Wesley Hunt

RUN4SHELTER Hillcrest 5K

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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

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Miles:This week: 36.00 Month: 261.00 Year: 2818.00
Saucony Endorphin Speed 2 Lifetime Miles: 268.00
HOKA Clifton 8 (Orange) Lifetime Miles: 355.00
HOKA Speedgoat 5 Lifetime Miles: 61.00
HOKA Speedgoat 5 (Orange) Lifetime Miles: 160.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
58.2530.001.0010.86100.11
Night Sleep Time: 24.50Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 24.50
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
19.000.001.001.0021.00

AM:  16 Miles on a humid morning around 70 degrees along Hwy. 171; first 3.5 Miles with Dad, then kept it around 8:00/mile until turning around at Mile 8 mark just past the entrance to the Lake Catherine State Park Visitors' Center (near the lake); ran a little harder coming back (7:33/mile) with Mile 15 in 6:15 before cooling down back up the driveway to parents' house.

PM:  5 Miles, including 10 150-200m striders, in the rain.  Awesome

Wesley 

Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.500.000.005.0011.50

11.5 Miles on TM; 3 Miles to warm-up followed by 6X1200m Repeats in 4:30/repeat (6:00 pace) and one 800m interval at 5:49 pace; 800m jog after each 1200m and 1 Mile to cool down.

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
8.5011.000.000.0019.50

AM:  12:25 Miles in just under 96 minutes on treadmill; Miles 9-12 at 6:58/mile before a quarter- mile cool- down.

PM:  7 Miles in 48 minutes and a quarter mile cool-down on TM.

Total:  19.5 Miles; 11 at MP.

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
5.250.000.000.756.00

Recovery Day:  6 Miles in 44 minutes on Scott Field Track; 6X200m striders during final mile and a half.

Great afternoon, 78 degrees with a nice pre-autumn breeze.

Wesley 

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

12 Miles in 1:29:30, including 8X200m Repeats (5:52 pace) during Miles 11 and 12, on treadmill.

Nice morning outside, but I needed to catch up on my sports (ESPN) and news (CNN).  I am hoping to take advantage of the lower temps and humidity when I knock out a 20 Miler tomorrow on the Arkansas River Trail tomorrow morning.

Wesley 

Night Sleep Time: 7.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 7.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
2.0019.000.000.0021.00

I was out the door at 5:30 am for a half-mile warm-up to the Mile 7 Marker for the Little Rock Marathon.  From there, I ran the final 19 Miles of the Little Rock Marathon Course in 2:12:53.  I backed off slightly for a mile and a half cool-down back to my apartment and 21 Total Miles.

It was 68 degrees when I set out this morning, and I managed the run with a 20 oz Powerade, drinking at timed Miles 8, 14, and 17.  I have rarely used GUs during this round of training, but I am still planning to do so when I race...I think...

As to my next race, I will be running the inaugural Sleeping Bear Marathon in Empire, Mighigan on October 7.  Where is Empire Michigan you ask?  I have no idea!  But I will have the brightest and most beautiful tour guide in Mighigan by my side to deliver me to the starting line.  

Wesley 

Night Sleep Time: 6.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 6.00
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Race: RUN4SHELTER Hillcrest 5K (3.11 Miles) 00:17:46, Place overall: 3, Place in age division: 1
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.003.119.11

Up around 4:00 am and trouble getting back to sleep.  So I decided to eat breakfast, read a little, and headed up to the Little Rock Hillcrest neighborhood for a 5K that raises money for one of my favorite local non-profits, Rock of Hope, which supports initiatives to end homelessness in Central Arkansas.  While I had not intended to run this race (largely because of my 21 miler yesterday), I'm really glad I did.  Two members of my Church, Ruthanne Murphy and Jim Garrett started Rock of Hope, and knowing their hearts and motivation, I will always support their missions in iny way possible.  

I ran comfortably and averaged around 5:40/mile on this out-and-back course that includes a downhill mile from 0.5 - 1.5, and a corresponding uphill mile from 1.5 - 2.5; approximately 9 Miles total after 5 very easy miles to recover.

Wesley 

 

Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
58.2530.001.0010.86100.11
Night Sleep Time: 24.50Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 24.50
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