Wesley Hunt

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Member Since:

Oct 19, 2010

Gender:

Male

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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: 0.00 Month: 197.00 Year: 2432.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
22.0034.004.002.0062.00
Night Sleep Time: 34.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 34.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
2.0010.000.000.0012.00

am:  8 Miles in 51:56 (6:30/mile) on a nice morning of 60 degrees in my West Little Rock neighborhood. 

pm:  2 Miles at 7:30/mile and 2 Miles at 6:30/mile on treadmill.

Total:  12 Miles, 10 at MP. 

Night Sleep Time: 6.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 6.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
1.003.004.000.008.00

8 Miles in 54:50, including 1 Mile Easy to warm-up, 4 Mile Tempo Run at 6:24/mile, and 3 Miles at 7:00/mile.  

Tempo pace slid a little this morning, so it felt good to get this one behind me.  Pretty long day and night yesterday, and not much going on in the sleep department.  

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
10.002.000.000.0012.00

am:  8 Miles Easy in 1:00:59 (7:38/mile), including 8X200m Repeats during Miles 6 and 7, on a very humid morning of approximately 70 degrees in my West Little Rock neighborhood.  

pm:  4 Easy Miles in 30:00 (7:30/mile) on treadmill set to 1.0 incline.  

Total:  12 Miles, predominantly easy, with several striders during the am run.  

Very excited (and anxious) as I registered for Boston 2012 this morning.  Good luck to everyone out there sweating through the new, rolling registration process.  No qualifier is more or less deserving...we all put in the work.  I hate to think about folks out there (like my father, potentially) who have such a passion and love for the sport, and despite qualifying, may get left out of the race.   

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
3.005.000.002.0010.00

10 Miles in 1:06:18 on a nice morning, 60 degrees and 10 mph breeze, in my West Little Rock neighborhood.  

After 1 Easy Mile to warm-up, I ran 3 Miles at 6:33/mile, transitioning into 4X0.5 Mile Repeats at 2:55/repeat (0.5 Easy Mile after each repeat); closed out workout with 2 Miles in 12:48, or 6:24/mile.  

Good weather, good effort, solid training run.  

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
6.000.000.000.006.00

6 Easy Miles in 45:00 on treadmill set to 1.0 incline.

Wesley 

Night Sleep Time: 6.50Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 6.50
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.0014.000.000.0014.00

14 Miles in 1:34:29 (6:45/mile) on a great morning, 56 degrees, in West Little Rock.  Up at 3:55 am, piece of wheat bread and half-cup of coffee, followed by GU and 4 ounces of water.  

Nice training run this morning with the following 4-mile splits:  

Miles 1 - 4:  27:30

Miles 5 - 8:  54:00 (Roctane)

Miles 9 - 12:  1:21:30

Miles 13 - 14:  1:34:29

Of note, I got megaphoned this morning by a Pulaski County Sheriff's Deputy...at Mile 5, cruising downhill on the very empty streets on one of the more enjoyable parts of this run, I see headlights slowing behind me and then hear:  "USE THE SIDEWALK."  And while I was tempted to turn around and question (1) His jurisdiction, and (2) His rationale for taking the time and effort to spook me at 4:30 am, I figured getting arrested would screw up my run (and then I'd really be pissed).  So I jumped on the sidewalk for about a half-mile, and after making the next turn, slid my happy rear back onto the blacktop...

The Man will not hold me down.  

Plus, anybody seen the movie, "RAD", about the newspaper delivery kid who became this BMX race champion?  [The soundtrack featured hits like "Send Me and Angel" and "Break the Ice", and along with Gleaming the Cube, RAD helped shape my childhood]. Anyway, in RAD, Crew Jones, the newspaper boy turned BMX champion used this move during the qualifying races where he would jump the rope off the sidewalk onto the blacktop to pick up some time on other racers.  It was pretty awesome, and obviously, his background as a newspaper delivery boy had educated him on the relative advantages of blacktop pavement over concrete sidewalks.  

Week 3 of College Football today:  Hogs' 56 - Men of Troy 10.  Pig Sooiee!!!  We got the Tide next week!!!

Wesley 

Night Sleep Time: 6.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 6.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
22.0034.004.002.0062.00
Night Sleep Time: 34.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 34.00
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