distance jog before each repeat; quick 800m repeat to close out 7 Total Miles.

Wesley 

Night Sleep Time: 5.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 5.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.008.001.001.0020.00

AM:  6-Mile Progressive on treadmill set to 1.0 incline:  6:58, 6:48, 6:40, 6:31, 6:18, and 6:07.  Good, efficient run before morning meetings scheduled at work. 

PM:  3 Easy Miles followed by 4 Miles at MP on treadmill set to 1.0 incline. 

As much as I love running outside, it was nice to be back indoors today after several days of running in triple digit heat.  Managed to work in a little abb and resistance training as well. 

PM (Late):  7 Miles in around 55 minutes om Hwy. 171 near my parents' home.

 

Wesley

Night Sleep Time: 5.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 5.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
12.000.000.000.0012.00

In my haste to make an 8:00 am meeting at my office building in Little Rock (I had dinner and stayed with my parents in Hot Springs), I ended up running shoeless.  So, I took my medicine and ran barefoot (actually in socks) for 12 Miles in 94 minutes on the treadmill.  The thing is, the only time previously that I have run barefoot was for a couple of miles on the shoreline at the beach.  And that doesn't count...so I think tonight, why not give it a shot, and in the process, turn a negative into a new and poaitive experience.

I know what most of you eliters, road warriors, and seasoned marathoners are thinking:  naive, wreckless, and well, stupid come to mind.  And while it's true my feet are beat up and hurt like hell, I got my 12 Miles in...

Wesley 

Night Sleep Time: 7.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 7.00
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5 Easy Miles on Hwy. 171 before dinner wth my parents; popped off three sets of pull-ups hanging from the wooden cross beams supporting the roof on my parents' pole barn.

Wesley 

Night Sleep Time: 4.50Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 4.50
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20 Miles in 2:44, which includes thee 1-2 minute electrolyte/cooling station breaks; total of 5 minutes walking "rest" on a 103 degree afternnon scorcher.

Stationed an ice chest with four gatorades at the bottom of my parents' driveway; ran three six-mile out-and-backs and a two-mile out-and-back to get 20 even and 90 Miles for the week.  6-Mile Splits (running time only here) were as follows:  

Miles 1-6:  43:30

Miles 7-12:  45:00

Miles 13-18:  52:00

Ran the final 2 Miles in around 17 minutes, or 8:30/mile.

About half the miles were on pavement and half on the dirt/grass shoulder (looking for shade when I could find it); bounced on and off.

Off to enjoy some homemade ice cream with my kids.  Yum!!!

Wesley 

Night Sleep Time: 5.50Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 5.50
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
63.5021.001.004.5090.00
Night Sleep Time: 37.50Nap Time: 0.50Total Sleep Time: 38.00
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